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January, 2017


Carton Brewing Regular Coffee

I’ve been slacking on the writing about beer. I’ve moved twice in the past 8 months and have been caught up in work, life etc.  However,  I have not been slacking on the drinking of beer and this is most important. One of the best beers I’ve had lately is this gem from Carton Brewing. Regular Coffee is an Imperial Cream Ale coming in at 12% ABV with 20 IBU. It’s a small batch from Carton and the original in their coffee offerings.  As much as I love all theRead More

Evil Genius ‘Han Shot First’

When: 12/30/16 Where: Rastelli Market Fresh Why: You know why… Price: $11.99 on a six pack I was out doing my thing, grabbing what I needed to make chili for New Year’s Eve, when I spotted ‘Han Shot First’ from @EvilGeniusBeer. This isn’t generally a place I grab beer, they’re usually a little pricier than the usual spots I frequent, but when I saw this beer on the shelf I couldn’t resist. I had to have it. For those of you not familiar with the area: Grocery stores that sellRead More


The first #TweetUp of 2017 has been announced! You’re totally excited, we understand… #TweetUp2K17 will take place at Lunacy Brewing Company in Magnolia, NJ on 2/25/17 from 3PM until you can’t hang anymore! Well, until you can’t hang or 8PM, whichever comes first. Enjoy some delicious beer while meeting some of your favorite and least favorite local Tweeps! To confirm or inquire about #TweetUp2K17 Twitter: DM @TheStraightHops Email: TheStraightHops@Gmail.Com or… You can get extra crazy and leave a comment on this post! All confirmed attendees will be featured below onceRead More