Anthony Bourdain and asking for help

Anthony Bourdain was one of the the travelers I have really enjoyed watching over the years.  The way he could blend travel, food and culture always made for great story telling.  He also had the amazing ability to show not only the good parts of a destination but bring awareness to the  not so good

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Southern Star Humidity

Humidity by Southern Star Brewing pours a murky gold and there might be a hint of amber in it.  The beer is 100% opaque.  A white foam head forms when poured.  The head has almost no stick or lace.  The head dissipates almost as fast as it pours.  I poured Humidity from a 12 once

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Midnight Cab a Unique Beer

Midnight Cab for Rahr and Sons Brewing Company is a unique Black Saison beer.  It is aged in red wine barrels, a nice clever recipe that’s pretty well put together. Deep chocolate brown and some nice body out of the can, with a nose of oak tannins and roasted barley. Lots of bitter dark grain

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Iron Thistle Scottish Ale

Iron Thistle Scottish Ale pours slightly hazy dark ruby red/brown color with a single finger fairly dense head.  This dense head is light khaki with good retention.  This reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, brown

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Orange Show from Saint Arnold

Continuing my beers of Texas series this week I am trying Orange Show from Saint Arnold Brewing Company in Houston Texas.  Orange Show is a blonde ale brewed with almost 2,300 pounds of blood oranges.  These are puréed and for each batch.   This works out to about half-pound of purée per gallon of beer. A strong

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Texas Shade a Wheat Beer

Texas Shade is a strange one.  It pours golden and slightly cloudy as you would expect a witbier to do.  The head is fizzy and short-lived.  After that, the aromas of wheat and yeast flow out first followed by a blast of citrus.  The taste packs a tart sour punch.  Texas Shade is brewed by

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Heart O’Texas Red Ale

Heart O’Texas is very dark red-brown color with a thick cream-colored head. This beer wears its 6.3 abv very well with just a nice warmth dancing in the mix. Aromas are all malt up front, with the barest smidge of fruity hops. A hint of sweet, citrus flavor appears up front with a spicy bitterness following,

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The Fort Worth Stockyards

The Fort Worth Stockyards is one of the coolest places in the Dallas Fort Worth area.   The premiere experience at the stockyards is watching the cattle drive. Great activity for an authentic Texas experience. In the Dallas area, this was one of my favorite activities that had a true Texas feel. You can watch the

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5 O’Clock Pils

5 O’Clock Pils Pils is described as this “The pils malt is light yet with a pleasant bready character, emphasized by the decoction mash wherein a portion of the mash is removed, boiled and added back. Saaz hops, the only hop that has never been hybridized dating back to when it was first cultivated from a

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