Author Archives: Mashtun Copperpot

THINK TASTE WITH BRIDGE BREW WORKS

Lord Copperpot and the Commander sample two tasty beverages from upstart Bridge Brew Works, out of Fayetteville, West Virginia.

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WHAT TO WATCH FOR – JANUARY THRU MARCH

Yesterday, I wrote about the levels of craft beer consumerism. The premise was essentially that everyone who walks into a bottle shop looking for beer can be put into a few categories based on how far along they are in their transition to becoming a full-fledged alehead.* *i.e. insufferable beer snob One characteristic of those […]

LEVELS OF CRAFT BEER CONSUMERISM

A few months back, Brother Barley reflected on these pages about how he has evolved as an alehead. It’s a piece that I reread the other day, because: 1. I liked it. I thought it was well-written.* 2. When I have idle time, I am prone to being the laziest person on the planet. Reading […]

TROEGS PERPETUAL IPA

Lord Copperpot welcomes a once-brewed Imperial Pale Ale from Troegs into his home.

COULDN’T AGREE MORE

Lord Copperpot has been watching too much TV. And he’s definitely been thinking too much.

BUTTERNUTS? BETTER NOT.

Lord Copperpot picks up a 12-pack of Butternuts. You would too.
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COPPERPOT’S CONFUSIONS #1

Lord Copperpot’s got questions; the Aleheads have answers.

GIVING IT ITS DIEU

Fleeing from his in-laws, Lord Copperpot finds a piece of heaven in the shadow of Mount Royal.

NIGHT AT THE IMPROV

Lord Copperpot is overmatched by a complex offering from Cigar City.

SUN OF A BEACH

Ah, South Florida in February: to whose sun-soaked beaches swarm the most gorgeous young women, along with the ugliest, fattest living senior citizens on the planet, as they flee their harsh winters in search of vitamin D. Though I fit into neither category (not yet, anyway…my sex change operation is next week), I headed down […]

HARPOON LEVIATHAN IMPERIAL IPA

Lord Copperpot and the Commander mount an admirable takedown of Harpoon Leviathan Imperial IPA. By the time you’ve created a five-part, numbered list of a beers problems, it’s worth considering a different brew.

THREE PRETTY THINGS

The Pretty Things Ale Project is not your typical brewery. It’s really not even a brewery. Pretty Things is basically just a guy with some happy helpers. Dann Paquette has been brewing beer for almost 20 years, and from the looks of their marketing and any articles you can dredge up, he seems to be […]

SAY IT WITH ME NOW: BODEGA — PART 4

So life happens and I haven’t had the opportunity to tell you how our Bodega experience ended up. If you recall (which, of course you don’t), the Commander and I had ditched our wives and children somewhere in central Ohio, and proceeded to visit Bodega in Columbus for happy hour. After sampling the Goose Island Minx […]

SAY IT WITH ME NOW: BODEGA — PART 3

After thoroughly enjoying the hoppy, yeasty Goose Island Minx, I was ready to cleanse the palate. And what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a Dogfish Head malt bomb, aged in Paraguayan wooden barrels. Yes, friends, my next stop at Bodega was to the Palo Santo Marron. On tap. The Palo Santo has to be […]

SAY IT WITH ME NOW: BODEGA – PART 2

Looking over Bodega’s beer list is, to an Alehead, blissful frustration. There are over 50 amazing beers (blissful). We’re getting older, and with our collective tolerance waning, a dive into more than 3 high-ABV beers in one sitting is inadvisable (frustrating). Happy hour has all draughts 50% off (blissful). Choosing the correct 3 beers that 1) […]

HEAVY SEAS LOOSE CANNON “HOP3 ALE”

NOTES: Bottle at Copperpot Hollow with the Professor STYLE: American IPA ABV: 7.25% APPEARANCE: Clear copper/orange. It looked yummy. HEAD: Light, but substantial enough to produce some consistent and intricate… LACING: As I said. It was consistent and intricate. Can’t you people fucking read? NOSE: Like most Aleheads, I’m a sucker for IPAs. This puppy […]

EXIT, STAGE LEFFE

Every few summers, when fair New England villagers are steeped in oppressive humidity and sweltering heat, the Lord, Lady, and Little-Lady Copperpot retreat to their Saignon villa, perched in the Luberon mountains of southern France, for some much deserved relief and rejuvenation. It is a land of pain au chocolat, wine that flows like water, […]

IT’S MY PARTY, AND I’LL DRINK AWESOME BEER IF I WANT TO

The 3rd marked my 31st birthday, and with the Commander in town, we decided it was necessary to celebrate in style. Here’s what we had in the fridge: Oskar Blues Gordon – 4 pack (x2) Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale – 6 pack Founder’s Rye P.A. – 6 pack Ithaca Brewing Company Flower Power – […]

HOPS SPRING ETERNAL AT SOUTHERN TIER

Lord Copperpot finds a gem in western New York state.

MY HOME AND NATIVE BLAND

Lord Copperpot samples some mediocre brews from the Great White North.

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