Overhyped? That’s My Call to Make

November 10, 2015 0

We know the routine: every couple of months, a Big Time Beer gets its annual release. People line up around the block to get it, bottles — no matter the price — sell out in minutes, and unlucky folks beg for trades or hook-ups at their local shop. For every enthusiastic hyped beer hunter, though, there are several people ready Read More

So, What’s Farm Distilled Hop Oil, Sierra Nevada?

February 3, 2015 0

This year, Sierra Nevada introduced three new beers to their lineup, one of those is the Hop Hunter IPA. This brew boasts ‘fresh hop oil steam distilled in the fields.’ Anyone else out there who nodded  along like ‘yeah, okay, sounds cool’? Don’t be afraid to admit that you’re not too sure what they meant. Luckily, Sierra Nevada put out this Read More

The Importance of Low ABV Beers

December 27, 2014 1

Today, I stand on my soap box with one purpose: to preach the importance of lower ABV beers. Yes, that’s right, the Queen of Big Beers is here to tell you why the total opposite are just as important. They’re on the rise right now, but it seems like they aren’t getting the respect that they truly deserve. Why do Read More

Infographic: 9 Household Uses for Beer Leftovers

December 15, 2014 0

Ever wake up the morning after a party and leftover beers sitting around? You know random opened beers in the sink, maybe a bomber that was unfinished, and partially full glasses? Well, dump no more! There are plenty of things you can you with those leftover beers. Check it out:

Style. Undefined.

September 16, 2014 3

Lately I’ve been musing on the parameters of craft beer styles, and whether or not they are necessary. For some craft beer drinkers and brewers, it’s incredibly imperative and comparable to calling an apple and orange. For others, it’s just an unnecessary and sometimes inaccurate descriptor and can set improper expectations. I was convinced for awhile that style wasn’t important. I’m Read More

#CraftBeer 101: Barleywines are Boss

July 17, 2014 0

While it may be the middle of summer and a boozy, heavier beer may not be at the forefront of your mind, there’s no reason for us not to explore barleywines. Believe it or not, barleywines aren’t wine, and the majority of them that you’ll come across neither look, smell or taste like wine. The only similarity to its namesake Read More

Infographic: How Millennials are Influencing Craft Beer

July 9, 2014 0

As someone just on the awkward cusp of being half gen x half millennial I have to say I’m proud of the millennial side of me. Our supposed overshare gene comes in handy when it comes to be as we’re 5x more likely to be influenced by word-of-mouth, loving telling everyone about what we’re doing/drinking, and like making/receiving recommendations with Read More

#TheCansOfSummer Are Here – 2014 Edition

July 7, 2014 2

It’s 90+ degrees all week and we’re starting to long for the pool, the beach and even the creek. While canned craft beer is available year-round, it is most prevalent during the summer due to its ideal packaging. Whether you choose to drink directly from the can or not, craft beer in a can is key as it keeps sunlight Read More

On Home Brews and Saison 27

April 20, 2014 0

Well here she is ladies and gentlemen – Saison 27 in all her glory. With final ABV coming in at 7.6% and it’s beautiful cloudy amber color it’s easy to see why this beer was well received. It had a lovely honey sweetness from the excessive amount of orange blossom honey I used and had little hop flavor despite the Read More

Brewing Up Saison 27 with Alter Ego Brewing

April 8, 2014 0

While my birthday may have already came and gone, that doesn’t mean I can’t still brew my birthday beer. Last year, I got together with Theo of Alter Ego Brewing, and we threw together the first of many yearly brews we will be doing for my birthday. Meet what I’m calling, “The Saison Series” – a seasonal Saison brewed with help from Read More

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