Archive for the ‘liver failure’ Category

When There’s No More Beer in Hell: Cross Examination Returns with Dawn of the Dude

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, liver failure On: Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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This almost didn't happen. By 'this,' we mean the interview portion of our announcing the return-of-sorts of St. Louis' Cross Examination to the world of playing crossover thrash while balancing tens of beers on their livers. The quintet, after about six years of silence, has a new 7" out and available as of last month and recently just completed a run out west. You can stream Dawn of the Dude's ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

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A recent inquiry from occasional Decibel contributor and Slayer biographer D.X. Ferris gave us the idea for this week's online Brewtal Truth column. Comrade Ferris wanted to know, "Why does bottled Guinness (plain bottles) seem more carbonated to me than canned?" The answer: nitro. The bottled version of Guinness is typically carbonated in the same way as most bottled beers (that aren't bottle ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Live in Chicago! Tonight! Special Guests!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, April 25th, 2014

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Prepare to be Brewtalized, Chicago! The first The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers book signing event in your city happens today from 4 to 7 pm at Northdown Taproom & Cafe (3244 N Lincoln Ave). Apologies for the last-minute notice, but there were a few loose ends that needed to be tied up before the big announcement could be made. This book-signing date has actually been in the works for a ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, April 18th, 2014

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One of the least brewtal beers we included in our Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers had to have been Shmaltz's He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16. Well, the beer itself was pretty insane—16 hop varieties, 16 types of malt and brewed to 16% ABV—but the pastel-colored label, complete with little dancing unicorns, didn't accurately represent the beer inside. Jewbelation is the brewery's anniversary ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, April 11th, 2014

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Why does Canada's Frenchiest province, Quebec, love Belgian-style beers so much? Is it the shared language? Is it something in the Quebec palate? Or is it just disdain for anything English in origin? We have no idea, but if we want a killer Belgian brew without going to Belgium, there are plenty of options from Quebec. Unibroue is the best-known example available throughout North America. But ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, April 4th, 2014

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We have two beer loves that are in direct contrast to each other: malty German brews and über-hoppy North American brews. These two things have nothing in common taste-wise. They are, of course, brewed with the same ingredients, but the ratios and the particular types of key ingredients used—such as hops, malt and yeast—are dramatically different. German beers, outside of some pilsners, ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: The Next Generation

By: adem Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, liver failure, stupid crap On: Friday, March 28th, 2014

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We'll get the self-congratulatory crap out of the way right up front. We've been writing about craft beer in America's only monthly extreme music magazine since 2009. No one else was writing about beer and metal at the time. So, we'll go ahead and plant the we-were-there-first flag in that one. But, if you've been following along, you've probably noticed that we are no longer the ONLY media ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This (or Something Like it) Now!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, March 21st, 2014

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Apologies first off, if you go looking for this specific beer and can't find it. Consider it an example of the kinds of beers that are subject of this week's online Brewtal Truth. The topic at hand is "gypsy brewing," or if you find that term offensive, "itinerant brewing." Basically, if you're a brewer, but you don't want to actually spend all the money on equipment and a building to brew your ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: DC Brau and Stillwater Bring Back NATAS

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, March 14th, 2014

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Back in the mid ’80s, long before every outdoor structure was skateboard-proofed, a bunch of California skate punks turned the urban landscape into their own skate park. This was the birth of street skating, where everything from concrete walls to empty pools to parking medians were fair game for pulling off some sick move. This wasn't about extreme air or McTwists, it was about total ...

Dave Witte and Tired Hands Collaborate on Play Fast Beer!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, March 7th, 2014

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It's hard not to see the irony in drummer Dave Witte—he who has "Play Fast" tattooed across the knuckles of his hands—collaborating with a brewpub called Tired Hands. Witte's hands, which have pounded on quite an array of extreme albums—from Discordance Axis to Municipal Waste—don't ever seem to get tired. But Witte put his hands to work in collaborating on a beer with Tired Hands owner ...