Posts in Beer & Wine
Tin Roof - Beer

Marty Nopper’s beer musings begin with Tin Roof Brewing Company, Baton Rouge’s largest craft brewery. The brewery is situated between downtown Baton Rouge and Louisiana State University.

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Cry of Delores = Cinco de Mayo

Marty Nopper’s history of Cinco de Mayo and humor regarding all things, especially beer, kicks it up another notch! If you need to laugh and smile today, he’s your guy.

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Prohibition and Pops, "I think this would be a good time for a beer”!

Normally, when I know my work schedule and the cities I will be visiting, I try to scope out activities (namely music…ok, breweries) and try to arrange myself accordingly. Very rarely does a musical happening coincide with my schedule, but the gods were smiling tonight.

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Spell Estate Winemaker Notes-2017 Vintage

Spell Estate released their 2017 Pinot Noir. This vintage produced wines of remarkable quality. Expressive aromatics are highlighted by deep, concentrated flavors and soft contours. These wines show great promise for those who wish to lay a handful of bottles aside for a later date. 

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Midwest Malteds

Marty Nopper found refuge in Omaha, Nebraska in the middle of Winter; yes, his airplane seat mate was really that bad. Don’t feel too sorry for him since his detour included a copy of his favorite. “A black ale at heart, this parietal puncher uses over 50 pounds of chocolate peanut butter and a nice roast flavoring to produce a very creamy brew, something to remember long after that 12-ounce pour is long gone.”

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Asheville Ales

One of the items on my wife's bucket list has always been to go to The Biltmore (Asheville NC) during the Christmas holidays. We made plans to go this year to see how this majestic palace had been converted into a winter wonderland. Next stop for Marty was beer land, better known as the Wicked Weed Brewery.

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“It Drink Pretty Good, Don’t It?”   

Marty’s beer adventures took him to Mobile, Alabama for work. His visit to Serda Brewery and Brewpub yielded an educational twist. Serda Brewing is the first brewery in Mobile since prohibition and their core brand beers are traditional German styles that have had an American craft beer face lift: richer in flavor, bolder in strength, more complex in character, a reflection of the past with modern craft brewing innovation.

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