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    October 2, 2014
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    September 29, 2014

    Beer Pipeline to Run Underneath Bruges, Belgium

    If you know anything about Belgium, it might have something to do with waffles or fries, but it's even more likely that you know the Belgians are serious about their beer. From Trappist breweries to small craft set-ups churning out bottles of fancy heritage brewing styles , Belgium is pretty much a ... More >>

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    June 30, 2014

    Papago Oude Zuipers: A Belgium-Brewed Local

    Beer: Oude Zuipers Brewery: Papago Brewing Co. Style: Tripel ABV: 11 percent "Daar zun meer oude zuipers dan oude dokters." Translation: There are more old drunks than old doctors. It's an old Flemish phrase you're likely to find hanging on a sign or printed on a stained glass window in bars and ... More >>

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    May 5, 2014

    Oh, Snap: New Belgium Snapshot Is An Approachable, Refreshing Sour

    Beer: Snapshot Brewery: New Belgium Brewing Co. Style: Berliner Weisse ABV: 5 percent If we're ranking sour beer styles by "intensity of flavor" and "likelihood of making an inexperienced craft beer drinker puke," the Berliner Weisse would be right near the bottom. Their tartness is generally mild ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014
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    February 13, 2014
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    December 11, 2013

    New Food Truck Brings Beligum Leige Waffles to the Valley

    When it comes to Belgium's culinary gift bag of treats, Liege waffles may be one of its hardest to find. Impossibly indulgent, the buttery-sweet oblong waffles are crisp on the outside, soft and chewy within, and feature a luscious, glistening coat of caramelized sugar that can be topped with thing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze: Good to be Bad

    Beer: Oude Geuze Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen Style: Gueuze ABV: 6 percent Acidic. Funky. Skunky. Barnyard. Vinegar. Cat pee. Horse blanket. Usually, these are not words you want associated with your food. But beer, as we know, is a magical nectar in which even the most unexpected, obnoxious flav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Government Shutdown Means Bad News For Craft Beer

    The list of people and industries affected by the government shutdown seems to grow longer everyday and now, it seems we have to start wondering about the impact on our favorite craft brews. Because of the shutdown the The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, or TTB, new breweries and new bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    5 Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. Bastille Day On Sunday, July 14, the French and francophiles around the world will celebrate the national French holiday, Bastille Day. Mostly, we'll be using it as a good excuse to indu ... More >>

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    June 19, 2013

    "Back to Basics" Craft Beer Panel at Papago Brewing Company Scheduled for July 11

    Hey, beer nerds, we've got some good news. There's quite a lineup of speakers headed to the Valley for a craft beer panel hosted by Papago Brewing Company later this summer. If you want to hear what professionals from Four Peaks, New Belgium, and more have to say about the industry, then you might ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Marijuana-Flavored Mayo Now Available for Your Fry Dipping Pleasure

    If you've been to Brussels, you might already know about little Manneken Pis, the "emblem of the rebellious spirit of the City of Brussels" or a fountain of a urinating boy. He's kind of a big deal over there and, apparently, so are his French fries. Because aside from being the name of that little ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    17 Don't-Miss Events During Arizona Beer Week, Feb. 16-23

    With more than 100 tastings, tappings and opportunities to tipple taking place throughout Arizona Beer Week, one must schedule his time wisely for maximum drinking. These are the events you'll find us at -- and the beers we'll be drinking there. See also: - Chow Bella Rides with Mother Road Brew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Join the Slow Food Movement and Celebrate Terra Madre Day on Dec. 10

    If you haven't made it to the Biltmore Fashion Park's latest addition UNION -- a mix of 18 small, distinctive boutiques run by local vendors -- mark your calendars to visit on Monday, December 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. for Terra Madre Day. This international event is a celebration of slow food and eating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Yus Talks French New Wave, Eno, and Orange Juice

    Where we're going, we don't need roads; just a synthesizer, eyeliner, and a touch of androgyny. Welcome to Flashback Friday. See also: YUS Paints a Cinematic Picture With "Girls" British new wave bands tend to dominate the conversation when we talk '80s with our local bands. Belgium-born Phoenix-d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Ten Favorite Places in Metro Phoenix for Craft Beer by the Bottle (or the Can)

    See Also: Ten Favorite Metro Phoenix Craft Beer Bars Starting this Thursday, you'll be able to fill up growlers of your favorite craft beer on draft at most of your favorite craft beer destinations but you're still going to need your trusty liquor stores to pick up beautiful bottles (and cans) of y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    New Belgium/The Lost Abbey Brett Beer

    Beer: Brett Beer Brewery: New Belgium Brewing/The Lost Abbey Style: American Wild Ale ABV: 7.5 percent A little bit of wildness is an indispensable quality. Consider the duo of Roger Murtaugh and Martin Riggs. Murtaugh tempers Riggs' madness; Riggs pushes Murtaugh to do shit he thinks he's too old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Anchor Steam Beer

    Beer: Anchor Steam Beer Brewery: Anchor Brewing Co. Style: California Common ABV: 4.9 percent I will admit that, when it comes to beer, I'm enamored with novelty -- the fringe, experimental brews that challenge my palate and keep things interesting. But sometimes in the quest for limited-release, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    New Belgium Tart Lychee

    Beer: Tart Lychee Brewery: New Belgium Brewing Co. Style: American Wild Ale ABV: 7.5 percent To get to know many of New Belgium's sour ales, you must first acquaint yourself with Oscar and Felix. An odd couple of beers (see what I did there?), these two act as the base for a majority of the wild a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Trappist Westvleteren 12

    Beer: Trappist Westvleteren 12Brewery: Brouwerij WestvleterenStyle: QuadrupelABV: 10.2 percent It usually follows that the most highly rated beers in the world are also the hardest to get. This shouldn't be surprising; as a beer's acclaim grows, demand for its flavor will eventually outstrip the su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    AndyTalk: Why Would Anyone Eat (Stinky, Mushy) Brussels' Sprouts?

    The smell of steaming or boiling Brussels' sprouts is anathema to any sort of mouthwatering Pavlovian response. When I was a kid and my mother made Brussels' sprouts (or anything cabbage-related) I'd avoid the smell by staying in my room with the door closed. Self-imposed exile was the lesser evi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Ten Favorite Metro Phoenix Craft Beer Bars

    ​Let's discuss craft beer bars. We're not just talking about one or two handles here. We're taking about the bars that have devoted just about every handle to the art of craft beer; the folks that know that power of a freshly tapped keg of Hopslam and who would sell a large part of their soul to ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011
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    October 10, 2011

    Tour de Fat Brings The Dovekins and Pimps of Joytime to Tempe

    ​A few years ago, shortly after I turned 21, I purchased a sixer of Fat Tire. At the time I was living with a constantly rotating cast rogues in a two story house attached to an old doctors office. The couch was nearly always occupied by any number of guests, with everyone constantly pranking each ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    The Herb Box's Friday Night Beer Dinner and Zucchini Fettuccine in Today's Eater's Digest​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?New Belgium at The Herb BoxWe have yet to meet a beer dinner that we didn't like, but this one stands out among the rest. Tomorrow night, take a night off Restaurant Week and join The Herb Box for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    New Belgium Clutch

    Zach Fowle ​Beer: ClutchBrewery: New Belgium Brewing Co. Style: American stoutABV: 9 percent It's well-known that most brewers are major fans of rock and roll. Walk into a brewhouse when brewers are hard at work crafting beer and you're likely to some heavily distorted, high energy stuff com ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Five Dead in Yet Another Stage Collapse

    ​First came Cheap Trick's disastrous performance at the Ottawa Bluesfest. Thankfully nobody was badly hurt in that disaster. Next came the Flaming Lips' lighting rig in Oklahoma. The band wound up with $800,000 worth of damaged equipment. Last weekend it happened with Sugarland at the Indiana Stat ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Middle of Beer Week Events and Party Pancakes in Today's Eater's Digest​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Beer Week 2011 Continues...4 days down and 4 days to go. Tonight's events start early and end late, that means you have no excuse to fit at least one pint into your W ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Arizona Beer Week, You're Breaking Our Little Craft Beer Hearts

    We got word that Arizona was going to get its very own beer week back in November and we have been giddy ever since. More than just a one-day beer festival, we would finally join the ranks of real cities and get a whole glorious week! ​But when we heard there were going to be at least 150 differen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Brewed For Battle: Fruit Lambics

    Jonathan McNamaraDelicious lambics.​At what point does one elevate from merely drinking beer to being a full-on beer snob? Answer: when you feel compelled to tell other people what to drink. And the inevitable result of this peculiar ailment is the beer argument. In the spirit of all great be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Yeasayer Drop a Live Album; You Pick the Price

    ​Yeasayer's new album Live at Ancienne Belgique was released on Christmas, according to Pitchfork.The concert, which was recorded on October 28, 2010 in Brussels, has been released as a 13-track live album that is available for download on the band's website.As a Christmas treat from the band, fan ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Pint Size Social

    It’s a Valley beerocracy tonight

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    October 7, 2010


    Jovial bike festival rules the roads

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    August 2, 2010

    The Big Red Pour and Cheesy Sloppy Joes in Today's Eater's Digest​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Hooray for Beer FestivalsIf your a beer lover and you have plans for this weekend --- cancel them. Take another break from the heat and make your way to Flagstaff for the 2 day "Big Red Pou ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    Show to Check Out Tonight: Mount Righteous at the Trunk Space

    Every year, I look forward to seeing the March Fourth Marching Band, whether it's at the Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts or the New Belgium Brewery's Fat Tire Festival. Tonight, at the Trunk Space another eclectic, upbeat, all-around-fun marching band, Mount Righteous, performs, along wi ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009
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    October 14, 2009

    Hot Links: Mesa Museums, Carpool Lanes, and Miss Homeless

    ​The Mesa Historical Museum will close early next year because of lack of revenue and city funding. The museum's exhibits will be moved to other places, including the Arizona Museum for Youth, where the exhibit "Play Ball: The Cactus League Experience" will be moved...An illegal immigrant who was ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009
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    April 10, 2009

    This Week In Chow Bella

    Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week: LocavoreAZ Dinner at Superstition Farm is an a-moozing experience Brew Review: ... More >>

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    April 6, 2009

    Brew Review: New Belgium's Mighty Arrow Pale Ale

    I've never met a dog I didn't take to instantly. As a matter of fact, I spent the weekend taking care of a pup for a friend on vacation. I don't know what breed she is but it doesn't matter because she was immediately friendly and loyal after about thirty seconds of meeting me. This curious relati ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Punch-Drunk Love

    Celebrating the golden wonder fluid in Mesa

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    October 11, 2007

    Chug Chug Chug

    Spin the wheels of fortune during beer fest

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    August 3, 2006

    Art Scene

    Current shows, exhibits, and installations

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    May 25, 2006

    Belgian Waffling

    A hustler sells his child, then fights to undo his mistake

  • Dining

    April 6, 2006

    Liège Largess

    Belgian endeavor

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    January 12, 2006

    Pop Culture

    Super-talented "twisters" are blowing up all over the Valley

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    December 9, 2004

    Red Door Salon

    Artist makes Phoenix vie a little more bohème

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    September 18, 2003


    Madstone Theaters

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    September 20, 2001

    Best Cheese Selection

    Duck and Decanter

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