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OMNE TRIUM PERFECTUM

  A,B,C. 1,2,3. The power of three dominates writing and design principles and suggests that when things come in threes they are more effective and satisfying. The power of three entities combines ...

oculto reveals layered flavors

With a growing beer market competing for the attention of sophisticated drinkers, it’s not surprising that brewery giant Anheuser Busch (AB) of St. Louis, MO turns to a gimmick. In the case of  Oculto (Spanish ...

Feeling Fruity

Everyone knows someone who hates tomatoes, but likes ketchup, salsa, spaghetti sauce, etc. I’m that way with grapefruit. I cringe at the thought of eating one. But grapefruit juice? I would almost say there is ...

MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME

On a chilly autumn night, just days before Halloween , I was happy to try something that didn't have "Octoberfest" or "Pumpkin" on the label. Odell Brewing Company of Fort Collins, Col., has introduced their ti...

SHOCK TOP: SWEETER BY NATURE

Much like my sense of humor, my taste for ales tends to be dark and bitter. However, in order to expand my horizons, I decided to venture out of my comfort zone and enter the lighter, fruitier realm of th...

BELGUM ANEW

Upon hearing that I was to try more samples from New Belgium, I was under the assumption I would be reviewing the latest direct-to-DVD films of Jean Claude Van Damme. Undeterred by my mistake, I decided to mult...
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cocktails | monkey style

PT's at College Hill, 17th & Washburn (fondly known as the Flying Monkey, or just "The Monkey") introduced its new cocktail menu to a select group of friends and loyal customers at a recent gathering. Alrea...
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CHOCOLATE BEER

While under the influence of my dark sense of humor, I was reading about Valentine’s Day gifts that are almost guaranteed to bring about the end of a relationship. Among the most egregious include tacky jewelry...
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GOOSE ISLAND BEERS + PIZZA

"They put one of yours in the hospital. You put one of theirs in the morgue. That's the Chicago way." Sound advice to Eliot Ness, then played by Kevin Costner in the movie, "The Untouchables." Now if a movie ab...