Author Archives: Josh

Teaching you a lot about beer

Date: September 16, 2011 Location: Josh’s house Present: Josh Berezin, Mike Merrill   102/1000: Anchor Small from Anchor Brewing JB: “Small.” I remember Anchor refers to this beer as coming out of some very old tradition, but no one else … Continue reading

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Will you ever drink this beer again?

Date: August 18, 2011 Location: Saraveza Present: Josh Berezin, Mike Merrill   JB: Ooh, they have Racer X on tap today. Oh, wait, it’s “Racer IV” from Bear Republic. It’s an IPA. I won’t get that, cause you won’t like … Continue reading

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Where we and the deep beer nerds differ

Date: April 4, 2009 Time: 3:00 pm Location: Saraveza Mike Merrill Josh Berezin J: Let’s start it up. M [tastes]: This is so boring. J: What is it? 85/1000: Schneider’s Wiesen Edel-weisse M: Nothing I say matters in this entire … Continue reading

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We are so much better than them

Date: March 1, 2009 Time: 3:00 pm Location: Mike’ house Caleb Braaten Mike Merrill Josh Berezin 82/1000: Allagash Tripel Reserve Belgian Style JB: I can’t help but think that this is Portland, Maine horning in on Portland, Oregon territory. CB: … Continue reading

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Taste the Sea

Date: February 14, 2009 Time: 4:00 pm Location: Mike’s house Mike Merrill Josh Berezin JB: “Kelpie”? MM: It’s brewed with kelp. At least they’re not hiding it. Let’s crack it open. JB: No, it might have a strong flavor. Let’s … Continue reading

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They don’t care if you like it

Date: January 28, 2009 Time: 9:00 pm Location: Mike’s house Mike Merrill Josh Berezin Judah Switzer Jona Bechtolt Claire Evans Marcus Estes 72/1000: Red Tail Ale, Mendocino Brewing Company, California JB: This isn’t like a ritualized thing, guys, we can … Continue reading

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The expertise

Date: Monday, December 22 2008 Time: 2:00 PM Location: Josh’s house Mike Merrill Josh Berezin Peter Kopp Willow McCormick Sarah Roberts Lazy Boy Brewing Belgian Bison Organic Gingerbread Ale Ninkasi Oatis Oatmeal Stout Hair of the Dog Fred from the … Continue reading

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Like grapefruit, like spices, like weed

Date: Thursday, December 18, 2008 Time: 9:00 PM Location: Saraveza Mike Merrill Josh Berezin Nancy Novak MM [walking into Saraveza]: Is there football going on? JB: Is it Monday? No, it’s Thursday. Sometimes there are Thursday games. MM: Okay. JB: … Continue reading

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I brought Budweiser! Because you’re back in America.

Date: Wednesday, Dec 3, 2008 Time: 8:00 PM Mike Merrill Josh Berezin Jessica Roberts 63/1000: Budweiser 64/1000: Pelican India Pelican Ale MM: I brought Budweiser! Because you’re back in America. JB: I just opened a Pelican IPA. That is also … Continue reading

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Beer Geek Breakfast

Date: Tuesday, Nov 16, 2008 Time: 10:30 AM Mike Merrill Josh Berezin 62/1000: Mikkeller JB: Before we even drink this I want to comment on the “Beer Geek Breakfast” thing. It seems to unnecessarily limit the audience. It’s like having … Continue reading

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