Nov 28
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Written between bites of pie

(that’s actually a lie: the pie is still baking) Hello, dear reader. Is it still Thursday? If so, what are you doing? Stop reading this and go back to stuffing your face with your family. There. Didn’t you have a good time with them? Now we can get on with the news. Deals, deals, deals Chances are,…

Nov 26
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Risk Legacy, Part Twelve: Penultimate Edition

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…

Nov 21
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Thankful for stouts

Bring it on Maybe you’re the sort of person who only reads Thursday updates and not Tuesday musings. You’re a bad sort of person, you know, and I say…

Nov 19
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The Birth of The Bringer of Nuclear Fire

The lede The Bringer of Nuclear Fire is a 9.2% abv imperial milk stout with ancho and chipotle peppers. It’s going to be released on Tuesday, December 10 at Sterling Place while the Risk Legacy group plays the 15th and final game in their campaign. You should make sure your schedule is clear: Risk is…

Nov 14
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An oncoming deluge of beer

First: a beer festival This Saturday, 11/16, is the Craft New York Beer Fest in Syracuse. We’ll be one of the 24 NYS breweries in attendance, bringing The Whale and The IPA. Tickets are $40, $50 at the door (with $15 for designated drivers),…

Nov 12
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The Great Pumpkin Experiment of 2013

Fall was approaching. My Tumblr dashboard was increasingly filled with a pro-autumn agenda. Pumpkin lattes. Apple cider. Cinnamon. Cloves. Nutmeg. I was walking through Wegmans and saw their mixed six pack holders. Next to them, rows of fall seasonals. Harvest ales, Oktoberfests and… pumpkin ales. I filled the cardboard case with the glee of a…

Nov 07
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Future Days

Can drive! We’d like to sincerely thank everyone who’s brought in cans and other nonperishable goods for the Black Rock/Riverside Emergency Food Pantry. The can drive is still ongoing! Until November 15 (that’s next Friday) if you bring in two cans or other items to donate we’ll take $1 off your purchase. You get beer,…

Nov 05
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Ick, Cooties

It is once again time for The Session: that monthly gathering of beer bloggers around a central topic. This month’s topic comes courtesy of Tasting Nitch, and is Women and Beer: Scary Beer Feminists or a Healthy Growing Demographic?  Session #81 is not an…