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In the New York Times

Oct 18, 08:23 PM · from the mouth of Andy

There was a great Times article today about porters. They talk about the history and recent revival of the whole porter genre, then they rank a few of them. Strangely enough, I’ve had a few of the ones that they mentioned. We brought Anchor Porter with us to Maine, their #10. I swear I’ve had the Geary’s before – that’s #1! And one of the beers they mention as terrible, the Rogue Porter, was the one I tried at Sunset Grill in Boston on the way up to Maine. And they’re right – it wasn’t very good!

They also ran a bit about the Russian download site that Tyty once mentioned, AllOfMP3 . Looks like someone wants to shut them down!

I hope everyone’s well. Who’s gonna be around for Thanksgiving?



I'm a little verklempt - discuss! [2]

  1. TyTy responds with:

    Good article! I’ve had the Anchor Porter of course, as well as the Smutty Nose, and the I LOVE Otter Creek’s Stovepipe Porter. I think that was the beer that got me into beer. I used to drink it at a German restaurant I worked at in RI. They had all German and Belgian beers on tap, and the Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter was their only American beer. I used to drink it from a tall pilsner glass after a long night of bussing tables. A great beer. I also really like the Rouge Mocha Porter, which they didn’t like as much. In fact I had one just the other night. However, what they didn’t like about it (an overwhelming hop character) is probably what I love about it. I’m a hop head. I admit it. One exciting thing about the article is that it showed a photo of The Porterhouse, a small chain of brewpubs in England and Ireland. There are 5 of them. Jess and I spent the evening in the Temple Bar location in Dublin whilst on our anniversary!

    Interesting article about AllOfMP3… Yeah, I knew they wouldn’t last very long. I heard mention of them on my local news a few months ago, and even a reference to a Russian download site on an episode of The Office last year!

    Sadly not coming home for Thanksgiving this year. My parents are actually coming to us for turkey day!

    · Oct 19, 12:13 PM
  2. TyTy responds with:

    Also, I’d like to contest the assertion that it’s my favorite download site. True, I used it for a while, trying to convince myself that it might not be entirely illegal… But whatev. Nowadays I get most of my music from iTunes an eMusic. And from time to time, I even buy an actual physical CD once in a while!

    · Oct 19, 02:18 PM
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