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  • newIt's all about branding, according to MillerCoors.
    This popped up on my phone today. I am guessing that big beer still thinks marketing a good beer is better than not marketing a great beer.http://adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/millercoors-exec-dishes-state-craft-beer/310929/
    - 4 hours ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newPrairie Bourbon Paradise
    Bourbon Paradise, a 13% ABV imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels that previously held Heaven Hill bourbon for between six and eight months and conditioned on both coconut and vanilla. It will be packaged in 12-ounce bottles that are scheduled to…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newGreat American Beer Festival (GABF): 2017 Winners List
    293 Professional Medals Awarded to 266 BreweriesBoulder, Colo., October 7, 2017—The 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition awarded 293 medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States, plus three GABF Pro-Am medal…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newGoose Island Bourbon County 2017

    Goose Island Bourbon County 2017

    Seems like they're catching the infected bottles early this year.http://www.gooseisland.com/blog/2017-bourbon-county-variants2017 BOURBON COUNTY VARIANTSPosted on Thursday, October 19, 2017 byFrom Jared Jankoski, Brewmaster, Goose Island Beer Compa…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newThe Brewers Association Wants to Buy Anheuser-Busch InBev And "Take Craft Back"
    The Brewers Association wants you to pledge to help them crowdsource $213 billion in order to buy AB InBev and "Take Craft Back."Tired of seeing headlines about Big Beer gobbling up your favorite craft breweries? Then you’ll want to be part of th…
    - 6 hours ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newLagunitas - Born Yesterday 2017
    sounds like it's dropping on monday (10/16) based on an IG post from a local spot...can't wait to try this year's! hope the west coast gets some haze this time around...
    - 6 hours ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newAsheville’s Thirsty Monk to expand into Denver, Portland
    https://www.citizen-times.com/story...y-monk-expand-into-denver-portland/780674001/"ASHEVILLE - Thirsty Monk announced Thursday it will expand into Denver, Colorado and Portland, Oregon. Brian Grace, former Crooked Stave head brewer and Jolly Pumpki…
    - 8 hours ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newSierra Nevada 2017 Snowpack
    Good to see the Snowpack is being released as usual after the Fall Pack non-appearance. The lineup includes a couple of new beers this year:Pale AleCoffee StoutWintertide (winter warmer)Holiday Haze IPALooking forward to picking this up in a coup…
    - 8 hours ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newSierra Nevada Cocoa Coconut Barrel Aged Narwhal
    Just saw this on the Instagram feed and it looks awesome. No info on it yet but I'm guessing it will be released late November with the Trip in the Wood Series. Hopefully it gets national distribution.
    - 11 hours ago Oct 19, 2017 -
  • newArabicadabra: A New Bell's Coffee Milk Stout to Debut in October
    COMSTOCK, Mich. (June 21, 2017) - Bell's Brewery is proud to announce a new addition to its seasonal specialty lineup for release this fall. Arabicadabra, a coffee milk stout with an ABV of 5.5%, will debut on draught and in 12-ounce bottles, package…
    - 16 hours ago Oct 19, 2017 -
  • Victory Black Forest Cake Stout

    Victory Black Forest Cake Stout

    I was browsing through the fine beer blog MyBeerBuzz when I came across this beer, the label of which was posted back in June.I am a big fan of Victory Brewing's output, and think most these Blackboard beers are quite good, especially the...Victory…
    - 1 day ago Oct 19, 2017 -
  • Samuel Adams Winter Classics 2017
    I know its August but with the Samuel Adams Beers of Fall pack already out I was wondering if anyone had any information on what is going to be in the Samuel Adams Winter Classics pack this year. It's pretty safe to say that the Boston Lager and the…
    - 2 days ago Oct 18, 2017 -
  • Sierra Nevada Fresh Hop Pack in Cans
    Looks like an interesting 12 pack: Fresh Hop IPAFresh Hop DIPAFresh Hop IPLFresh Hop Session IPAhttp://www.sierranevada.com/beer/specialty/fresh-hop-pack
    - 2 days ago Oct 17, 2017 -
  • Sam Adams Fall Variety Pack 2017

    Sam Adams Fall Variety Pack 2017

    I started this thread last year near the end of July, and thought I would start it again this year Fall is my favorite time of the year and when I start hearing about/spotting the SA Fall Variety Pack I begin to get excited for crisp Fall days, foot…
    - 3 days ago Oct 17, 2017 -
  • Sixpoint to release Köld Schauer
    Greeting BA.....New Sixpoint release coming that im honored to share.....no pic of the cans or package at this (my) current moment of posting....Köld Schauer is a Kölsch style, and its going to be on draft and in 6packs throughout the distributio…
    - 5 days ago Oct 15, 2017 -
  • Victory's New Year Round Lager
    Teaser announced, I am excited to see what it is and to try it...nice to see all of this Lager love in the industry as of late: 100% American whole flower hops loaded into...a lager? Yuuup! You read that right. Our next year-round release will be a…
    - 5 days ago Oct 15, 2017 -
  • Constellation Brands beer sales up 13%
    http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/05/inv...brands-earnings-corona-beer-mexico/index.htmlBut Constellation is still benefiting from strong sales not just for Corona but for other Mexican beers it owns, like Modelo. Total beer sales rose nearly 13% in the…
    - 5 days ago Oct 14, 2017 -
  • Dogfish Head and BeerAdvocate Launch Project Extreme Brewing
    A six-part video series documenting the evolution and journey of cutting-edge and extreme brewing is available to stream now.In the first episode, BeerAdvocate founders Jason & Todd Alström join Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione to share their thought…
    - 5 days ago Oct 14, 2017 -
  • Founders - New Barrel-Aged Series Release: DKML

    Founders - New Barrel-Aged Series Release: DKML

    We are pleased to announce the next beer in our Barrel-Aged Series and, get ready, because this one is a doozy:Here you have what could be the first malt liquor worthy of a glass. Typically a slighted style, we thought we would class it up with a st…
    - 5 days ago Oct 14, 2017 -
  • Lagunitas Eroica Flemish Farmhouse
    Looks like Lagunitas is releasing a Flemish sour in 6-packs this May. 8.0 % abv.More details here:https://lagunitas.com/beers/eroica
    - 6 days ago Oct 14, 2017 -
  • Epic Big Bad Baptist & Barrel Aged Barley Wine

    Epic Big Bad Baptist & Barrel Aged Barley Wine

    Sunday Oct 1st 2017 Big Bad Baptist will be available, a true sign that fall is finally here. I stopped by the brewery yesterday and asked about variants. last year they had double barrel and baptista but got no info. I know triple barrel will be…
    - 6 days ago Oct 14, 2017 -
  • Russian River Sonoma Pride (Fundraiser) + a Chance to Cut the 2018 Pliny the Younger Line

    - 7 days ago Oct 13, 2017 -
  • AB InBev/10 Barrel in dispute with Mason's brewing over naming rights
    http://goodbeerhunting.com/sightlin...l-trademark-fight-with-ab-inbev-and-10-barrelWhat's everyone's thoughts on this?
    - 7 days ago Oct 13, 2017 -
  • Lord Hobo Sells Stake to Private Investment Firm
    https://www.brewbound.com/news/fund-growth-lord-hobo-sells-stake-private-investment-firmHe added that all of the company’s original investors opted to dilute their stakes in the company instead of exiting the business.Click to expand...
    - 7 days ago Oct 13, 2017 -
  • Lagunitas Willetized Coffee Stout

    Lagunitas Willetized Coffee Stout

    Super excited for this one! It's going to be hard to top High-Westified, but I'm willing to put in the research . The label just passed approval. No release date yet.
    - 7 days ago Oct 12, 2017 -
  • GABF Limiting Big Beer
    Thought it was interesting GABF is limiting Miller and InBev companies at GABF. No BCBS at GABF.....http://fortune.com/2017/10/04/great-american-beer-festival-big-beer/http://www.chicagotribune.com/dinin...-great-american-beer-fest-20171005-story.ht…
    - 13 days ago Oct 7, 2017 -
  • Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA
    Just saw this announced on Stone's Facebook page. I can't lie, this sounds delicious. Pineapple and Mandarin oranges? Tastyhttp://www.stonebrewing.com/beer/stone-seasonals/stone-vengeful-spirit-ipa
    - 14 days ago Oct 6, 2017 -
  • Odell retires 750ml bottle format
    Ten Paces is the last one. https://thefullpint.com/beer-news/odell-releases-ten-paces-retires-750-ml-format/
    - 17 days ago Oct 2, 2017 -
  • Firestone Walker Mocha Merlin can release
    The title says it all. Firestone, not content with a great Oatmeal Stout, releases what looks to be a great variant in their line of stouts.
    - 18 days ago Oct 1, 2017 -
  • Sam Adams Brewing the American Dream Variety Pack (5 collaborations)

    Sam Adams Brewing the American Dream Variety Pack (5 collaborations)

    In what looks similar to Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp across America, Sam is releasing a variety pack with 5 collabs. More from All about Beer Magazine here.
    - 19 days ago Oct 1, 2017 -

Reddit - Beer

  • newWhere to start
    So I've never really been a beer or alcohol drinker but I've always wanted to but everything I try is not very good to me. Coors, 805, Stella all taste the same to me and I'd much rather have an ice cold soda. Although I don't mind drinking Angry Orc…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newFat Tire Rebranding?
    I noticed Fat Tire is now a “Belgian Style Ale” rather than an “Amber Ale”. Anyone else notice this? Any reason for the rebranding? submitted by /u/MaltsHopsYeast [link] [comments]
    - 3 hours ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newI screwed up. Please help me, Germany!
    So I came home after a long day and grabbed the last two beers in the fridge my girlfriend had left in there a few weeks prior. About half way through I realize these are not only delicious, but unusual. After asking her about them, it turns out they…
    - 7 hours ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newNewbie in search of Wheat Greatness
    Not a fan of IPA (bitters) nor lite beer, New Belgium Voodoo Ranger OK (but not my fave) but tend to lean toward Miller Lite when I'm drinking cheap. Loved shoktop pretzel wheat but seasonal. From a small town with limited selection. Looking for sugg…
    - 7 hours ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newAny tips for Trillium Canton Location Visit?
    I’ll be passing through the area Sunday and am planning on stopping in at Trillium’s Canton location. I’ve never been before and am excited to try a beer or two and get some cans to go. I know to check their website the day of for can availabil…
    - 11 hours ago Oct 19, 2017 -

Brewer's Association

What is the World Beer Cup?

- 4 days ago Oct 16, 2017 -
Brewers Toolkit: Take Craft Back

- 4 days ago Oct 16, 2017 -
VOTE! 2017 Board of Directors Election

- 9 days ago Oct 11, 2017 -
Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance by Jennifer Talley

- 57 days ago Aug 24, 2017 -
Using the Independent Craft Brewer Seal in Your Brewery Taproom

- 66 days ago Aug 15, 2017 -
Who is the Brewers Association Technical Committee?

- 73 days ago Aug 8, 2017 -

Craft Beer

  • newRahr & Sons Brewing Releases Barrel-aged Winter Warmer

    Rahr & Sons Brewing Releases Barrel-aged Winter Warmer

    Rahr & Sons Brewing will release its popular Barrel Aged Winter Warmer, aged in Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey barrels for the first time.The post Rahr & Sons Brewing Releases Barrel-aged Winter Warmer appeared first on CraftBeer.co…
    - 12 hours ago Oct 19, 2017 -
  • newCoronado Releases Barrel-aged Black Forest Cake Imperial Stout

    Coronado Releases Barrel-aged Black Forest Cake Imperial Stout

    Coronado Brewing Company is releasing the next beer in its much-anticipated barrel-aged series: Black Forest Cake Imperial Stout.The post Coronado Releases Barrel-aged Black Forest Cake Imperial Stout appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 13 hours ago Oct 19, 2017 -
  • newAsheville’s Thirsty Monk To Expand into Denver and Portland

    Asheville’s Thirsty Monk To Expand into Denver and Portland

    Asheville's Thirsty Monk, brewer of Belgian-Rooted Modern Ales, announced today its expansion into Denver, Colorado and Portland, Oregon. The post Asheville’s Thirsty Monk To Expand into Denver and Portland appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 14 hours ago Oct 19, 2017 -
  • newPayette Brewing and Cervecería Albur Collaborate Across the Border

    Payette Brewing and Cervecería Albur Collaborate Across the Border

    The result: Lúpulo Fresco, a Grapefruit Fresh Hop Ale by Payette Brewing and Cervecería Albur, to be released this November.The post Payette Brewing and Cervecería Albur Collaborate Across the Border appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 16 hours ago Oct 19, 2017 -
  • new22nd Annual Holiday Ale Festival Lineup Announced

    22nd Annual Holiday Ale Festival Lineup Announced

    The 22nd annual Holiday Ale Festival will take place Nov. 29 through Dec. 3 at Pioneer Courthouse Square, located at 701 SW Sixth Ave. in Portland, Oregon. The post 22nd Annual Holiday Ale Festival Lineup Announced appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 16 hours ago Oct 19, 2017 -
  • newHoppin’ Frog Releases Peanut Butter Chocolate Coffee Porter Cans

    Hoppin’ Frog Releases Peanut Butter Chocolate Coffee Porter Cans

    Hoppin' Frog will be releasing our Infusion A: Peanut Butter Chocolate Coffee Porter in CANS! 4pk/12oz for $14.99. No limit.The post Hoppin’ Frog Releases Peanut Butter Chocolate Coffee Porter Cans appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 18 hours ago Oct 19, 2017 -
  • newInfographic: How to Choose the Right Beer Glass

    Infographic: How to Choose the Right Beer Glass

    Is there really such a thing as the right beer glass? It's a puzzle that might intimidate newer beer lovers, but our handy infographic will help.The post Infographic: How to Choose the Right Beer Glass appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 19 hours ago Oct 19, 2017 -
  • Naperville Ale Fest Winter Edition

    Naperville Ale Fest Winter Edition

    The 2018 NapervilleWinter Ale Fest will take place on Saturday, February 24 at Naperville’s Frontier Park.The post Naperville Ale Fest Winter Edition appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 2 days ago Oct 18, 2017 -
  • Chicago Ale Fest Winter Edition

    Chicago Ale Fest Winter Edition

    The 2018 Chicago Ale Fest – Winter Edition will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. The fest will feature more then 150 American Craft Beers – with a strong focus on winter seasonals. The fest will als…
    - 2 days ago Oct 18, 2017 -
  • Introducing Jester King No Whalez Here

    Introducing Jester King No Whalez Here

    We’re pleased to introduce Jester King No Whalez Here — a farmhouse witbier made with Texas coriander, house-dried tangerines, and hand-harvested lavender. The post Introducing Jester King No Whalez Here appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 2 days ago Oct 18, 2017 -
  • How Space Launched Huntsville’s Craft Beer Scene

    How Space Launched Huntsville’s Craft Beer Scene

    Huntsville scientists worked on Apollo and Gemini missions, shuttles and the ISS. Today, that history influences Huntsville's craft brewing scene.The post How Space Launched Huntsville’s Craft Beer Scene appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 2 days ago Oct 18, 2017 -
  • Adirondack Brewery Oktoberfest Raises Thousands for Local Charity

    Adirondack Brewery Oktoberfest Raises Thousands for Local Charity

    The 12th Annual Adirondack Brewery Oktoberfest for Charity attracted a record crowd for an afternoon full of polka music, beer and German food.The post Adirondack Brewery Oktoberfest Raises Thousands for Local Charity appeared first on CraftBeer.com…
    - 3 days ago Oct 17, 2017 -
  • Black Shirt Presents BSB Halloween Project

    Black Shirt Presents BSB Halloween Project

    Black Shirt Brewing Co. invites you to their Halloween Project for a night to dance, drink and be scary!The post Black Shirt Presents BSB Halloween Project appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 3 days ago Oct 17, 2017 -
  • Brewery Employees Lose Homes to California Wine Country Fires

    Brewery Employees Lose Homes to California Wine Country Fires

    Breweries are helping people who lost their homes in the California Wine Country fires, including their own employees. See the latest on how to help.The post Brewery Employees Lose Homes to California Wine Country Fires appeared first on CraftBeer.c…
    - 3 days ago Oct 17, 2017 -
  • Bear Republic Fundraising for Sonoma County Fire Victims

    Bear Republic Fundraising for Sonoma County Fire Victims

    The California Wine Country wildfires have impacted Bear Republic Brewing employees and the community and the brewery is announcing fundraising efforts.The post Bear Republic Fundraising for Sonoma County Fire Victims appeared first on CraftBeer.com…
    - 3 days ago Oct 17, 2017 -
  • Lone Tree Brewing Introduces Vanilla Caramel Amber Cans

    Lone Tree Brewing Introduces Vanilla Caramel Amber Cans

    Lone Tree's fall seasonal beer, Vanilla Caramel Amber, is now available in cans across the state of Colorado and in select locations in Kansas and Nebraska. The post Lone Tree Brewing Introduces Vanilla Caramel Amber Cans appeared first on CraftBeer…
    - 3 days ago Oct 17, 2017 -
  • Cape May Releases Sour Brown Ale, Latest in Barrel Aged Series

    Cape May Releases Sour Brown Ale, Latest in Barrel Aged Series

    The latest release in the Barrel Aged Series: Lady in Room #10, a sour brown ale aged in red wine barrels for eighteen months on black currants and plums.The post Cape May Releases Sour Brown Ale, Latest in Barrel Aged Series appeared first on Craft…
    - 3 days ago Oct 17, 2017 -
  • Buy Anheuser-Busch InBev? Craft Beer Wants to ‘Take Craft Back’

    Buy Anheuser-Busch InBev? Craft Beer Wants to ‘Take Craft Back’

    Take Craft Back is a crowdfunding campaign with a ginormous goal: raise billions to buy AB InBev, a company that's gobbling up U.S. craft brewers.The post Buy Anheuser-Busch InBev? Craft Beer Wants to ‘Take Craft Back’ appeared first on CraftBee…
    - 4 days ago Oct 16, 2017 -
  • Russian River Raises Money for California Wildfire Victims with Pliny the Younger Contest

    Russian River Raises Money for California Wildfire Victims with Pliny the Younger Contest

    For every $25 donated to the cause, beer fans “will have one chance to win line-cutting privileges to the Pliny the Younger release.The post Russian River Raises Money for California Wildfire Victims with Pliny the Younger Contest appeared first o…
    - 6 days ago Oct 13, 2017 -
  • Roughtail Brewing Hosts First Oklahoma AHA Rally

    Roughtail Brewing Hosts First Oklahoma AHA Rally

    Roughtail Brewing Company and the American Homebrewers Association are partnering together to bring the first AHA Rally to Oklahoma.The post Roughtail Brewing Hosts First Oklahoma AHA Rally appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 7 days ago Oct 12, 2017 -
  • Payette Brewing Releases Sunday Mourning Imperial Breakfast Stout

    Payette Brewing Releases Sunday Mourning Imperial Breakfast Stout

    Payette Brewing Company will release Sunday Mourning Imperial Breakfast Stout this October. The post Payette Brewing Releases Sunday Mourning Imperial Breakfast Stout appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 8 days ago Oct 12, 2017 -
  • Award-Winning Sesión Cerveza Now in Cans

    Award-Winning Sesión Cerveza Now in Cans

    Full Sail Brewing Co. is happy to announce that their award-winning Sesiόn Cerveza Mexican Style Lager is now available in 12 oz. cans.The post Award-Winning Sesión Cerveza Now in Cans appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 8 days ago Oct 12, 2017 -
  • Green Eggs and Beer: What You Can Learn from Dr. Seuss

    Green Eggs and Beer: What You Can Learn from Dr. Seuss

    Dr. Seuss books teach timeless messages, and as writer Eric Jackson explains, one of those lessons is how you can approach your journey with craft beer.The post Green Eggs and Beer: What You Can Learn from Dr. Seuss appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 8 days ago Oct 12, 2017 -
  • Sun, Sand and Craft Beer Along Florida’s Emerald Coast

    Sun, Sand and Craft Beer Along Florida’s Emerald Coast

    From Pensacola in the west to Panama City Beach in the east, more than a dozen Emerald Coast breweries and brewpubs call this area home.The post Sun, Sand and Craft Beer Along Florida’s Emerald Coast appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 8 days ago Oct 12, 2017 -
  • Lord Hobo Brewing Company Expands to New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania

    Lord Hobo Brewing Company Expands to New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania

    Massachusetts-based Lord Hobo Brewing Co. (LHBCo.) today announced plans to expand into New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. The company has appointed Hunterdon Brewing Co. for state-wide sales in New Jersey, and Gretz Beer and Penn Beer for distribu…
    - 9 days ago Oct 11, 2017 -
  • SanTan Brewing Company’s Yotes Pale Ale Now in Cans

    SanTan Brewing Company’s Yotes Pale Ale Now in Cans

    The Arizona Coyotes and SanTan Brewing Company of Chandler, Arizona announced today that Yotes Pale Ale is now available in craft cans.The post SanTan Brewing Company’s Yotes Pale Ale Now in Cans appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 9 days ago Oct 11, 2017 -
  • Oktoberfest with Playalinda Brewing Company – Brix Project

    Oktoberfest with Playalinda Brewing Company – Brix Project

    Join Playalinda Brewing Company for their first Oktoberfest celebration at Brix Project. They will be tapping their Oktoberfest lager – Playafest just for the occasion. Guests can hang out in an authentic outdoor Biergarten with live music from Jas…
    - 9 days ago Oct 11, 2017 -
  • How the Pilsner Beer Style Conquered the World

    How the Pilsner Beer Style Conquered the World

    The history behind the Pilsner beer style, and how it would go on to conquer the world, forever changing the way drinkers view beer.The post How the Pilsner Beer Style Conquered the World appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 9 days ago Oct 11, 2017 -
  • Breweries, Employees Impacted by California Wine Country Wildfires

    Breweries, Employees Impacted by California Wine Country Wildfires

    Details on how craft breweries, including Russian River and St. Florian's, are impacted by the northern California Wine Country fires.The post Breweries, Employees Impacted by California Wine Country Wildfires appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 10 days ago Oct 10, 2017 -
  • Ft. Lauderdale Craft Beer Sporting Games

    Ft. Lauderdale Craft Beer Sporting Games

    Saturday November 4th in the MASS District section of Ft. Lauderdale will be a craft beer sporting games and food fest unlike anything out there!The post Ft. Lauderdale Craft Beer Sporting Games appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 10 days ago Oct 10, 2017 -

All About Beer

  • newAsheville’s Thirsty Monk To Expand Into Denver And Portland

    Asheville’s Thirsty Monk To Expand Into Denver And Portland

    (Press Release) DENVER, Colo. and PORTLAND, Ore.— Asheville, North Carolina-born Thirsty Monk, brewer of Belgian-Rooted Modern Ales and operator of world-recognized craft beer bars, announced today its expansion into Denver, Colorado and Portland,…
    - 15 hours ago Oct 19, 2017 -
  • Sponsored: San Diego Beer Week Celebrates Nine Years and Countless Beers

    Sponsored: San Diego Beer Week Celebrates Nine Years and Countless Beers

    Presented by the San Diego Brewers Guild Craft beer enthusiasts rejoice—the ninth annual San Diego Beer Week takes place Nov. 3-12, and the number and variety of celebratory events are off the chart. As one of the most established and well-known na…
    - 7 days ago Oct 13, 2017 -
  • Brewery Ommegang to release 20th Anniversary Ale and New Rare Beer Pack

    Brewery Ommegang to release 20th Anniversary Ale and New Rare Beer Pack

    (Press Release) COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.—Brewery Ommegang is proud to release their 20th Anniversary Ale, a luxurious Belgian-style dark ale aged for more than five months in bourbon barrels. Brewery Ommegang was founded in 1997 on a 140-acre former hop…
    - 8 days ago Oct 12, 2017 -
  • Bell’s Brewery Announces 2018 Release Calendar

    Bell’s Brewery Announces 2018 Release Calendar

    (Press Release) COMSTOCK, Mich.—A new seasonal release, Hopslam mini-kegs and the return of The Oracle – just a sample of the incredible lineup Bell’s Brewery has in store for fans in 2018.  Specialty beers will include a canning line debut, a…
    - 9 days ago Oct 11, 2017 -
  • 2017 Great American Beer Festival Winners

    2017 Great American Beer Festival Winners

    (Press Release) BOULDER, Colo.—The 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition awarded 293 medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States, plus three GABF Pro-Am medals to teams of homebrewers paired with professio…
    - 12 days ago Oct 7, 2017 -
  • All About Beer Magazine Claims Six Awards in NAGBW Competition

    All About Beer Magazine Claims Six Awards in NAGBW Competition

    Journalists for All About Beer Magazine and AllAboutBeer.com claimed six awards at the fifth annual North American Guild of Beer Writers competition, held at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver on Friday, Oct. 6.  Winning journalists for All…
    - 13 days ago Oct 6, 2017 -
  • Beervana Podcast, Episode 45: Saison
    Jeff Alworth and Patrick Emerson take another deep dive into a classic style, this time with saison. In centuries past, these were the beers made by farmers to both preserve their harvest and slake thirsts over the coming year. Production of the sty…
    - 19 days ago Oct 1, 2017 -
  • 48 Hours at the Jersey Shore

    48 Hours at the Jersey Shore

    The Jersey Shore—that is, the 130-mile stretch of coastline that is where people actually go when they say they are going “Down the Shore” in New Jersey—isn’t navigable in a single beer weekend. You might not even be able to do it in a week…
    - 20 days ago Sep 29, 2017 -
  • Coming Soon: October 2017

    Coming Soon: October 2017

    RELEASES Bell’s Brewery Arabicadabra 5.5% | Coffee Milk Stout Inspired by Milchkaffee, a Bell’s milk stout that incorporated lactose and coffee beans from Nicaragua and Papua New Guinea, Arabicadabra also uses lactose and Nicaraguan coffee beans…
    - 22 days ago Sep 28, 2017 -
  • Mexican-Style Lagers: Mas por Menos

    Mexican-Style Lagers: Mas por Menos

    Mexican imports, and their stylistic offspring, are kinda huge right now. Brewbound recently reported that IRI data showed Mexican imports to the U.S. up 11 percent year-to-date over the first third of 2017. MillerCoors (the U.S. arm of Molson Coors)…
    - 23 days ago Sep 27, 2017 -
  • Tractor New Mexican Lager
    The post Tractor New Mexican Lager appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 23 days ago Sep 27, 2017 -
  • SweetWater Mexican Style Lager
    The post SweetWater Mexican Style Lager appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 23 days ago Sep 27, 2017 -
  • Lakefront El Wisco
    The post Lakefront El Wisco appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 23 days ago Sep 27, 2017 -
  • Lone Tree Mexican Lager
    The post Lone Tree Mexican Lager appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 23 days ago Sep 27, 2017 -
  • The Post Top Rope
    The post The Post Top Rope appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 23 days ago Sep 27, 2017 -
  • NoDa Bandito
    The post NoDa Bandito appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 23 days ago Sep 27, 2017 -
  • Pacifico Clara
    The post Pacifico Clara appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 23 days ago Sep 27, 2017 -
  • Anchor Los Gigantes
    The post Anchor Los Gigantes appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 23 days ago Sep 27, 2017 -
  • Modelo Especial
    The post Modelo Especial appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 23 days ago Sep 27, 2017 -
  • Sun King Pachanga
    The post Sun King Pachanga appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 23 days ago Sep 27, 2017 -
  • Oskar Blues Beerito
    The post Oskar Blues Beerito appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 23 days ago Sep 27, 2017 -
  • Full Sail Sesión Cerveza
    The post Full Sail Sesión Cerveza appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 23 days ago Sep 27, 2017 -
  • Beer is for Everyone! Of Drinking Age

    Beer is for Everyone! Of Drinking Age

    Beer is for Everyone! Of Drinking Age By Em Sauter $18.95, One Peace Books To prove that beer is for everyone, Em Sauter—in cartoon form—takes you on a journey from beer’s beginnings thousands of years ago to today’s exciting beer scene. In t…
    - 25 days ago Sep 25, 2017 -
  • Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance

    Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance

    Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance By Jennifer Talley $19.95, Brewers Publications Jennifer Talley spent nearly two decades brewing in a state that caps draft beer production at 4% ABV. Yet rather than being limited at Squatters Pub Brewer…
    - 25 days ago Sep 25, 2017 -
  • 33 Brews

    33 Brews

    33 Brews By Dave Selden $7, 33 Books Co. Portland-based 33 Books Co., makers of pocket-sized tasting journals for a wide variety of foods and beverages (including beer), has added a brewing log to its portfolio. At 5-by-7 inches, 33 Brews is larger t…
    - 25 days ago Sep 25, 2017 -
  • Tasting Cider: The CIDERCRAFT® Guide to the Distinctive Flavors of North American Hard Cider

    Tasting Cider: The CIDERCRAFT® Guide to the Distinctive Flavors of North American Hard Cider

    Tasting Cider: The CIDERCRAFT® Guide to the Distinctive Flavors of North American Hard Cider By Erin James $19.95, Storey Publishing This new release is a breezy read that serves its titled goal: going lighter on the history and stylistic details in…
    - 25 days ago Sep 25, 2017 -
  • Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created

    Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created

    Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created By Patrick E. McGovern $26.95, W.W. Norton & Co. Imagine a glass with only a thin film of beer remaining. Think you could re-create it? For a homebrewer with an exceptional palate, it may be possible. But no…
    - 25 days ago Sep 25, 2017 -
  • Surly Rising North Pale Ale
    The post Surly Rising North Pale Ale appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 26 days ago Sep 24, 2017 -
  • Post-Hurricane Harvey, Houston Breweries Give Back

    Post-Hurricane Harvey, Houston Breweries Give Back

    In SpindleTap Brewery’s taproom in northeast Houston, drinkers enjoy beers like Hop Gusher IPA or Honey Hole ESB while kids play foosball. But just hidden from their view is an enormous warehouse housing one of Houston’s biggest donation drives f…
    - 28 days ago Sep 22, 2017 -
  • Beervana Podcast, Episode 44: A Case Study of Harpoon Brewery

    Beervana Podcast, Episode 44: A Case Study of Harpoon Brewery

    Jeff Alworth sits down with Dan Kenary, co-founder and CEO of Harpoon Brewery in Boston, to discuss the brewery’s origin story, the New England market, pay-to-play and the beer that changed the brewery’s fortune forever.  And if that leaves you…
    - 28 days ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • Trading Barley for Bread: Brewers Look Beyond Kvass

    Trading Barley for Bread: Brewers Look Beyond Kvass

    The name of the beer is Toast. And like the kvasses that have recently emerged stateside, Toast drives home the epigram of “liquid bread” by using the starchy sugars from bread to fuel beer fermentation. “What’s different about kvass versus w…
    - 30 days ago Sep 19, 2017 -
  • Upland Cursed Kettles
    The post Upland Cursed Kettles appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 31 days ago Sep 18, 2017 -
  • How to Conduct A Beer Flight

    How to Conduct A Beer Flight

    One of the most fascinating and enjoyable ways to taste is through a beer flight: a conducted tour of beers that may reflect a specific theme, a brewery’s lineup or even the uncorking of ancient treasures. No matter the theme, lining up a number of…
    - 33 days ago Sep 17, 2017 -
  • Iron Hill Mahalo, Apollo!
    Mahalo (thank you in Hawaiian) + Apollo (sun god), in appreciation of summer.The post Iron Hill Mahalo, Apollo! appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 35 days ago Sep 15, 2017 -
  • Bond Brothers Disenchantment
    The post Bond Brothers Disenchantment appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 35 days ago Sep 14, 2017 -
  • War Horse Inspiring Ale
    Inspiring Ale is a fundraising beer brewed with The National Women’s Hall of Fame.The post War Horse Inspiring Ale appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 41 days ago Sep 9, 2017 -
  • A-B InBev Lays Off Employees as Part of New Sales Structure for The High End

    A-B InBev Lays Off Employees as Part of New Sales Structure for The High End

    Anheuser-Busch InBev announced today a change to its sales structure that will result in layoffs of hundreds of employees in The High End, its division of craft and import breweries. The decision came on the heels of A-B InBev’s own internal resear…
    - 42 days ago Sep 7, 2017 -
  • Ommegang Pale Sour Ale
    The post Ommegang Pale Sour Ale appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 47 days ago Sep 3, 2017 -
  • The State of Beer Legislation

    The State of Beer Legislation

    Let’s pretend, for a moment, that the biggest problem small brewers face has nothing to do with upside-down bottle seals or beer festival advertisers. The 5,300-plus brewers nationwide that the Brewers Association defines as “craft” don’t nee…
    - 49 days ago Sep 1, 2017 -
  • All About Beer to Acquire Draft Publishing LLC

    All About Beer to Acquire Draft Publishing LLC

    (Press Release) DURHAM, N.C.—All About Beer LLC, the publisher of All About Beer Magazine, is proud to announce today the forthcoming acquisition of DRAFT Publishing, LLC, the publisher of DRAFT Magazine, www.draftmag.com and other media assets. Th…
    - 51 days ago Aug 30, 2017 -
  • Remembering the Bard of Beer: Why There Will Never Be Another Michael Jackson

    Remembering the Bard of Beer: Why There Will Never Be Another Michael Jackson

    It was toward the end of September 2006, and a 64-year-old Englishman was making his way through the Denver airport. He was rotund, with an ample belly and shaggy grayish hair spilling in curls from every part of his scalp save the balding front. He…
    - 51 days ago Aug 30, 2017 -
  • Coming Soon: September 2017

    Coming Soon: September 2017

    EVENTS Sept. 16-17 Ok2berfest Stratford, Connecticut Now in its fifth year, Two Roads Brewing Co.’s Ok2berfest celebrates a hallmark time of the year for beer with about 4,000 attendees. Patrons receive a half-liter stein and their first beer with…
    - 52 days ago Aug 29, 2017 -
  • The Last Quiet Year in Beer

    The Last Quiet Year in Beer

    In 1993, Lagunitas was just starting up, and breweries as varied as Stone, Victory, Dogfish Head, and Smuttynose did not exist as commercial concerns. In 1993, there was no Brewers Association, never mind a definition from that group defining a craft…
    - 52 days ago Aug 29, 2017 -
  • Big Timber Porter
    This porter from West Virginia incorporates six types of malt and European hops.The post Big Timber Porter appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 54 days ago Aug 27, 2017 -
  • Carton Shinshu
    The post Carton Shinshu appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 55 days ago Aug 26, 2017 -
  • Southern Tier and Victory to open brewery in Charlotte, N.C.

    Southern Tier and Victory to open brewery in Charlotte, N.C.

    (Press Release) CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Having joined forces under the Artisanal Brewing Ventures (ABV) umbrella in 2016, Southern Tier and Victory is now currently ranked 13th overall in total annual production among craft breweries. Now the two brewers a…
    - 56 days ago Aug 24, 2017 -
  • Beervana Podcast, Episode 43: New England IPAs

    Beervana Podcast, Episode 43: New England IPAs

    Jeff Alworth recently traveled to Boston to divine the secrets of the region’s hazy, juicy IPAs. He brought back several cans of New England IPAs from his trip, and in an effort to determine a correlation between flavor and cloudiness, he and Patri…
    - 61 days ago Aug 20, 2017 -
  • Scofflaw Hooligan
    The post Scofflaw Hooligan appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 62 days ago Aug 19, 2017 -
  • DESTIHL Amra
    The post DESTIHL Amra appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 63 days ago Aug 18, 2017 -
  • Green Flash to open brewery in Lincoln, Nebraska

    Green Flash to open brewery in Lincoln, Nebraska

    (Press Release) SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Less than one year after opening doors to their second brewery on the east coast, Green Flash Brewing Co. announces they are expanding into the Midwest and opening a third location in Lincoln, NE.  They have purc…
    - 65 days ago Aug 16, 2017 -

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The Full Pint

  • newYards Brewing & Taproom Set to Open in Northern Liberties
    (Philadelphia,PA) – This November, Yards Brewing Company will open Yards Brewery and Taproom at 500 Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia’s... read postThe post Yards Brewing & Taproom Set to Open in Northern Liberties appeared first on The Full…
    - 8 hours ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newListermann Brewing 9th Anniversary – October 21, 2017
    (Cincinnati, OH)   —Listermann Brewing Company is celebrating their 9th year of business operating as a brewery with a fun-filled anniversary... read postThe post Listermann Brewing 9th Anniversary – October 21, 2017 appeared first on The Ful…
    - 8 hours ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newJester King Bière de Blanc du Bois Release This Friday
    (Austin, TX) – This Friday, October 20th, we are releasing 2017 Jester King Bière de Blanc du Bois — our... read postThe post Jester King Bière de Blanc du Bois Release This Friday appeared first on The Full Pint - Craft Beer News.
    - 9 hours ago Oct 19, 2017 -
  • Cigar City Brewing Adds Oskar Blues Boulder As El Catador Club Hub
    (Tampa, FL & Boulder, CO) – Since 2013, Cigar City Brewing’s El Catador Club has operated with the goal of... read postThe post Cigar City Brewing Adds Oskar Blues Boulder As El Catador Club Hub appeared first on The Full Pint - Craft Beer News…
    - 1 day ago Oct 19, 2017 -
  • Two Roads Brewing Releases Ground Loop Sour Saison & Miles 2 Go
    (Stratford, CT) – Two Roads Brewing Company announces their first-ever collaboration with Stillwater Artisanal: Ground Loop Sour Saison. This limited... read postThe post Two Roads Brewing Releases Ground Loop Sour Saison & Miles 2 Go appeared fi…
    - 1 day ago Oct 19, 2017 -
  • River North Nightmare Fuel & Barrel-Aged Nightmare Fuel Release This Weekend
    (Denver, CO) – As Halloween creeps up, River North Brewery fills its cauldrons with a sinister beer to haunt your... read postThe post River North Nightmare Fuel & Barrel-Aged Nightmare Fuel Release This Weekend appeared first on The Full Pint -…
    - 1 day ago Oct 18, 2017 -
  • Mikkeller Teams up with Mastodon for Sultan’s Curse
    (San Diego, CA) – The world famous metal band Mastodon collaborates with Mikkeller on their second beer together. Sultan’s Curse,... read postThe post Mikkeller Teams up with Mastodon for Sultan’s Curse appeared first on The Full Pint - Craft…
    - 2 days ago Oct 18, 2017 -
  • Catawba Brewing OktoberFeast Beer Dinner
    (Asheville, NC) – Catawba Brewing is hosting “OktoberFeast” a Oktoberfest-themed 4-course food and beer pairing at their Asheville South Slope... read postThe post Catawba Brewing OktoberFeast Beer Dinner appeared first on The Full Pint - Cra…
    - 2 days ago Oct 18, 2017 -
  • Surly Darkness 2017
    Product description: This massive Russian Imperial Stout brings waves of flavors; chocolate, cherries, raisins, coffee, and toffee, finishing with a... read postThe post Surly Darkness 2017 appeared first on The Full Pint - Craft Beer News.
    - 2 days ago Oct 18, 2017 -
  • Double Mountain Brewery Molten Lava Returns
    (Hood River, OR)  – Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom brings back Molten Lava, Imperial IPA. A taproom favorite since 2008,... read postThe post Double Mountain Brewery Molten Lava Returns appeared first on The Full Pint - Craft Beer News.
    - 2 days ago Oct 18, 2017 -

Rate Beer

  • newDoes this joke have any relevance here?
    Posted by joetThis was posted by an anthropologist friend. I've never actually dug into the data to see how much of this is true... Would you guess it might be for several geographic groups here? (22 replies) Read more of this discussion at…
    - 1 min ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newGose Cans - Does freshness matter?
    Posted by malrubiusHello. A friend gave me some nice cans of various gose. I'm not a huge fan of the style and don't know much about it. I'd like to save them for a nice hot day, maybe next spring, unless freshness matters. Advice? Thanks.(9 replies)…
    - 1 min ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newmost horrendous beer stash
    Posted by nuplastikkhow many cases are you sitting on? I'm at about 7 cases of 12oz and 5 or 6 cases of 750. I have no real interest in ageing any of them...have two boxes of old unplugged and Central Waters...maybe 3 cases of 750 sourish stuff.…
    - 1 min ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newWhat ya drinkin' part XVII
    Posted by Quick3BeersLadyface Dérailleur(61 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
    - 1 min ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newHelp me find a siteand#40;sand#41; that can ship these three beers to me in Florida.
    Posted by 123chug1) Chimay Blue. ( I have to pay $ 14.99 per bottle where I live in Florida). I would have to find site that given the shipping cost I would come out ahead. I would buy a case ) 2) Highland Brewing Cold Mountain Winter Ale…
    - 1 min ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newWhat leaderboards do you check most often?
    Posted by joetWe have a number of leaderboards around the site -- top raters overall, top raters this month, top raters this year, top place raters, top women raters, top tag raters, top beer style raters. Which ones do you view most often if an…
    - 1 min ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newGoBeerMe
    Posted by bbI'm doing this for my father-in-law -- the man who introduced me to homebrewing and helped to set me on the path to better craft beer and ultimately RateBeer. My father-in-law and my mother-in-law immigrated to the US from the UK wit…
    - 1 min ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newAre people using Ticks and Rates in this way... ???
    Posted by joetI'm wondering if people require a tick AND rate for the same beer? Are there big tickers here who really want the ability to have ticks AND rates for the same beer? If so can you tell me a bit about how you use ticks in this case?…
    - 1 min ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newSanta Rosa burning down in wildfire and#045;and#045;and#045;and#045;
    Posted by bhensonbBottle Barn was right in the path - a KMart half a mile upwind burned down. Any news on Bottle Barn? Russian River downtown seemed likely to be ok. Any news on any beer things affected by the fire?(29 replies) Read mo…
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  • newMarc Faber on US beer
    Posted by HomerBeerOdysyI never knew TV investment pundit had asserted beer was one of two critical components to the US economy: http://bit.ly/2hO63Xq.(1 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
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  • newbeer trade
    Posted by mvh83(4 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
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  • newpersonal
    Posted by Chudwick(15 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
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  • newBeer Gift
    Posted by jakewhiteHey, there! I have been looking for a perfect gift for my father who is a hardcore traveler and a Beer Drinker. I can guess that you guys can help me. Any help will be much appreciated.( replies) Read more of this discussion at Rat…
    - 1 min ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newBeer and Whisky Pairing
    Posted by leedw94Hi guys, i am a committee member for my school's Whisky society and beer society, and i was asked to organize a beer & whisky pairing session. I would prefer to make it interesting, so i would like to avoid a simple pairing of 'peaty…
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  • newmilestone award
    Posted by cheaphttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uE6XRHkc08 (3 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
    - 1 min ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newGift suggestion for an uncle who's into beer - thanks
    Posted by jimbellzMy family and I decided to give my uncle a beer related product as his gift for his 60th birthday. I'd like to open some suggestions. I appreciate it a lot.(10 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
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  • newThe illusion of taste
    Posted by trappedToday I was reading an article in an old copy of New Yorker which I found really interesting. It's basically about how to manipulate perceptions to enhance the taste of things. The article can be read at the link below. The part that…
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  • newbeer buddy
    Posted by RichardGretton(4 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
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  • newTrinityAudit Ale question
    Posted by KeirI've read over this: http://www.breweryhistory.com/journal/archive/128/Audit.pdf so I have an overview of the beer, but can anyone date this bottle? https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yCdIdrGyn874WevLRZoEUoRJ0FXF2X4D5cjQ6jUOVm4/e…
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  • newFargo Frozen Beer Machine
    Posted by doomsmith_it12I was eating lunch today at Big Wave Dave's, a beach seafood restaurant in Orange Beech, AL when the manager came over during the meal and asked if we were interested in trying some free beer out of a frozen beer machine they…
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  • newHave the New Glarus fruit beers gotten progressively more sour or wat?
    Posted by CanIHave4BeersDrinking a 12oz of Raspberry Tart & it seems like there is a legitimate sour beer base to it... it's at least as sour as Rodenbach Alexander if not more so. Serendipity seemed to have a pretty sour base from the first batch...…
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  • newFizzics Way Tap, anyone tried it? Worthwhile?
    Posted by RcieslaI got the item as a xmas gift this year trying to figure out if its worth a try?(4 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
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  • newcantillon
    Posted by dccraftfeedSorry, not sure how to edit the title. Any word on the seasonals being released? Saw rumours of Fou/LPF/Mamouche today?(1 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
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  • newSaison Through History...
    Posted by radarsockNothing even comes close to getting my nips as diamond hard as when a brand spankin' new barrel aged saison fermented with souring bacteria appears on my Facebook feed. Reading that the new, fitter adaptation of the classic Goonies…
    - 1 min ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newHow many raters does it take to make a million? and#40;part 3and#41;
    Posted by FatPhilContinuing http://www.ratebeer.com/forums/just-a-funny-stat-i-was-wondering-about_283585.htm and https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/how-many-raters-does-it-take-to-make-a-million_289473.htm ... The answer’s now just 55! St…
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Brookston Beer Bulletin

  • newBeer In Ads #2434: Reflection Of No Bitterness
    Thursday’s ad is for Schlitz, from 1943. “Just the Kiss of the Hops” was a popular slogan used by Schlitz for several decades. It’s meant to express that their beer had no bitterness, but they definitely had some fun with it over the years. I…
    - 3 hours ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newBeer Birthday: John Tucci
    Today is also the 50th birthday — The Big 5-O — of John Tucci, who until it closed a few years ago, was the brewmaster for the San Francisco Gordon Biersch brewpub. John was one of Gordon Biersch’s best and most senior brewers, and especially w…
    - 11 hours ago Oct 19, 2017 -
  • newHistoric Beer Birthday: John Barbey
    Today is the birthday of John Barbey (October 19, 1850-December 24, 1939). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Peter Barbey, who founded what would become the Peter Barbey Brewery in 1857. His son John joined him at the brewery in 1…
    - 13 hours ago Oct 19, 2017 -
  • newBeer Birthday: Ron Pattinson
    Today is the 61st birthday of Ron Pattinson, a brewing historian who writes online at Shut Up About Barclay Perkins. Ron lives in Amsterdam but is obsessed with the British brewery Barclay Perkins, which is what the title of his blog refers to. I hav…
    - 17 hours ago Oct 19, 2017 -
  • Beer In Ads #2433: Just The Kiss Of The Hops … Not The Harsh Bitterness
    Wednesday’s ad is for Schlitz, from 1946. “Just the Kiss of the Hops” was a popular slogan used by Schlitz for several decades. It’s meant to express that their beer had no bitterness, but they definitely had some fun with it over the years.…
    - 1 day ago Oct 19, 2017 -
  • Beer Birthday: Chris Swersey
    Today is the 53rd birthday of Chris Swersey, who’s on the staff of the Brewers Association as the Competition Manager for both the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. He coordinates all the judges, volunteers and the thousands of b…
    - 2 days ago Oct 18, 2017 -
  • Beer In Ads #2432: Precious Cargo
    Tuesday’s ad is for Schlitz, from 1945. “Just the Kiss of the Hops” was a popular slogan used by Schlitz for several decades. It’s meant to express that their beer had no bitterness, but they definitely had some fun with it over the years. In…
    - 2 days ago Oct 18, 2017 -
  • Black Diamond Brewery Closes
    Just saw on their Facebook page that Black Diamond Brewery in Concord closed on Tuesday under mysterious circumstances, to say the least. Apparently, when coming into work Tuesday morning, brewery operations and production manager, Shawn Whitaker, fo…
    - 2 days ago Oct 18, 2017 -
  • Beer Birthday: George Wendt
    Today is the 69th birthday of George Wendt, who “is an American actor and comedian, best known for the role of Norm Peterson on the television show Cheers. He’s originally from Chicago and was an alumnus of The Second City in the mid-1970s. He be…
    - 3 days ago Oct 17, 2017 -
  • Beer In Ads #2431: A Gem Of A Flavor
    Moday’s ad is for Schlitz, from 1944. “Just the Kiss of the Hops” was a popular slogan used by Schlitz for several decades. It’s meant to express that their beer had no bitterness, but they definitely had some fun with it over the years. In t…
    - 3 days ago Oct 17, 2017 -

Real Ale Guide

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Beer Sessions Radio

  • Episode 405: Pete Brown & Miracle Brew!
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we have a special guest joining us today all the way from London, beer writer Pete Brown! We’ll be talking about Pete’s new book, Miracle Brew, and we also have Jason Sahler from Strong Rope Brewery in the studio…
    - 2 days ago Oct 17, 2017 -
  • Episode 404: Cheese and Cider
    On this special episode of Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy sits down with Bronwen and Francis Percival, authors of the new book Reinventing the Wheel: Milk, Microbes, and the Fight for Real Cheese. Also joining them are Greg Blais, host of Heritage Radio…
    - 9 days ago Oct 10, 2017 -
  • Episode 403: Cider Week Preview!
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we’re talking about the upcoming Cider Week and we’ve got some great guests joining us in the studio. including Dan Pucci from Wallabout Hospitality and Ariel Lauren Wilson from Edible Manhattan.
    - 16 days ago Oct 3, 2017 -
  • Episode 402: More Oktoberfest, More Brewery Expansion
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we've got a rowdy bunch in the studio with us, including Sylvester Schneider from Zum Schneider, Katarina Martinez from Line Up Brewing, and Lars Dahlhaus from Reinheits Boten.
    - 23 days ago Sep 26, 2017 -
  • Episode 401: Oktoberfest in NYC
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio we’ve got some great guests joining us, including Lars Dahlhaus from Reinheits Boten & The Porterhouse, Danny Bruckert from Circa Brewing, and Marco from Paulaner NYC.
    - 30 days ago Sep 19, 2017 -
  • Episode 400: Episode 400! Anne Becerra & NYC Breweries
    It's the 400th episode of Beer Sessions Radio! Joining Jimmy in the studio are Nick, Kevin, and Blake from the brand new Five Boroughs Brewing, as well as Merlin Ward from Wartega Brewing, also in Industry City. And our good friend Anne Becerra is ba…
    - 37 days ago Sep 12, 2017 -
  • Episode 399: Transatlantic Collaboration: NYC Brews in Germany
    We’ve got some great guests joining us tonight including Ethan Long of Rockaway Brewing, Pete Lengyel of KCBC Brewing, and Joel Shelton of Shelton Brothers Imports.And later on the the show, we’ll be taking a call-in from Jacob Gram Alsin, Oper…
    - 44 days ago Sep 5, 2017 -
  • Episode 398: Washington County, NY
    On this special episode of Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy travels to Washington County, New York, northeast of Albany on the Vermont border. The county is largely agricultural in nature, and has no cities within its borders. The New York state farm brewe…
    - 51 days ago Aug 29, 2017 -
  • Episode 397: Diane Flynt of Foggy Ridge Cider
    On this week's episode of Beer Sessions Radio, we present a special recording with Diane Flynt of Foggy Ridge Cider in Virginia. As a part of the American fine cider movement, Foggy Ridge aims to revive the artisan cider-making tradition, and i…
    - 58 days ago Aug 22, 2017 -
  • Episode 396: Farm Breweries
    On the season finale of Beer Sessions Radio, we've got Evan Watson from Plan Bee Farm Brewery, Barry Labendz and Derek Dellinger from Kent Falls Brewing, and Blake Arrowood, Jacob Meglio, and from Arrowood Farms Brewery. Tune in to hear us talk about…
    - 72 days ago Aug 8, 2017 -
  • Episode 395: Allagash Brewery Founder, Rob Tod
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we've got a special episode featuring Allagash Brewery Founder and Brewers Association chair, Rob Tod. We talked about important, timely issues relevant to all independent craft breweries in the country, inclu…
    - 79 days ago Aug 1, 2017 -
  • Episode 394: Pine Box Rock Shop & Interboro
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we're joined in the studio by Heather and Jeff Rush of Pine Box Rock Shop, Jesse Ferguson and Jay Steinhauer of Interboro Spirits & Ales, and Gage Siegel of BeerMenus.
    - 86 days ago Jul 25, 2017 -
  • Episode 393: July Good Beer Month - Revisiting Good Beer Seal Bars
    It's July Good Beer Month here in NYC, and we’ve got some great guests joining us today on Beer Sessions Radio, including Dan McLaughlin (Pony Bar), Robert Sherrill-Moss (Covenhoven), Alicia Mekelburg (Mekelburgs), and Kyle Kensrue (Randolph…
    - 93 days ago Jul 18, 2017 -
  • Episode 392: HAVEN Festival (Copenhagen) & Mikkeller NYC
    On this episode of Beer Sessions Radio, we're joined by Mikkel Borg Bjergsø (Mikkeller), Jim Raras (Mikkeller), Hannah Goldman (Mikkeller), and BR Rolya (Shelton Brothers) to talk about Mikkeller opening a brewery at Citi Field – the home of…
    - Jul 11, 2017 -
  • Episode 391: Long Island Breweries
    This week on Beer Sessions, we have Steve Pominski (Barrage Brewing Company), Mike Descarfino (Barrier Brewing Company), Paul Komsic (BrickHouse Brewery), and Luke Schmuecker (Shacksbury Cider) to talk about Long Island breweries and much more!
    - Jun 27, 2017 -
  • Episode 390: AB-InBev Supply Chain
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we've got Lew Bryson (Beer Writer), Rich Castagna (Bridge & Tunnel), and Pete Tripp (Homebrews & Handgrenades) in the studio to talk about AB InBev (aka "The Evil Empire") and the beer supply chain, home-brewing, and…
    - Jun 20, 2017 -
  • Episode 389: Beer Manufacturing and Zoning in NYC
    This week we’re recording a very special live show with our friend Steve Hindy of the Brooklyn Brewery to discuss beer manufacturing and zoning issues in New York City. We’ve also got some great guests including Steve, John Bedard from Kushner St…
    - Jun 16, 2017 -
  • Episode 388: NYC Beer Reps in da House
    It’s officially HOT and time for Summer Beers! We’d like to welcome to the show Jay Steinhauer (Interboro Ales & Spirits), Thomas Desrochers (LIC Beer Project), and Kaitlyn LeLoup (LIC Beer Project).
    - Jun 13, 2017 -
  • Episode 387: East Coast vs. West Coast Cider
    That’s right, it’s a special episode on CIDER! And we’ve got some great guests joining us today on Heritage Radio Network. We’d like to welcome to the show Nat West (Rev Nat cider), Dan Pucci (Wassail), Gidon Coll (Original Sin cider), and Ma…
    - Jun 6, 2017 -
  • Episode 386: Green Flash at The Gate
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we've got a special show that was recorded live at The Gate in Brooklyn, celebrating the brewery's 20th anniversary! We're joined by Mike Hinkley, owner of Green Flash Brewery, as well as Green Flash reps Mera Bray a…
    - May 30, 2017 -
  • Episode 385: Craft Industry
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we're talking unity in craft beer, consuming local craft beers vs. craft beers from other states, and what's brewing in Oklahoma. We’d like to welcome to the show Paul Leone (NY State Brewers), Steven Baird (The Ow…
    - May 23, 2017 -
  • Episode 384: What’s Brewing
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we're talking summer beer cocktails! We’d like to welcome to the show Kyle Hurst (Big Alice Brewing), Jeff Lyons & Brett Taylor (Keg & Lantern Brewing), and Megan Moore, Maria Littlefield, & Amy Yakuboff (Owl’s B…
    - May 16, 2017 -
  • Episode 383: Jake's Handcrafted and Queens Beer Week
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we’d like to welcome to the show Jake Klein (Jake’s Handcrafted), Rich Castagna (Bridge & Tunnel Brewery), and Kaitlyn Leloup (LIC Beer Project) to talk about (and eat) Jake's Handcrafted sausages, as well…
    - May 9, 2017 -
  • Episode 382: Spring Lounge Anniversary
    It’s the first week of May and it’s time for some Flower Power and more! We’d like to welcome to the show Jen Maslanka (Spring Lounge), Bobby Gagnon (The Gate), and Kirk Struble (4th Avenue Pub).
    - May 2, 2017 -
  • Episode 381: April Sours
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we’ll chat about some of the best Spring craft beers brewing out there to into your home brewery! We’d like to welcome to the show Iain Kyle (Jolly Pumpkin Event Coordinator), Daniel Ohly (JP Brand Manager), Bria…
    - Apr 25, 2017 -
  • Episode 380: Beer Week at The Well
    On this special episode of Beer Sessions Radio, we present a panel discussion recorded live at The Well during NYC Beer Week. The panel includes Jesse Ferguson of Interboro, Peter Salmond of Other Half, Joe Grimm of Grimm, Tony Bellis of KCBC, Mike S…
    - Apr 18, 2017 -
  • Episode 379: NYC International! Beer in a Cultural Context
    We’ve got some great guests joining us tonight to celebrate Spring and talk about German beer. Joining us is Lars Dahlhaus from Liquid Projects and Eddie Travers of Porterhouse at Fraunces Tavern. We’ve also got Justin Meyers from Paulaner NYC he…
    - Apr 11, 2017 -
  • Episode 378: Going Up on a Tuesday, Gotcha Whisky’s to Choose-ay
    Some of the best beer brewers and whisky tasters are here with us this week on Beer Sessions Radio! We’d like to welcome to the show Lew Bryson (whiskey writer), Gabby Gjonaj (Kings County Distillery), Harold Simoneau (Noorman's Kil), and Paul Jone…
    - Apr 4, 2017 -
  • Episode 377: Fruits, Spices, & Herbs
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we’ll talk about the flavors behind some of our beloved craft beers! And we’ve got some great guests joining us today in the studio. We’d like to welcome to the show Eric Hernandez (Coney Island), Merlin…
    - Mar 28, 2017 -
  • Episode 376: Spring Beer Art Show
    That’s right, it’s the first week of SPRING! And we’ve got some great guests joining us today on Heritage Radio Network. We’d like to welcome to the show Ann Reilly (Social Media/Photographer), Libby Vader Ploeg (Greenpoint Cans/Illustrator),…
    - Mar 21, 2017 -
  • Episode 375: Cicerone vs. Sommelier
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we’d like to welcome to the show Chris McClellan (Guinness, Brew Enthusiast), Chad Walsh (Sommelier @ Agern Restaurant), and Daniel Delaney (Delaney BBQ). Tune in to hear them chat about food and beer pairings, fri…
    - Mar 7, 2017 -
  • Episode 374: NYC Beer Week 2017
    That’s right, NYC Beer Week is this week! And we’ve got some great guests joining us today on Beer Sessions Radio. We’d like to welcome to the show Jason Sahler (Strong Rope Brewery), Sean McCain (Greenport Harbor), Pat Alfred (Greenport Harbor…
    - Feb 28, 2017 -
  • Episode 373: Can Jam BK
    We're kicking off NYC Beer Week with the Can Jam episode, recorded last Sunday at Three’s Brewing, and we’ve got some great guests joining us! We’d like to welcome from Threes Brewing and their Winter Can Jam event Greg Doroski and Josh Bernste…
    - Feb 24, 2017 -
  • Episode 372: Breweries Hopping Up
    That’s right, NYC Beer Week is starting this week! And we’ve got some great guests joining us today at Heritage Radio Network.We’d like to welcome to the show Sam Richardson, Andrew Burman, and Matt Monahan from Other Half, as well as Sean To…
    - Feb 21, 2017 -
  • Episode 371: Beer ❤’s Chocolate NYC
    That’s right, it’s Valentine’s Day! And we’ve got some great guests joining us tonight to celebrate…We’d like to welcome back to the show Justin Philips of Beer Table (spelled with an “L”), Dan McLaughlin of Pony Bar Upper East Side…
    - Feb 14, 2017 -
  • Episode 370: Beer Bar Owners Spectacular!
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we’ve got some new and old friends from New York’s beer bar scene joining us! Our pal Zach Mack from ABC Beer Co is back, as well as Ralph Perazzo from Long Island’s BBD’s and Josh from the Well. And a couple…
    - Feb 7, 2017 -
  • Episode 369: New Jersey Newcomers!
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we’ve got some new friends from the Garden State in the studio today! Joining us today to talk about the new New Jersey beer scene are Brian Casse from I Drink Good Beer, Blake from The Alementary Brewing, Er…
    - Jan 31, 2017 -
  • Episode 368: Arcane Distilling, Lineup Brewing, & KCBC
    Joining us on Beer Sessions Radio this week are Dave Kyrejko from Arcane Distilling, Kat Martinez from Lineup Brewing, and Zack, Tony, and Pete from KCBC!
    - Jan 24, 2017 -
  • Episode 367: Burial Beer Co.
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we’ve got some special friends from Asheville, NC on the show! We’d like to welcome Doug and Jess Reiser, Tim Gormely, and JT Murrett of Burial Beer Co. Our pal Josh Bernstein is also back in the studio joi…
    - Jan 17, 2017 -
  • Episode 366: Beer + Photography = Beertography
    On the season premiere of Beer Sessions Radio, we’ve got some special guests joining us in the studio to talk about beer photography, including our friends Matt Coats, Matt Furman, Miguel Rivas, and Cory Smith!
    - Jan 10, 2017 -
  • Episode 365: Notch Brewery & Tap Room
    On the first Beer Sessions Radio of 2017, we bring you a special segment recorded at Notch Brewery in Salem, Massachusetts. Jimmy and crew are joined by Chris Lohring, brewer and owner of Notch, and Mark Zappasodi and Jay Bullen of the soon-to-open B…
    - Jan 3, 2017 -
  • Episode 364: Battle of the Belgians & Belgian Beer Show
    On the season finale of Beer Sessions Radio, we’ve got some special guests joining us to talk about Belgian beer, including Tony Forder of Ale Street News, Michael Opalenski and George Flickinger of B. United, and Dan Lamonaca of the forthcoming Be…
    - Dec 20, 2016 -
  • Episode 363: When Did Rarity Start to Equal Greatness in Beer?
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we’ve got some special guests joining us to talk about an article that our friend Aaron Goldfarb wrote for PUNCH called “When Did Rarity Start to Equal Greatness in Beer?” So joining us is Aaron himself, as wel…
    - Dec 13, 2016 -
  • Episode 362: Norway’s Nøgne Ø
    We’ve got some special guests joining us tonight on Beer Sessions Radio, including Tore Malmedal from Nøgne Ø, and BR Rolya from Shelton Brothers. And our friend Stephen Valand from Brooklyn Brew Shop is also back in the studio tonight!
    - Dec 6, 2016 -
  • Episode 361: Dr. Paul Matthews & Hopsteiner
    We’ve got some special guests joining us tonight on Beer Sessions Radio, including Dieter and Stuart from Indian Ladder Farms who have brought a special guest with them tonight – Dr. Paul Matthews of Hopsteiner as well as a couple of his assistan…
    - Nov 29, 2016 -
  • Episode 360: Oregon Cider with Kevin Zielinski
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we present a special episode with Kevin Zielinski of E.Z. Orchards Cider in Salem, Oregon. The "E.Z." stands for Edward Zielinski, Kevin's grandfather, who started the family agriculture business about 150 years ago.…
    - Nov 22, 2016 -
  • Episode 359: Sebastian Sauer – Freigeist & The Monarchy!
    We’ve got some special guests joining us on Beer Sessions Radio tonight, including Sebastian Sauer from Freigeist and The Monarchy! And our friends Pete Lengyel from KCBC and Erik Olsen from Greenpoint Beer & Ale are also joining us…
    - Nov 15, 2016 -
  • Episode 358: Long Island Cheese Pumpkin!
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we’ve got some special guests joining us to talk about a special pumpkin from Long Island, including Laura Luciano of Slow Food East End, Cheryl Frey from Salt of the Earth Seeds, and Jim Richards, master brewer at…
    - Nov 8, 2016 -
  • Episode 357: On the Road with Beer Sessions Radio (Ep 4): Back to the Roots
    In the final episode of On the Road with Beer Sessions Radio Season One, host Jimmy Carbone travels to the Finger Lakes. He visits The Farmhouse Brewery in Owego, the first malting house in New York State in over a decade and one of only a handful al…
    - Nov 1, 2016 -
  • Episode 356: Cider Week NYC – Steve Selin of South Hill Cider
    In this special Cider Week NYC episode of Beer Sessions Radio, we feature Steve Selin of South Hill Cider.At South Hill Cider, the apples come from wild trees, abandoned orchards and orchards of high quality cider apples. Using traditional cider-ma…
    - Oct 26, 2016 -
  • Episode 355: Beer FAQ, Saisons, and German Lagers!
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio we’ve got some special guests joining us, including Jeff Cioletti, author of the new book Beer FAQ. We’ve also got some brewers in the studio today, including Daniel Thiriez from Brasserie Thiriez in France,…
    - Oct 25, 2016 -
  • Episode 354: Cider Week NYC – Shea Comfort, The Yeast Whisperer
    In this special Cider Week NYC episode of Beer Sessions Radio, we feature Shea Comfort, The Yeast Whisperer.Earlier this year, Shea spoke at a special conference of the New York Cider Association. Shea is based in California, and is a home brewer,…
    - Oct 21, 2016 -
  • Episode 353: Beer & BBQ!
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we’ve got some special guests joining us, including Daniel Delaney from Delaney Barbecue. Also joining in are Beer Sessions Radio producers Justin Kennedy and Maggie Sidun!
    - Oct 18, 2016 -
  • Episode 352: Fresh Hop Beer
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we are getting an insight into the science and taste of fresh hop and wet hop brewing via a wide array of guests – from the world of home brewing, to large scale production, and everything in between.Host Jimmy C…
    - Oct 11, 2016 -
  • Episode 351: Tristram Stuart and Toast Ale
    This week, we bring you a very special live Wednesday edition of Beer Sessions Radio featuring Tristram Stuart, an international award-winning author, speaker, campaigner and expert on the environmental and social impacts of food waste. His books hav…
    - Oct 5, 2016 -

Big Foamy Head

  • Show 160 - Beer Death March

    Show 160 - Beer Death March

    In which we find our heroes recovering after slaying the mighty GABF. Basically, we're all beat down by the waves of amazing beer we poured down our beerholes over a 5 day period. And it shows in the thumps and bumps and gravelly voices in this podca…
    - Nov 13, 2013 -
  • Show 159 - Seven Year Itch

    Show 159 - Seven Year Itch

    We couldn't let a whole year go by without a show. We managed to get everyone together for a round or two of beers in front of recording devices, and this is what you get. We had a wide range of beers on this show - from Belgians to Hop Bombs, and re…
    - Jul 7, 2013 -
  • Show 158 - IPAs for Retards

    Show 158 - IPAs for Retards

    In celebration of National IPA Day, we present a tutorial on the nuances of hops and IPAs for our hop-challenged friends. Actually, we just drink some great beers and babble on endlessly about Vince Gill, beer festivals, hot chicken, t-shirts, and be…
    - Aug 4, 2012 -
  • Show 157 - Lips of Brett

    Show 157 - Lips of Brett

    We drink a brett beer that may or may not be half assed. Depends on what you are looking for and whether you are all about the Styles. We're talking about the collaboration between New Belgium and Lost Abbey called Brett Beer that takes a beating on…
    - Jul 7, 2012 -
  • Show 156 - Palate Wrecker
    Why on earth, you might ask, would you want to wreck your palate. Much like climbing Mt Everest, in the immortal words of George Mallory - «Because it was there!» Actually we had a much better and more hedonistic reason - because it was darned tast…
    - Jun 25, 2012 -
  • Show 155 - Rise of the Big Beers

    Show 155 - Rise of the Big Beers

    There has always been a special place in our hearts for the big beer, and the barleywine of course. Join us for some big fine beers from Sam Adams (yes, those guys) Imperial Series. One is a homerun, the other a swing and a miss. We also indulge in a…
    - May 25, 2012 -
  • Show 154 - The Deviant Show

    Show 154 - The Deviant Show

    It took a beer this good to drag our asses out of retirement and produce a NSFW show. Join us as we sample Deviant Dale, an imperial version of Dale's Pale Ale. Oskar Blues hit a home run with this one. It's an 8% tallboy can that will leave you smil…
    - Apr 16, 2012 -
  • Weyerbacher Beer Show - Show 153
    Weyerbacher makes some exceptional beer and we try out three of their best. Interviews with Chris Wilson of Weyerbacher and some Mississippi Beer Activists bring you up to date on some hop and barley goodness. In Memoriam: Weyerbacher - Imperial Pump…
    - Feb 19, 2011 -
  • Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines - Laura Lodge
    The last and final interview from the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywine festival. This is another interview that is long overdue. Laura and her brother Bill do a remarkable job organizing this event. Simply remarkable. Mike Paige from the Hop Barley…
    - Jan 23, 2011 -
  • Big Beers 2011 - Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
    BigFoamyHead continues to focus on startup breweries - our fourth interview from the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywine festival is with Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - established in 2010 in Loveland. I've been wanting to interview these guys for a long…
    - Jan 20, 2011 -
  • Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines - Upslope Brewing Company
    The Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines festival in Vail, CO is a brewers favorite. Location and time have helped build this to a world class event. Greg Koch, Adam Avery, Sam Calagione, Peter Bouckaert, Tomme Arthur and others help make this an indu…
    - Jan 16, 2011 -
  • The Lost Interviews - Mick interviews Rick
    The third of the lost interviews series. Mick interviews Rick. Simply put, Mick is brilliant. He has one of the most sophisticated homebrew systems I've ever seen. It's computer controlled, SRC relayed, PID controlled, yada-yada. The guy can control…
    - Jan 14, 2011 -
  • The Lost Interviews - Jamil Zainasheff
    The second of our "Lost Interview" series. If you've been living under a rock, you may not know who Jamil is. He's a fixture on the Brewing Network and most homebrewers aspire to get to his level of brewing to style - he's won 2 Ninkasi awards (2004…
    - Jan 12, 2011 -
  • The Lost Interviews - Chuck Skypeck
    What happened? One day it's September, then you turn around and it's a new year. No excuses - just simple humble apologies! I'm going to fire these out in pretty quick order - there are 5 total interviews from the 2010 Great American Beer Festival an…
    - Jan 11, 2011 -
  • Short Ones - Show 2
    This week we continue our exploration into beer with «stuff», including cheese. Gah. Also check out our holiday guide with reports from Phil of My Life as a Foodie and Groucho from The Beer Report. New beers and new blogs round this quality 9 minut…
    - Dec 13, 2010 -
  • Short Ones - Show 1
    The debut of the BigFoamyHead.com show spin-off. Short Ones is a quick show that focuses on craft beer happenings on the web - who's talking about what beer and where, trends and events, and blogs and podcasts you need to know about, and its ONLY on…
    - Dec 6, 2010 -
  • Show 152 - Not Dead Yet
    Reports of our death have been greatly exaggerated. Okay, so nobody reported it, and like we really need a reason to drink some good beer! Dick, Rick, Mike and Chris explore new realms of beer deliciousness in this show. In Memoriam: Southern Tier -…
    - Dec 3, 2010 -
  • Show 151 - Black and Proud (NSFW)
    There is a new style brewing out there these days - Cascadian Dark Ale or Black IPA. It's big. It's dark. It's proud. If you're at work - kill the audio when the exit song starts. It's not completely appropriate, but then again, it's not completely i…
    - Sep 22, 2010 -
  • Show 150 - The Highway 61 Beer Show
    150 Shows over 5 years... Woot! Confetti! Okay on to the show content. In Memoriam: Dragonmead - Final Absolution Belgian Style Trippel Ale Rogue Ales - John John Juniper Avery/Russian River Brewing Company - Collaboration Not Litigation Ale Short's…
    - Sep 6, 2010 -
  • Show 149 - The Political Show
    It is not our nature to discuss politics, but its been getting too weird in Mempho. Dick and Mike go offsite (to Mike's house) to mull over the craziness that is southern politics. And to drink a couple of beers! In Memoriam: BrewDog Paradox Smokehou…
    - Aug 22, 2010 -

Craft Beer Talk

  • Season 3 – Episode 12: Hangin’ with Colin Herzog from Flying Bison Brewing Company

    Season 3 – Episode 12: Hangin’ with Colin Herzog from Flying Bison Brewing Company

    I can only imagine that in the picture to the left, Colin Herzog from Flying Bison Brewing Company is giving a slide show presentation on the rare and endangered Roti Island snake-necked turtle. This is in fact not true...What is true is that Colin j…
    - Jun 26, 2013 -
  • Season 3 – Episode 11: Craft Beer Talk on the road.

    Season 3 – Episode 11: Craft Beer Talk on the road.

    Sometimes theres a bunch of things you want to do all at once...and who says you can't? Ethan and I hit the road in this episode to take a tour of a few things that were happening all in the same night back in May. We make our first stop at Blue Monk…
    - Jun 24, 2013 -
  • Season 3 – Episode 10: Lets recap TAP…NY

    Season 3 – Episode 10: Lets recap TAP…NY

    Yep, we did it. We went and had a great time. This episode Ethan and I recap the weekend we spent at Hunter Mountain (NOT Hunter Mountain Resort) slinging beer with the best of the best in New York State at TAP NY 2013. Let me not fail to mention ou…
    - Jun 20, 2013 -
  • Season 3 – Episode 9: The homebrew show w/ current NAH prez Alex Placito!

    Season 3 – Episode 9: The homebrew show w/ current NAH prez Alex Placito!

    Ladies, Gentlemen...the homebrew episode (the first of several). Our good friend and current president of the Niagara Association of Homebrewers, Mr. Alex Placito joins us this episode to talk about the local scene, friends, beers, techniques and muc…
    - May 17, 2013 -
  • Season 3 – Episode 8: (A late, yet still valid) CBC 2013 recap.

    Season 3 – Episode 8: (A late, yet still valid) CBC 2013 recap.

    A bit of time has gone by since the Craft Brewers Conference in Washington DC...we know this because...well, beer! This episode Ethan does a personal recap of his experience at the conference while we sip on a couple goodies he brought back along wi…
    - May 16, 2013 -

The Happy Hour Guys

Broadway Brews, School of Rock: RELEASE PARTY! (HHG #342)

- Feb 18, 2017 -
A Face in the Rock ...behind the scenes. (2006)

- Feb 18, 2017 -
The Happy Hour Guys 'coffee up' at Mighty Good! (HHG #341)

- Jan 18, 2017 -
The Happy Hour Guys Bev-Tour: Northern Lower MI! HHG #337

- Jan 11, 2017 -
The Happy Hour Guys look back on 2016! - HHG #340

- Dec 30, 2016 -
Broadway Brews, School of Rock: Brew Day! - HHG #339

- Dec 11, 2016 -

Beer Temple

  • Rhubarb Beers - #293
    Chris tastes four different beers all with rhubarb in them.
    - 78 days ago Aug 3, 2017 -
  • Pliny the Elder and Adversus - #292
    Chris tastes Russian River Pliny the Elder and Firestone Walker Leo V. Ursus: Adversus. Both beers are double IPAs from California with a differing hop profile from one another.
    - 87 days ago Jul 25, 2017 -
  • Zebulon Artisan Ales - #291
    Chris sits down with Mike Karnowski of Zebulon Artisan Ales to taste and discuss the Zebulon's new collaborative 4-pack, Relics! Lost and Forgotten Beer Styles. Zebulon teamed up with beer historian, Ron Pattinson to brew a traditional Kotbusser, Gro…
    - 92 days ago Jul 20, 2017 -
  • De Proef And New Glarus - Abtsolution - #290
    Chris tastes Abtsolution, a Dark Belgian Ale brewed by De Proef in collaboration with New Glarus.
    - Jun 30, 2017 -
  • Wunderkammer Bier - #289
    Chris was sent some fun beers from Wunderkammer beer, featuring foraged and found ingredients.
    - Jun 21, 2017 -

Ciceros Beer School

Beer America TV

Cicerone - Ray Daniels Interview

- May 24, 2013 -
2013 Craft Brewers Conference

- Apr 29, 2013 -
Brewery Ommegang: Iron Throne

- Apr 10, 2013 -
Left Hand Brewing: Milk Stout Nitro

- Mar 7, 2013 -
New Glarus: Wisconsin Belgian Red

- Feb 18, 2013 -
Beer Topics: Growlers

- Jan 31, 2013 -

Brew Public

  • newMt. Hood Brewing Co. Releases Timberline Tucker Double IPA
    When winter arrives on Mt. Hood there’s nothing better than hitting the slopes. This ski season will see a new release from Mt. Hood Brewing Co. in Government Camp with Timberline Tucker Double IPA on draft and in cans. Brewed to honor the iconic s…
    - 14 mins ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newAsheville Based Thirsty Monk To Open In Portland and Denver
    Three years ago Portland saw its first opening of a brewer from the Eastern United States with Fat Head’s Brewing. Now we have received word that another brewery from the east will enter our fully developed craft beer market when it opens in the Ro…
    - 33 mins ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • new9th Annual BREWPUBLIC Killer Beer Week Returns To Portland October 20-29, 2017
    It’s the time of year as we here at BREWPUBLIC celebrate our anniversary with our 9th annual Killer Beer Week from October 20-29, 2017. As BREWPUBLIC turns 10 years old next year, we bring you, our devoted readers, 10 days of Killer Beer Week to c…
    - 19 hours ago Oct 19, 2017 -
  • Bazi Bierbraserie To Host Kwaktoberfest
    In time to close out October, Bazi Bierbrasserie will host its annual Kwaktoberfest on Friday, October 27th from 5:00-11:00pm. The evening’s highlighted beers includes a tasting tray with Bosteels Brewery three worldwide known beers: Kwak, Tripel K…
    - 1 day ago Oct 19, 2017 -
  • Double Mountain Releases Molten Lava Imperial IPA & Dry Cider
    Hood River’s Double Mountain returns with its popular Molten Lava Imperial IPA on draft and in bottles along with its Dry Cider now available in bottles for the first time. Both Molten Lava Imperial IPA and Dry Cider can be found in its Hood River…
    - 2 days ago Oct 18, 2017 -

Shut Up About Barclay Perkins

  • newRandom Dutch beers (part 52)

    Random Dutch beers (part 52)

    I've not made much of a dent in the Bok pile Dolores provided for me. time to put that right.Starting off with the standard Heineken offering.Heineken Tarwebok, 6.5% ABVHeineken used to brew a traditional barley Bok, but 15-20 years ago changed to a…
    - 1 hour ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • Deutscher Porter

    Deutscher Porter

    I was most surprised when I discovered that Porter was brewed in the DDR. Excited, too, when I got to drink some.While you couldn't find it in every corner shop, it was brewed in small quantities by a large number of breweries. Which is sort of what…
    - 1 day ago Oct 19, 2017 -
  • Let's Brew - 1890 Adnams Tally Ho

    Let's Brew - 1890 Adnams Tally Ho

    There’s a bit of a gap between my first two examples of Tally Ho. A little more than ten years. And there have been a few changes to the beer in the meantime.The brewing records have also got more detailed. Thankfully. Though they still aren’t pe…
    - 2 days ago Oct 18, 2017 -
  • Magdeburg

    Magdeburg

    I got around a fair bit in the DDR. I went to most of the major cities: Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden, Erfurt and Halle. And lots of not so big ones, though those were mostly limited to Thuringia.The one big city I never visited - and have still never bee…
    - 3 days ago Oct 17, 2017 -
  • Other Bavarian wheat beers in 2014

    Other Bavarian wheat beers in 2014

    I’m not quite done with Bavarian wheat beers. Because there are still a couple of types I haven’t covered yet. And if nothing else, I’m a completist.The first is a fairly recent development, Leicht Hefeweizen. Over the last decade or two lower-…
    - 4 days ago Oct 16, 2017 -
  • Erdinger beers in 2017

    Erdinger beers in 2017

    Someone asked after my recent series of posts on Bavarian Weizen: why no Erdinger?I did contemplate being a smartarse and saying; "Because their beers are shit." But that isn't the real reason. Which is that I just hadn't looked up their website. I t…
    - 5 days ago Oct 15, 2017 -
  • Let's Brew - 1879 Adnams Tally Ho

    Let's Brew - 1879 Adnams Tally Ho

    I like it when I have a good long run of brewing records from a brewery. Because then you can see how a beer developed over time. Like Tally Ho.Tally Ho is unusual in being a very early named beer. Very few beers were called anything other than [brew…
    - 6 days ago Oct 14, 2017 -
  • Bavarian Dunkel Hefeweizen in 2014

    Bavarian Dunkel Hefeweizen in 2014

    It wasn’t just pale Hefeweizen that I caught in my sweep of Bavarian brewery websites. I also found quite a few dark versions.It’s a sign of the increased popularity of Weissbier that there a many breweries that produce more than one variation. S…
    - 7 days ago Oct 13, 2017 -
  • Mühlhausen

    Mühlhausen

    Mühlhausen was an amazing place in the 1980's. A town that seemed almost untouched by the last 300 years.It had a near-complete city wall and a near-complete old centre. Dolores's sister used to live in an amazing ancient house, with a weird galleri…
    - 8 days ago Oct 12, 2017 -
  • Remember how it was

    Remember how it was

    Don't go to Marks again, Dolores. Please don't.It's a hollowed out shell. Empty of joints and pies.Don't go to Marks again, Dolores.The crumpets are all gone. There's only cheddar left.Don't go to Marks again, Dolores.The loose tea has vanished. I bo…
    - 9 days ago Oct 11, 2017 -
  • Let’s Brew Wednesday - 1946 Barclay Perkins XX

    Let’s Brew Wednesday - 1946 Barclay Perkins XX

    You’re probably as relieved as I am that this interminable series of Barclay Perkins Mild recipes is now at an end. Unless I decide to do the 1947 one.You might be surprised to see that, despite the war having been over for 12 months (this beer was…
    - 9 days ago Oct 11, 2017 -
  • Munich Export 1879 - 1899

    Munich Export 1879 - 1899

    I hope you’re enjoying my series on Lager styles. I realise now that II started this series a few years ago. Then got distracted and forgot to finish it.I’d written the first part about Export, then never gone any further. Sorry about that.I’ve…
    - 10 days ago Oct 10, 2017 -
  • North German wheat beers 1878 – 1886

    North German wheat beers 1878 – 1886

    It’s not just Bavarian Weissbier I’ve analyses for. I’ve also some for North German variations.They’re quite an interesting bunch. Especially as all but one – the Lichtenhainer – are examples of extinct beer styles.The first six in the ta…
    - 11 days ago Oct 9, 2017 -
  • Random Dutch beers (part 51)

    Random Dutch beers (part 51)

    It's that time of year again - Bokbier season! When I can gorge myself on cheap Amstel Bock.There are two reasons I drink Amstel Bock. It's cheap. (Very good value at 60 cents for 30 cl. As it's a 7% ABV beer.) And I don't want them to stop making it…
    - 12 days ago Oct 8, 2017 -
  • I'm number two

    I'm number two

    I was amazed to notice on Twitter yesterday that I'd won an award from the North American Guild of Beer Writers. Scotland! vol. 2 was chosen as second best beer book.I was surprised because I thought I'd entered it in the history section. But also be…
    - 13 days ago Oct 7, 2017 -
  • German Dunkles in 2014

    German Dunkles in 2014

    Generous as ever, I thought I’d treat you to some modern Dunkles to accompany the 19th-century ones.I did a fairly extensive sweep of German brewery websites a couple of years back, looking for ones that listed both the gravity and the ABV. Using t…
    - 13 days ago Oct 7, 2017 -
  • Busy, busy, busy

    Busy, busy, busy

    I've dropped down to 90% in my day job. Which means that I get every other Friday off. Not that I sit at home staring at the telly. I've far too many things to be getting on with to do that.This morning I've been soaking the labels off bottles, scann…
    - 14 days ago Oct 6, 2017 -
  • Bavarian Weizenbock

    Bavarian Weizenbock

    Strangely, I’ve got almost as many 19th century analyses of Weizenbock as I do of standard-strength Weissbier. Isn’t that odd?Though I’m only 100% certain about three of them. The Streicher one may be from Switzerland. I haven’t been able to…
    - 14 days ago Oct 6, 2017 -
  • Let’s Brew Thursday - 1945 Barclay Perkins XX

    Let’s Brew Thursday - 1945 Barclay Perkins XX

    I’m almost done with watery Barclay Perkins Milds. But not quite. Just two to go.This beer was originally brewed in July 1945, after the war in Europe had ended, but while fighting was still going on in the Pacific. Which must have seemed pretty we…
    - 15 days ago Oct 5, 2017 -
  • Bavarian Weissbier

    Bavarian Weissbier

    It’s odd how often I forget one type of German top-fermenting beer: Bavarian Weissbier. Especially as it’s by far the most popular sort.Maybe it’s because it comes from the South, which I associate with Lager brewing. Whatever the reason, it is…
    - 16 days ago Oct 4, 2017 -
  • German Export Dunkles 1878 - 1900

    German Export Dunkles 1878 - 1900

    I’ve got a stack of analyses extracted from “Chemie der menschlichen Nahrungs- und Genussmittel” that I’ve never done anything with. Time to put that right.I’ve always had a soft spot for a Dunkles, myself. Or Lager Dark Mild as I like to c…
    - 17 days ago Oct 3, 2017 -
  • Session Imperial Stout grists

    Session Imperial Stout grists

    Bet you thought I’d forgotten about this. And you’d be right. I did forget, distracted by more German top-fermenting stuff.That’s my biggest problem: I’m interested in too much. I really have try hard to keep my focus, which is British and, t…
    - 18 days ago Oct 2, 2017 -
  • How sour was Berliner Weisse?

    How sour was Berliner Weisse?

    I just happened to stumble across another fourteen analyses of Berliner Weisse. All with the acidity.But, rather than providing answers, it’s provided more questions. Because the acidity level is all over the shop, from 0.196 to 0.85%. That is, fro…
    - 19 days ago Oct 1, 2017 -
  • Not done this for a while

    Not done this for a while

    tarted my two most recent books:Probably the most interesting set of historic homebrew recipes ever published. Not just watery Mild, but all sorts of weird stuff like Continental Lagers and North American Ales. Who could pass on a full set of Heinek…
    - 20 days ago Sep 30, 2017 -
  • Let’s Brew 1944 Barclay Perkins X

    Let’s Brew 1944 Barclay Perkins X

    Apologies for the snail’s pace at which we’re progressing through WW II. It’s just that I want to demonstrate how often recipes had to change.Of course, this is nothing compared to what was going on in Germany. By the time this beer was produce…
    - 20 days ago Sep 30, 2017 -

The Brew Club

  • Thornbridge Mango Halcyon 7.4% ABV
    Whatever other fruits are in the nose are swamped by the slightly under-ripe mango, and any Halcyon flavours, so powerful in the source brew, are almost completely drowned out by the near sweetness of the mango juice.
    - Jun 16, 2017 -
  • Thornbridge Halcyon 7.4% ABV
    This is Jaipur's big brother, it's assertive but not threatening. It's a great brew to kick start my Beer mojo.
    - May 2, 2017 -
  • In memorium – Alan Bryant-Jones
    I wrote here, back in 2009 about my friend Alan and his unsung contribution to the preservation of Staropramen after the "Velvet Revolution'.
    - Mar 24, 2017 -
  • Hardknott Elixir of Invincibility 7.3% ABV
    The flavour is far from subtle, it's complex, a rich malty mouthful, before those hops kick in and yes, they're Southern Hemisphere hops, nothing old-school in here.
    - Mar 1, 2017 -
  • Birra del Borgo Cortigiana 5% ABV
    Beer Fourteen Okay, so clearly trying to review a beer a day was too much for even me. Somewhere along the line I decided that my palate and beer mojo just weren’t up for it. Clearly my personal problems of late 2016 hit me harder than I anticipa…
    - Jan 31, 2017 -
  • Moor Nor’hop 4.1% ABV
    The nose is, again according to the brewery 'floral and citric' with 'honey and elderflower', promising. And the flavour doesn't disappoint, it's light, crisp and fruity.
    - Dec 13, 2016 -
  • Brooklyn Scorcher IPA 4.5% ABV
    Day Twelve I don’t see many Brooklyn beers here in Blighty, their lager is widely available, but this is only the second Brooklyn brew I’ve seen. The brewery describes it as “a surprisingly sessionable IPA” and “ludicrously tasty“, let’…
    - Dec 12, 2016 -
  • Camden IHL 6.2% ABV
    I'm not sure I can see the 'lager' side of the beer, presumably it was bottom fermented, but in a blind tasting alongside some of my favourite IPAs, this would stand up well.
    - Dec 11, 2016 -
  • Brewdog Santa Paws 4.5% ABV
    the flavour is still as complex as it ever was, dark fruits, deep smokey, chocolatey roast coffee.
    - Dec 10, 2016 -
  • Elysian ‘The Immortal’ IPA 6.3% ABV
    It is indeed "loaded with New World hop flavour and aroma", but with unusual subtlety.
    - Dec 9, 2016 -

HopCast

Hop Cast - Episode 290: Bell's Roundhouse IRA & Hailstorm Southside Irish Red

- Apr 12, 2017 -
Hop Cast - Episode 289: Half Acre Tuna & Toppling Goliath Tsunami

- Mar 23, 2017 -
Hop Cast - Episode 288: Noon Whistle Cozmo Pale Ale & Coronado Easy Up

- Feb 19, 2017 -
Hop Cast - Episode 287: Wiseacre Gotta Get Up To Get Down & Stone Xocoveza

- Dec 17, 2016 -
Hop Cast - Episode 286: 5 Rabbit Cerveceria Chinga Tu Pelo & Prairie 'Merica

- Nov 5, 2016 -
Hop Cast - Episode 285: Schlafly Beer Hop Trial SMaSH Pack

- Sep 11, 2016 -

Seen Through A Glass

  • Whiskey Wednesday #9

    Whiskey Wednesday #9

    One last set of Irish, and this one's from my trip back in March. A three-day press jaunt to the new Tullamore Distillery. We were there for the launch of the new 14 and 18 year old Tullamore Single Malts. I got to see some old friends -- Ian Buxton,…
    - Apr 27, 2016 -
  • Lew Has Left The Building

    Lew Has Left The Building

    I regret to say that four months after resigning my position as managing editor, I will no longer be writing a column or whiskey reviews for Whisky Advocate. After more than 20 years of being part of the voice of the magazine, I was told on Monday th…
    - Apr 15, 2016 -
  • Beer Friday #10 -- Post-Session Beer Day Blues

    Beer Friday #10 -- Post-Session Beer Day Blues

    Well, Session Beer Day, yesterday, was great. I spent the afternoon at the Bulls Head Pub in Lititz, Penn. (and I'll be back Sunday afternoon to do a whiskey dinner...still a few tickets available!) cruising through 16 taps of session beers at 4.5% a…
    - Apr 8, 2016 -
  • Want to go to Ireland with me this Fall?

    Want to go to Ireland with me this Fall?

    Here's an advanced notice: it looks like I'm going to be the Whiskey Guide on an Irish Whiskey tour, in Ireland, this fall, the week of October 28-November 6. Details are still coming together, but we'll be touring in a luxury coach, a maximum of 20…
    - Apr 8, 2016 -
  • (Irish) Whiskey Wednesday #8: RIP Merle Haggard

    (Irish) Whiskey Wednesday #8: RIP Merle Haggard

    I just found out that country music icon Merle Haggard died. I still intend to continue with my backed-up Irish whiskey reviews, because hell, they're whiskey, after all; they even spell it right (though Merle was a Dickel fan, and they don't). But I…
    - Apr 6, 2016 -
  • Beer Friday #9

    Beer Friday #9

    It's Beer Friday #9, and beer is a famous aid to love (ill-considered and otherwise), and it's Date Night in the Bryson home, so...what else could we play but this classic?It's also the last Beer Friday before Session Beer Day, April 7, so today I'm…
    - Apr 2, 2016 -
  • Tasting Whiskey dinner at the Bulls Head, April 10!

    Tasting Whiskey dinner at the Bulls Head, April 10!

    We'll have more than two whiskeys, trust me.Finally got the menu for my whiskey dinner at the General Sutter in Lititz, Penn. next Sunday, April 10 (that's Sunday a week, as we say in Pennsylvania Dutch country up there, now).The details are below: I…
    - Mar 31, 2016 -
  • New Brewery Tour in Montgomery County April 9!

    New Brewery Tour in Montgomery County April 9!

    Some good friends of mine are raising funds to bring a music camp to poor kids in Guatemala, using a very clever technique: beer. Here's the story -- THREE brand new breweries, transportation, raffles, music, fun stuff -- and HERE is the link to get…
    - Mar 30, 2016 -
  • (Irish) Whiskey Wednesday #7

    (Irish) Whiskey Wednesday #7

    I had good intentions ("paving the road to hell," as I like to say) of doing Irish whiskey reviews on the run-up to St. Patrick's Day, but as I've said several times, my health had other ideas. One of the worst colds I can remember laid me and my sni…
    - Mar 30, 2016 -
  • Jester King and Cantillon vs. Texas

    Jester King and Cantillon vs. Texas

    I don't normally plug events outside my region, but this one's supporting an excellent cause: beer freedom. Jester King, in Austin, has locked horns with the Texas ABC before, so it's no surprise that when the TABC thwarted their plans to host Cantil…
    - Mar 30, 2016 -
  • Good Beer Friday #8

    Good Beer Friday #8

    Normally at this time on Good Friday, I'd be running through the music for the 3:00 services with the St. Andrew Chamber Group. This year, sadly, I'm sidelined with lingering effects from the cold that's kept me from reviewing most of the past three…
    - Mar 26, 2016 -
  • Split Thy Skull XXI in Philly tomorrow!

    Split Thy Skull XXI in Philly tomorrow!

    Back in the day...way back in the day, like in the 1990s, one of the premiere beer events in Philadelphia was Split Thy Skull, a barleywine/strong beer event at Sugar Mom's in Old City, originally put on by Philly's pioneer beer promoter, Jim Ander…
    - Mar 25, 2016 -
  • Hoarders Are Already in Hell

    Hoarders Are Already in Hell

    Back in January I wrote a piece titled "All Flippers Go To Hell." It was an observation, not a command, and I was expressing my disgust with the people who bought rare releases of beers and whiskeys with no intent other than turning around and resel…
    - Mar 24, 2016 -
  • Beer Friday #7

    Beer Friday #7

    Missed a few there.I got really sick for a while; a head cold that knocked out my sense of smell, and a cough that kept me from getting any kind of decent sleep for about five days. Add to that a quick trip to Ireland to visit the new Tullamore Dew d…
    - Mar 18, 2016 -
  • Why You Don't Like Canadian Whisky

    Why You Don't Like Canadian Whisky

    Five years ago, I didn't know much about Canadian whisky. I thought I did, and I wrote about it like I did, and I'd been to one Canadian distillery (the Canadian Mist distillery in Collingwood, Ontario). Mostly though, I had written Canadian whisky…
    - Mar 15, 2016 -
  • Beer Friday #6

    Beer Friday #6

    I wasn't sure what music I wanted to go with this week. But after I tasted the Boon Mariage Parfait Gueuze, a beer I hadn't tasted in years...nothing less would do. Enjoy Dimitri Shostakovich's Festive Overture. I love that stuff.Boon Mariage Parfait…
    - Feb 26, 2016 -
  • Whiskey Wednesday #6

    Whiskey Wednesday #6

    Yes, I'm aware I didn't do any tastings last week. Makes me wonder if anyone noticed. I didn't until Thursday. But I've got some whiskeys I want to write about, so we're going to keep this up, at least for a while longer.Brenne Estate Cask French Sin…
    - Feb 24, 2016 -
  • Beer Friday #5

    Beer Friday #5

    Getting ready to leave for the weekend, and this was always one of my favorite road songs. So let's have some beers, woowoo!Victory Anniversary 20 Experimental IPA, 5.5%A 5.5% "refreshing session ale"? No, guys, it damned well isn't. I really thought…
    - Feb 12, 2016 -
  • A Lone Political Post, Having Nothing To Do With Beer Or Whiskey
    He's got my vote. I PLAN TO REGULATE THE PERCENTAGE OF CANTALOUPE ALLOWED IN THE VAGUELY NAMED "FRUIT SALAD"— Bernie Thoughts (@berniethoughts) January 31, 2016 We now return to beer and whiskey.Yes, I know it's a parody account. I'm just having s…
    - Feb 11, 2016 -
  • Whiskey Wednesday #5: Part 2

    Whiskey Wednesday #5: Part 2

    Completely different whiskey for the second one of the day:Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Rye, 47% I just got this yesterday, with a note tagging it as Jack Daniel's "first fully mature rye whiskey." It is a single barrel bottling (bottled 12/10/15 fro…
    - Feb 10, 2016 -
  • Whiskey Wednesday #5: Part 1

    Whiskey Wednesday #5: Part 1

    I'm going to split things today; not to boost my post count, but because I've got two new whiskeys that deserve my full attention, and the one's got a lot more story to it. That comes first.Glenmorangie Milsean, 46%There's a group near me that calls…
    - Feb 10, 2016 -
  • Beer Friday #4

    Beer Friday #4

    Okay, back to the music. I sang Fauré's Cantique de Jean Racine a few years ago with the chamber group at St. Andrew's in Newtown, Penn., and lately it's been running through my head. I asked my choir director for a recording, and he pointed me to t…
    - Feb 5, 2016 -
  • Scientists Invent Helium Beer! Munchkins Rejoice!

    Scientists Invent Helium Beer! Munchkins Rejoice!

    Every couple of years, it seems, something gets loose on the Internet about Helium beer; you know, beer that's been gassed up with helium instead of carbon dioxide or nitrogen, and so it makes you talk all squeaky, ho-ho-ho, that's a gas! And then th…
    - Feb 4, 2016 -
  • Whiskey Wednesday #4

    Whiskey Wednesday #4

    Feeling better, but pressed for time, so no music this time. Just two recent Canadians.Alberta Rye Dark Batch, 45%A couple things to note right away. First, 45%. This steps up for Canadian, which was mired in an 80 proof/40% swamp for years. That's h…
    - Feb 3, 2016 -
  • Seen Through A Glass

    Seen Through A Glass

    I noticed this morning at mass that today's New Testament reading was the inspiration for the name of the blog: First Corinthians 13: 1-13. It's probably not all that surprising -- to me, at least, knowing how my brain works -- that I wrote the first…
    - Jan 31, 2016 -

Beer Hyped

  • Belching Beaver Brewery Beavers Milk Stout

    Belching Beaver Brewery Beavers Milk Stout

    Belching Beaver Brewery Beavers Milk Stout is a classic chocolate milk stout from the crew down in Vista, Calif. And who doesn't live a belching beaver? Let's hope this drought doesn't endanger one of our favorite brew mascots. Believe in the Beaver!…
    - Apr 3, 2015 -
  • Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball Ale

    Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball Ale

    Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball Ale is a perihelial release by the guys down in Petaluma, Calif. A dark ale, with 9.1% ABV that's perfect for holiday get togethers and warming up around a winter fire. Here's lookin' atcha!View and Vote
    - Dec 6, 2014 -
  • Fullsteam Tree-to-Sea Gose

    Fullsteam Tree-to-Sea Gose

    Fullsteam Tree-to-Sea Gose, a photo by BeerHyped.com on Flickr. It's fall, and we just got back from a trip to the East Coast, where we were able to taste fresh, tart cranberries during harvest. So I was in the mood for tartness when Fullsteam Brewer…
    - Oct 1, 2014 -
  • Meantime Weizen Double Bock Ale

    Meantime Weizen Double Bock Ale

    Meantime Weizen Double Bock Ale, a photo by BeerHyped.com on Flickr. Meantime Brewing Company is aptly named, because they make some mean brews there in London. The Meantime Weizen Double Bock Ale, for example, is so mean it's tough to drink. Definit…
    - Sep 8, 2014 -
  • Funkwerks Saison

    Funkwerks Saison

    Funkwerks Saison, a photo by BeerHyped.com on Flickr. Funkwerks Saison is brewed out of Fort Collins, Colo., and, like a lot of Colorado craft beers, doesn't disappoint. When you let it warm a bit in the glass, this saison has all the traditional hin…
    - Sep 7, 2014 -
  • El Monstruo Lupulo Imperial IPA

    El Monstruo Lupulo Imperial IPA

    El Monstruo Lupulo Imperial IPA, a photo by BeerHyped.com on Flickr. El Monstruo Lupulo Imperial IPA is a beer for hopheads. With 5 hop varieties added during the dry-hop window, not sure another beer would be more fitting as Rare Beer Clubs' 20th An…
    - Aug 23, 2014 -
  • Long of Tooth: Surly Brewing & Proef Brouwerij Collaboration Series

    Long of Tooth: Surly Brewing & Proef Brouwerij Collaboration Series

    Long of Tooth: Surly Brewing & Proef Brouwerij Collaboration Series, a photo by BeerHyped.com on Flickr. Maybe I'm getting long in the tooth myself, but the Long of Tooth Surly Brewing & Proef Brouwerij Collaboration is a gnarly beer. From the long-t…
    - Aug 17, 2014 -

It's Pub Night

  • Sample Tray Stunt 2017

    Sample Tray Stunt 2017

    One of the early hits here on It's Pub Night was 2008's Portland Sample Tray Marathon, where Dave and I got hall passes on Father's Day and sampled 78 or so beers that afternoon by biking around and getting the sample trays at 11 breweries. The goal…
    - Jun 26, 2017 -
  • Words of Wisdom from Fred Eckhardt

    Words of Wisdom from Fred Eckhardt

    Fred's nametag reads: "FRED.  I am not an old drunk!" At the 2011 Beer Bloggers Conference in Portland, Fred Eckhardt's brief talk was so chock full of humorous quotes that I jotted a bunch of them down, thinking I would make a blog post of them.I n…
    - Aug 13, 2015 -
  • Fa La La La La Vertical

    Fa La La La La Vertical

    Executive Summary:  Don't.This past summer, I noticed a lonely bottle of Double Mountain's winter seasonal sitting unrefrigerated at a place where sometimes the stock doesn't rotate as quickly as you'd like.  I bought it on a lark, partly to say I…
    - Nov 17, 2014 -
  • Portland Beer Price Index: Autumn 2014

    Portland Beer Price Index: Autumn 2014

    Are you surprised to hear the price of beer is going up?  The Portland Beer Price Index isn't.  Here are the numbers I gathered around Portland on the equinox:6-packs: $9.69, up 3 cents22-ounce bombers: $5.58, down 4 cents6-packs (sale price): $8.9…
    - Sep 29, 2014 -
  • New Breweries in Bellingham

    New Breweries in Bellingham

    A couple weeks ago we took a family vacation to Lake Whatcom outside of Bellingham, Washington.  Beautiful quiet setting, clean water, and easy access to a cute little burg that the Urban Beer Hiker refers to as "Little Portland".  (Click that link…
    - Jul 29, 2014 -
  • Portland Beer Price Index, First Half of 2014

    Portland Beer Price Index, First Half of 2014

    What if they had a beer price index and nobody came?  Apparently nothing, since I skipped reporting the PBPI for the spring quarter of 2014, and no one called me on it at all.  I did gather the data for that quarter, so I can show you the ever-risi…
    - Jun 23, 2014 -
  • Upcoming Portland Beer Festivals

    Upcoming Portland Beer Festivals

    As the days grow longer and the weekends start filling up with Portland beer festivals, I thought it would be a good time to highlight some changes that are planned for a few upcoming festivals.Spring Beer FestFor some years now the spring festival h…
    - Jun 1, 2014 -
  • Protip: Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad is on the Shelves

    Protip: Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad is on the Shelves

    I have been one to bash Sierra Nevada Brewing, for their recent corporate tax dodge, and for shamelessly passing off all-dried-hop beers as "Fresh Hop Ales" (again and again and again).  That doesn't prevent me from being a huge fan of many of their…
    - Mar 21, 2014 -
  • Alphabet of New Oregon Breweries

    Alphabet of New Oregon Breweries

    The other day Dave invited me over to help out with a growler of delicious Omegatex IPA he'd brought back from a visit to Fort George.  "We also checked out this new brewpub in Astoria called Buoy."  In my Omegatex-addled bliss I was hearing that a…
    - Mar 14, 2014 -
  • Portland Beer Price Index: Winter 2013

    Portland Beer Price Index: Winter 2013

    As predicted by a couple of industry followers of the Portland Beer Price Index (PBPI), beer got more expensive in Portland this quarter.  It's a pretty big leap, with less generous sale prices accompanying higher shelf-tag prices. There's no clea…
    - Jan 3, 2014 -
  • Fresh Hop Rankings 2013

    Fresh Hop Rankings 2013

    Each year I sort the fresh hop beers I've tried into 4 tiers:  1. those that are very special, brilliant examples of why we love this time of year; 2. those that capture the green fresh hop flavor nicely but are not quite as exciting as the first gr…
    - Oct 21, 2013 -
  • Portland Beer Price Index: Autumn 2013

    Portland Beer Price Index: Autumn 2013

    Kind of a quiet installment of the Portland Beer Price Index (PBPI).  Prices are all within a nickel of last quarter's prices (after adjusting for a change I made to the stores in the index).  Sale prices were slightly less generous than in the sum…
    - Sep 25, 2013 -
  • Help Keep the Portland Growler Price Map Up-to-Date!

    Help Keep the Portland Growler Price Map Up-to-Date!

    The Portland Growler Price Map has been touted in the sidebar of It's Pub Night for years. Personally, I haven't been taking home that many growlers recently, so the map is woefully -- ridiculously -- out of date. Therefore, I'm going to ask for you…
    - Sep 12, 2013 -
  • First Thoughts on OBF 2013

    First Thoughts on OBF 2013

    There you go, that's the Beard that made Newport famous.Rogue's Beard Beer is something you should plunk down a dollar for at the 2013 Oregon Brewers Festival, not because it's good, but so that for the rest of your life you can tell people you drank…
    - Jul 26, 2013 -
  • Portland Beer Price Index: Summer 2013

    Portland Beer Price Index: Summer 2013

    This quarter's installment of the Portland Beer Price Index (PBPI) won't surprise anyone.  Prices in every category are up, in some cases by quite a bit.  The graph on the left isn't very dramatic, I admit, since it's on a scale of $0 to $16.  But…
    - Jun 25, 2013 -
  • Gigantic End of Reason and St. Bernardus Prior 8

    Gigantic End of Reason and St. Bernardus Prior 8

    We're nearly at the end of Gigantic Beer Week, and I have been out of town for all of it so far.  But to commemorate the last few days of it, I want to say a couple words about one of the most brilliant Gigantic seasonals to date:  The End of Reaso…
    - May 9, 2013 -
  • Bridgeport Stumptown Tart 2013

    Bridgeport Stumptown Tart 2013

    This year's Stumptown Tart is being released tomorrow (Thursday, April 18, 2013) at the Bridgeport Brewpub, 5:30-8:30 PM.  This year's brew highlights blueberries for the first time in the 6-year run of the series, but also has raspberries and black…
    - Apr 17, 2013 -
  • Deschutes River Ale

    Deschutes River Ale

    Without much fanfare, Deschutes has added a wonderful session ale to its roster of year-round six-packs:  Deschutes River Ale.   Its strength of 4% ABV means it is actually what some states call "3-2 beers" -- 3.2% alcohol by weight.  I wonder if…
    - Apr 3, 2013 -
  • Lagunitas Buys Dr. Bronner's Soap Company

    Lagunitas Buys Dr. Bronner's Soap Company

    The last few years have seen explosive growth for beloved California brewer Lagunitas.  This Beerpulse article says production increased by 50% from 2011 to 2012, after a 56% jump in sales the previous year; Lagunitas owner Tony Magee noted on Twitt…
    - Apr 1, 2013 -
  • Portland Beer Price Index: Spring 2013

    Portland Beer Price Index: Spring 2013

    No, no, no!  This isn't how it was supposed to go.Starting in the middle of 2011, the Portland Beer Price Index (PBPI) looked like it was showing bomber prices decreasing while six-pack prices marched slowly upwards.  Not that I was excited about m…
    - Mar 21, 2013 -
  • Two More Thoughts on Jubel(ale)

    Two More Thoughts on Jubel(ale)

    First a brief note, then a great Jubelale reminiscence.____________________________________________ Deschutes announced earlier this week that the Portland Pub was serving Super Jubel 2012 -- the yearly double Jubelale that we were lucky enough to ta…
    - Mar 7, 2013 -
  • Jubelale Ten-year Vertical (Plus Jubel 2000)

    Jubelale Ten-year Vertical (Plus Jubel 2000)

    The second post ever on It's Pub Night was a report on a five-year vertical of Deschutes Jubelale.  I fell in love with that beer during our first winter in Portland in 2003, and started a project to build a ladder of Jubelale vintages by stashing a…
    - Feb 26, 2013 -
  • February's New School Rant: Tipping

    February's New School Rant: Tipping

    The second of my monthly "Piss and Vinegar" columns for The New School is now up. It's a Beer Bar Tipping FAQ. I figured since I was complaining last month about clueless bartenders, I should turn the tables this time and rant about clueless bargoe…
    - Feb 12, 2013 -
  • 2012 Pub Night Memories

    2012 Pub Night Memories

    It's my tradition at the end of January to put up a slideshow of happy photos from the previous year of friends drinking beer.  You can call me cranky for not posting a nostalgic post at the end of December, or maybe I just need to wait until the da…
    - Jan 31, 2013 -
  • Good Karma Vegan Cafe, San Jose

    Good Karma Vegan Cafe, San Jose

    The Silicon Valley underwhelms with its beer scene, which is odd considering its affluence and large population. But recently I found out about an oasis of good beer served by knowledgeable people that's located right in the middle of downtown San J…
    - Jan 29, 2013 -

Stone Brewing Company

Cantoberfest – Ft. Logan Plant of Beavertown Brewery

- 1 day ago Oct 18, 2017 -
Stone | Night Flight Present Dr Frankenstone's Fright Nights

- 2 days ago Oct 17, 2017 -
Dr. FrankenStone's Monster IPA

- 2 days ago Oct 17, 2017 -
Dr. FrankenStone's RuinTange IPA

- 2 days ago Oct 17, 2017 -
Dr FrankenStone's Grim Ripper IPA

- 2 days ago Oct 17, 2017 -
Stone White Ghost Berliner Weisse - Pop-Up Secret Launch Party

- 8 days ago Oct 11, 2017 -

A Good Beer Blog

  • Relocation Notification For AGBB Nation
    By the end of 2016, this part of the internets will be no more. The blog posts are being moved to the new home of A Good Beer Blog but this place, this tool that has done such a good job helping me share my thoughts will be turned off. After 3,431 po…
    - Oct 22, 2016 -
  • The Fluidity Of Good Beer's Paradigm Shift
    Two bits of related US big craft beer industry news this week. First, Japan's Kirin has acquired about 24.9999% of Brooklyn Brewery for an undisclosed sum on largely undisclosed terms. Second, Stone Brewery is laying off 5-6% of their workforce. How…
    - Oct 13, 2016 -
  • Session 116: As Gose Goes So Goes It All

    Session 116: As Gose Goes So Goes It All

    This month's edition of The Session sees host Derrick Peterman of Ramblings of a Beer Runner asking everyone to write about the "German" sour beer style Gose:I choose the Gose style in particular since it can be approached in so many different ways.…
    - Oct 8, 2016 -
  • Book Review: Brewing Local by Stan Hieronymus

    Book Review: Brewing Local by Stan Hieronymus

    Confession. I have fed Stan in my home. I have been asked by Stan why he bothers discussing things with me. My name appears in this book. I am very fond of Stan. All of which may influence my opinion of his writings, of this book. Along with the fact…
    - Oct 3, 2016 -
  • AGBB's Proof of Pumpkinness Assurance Certificate

    AGBB's Proof of Pumpkinness Assurance Certificate

    The tweeted response from Nickel Brook Brewing this morning read "how bout them pumpkins?" It was sent in reply to today's hurried announcement of A Good Beer Blog's Pumpkinness Assurance Certificate Program. The program was launched after many many…
    - Sep 28, 2016 -
  • Hopefully Just An Intermediate Stage
    One unfortunate consequence has arisen, as far as I see, from the relatively (or perhaps just otherwise) good thing that is the swapping out of amateur beer blogging for fewer paying opportunities for the writing. I wonder whether its only me but ove…
    - Sep 25, 2016 -
  • He Took Exception To The Spilled Beer
    Elaborately, his exception he took:She accidentally spilled Mangeya’s drink and he became angry and violent, threatening to beat us up. He shouted obscenities at the top of his voice. He eventually calmed down after some shoppers spoke to him and w…
    - Sep 23, 2016 -
  • "Breakfast In The Free State!"

    "Breakfast In The Free State!"

    Jay posted this photo on Facebook this evening and I had to poach it. One of my favourite H.L.Mencken passages is this one from an essay about his your titled "The Baltimore of the Eighties":It was the opinion of my father, as I have recorded, th…
    - Sep 13, 2016 -
  • Ontario: Golden Beach Pale Ale, Sawdust City

    Ontario: Golden Beach Pale Ale, Sawdust City

    Ah, my least favourite glass ever meets my favourite brewery of 2016. I got the Kwak glass likely the best part of a decade ago and had to wash a decade's worth of dust off it to celebrate or mark or mourn today's news. I am not sure I deeply care as…
    - Sep 8, 2016 -
  • Session 115: Don't Judge A Book By Its Topic

    Session 115: Don't Judge A Book By Its Topic

    This month's edition of The Session sees Joan of Birraire asking us all to consider this:The discussion at hand is "The Role of Beer Books". Participants can talk about that first book that caught their attention, which brought them to get interested…
    - Sep 2, 2016 -
  • The 1811 Needham And Rawlins Patent Brewing Machine

    The 1811 Needham And Rawlins Patent Brewing Machine

    That is a notice placed in the New York American of 22 April 1825. Letters Patent were issued for the device in 1811 and 1812 (nos. 3493 and 3575 respectively). James Needham is listed as the inventor, described as a brewer in Islington a distric…
    - Aug 28, 2016 -
  • Not So Much A Bursting As A Great Dissipation

    Not So Much A Bursting As A Great Dissipation

    Ah, Mr. Chimphead. A serious point must be about to be made. But being August, there is not much out there to read, not much worth writing about. People rightly have other things to do. But Bryan Roth has posted a useful examination of the use of the…
    - Aug 21, 2016 -
  • Pity The Canadian Olympian Running Today

    Pity The Canadian Olympian Running Today

    Is there anything sadder than a life's work geared to one event that gets swept away by another bigger event on short notice? Our national public broadcaster has rightly determined that the last evening of Olympic coverage is going to be restructured…
    - Aug 20, 2016 -
  • Maine: Interlude 2007, Allagash, Portland

    Maine: Interlude 2007, Allagash, Portland

    Twenty-four bucks? What was I doing last decade? I have only a few of these aged big bottles left. I gave up a long time ago on trying to keep the cellar up. One of the few beers left from the days of glory, the era of beer blog ad revenue. I was thr…
    - Aug 11, 2016 -
  • Session 114: I Know Nothing About Pilsner

    Session 114: I Know Nothing About Pilsner

    This month's edition of The Session sees Allistair Reece asking us about pilsners. I know zippo about pilsners. I never went on one of those five-day long weekend holidays to Prague that made me a drive-by insta-expert. I never lived there spreading…
    - Aug 7, 2016 -
  • Could Cream Beer Actually Be Cream Beer's Ancestor?

    Could Cream Beer Actually Be Cream Beer's Ancestor?

    ...by "handsome" I presume you mean the "other" one...Here's the thing. There is only so much I can lay out to support this idea so I might as well do it and admit that it is something of a reasonable hypothesis. To be fair, I rarely take a posit…
    - Aug 3, 2016 -
  • Francis Perot Brewed 116 Times In 1821 to 1822

    Francis Perot Brewed 116 Times In 1821 to 1822

    Brewing was seasonal in the early 1800s east coast towns. You see it in the Vassar logs from Poughkeepsie NY and again with the brewing logs of Francis and William Perot of Philadelphia of 1821-22. Ed Carson was good enough to scan them last fall and…
    - Jul 31, 2016 -
  • Cream Beer Before Cream Ale In 1820s New York City

    Cream Beer Before Cream Ale In 1820s New York City

    Look at that. Just look at that. It is a notice in the New York Gazette from 30 October 1821. James H. De Lamater had brought in a supply of Larer's Superior Cream Beer. Imported by the sloop David. Shipping is not any sort of surprise. Beer and ale…
    - Jul 28, 2016 -
  • "...In The West Indies And In The Southern States..."

    "...In The West Indies And In The Southern States..."

    That is from the 3 April 1820 edition of the Albany Gazette. Harkening back to an earlier era when Albany ale had a reputation - "a great and high character" - in the West Indies and the southern states. I think this both confuses and confirms a numb…
    - Jul 21, 2016 -
  • The Dreary Reality Of Those Disclosures
    Even starting to type this post initially weighs upon me in my pre-coffee haze.* Really? Has it come to this? Thinking about beer writing again? I suppose I am somewhat insulated from the quandary by being well past it. Few people consider the comfy…
    - Jul 15, 2016 -

New School Beer Blog

  • newEcliptic Brewing Celebrates 4th Anniversary

    Ecliptic Brewing Celebrates 4th Anniversary

    Ecliptic Brewing celebrates their fourth orbit around the sun this Saturday, October 21st, it’s their 4th anniversary and they have two new limited bottle releases, food, music and more.     More from the press release: Special beer releases sele…
    - 1 hour ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • newAsheville’s Thirsty Monk Brewery Opening Portland and Denver Locations

    Asheville’s Thirsty Monk Brewery Opening Portland and Denver Locations

    Portland’s rival beer city Asheville, North Carolina, is invading Beervana. Thirsty Monk, brewer of Belgian-rooted modern ales and operator of a number of beer bars, is expanding to open locations in Denver, Colorado and Portland, Oregon. Brian Gra…
    - 14 hours ago Oct 19, 2017 -
  • newEpic Brewing and The Commons honeydew sour collaboration – Common Interests

    Epic Brewing and The Commons honeydew sour collaboration – Common Interests

    The Commons Brewery closes November 11 to make way for Modern Times Beer, but before that they have a new sour collaboration with Denver’s Epic Brewing called Common Interests. The two breweries came together to create a honeydew melon foeder ferme…
    - 23 hours ago Oct 19, 2017 -
  • The Commons Brewery Pours Its Last Pint on November 11th

    The Commons Brewery Pours Its Last Pint on November 11th

    Portland’s Oregon’s beloved farmhouse brewery The Commons will pour its last pint on Saturday, November 11th. As we first reported on Sept. 1st, The Commons Brewery will vacate the building that it owns at 630 SE Belmont and will be leasing the s…
    - 2 days ago Oct 18, 2017 -
  • Elysian Brewing Great Pumpkin Roadshow Announces Cities & Dates

    Elysian Brewing Great Pumpkin Roadshow Announces Cities & Dates

    Elysian Brewing’s Great Pumpkin Roadshow may be headed to your city if you live anywhere near Vancouver, Washington, or Bend, Eugene, Salem or Portland in Oregon. Elysian Brewing is the famously pumpkin crazy Seattle brewery who has no less than e…
    - 2 days ago Oct 18, 2017 -
  • Stone Brewing Halloween Beer Release Dr. FrankenStone’s Monster IPA

    Stone Brewing Halloween Beer Release Dr. FrankenStone’s Monster IPA

    Stone Brewing has some tricks and treats for Halloween with a draft-only monster of an IPA – Dr. FrankenStone’s Monster IPA. Mysterious, other-worldly and downright inexplicable, Dr. FrankenStone’s Monster IPA is a draft-only concoction avail…
    - 2 days ago Oct 18, 2017 -
  • Ommegang Releases Bourbon barrel-aged 20th Anniversary Ale

    Ommegang Releases Bourbon barrel-aged 20th Anniversary Ale

    Brewery Ommegang is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a bourbon barrel-aged Belgian-style dark ale titled simply 20th Anniversary Ale. Brewery Ommegang was founded in 1997 on a 140-acre former hop farm with a simple goal in mind – brew beauti…
    - 2 days ago Oct 18, 2017 -
  • Piss and Vinegar: Red Robin and the Brewers Association Make Strange Bedfellows

    Piss and Vinegar: Red Robin and the Brewers Association Make Strange Bedfellows

    Take Craft Back! It’s the clever publicity stunt rolled out yesterday by the Brewers Association, a tongue-in-cheek $213 billion dollar Kickstarter campaign to buy global mega-brewer A-B InBev in order to prevent the conglomerate from buying up any…
    - 3 days ago Oct 17, 2017 -
  • Bridgeport Brewing IPA 21st Anniversary HoptoberFest Celebration

    Bridgeport Brewing IPA 21st Anniversary HoptoberFest Celebration

    Pioneering Portland brewer BridgePort Brewing is celebrating the 21st birthday of its flagship IPA, one of the first versions of the style released in the nation. HoptoberFest PDX is a celebration of all things hoppy, featuring two new beer releases,…
    - 3 days ago Oct 17, 2017 -
  • Brewers Association Wants to Crowdfund $213 Billion to Buy Anheuser-Busch InBev
    The Brewers Association (BA) the not-for-profit organization that represents America’s small craft brewers launched a brazen campaign to “Take Craft Back” by raising $213 billion to purchase Anheuser-Busch InBev. Through the largest ever crowdf…
    - 3 days ago Oct 17, 2017 -
  • GABF for Noobs: Observations of a First-Timer

    GABF for Noobs: Observations of a First-Timer

    Just a couple days off my first-ever trip to Great American Beer Festival, I’ve had some time to reflect and reminisce on just how meaningful my 5 days in the Denver area really were. I was lucky. I got to tag along with Ezra Johnson-Greenough, the…
    - 4 days ago Oct 16, 2017 -
  • Watch: 2017 Hop Harvest in under 3 Minutes
    A new time lapse/drone video from Crosby Hop Farm in Woodburn, Oregon shows the 2017 Hop Harvest in less than three minutes. Video description: How do you see the entire hop growing season in under three minutes? For the last six months, a photo of a…
    - 4 days ago Oct 16, 2017 -
  • NBA Blazer Terry Porter at New Seasons Market for 6-Pack Beer Release

    NBA Blazer Terry Porter at New Seasons Market for 6-Pack Beer Release

    Portland Trailblazers great and University of Portland Head Basketball Coach Terry Porter will be at New Seasons Market in St. Johns this Sunday, October 22nd for the return of Gilgamesh Brewing’s “The Terry Porter” tribute beer in 6-packs. Ter…
    - 4 days ago Oct 16, 2017 -
  • First Look at Second Profession Brewing, Now Open on NE Sandy

    First Look at Second Profession Brewing, Now Open on NE Sandy

    Portland’s newest brewery is Second Profession Brewing, softly open now in the space formerly occupied by BTU Brasserie Brewing at NE 58th and Sandy. You may recall we first reported this change in ownership back in July; especially of note is the…
    - 7 days ago Oct 13, 2017 -
  • Altabira City Tavern Beer Dinner with Sound Brewery

    Altabira City Tavern Beer Dinner with Sound Brewery

    Rooftop beer bar and restaurant Altabira City Tavern welcomes Sound Brewery to its October craft beer dinner on Wednesday, October 18th. Guests will enjoy a four-course, modern pub-style menu paired with craft beers from Sound Brewery and prepared…
    - 7 days ago Oct 13, 2017 -

Beervana

  • The Beervana Blog Has Moved
    The Beervana Blog has moved. This site is no longer actively updated, though I'm not doing an automatic redirect for people who are landing in the archives. Please bookmark the new site and visit it for current content.www.beervanablog.comThanks…
    - Apr 3, 2017 -
  • An Update on Cider in Oregon

    An Update on Cider in Oregon

    On Monday, Cider Riot's Abram Goldman-Armstrong put 63 hectoliters--nearly 60 barrels--of cider in cans for the first time. Yesterday he had a media event at his pub and cidery to introduce Everyday Cider and it made me realize some things have c…
    - Mar 30, 2017 -
  • A Brand New Blog!

    A Brand New Blog!

    At long last, and with surprisingly few nostalgic glances over the shoulder, I am leaving Blogspot forever. Yes, I've embraced parallax scrolling, big, grabby titles, and vivid, full-page photos. Please welcome the new and future site of this here ra…
    - Mar 29, 2017 -
  • More on Mexico; A Lupulin Powder Blind Tasting
    We have a new podcast for your listening pleasure. The main subject is Mexican craft beer, featuring an interview with Enrique Aceves-Vincent Ramirez of  Guadalajara’s Loba Brewing. We talk about the Mexican market, what it's like getting started…
    - Mar 28, 2017 -
  • Vignette #14: Carlo Grootaert (De Struise Brouwers)

    Vignette #14: Carlo Grootaert (De Struise Brouwers)

    Brewer vignettes feature quotes from brewers I picked up in my travels around the world.On the origins of Pannepot, the brewery's flagship.“I heard that in my family, there were homebrewers at the time—100 years ago. The women were the brewer…
    - Mar 27, 2017 -
  • La Cerveza Artesanal de México, Part 1

    La Cerveza Artesanal de México, Part 1

    My journey into cervezas artesanales--Mexican craft beer--began at Societe Brewing in San Diego. I'd just flown in from Portland, and Hector Ferreira thought it would be a shame to miss one of San Diego's bounty when so many were at hand. This turned…
    - Mar 25, 2017 -
  • The Secrets of Master Brewers

    The Secrets of Master Brewers

    A new title has elbowed its way onto the increasingly-crowded beer section at your local bookseller: The Secrets of Master Brewers, my latest book. It is, foremost, a guide to homebrewing. But it's not just a brewing manual. The idea behind the book…
    - Mar 22, 2017 -
  • The Baja "Colectivo"

    The Baja "Colectivo"

    Yesterday afternoon, those of us who were still around following the Ensenada Beer Fest made a couple stops. Hey, what else would you expect beer people to do? The second—and for me, final—stop was at Baja Brews, a “colectivo” where several b…
    - Mar 20, 2017 -
  • En Mexico

    En Mexico

    I send my dispatch today from under the sunny(ish) skies of Ensenada, Mexico. There's an annual craft beer festival down here that has grown to become one of the more important dates on the annual calendar. Over a hundred breweries will be pouring…
    - Mar 16, 2017 -
  • New Book + Book Launch

    New Book + Book Launch

    In one week's time, my latest book will officially be published: The Secrets of Master Brewers from Storey Publishers. Next Thursday, March 23rd, the book launches at a very cool event in Hood River, where I've sagely arranged to have Josh Pfriem, Ma…
    - Mar 14, 2017 -
  • Once Again, Whose Culture?
    Follow-up posts are like newspaper corrections: only a tiny percent of the people who saw the original error will ever notice the correction. Nevertheless, the conversation following that post along with Stan Hieronymus' comments convince me there's…
    - Mar 13, 2017 -
  • Lessons From Speakeasy's Closure

    Lessons From Speakeasy's Closure

    Update: I finally had a chance to correct that egregious typo in the title. So many apologies.Yesterday afternoon, San Francisco's Speakeasy Brewery shuttered their doors. A tweet came out followed by this announcement:"Speakeasy Ales…
    - Mar 11, 2017 -
  • Louis the 14th Tavern, 1985, The Widmer Brothers' First Account

    Louis the 14th Tavern, 1985, The Widmer Brothers' First Account

    Over the course of the coming year, I hope to post these kinds of things from time to time. Below is a short audio clip of Kurt and Rob describing their first sale. It captures the rawness of experience, both of young brewers and also bars used to de…
    - Mar 11, 2017 -
  • Whose Culture?

    Whose Culture?

    For the most part, modern beer is a European expression. The styles available in nearly every commercial setting issue from a handful of countries in a plot of land that would fit inside California. So any time an American or New Zealand or Japanese…
    - Mar 10, 2017 -
  • Vignette #13: Ken Grossman

    Vignette #13: Ken Grossman

    Brewer vignettes feature quotes from brewers I picked up in my travels around the world.“I was an avid homebrewer, starting back in 1969, and brewed through the seventies and ran a homebrewing supply store that I founded in 1976. I had brewed a r…
    - Mar 8, 2017 -
  • Why We Will Never Abandon Our IPAs
    Yesterday afternoon, I tansferred two half-batches of beer to into kegs. They contained a pale ale--and an experiment. One had been infused with two ounces of Simcoe hops (pellets), one two ounces of Yakima Chief's soon-to-be-released hop product…
    - Mar 6, 2017 -
  • The Riddle of Bitterness

    The Riddle of Bitterness

    Scientists long ago figured out the mechanism through which hops turn beer bitter: the alpha acids in the lupulin glands become isomerized over the boil--a process that allows the bittering compounds to become soluble. There's a mathematical curve th…
    - Mar 3, 2017 -
  • Oregon Beer Awards

    Oregon Beer Awards

    The Oregon Beer Awards were handed out last night, and there were a few surprises. The first came when Wolf Tree (Seal Rock) won the first gold medal. Wait, who? That happened several times throughout the night, as obscure breweries took home medal…
    - Mar 1, 2017 -
  • Big Beer Makes a Big Move

    Big Beer Makes a Big Move

    Each year, General Distribution's Jim Fick closely tracks the sales of Oregon beer in Oregon, and he very graciously forwards me the spreadsheet with the numbers. Frustratingly, the OLCC, which tracks these numbers, has gotten fairly lax and the fi…
    - Feb 28, 2017 -
  • Troubles With Travel

    Troubles With Travel

    If you were to name the four or five hottest breweries right now, measured in beer geek coolness points, Boston's Trillium Brewing would have to be on that list. They are makers of many different types of beer, but are famous for being one of the cha…
    - Feb 27, 2017 -
  • The Beer There: Olde Mecklenburg (Charlotte, NC)

    The Beer There: Olde Mecklenburg (Charlotte, NC)

    Periodically--too infrequently, if you want my opinion--a friend of the blog will feel inspired to send me beer from their distant location. When breweries send me beer, I make no promises to review or ever even comment on them (though I will drink t…
    - Feb 24, 2017 -
  • Understanding Hop Aromas and Flavors

    Understanding Hop Aromas and Flavors

    We have a very special episode of the Beervana Podcast for you this week, and I want to tease it by quoting from a section of the interview. Patrick and I visited the labs and brewery of Tom Shellhammer, who is a professor of fermentation science at…
    - Feb 22, 2017 -
  • How Doomed Are We?

    How Doomed Are We?

    Raptor of death.Pete Dunlop has an excellent but alarming post in which he warns:AB is quietly implementing a plan designed to bury independent craft brewers. And they might just pull it off...You might not know it, but the High End kicked…
    - Feb 21, 2017 -
  • Oregon Breweries Get Political

    Oregon Breweries Get Political

    Yesterday, the President of the United States stood before the press and told them: "We got 306 because people came out and voted like they've never seen before so that's the way it goes. I guess it was the biggest electoral college win since Ronal…
    - Feb 17, 2017 -
  • How to Tank Spectacularly in the New Market

    How to Tank Spectacularly in the New Market

    Update. By some cosmic serendipity, Patrick and I went to Corvallis yesterday to record an interview with Tom Shellhammer--a hops researcher and professor in the Fermentation Sciences program at OSU. As we were touring their test brewery, he mentione…
    - Feb 15, 2017 -

NZ Craft Beer TV

NZ Craft Beer TV - Mash Up - Episode 12 - Blenheim

- Jun 25, 2012 -
NZ Craft Beer TV - Mash Up - Episode 11 - Nelson - Bays Brewery and Founders Brewery

- Jun 11, 2012 -
NZ Craft Beer TV - Mash Up - Episode 10 - Nelson - Golden Bear, Sprig & Fern and Lighthouse Brewery

- Mar 23, 2012 -
NZ Craft Beer TV - Mash Up - Episode 9 - Townshend, Monkey Wizard and The Mussel Inn

- Mar 7, 2012 -
NZ Craft Beer TV - Mash Up - Episode 8 - Stoke

- Nov 4, 2011 -
NZ Craft Beer TV - Mash Up - Episode 7 - Hop Farm and Totara Brewing

- Oct 25, 2011 -

World of Beer

  • Repeat After Me…
    A beer style is an informal agreement between a brewer and a drinker, expressed via a label, by which the former tells the latter roughly what sort of beer they are about to buy. –  From The World Atlas of Beer, second edition, 2016
    - Aug 26, 2016 -
  • Muskoka and Howe Sound Team Up on a Surprisingly Restrained Effort

    Muskoka and Howe Sound Team Up on a Surprisingly Restrained Effort

    I have on my desk a bottle of a beer called Heffy Anniversary, brewed in collaboration by Howe Sound Brewing of Squamish, British Columbia, and Muskoka Brewing of Bracebridge, Ontario. It was created to celebrate the 20th anniversary milestone of bot…
    - Jul 15, 2016 -
  • Cynical and Opportunistic? You Don’t Know the Half of It!

    Cynical and Opportunistic? You Don’t Know the Half of It!

    So the Internet exploded yesterday with news that Anheuser-Busch InBev, the Belgo-Brazilian monster brewing company that owns the Budweiser brand, wants to replace “Budweiser” on the labels of its U.S. flagship beer with “America.” Early rep…
    - May 11, 2016 -
  • Stone Enjoy by 05.04.16 Black IPA

    Stone Enjoy by 05.04.16 Black IPA

    So, fearful of Greg Koch showing up at my door tomorrow morning and screaming “I TOLD YOU TO ENJOY IT BY YESTERDAY!” at me, I open this bottle of quite strong, very black ale and give it a sniff. The first thing I get on the nose is blackberry, t…
    - May 4, 2016 -
  • Tasted: Ommegang Game of Thrones Seven Kingdoms

    Tasted: Ommegang Game of Thrones Seven Kingdoms

    So I missed reviewing this for the premier of the new season of Game of Thrones, partly because I was in Pittsburgh celebrating my birthday, but principally because I don’t watch the show and thus was only vaguely aware of its return. But now that…
    - May 1, 2016 -
  • Tasted: Ottakringer Wiener Original

    Tasted: Ottakringer Wiener Original

    It’s been a number of years since I last had an Ottakringer and this is much more as I would define a Vienna lager than was what I recall, beginning with its bright copper colour and well-defined collar of just off-white foam. (In hindsight, and wi…
    - Apr 28, 2016 -
  • It’s All the Same Thing, Really
    A couple of important things have occurred recently in the English-speaking beer world.* First off, the U.K. beer consumers group, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), have launched a “Revitalisation Project” centered around what the group should r…
    - Apr 6, 2016 -
  • Two New Ontario Beers – Molson & Muskoka

    Two New Ontario Beers – Molson & Muskoka

    So, it’s late on a Sunday afternoon and my work for the day is done. Time to dig in to a pair of new releases from my sampling fridge. Muskoka Brewery Legendary Oddity – This 7.1% abv spring seasonal was shelved by the brewery a couple of years b…
    - Mar 20, 2016 -
  • Tasted: Smuttynose Rocky Road

    Tasted: Smuttynose Rocky Road

    The label of this 7.3%, alcohol beer says that it’s a “stout brewed with cacao nibs and marshmallow cream and aged on oak chips,” which if you’re like me has you fearing a sugary and s’mores-ish monstrosity. But don’t worry, because Smu…
    - Feb 25, 2016 -
  • Tasted: Anniversary No. 3 by Left Field Brewing

    Tasted: Anniversary No. 3 by Left Field Brewing

    The history of Toronto’s Left Field Brewing has been, if you’ll allow me to indulge in a little baseball lingo, one of hits and foul balls. Which is to say that when Mark and Mandie Murphy have a hit, it is a screaming line drive to the left fiel…
    - Feb 24, 2016 -

Better Beer Blog

  • Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Narwhal on Bourbon

    Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Narwhal on Bourbon

    A recent road trip to Ashland, Oregon took us conveniently near the vicinity of the famed Sierra Nevada Brewing.  After recently reading "Beyond the Pale" I felt that it would be rude not to stop in for a bite and a beer at the Taproom.  After a sa…
    - Dec 1, 2015 -
  • Death and Taxes by Moonlight Brewing

    Death and Taxes by Moonlight Brewing

    The famous statesman and historical brewer Ben Franklin once stated that "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes".  I'm pretty certain that you can count on at least one other thing and that is that any beer produced…
    - Mar 28, 2013 -
  • BROTHER THELONIOUS at North Coast Brewing

    BROTHER THELONIOUS at North Coast Brewing

    Our final brewery stop on our trip brings us to the home of such greats as Brother Thelonious and Old Rasputin.  North Coast Brewing sits along the main street in Fort Bragg just north of town.  The tasting room and restaurant are situated across t…
    - Jan 16, 2013 -
  • Anderson Valley Brewing Company

    Anderson Valley Brewing Company

    What do Frisbee golf and beer have in common?  I have no idea but you can find both of them at Anderson Valley brewing Company. Our fourth brewery stop brings us to AVBC just outside of Boonville, California.  Besides the amazing variety of c…
    - Jan 16, 2013 -
  • Cafe Racer 15 from Bear Republic Brewing in Healdsburg

    Cafe Racer 15 from Bear Republic Brewing in Healdsburg

    The town of Healdsburg has been synonymous with wine for a lot longer than it has with beer.  That began to change when the Norgrove family founded Bear Republic Brewing in 1995.  The first stop on our second day brings us to a brewpub on the…
    - Jan 4, 2013 -
  • Russian River; Perdition, Biere De Sonoma

    Russian River; Perdition, Biere De Sonoma

    The second stop on our "Northern California Better Beer Tour" brought us to Russian River Brewing where we attempted to have dinner.  (Note to all: do not try to go to Russian River Brewing for dinner on a holiday Friday night and expect to be able…
    - Jan 3, 2013 -
  • Around The World at Lagunitas Brewing

    Around The World at Lagunitas Brewing

    Inspired by an article in Sunset Magazine my lovely wife planned a 4 day road trip to visit breweries from Petaluma to Fort Bragg.  Starting in Petaluma of course means a visit Lagunitas Brewing.  With so many wonderful beers on tap we couldn't de…
    - Jan 2, 2013 -
  • North Peak Diabolical IPA at the Jolly Pumpkin Brewery

    North Peak Diabolical IPA at the Jolly Pumpkin Brewery

    A surprise vacation brings me to Northern Michigan to spend time with my Dad and hunt for Petoskey stones..  On day one I had the pleasure of dining at the Jolly Pumpkin Brewery where they were pouring the Diabolical IPA as a guest tap.  The name…
    - Sep 22, 2012 -
  • Tasty Greens IPA from Seabright Brewery in Santa Cruz

    Tasty Greens IPA from Seabright Brewery in Santa Cruz

    Our seemingly continual travels took us to Santa Cruz this past weekend for a photo shoot at Seabright Beach and tattoo at Lovedog Tattoo.  Amazingly, despite our hectic schedule we were able to squeeze in a visit to the local restaurant and waterin…
    - Aug 22, 2012 -
  • Sierra Nevada Old Chico Crystal Wheat

    Sierra Nevada Old Chico Crystal Wheat

    On the other end of the scale from my last post is the lightest offering from Sierra Nevada Brewing.  Old Chico Crystal Wheat is supposedly only available in and around Chico, CA.  That said, my first encounter with this wonderfully drinkable libat…
    - Aug 16, 2012 -
  • Sierra Nevada Hoptimum 2012

    Sierra Nevada Hoptimum 2012

    On November 15, 1980,  Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. produced a beer that would change the face of the American beer culture. Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale launched a cultural revolution that has spread across the country and inspired brewers from Chico to…
    - Mar 3, 2012 -
  • ACME IPA at the Heyday Cafe in Placerville.

    ACME IPA  at the Heyday Cafe in Placerville.

    While visiting family in Fort Bragg last week I had the chance to grab lunch at the North Coast Brewery.  Unfortunately I had a 4 hour drive ahead of me so I stuck to the food and skipped the beer.  Not an easy feat for someone who loves to try out…
    - Feb 28, 2012 -
  • How would you like to have one of these in your garage?

    How would you like to have one of these in your garage?


    - Sep 8, 2011 -
  • "PU 240" from Auburn Ale House

    "PU 240" from Auburn Ale House

    With Thanksgiving past us I have heard that the "autumn beers" are about to give way to the Christmas beers (4 weeks ago I had no idea that beers changed with the seasons).  As I understand it the Christmas beers have more of a lean towards maltines…
    - Aug 9, 2011 -
  • "Guiness Stout" at Plainfield Station

    "Guiness Stout" at Plainfield Station

    Well of course Guinness needs no introduction as it is probably one of the most recognizable beers in the world.  When you have been making beer for over 200 years you certainly know how to do it well.  But in case you haven't taken the leap of fa…
    - Aug 9, 2011 -
  • "Alaskan IPA" from Alaskan Brewing company.

    "Alaskan IPA" from Alaskan Brewing company.

    Surfing in Alaska???  You bet.  The inspiration for this beer is comes from Alaska's own surf mecca Yakutat.  The label features a surfer riding a wave while Mount Saint Elias looms at an impressive elevation of 18,000 feet in the background.  Wh…
    - Aug 9, 2011 -
  • "Purple Haze" by Abita

    "Purple Haze" by Abita

    A recent trip to LA provided me with several hours of "nothing to do" so I pulled up a bar stool at Dillon's Irish Pub at the corner of Hollywood and Vine.  I counted 37 beers on tap and they were all just $3 a pint.  Since I had already tried m…
    - Aug 9, 2011 -
  • Santa Barbara Edition - Island Brewing's Weiss

    Santa Barbara Edition - Island Brewing's Weiss

    Our family vacation brings us to Santa Barbara and more specifically Carpinteria.  Carpinteria, so named by the Spanish for the “carpentry shop” located on on of the few south facing beaches in California. Established by local Chumash tribe  t…
    - Aug 9, 2011 -
  • Ukiah Brewing Orr Springs IPA

    Ukiah Brewing Orr Springs IPA

    A recent Photography Gig allowed us to spend some time in the wonderfully diverse town of Ukiah, CA.  Ukiah is full of organic taco stands, vegan lifestyle stores, quaint coffee shops and the Ukiah Brewing Company.  The UBC is a rustic place on th…
    - Aug 9, 2011 -
  • "Celebration Ale" from Sierra Nevada

    "Celebration Ale" from Sierra Nevada

    Day 24 brings us back to Folsom and my trusty neighborhood pub Samuel Hornes.   With 16 beers on tap I don't expect to run out of unique beers to profile.  That said I have whittled away at more than half of their selection for this Blog.  Luckil…
    - Aug 9, 2011 -
  • "Hop Rod Rye" from Bear Republic

    "Hop Rod Rye" from Bear Republic

    For Day 23 I am profiling another fabulous beer from Bear Republic.  The Hop Rod Rye is a high gravity IPA brewed with 18% rye malt.  I enjoyed this hoppy little number along with a cheese plate and sausage roll at Murphy's Irish Pub in Sonoma. …
    - Aug 9, 2011 -
  • "Alley Pale Ale" from Murphy's Irish Pub in Sonoma

    "Alley Pale Ale" from Murphy's Irish Pub in Sonoma

    If you have never been to Murphy's Irish Pub then the name of their flagship beer may sound a little funny.  If you have been there then you will certainly understand.  Murphy's is located in an alley (really more of a paseo or breezeway) smack i…
    - Aug 9, 2011 -
  • "Hopmonk Dunkelweizen" from Hopmunk Tavern in Sebastopol, Ca

    "Hopmonk Dunkelweizen" from Hopmunk Tavern in Sebastopol, Ca

    Day 20 brings us to Sebastopol, Ca for a visit to Hopmunk Tavern.  Today is my lovely Wife's Birthday and we are headed to The second annual Purple Pachyderm Pinot Party and musical extravaganza featuring the music of Les Claypool and friends.  The…
    - Aug 9, 2011 -
  • "Bahl Hornin" from Anderson Valley Brewing Company

    "Bahl Hornin" from Anderson Valley Brewing Company

    A while back I profiled Anderson Valley's Boont Amber Ale and mentioned the phrase Bahl Hornin'.  Well that was before I realized that AVBC actually made a beer called Bahl Hornin'.  I figured it was only fair that I profile the Bahl Hornin' today.…
    - Aug 9, 2011 -
  • "Boont Amber Ale" from Anderson Valley Brewing Company

    "Boont Amber Ale" from Anderson Valley Brewing Company

    Once named the “best beer brewed in Northern California,” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian the Boont Amber Ale is the flagship beer from  Anderson Valley Brewing Company.  This is an exceptionally smooth medium bodied Pale Ale.  Boont Amber A…
    - Aug 9, 2011 -

Drink With The Wench

  • Happy 21st Amendment Day! Long Live Craft Beer!

    Happy 21st Amendment Day! Long Live Craft Beer!

    Today marks the 80th anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition in the United States! On December 5th 1933, Utah (ironic enough) was the final state to ratify the 21st Amendment, fulfilling the 1/3 majority vote needed for its passage. And thus, the 18…
    - Dec 5, 2013 -
  • Happy #StoutDay! How are you Celebrating?

    Happy #StoutDay! How are you Celebrating?

    As I’m sure you can tell by the title of this post, today is International Stout Day! Like IPA Day, Stout Day is a worldwide celebration of craft beer that was designed to unite the world in a giant toast of this iconic beer style–the stout! In h…
    - Nov 8, 2013 -
  • 5 Spooktastic Halloween Candy & Beer Pairings

    5 Spooktastic Halloween Candy & Beer Pairings

    Candy with beer? Why not! After some grueling and palate-intensive research and taste testing, I’ve come up with beer pairings recommendations for some of the most popular Halloween candies on the market. Whether your night consists of handing out…
    - Oct 31, 2013 -
  • Triumph Visits the Great American Beer Festival
    This morning, I literally peed my pants watching this video of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog visiting the Great American Beer Festival.
    - Oct 23, 2013 -
  • CraftGeer: Making Beer Geeks Fashionable

    CraftGeer: Making Beer Geeks Fashionable

    Let's face it. The craft beer crowd isn't exactly known for its fashion sense. But thanks to CraftGeer.com, we can drink our beer in style.
    - Oct 23, 2013 -
  • My #GABF with AGA Marvel-ous

    My #GABF with AGA Marvel-ous

    The craft beer industry is quite possibly the best industry in the world.  From vendors to distributors to brewers to the media–I am constantly blown away by the amount of kindness, generosity and love that is given and shared amongst our amazing…
    - Oct 16, 2013 -
  • Southwest Berkeley: A New Craft Beer Frontier?

    Southwest Berkeley: A New Craft Beer Frontier?

    With the addition of Sierra Nevada's new taproom, The Torpedo Room, as well as the new all-sour beer project, The Rare Barrel––Southwest Berkeley is quickly becoming a new craft beer destination in the Bay Area.
    - Oct 1, 2013 -
  • The Beer Wagon needs your help!!!

    The Beer Wagon needs your help!!!

    I'm proud to share a project that I have been working hard and diligently on over the past few months with my team over at Bison Organic Beer. Meet The Beer Wagon–a community-focused, sustainable mobile beer garden that donates 100% of its profits…
    - Sep 12, 2013 -
  • Bacon & Beer Fest Coming to San Francisco August 25th
    Is there anything (seriously, anything) on this planet better than bacon and beer? Oh hell no! On August 25th, join me and 25+ breweries for San Francisco's first annual Beer & Bacon Festival.
    - Aug 7, 2013 -
  • Official #IPAday 2013 Twitter Stats

    Official #IPAday 2013 Twitter Stats

    Last Thursday marked the 3nd Annual IPA Day — a global celebration dedicated to one of craft beer’s most beloved and iconic styles — the India Pale Ale. This year was, by far, the most successful IPA Day yet—as evidenced by the statistics I a…
    - Aug 5, 2013 -

The Beer Diaries

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The Beer Diaries World Tour: Belize - Yalifu Music Video

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The Beer Diaries World Tour: Belize - Belikin Full Tour

- May 9, 2016 -
The Beer Diaries World Tour: Belize - Looking Back

- May 2, 2016 -
The Beer Diaries World Tour: Belize - Island Time

- Apr 25, 2016 -
The Beer Diaries World Tour: Belize - The Maya

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