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Friday, December 25, 2009

He Sees You When You're Sleeping

Apparently, that's what I must have been doing when he checked on me...because Utopias 09 just isn't easy to come by. Thanks Santa! (and the missus and the lads!) Merry Christmas to all, and for me a (really) Good Night!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

'Tis the season...

When the tree goes up in my house, it's a testimony to the good things
in life.

I'm getting ready to savor a bottle of

Ommegang's Chocolate Indulgence as I gaze at the
handiwork of a master tree-maker. (Hat tip to Al S.) Click on the pic for a larger view.

BTW, here's my take on Chocolate Indulgence from

A nice chocolatey/coffeeish beer with which to finish a holiday meal--if you can’t get Utopias. Better yet, have both. I found it to be very pleasant to the taste and very smooth on the palate. Its flavor improved as it warmed. Nice to give as a gift to a lover of good beer--especially a stout/porter person. But infinitely better to receive...

From the PubScout's house to yours....Merry Christmas and Hoppy New Beer!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Beer Dinner? Brilliant!

Hailey's Harp and Pub will now take your reservations for their 1/18/10 Beer Dinner.

Hailey's Harp and Pub
First of Many Beer Dinners
January 18th: 6:30-9:30
$50 per seat: 45 people max
MC--Kurt Epps--The PubScout


•Melon with Prosciutto
•Corned Beef and Cabbage Rolls
•Potato Leek Soup
•Mixed Greens with Citrus Salad
•Beef Rib Roast with Fresh Rosemary
•"Kicked Up" Jameson Strawberries

Friday, December 11, 2009

Just got this memo from a Christmas Elf named this date, because it's an event you don't want to miss!

Harvest Moon Brewery/Café proudly presents the
5th Anniversary Celebration of Jimmy D’s Firehouse Red

Sunday, January 17th, 2010
2 PM til?
rain or shine…
Harvest Moon Brewery
George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Special Appearance by Middlesex County Police & Fire Pipes and Drums
A portion of every pint of Jimmy D’s Firehouse Red continues going to the Art Luf Children’s Burn Camp!
To date your support has helped donate over $60,000 to the camp!
Here are some pics from a previous event!

Everybody who's anybody will be there.

Thank you!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Beer Dinner at Hailey's Harp and Pub

Chris Flynn and the folks at Hailey's Harp and Pub in Metuchen are planning a first-ever beer dinner. The date is set for Monday, January 18, 2010. As details of the menu and beers are finalized, The PubScout--who will emcee the event--will keep you posted. There may also be a very special event upcoming before that, but mum's the word until we see if the details can be worked out. If and when the event becomes reality, you'll learn about it here.

Just a tip: I visited Costco last week, and while the Senior Buffet was again outstanding, I picked up a case of Kirkland Beers. There are four styles in this case, which sells for $17.99. A German Lager, a Pale Ale, a Hefeweizen and an Amber Ale. The information on the product indicates that the East Coast version is made in Utica, NY, which usually hints at F.X. Matt. Gordon Biersch supposedly brews the Left Coast variety. The beers are surprisingly good and and eminently drinkable. The Hefeweizen is particularly good, and if you broil up some tilapia and side dishes, you'll have a meal fit for a king. All things considered, for $18, you will not go wrong. Here's another opinion, but you're certainly capable of googling "Kirkland Beers" on your own

Cheers until next time!

The PubScout