May 28
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Risk Legacy, Part Five: The Bringer of Nuclear Fire

This post explicitly talks about some late-game aspects of Risk Legacy that some people may wish to keep unspoiled. They are: “after all nine minor cities have been founded”, “a player signs the board twice”, “a player has been eliminated”, “three missiles are fired on the same turn”. The theme for tonight was clear:…

May 30
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Rutherford is here

Rutherford B. Haze would like to say hello It’s here, it’s here! Our summer seasonal, Rutherford B. Haze, has entered the building. And the jockey box. And the beer lines. Some of it has gone into growlers, and I lost track of it after that.

May 23
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A new epoch approaches

Inauguration Day Next week you’ll get to meet Rutherford B. Haze, the latest in our storied lineage of beers. The period after B. is important, by the way. It provides gravitas. In case you missed its announcement: it’s a wheaty Belgian pale ale standing at 5.4% abv. I’m not usually a huge fan of wheat,…

May 21
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Quantified beer

It is 1:49 pm and I have taken 1,904 steps*. I have eaten 714 calories so far today. Last night I got five hours and seven minutes of sleep, waking up nine times during the night**. I know these things because I am a tourist in the quantified self movement. I have a Fitbit…

May 16
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Keeping the ball rolling

You know, now that we’ve gotten a taste of the limelight we just can’t stop. Bidwell! Last Saturday was our return to Bidwell. I was excited for it but had admittedly low expectations: it was the first week of the season, when much of the produce isn’t available and people aren’t in the habit of…

May 14
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Risk Legacy, Part Four: Valiant Stands, Capricious Dice

This post explicitly talks about some late-game aspects of Risk Legacy that some people may wish to keep unspoiled. They are: “after all nine minor cities have been founded”, “a player signs the board twice” and “a player has been eliminated.” The game has matured. We had begun as a rag-tag group of beer…

May 09
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ABH: Always B. Haze

Bidwell Bidwell Bidwell Bidwell That works like “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo,” right? This is the last week I’ll be bugging you, but please do remember that this Saturday we won’t be at HQ, but will be at the Bidwell farmer’s market 8-1. That goes for every Saturday until the weather goes south…

May 08
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The good old days

An article was posted to the Buffalo Beer Geeks Facebook group yesterday by Willard Brooks, Buffalo craft beer scene staple. Its premise: Today, brewing processes are guided by the tenets of a modern, positivist science. Like scientists in research laboratories, brewers, cellar-persons and other producers enroll instruments and equipment and utilize human…

May 02
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A neutron walks into a bar

I’m kind of out of tap puns Which is too bad, because I only needed one more. That’s right, this past weekend was TAP NY at Hunter Mountain. I didn’t go, and it became immediately apparent that I dun goofed. Well, we needed people to man the fort and staff retail, but Ethan came back…