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Brien Stephen
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  • 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
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  • New England Brewing Co

Brien Stephen's Discussions

Tools of the Trade

Started this discussion. Last reply by KMM Mar 10, 2014. 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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Adam Briggs commented on Brien Stephen's blog post Lawson's Finest Liquids Launches in CT
"It's hilarious how many better Vermont IPA's there are than Heady Topper, which is the world's most overrated beer. Lawsons, Hill Farmstead, and Fiddlehead all make much better IPA's. Heady Topper being the number one rated beer…"
37 minutes ago
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Why Not Go Out? 5 Reasons to Brave the Cold for a Beer

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.Now that winter's fully set in, it's all too easy to sit back, crack out the thick, malty winter seasonals (which are my favorite), and hibernate. But I'm here to encourage you to embrace the bone-chilling New England weather, brave the cold, and try to leave the house every once in awhile. In fact: I'll give you five good reasons why you…See More
Jan 23
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Why Not Go Out? 5 Reasons to Brave the Cold for a Beer

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.Now that winter's fully set in, it's all too easy to sit back, crack out the thick, malty winter seasonals (which are my favorite), and hibernate. But I'm here to encourage you to embrace the bone-chilling New England weather, brave the cold, and try to leave the house every once in awhile. In fact: I'll give you five good reasons why you…See More
Jan 23
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Bikes & Beer: Winter Edition

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.This past Thursday, I heard about a "mini beer-fest" kicking off at Pedal Power in Middletown, CT. Intrigued, I tagged along with Bryon Turner (of the CT Beer Trail), poured some beer, and got the scoop on the Bikes and Beers: Winter Edition Beer Fest. There were three breweries…See More
Jan 22
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Super Snooty Beer Reviews: Narragansett Lager

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.As I track my beer blog, I realize that I've blogged about Narragansett beer probably more than any other beer. As such, I've decided to give the Rhode Island beer my…See More
Jan 14
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Jan 9
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Lawson's Finest Liquids Launches in CT

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.The other day I the opportunity to head over to Eli Cannon's Tap Room and check out the CT launch (or expansion) of a small Vermont brand called Lawson's Finest Liquids. Little did I know that by the end of the night I'd have drank one of the best IPA's I've ever…See More
Jan 3
Greg Johnston commented on Brien Stephen's blog post Beer Rant: How Pumpkin is Your Pumpkin?
"I'm late to the party, but I did have the First Annual "Pumpkin Fest" in the backyard. 17 different pumpkin beers enjoyed by 25 or so friends around the fire pit. I have to say that the Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin was awesome. Of…"
Dec 4, 2014
Brien Stephen posted a blog post

Tasting Notes: Two Winter Beers From Harpoon

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.Harpoon Brewing Co. was fully represented at Eli Cannons recently with almost a dozen tap lines running brew. I took it on myself to try a couple, and come up with two winter seasonals that you guys should definitely try!  …See More
Dec 1, 2014
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Nov 21, 2014

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Tony Leone commented on Brien Stephen's blog post Beer Rant: How Pumpkin is Your Pumpkin?
"A little late in the season, but the Beercoasters GOURDale KOMBAT podcast has been released!!  Check it out if you guys have a little time.  (and I'll try and work on my over-usage of the word,…"
Nov 18, 2014
Brien Stephen posted a blog post

Brew News: Shebeen Releases the CT Beer Trail Ale for CT Beer Week

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.CT Beer week may be over, but it ended with a bang when Shebeen Brewing released the CT Beer Trail Ale this past Saturday. This particular style is an ESB (a woefully under-released style). In typical Shebeen Brewing fashion, though, the beer has been spiced up a bit with a little more malting to give…See More
Oct 24, 2014
Leslie commented on Brien Stephen's blog post Beer Rant: How Pumpkin is Your Pumpkin?
"Was really happy with Ithaca Country Pumpkin this year! "
Oct 17, 2014
Brien Stephen commented on Brien Stephen's blog post Beer Rant: How Pumpkin is Your Pumpkin?
"Hey Tony that sounds great. Roesmary's was a nice surprise for me this year! Last year I LOVED the Weyerbacher, but I haven't snatched one up this year yet. Let me know how you like it! "
Oct 14, 2014

Trailblazer 2015
Tony Leone commented on Brien Stephen's blog post Beer Rant: How Pumpkin is Your Pumpkin?
"I'll be joining the guys at the Beercoasters Podcast next week for their annual Pumpkin Show.  I believe we're going to try the Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin and the Two Roads Roadsmary's Baby.  I'll let you know once…"
Oct 14, 2014

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Why Not Go Out? 5 Reasons to Brave the Cold for a Beer

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 8:03pm 0 Comments

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.

Now that winter's fully set in, it's all too easy to sit back, crack out the thick, malty winter seasonals (which are my favorite), and hibernate. But I'm here to encourage you to…

Continue

Bikes & Beer: Winter Edition

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 6:33pm 0 Comments

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.

This past Thursday, I heard about a "mini beer-fest" kicking off at Pedal Power in Middletown, CT. Intrigued, I tagged along with Bryon Turner (of the …

Continue

Super Snooty Beer Reviews: Narragansett Lager

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 6:45am 0 Comments

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.

As I track my beer blog, I realize that I've blogged about Narragansett beer probably more …

Continue

Lawson's Finest Liquids Launches in CT

Posted on January 3, 2015 at 9:51am 1 Comment

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.

The other day I the opportunity to head over to Eli Cannon's Tap Room and check out the CT launch (or expansion) of a small Vermont…

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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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