How to Pronounce ‘Gose’ & ‘Gueuze’

June 27, 2017 0

Q: “Dear Stouts & Stilettos: I’m pretty sure I’m pronouncing Gose correctly and I love that beer style, but how the hell do you pronounce Geuze or Gueuze?” A: While I’ve heard a lot of folks pronouncing Gose as “Goes”, that is incorrect. This German beer style should be pronounced “Goes-uh.” The “E” is NOT silent. An even trickier beer style Read More

Small. Independent. Local. Look for the Brewer’s Association Seal of Approval

June 27, 2017 0

Brewers Association Launches New Seal to Designate Independent Beers Boulder, CO • June 27, 2017—In an effort to educate beer lovers about which beers are independently produced, the Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’ssmall and independent craft brewers—launched a new seal touting independent craft brewers.   Featuring an iconic beer bottle shape flipped upside down, the seal captures Read More

Drake’s Kick Back IPA Returns Benefitting East Bay Regional Parks

June 21, 2017 0

Drake’s Brewing Co. Brings Back a Summer Favorite — Kick Back IPA Benefitting East Bay Regional Parks SAN LEANDRO, CA | (June 2, 2017) — After a huge kick off in 2016, Drake’s Brewing Co. is again releasing Kick Back, a golden, hoppy Session IPA. A portion of the proceeds will support East Bay Regional Parks through Drake’s community fundraising Read More

Say Aloha (again) to Kona Lemongrass Luau

June 21, 2017 0

KONA BREWING COMPANY’S LEMONGRASS LUAU MAKES A SUMMER SEQUEL Aloha Series blonde ale featuring lemongrass and ginger returns to Mainland this month KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii – (May 31, 2017) –Kona Brewing Company has brought back its popular Lemongrass Luau for a “hana hou” or encore. The easy-drinking blonde ale first made a splash on the Mainland last summer with vibrant flavors Read More

BrewDog Brings the Punk to Ohio

June 2, 2017 0

ALL THE WAY FROM SCOTLAND, comes the infamous BrewDog Brewery to the small city of Canal Winchester, Ohio, which sits just outside of Columbus.  And guess who lives close by?  Yes you guessed it, ME!  So one sunny day in April, my husband and I ventured up the highway for drinks, food and fun.    BrewDog sits off a high 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

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

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