So what didja wind up doing last weekend? Get drunk and act the fool at a club, perhaps? Or did it involve sacking out in front of the latest episode of Game of Thrones or Mad Men? We're willing to bet it was nowhere near as pimp as how Valley resident Les Sias spent his off hours.
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Beer: Jai Alai
Brewery: Cigar City Brewing Co.
Style: American IPA
ABV: 7.5 percent
The journey from brew kettle to drinking vessel is long and hard, and not all beer gets there in perfect condition. To taste right, a beer must battle many foes along the way: diacetyl, a yeast compound that tastes ... More >>
Beer: Class of '88 Barleywine
Brewery: Deschutes Brewery/North Coast Brewing Co./Rogue Ales
Style: American Barleywine
ABV: 10 percent
Hello out there! Today, we step into the WayBack Machine to take a look at craft beer's past, all the way back to the year 1988. Times were good -- Prozac had just ... More >>
Beer: Barrel-Aged Freudian Sip
Brewery: Rough Draft Brewing Co.
Style: American Strong Ale
ABV: 10 percent
Around 1901, Sigmund Freud came out with his book The Psychopathology of Everyday Life. In it, he described a number of verbal "slips" -- errors that seem trivial but may actually reveal repr ... More >>
Beer: Game of Thrones Iron Throne Blonde Ale
Brewery: Brewery Ommegang
Style: Belgian Blonde
ABV: 6.5 percent
Winter is coming, my brothers. I've just received a raven from the far-off land of Cooperstown, New York, where the alchemist guild at Brewery Ommegang has been working hard on a series of ... More >>
The Spot: Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen, 50 W. Jefferson St., Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85003. (480) 719-5005. www.copperblueslive.com
The Hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
The Details: Eleven appetizer selections are divided into three categories ranging from $4-6. At the low end are c ... More >>
Jeez, was Mad Men strange last night or what?
Last night's episode was probably the closest the show has come to acting like a horror flick, with all the blurry, murderous details, and the blood splattered headlines (of course there was that moment with the John Deere tractor in season 3).
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Inn at the CrossroadsMedieval Fig TartsIf you're a fan of Game of Thrones, the HBO medieval television drama based on author George R. R. Martin's best-selling fantasy novels, but find yourself getting hungry at the recipes mentioned in the series, two blogs might be your food foray into the ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWilliam Hogarth's "Gin Lane." Really, it could be anywhere.Small towns and big boozers go together. If you don't believe that, then you've probably never lived in a small town, where the most exciting thing to do is drink and gossip about how much of a drunkard everyone else in ... More >>