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To Green Beer or not to Green Beer

Ah, March 17th. Good old St. Patrick’s Day. One of the only days of the year that people are encouraged to wake up at the crack of 4:00 am and start drinking. What do you start with; a beer, an Irish coffee, or just some Irish cream on ice? The correct answer to this...

Sicily: Style, Tradition and Value

Okay, I know it’s St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday so why am I talking about Sicilian wines? Fair question. Probably because holiday revelers will need some wine to go with the brisket or the stew they are preparing and there are no Irish wines to be had.  Instead of...

Everyday Crushers that Probably Shouldn’t be Crushed

I think I’m going to ignore the weather for this post, because I know that I’m not the only person that’s sick of hearing about it. Let’s get right to the part of this that my rapidly growing number of readers care about most. – Will And Now, the Brews  ...

Enjoying the French Conviction

I just got back from a big wine show in NYC and I have to say when it comes to quality, value, and taste, the French are the masters! I love to eat and I love to drink wine and this show featured great wines from all over the world.  Despite the tremendous variety I...

A Couple Beers to Get You Through the Cold

Alright, so I know that we’re in Minnesota, and I know that it’s Winter, but I think that it’s safe to say that we’re all pretty sick of it. I mean, Spring will certainly be upon us sooner than later (hopefully), but in the meantime, this is getting to be kind of a...
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