Charity, Compassion, and The Love of Beer

Originally published in the April 2022 Issue of the Old Town Crier Magazine “God made beer because he loves us and wants us to be happy.” The above quote is often attributed to Benjamin Franklin. However, there is no proof that he ever said it. But we love believing that he did. Beer has been associated … Continue reading Charity, Compassion, and The Love of Beer

The Art of the Football Tailgate Party

“You can’t drink all day unless you start in the morning!” My fraternity brother, Smitty, speaks these words to me while he’s ladling Bloody Mary’s out of a full 12-gallon stock pot into two plastic cups for us. The year is 1982. It is eight o’clock in the morning on my first football Saturday living in the fraternity house. There are two 12-gallon stock pots on the bar, the Bloody Mary one, and one full of vodka and orange juice, Screwdrivers, next to it. These are our morning vitamins. The smell of stale beer that had been spilled at the party the night before is our potpourri. I remember the drinks being great. But I’m sure they were terrible.

Is Hoppiness actually Happiness? Understanding the Signature American Craft Beer Trend

Hops, some people are sick of it. It has become the signature of American craft beer. And I have to admit, it has given to a lack of variety in some bars and pubs. I just shake my head when I walk into a bar or pub, start excitedly viewing the tap handles, and see … Continue reading Is Hoppiness actually Happiness? Understanding the Signature American Craft Beer Trend