So Doppelbock’s are not always my favorite, but I’ve been hearing such good things about Spaten Optimator I figured I’d give it a try. And that try warranted a review here. I was quite pleasantly surprised by the complexity of flavor in the Optimator: there is an initial sweetness followed by a savory body that…

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Today I’ve read two completely separate and yet quite related stories, and both fill my heart with overwhelming sadness, grief upon grief. In Sandy Hook, CT today, someone shot and killed 27 people. 18 of them were elementary school children. Words cannot express the horro, the tragedy of this episode, which, as detail emerge, is…

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