Author Archives: Nick

O, Canada: Cottage Country Provides a Post

There’s little I enjoy more than a trip to my uncle’s cottage in Red Bay, Ontario. Getting stuck into the woods and water for a while, beyond the reach of Wi-fi, is a golden time for me. It’s also a … Continue reading

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REVIEWS: Southern Living v1

For those unaware, I’m spending the bulk of the winter in Louisiana while my wife teaches down South. It’s win-win; I’m doing a ton of writing and hanging out with my 2 year old son while she provides a valuable … Continue reading

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Special review: Harpoon’s Jalapeño Cream Ale

My brother Salvatore III is a budding home brewer — along with my Pops, Salvatore II — and has been anticipating his tour of Harpoon Brewery since, well, likely before he even began his two-year stint at Johnson & Wales … Continue reading

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Where Did We Go? Nowhere, Silly.

Thanks to work schedules and some developments (good ones) with Audio Buffalo, we had to take a couple weeks away from “Craft Beer Talk,” but fear not: not only are we returning next week, we’re putting some of our loftier … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to me!! Two wild brews for a Friday evening

I’ve been blessed with some splendid beer-inspired friends and I’m not simply talking about Grovesy and Le Cicerone Cox. Out to dinner with my friends for my birthday, I was gifted a bottle of a brew so new to me: … Continue reading

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A Single Away From the Cycle

A lesson: When building your own four- or six-pack and planning to review them all, don’t give anyone a timeline of when they can expect to read said reviews… especially if these beers dive deep in boozey oceans. For this … Continue reading

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Guest review and video on Savor Flowers

Not-so-many of us got a taste of Savor Flowers, the Sam Adams/Dogfish Head collabo that appeared this summer at the Savor Food and Beer Festival in D.C. Fellow KE class of 2000 grad and 1996 freshman football teammate Brett Vanderbrook … Continue reading

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Three reviews for free: Get well, Grovesy!

Everything on CBT.com is free, but I felt like rhyming. With Ethan and my esteemed co-host Chris “Grovesy” Groves coming down with some sort of Oceanic Flu-Cold on the day we were slated to start Season 2,  I had beer … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Naked Dove porter

I won’t lie and say I didn’t want to love Naked Dove’s porter. For one thing, a brewer of theirs is a good fella with ginger mutton chop sideburns who also happens to be my former Kenmore East High School … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Sierra Nevada Ovila

The wonderful Jerry Clum joined our show this week to discuss some new offerings from Sierra Nevada. They were all good, but only one had us playing “Rock, Paper, Scissors” for the rights to the extra bottle. The saison “Ovila” … Continue reading

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