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Air Travel And Great Beer Is Taking Flight
2019-04-25 16:02
Photo credit: Cathay Pacific The summer travel season will be upon us again soon and for many that means air travel. Anyone brave enough to face the line at TSA deserves more than just a tin… Read More
Go Ahead, Give It A Poke
2019-04-18 15:33
Photo credit: Dujour.us Though they were not the originators of beer, the German people embraced the drink with a passion akin to obsession. Because of their love of the stuff, beer and Germ… Read More
The Bigger The Better
2019-04-11 15:22
You often read me writing about big beer. Usually I am referring to the megalithic brewers that produce the lion’s share of all beer consumed around the world. But, this week big beer… Read More
2019-04-04 15:26
Often, when discussion of great beer gets going, the topic of Trappist beer comes up. Beer brewed by Trappist monks is often lauded as some of the best beer in the world. Indeed, Westvletere… Read More
Sip, Sip, Pass
2018-11-28 15:38
In the history of the world certain dates have come to hold more meaning than others; the fourth day of July is noted as the day the United States secured its freedom from the British, Decem… Read More
2018-11-21 15:41
Every year I get asked what beers will be on my Thanksgiving table. So, in order to help you decide what to serve with your feast, I put together this little primer. Thanksgiving feasting be… Read More
Fruit Salad In A Glass
2018-11-09 15:29
Photo: Bend Bulletin Beer is a many splendored thing, whether it is in the form of an IPA, stout, kolsch or pale ale, there is an ever-changing kaleidoscope of flavors to choose from. And cr… Read More
Glass Houses
2018-10-31 13:18
Photo: Alchemy Market and Cafe Tulips, shakers and snifters, oh my! Choosing the correct glass for serving beer can be a daunting task. In Belgium, using the proper glassware to serve a beer… Read More
For Those About To ROCK, We Salute You!
2018-08-10 13:54
Photo credit: Dogfish Head Rock and roll is here to stay. When Danny and the Juniors sang these lyrics back in 1958 rock was still new and no one could know just how integral the medium woul… Read More
A Whole New Meaning To “Beer Run”
2018-07-27 18:27
Local breweries have recently embraced the latest ritual in the Church of the Holy Suds—the Beer Mile. It combines two great activities: running and drinking beer. Many breweries… Read More
British Innovation
2018-07-13 18:18
Brewers are always looking for new ways to tantalize your taste buds. It seems like every few days, there’s a new style that mashes up several traditional styles. These machinatio… Read More
Main & Six Brewing Company Wins Gold
2018-07-13 16:46
In less than a year since opening, Dennis Espinoza co-founder and brewmaster at Main & Six Brewing Company in the Historic Springfield neighborhood of Jacksonville, Fla. has garnered a g… Read More
Drinking Without The Gluten
2018-07-06 18:13
Photo source: omissionbeer.com For many of us, drinking beer is a simple pleasure that’s easily—and frequently—enjoyed. But what if you had a disease that kept yo… Read More
Traditionally Speaking
2018-06-29 18:06
Since the first days of beer’s long and glorious history, there have been customs and traditions surrounding its consumption. Beer has been the center of religious rituals, t… Read More
Tariff Trouble
2018-06-22 18:02
Source: http://www.taptrail.com Let me make one thing perfectly clear: This is in no way a political post. It’s merely a report on something that will affect beer-drinkers ac… Read More
Hop To It
2018-06-15 17:55
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hops Think about the last time you drank a beer. What did you notice about the flavor? What stood out? Was it the sweetness of the malt?… Read More
2018-01-26 14:59
It’s a new year and time for a new beer. This time of the year, everyone is making resolutions and a few days later breaking them. SO, let’s skip the traditional resolutions colu… Read More
2017-12-28 14:11
For many, the ability to go to the local grocery store or corner store and pick up a six-pack of their favorite craft beer is merely a matter of convenience. No thought is given to how that… Read More
Whale Sightings Rare, But Worthwhile
2017-12-25 14:07
Even before the rise of craft beer, there have been those who have sought out the world’s rarest beers. In much the same way as a collector of fine wine seeks out rare vintages from th… Read More
Utopias A Rare Find Worth The Search
2017-12-18 13:43
Jim Koch is an iconic figure in the American craft beer scene and this fall his Boston Beer Company, better known as Samuel Adams, is releasing the 10th iteration of its iconic brew Utopias… Read More
September Brings Oktoberfest To Munich
2017-09-01 16:37
In Bavaria, a state of Germany located in the country’s southern region, September brings about the most beloved of all ‘fests; Oktoberfest. The festival has a two-hundred-year h… Read More
GABF Brewery Participation At Record Levels
2017-07-25 21:27
Photo: GreatAmericanBeerFestival.com Every year about this time, beer-lovers around the country begin to start scouring the airline sites for cheap flights to Denver. Why? Because tickets to… Read More
Bold City Reopened: Let Them Drink Beer!
2017-07-07 18:06
Almost as soon as I pressed the publish button on my last blog post about Bold City Brewing Company’s closure at the hands of the Jacksonville fire marshal, the Times-Union published a… Read More
Saisons, Summer’s Great Refresher
2017-06-16 22:17
When summer’s heat gets unbearable, reach for a refreshing saison to help cool you down. Before the time of refrigeration, some beers were brewed in the cooler months of the year and l… Read More
Taste For Sour Beer May Be Due To Evolution
2017-06-15 22:01
The power of sour is undeniable. For centuries, breweries have been making sour beers that range from mildly tart to toe-curling, tooth enamel-eating sour. Sour beers that go by names like g… Read More
2017-06-01 14:00
To many beer-lovers, the Great American Beer Festival is the end-all, be-all of beer festivals. It is the epitome of what a beer festival should be and beer nirvana all rolled into one massi… Read More
Beer Taxation Here To Stay
2017-05-11 13:09
Credit: The Beer Institute Alcohol, and beer in particular, has always had a target of sorts on its back. Historians note that the first records of taxes levied on beer date back all the way… Read More
Miir Introduces Better, Redesigned Growler
2017-05-05 18:19
From time to time companies that have beer-centric products reach out to me and offer to send me samples. Whether these items are beer, accessories or books, I sometimes accept their offers… Read More
Wicked Weed Sold To Anhueser-Busch
2017-05-03 15:04
Fans of Asheville, NC brewery Wicked Weed woke up to shocking news this morning: Anheuser-Busch has finalized a plan to acquire the beloved, funky brand. “This is an exciting time… Read More
2017-04-18 11:06
Two new flavors will be available from New Belgium in the next few weeks. The first, Voodoo Ranger Juicy Mandarina IPA, follows the current trend of juicy hops-forward IPAs. The second is a… Read More
Hyperion Sets Grand Opening Date
2017-04-04 17:10
I first met Alexandra McKeown and Troy Orton of Hyperion Brewing Company at a kickoff event for the brewery at Community Loaves in Murray Hill more than a year ago. The event was low-key, bu… Read More
Irish Wheat New Guinness Offereing
2017-03-31 15:02
Guinness, the classic brewer from Ireland has been expanding its portfolio of beers lately and are now releasing a new product dubbed Guinness Irish Wheat. The brew is a classic wheat utiliz… Read More
Oskar Blues GUBNA Switching To Draft Only
2017-03-22 13:02
When GUBNA first came on to the beer scene in 2011, it quickly became a sensation with its in-your-face wallop of hops. Since then the annual release has been something that many hop heads l… Read More
Green Beer’s Dubious Beginnings
2017-03-16 15:49
Green beer has become a staple of many St. Patrick’s Day celebrations all across the United States. But, who came up with the original idea and why would someone take a perfectly good… Read More
Rogue Distributes Award-winning 6 Hop IPA
2017-02-22 21:29
Rogue Ales has always been an innovator in sustainable brewing practices. For years they have grown their own hops reducing the need to truck them in from commercial growers. Now, the b… Read More
Beer: The Ultimate Social Lubricant
2017-01-20 21:06
Since I began writing on the subject, I have maintained that beer is the ultimate social beverage. Indeed, beer is commonly attributed to be the catalyst that led to the beginnings of civili… Read More
Harpoon To Release Single Hop Pale Ale
2017-01-19 23:00
Boston, MA (January 2017) – Spring in New England can be fickle; snow one day, shorts weather the next. To help equip beer drinkers for whatever spring tosses their way, Harpoon has re… Read More
Adult Website Breaks In To Beer Industry
2017-01-05 17:48
Few things in this world are more popular than craft beer and internet porn. So, with this in mind, one of the most popular internet adult entertainment sites has now gone in to the beer bus… Read More
Cigar City 2017 Release Dates Set
2017-01-03 19:58
For many Florida craft beer fans, the brewery that epitomizes great Florida beer is Cigar City Brewing Company. Based in Tampa, the brewery was founded by Joey Redner in 2009 with his flagsh… Read More

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