Beer Review: Throwback Seasonal Spicy Bohemian


Beer: Spicy Bohemian Brewer: Throwback Brewery Source: Draft Rating: *** (7.5 of 10) Comments: A straw-yellow, cloudy body, a thin head, and the scent of mellow malts offer no warning of what’s to come.  This beer is SPICY!!! hot with jalapeno goodness.  This is the Tabasco sauce of beer!  Good stuff, and more than a…

Beer Reviews: Smuttynose Hayseed


Beer: Smuttynose Hayseed Brewer: Smuttynose Brewing Company Source: 12 oz. bottle Rating: ** (6.7 of 10) Comments: This beer is a trip to the farm in a bottle.  The beer pours out golden with a matrix of tiny bubbles.  The aroma is sweet timothy and the flavor is a subtle blend of grass and pepper.  There’s minimal…

Beer Review: Smuttynose Vunderbar!


Beer: Smuttynose Vunderbar Brewer: Smuttynose Brewing Company Source: 12 oz. bottle Rating: *** (7 of 10) Comments: Vunderbar! pours out a cloudy straw color with a lot of bubbly carbonation and a thin but solid head.  Both the bubbles and head persisted even after quaffing a lot of the beer.  The aroma is grassy with a…

15 New England Municipal Place Names That Are Fun To Say


Belchertown, MA Bozrah, CT Effingham, NH Groton, CT Hooksett, NH Isle au Haut, ME Mashpee, MA Ogunquit, ME Seekonk, MA Tewksbury, MA Thetford, VT Tiverton, RI Wethersfield, CT Winooski, VT Woonsocket, RI Previously: Words That Are Fun To Say

Beer Review: Portsmouth Brewery Schwarzbier with Samoas


Beer: Schwarzbier (with Samoas) Brewer: Portsmouth Brewery Source: Draft Rating: ***(7.5 of 10) Comments: So I’ve been abstaining from beer for Lent, and thus I’ve been posting reviews of beers that I took notes about last year but never got around to writing up.  I had to make an exception last week when I traveled to Portsmouth, NH…

Beer Review: Smuttynose Rhye IPA


Beer: Rhye IPA Brewer: Smuttynose Brewing Company Source: 22 oz bottle Rating: ** (6.4 of 10) Comments: A golden beer with a thick head, the nose is kind of musty, citrus and malt.  The initial sip is heavy on hop bitterness, but offers a crisper, pleasant aftertaste.  The head sticks around a long time and even…

Photopost: New Hampshire


A selection of photographs from our family vacation in New Hampshire which includes stops at Canobie Lake Park, Franconia Notch State Park, Littleton, and  the Kancamagus Highway. Many more photos in my online album.

New England Archivists Fall 2010 Meeting


Yesterday, I attended the New England Archivists (NEA) Fall 2010 Meeting at Keene State College in Keene, NH.  This was the second meeting I attended having previously attended the Spring 2010 Meeting at U-Mass Amherst. Some general notes to begin with: I enjoyed driving through rural parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire I’ve never seen…

Beer Review: Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale


Beer: Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale Brewer: Smuttynose Brewing Co. Source: 12 oz. bottle Rating: *** (7.1 of 10) Comments: This beer has a thick, respectable head and a cloudy, pumpkin orange color.  The spices are apparent in the aroma but there’s also an acidic scent there too.  The pumpkin flavor is there but also more of…

Photopost: Lake Wicwas


Some photographs from our recent weekend at Craig‘s lodge by Lake Wicwas in New Hampshire. All these photos and more in my online Lake Wicwas gallery.