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Brien Stephen
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  • Middletown, CT
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Brien Stephen's Friends

  • Ryan Cayer
  • Chris Chimento
  • Plan B Burger Bar
  • Tony Leone
  • Eli Cannon's Tap Room
  • Jake Kulinski
  • Jim Hartzell
  • Daniel Oleksiw
  • Cottrell Brewing Co.
  • Olde Burnside Brewing Company
  • Kevin
  • Brew and Wine Hobby
  • joshua.a.mead
  • New England Brewing Co
  • Cavalry Brewing

Brien Stephen's Discussions

Tools of the Trade

Started this discussion. Last reply by KMM Mar 10. 12 Replies

Now that my tax return has come in and I (amazingly enough) have a little extra money, I'm looking to buy into a decent home-brewing kit. I have the essentials priced out, but I'm wondering what you…Continue

What's Your Favorite Brewery (Out of State)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kate Eber May 9, 2011. 13 Replies

Ok, I could drink Old Burnside, Hooker, Cottrell, and the other locals all day long: theres nothing like good, fresh, local beer. But is there any out-of-state beer that you can just grab, knowing…Continue

 

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Brien Stephen posted a blog post

Two Great Beer Events to Catch Before Summer Ends

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.In the middle of the summer it can be easy to overlook beer events. After all, you have BBQ's, parties, games, and a lot of lazing around to do! However, the summer is one of the best times (besides fall) for beer events as you can actually get outside and enjoy the weather! If you don't know what to do or where to go to get a good craft beer,…See More
7 hours ago
Brien Stephen posted a blog post

Narragansett Del's Shandy: Best Summer Beer of 2014 So Far?

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.If you've read my blog at all then you know that my go-to "cheap" beer is Narragansett. Similarly, though,…See More
Jul 5
Mihkel Jaan Haus liked Brien Stephen's blog post Tasting Notes: Three New Beers From Stubborn Beauty Brewing Company
Jun 18
Craig Terrell liked Brien Stephen's blog post Tasting Notes: Three New Beers From Stubborn Beauty Brewing Company
Jun 18
Brien Stephen posted a blog post

Tasting Notes: Three New Beers From Stubborn Beauty Brewing Company

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.A little while back at Eli Cannon's Tap RoomStubborn Beauty Brewing Company victoriously unveiled three brand new beers: Two Headed Boys, Australopithecus, and the big stout Singularity. I tried the Australopithecus first.…See More
Jun 17
Mark Flanagan commented on Brien Stephen's blog post New Brews and News From Narragansett Brewing Company
"I had a 'gansett shandy last night at Plan B.   It was very good.  I must admit that I'm a Shandy fan in the summer.  The Del's was lemony with a hazy pulp appearance I was expecting.  I'd still rather mix my…"
Jun 1
Brien Stephen posted a blog post

New Brews and News From Narragansett Brewing Company

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.The other day I had a chance to talk to the Narragansett Beer rep at an Eli Cannon's tasting. As many people expect Narragansett to be just "cheap beer" I was psyched…See More
May 20

Trail Blazer 2014
Frank Lea commented on Brien Stephen's blog post Tasting Notes: Two New Beers From Narragansett
"I had the Russian Imperial Stout at Rising Pints and was very pleased with it! I would buy this beer!"
May 13

Trail Blazer 2014
Frank Lea liked Brien Stephen's blog post Tasting Notes: Two New Beers From Narragansett
May 13
Brien Stephen posted a blog post

Tasting Notes: Two New Beers From Narragansett

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.Yes, you read that headline right; Narragansett is actively in the process of adding more and more beers to their line-up (which I'll report on in a different blog soon). I went over to Eli Cannon's Tap Room the other night and tried two of their new-ish brews:…See More
May 7
Brien Stephen posted a blog post

Tasting Notes: A(nother) Must Drink From North Coast Brewing

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.I already posted Tasting Notes for two North Coast Brewing beers (which I tried at Eli Cannons) that I feel are more-or-less above reproach. I wanted to…See More
May 1

Trail Blazer 2014
Dave Peichert liked Brien Stephen's blog post Tasting Notes: Two Roads Brewing Company
May 1
Brien Stephen posted a blog post

Tasting Notes: Two Big Beers from North Coast Brewing Co.

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.Yesterday Eli Cannon's Tap Room hosted North Coast Brewing Company at it's twice weekly tap takeover. I admit I didn't recognize the name at first, but once I looked up their beer list I grew more excited than I have been for a tasting…See More
Apr 24
Brien Stephen posted a blog post

Tasting Notes: Two Roads Brewing Company

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.The other week I had an opportunity to try a ton of different beer from Two Roads Brewing Company during their tasting at Eli Cannon's Tap Room.…See More
Apr 14
KMM commented on Brien Stephen's blog post Local Brewery Snapshot: Two Roads Brewing Company
"You for got to mention Two Roads will be brewing some of the most sought after beer in the country Lawsons Finest"
Apr 9
Brien Stephen posted a blog post

Local Brewery Snapshot: Two Roads Brewing Company

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.If you're a craft beer fan like me then maybe you were equally as shocked when, a few years back, Two Roads Brewing Company suddenly materialized on every store shelf as if by magic (and if you aren't a craft beer fan then I'm pleased, but curious as to why you're on my blog)! At the fantastic…See More
Apr 8

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Two Great Beer Events to Catch Before Summer Ends

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 7:52am 0 Comments

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.

In the middle of the summer it can be easy to overlook beer events. After all, you have BBQ's, parties, games, and a lot of lazing around to do! However, the summer is one…

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New Brews and News From Narragansett Brewing Company

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 8:30pm 1 Comment

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.

The other day I had a chance to talk to the …

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At 11:36am on February 22, 2011, Kevin said…
Welcome to the trail! What is the name of your beer blog?
At 8:21am on February 20, 2011, Michael Page said…
Welcome!
At 3:57am on February 20, 2011, Bryon Turner said…
Welcome to the trail Brian!
 
 
 

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