120 Second Beer Review: Starr Hill’s 2017 Four Kings Pack

May 24, 2017 0

Starr Hill’s Four Kings variety pack is back for another run. The pack takes a very good beer — their King of Hop Imperial IPA — and gives it three different flavor variants. The variants and original are then packed in a case for your hoppy enjoyment. Last year, Chelsie and I reviewed the 2016 variety pack. This year, Starr Read More

Beer-Lamb Shakshuka

May 12, 2017 0

I had a craving for lamb shakshuka. As we all know, cooking with beer makes kitchen adventures even more fun, so it was time for a little experimenting. For this dish, I used Great Divide Brewing Colette Farmhouse Ale. Colette is light on the typical farmhouse funk with a punch of clove and touch of citrus. With the spicy sauce, I Read More

Still ‘Team Wicked Weed’ Even After the Buyout

May 10, 2017 5

There’s been lots of talk on and off the interwebs about the recent buyout of Wicked Weed Brewing Co. by AB Inbev. What’s AB Inbev? It’s the corporate entity that was formed by the merger of Anheuser-Busch (U.S.), Interbrew (Belgium) and Ambev (Brazil) and is one of the largest players in macro beer. They’ve been buying a few independent craft beer companies over the Read More

Real Talk with Elysian Co-Founder Joe Bisacca, Two Years After Sale to Big Beer

May 8, 2017 0

This is a guest post from Christine Zhang, a freelance journalist and data analyst who loves stats, stories, spreadsheets, sandwiches, and stouts (but not stilettos). You can find her on Twitter at @christinezhang or at the next meetup for the L.A. chapter of Girls Pint Out. A “strategic partnership” between a craft brewer and a multinational beer conglomerate—or in less Read More

CBC17: Beyond the Conference Walls

May 4, 2017 0

It’s been over two weeks since I attended my first Craft Brewer’s Conference (CBC) with Tierney and Colleen. The conference took place in Washington, D.C., a skip over the river from my home. Many events were held in honor of the conference, and outside of its walls. Bars, breweries, and restaurants opened their doors to attendees and locals alike with Read More

The Struggle with the Wicked Weed Buyout

May 3, 2017 0

Today Colleen and I went back and forth about Wicked Weed’s buyout, and what it means for their beer, brewery, employees, and the public’s perception of what took place. Here’s where we landed: Tierney: On one hand: selfishly excited for the possibility of getting awesome Wicked Weed beers all the time. Being able to pop into a grocery store and Read More

The State of Women in Craft Beer

May 1, 2017 0

I don’t want to hear another word about women not liking beer. I just got back from the Craft Brewers Conference. Women were everywhere. EVERYWHERE! I expected to walk into this conference and feel a bit like the odd one out. While the majority of the crowd was male and there certainly was never a line for the ladies room, Read More