Holiday beers are a tradition dating back to the Vikings. They drank spiced beer to toast their gods during the Jul (Yule) celebrations.
The Long Journey of the IPA
If you ever do find me in a bar, again, which is not hard to do, you may catch me staring at the beers taps. I am often in awe of beer taps.
What Oktoberfest Means to Me
Oktoberfest is a gathering of love and friendship. It is a time for families and friends to come together and celebrate life itself.
For Your Summer Drinking Pleasure…The Shandy
The first rule, drink only freshly made, not mass produced. Yes, it’s August, and you see Shandys and Radlers in the beer department of every store. Don’t! Just don’t!
Spring Is Here, Let’s Have a Beer!
OK, it’s Spring. So, it’s time to change what beers we are drinking, right? Wrong!! Spring cleaning does not have to include dispensing with some of your favorite malted beverages.
A Stout or Porter, What’s The Difference?
I asked one simple question: What’s the difference between a stout and a porter? The answer opened the craft beer equivalent of Pandora’s Box.
Gifts of The Charred Oak Barrel
In the world of alcohol, the charred oak barrel is one of mankind’s greatest inventions. It gives us many gifts.
Give Me Hops, But Don’t Give Me Bitter Death
Oh yes. The Pale Ale. The sweetheart, the little darling of the craft beer industry. The name still brings back bitter memories of the beers being brewed in the early days of the American craft beer trend. It’s loaded with hops and can often be bitter beyond belief.
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