Oct 31
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Good night, Bidwell. Good night.

Doubling down The big news this week is our newest beer: The Double IPA. Like its cousin The IPA we thought it best to be simple. Declarative. It tells you what it is and, pleasantries taken care of, lets you get down to the business of enjoying it. It was conceived of as a one-off,…

Oct 29
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Risk Legacy, Part Eleven: Spooky Sippers

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”, “Do Not Open. Ever.”, “place…

Oct 24
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Beer! Beer! Beer!

The end of days No, I don’t mean that movie. No, not the other one either (and don’t you think they could have coordinated release dates so as not to confuse me?)

Oct 22
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Beer Hunting

Michael Jackson died in August 2007, the month I began homebrewing. Honestly, the first I heard of him was in the multitude of threads that popped up on the homebrewing forum I had joined so I could figure out what the hell I was doing with this bucket and airlock. I learned that…

Oct 17
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Hooded figures

Can you dig it? The leaves change, the air grows colder, and amid my pumpkin spice induced haze I am forced to recognize that I am very fortunate, much moreso than many others. The Black Rock/Riverside Emergency Food Pantry is one of Buffalo’s oldest food pantries, and as fall marches on towards winter they’ve realized…

Oct 15
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Risk Legacy, Part Ten: Packets! Glorious Packets!

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”, “Do Not Open. Ever.”, “place…

Oct 10
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Back to the basics

The tail Buffalo Beer Week has been over for almost two weeks now, but its ghost had lingered on. Which was a good thing! It was a friendly ghost. Like Casper. Last week, one by one like characters in a horror movie who for some reason insist on staying at that cabin, our Beer Week…

Oct 08
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Moderation at the Beer Geek Festival

Buffalo Beer Week is a fun and exciting time to be a beer lover in this city. The events! The festivals! The beer! This excitement was somewhat tempered for me, as the week before I started taking medication that, as a side effect, lowered my alcohol tolerance. “I bet it’s not that bad,” I said,…

Oct 03
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The past, present and future

Resting Well, as much as one can rest when one owns a brewery. Buffalo Beer Week is done! It was fun, so much fun, but also a good deal of work and Ethan and Rudy in particular are going to enjoy a few nights at home. Rutherford is gone, at least for now. Last week there was…

Oct 01
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Bubbles

It’s October now. Wow! That means, of course, that it’s time for the Session, the monthly get-together of beer bloggers that I continue to insist I’m a part of despite clearly being The Man now. This month’s topic comes courtesy of It’s Not Just The Alcohol Talking, and is Is Craft…