[This piece originally appeared, in somewhat different form, in the April 8, 2015 edition of The Commons, a weekly newspaper… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Ray McNeill
12 Beers of Christmas 6: Corsendonk Christmas Ale
No great surprise here, perhaps, but what would a Christmas beer list be without some Belgian beauties? The surprise to… Read more »
In the sudsy realm of my life, the question I hear most often, and quite often, is the impossible-to-answer, “What’s your favorite beer?” The second most frequently asked question I hear comes when I pull out some beer not hitherto known to the questioner, who asks in near-wonderment, “Where did you get that?” It’s as if I’d traveled to some distant locale and cut through jungle brush to bring this exotic beer back alive.
After the Floods, Beer Rises
[This piece first appeared, in somewhat different form, in the April 4, 2012 issue of The Commons, an independent non-profit… Read more »
Birdies and Brews Part 3: Vermont
Okay, but where in Vermont? No, all of Vermont. The latest Brewers Association stats put Vermont at the head of the list–the state with the most breweries per capita–and all of them are craft breweries.
Vermont is not a huge state–slightly more than 600,000 souls call it home, and there are more senators in the U.S. Congress than the lone congressman. A head to foot (or vice versa) traversal is doable in about two and a half hours, and one is never too far away from the next good beer or golf course.
TAP Beer of the Week 31: McNeill’s Firehouse Amber
True, I sometimes drink only one bottle of the TAP Beer of the Week in a week’s time, if that’s… Read more »
TAP Beer of the Week 13: McNeill’s Warlord
Will Ray McNeill play the cello at the May 22 Brattleboro Brewers Festival? With Ray, you never quite know. He’s… Read more »