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September 15 - October 31, 2015 • Vol. X Issue III
a full bloom of events
Tails on the Trail Project Terror KS Burlesque Fest October Music Fest Dia De Los Muertos Capital City Jazz + Food Truck Fest + more
FREE GROW ME
wednesday SEPT 30 - 8-11PM fire side chat
hosted by justin fowler
open mic/jam for singer/songwriters, poets, actors/actresses, comedians...anyone with original material
friday OCT 2 7-11PM
CAL EN 2015 DAR
Santiago Brothers Blues saturday OCT 3 7-8:30PM
Due Du Jour saturday OCT 3 8:45-11PM
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EXTRAS 5 rup - psychic chicken 17 specials
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Sunflowers bloom at Grinter Farm
rinter Farm, located between Lawrence and Tonganoxie (Google Map takes you to 24154 Stillwell Road and youâ€™ll see the flowers from there) has been the ideal backdrop showcasing our state flower for over 30 years. The sunflowers are open and in their prime for one to two weeks each year, this year peaking on September 5. Farmer Ted plants the seeds, approximately one million of them each year, while his wife, The Farmerâ€™s Wife, posts updates of their progress on their Facebook page. Her post are highly informative and seeded with satire. The land, a treasure trove that spans almost 40 acres, is a must stop for families taking photos, professional photogs getting their next art show image and nature lovers. The private land is not primarily a tourist attraction, but a row crop farm - a fact which has not stopped thousands of tourists from visiting annually. The farm has no restrooms, storefronts or business hours. There is a donation jar, in which you are invited to leave $1 for each sunflower you take, or if you plan to monetize your photos, you can drop a little more green for those golden petals. aseveneightfive
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Ruprecht Roosterdamus, The Psychic Chicken TM
Sep 15 - Oct 31
2015 Chicken Guy, Chicken Guy, I don’t believe in all psychic I don’t believe in this all this psychic mumbo jumbo butbut my my sig sig sayssays mumbo jumbo I have to get your advice on on I have to get your advice something. Here goes... when something. Here goes... when we we get get married, do do we we elope or or married, elope have a big wedding? FYI FYI - our have a big wedding? - our families areare crazy as bedbugs families crazy as bedbugs andand heavy drinkers. - Skeptical heavy drinkers. - Skeptical Dear Skep, Dear Skep, Interesting question - elope Interesting question - elope andand do do thethe runaway romance runaway romance thing or stay andand faceface thethe drunk thing or stay drunk lunatics. Well, at the riskrisk of of lunatics. Well, at the sounding hopeful, I say staystay sounding hopeful, I say andand riskrisk thethe lushfest. Years from lushfest. Years from now, yer yer gonna treasure thethe now, gonna treasure wedding memories a lot wedding memories a more lot more than a low rentrent LasLas Vegas JIP JIP than a low Vegas with paid witnesses. - RR- RR with paid witnesses. ____________________________ ____________________________ A RA IREI SE S FreeFree yer yer mind andand yer yer buttocks mind buttocks willwill follow, Bucko. In other follow, Bucko. In other words, seesee a play, read a book words, a play, read a book andand converse about something converse about something other than fashion, food or sex. other than fashion, food or sex. Now, dress up,up, grab a snack Now, dress grab a snack andand playplay a quick round of hide a quick round of hide thethe weasel. Freedom rocks. weasel. Freedom rocks. T AT UA RU UR SU S There areare times when ya have There times when ya have to stand up up andand be counted. A A to stand be counted. bank robbery is not oneone of of bank robbery is not those times. those times. G EG M I NI IN I E M Halloween is closing in and yer yer Halloween is closing in and notnot suresure what yer yer gonna do?do? what gonna Suggestion: be just thethe tiniest Suggestion: be just tiniest bit less slutty thisthis year, Bucko, bit less slutty year, Bucko, andand avoid waking up up in ain a avoid waking dumpster moist, soiled andand a a dumpster moist, soiled littlelittle tootoo bemused. Three years bemused. Three years in ainrow really is too too.too. a row really is too C AC N A CN EC RE R FunFun is the reason most people is the reason most people do do it, so, thethe more funfun ya are, it, so, more ya are, thethe more likely they’ll choose more likely they’ll choose ya to it with again. GotGot it? it? yado to do it with again.
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VISUALS OF POETRY
collaborations by local visual artists and poets
wo Wolves Studio, NOTO, is featuring poet and author Annette Billings. Annette has graced the pages of this magazine a time or two, and we can’t get enough of this dynamic woman. Everything she does or is part of is pure magic with synergy and higher vibrations.. So we rejoiced when we found that she will be reading her poetry to guests at Two Wolves on Friday, September 25 from 6-9p alongside collaborated and inspired works from Barbara
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AARON DOUGLAS ART FAIR
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Waterman-Peters (another woman who rocks). The exhibit titled “Visuals of Poetry” is showing all of September and includes printed poetry and original artworks in harmony. Mesmerizing collaborations go beyond these two and include Artist Alexander Lancaster / Poet Angela Lexow, Artist Jennifer Bohlander / Poet Dennis Etzel Jr., Artist Shelly Bedsaul / Poet Katherine Settle, Artist Tori Hart / Poet Pake McNally and more! aseveneightfive
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Topeka’s mini Crossroads features national acts and packs the house with local, live music.
Bill Brading and Lee Browning wanted to create a music environment, like no other in Topeka - and they have.
b+b backyard’s summer crescendos, with plans to rock into the fall and future
by Tom Wah
t’s not exactly on the beaten path, but the venue that has caught Topeka’s ear this summer is plenty easy to find; located just south of Highway 24 on Kansas Blvd in North Topeka, and tucked behind Bill’s Diner, is B&B Backyard perhaps one of the best outdoor venues the Top City has ever seen. Particularly with improvements made this season, it’s as fine a spot for outdoor music as anything between here and the Crossroads in Kansas City.
B&B opened last summer with the basic ingredients for success: a solid stage/sound system, plenty of cold beer and some mighty fine BBQ. But after a successful inaugural season, the proprietors upped the ante for 2015 by expanding the stage, bringing in light and sound by the heavies at Mokan, pitching a large tent to offer more shade for the dining area, and perhaps, the coup de grace, adding a second stage that is technically inside, and allows folks to still enjoy a warm summer evening after Topeka’s 11p sound ordinance goes into effect.
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Two other factors make a trip north for music even more pleasant: ample free parking (unless Nucklehead Jones is playing and nobody carpools) and the best set of clean, plentiful and well-lit port-a-potties one could hope for at an outdoor venue. All of this would be for naught, however, if the music didn’t match the venue’s quality…and it does. First, the variety is unmatched. Every genre under the sun shows up sometime each month, whether it’s country, blues, rock, metal, Americana or reggae. It makes sense for a local place to try and draw a consistent crowd by offering bands that offer up similar sets, but B&B breaks the mold by putting all kind of choices for Top City music
“We [Bill Brading and I] focus more on people being entertained and enjoying themselves, than the genres of music,” said Lee Browning, co-owner. “Good music is good music, regardless the genre. If the band is happy and the crowd is having a good time in a relaxed atmosphere, then we feel like we’ve succeeded.”
And the bands are top notch. Nucklehead Jones, the top local 80s/90s band in town, drew an insane crowd mid-summer. Local favorites Soul Rebel and the Beast and True North got their followers out in fine fashion. Additionally, top-quality national acts and amazing tribute bands (Madonna + AC/DC) have graced the stage as well. As mentioned earlier, the sound is done extremely well, which makes for a fine evening of aural entertainment. And third, the Shed offers an outstanding setting for solo and small groups to perform, which allows for even a wider variety of performances. The outdoor season is winding down for this year, but if year two is any indication, B&B will come back even badder in 2016. Local bands are likely to continue to dominate the billings, but look for bigger name bands to want to get in on the action. Be sure to bookmark its website and facebook and check it regularly. You may not want to see every band coming through, but at least four or five times through the summer, it will be the absolute perfect place to meet your friends, catch some tunes, enjoy a couple of cold ones, snarf down some top-notch BBQ and enjoy a relaxing Kansas evening outside. aseveneightfive 11
KANSAS BURLESQUE FESTIVAL TOPEKA, KANSAS OCT 2-3
For an exotic night out, donâ€™t miss the Kansas Burlesque Festival, a cabaret style show with talented dancers and unique acts on October 3. As part of the First Friday ArtWalk, a burlesque style art exhibit and movie will be shown at Jayhawk Theatre on Oct. 2. October 2 Join us during the First Friday Artwalk for a burlesque-style art exhibit and a classic movie at Jayhawk Theatre
October 3 Enjoy dinner and drinks at the Jayhawk Theatre before the evening of burlesque! Headlining act is Burlesque Downtown Underground from Kansas City Buy Tickets Now!
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COLOR IN THE CLOUDS OVER KANSAS
the paintings of Beverly Dodge Radefeld
by Michelle Leivan, the Artist’s Artist ArtPrint Express.com
THE INDIGO FOUND IN THE GOLD
rtist Beverly Dodge Radefeld is best known for her fantastic figurative soft sculptures which have been highlighted and written about over the years as well as featured in the documentary film “Art of the Dollmaker” meanwhile her passion for painting the Flint Hills of Kansas has taken a backseat. This is a disservice I wish to remedy because as a fellow creative with many interests sometimes what is less known is as delightful as what is spotlighted. In my painting career, I’ve tried to paint landscapes and have failed miserably, so years ago I decided to leave the landscapes to the experts. However, if I could successfully paint a landscape, the one artist I would attempt to emulate is Beverly. Her talent is rendered with breathtakingly bold brush strokes filled with gooey delicious color; she captures the landscape of Kansas with awe inspiring vision that dances on the edge of abstract. Skies filled with every potential hue exposed, she depicts much more than the classic vision of cerulean and white. You see hints of yellow, orange, green and violet magically entwined among the clouds. As your eye shifts to the land, you discover another more brash
On cloudy days, I will often see a scene with the play of light on the hills and stop to capture it with my camera...then I head back to the studio... to translate the emotional impact of the moment.”
interpretation of the scene in intense, surprising strokes. What could be an assault in color is expertly combined into a glowing depiction of Color in the Clouds over Kansas. Most people find cloudy days oppressive and dark, but Beverly is motivated by the ever changing organic movement of shade, shape and light on a cloudy day. “On cloudy days, I will often see a scene with the play of light on the hills and stop to capture it with my camera,” she explains. “Then when I get back to the studio I combine several photos to translate the emotional impact of that moment.” As a result she reveals a whole new emotional dialogue captured with a surprising combination of what is seen and what is felt. Having grown up in Topeka and an alumnus of Washburn University, Beverly’s attraction to the local landscape is a long love affair. When asked why? She chuckles and replies, “You just have to look around to find wonderful things to paint.”
“COLOR IN THE CLOUDS OVER KANSAS” by Beverly Dodge Radefeld View in October + November at Art Print Express, 1047 SW Gage Blvd.
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I’m one of those people deeply in love with color and captivated with the illusive landscape. If you are too, these paintings are a must see and experience in person. A collection of Radefeld’s paintings, “Color in the Clouds over Kansas” will be available during the months of October and November at Art Print Express (1047 SW Gage Blvd, Ste. B). Receptions with the artist will take place during the First Friday Artwalks on October 2 and November 6 from 4-7p. Faithfully reproduced, emotional impactful fine art prints of Radefeld’s work is also available at ArtPrintExpress.com. aseveneightfive 15
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ails on the Trail (TOTT) is a dog-friendly 5k run/walk and family event that raises money for Topeka’s Helping Hands Humane Society (HHHS). Celebrating its sixth anniversary, TOTT has raised over $65,000 in the past five years.
TAILS ON THE TRAIL dog friendly 5k run/walk November 7 18
The event began back in 2010 when two Topeka ladies wanted to combine their love of running and their dogs into an event that would help HHHS move to their new building. At the time, HHHS was located in North Topeka in an old, dilapidated building that was inconvenient and hard to find. HHHS had recently acquired the opportunity to buy the old Dillon’s building at 21st and Belle, but needed funds to get the building up to standard and make it livable for the 8,000 homeless pets that come through their doors each year. Lena Hayden and Linda Delarosa knew this new building was an integral part of helping the animals find their forever homes. Most importantly, HHHS would
be centrally located with more exposure to potential adopters. In an effort to help raise money, the idea for TOTT came to life. Little did the women know it would explode into one of Topeka’s favorite dog-friendly events. The 2015 Tails on the Trail is Saturday, November 7 at Shawnee North Community Center on their scenic nature trail. Everyone is invited to participate (even if you don’t have or run with a dog). The organizers of the event do a great job of getting donations, so 100 percent of your $30 registration fee goes directly to HHHS. You can also give a little extra which will help provide medication for a sheltered animal ($50) or cover the adoption fees for a dog to go to a loving home ($150). The event is filled with lots of other great activities including a photo booth, silent auction, give-aways, and more. Sign up today at hhhstopeka.org or follow them on facebook at /tailsonthetrail.
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NORTH STAR STEAKHOUSE
Friday four-course dinner, $40 pp. Menu changes weekly but includes choice of three entrees. Executive Chef Luis E. Guillén is known for his Latin flavors.
Musts: Guacamole Mexicano: deconstructed guac served with fried jalapeños. Ivan’s tacos: Mexican tacos with chorizo, pollo, carne asada served with grilled onions, radishes and traditional Mexican taco toppings.
Musts: Beef tips and fries with gravy.
5TH + KANSAS
ROWHOUSE RESTAURANT 4TH + VANBUREN
Dinner served Wednesday - Saturday, reservation only, $43pp. Tasting menu includes sampling of all items including soup, salad, three entrees and three desserts. Executive Chef Greg Fox is known for his use of fresh ingredients that make each plate simple but elegant.
YUKI JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE 29TH + ARROWHEAD
A Tatami room with Japanese-style seating in the sushi bar area, extensive Saki menu including four-part sampler and Teppanyaki tables that accommodate groups of 10.
PAISANO’S RISTORANTE 10TH + GAGE
Traditional Italian cuisine. Known for their sauces and famous chicken spiedini.
17TH + COLLEGE
15TH + KANSAS
Musts: Mechalada: Mexican beer served with lime, tomato juice over ice.
37TH + KANSAS
Musts: Buffalo Burger, stuffed mushrooms.
29TH + KANSAS
Musts: Money Bags.
TACOS EL MEXICANO
Musts: Tostados, queso (yellow), enlos en vaso (corn in a cup).
Musts: Crab Rangoons and Egg Drop soup.
23RD + CALIFORNIA
PEPE + CHELLAS 10TH + TYLER
Musts: Pan fried tacos, their new tequila cocktails, sopa fideo.
17TH + WASHBURN
12TH + WESTERN
Musts: Pan fried tacos.
9TH + KANSAS
Musts: Chicken salad (Thursday).
Musts: Macho burrito.
29TH + OAKLEY
29TH AND OAKLEY
Musts: Wings and cornbread.
FOOD EVENTS ITALIAN FEST
september 26 | christ the king
ome Sweet Home Italian Festival will take place on Saturday, September 26 at Christ the King Catholic Church located at 25th and Wanamaker from 2 to 11p. The food and entertainment starts at 5:30p. This includes a sit-down Italian dinner ($10 / $6kids), food trucks and vendors, wine and beer garden, DJ, live bands, and children’s activities including inflatables. Weather permitting, professional fireworks will end the evening shortly after dusk. “We’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of opening Christ the King Church sanctuary and 20 years since opening the Early Education Center and School”, said Rev. Mitchel Zimmerman, pastor. The theme was picked to honor Pope Francis’ visit to the US that same week. Everyone is welcome. The LaRoccas, (Vince and son Oskar), local restauranteurs, will prepare and donate the 500 lasagna dinners in honor of Irene LaRocca (mom) who passed away early this summer. Proceeds will go to provide school scholarships. For more information, visit ctktopeka. org or call 273.0710 aseveneightfive
national breakfast competition Congrats to Chef Juli Cuthbertson from Juli’s Coffee + Bistro, Downtown Topeka who, along with 134 other chefs from around the country, will battle it out during the Hometown Breakfast Battle - a national chef recipe competition featuring 135 chefs from across the country it’s the largest national chef competition of its kind. Juli is proudly representing our area with her locallyinspired recipe - the KC BBQ Breakfast Sandwich. The contest in to honor the 135th Anniversary of the Thomas’ brand. Each chef will utilize Thomas’ iconic English Muffins and Bagels to showcase how easy (and fun!) it is to add some local flair and approachability to breakfast – a meal that has surged in popularity and creativity in recent years. Beginning on September 14, local fans of Chef Juli have just two weeks to vote online at ThomasBreakfastBattle.com to ensure their chef makes it into the next round of competition that narrows the pool from 135 to the top 16. Also, go online to view her recipe and bio. aseveneightfive
GREEK FEST october 10 saints peter + paul orthodox christian church
o doubt one the largest “church” events of the year is the 11th annual open house and Greek Food Festival Saturday, October 10 from 11a - 3p at Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Christian Church, 2516 SW Huntoon. The event features food favorites from Green and Lebanon, including gyros, souvlakia, falafel, dolmades, spanikopita, baklava, hummus and Greek coffee. Each entree runs $16 and there is an open house you can visit celebrating the culture. Like them on facebook at Ss Peter & Paul 11th Annual Greek Food Festival. aseveneightfive
A DIFFERENT KIND OF TACO
de lengua and tripe
by Stefan Burrell
ast Friday, my cousin Casey and I went hunting for some tacos. We proceeded down 6th Street just east of downtown. This portion, as many know, has a collection of restaurants that are hard to resist. Along with some good Mexican cuisine stops, there are Prize Package and Chuckburger. Both of these local burger places are a must try, but this food run was for tacos, not burgers. We first stopped at Tacos El Sol, which has great tacos at great prices. They have a good smattering of taco options available: chicken, steak, pork, beef tongue and fried pork. We both ordered the beef tongue (de lengua).
We wanted to try something we’ve never had, something adventurous - a different kind of taco. The de lengua was very tender with a fatty sensation. The taste was the most beefy taste I have ever experienced. The tacos were dressed with the house sauce, white onion, cilantro and fresh limes. I ate half of the taco before I decided to see what the lime did. The acidity added a nice kick. At $1.99 (pork and chicken are $1.75) it’s easy to sample all their taco offerings for the normal price of lunch. Add in the free fried corn chips and salsa (dine in or carry out), Tacos El Sol is a must. When finished, Casey and I headed west up 6th Street to the parked Taqueria El Coyote RV. At this point we were mainly curious
about the kind of tacos we could get from a RV. Upon looking at the menu, we were not disappointed. We knew at once that we wanted to try the tripitas taco – tripe, intestine. We braved up and placed an order. The cook recommended the tripe extra crispy, saying that’s how most prefer. We didn’t argue with the chef. The tripe was crunchy and well-seasoned, topped with onions, cilantro and lime and salsa on the side. The tripe was surprisingly delicious. Get out of your safe zone and go try the tongue and tripe tacos on 6th street. They’re a good life experience and as Casey put it, “I just tried my first two organs within twenty minutes of each other!” aseveneightfive
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FOOD NINJA O
n the outskirts of the village, rising as if it were some oblisk of fortune, the wellestablished charcuterie stands to face me, its foe, in unhindered battle. I infiltrate Herman’s Meat Market with ice in my veins and determination in my soul. Immediately I am greeted with an enthusiastic hello and the aroma of fresh smoked meats. As if to taunt me into some trap, the wares are displayed like so many temptations to a weaker man. Were I not the battle hardened, well trained ninja I am, my defenses would have been broken.
Menu Standard selection for a deli- sandwiches, chips, fountain drinks. Though, the meat selection is astounding- pork, chicken, beef, bison, turkey, all available for purchase by the pound in addition to your deli selection. Condiments are abundant as well to add to your sandwich. A fair selection and I am able to choose a delight that will satiate my ninja’s hunger… for now.
NINJA’S RECOMMENDATION Pork Sandwich with all the trimmings 24
A quaint establishment, not many tables but then this is not fully designed to be an eat in restaurant. Not my first encounter with limited seating so I am not affected. I step up to the well-worn counter to order my meal and the mood is hurried. I am slightly taken aback by the quick nature of the process but I regain my footing and regroup. Otherwise, friendly and accommodating. The place feels like an honest deli with no room for small talk or foolishness. This adds to the charm.
Herman's Meat and Deli 4 Fists Friendliness Apart from the hurried nature of my order, the staff is kind and friendly as I make my way around the store. The cashier speaks with me about the new store opening on Huntoon and tells me they will have the same deli but with a restaurant that seats 50 hungry ninjas. The current store will close and move to the new location, still offering the same wares.
Food The sandwich I order is fantastic. Flavorful and delectable. The pork melts in your mouth and pairs well with the sauce and condiments chosen. Gigantic portions and well baked bread give this sandwich a well-rounded appearance and flavor. Chips and a drink to go along make this a large meal enough for this ninja’s hunger to be defeated.
Funds I will break a tradition for Herman’s. I was able to procure a “12 inch” sandwich, chips, drink, store-made BBQ sauce, cookie, and a half pound of jalapeno bacon for 12 dollars. Given the portion size and quality of the meal, it was easily worth 20 dollars, just for the sandwich meal. Herman’s Meat + Deli, a Topeka staple for years, will continue to thrive in the new location and will continue to see my ninja skills devouring more sandwiches as often as I can hold them. aseveneightfive
Herman’s Meat + Deli | 28th + Fairlawn
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ACCUMULATION: WINTER REBELLION
very couple of years, New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, CO) switches up their seasonal releases. It keeps their brewers creative, and keeps our beer pallets rejoicing. Out in October is Accumulation, a white IPA, a refreshing change from the normal stout of winter lager. This white IPA was inspired by the white beauty that falls each winter in Colorado, according to the brewery. Mosaic and Amarillo hops bring a snowy soft citrus and fruit flavor to the beer which finishes with a layer of bitter and a bit of wheat for a smooth finish. The beer is refreshing and a direct revolt to the long standing tradition of brewing dark winter beers, thus we salute you, Grady Hull, you rebellious brewer you. So wear your flip flops all winter long and grab a few cases of Accumulation White IPA. aseveneightfive
SEASONAL BEERS OCT 14: Nebraska Brewing Tap Takeover | Burger STand | 6p
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DESCHUTES | JUBEL ALE This year marks the 28th bottling of Jubelale, the first beer that Deschutes Brewery ever bottled. For the last 21 years, a different local (Oregon) artist has been chosen to create an original piece of art for the label. This year’s artist is by Taylor Rose who used pencil, ink, watercolor and digital to create the label. Jubelale is perfect for winter gatherings and festival by nature and name. It’s characterized by a large malt body balanced with hop bitterness derived from a variety of American and European hops.
ODELL | ISOL ATION
SHOCK TOP | CHOCOL ATE Shock Top expanded their seasonal beers two years ago with Chocolate Wheat. The unfiltered ale is brewed with chocolate, caramel and black malts and aged on vanilla and cocoa beans. The beer will be sold in a combo pack with Shock Top Belgian White and the two can be mixed together to create the “Choc Top.”
A break with microbrew tradition, Isolation Ale does not have the customary spices and herbs beers of its genre are known for. This blend is, however, a style of holiday brew prevalent in the English tradition, most notably due to its malty, strong accents and coppery color. The Christmas card inspired label evokes thoughts of an intimate, cozy winter evening. Overall, a full, rich and flavorful holiday ale. aseveneightfive
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