Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Holiday beers

For Thanksgiving I am thinking of having a pilsner with the turkey, and stout with dessert.
Just tasted 59 winter beers for a column in The Sun. A tasting panel narrowed our picks in three categories--Belgium, American, British---to about a dozen favorites. It is set to run wednesday, December 2nd.
What are drinking this holiday season that you like?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Greetings, Welcome to my new home

Greetings to fans of Kasper on Tap. This beer blog is moving from The Baltimore Sun , where I work, to the Baltimore Beer Week web site.
Since I will be filing my posts from home, after work hours, I don't think I will be posting as frequently as I did earlier. But we shall see.
I'm still interested in good beer, and the local beer culture.
The December issue of Food & Wine lists five beers to drink after you have felled the Christmas tree.
They are Birreria Le Baladin Noel, Ommegang Adoration, Samuel Adams Winter Lager, Victory Yakima Twilight Ale, Young's Doug Chocolate Stout.
I had the Victory at the Real Ale Festival during Baltimore Beer Week. Terrific Stuff.
Had the Sam Adams and Young's in prior winters. Not sure if this article is referring to the 2009 version.
Anybody had these brews?
What do you think?