Tuesday Beer Review: Alphadelic IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Co.

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This his a hip-hoppy sunofab*tch beer that does not hold back. Mike and I were hiking Mt. Shasta (yes the actual mountain) and on the drive back pulled into a little grocery store to use the restroom while still in Northern California. Of course we did the right thing and patronized the store, buying this uber delicious 6 pack of Alphadelic IPA from Hop Valley.

This is not a beer to be trifled with. This is my first time having a brew hailing from the great Pacific Northwest city of Eugene, Oregon, and if this is what most of their craft brews are like, it is imperative I plan an excursion to drink and be merry!

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Monday Beer Review- Squeaky Bike Nut Brown Ale from Moab Brewery

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This Monday’s beer review comes courtesy of Queer Landia blogger and all-around great gal Ms M! She sent this Squeaky Bike Nut Brown Ale from Moab Brewery along with some other goodies for a certain someone’s birthday (not mine), and man, what a treat!

First off, I appreciate a darker beer coming from a can. Light is the enemy of any fresh beer, too much and it can spoil the brew, especially for dark beers. A can is a great way to go, because you know no light has gotten in. If you’ve ever had an older Newcastle Brown Ale (clear glass bottling), you know what I’m talking about.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2: A great sequel!

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This is one of those rare cases, where the sequel is just as good, if not better than the original film. I loved The Amazing Spiderman 2. I thought it kept with the girtty superhero theme nicely while keeping Spider-Man’s (Andrew Garfield) character personality intact. Spider-Man is supposed to be this funny, punny, witty superhero, and he’s got that in spades.

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Movie Review – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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This weekend Marvel brings us Captain America: Winter Soldier, the latest in what is sure to be apart of the largest money-making franchise ever.

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Book Review: Divergent, Don’t waste your time

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I was inspired to start reading Veronica Roth’s Divergent after watching the previews for the Divergent film that’s currently out in theaters. The film looked interesting, so I thought I’d give the book a shot.

I really enjoy Science Fiction and Fantasy novels, and I thought a book about a dystopian future in Chicago would be just up my ally.  Well, it would have if it wasn’t first and foremost a teen romance novel, and a  Sci Fi novel last.

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Beer Review: Sierra Nevada, Ruthless Rye IPA

 

WP_20140318_008Hello Queer Landians! Monday Beer Review is back this week with Sierra Nevada’s Ruthless Rye IPA.

The Ruthless Rye IPA is another notch on the bedpost  for Sierra Nevada and IPA lovers everywhere.

I’ll begin by saying this is not a beer for the faint of heart. To really enjoy this beer, you must really enjoy strong IPA’s.

 

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300: Rise of an Empire – Review

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During my St Paddy’s Day celebration over the weekend, I saw 300: Rise of an Empire over the weekend.  I must admit, after the original 300 came out, I immediately went out and bought several books on the Battle of Thermopylae and Sparta in general.  Then of course I promptly skimmed through them and never looked at them again, such is the life of an impulse-book buy.

Having seen and enjoyed 300 many times, I was happy to see the storyline continued, however while I enjoyed watching 300: Rise of an Empire there were several things that greatly lessened the experience for me.

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