Jim Lundstrom

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Thu. Apr. 24th, 2014

Poe and The Poet

Jim Lundstrom

Fill with mingled cream and amber, I will drain that glass again. Such hilarious visions clamber Through the chamber of my brain. Quaintest thoughts, queerest fancies Come to life and fade away. What care I how time advances: I am drinking ale today.

Thu. Apr. 17th, 2014

Love at First Sip

Jim Lundstrom

The Duchesse is a 6 percent Flemish red-brown ale that tastes like liquid candy. Think of a beery sweet tart.

Thu. Apr. 10th, 2014

A Vertical Tasting of Dark Yumminess

Jim Lundstrom

Yes, I am stealing a concept from wine drinkers – the idea of vertical tasting, or tasting several years of the same brew.

Thu. Apr. 3rd, 2014

Valkyries in Blaze Orange

Jim Lundstrom

The last time I ran across this brewery they were called the Viking Brewery and I’d had a beer of their’s called Hot Chocolate, a chocolate stout with chili peppers. I liked their style, and I like it still with Blaze Orange.

Thu. Mar. 27th, 2014

A Mouthful of Hops

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And that’s the big fun of this beer evolution/revolution – there are many choices. You don’t have to like them all.

Thu. Mar. 20th, 2014

A Little DAB’ll Do Ya

Jim Lundstrom

“Now this is beer,” I said aloud after the first big swig. Delicious upfront Noble hops followed by sweet biscuity maltiness.

Thu. Mar. 13th, 2014

The Ubiquitous Pint Glass

Jim Lundstrom

So how did the ugly 16-ounce pint become the most popular personal beer delivery system in America?

Thu. Mar. 6th, 2014

A Hunk of Burning Hops

Jim Lundstrom

It comes on with a big splurge of biscuit and smoky dark chocolate, and then finishes on a strangely thin and astringent note.

Thu. Feb. 27th, 2014

Why I Don’t Like Beer Snobs

Jim Lundstrom

I always wondered what turns a person into a snob. What makes someone climb atop a high horse because they are convinced they know more than anyone else on a subject?

Thu. Feb. 20th, 2014

It Was a Dark and Fiery Night…

Jim Lundstrom

I had my first taste while in England at the age of 18. I was living at a pub called the White Swan in the village of Bicker, Lincolnshire. The night before I first tasted Guinness

Thu. Feb. 13th, 2014

Aging Refines This Big Bruiser of a Beer

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Age before beauty, I thought, and sampled the 2012 first and was immediately seduced by a refined and mellow beer that laid back on the palate and suggested the dichotomy of darkness and light.

Thu. Feb. 6th, 2014

Double Vision Tackles the Cold

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As a killer arctic wind chill enveloped the land on the coldest day so far of this new year, I cracked open a roasty, toasty Double Vision Doppelbock

Fri. Jan. 31st, 2014

St. Peter’s Cream Stout

Jim Lundstrom

This British upstart makes a bunch of interesting beers, but I’ve only seen a few varieties here.

Thu. Jan. 23rd, 2014

A Little Minnesota in Door County

Jim Lundstrom

I found a place in Sister Bay that sells 12-packs of bottled Grain Belt. Perhaps that means nothing to you, but I’m from originally from Minnesota. Duluth, in fact.

Thu. Jan. 16th, 2014

A Dip Into the Cellar

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It had been a long week and I felt like I deserved a treat, so I closed my eyes and reached into my beer “cellar” (the bottom row of my fridge) and pulled out, ta da, a bottle of St. Peter’s Cream Stout

Thu. Dec. 26th, 2013

Beer Society

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A Little DAB’ll Do Ya

Thu. Dec. 19th, 2013

Beer Society

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Back into the Cellar

Thu. Dec. 12th, 2013

Beer Society

Jim Lundstrom

White Shield: The Taste of a True IPA