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  • newThe King of Beers Is Now Only America's 4th Most Popular Beer
    Budweiser is out of the top three. While that might sound like good news. It is not like it is being replaced in the top 3 by a good beer. The top three sellers are now:1) Bud Light2) Coors Light3.) Miller Lighthttps://www.yahoo.com/finance/ne…
    - 1 hour ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newBrewers Association Announces Exit of Charlie Papazian
    Father of homebrewing, founder and innovator leaves lasting legacy after 40 yearsBoulder, CO • January 23, 2018—The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent…
    - 1 hour ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newShiner Brings First Super Bowl Commercial to Air with ‘This Is Shiner Country’ Ad Campaign
    Shiner, TX (January 22, 2018) – Today, Spoetzl Brewery, brewer of Shiner Bock, announces a $1.2 million Super Bowl spot to be featured on Sunday, February 4, 2018 in the next phase of the ‘This is Shiner Country’ campaign.…
    - 1 hour ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newTaco Bell releases its own Mexican-style beer
    (FOX NEWS) - The Cal-Mexican fast food chain has announced in a press release the roll out of its very own beer – the Beach Bell. The brew will be a Mexican-style amber lager that was created in conjunction with Four Sons Brewing, a craft brewer lo…
    - 3 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newStrategy of Megabrew Acquisitions vs. Microbrew Industry
    Here's a link to an article with a quirky title that is written by a former finance person in a Megabrew company who now has a microbrewery in Athens, GA, and so understands both sides of this business. It's a fairly long article, but it offers the a…
    - 4 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newSmuttynose Brewing Co. to be sold at auction
    Hopefully someone swoops in and can turn the business around without destroying it. I've yet to visit this new place but I've heard great things, and Smuttynose holds a special place from my early craft years. Might have to buy a pack of Finestkind t…
    - 4 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newBeer and NAFTA from the NY Times
    The part about beer comes at about 1/3 of the way down, The whole article is worth reading in any casehttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/...latest&contentPlacement=4&pgtype=sectionfront
    - 6 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • 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…
    - 6 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newEconomic Trends and Job Growth in the Brewing Industry
    Interesting article from The Atlantic.https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2018/01/craft-beer-industry/550850/I thought the most interesting takeaway was the overall job growth due to the rise in small breweries:Between 2008 and 2016, the…
    - 7 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newEvil Twin - Double Barrel Imperial Biscotti Break

    Evil Twin - Double Barrel Imperial Biscotti Break

    Next month, Evil Twin Brewing will be shipping an extremely limited version of one of its most popular stouts.Double Barrel Imperial Biscotti Break is an 11.5 percent ABV imperial...Evil Twin - Double Barrel Imperial Biscotti Break
    - 8 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newBell's Hopslam

    Bell's Hopslam

    It's that time again..... Here is a update on shipping schedules.... Cheers... I cannot wait for AZ to see these in few weeks http://beerstreetjournal.com/bells-hopslam-2016-cans-draft-only/
    - 10 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newSierra Nevada 4-Way IPA Pack
    Looks interesting and nice to see Flipside back:Tropical TorpedoKnow Good IPANo Middle Ground Coffee IPAFlipside https://www.sierranevada.com/beer/specialty/4-way-ipa
    - 19 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newAllagash Releases Map 40 - A Belgian-Styled Stout Blended with Cold-Brewed Coffee From Speckled Ax
    Portland,Maine – January 19, 2018) An Allagash favorite is returning this winter. Map 40, a Belgian-style stout that’s blended with cold-brewed coffee from local roaster Speckled Ax is releasing today to the brewery’s full distribution footprin…
    - 24 hours ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • Lagunitas Personal Post About Merge With Heineken
    Greetings Beer Lovers…Today we’re announcing our decision to connect Lagunitas completely with Heineken. Last December I realized that the more exiting way forward was to pull the future towards us and fully commit to our relationship with our p…
    - 1 day ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • Green Flash Pulls Distribution From 33 States, Eliminates 15 Percent of Workforce
    Facing increased competition from more than 6,000 U.S. craft breweries, Green Flash Brewing today announced plans to pull distribution from 33 states in a move that will also include a 15 percent reduction of its workforce.Speaking with Brewbound, G…
    - 1 day ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • Troegs Nugget Nectar
    Drops on Monday in Central PA, Philly, Pittsburgh, Lehigh Valley and Ohio, looks like both in cans and bottles.I remember a time when there was so much hype for this beer and now barely a blip...my have the times changed. Still enjoyable to me, thou…
    - 1 day ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship Registration is now open
    The registration for the 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship is now open. Brewers can register beers thru May 21. Beers will need to arrive in Oxford, Ohio between May 21 - June 1. The medal winners and Grand National Champion will be announced on July…
    - 1 day ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • Sierra Nevada Adding Hazy Little Thing IPA & Southern Gothic Cans
    Are we not going to talk about this?!?! Excited for the keller pils to hit cans more than anything...http://mybeerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/08/sierra-nevada-adding-hazy-little-thing.html
    - 2 days ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • Sam Adams to introduce nationally distributed hazy IPA

    Sam Adams to introduce nationally distributed hazy IPA

    I stumbled upon this article on the same page as one posted in the Clown Shoes acquisition thread. I'm sure it will be conducive to a very bland and non-opinionated thread https://www.brewbound.com/news/boston-beer-hangs-hopes-hazy-ipaThe article m…
    - 2 days ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • Ballast Point High West Barrel Aged Victory at Sea

    Ballast Point High West Barrel Aged Victory at Sea

    Just got TTB label approval this morning. Looks like Constellation is already taking advantage of the acquisition of High West last year. Looks like this will be in 6 packs. Hopefully the price is acceptable.
    - 2 days ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • Founders Surpasses Bells as the Largest Michigan Brewery
    I thought this was worth sharing...https://www.freep.com/story/enterta...rs-bells-largest-michigan-brewery/1049034001/Is this a big deal? As noted in the article a huge part of this is because of All Day IPA and San Miguel. Also which brewery do you…
    - 2 days ago Jan 21, 2018 -
  • New Sierra Nevada Seasonal 2018

    New Sierra Nevada Seasonal 2018

    Just saw this on their website. Another wonderful time of this year is breweries release their calendars for next year.
    - 3 days ago Jan 20, 2018 -
  • Prairie shipping Pirate BOMB! & Pirate Noir by next week.
    Fans of Prairie Artisan Ales are getting some rum-soaked presents for the new year.The brewery will be shipping the newest incarnations of two of its most popular stouts: Pirate BOMB! and Pirate Noir. Pirate BOMB! is a 13 percent ABV variant of the…
    - 4 days ago Jan 20, 2018 -
  • Lagunitas to abandon Charleston, South Carolina brewery
    Craft-beer pioneer Lagunitas has given up on its effort to reopen its brewery and taproom at 161 East Bay St. because of the cost of repairing the historic brick building.Click to expand...https://www.postandcourier.com/busi...cle_0ae8f38a-fc8f-1…
    - 4 days ago Jan 20, 2018 -
  • Sam Adams - Utopias (2017)
    http://www.samueladams.com/blog/2017/10/25/announcing-the-2017-release-of-utopiasI've waited forever to try this. Hopefully this is the year
    - 4 days ago Jan 19, 2018 -
  • Trademark complaints filed by Bell's against Jackson County's Innovation Brewing dismissed
    ASHEVILLE - A long-lingering trademark dispute between a tiny local brewery and a big Michigan beer maker has finally come to a close.Innovation Brewing can keep its name and branding, despite action taken by Bell's Brewery of Kalamazoo, Michigan.Th…
    - 4 days ago Jan 19, 2018 -
  • Mendocino & Saratoga Brewing Shut Down
    https://dailygazette.com/article/2018/01/16/saratoga-brewing-company-shuts-downSounds like a liquidation rather than a bankruptcy if contract brewers had to reclaim their supplies in a matter of hours. Not many realized that Mendocino had been in de…
    - 4 days ago Jan 19, 2018 -
  • FBI takes over investigation of former Canton brewing equipment manufacturer
    Well, that escalated quickly. https://www.ohio.com/akron/news/loc...-former-canton-brewing-equipment-manufacturerIt'll be interesting to see how this all plays out.
    - 5 days ago Jan 18, 2018 -
  • 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...
    - 6 days ago Jan 18, 2018 -
  • Sixpoint to release Bourbon Barrel aged 3beans....
    Good afternoon BA.....Urk here with new release info.....so without further a-do.....raw ima give it to ya. With no trivia....Sixpoint is expected to release a Bourbon Barrel aged version of 3beans. (First brewed in 2012) and it will be available t…
    - 6 days ago Jan 18, 2018 -

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  • newCharlie Papazian, Homebrewing and American Beer Icon, Announces Exit

    Charlie Papazian, Homebrewing and American Beer Icon, Announces Exit

    American brewing and homebrewing icon, Charlie Papazian, will be exiting the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit membership group for brewers by brewers. Papazian is a rock star in the world of beer.The post Charlie Papazian, Homebrewing and Ame…
    - 7 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newGreat Divide Brewing Offers Free Beer Yoga

    Great Divide Brewing Offers Free Beer Yoga

    Celebrate the merging of two Denver super-star communities in RiNo, while we honor two of our favorite things, beer and Yoga with a FREE yoga class!The post Great Divide Brewing Offers Free Beer Yoga appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 7 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newCall to Arms Brewing Company Introduces Majestic Wolf Lamp

    Call to Arms Brewing Company Introduces Majestic Wolf Lamp

    Call to Arms Brewing Company will tap and release Majestic Wolf Lamp, an oak-aged blended Belgian sour with blackcurrants on Thursday, February 1st starting at 3:00 p.m. in their taproom (4526 Tennyson St, Denver, Colorado 80212). This is the brewery…
    - 8 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newOld Town Brewing and City of Portland End Lengthy Trademark Dispute

    Old Town Brewing and City of Portland End Lengthy Trademark Dispute

    After months of tension, Old Town Brewing and the mayor of the City of Portland have reached a deal that should end an ongoing trademark dispute. The post Old Town Brewing and City of Portland End Lengthy Trademark Dispute appeared first on CraftBee…
    - 8 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newFinally! Brewery’s Biodegradable Six-Pack Rings Hit Grocery Stores

    Finally! Brewery’s Biodegradable Six-Pack Rings Hit Grocery Stores

    After nearly two years of testing and refining the product, the biodegradable six-pack rings, technically called E6PR (short for “edible six-pack rings”), will be released in South Florida grocery stores, snuggly around SaltWater Brewing six-pack…
    - 8 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • Texas Craft Brewers Guild Launches CraftPAC

    Texas Craft Brewers Guild Launches CraftPAC

    The Texas Craft Brewers Guild is excited to announce the launch of CraftPAC, a political action committee (PAC) created to protect the rights of Texas Find a Craft Brewerybreweries and champion common sense, 21st-century legislative reforms.The post…
    - 1 day ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • Cigar City Brewing Kicks off 2018 with Brand New Aesthetics

    Cigar City Brewing Kicks off 2018 with Brand New Aesthetics

    Following the release of the new logo set in mid-November, Cigar City Brewing is proud to unveil a refreshed look for all packaging, including a newly introduced Jai Alai IPA 12-pack, launching in all markets in the immediate future.The post Cigar C…
    - 1 day ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • Outer Light Brewing Drops Cans of Juice Bomb Bull$#!t

    Outer Light Brewing Drops Cans of Juice Bomb Bull$#!t

    Outer Light Brewing Company of Groton, CT announces the inaugural can release of Juice Bomb Bull$#!t to the public on Wednesday, January 24th at 5 pm.The post Outer Light Brewing Drops Cans of Juice Bomb Bull$#!t appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 1 day ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • Tennessee Love Works: Valentine’s Chocolate & Beer Pairings

    Tennessee Love Works: Valentine’s Chocolate & Beer Pairings

    Tennessee Brew Works announces Valentine's Chocolate & Beer pairings showcasing their craft beers and East Nashville's Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Company.The post Tennessee Love Works: Valentine’s Chocolate & Beer Pairings appeared first on CraftB…
    - 1 day ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • The Bleeding Heart: Loveland’s Official Valentines Beer Releases February 2nd

    The Bleeding Heart: Loveland’s Official Valentines Beer Releases February 2nd

    Grimm Brothers is excited to announce the return of The Bleeding Heart in 2018, Loveland's official Valentines beer. The post The Bleeding Heart: Loveland’s Official Valentines Beer Releases February 2nd appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 1 day ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • Better Brewing App Now Includes Yeast Pitch Calculator

    Better Brewing App Now Includes Yeast Pitch Calculator

    Oculyze GmbH has integrated a dynamic upgrade for its Better Brewing yeast management tool: the yeast pitch calculator. This will allow users to choose their desired pitch rate directly in millions of cells or use the degree plato of the wort and a p…
    - 1 day ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • The 9th Annual Hunahpu’s Day®

    The 9th Annual Hunahpu’s Day®

    Hunahpu’s Day is set for Saturday, March 10. Tickets for the 9th Annual beer celebration presented Cigar City Brewing are now available. The post The 9th Annual Hunahpu’s Day® appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 4 days ago Jan 19, 2018 -
  • New Belgium Brewing Taps Backbone Media as Media Buying and PR Agency of Record

    New Belgium Brewing Taps Backbone Media as Media Buying and PR Agency of Record

    New Belgium Brewing Company, one of the country’s leading craft breweries and maker of the popular Fat Tire Belgian Style Ale, has named Backbone Media as its media buying and public relations agency of record.The post New Belgium Brewing Taps Bac…
    - 4 days ago Jan 19, 2018 -
  • Coronado Brewing Celebrates Third Annual Stingray IPA Day

    Coronado Brewing Celebrates Third Annual Stingray IPA Day

    Named after a Coronado shoreline where locals soak up sun and suds. This easy-drinking IPA will transport you to a tropical paradise the moment it hits your lips. The post Coronado Brewing Celebrates Third Annual Stingray IPA Day appeared first on C…
    - 4 days ago Jan 19, 2018 -
  • Tommyknocker Brewery Adds State-of-the-Art Canning Line

    Tommyknocker Brewery Adds State-of-the-Art Canning Line

    Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub is excited to announce the addition of a new state-of-the-art canning line in its production facility. The post Tommyknocker Brewery Adds State-of-the-Art Canning Line appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 4 days ago Jan 19, 2018 -
  • Sunshine at The Grist – Beer Release Party!

    Sunshine at The Grist – Beer Release Party!

    Sunshine Brewing Company is excited to announce the release of our 1st two beers. The release party will be at The Grist in Lake Mills, WI. on Saturday January 20th from 6-9pm. We will have our infamous Belgian Style Tripel 8 and our Imperial IPA Tur…
    - 4 days ago Jan 19, 2018 -
  • Braxton Brewing Co. Expands Distribution To Columbus

    Braxton Brewing Co. Expands Distribution To Columbus

    Braxton Brewing Company is expanding distribution to Columbus, Ohio. The brewery, based in Greater Cincinnati, will distribute core styles, seasonals, limited releases and Braxton Labs beers beginning on Tuesday, February 6th.The post Braxton Brewin…
    - 4 days ago Jan 19, 2018 -
  • Bad Lab Brings Stout Month to the East Coast!

    Bad Lab Brings Stout Month to the East Coast!

    HELLO DARKNESS…Bad Lab Beer Co. is hosting NH seacoast’s 1st annual Stout Month: a 28-day celebration of darkness throughout the entire month of February.The post Bad Lab Brings Stout Month to the East Coast! appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 4 days ago Jan 19, 2018 -
  • New Belgium Brewing’s Kim Jordan Honored Among 2018’s ‘World-Changing Women’

    New Belgium Brewing’s Kim Jordan Honored Among 2018’s ‘World-Changing Women’

    American craft beer pioneer, New Belgium Brewing’s Kim Jordan, has been named one of 2018’s 30 World-Changing Women by Conscious Company Media.The post New Belgium Brewing’s Kim Jordan Honored Among 2018’s ‘World-Changing Women’ appeared…
    - 5 days ago Jan 18, 2018 -
  • Great Beer, the Great Lakes and the Ties that Bind

    Great Beer, the Great Lakes and the Ties that Bind

    Great Lakes breweries have one thing in common: the Great Lakes are their most precious resource.The post Great Beer, the Great Lakes and the Ties that Bind appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 5 days ago Jan 18, 2018 -
  • What Music is Playing on Brewday?

    What Music is Playing on Brewday?

    What music are craft brewers listening to on brewday? Here are their favorite songs on the job.The post What Music is Playing on Brewday? appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 5 days ago Jan 18, 2018 -
  • 4th Annual Brewmasters Invitational Beer Festival

    4th Annual Brewmasters Invitational Beer Festival

    The 4th Annual Brewmaster’s Invitational Beer Festival is bringing even more breweries, beers and entertainment to make this year’s event grander than ever. The post 4th Annual Brewmasters Invitational Beer Festival appeared first on CraftBeer.c…
    - 6 days ago Jan 17, 2018 -
  • Great Divide Releases Local Knowledge Mexican Chocolate Yeti

    Great Divide Releases Local Knowledge Mexican Chocolate Yeti

    Great Divide Brewing will be releasing their first Local Knowledge release of 2018 this Saturday, January 20th at both taprooms starting at 12 p.m.. Mexican Chocolate Yeti, which is batch number 10, is brewed with Cholaca liquid cacao. The post Grea…
    - 7 days ago Jan 16, 2018 -
  • CT Craft Beer Fest

    CT Craft Beer Fest

    Join us on Saturday, February 17th at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford for our inaugural CT Craft Beer Fest presented by the CT Brewers Guild!The post CT Craft Beer Fest appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 7 days ago Jan 16, 2018 -
  • Pelican Brewing Introduces Past, Present and Future Brewers’ Dinners

    Pelican Brewing Introduces Past, Present and Future Brewers’ Dinners

    Pelican Brewing Company savors the fresh bounty of Oregon with three seasonal Brewers’ Dinners that imagine beer cuisine and pairings of Oregon’s Past, Present and Future. The post Pelican Brewing Introduces Past, Present and Future Brewers’ D…
    - 7 days ago Jan 16, 2018 -
  • Shmaltz Brewing and Barcade Bottle: Pastrami Pilsner

    Shmaltz Brewing and Barcade Bottle: Pastrami Pilsner

    Shmaltz Brewing Company takes the pairing of craft beer with your favorite foods to the next level with the release of their latest collaboration beer, Pastrami Pilsner (5.5% ABV).The post Shmaltz Brewing and Barcade Bottle: Pastrami Pilsner appeare…
    - 7 days ago Jan 16, 2018 -
  • Fossil Cove Brewing Co.’s Frost Fest 2018 Set for February

    Fossil Cove Brewing Co.’s Frost Fest 2018 Set for February

    Fossil Cove Brewing Co. and Apple Seeds Inc. bring you Frost Fest on Feb 3, 2018. Frost Fest is a celebration of craft beer, community, and winter in the Ozarks.The post Fossil Cove Brewing Co.’s Frost Fest 2018 Set for February appeared first on…
    - 7 days ago Jan 16, 2018 -
  • Brewery Offers Free Weddings on Valentine’s Day

    Brewery Offers Free Weddings on Valentine’s Day

    Milwaukee’s Lakefront Brewing is offering free brewery weddings and vow renewals on Valentine’s Day.The post Brewery Offers Free Weddings on Valentine’s Day appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 7 days ago Jan 16, 2018 -
  • Taxman Brewing Brings Belgian Flair to Central Indiana

    Taxman Brewing Brings Belgian Flair to Central Indiana

    Nathan and Leah Huelsebusch take their shared love of Belgian-style beers and European-focused food and turn it into a brewery and taproom in Indiana The post Taxman Brewing Brings Belgian Flair to Central Indiana appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 7 days ago Jan 16, 2018 -
  • Cascade Brewing Releases Sang Rouge 2015

    Cascade Brewing Releases Sang Rouge 2015

    Cascade Brewing will release Sang Rouge 2015 today in 750ml bottles and on draft. It will be made available through Cascade Brewing's worldwide distribution channels, as well as at its two Portland pubs.The post Cascade Brewing Releases Sang Rouge 2…
    - 11 days ago Jan 12, 2018 -

All About Beer

  • 48 Hours in Columbus, Ohio

    48 Hours in Columbus, Ohio

    While fans of The Ohio State University practically bleed scarlet and gray, there’s more to Ohio’s capital city than the famed Buckeyes or the state’s iconic peanut butter and chocolate candy bearing the same name. Columbus is overflowing with…
    - 4 days ago Jan 19, 2018 -
  • Shining a Light on Pale Malt Flavors

    Shining a Light on Pale Malt Flavors

    A favorite travel ritual is the arrival of that beautiful rainbow of tiny glasses of beer stacked on the sampler board of a newly visited brewpub. The shimmering gold, malty amber, caramelly red and roasty black shades spark the appetite—and the im…
    - 6 days ago Jan 17, 2018 -
  • Beervana Podcast, Episode 49: Seattle

    Beervana Podcast, Episode 49: Seattle

    On the latest Beervana podcast, Jeff Alworth and Patrick Emerson travel to Seattle, where they record live at some of the city’s breweries and then reflect on the beer scene of their neighbor to the north.  Jeff Alworth is the author of The Secret…
    - 9 days ago Jan 14, 2018 -
  • Dogfish Head to Release Wood-Aged Bitches Brew

    Dogfish Head to Release Wood-Aged Bitches Brew

    (Press Release) MILTON, Del.–Kicking off 2018 with four fantastic fan-favorite beer releases in brand new packaging, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is excited to reacquaint its fans with a quartet of diverse, flavorful beers to get the New Year start…
    - 11 days ago Jan 12, 2018 -
  • Baker’s Dozen Festival Returns to Portland, Oregon

    Baker’s Dozen Festival Returns to Portland, Oregon

    (Press Release) PORTLAND, Ore.—The Fourth Annual Baker’s Dozen is Portland’s, and the world’s, only coffee beer and doughnut festival. It features three things Portland does best: beer, coffee, and doughnuts. Portland is home to several doz…
    - 12 days ago Jan 11, 2018 -
  • Fuller’s London Pride: A Harmony in Five Parts

    Fuller’s London Pride:  A Harmony in Five Parts

    Good luck finding a proper English bitter in the United States. You can more easily locate gose—an obscure, recently extinct beer made in only a couple of breweries in its native Germany—than the national ale of Britain. The same Britain, to unde…
    - 13 days ago Jan 10, 2018 -
  • Bars and Breweries Embrace Pour-Your-Own Technology

    Bars and Breweries Embrace Pour-Your-Own Technology

    On a Friday night at Clouds Brewing in Durham, North Carolina, the bartenders are the epitome of efficiency. With a wave of a wrist and the pull of a tap handle, beer pours into my glass without a word exchanged. The bartenders track how much I’ve…
    - 16 days ago Jan 7, 2018 -
  • When Belgium Came to Cooperstown

    When Belgium Came to Cooperstown

    In the fall of 1997, a new brewery opened amid 136 acres of an old hop farm in Cooperstown, New York. Brewery Ommegang was named after the medieval pageants held in what is now Belgium. The animating force behind the new brewery was a husband-and-wif…
    - 18 days ago Jan 5, 2018 -
  • Firestone Walker Introduces Cans of Nitro Merlin Milk Stout

    Firestone Walker Introduces Cans of Nitro Merlin Milk Stout

    (Press Release) Paso Robles, Calif.—With a technological twist and a touch of wizardry, Firestone Walker’s Nitro Merlin Milk Stout is expanding from the keg and headed into the can. “Our task was to create cans that perfectly replicate the draf…
    - 20 days ago Jan 3, 2018 -
  • Coming Soon: January 2018

    Coming Soon: January 2018

    EVENTS Jan. 4-6 Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Breckenridge, Colorado The name of this festival alone tells you what to expect at its commercial tasting, but that’s just one part of a weekend of events. The Beaver Run Resort and Conference Cente…
    - 22 days ago Jan 1, 2018 -
  • Casa Agria Champagne Room
    Named for a brewery founder’s winning racing horse, this mixed culture saison is refermented with grape skins and pressed juice from Casa Barranca Winery in Ojai, California.The post Casa Agria Champagne Room appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 24 days ago Dec 31, 2017 -
  • A New Year in Beer
    If you spent even part of 2017 in line for hazy IPA or waiting for the nation’s larger brewers to make their next acquisitions, you had time to ponder what this year is going to add up to for the beer industry. We can’t know exactly what 2018 wil…
    - 24 days ago Dec 31, 2017 -
  • Societe The Swindler
    The post Societe The Swindler appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 26 days ago Dec 28, 2017 -
  • When Beer Meets the Farmers Market

    When Beer Meets the Farmers Market

    On Saturdays at Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza, one can find fresh produce, breads, cheeses, honey, and, in one case, a vendor marked by an all-caps sign for “BEER” hanging above its stand amid the dense crowd of the weekly farmers market by Prosp…
    - 32 days ago Dec 22, 2017 -
  • Reuben’s Brews Pilsner
    This newly-canned pilsner is the latest year-round offering from Reuben’s Brews.The post Reuben’s Brews Pilsner appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 34 days ago Dec 20, 2017 -
  • Jeffrey Stuffings, Co-Founder of Jester King Brewery

    Jeffrey Stuffings, Co-Founder of Jester King Brewery

    It was 100 degrees outside—this being July, and in Texas—but lines still snaked across Jester King Brewery’s campus, located on part of a 200-acre ranch just 20 minutes from downtown Austin. The weekend marked the release of Atrial Rubicite, on…
    - 35 days ago Dec 19, 2017 -
  • Miracle Brew

    Miracle Brew

    Miracle Brew By Pete Brown $19.95, Chelsea Green Publishing There is no shortage of books on beer or its four primary ingredients. So what sets Pete Brown’s latest work apart? Pete Brown does. In his latest book, Brown draws upon his experience tra…
    - 36 days ago Dec 18, 2017 -
  • Project Extreme Brewing: An Enthusiast’s Guide to Extreme Brewing at Home

    Project Extreme Brewing: An Enthusiast’s Guide to Extreme Brewing at Home

    Project Extreme Brewing: An Enthusiast’s Guide to Extreme Brewing at Home By Sam Calagione and Jason and Todd Alström $24.99, Quarry Books Who better to pen a book on extreme brewing than Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione and BeerAdvocate’s Alströ…
    - 36 days ago Dec 18, 2017 -
  • The Little Book of Craft Beer

    The Little Book of Craft Beer

    The Little Book of Craft Beer By Melissa Cole $14.99, Hardie Grant Books “This is not a book for beer nerds.” Melissa Cole wastes no time getting that out of the way in the introduction of this new book. That clear, she proceeds—in a very casua…
    - 36 days ago Dec 18, 2017 -
  • IPA: A Legend in Our Time

    IPA: A Legend in Our Time

    IPA: A Legend in Our Time By Roger Protz $24.95, Pavilion Books Roger Protz, editor of CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide and a regular contributor to this magazine, has undertaken quite a task. From the birth of the style through to its “great revival,”…
    - 36 days ago Dec 18, 2017 -
  • Against All Hops: Techniques and Philosophy for Creating Extraordinary Botanical Beers

    Against All Hops: Techniques and Philosophy for Creating Extraordinary Botanical Beers

    Against All Hops: Techniques and Philosophy for Creating Extraordinary Botanical Beers By Butch Heilshorn $18.99, Page Street Publishing Co. While brewers and drinkers alike in New England obsess over hops, Butch Heilshorn has a different passion. At…
    - 36 days ago Dec 18, 2017 -
  • Breakside What Rough Beast
    The post Breakside What Rough Beast appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 39 days ago Dec 15, 2017 -
  • Stacia McAlpine, Plant Whisperer at Rogue Farms

    Stacia McAlpine, Plant Whisperer at Rogue Farms

    Few people can claim 70-plus acres of land as their office. Fewer still hold the title of plant whisperer. Both are true for Stacia McAlpine of Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon. McAlpine works the fields that are home to many of the ingredients th…
    - 41 days ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • Beervana Podcast, Episode 48: An American Brewer in China

    Beervana Podcast, Episode 48: An American Brewer in China

    On the latest Beervana podcast, Jeff Alworth speaks with Ben Love of Gigantic Brewing Co. in Portland, Oregon. Love recently travelled to China as part of the 8×8 Brewing Project, which paired eight breweries from the Pacific Northwest with eight br…
    - 44 days ago Dec 10, 2017 -
  • Epic Brewing Co. purchases Santa Barbara’s Telegraph Brewing Co.

    Epic Brewing Co. purchases Santa Barbara’s Telegraph Brewing Co.

    (Press Release) SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—On December 6th Epic Brewing purchased Telegraph Brewing Company, Santa Barbara’s first and original craft brewery, and has announced investment plans to expand Telegraph and broaden the brewery’s reach as a…
    - 48 days ago Dec 6, 2017 -
  • Taking Names: Multi-Brewery Deals Create Confusion

    Taking Names: Multi-Brewery Deals Create Confusion

    When Microsoft bought LinkedIn last year, the tech giant didn’t disguise itself as Pa Gates’ Craft Technology Works. When Amazon bought Whole Foods this year, it didn’t create a South Lake Union Organics holding company to do so. So why do brew…
    - 49 days ago Dec 5, 2017 -
  • Mantra Japa Milk Chai Stout
    The post Mantra Japa Milk Chai Stout appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 51 days ago Dec 3, 2017 -
  • Coming Soon: December 2017

    Coming Soon: December 2017

    EVENTS Dec. 2 Holiday Beerfest Omaha, Nebraska Now in its 11th year, the 2017 Holiday Beerfest will bring roughly 100 holiday and winter seasonal beers together for patrons’ enjoyment under the roof of the Crescent Moon Alehouse of “Beer Corner U…
    - 54 days ago Nov 30, 2017 -
  • Pull Up A Stool with Shane C. Welch of Sixpoint Brewery

    Pull Up A Stool with Shane C. Welch of Sixpoint Brewery

    In 2017, Sixpoint Brewery overhauled several core brands, unveiled an app for a new series of small-batch beers and brought in Eric Bachli, previously a head brewer at Trillium Brewing Co. in Boston. Yet all of this is just the beginning of a new pla…
    - 55 days ago Nov 29, 2017 -
  • Avery Brewing Announces Mahou San Miguel as Minority Partner

    Avery Brewing Announces Mahou San Miguel as Minority Partner

    (Press Release) BOULDER, Colo.—Avery Brewing Co. has announced a partnership with Mahou San Miguel, who is coming on as a minority investor and long-term strategic partner in the brewery. Avery Brewing and Mahou San Miguel are excited to focus on a…
    - 56 days ago Nov 28, 2017 -
  • Odell Green Coyote
    The post Odell Green Coyote appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 58 days ago Nov 26, 2017 -
  • In the Kitchen: Roasted Duck Breast with Red Quinoa and Beer Gastrique

    In the Kitchen: Roasted Duck Breast with Red Quinoa and Beer Gastrique

    Here’s a duck dish that’s not only easy to execute, but also enjoyable any time of the year. The savory richness of the duck breast and nutty flavor of the crisp duck skin pair well with the beer gastrique (for which we used Ecliptic Brewing’s…
    - 62 days ago Nov 22, 2017 -
  • Independence Revolución
    Created with the authors of The Tacos of Texas.The post Independence Revolución appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 63 days ago Nov 21, 2017 -
  • Tasting a Trio of 2017 Bourbon County Brand Stouts

    Tasting a Trio of 2017 Bourbon County Brand Stouts

    The winners of Goose Island Beer Co.’s annual Proprietor’s Day lottery descended upon Fulton Street today for the chance to purchase the first bottles of the brewery’s Chicago-only variant. This year’s Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stou…
    - 64 days ago Nov 20, 2017 -
  • Beervana Podcast, Episode 47: Bottles and Cans at Hopworks Urban Brewery

    Beervana Podcast, Episode 47: Bottles and Cans at Hopworks Urban Brewery

    Jeff Alworth and Patrick Emerson visit Hopworks Urban Brewery in Portland, Oregon, to learn about the packaging side of craft beer. Hopworks has both a canning line and a bottling line, and they discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both and go…
    - 65 days ago Nov 20, 2017 -
  • Interboro Stay G-O-L-D
    The post Interboro Stay G-O-L-D appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 67 days ago Nov 17, 2017 -
  • On Location: Café Rose Red in Bruges, Belgium

    On Location: Café Rose Red in Bruges, Belgium

    On any given day, the Market Square in Bruges, Belgium, teems with tourists. They arrive from around the globe to stroll the narrow cobbled streets and float the tranquil canals of this impossibly charming medieval Flemish town. If you exit the squar…
    - 70 days ago Nov 14, 2017 -
  • Catawba Brewing Co. to purchase Palmetto Brewing Co. of Charleston

    Catawba Brewing Co. to purchase Palmetto Brewing Co. of Charleston

    (Press Release) MORGANTON, N.C. and CHARLESTON, S.C.–Catawba Brewing Co. of Morganton, NC (Catawba) and Palmetto Brewing Company of  Charleston SC (Palmetto) are excited to announce the two companies are being joined into a single entity. Catawba…
    - 71 days ago Nov 13, 2017 -
  • TRVE Brewing to Release First Spontaneous Beer

    TRVE Brewing to Release First Spontaneous Beer

    (Press Release) DENVER, Colo.–TRVE Brewing will release Wavering Radiant – described by TRVE as an “American Young Spontaneous Ale” – from their Broadway taproom on Saturday, December 2nd at 12pm. Wavering Radiant is TRVE’s first ever s…
    - 71 days ago Nov 13, 2017 -
  • Highland Sign of the Times
    The post Highland Sign of the Times appeared first on All About Beer.
    - 72 days ago Nov 12, 2017 -
  • New-Look Imports: From Green Bottles to Premium Cans

    New-Look Imports: From Green Bottles to Premium Cans

    Peroni Nastro Azzurro had quite the summer last year. The pale lager was spotted at rooftop pools and patios at luxury hotels on South Beach and in Beverly Hills, and was snapped by paparazzi at The House of Peroni event during New York Fashion Week.…
    - 74 days ago Nov 10, 2017 -
  • Schneider Weisse: Wheat Beer’s Last Stand

    Schneider Weisse: Wheat Beer’s Last Stand

    The village of Kelheim, smack dab in the center of Bavaria, does not appear to be hallowed ground. It has the same tidy, charming appearance of so many little towns that dot the Bavarian countryside. True, there’s a larger-than-average brewery just…
    - 78 days ago Nov 6, 2017 -
  • Founders Brewing Co. to Release CBS

    Founders Brewing Co. to Release CBS

    (Press Release) GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–Founders announced today that they will release Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS), an imperial coffee chocolate stout aged in maple bourbon barrels, as the final release in the 2017 Barrel-Aged Series. Last bottled…
    - 78 days ago Nov 6, 2017 -
  • Beervana Podcast, Episode 46: Autumn Hot Takes

    Beervana Podcast, Episode 46: Autumn Hot Takes

    Autumn brings cool weather and hot takes on the latest Beervana podcast.  Jeff Alworth and Patrick Emerson also discuss the previous week in beer and sample through a few fall favorites.  Jeff Alworth is the author of The Secrets of Master Brewers,…
    - 80 days ago Nov 4, 2017 -
  • 48 Hours in (and Around) San Diego, California

    48 Hours in (and Around) San Diego, California

    With nearly 365 days of sunshine and more than 140 brew houses—and even more brewery-owned restaurants and tasting rooms—there is no locale more attractive or more daunting to tackle than San Diego. Recognized by many as the craft-beer capital of…
    - 81 days ago Nov 3, 2017 -
  • Sponsored: Hopsy Fresh Beer Delivery Splashes Down in New York City

    Sponsored: Hopsy Fresh Beer Delivery Splashes Down in New York City

    Presented by Hopsy New York City dwellers now can have fresh growlers of local craft beer delivered direct from area breweries to their doorsteps. After launching in San Francisco and San Diego earlier in 2017, Hopsy, a beer online marketplace and de…
    - 82 days ago Nov 3, 2017 -
  • Todd Boera, Brewer and Co-Founder at Fonta Flora Brewery

    Todd Boera, Brewer and Co-Founder at Fonta Flora Brewery

    Fonta Flora Brewery’s Todd Boera has brewed with a variety of locally-grown ingredients, from carrots and kiwis to grain and even bread. What he hasn’t had the luxury of brewing with, however, is space. At the brewery and tasting room in the Appa…
    - 83 days ago Nov 1, 2017 -
  • Tasting the Dark Side

    Tasting the Dark Side

    Black beers can be highly polarizing. They can be a slow mover in a brewery’s lineup, but some breweries manage to have a hit with them anyway. Many people who happily lap up espresso would never put a similarly inky beer to their lips, while other…
    - 84 days ago Oct 31, 2017 -
  • Coming Soon: November 2017

    Coming Soon: November 2017

    RELEASES Starr Hill Brewery Box of Chocolates 7.8% | Stout Variety Pack This special 12-pack will consist of four versions of Starr Hill’s Double Bass Double Chocolate Stout: original, peppermint, chipotle and mocha. The variants of this beer, alre…
    - 84 days ago Oct 31, 2017 -
  • Mass Bay Brewing Co. Acquires Clown Shoes Beer

    Mass Bay Brewing Co. Acquires Clown Shoes Beer

    (Press Release) BOSTON–The Mass Bay Brewing Company, brewers of Harpoon and UFO beers, announced today its acquisition of Clown Shoes Brewing. Clown Shoes, launched in 2009 in Ipswich, Massachusetts, is a nationally distributed brand that produces…
    - 85 days ago Oct 30, 2017 -

Draft

  • You’ve got booze

    You’ve got booze

    Alcohol delivery services aim to make ordering a six-pack as easy as as ordering a pizza. But what price do you pay for convenience?
    - 5 days ago Jan 18, 2018 -
  • Go STREAKING!

    Go STREAKING!

    For three years, I ran and drank beer every single day. I started the streak on my 29th birthday and my goal was to run at least one mile and drink at least one beer per day for a year.
    - 6 days ago Jan 17, 2018 -
  • GET STARTED!

    GET STARTED!

    It was 3 am when Jake McCluskey started running. At 380 pounds, he was too embarrassed to attempt a run during the day. He was afraid of people laughing at him.
    - 14 days ago Jan 10, 2018 -
  • Take the #BeerFit Challenge
    This time of year, you’ll hear people talking about their New Year’s Resolutions. Most will fail. But there’s a way to improve your odds: ...
    - 18 days ago Jan 5, 2018 -
  • Trending: foods flavored with hops

    Trending: foods flavored with hops

    We know the flavoring power that h. Lupulus has when added to beer, but these potent cones can also kick up non-brewed food and beverages.
    - 22 days ago Jan 1, 2018 -

Better Beer Authority

Left Hand Hard Wired Nitro Coffee Porter - Blind Taste Test

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New Glarus Enigma (2015) - BBA Blind Taste Test

- May 19, 2015 -
New Belgium Cocoa Mole - BBA Solos

- May 4, 2015 -
Troegs Nugget Nectar: BBA Solo

- Apr 7, 2015 -
New Belgium La Folie (2015) - BBA Blind Taste Test

- Mar 26, 2015 -
Foothills Brewing Sexual Chocolate - BBA Solos

- Mar 20, 2015 -

The Full Pint

  • newSka Brewing Releases Rue B. Soho
    (Durango, CO) — Ska Brewing is excited to announce the release of Rue B. Soho, a refreshing lager brewed with... read postThe post Ska Brewing Releases Rue B. Soho appeared first on The Full Pint - Craft Beer News.
    - 54 mins ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newPodcast EP 71 – Staying Hyperlocal with Eric Ruta of Magnify Brewing
    We are joined this week by Eric Ruta, founder of Magnify Brewing in Fairfield, NJ. We get familiar with this... read postThe post Podcast EP 71 – Staying Hyperlocal with Eric Ruta of Magnify Brewing appeared first on The Full Pint - Craft Beer Ne…
    - 3 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newSun King Brewery Announces New Facility for The Yard at Fishers District
    (Indianapolis, IN) – Sun King Brewery, a leader in the independent craft beer and spirits movements in Indiana, is excited... read postThe post Sun King Brewery Announces New Facility for The Yard at Fishers District appeared first on The Full Pi…
    - 4 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newHeavy Seas Beer Announces the Return of Alpha Effect
    (BALTIMORE, MD) – Heavy Seas Beer is pleased to announce the return of the Alpha Effect, a Hazy IPA. This... read postThe post Heavy Seas Beer Announces the Return of Alpha Effect appeared first on The Full Pint - Craft Beer News.
    - 5 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newBrewers Association Announces Exit of Charlie Papazian
    The Full Pint just received the press release announcing the exit of beer icon Charlie Papazian. We have met Charlie... read postThe post Brewers Association Announces Exit of Charlie Papazian appeared first on The Full Pint - Craft Beer News.
    - 6 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newCANarchy Craft Brewery Collective Announces New Leadership & Growth Stats
    (LONGMONT, CO) – CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective, a disruptive collective of like-minded craft brewers, kicks 2018 off as the largest... read postThe post CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective Announces New Leadership & Growth Stats appeared first…
    - 21 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newNickel Brook Brewing Announces Lineup for Funk Lab Series
    (BURLINGTON, ON)  – Nickel Brook announced today that it will be releasing a new small-batch specialty beer from its Funk... read postThe post Nickel Brook Brewing Announces Lineup for Funk Lab Series appeared first on The Full Pint - Craft Beer…
    - 24 hours ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • Why New England Style IPAs Will Continue to Dominate in 2018
    Love them or despise them, you must admit that New England style IPAs (NEIPAs for short) have been the major... read postThe post Why New England Style IPAs Will Continue to Dominate in 2018 appeared first on The Full Pint - Craft Beer News.
    - 1 day ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout
    Product description: Named for its velvety smooth, creamy texture, this incredibly rich stout is brewed with 10 different specialty roasted... read postThe post Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout appeared first on The Full Pint - Craft Beer News.
    - 1 day ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • Cigar City Brewing Launches Distribution in Texas This Month
    (TAMPA, FL) – Cigar City Brewing’s 2018 is off to a great start with the addition of Texas to the Tampa-based... read postThe post Cigar City Brewing Launches Distribution in Texas This Month appeared first on The Full Pint - Craft Beer News.
    - 4 days ago Jan 19, 2018 -

Rate Beer

  • newEnglish Pale ale
    Posted by redders1974Is there an agenda to get rid of this style? Some more of my rates have changed style for no apparent reason after looking through one was a festival special that I was the only rater thats been changed to a pale lager. Another i…
    - 5 hours ago Jan 24, 2018 -
  • newOMG-level outliers: Most Breweries Rated
    Posted by joetAs I'm going through checking and updating rate count related code, I ran into this list. https://www.ratebeer.com/users/most-breweries-rated/ It's truly amazing what the top raters have been able to achieve. Despite there be…
    - 5 hours ago Jan 24, 2018 -
  • newDenmark
    Posted by Busse(3 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
    - 5 hours ago Jan 24, 2018 -
  • newRateBeer update: New RateBeer mobile app version
    Posted by joetVersion 1.6 of the app is out and we hope you share our excitement about it. Here's what's changed: * Added user stats to user profile page (personal ratings, ratings, styles, countries, breweries and spots) * Improved search…
    - 5 hours ago Jan 24, 2018 -
  • newNatty Light - Top Beer of the Week
    Posted by Indrahttps://imgur.com/a/Uaamf Truly worthy of the title of Top Beer of the Week and of it's 5-star rating! (11 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
    - 5 hours ago Jan 24, 2018 -
  • newTodays attempt at getting more people to try the new Forums
    Posted by cgarvieukhttps://community.ratebeer.com/tags/cgarvieukpoll All my polls in one Handy Place. The more responses the more interesting the Data :-)(18 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
    - 5 hours ago Jan 24, 2018 -
  • newOff taste at a lot of bew pubs?
    Posted by JustinCredibleI feel like just about every time I go to a mediocre brew pub that all of their beers have an off chemical aftertaste. I don't think I've ever noticed that taste in a bottled/canned beer off the shelf, it only seems to be in b…
    - 5 hours ago Jan 24, 2018 -
  • newDrinking warm, no really warm, beers
    Posted by joetI know Americans typically think of cellar temperatures as "warm". This is not what I'm talking about. What's more interesting to me is the idea of having a late Fall or Winter, seasonally appropriate beer at warmer than ambient te…
    - 5 hours ago Jan 24, 2018 -
  • newBarrel Aging
    Posted by weihenweizenFor me it does not always improve a beer. Do some of you think it is always an improvement or always makes the beer worse.(22 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
    - 5 hours ago Jan 24, 2018 -
  • newHow are you doing tasting this year's fresh hop beers?
    Posted by joetMcBerko is currently leading. A newly created tag here: https://www.ratebeer.com/tag/fresh-hop/ (17 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
    - 5 hours ago Jan 24, 2018 -
  • newLufthansa just published a map of the top beer bars in their European destination cities
    Posted by adamnowekPretty sure it's just the best place on RateBeer for each one: https://www.beermap.net/(9 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
    - 5 hours ago Jan 24, 2018 -
  • newPrairie Bomband#033; Deconstructed question
    Posted by gregwilsonstlWhen I search for Prairie Bomb! Deconstructed I find 5 different beers. Are there really 5, or do the chocolate and cocoa ones need to be combined? If cocoa and chocolate are different, can someone help me get the chocolat…
    - 5 hours ago Jan 24, 2018 -
  • newDogfish head
    Posted by LinusStick(11 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
    - 5 hours ago Jan 24, 2018 -
  • newNew Beer Photography Book
    Posted by mark_newtonI thought you folks might be interested in a photography project I'm working on at the moment called Beer Yorkshire. Beer Yorkshire is a visual celebration of Yorkshire's (UK) diverse brewing culture featuring Bars, Bottl…
    - 5 hours ago Jan 24, 2018 -
  • newThe text in my recent ratings is getting randomly deleted
    Posted by adamnowekPlease explain this.(10 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
    - 5 hours ago Jan 24, 2018 -
  • 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?…
    - 5 hours ago Jan 24, 2018 -
  • newHow to improve the cider part of the database?
    Posted by MaakunThere seems to be some confusion sometimes in the cider part of our database. For example ?cusson/CCLF. There's this cidery on Ratebeer, but neither the website nor email exist, the address seems to be a small office somewhere i…
    - 5 hours ago Jan 24, 2018 -
  • newIm curious what people want from the New App
    Posted by cgarvieukhttps://community.ratebeer.com/t/what-changes-would-you-like-in-the-new-app/296/6(45 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
    - 5 hours ago Jan 24, 2018 -
  • newWhat spices are you tasting in Sierra Nevada Celebration this year?
    Posted by 574deadzoneAnyone started this thread yet? Getting definite lime peel and coriander this year...along with the usual dose of nutmeg. Still drinks grate!(2 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
    - 5 hours ago Jan 24, 2018 -
  • 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! Stuu…
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Brookston Beer Bulletin

  • newBeer Birthday: Charlie Papazian
    Today is the 69th birthday of Charlie Papazian, one of the most influential persons in modern brewing. Charlie founded the AHA, the AOB and the IBS back in 1978 (which today is the Brewers Association) and organized the first Great American Beer Fest…
    - 4 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newHistoric Beer Birthday: Leopold Schmidt
    Today is the birthday of Leopold F. Schmidt (January 23, 1846-September 24, 1914) who founded the Olympia Brewing Co. in Tumwater, Washington in 1896. Although it was originally called the Capital Brewing Company, but changed it in 1902 to reflect it…
    - 6 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newBeer In Ads #2529: My Beer Is Rheingold Says Claudette Colbert
    Monday’s ad is for Rheingold, from 1953. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Rheingold recruited a number of prominent celebrities to do ads for them, all using the tagline: “My beer is Rheingold — the Dry beer!” In this ad, American film actr…
    - 15 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • Beer In Ads #2528: My Beer Is Rheingold Says Edmond O’Brien
    Sunday’s ad is for Rheingold, from 1948. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Rheingold recruited a number of prominent celebrities to do ads for them, all using the tagline: “My beer is Rheingold — the Dry beer!” In this ad, American actor Edm…
    - 2 days ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • Historic Beer Birthday: Jinx Falkenburg, the First Miss Rheingold
    Today is the birthday of Jinx Falkenburg, who was a minor actress in the 1930s-40s, but a major model. Originally a beauty queen from Barcelona, Spain (some accounts say Chile), her real claim to fame was being chosen as the first Miss Rheingold in 1…
    - 2 days ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • Historic Beer Birthday: Grigori Rasputin
    Today is the birthday of Grigori Rasputin (January 21, 1869–December 30, 1916). He “was a Russian peasant, an experienced traveler, a mystical faith healer, and trusted friend of the family of Nicholas II, the last Tsar of the Russian Empire. He…
    - 2 days ago Jan 21, 2018 -
  • Historic Beer Birthday: Gottlieb Storz
    Today is the birthday of Gottlieb Storz (January 21, 1852-October 23, 1939). He was born in Benningen, Wurttemberg, Germany. After moving to the U.S., he eventually settled in Omaha, Nebraska when he ws 24, around 1876. He bought an existing brewery…
    - 2 days ago Jan 21, 2018 -
  • Beer In Ads #2527: My Beer Is Rheingold Says Joan Caulfield
    Saturday’s ad is for Rheingold, from 1952. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Rheingold recruited a number of prominent celebrities to do ads for them, all using the tagline: “My beer is Rheingold — the Dry beer!” In this ad, American actress…
    - 3 days ago Jan 21, 2018 -
  • Beer Birthday: Scott Ungermann
    Today is the 52nd birthday of Scott Ungermann, who’s the Production Director at Anchor Brewing. When I first met Scott, he was the Brewmaster at the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Fairfield, a position he held for almost six years, plus brewing stints a…
    - 3 days ago Jan 20, 2018 -
  • Beer In Ads #2526: My Beer Is Rheingold Says Ralph Bellamy
    Friday’s ad is for Rheingold, from 1944, 1946 and 1948. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Rheingold recruited a number of prominent celebrities to do ads for them, all using the tagline: “My beer is Rheingold — the Dry beer!” In this first a…
    - 4 days ago Jan 20, 2018 -

Real Ale Guide

Sauce Bubble & Squeak New England IPA By Sauce Brewing Company | Australian Craft Beer Review

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This Was A Strange Decision By Cloudwater!! Fullers & Friends New England IPA

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Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA By Stone Brewing Company | American Craft Beer Review

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Cervisiam Satanic Panic Imperial Stout | Norwegian Craft Beer Review

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BraukunstKeller Pepper Pils | German Craft Beer Review

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Brew York & Errant Brewery X Parrot Tropical IPA | British Craft Beer Review

- 2 days ago Jan 21, 2018 -

Beer Sessions Radio

  • Episode 416: Fox ’N’ Hare Brewing & Hotel Fauchere
    It's our first show of 2018! Joining Jimmy and producer Justin Kennedy in the studio are chef Brandon Grimila from Hotel Fauchere inPennsylvania, and Sean Donnelly of Port Jervis’s Fox 'N' Hare Brewing.
    - 7 days ago Jan 16, 2018 -
  • Episode 415: Chief & John Segal – Beer & Hops
    It's the season finale, and we’ve got some great guests joining us tonight including our friends Jeff “Chief” O’Neil from Industrial Arts Brewing and John Segal from Segal Hop Ranch, plus Leslie Vinyard from Blanca with the industry perspecti…
    - 35 days ago Dec 19, 2017 -
  • Episode 414: Ale Street News Holiday Party & Island to Island Brewing
    We’ve got some special guests joining us tonight including our friends Tony Forder and the crew from Ale Street News! We’ve also got Danii Oliver and Kevin Braithwaite from Brooklyn’s Island to Island Brewing/House of Juice.
    - 42 days ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • Episode 413: Farmhouse Breweries (Wolves & People + Plan Bee) & Josh Bernstein
    We’ve got some special guests joining us tonight including our old friends Christian DeBenedetti from Oregon’s Wolves & People and Evan Watson from Plan Bee Farm Brewery in the Hudson Valley. Beer writer Josh Bernstein is here as well!
    - 49 days ago Dec 5, 2017 -
  • Episode 412: NYC Brewers Guild
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we’ve got some special guests joining us from the New York City Brewers Guild including its president, Basil Lee of Finback, vice president Kyle Hurst of Big Alice, and events and marketing committee members Kaitie…
    - 56 days ago Nov 29, 2017 -
  • Episode 411: Pizza + Italian Beer, plus Juicy Brews & Hop Culture
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio we’ve got some special guests joining us including pizza chef of Ribalta and author of The Pizza Diet, Pasquale Cozzolino, Robert Michael Jones of Ribalta and Birra Antoniana, and Kenny Gould of Hop Culture, who wil…
    - 63 days ago Nov 22, 2017 -
  • Episode 410: Barrel-Aged Beers with Beer Table & Jeff Cioletti
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio we’ve got some special guests joining us, including author Jeff Cioletti, and our good pal Justin Philips from Beer Table, who’s brought the entire Beer Table crew with him!
    - 70 days ago Nov 14, 2017 -
  • Episode 409: NY State Grains & Rye
    It's a big show this week on Beer Sessions Radio, and we’ve got some special guests joining us to talk about New York State rye, including farmer Thor Oeschner, author Amy Halloran, June Russell from Grow NYC, distiller Chris Williams from Copperse…
    - 77 days ago Nov 7, 2017 -
  • Episode 408: Halloween Cider Show with Oliver’s & Angry Orchard!
    It’s Halloween! We’ve got some special guests joining us tonight on Beer Sessions Radio, including Tom Oliver of Oliver’s Cider, Perry and Ryan Burk of Angry Orchard, and Francesca Slattery of The Five Points Brewing Company in the U.K.
    - 84 days ago Oct 31, 2017 -
  • Episode 407: Cider Week 2017 Special
    On this special Cider Week NYC edition of Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy is joined in studio by Jen Smith, the Executive Director of the New York Cider Association, Ezra Sherman, owner of Eve's Cidery, and Dan Wilson from Slyboro Cider House in the footh…
    - 89 days ago Oct 26, 2017 -
  • Episode 406: Still Cider & Cider Week NYC!
    Tonight we’re celebrating Cider Week NYC and we’ve got some great guests joining us including Steve Selin from South Hill Cider in the Finger Lakes, Maria Kennedy from The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, and Peter Li from Brooklyn Cide…
    - 91 days ago Oct 24, 2017 -
  • 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…
    - 98 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…
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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.
    - 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…
    - 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 -

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

Bring on the Gelato! At South County Brewing. (Happy Hour Guys #350)

- 16 days ago Jan 8, 2018 -
Think you know Genesee Brewing? Think again. (Happy Hour Guys #349)

- 19 days ago Jan 4, 2018 -
Broadway Brews Project, Waitress: The Release Party (Happy Hour Guys #348)

- 25 days ago Dec 29, 2017 -
Broadway Brews Project, Waitress: Brew Day! (Happy Hour Guys #347)

- 25 days ago Dec 29, 2017 -
Broadway Brews Project, Waitress: Let's meet the Team! (Happy Hour Guys #346)

- 31 days ago Dec 23, 2017 -
The Happy Hour Guys at New York City Beer Week! (Happy Hour Guys #345)

- 32 days ago Dec 23, 2017 -

Beer Temple

Ciceros Beer School

  • 直接中古車買取店を訪れるより…。
    近頃は自分自身が買取店を訪問するというより、オンライン査定を使って、複数の業者から見積もりを示してもらうという […]
    - 4 days ago Jan 19, 2018 -
  • 車一括査定を頼んだ場合…。
    今日はラゾーナ川崎にある焼き肉屋さん赤坂大関さんで大関ロースランチを食べてきました!1080円であの肉のクオリ […]
    - 14 days ago Jan 10, 2018 -
  • 車を売る際は…。
    車を売る際は、是非ともいろんな車買取業者から査定してもらうことが必要不可欠ですが、車を渡すときの要件なども比較 […]
    - 17 days ago Jan 6, 2018 -

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

  • new10 Barrel Brewing Brings Its Goggle Tan Tour To Timberline Lodge
    With a winter storm taking over Mt. Hood this weekend will be perfect for a day of skiing and snowboarding at Timberline Lodge. The forecast is calling for upwards of 4 feet of snow by Saturday in time for the arrival of 10 Barrel Brewing’s Goggle…
    - 12 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newRoscoe’s To Host Fieldwork Brewing and Great Notion Brewing
    The latest California brewery to hit the Portland market is Fieldwork Brewing out of Berkeley. Day One Distribution is once again doing a drop of a rare, out of market brewery into Portland. Fieldwork Brewing will be around town hosting a few events.…
    - 15 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newFort George Brewery Celebrates Stout Month In February
    With a little over one week away from the month of February, this means that Stout Month is approaching. Each and every month of February, Fort George Brewery embraces the darkness with 28 days of deep, dark stouts! It is also the month that the brew…
    - 20 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • Old Town Brewing & City of Portland Settle Its Trademark Dispute
    After a very challenging year for Old Town Brewing it has resolved its trademark issue with the City of Portland. Last year Old Town Brewing went public with the City of Portland attempting to use Old Town’s trademarked Leaping Deer image. In 2012…
    - 1 day ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • Rogue Ales Announces Its 2018 Beer Release Calendar
    Newport, Oregon based Rogue Ales has just announced its 2018 Beer Release Calendar. In the coming year Rogue will release 32 packaged beers. Of these 32, 13 will be available year round while the others will be seasonal or special releases. A few of…
    - 1 day ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • 2018 Washington Cask Beer Festival Returns March 24th
    One beer style we would love to see more of is delicious, naturally conditioned cask ales. If you too are a fan a trip to Seattle is in order when the Washington Cask Beer Festival returns to the Seattle Center Exhibition Center on Saturday, March 24…
    - 2 days ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • Ecliptic Brewing To Host IPAs For Eyes – A Benefit For OHSU Casey Eye Institute
    Portland’s brewing community is once again stepping up to help better the local community. Ecliptic Brewing will partner with the OHSU Casey Eye Institute to host IPAs for Eyes on Sunday, January 28th. This daylong benefit will help fund quality…
    - 2 days ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • Hopworks Urban Brewery Releases Walla Walla Wheatwine
    In 2018 Hopworks Urban Brewery is launching its new Win-Win Series of beers. The first release is Walla Walla Wheatine, a new limited release beer that sees HUB partnering with Mainstream Malt from Walla Walla, Washington. Walla Walla Wheatwine is cu…
    - 2 days ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • GoodLife Brewing Announces 2018 Beer Release Calendar

    - 4 days ago Jan 19, 2018 -
  • Ghostfish Brewing 3rd Anniversary Party
    To celebrate three years of brewing gluten free beer in Seattle, Ghostfish Brewing will celebrate with its 3rd Annivesary Party on Friday, February 9th from Noon-10:00pm. The daylong event will feature an anniversary beer release and a special food m…
    - 5 days ago Jan 19, 2018 -

Shut Up About Barclay Perkins

  • newDoubt and uncertainty in Glasgow

    Doubt and uncertainty in Glasgow

    The further WW I progressed, the more regulated the brewing industry became.Intially, the government simply limited the number of standard barrels which could be brewed. Which gave the brewer two options: brew a smaller quanitity of beer at the same…
    - 15 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • Consumption of beer likely to decrease

    Consumption of beer likely to decrease

    The story usually told is that everyone expected WW I to be over by Christmas. But it looks as if the brewing trade had a more realistic view."THE CONSUMPTION OF BEER. PROBABLE DECREASE OWING TO THE WAR. The ultimate effects upon the brewing industry…
    - 2 days ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • The economics of hop growing
    3429. Chairman.] Do you generally send your hops to the Weyhill market? -Generally, I have sent them to the London market occasionally.3430. Are hops grown in your district generally sent to the Weyhill fair? — The hops grown in our district are…
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  • 2018 here I come

    2018 here I come

    I take a pre-prandial stroll every evering. In the vain hope it may delay my death by a day or two. But it's also good for thinking.Just me, the pavement and the clip clop of my footsteps. Obviously cars, trams, buses, scooters, bicycles and people,…
    - 3 days ago Jan 21, 2018 -
  • 1918 Kidd XXXX (16th Jan)

    1918 Kidd XXXX (16th Jan)

    It’s always a surprise to find late WW I with a decent gravity. A pleasant surprise. All the sub-1035º beers can get a bit boring.Though they don’t show up very often. I’ve only got a couple of examples of XXXX, but loads of X, GA and Porter.…
    - 4 days ago Jan 20, 2018 -
  • The economics of growing Farnham hops in the 1850's

    The economics of growing Farnham hops in the 1850's

    The select committee report has some very detailed information on hop growing. Including the economics of the business.They're still questioning Mr . Harris, a farmer from Hampshire. First, the ask him about cost of growing hops."3421. Chairman.] Wil…
    - 5 days ago Jan 19, 2018 -
  • Farnham hops in the 1850's

    Farnham hops in the 1850's

    Something really about hops this time. Taken again from the report of the Parliamentary Select Committee into the hop duty.I've learnt a few things from this excerpt of an interview with a Franham hop grower."Mr. James Harris, called in ; and Examine…
    - 6 days ago Jan 18, 2018 -
  • Let's Brew Wednesday - 1918 Courage Double Stout

    Let's Brew Wednesday - 1918 Courage Double Stout

    A surprisingly strong Stout for this phase of the war. Very little beer of this strength was being brewed in 1918.In May 1918, when this beer was brewed, the average OG of everything made in a brewery could only be 1030º. To brew something of this s…
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  • Scotland's Brewing Industry in 1938

    Scotland's Brewing Industry in 1938

    Another copout post as I can't be arsed to write anything properly. Damn being ill.This is a nice little overview of Scottish brewing on the eve of WW II. Its not a bad article."SCOTLAND'S BREWING INDUSTRYHigh Reputation for "Quality" [BY ROBERT BRUC…
    - 8 days ago Jan 16, 2018 -
  • Hops in the 1850's

    Hops in the 1850's

    Thanks to qq for pointing me in the direction of this.It's taken from the report of a parliamentary committee into the workins of the hop duty. These reports are great sources. Because they asked people really involved in the trade about its workins.…
    - 9 days ago Jan 15, 2018 -
  • Hasseröder

    Hasseröder

    The fate of East German breweries after reunification was pretty random. Some famous names disappeared almost without trace. Some continued on much as before. Then there's Hasseröder. Whose sales have boomed.Not that they're independent. They're par…
    - 10 days ago Jan 14, 2018 -
  • 1917 Kidd Porter (24th July)

    1917 Kidd Porter (24th July)

    The changes in the Beer Orders at the beginning of July 1917 had an impact on all Kidd’s beers. Quite a simple change, really. They all had their gravities cut. Unsurprisingly, to 1036º or less.Other than the drop in strength, not much changed wit…
    - 11 days ago Jan 13, 2018 -
  • How Lager is brewed

    How Lager is brewed

    I couldn't help thinking of the regular feature in Viz when I stumbled across this image.You know the one wher they show the workings of a TV studio and the like."HOW LAGER IS BREWED : BEER MADE WITH YEAST THAT SINKS, INSTEAD OF RISING, AFTER FERMENT…
    - 12 days ago Jan 12, 2018 -
  • Publicans and Bottled Beer Prices

    Publicans and Bottled Beer Prices

    Wartime restrictions and regulation of the brewing trade didn’t end with the Armistice. In particular, price control continued until 1921.That the authorities took the regulations seriously is clear from this report of prosecutions for selling beer…
    - 13 days ago Jan 11, 2018 -
  • Let's Brew Wednesday - 1918 Kidd DA

    Let's Brew Wednesday - 1918 Kidd DA

    Brewers got up to some weird shit during WW I. Especially when it came to extremely low-gravity beer.Brewers were restricted both with regards to how much they could brew, and its strength. For them the Holy Grail was higher gravity beer, on which th…
    - 14 days ago Jan 10, 2018 -
  • Will more heavy beer be brewed?

    Will more heavy beer be brewed?

    In the later war years the regulations concerning beer – the Beer Orders – were reviewed every three months.As we’ve already heard, the revision to the Beer Orders in July 1917 introduced the first restriction on gravity. The next set three mon…
    - 15 days ago Jan 9, 2018 -
  • Will more heavy beer be brewed? OLD

    Will more heavy beer be brewed? OLD

    In the later war years the regulations concerning beer – the Beer Orders – were reviewed every three months.As we’ve already heard, the revision to the Beer Orders in July 1917 introduced the first restriction on gravity. The next set three mon…
    - 16 days ago Jan 8, 2018 -
  • UK beer tax and tax yield 1930 - 1939

    UK beer tax and tax yield 1930 - 1939

    As promised, some numbers to go with yesterday's post.I started collecting statistics years ago, long before this blog kicked off. It was a lot of effort for no particular direct return. Longterm, it's a totally different matter. I'm so glad I put th…
    - 16 days ago Jan 8, 2018 -
  • The tragedy of Macbeth!

    The tragedy of Macbeth!

    I've been reviewing my self-published book sales for 2017. A useful exercise, as it gives me an idea of what you bastards are interested in.There's a pretty big variation between the different titles. Some sell much better than others. Some don't sel…
    - 16 days ago Jan 7, 2018 -
  • Over-taxed Beer

    Over-taxed Beer

    One of the effects of WW I was to turn beer into a highly-taxed producr. A situation which still endures today.Obviously, the brewing industry like to complain about the level of taxation. This article is basically one lone whinge. Though, when you c…
    - 18 days ago Jan 6, 2018 -
  • Let's Brew - 1917 Kidd Stout

    Let's Brew - 1917 Kidd Stout

    Though they didn’t parti-gyle them together, Kidd still had the same basic recipe that they used for their Porter and Stout.Which doesn’t leave me much to say about the grist. Everything I said about the porter also applies here. Except that the…
    - 18 days ago Jan 6, 2018 -
  • Kidd beers in mid-1917

    Kidd beers in mid-1917

    1917 must have been a stressful year to be a brewer. Because the rules and restrictions changed several times.Between 1914 and the end of 1916, beer output had been limited and the beer tax more than trebled, but the beer itself hadn’t changed that…
    - 19 days ago Jan 5, 2018 -
  • Kidd beers in early 1917

    Kidd beers in early 1917

    Kidd was a smallish brewery just outside London in Dartford, Kent. One for which some brewing records have been preserved due to being taken over by Courage in the late 1930s.Based on their brew length of around 150 barrels, I estimate their annual p…
    - 20 days ago Jan 4, 2018 -
  • Let's Brew Wednesday - 1914 Boddington AK

    Let's Brew Wednesday - 1914 Boddington AK

    At the outbreak of WW I Boddington produced three Pale Ales, of which AK was the weakest.I have a bit of an obsession with AK, you might recall. It’s strange to think now of just how excited I was when I saw my first AK brewing record (Fullers, if…
    - 21 days ago Jan 3, 2018 -
  • Nut Brown Ale and Golden Bitter Ale

    Nut Brown Ale and Golden Bitter Ale

    Remember how I keep telling that there's almost nothing new in the world of beer? Here's some more proof. It's anotherr 19th-century sighting of Golden Ale. Well, Golden Bitter Ale.But that's not the only reason for me to post this paricular advertis…
    - 22 days ago Jan 2, 2018 -

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

  • Ten Years of It's Pub Night

    Ten Years of It's Pub Night

    Well, time flies when you're having fun.  This week marks the 10th anniversary of the first post on It's Pub Night -- fittingly, a rundown of fresh hop beers I had tried that year (thanks, Lee!).  It's ridiculous to think this blog has lasted longe…
    - 32 days ago Dec 22, 2017 -
  • Vintage Fernet Branca Tasting... With Mr. Branca!

    Vintage Fernet Branca Tasting... With Mr. Branca!

    Last month I was lucky enough to get the chance to taste some old bottles of Fernet Branca during a promotional event in Portland hosted by a sixth-generation member of the family business, Edoardo Branca.  Mr. Branca pulled bottles of 1970's and 19…
    - 78 days ago Nov 6, 2017 -
  • 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 -

Stone Brewing Company

Impossible Burger at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido & Liberty Station

- 13 days ago Jan 10, 2018 -
Stone Liberty Station Witty Moron: A Three-Time GABF Medal Winning Black Witbier

- 33 days ago Dec 21, 2017 -
Stone Berlin Groundbreaking Collaborations

- 35 days ago Dec 19, 2017 -
Cervejaria Bodebrown visits Stone Brewing Berlin to brew Groundbreaking Collaboration Beer

- 39 days ago Dec 15, 2017 -
Lost Abbey / Stone "Sticks N' Stones"

- 41 days ago Dec 13, 2017 -
Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch "Züper Magik w00tstout"

- 43 days ago Dec 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

  • newCrux Fermentation Project Announces Tasting Room Expansion & Beer News

    Crux Fermentation Project Announces Tasting Room Expansion & Beer News

    Crux Fermentation Project in Bend, Oregon has announced an expansion project to their popular tasting room in Bend. Past the “Private Road” and “No Outlet” signs that lead to their deceptively welcome spot with grassy field, dog park, pristin…
    - 4 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newFort George Brewery reveals Stout Month Events & Beer Releases

    Fort George Brewery reveals Stout Month Events & Beer Releases

    Prepare to embrace the darkness, prepare for dark days, and dark beer as Fort George Brewery embraces the darkness of Stout Month, aka February. The shortest month of the year will be marked by twenty-eight deep black and delicious days of dark ales…
    - 13 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newOld Town Brewing Settles Trademark Dispute with City of Portland

    Old Town Brewing Settles Trademark Dispute with City of Portland

      Old Town Brewing has come to a welcome agreement with the City of Portland for use of the iconic leaping deer image the brewery trademarked for their logo, based on the Portland sign on the west end of the Burnside bridge. Recap on how this tradem…
    - 13 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • newFieldwork and Great Notion Brewing Tap Takeover at Roscoe’s

    Fieldwork and Great Notion Brewing Tap Takeover at Roscoe’s

    The California’s bay-area comes to Portland as Fieldwork Brewing take over the taps at Roscoe’s with their local friends Great Notion Brewing on Monday, January 29th at 5pm. Both the owner and brewer from Fieldwork Brewing will be at the pub with…
    - 14 hours ago Jan 23, 2018 -
  • 2018 Oregon Beer Awards Tickets Now On Sale

    2018 Oregon Beer Awards Tickets Now On Sale

    If you haven’t attended the greatest show in Oregon beer yet, you don’t want to miss getting a ticket to the 2018 Oregon Beer Awards Ceremony, taking place Wednesday, February 28th, at Revolution Hall in SE Portland. The Oregon Beer Awards is th…
    - 2 days ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • McMenamins Inaugural Anderson School Winter Beer Festival

    McMenamins Inaugural Anderson School Winter Beer Festival

    On Saturday, February 17 McMenamins is hosting the inaugural Anderson School Winter Beer Festival at the new Botthell, Washington, property fifteen minutes out of Seattle. Anderson School is a multi-faceted property with hotel rooms, pubs, swimming…
    - 2 days ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • Ecliptic Brewing Hosts IPAs for Eyes Benefit

    Ecliptic Brewing Hosts IPAs for Eyes Benefit

    On Sunday, Jan. 28, Portland’s Ecliptic Brewing will partner with the OHSU Casey Eye Institute to host IPAs for Eyes. The sudsy benefit will help fund quality prescription glasses for under-served Oregon residents through the Casey Community Ou…
    - 2 days ago Jan 22, 2018 -
  • GoodLife Brewing Announces 2018 Beer Lineup

    GoodLife Brewing Announces 2018 Beer Lineup

    Bend, Oregon’s GoodLife Brewing has unveiled its 2018 beer release calendar with new goals and new beers. 2017 was the hardest year yet for the brewery, which lost co-founder Curt Plants. The brewery did win a gold medal at the Great American Beer…
    - 4 days ago Jan 19, 2018 -
  • Ten Collaborative Beers for 10th Anniversary of SF Beer Week

    Ten Collaborative Beers for 10th Anniversary of SF Beer Week

    One of my personal favorite beer events, SF Beer Week and Monterey Bay areas are joining forces to create ten special beers in the spirit of local community and cooperation, and to celebrate the 10th annual SF Beer Week, February 9-18. The beers will…
    - 5 days ago Jan 19, 2018 -
  • Pelican Brewing Hosts Past, Present and Future Brewers’ Dinners in 2018

    Pelican Brewing Hosts Past, Present and Future Brewers’ Dinners in 2018

    Pelican Brewing Company imagines beer cuisine of the Past, Present and Future with three Brewers’ Dinners in 2018. Pelican chefs and brewers team up to celebrate the bounty of Oregon and imagine beer cuisine and pairings of Oregon’s Past, Prese…
    - 5 days ago Jan 19, 2018 -
  • Green Flash Brewing Pulls Out of Oregon & Washington Distribution

    Green Flash Brewing Pulls Out of Oregon & Washington Distribution

    San Diego, California based Green Flash Brewing has been one of the biggest success stories in craft beer, but even they are not immune to the more challenging marketplace we have in 2018 as they pull distribution from 33 states including Oregon and…
    - 6 days ago Jan 18, 2018 -
  • Alesong Brewing and Blending Releases Five New Beers

    Alesong Brewing and Blending Releases Five New Beers

    If you have not been out to Alesong Brewing and Blending’s new countryside taproom, then the upcoming quarterly release of five new beers in bottles on Sunday, Feb. 11th from noon to 6pm is a great reason. Located outside the city of Eugene in rur…
    - 6 days ago Jan 18, 2018 -
  • Dogfish Head Brings Back Bitches Brew Wood-Aged & Other Returning Favorites

    Dogfish Head Brings Back Bitches Brew Wood-Aged & Other Returning Favorites

    Dogfish Head Craft Brewery kicks off 2018 with new packaging for returning favorites, a special Wood-Aged Bitches Brew Stout, Romantic Chemistry IPA, Lupu-Luau IPA and Namaste White. Be on the lookout for these beers in mid-January on taps and…
    - 6 days ago Jan 18, 2018 -
  • Firestone Walker Launches 805 Cans & Bottles in Oregon & Washington

    Firestone Walker Launches 805 Cans & Bottles in Oregon & Washington

    Firestone Walker Brewing is bringing their bootlegger inspired 805 brand beer into the Pacific Northwest early in 2018 from Columbia Distributing. 805 is a blonde ale that will be available 12oz cans and 16oz cans and draft. 805 was first brewed in…
    - 6 days ago Jan 18, 2018 -
  • Breweries in the Gorge Host 2nd Annual Holiday Hangover Festival

    Breweries in the Gorge Host 2nd Annual Holiday Hangover Festival

    Breweries in the Gorge launched nearly 2 years ago as a guild-like group providing a support network for breweries located in the Columbia River Gorge. In its first year, the group launched a brewery passport in similar fashion to the Bend Ale Trail…
    - 6 days ago Jan 17, 2018 -

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

The Beer Diaries World Tour: Belize - Full Concert in Hopkins

- May 23, 2016 -
The Beer Diaries World Tour: Belize - Yalifu Music Video

- May 16, 2016 -
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

- Apr 18, 2016 -