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Suds With Securb: The Lush Life Part 1: Inside Harpoon Brewing

The Lush Life: Inside Harpoon Brewing May 07, 2004 Have you ever bitten off more than you could chew? That is what I did Friday in preparation for this article. I dragged my best friend Barry along with me to document a classic Boston pub-crawl. As I sit here with my notes I am quickly realizing it is way too much...

Suds With Securb: What would Judas Priest drink?

What would Judas Priest drink? April 20, 2004 If you asked Judas Priest singer Rob Halford if he wanted a bottle of beer do you really think he would reply “I prefer it in the can?” No way. English rockers lived after midnight and rocked til’ the dawn so you couldn’t hand them a Keystone Light. They were raised on great...

Suds With Securb: You Gotta Know When to Hold ’em, Know When to Fold ’em

You Gotta Know When to Hold 'em, Know When to Fold 'em April 08, 2004 I recently spent time at the Indian casino, Mohegan Sun. For those of you unfamiliar with this gambling Mecca of the northeast it hosts 300,000 square feet of gaming and entertainment. One correlation that shall ever be constant is where there is gambling, there is booze;...

Suds With Securb: Live from Chico California, it’s Sierra Nevada!

Live from Chico California, it’s Sierra Nevada! March 22, 2004 One of many perks that comes with working on ‘Suds With Securb’ is the opportunity to connect with some of the powerhouse men and women behind the beer business. Case in point: last week I chatted with Sierra Nevada Brewing co-founder Ken Grossman about beer, beef and the blues, and how...

Suds With Securb: Curse of the Beerbino

Curse of the Beerbino March 11, 2004 Spring is in the New Hampshire air. I can’t help but to enjoy the balmy 50 degree temperature which is tee-shirt weather for us northerners. Soaking in this sultry heat triggers a reminder in my head that baseball season is just around the corner. Hundreds of miles away in the tropical paradise of Fort Myer,...

Suds With Securb: An Interview with an Arrogant Bastard

An Interview with an Arrogant Bastard March 04, 2004 Tagging Stone Brewing CEO Greg Koch as an ‘Arrogant bastard’ might be a bit over the top. That is until you bring up the topic of his beers. Then the little horns of arrogance and confidence sprout from his skull. And so they should. Greg and his partner, Stone Brewing President & Brewmaster...

Suds With Securb: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark: Stouts 101

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark: Stouts 101 February 26, 2004 Something happens to me every time I visit a mall. Besides keeping my wife’s shopping habits in check. I wear myself out. By the time I walk from one end to the next I’m damn near famished. Architects and designers must sit down and strategically scheme ways to drive us all into...

Suds With Securb: The Barley Wine Primer

The Barley Wine Primer February 19, 2004 I spent Valentine’s weekend in Cambridge, Massachusetts with Mrs. Securb, lodging at a hotel nestled halfway between M.I.T. and Harvard University. It was great to see all of the rocket scientists, brain surgeons and politicians of the next generation bustling around the city. I could be standing next to the next Bill Gates, Janet...

Sudes With Securb: “The Art of Survival”: A primer for cellaring beers

“The Art of Survival”: A primer for cellaring beers February 12, 2004 I had every intention of heading out to do what I now call “research Friday” but my plans were dashed by some of the worst New England weather we have had all year. With the roads covered in ice, I figured I would make good use of the shut-in...

Suds With Securb: Valentines Day: A dozen long stems or a dozen longnecks?

Mrs. Securb has been complaining that ever since embarking on this column adventure, I have been spending more and more time downing beers in my Manroom. I tried to explain to her the importance of research in creating an informative and entertaining read but all I get is an eye roll and head shake as she walks out of...

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