Pucks and Pints 2018: Playoffs Edition!

May 1, 2018 0

April and I love hockey. We’re big fans of the Columbus Blue Jackets (her) and the Washington Capitals (me). With both of our teams poised to go to the postseason, we decided to do a playoffs edition of our annual hockey+beer post, Pucks and Pints. And then we found out we were playing each other in Round 1. … Awkward. Read More

Big Choice Brewing, Odd13 Brewing Release Chainsaw Princess of Karate

October 5, 2017 0

I’m all about drinking for a worthy cause. Beer and charity are both good for the soul, so as far as I’m concerned, they’re a natural pair. With that in mind, I’m looking forward to trying Chainsaw Princess of Karate, a collaborative kettle sour brewed with dragon fruit and passion fruit from Big Choice Brewing and Odd13 Brewing. A portion Read More

Pizza Boy Brewing Peach Bound and Down – #30beersfor30years

February 11, 2017 0

Day two of the 30 beers project got a little weird. So, I was 100% hungover from the First Cut/Nugget Nectar shenanigans the night before. After recovering, I realized I need needed to make some beer pick-ups for a bottle share we were headed to later that evening. We hopped in the car and headed for Al’s of Hampden/Pizza Boy Brewing to check out Read More

Pucker Up with Rogue Paradise Pucker

August 11, 2016 0

Newport, OR—In a tropical collision of kindred spirits, Oregon’s Rogue Ales and Hawaii’s Paradise Beverage announce the release of Paradise Pucker, a Hawaiian-inspired sour ale brewed with passion fruit, orange and guava – better known as simply “POG.” Inspired by Rogue’s longtime admiration for the state of Hawaii, Paradise Pucker is dedicated to the Mahalo spirit as well as Rogue’s Read More

Dogfish Head Seaquench Ale: Off-Centered Revolt Against the Reinheitsgebot

July 27, 2016 0

DOGFISH HEAD BREWERY RELEASES SEAQUENCH ALE AS AN OFF-CENTERED REVOLT AGAINST THE REINHEITSGEBOT The session sour quencher blends three styles of German beer with culinary ingredients. MILTON, DE (July 25, 2016) — To commemorate—and disintegrate—the 500th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot, Dogfish Head Brewery is proud to release SeaQuench Ale, a session sour quencher made with lime peel, lime juice, black Read More

Indiana University Biochemists Find Solution for Terminal Acid Shock

April 6, 2016 0

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University researchers have found that conditions common in the production of certain types of craft beers can inhibit the successful production of these brews, risking a growing segment of an industry whose economic impact was recently estimated at $55 billion. The conditions, the primary of which is high acidity, threaten yeasts typically used in the production Read More

Powder Keg Brewing: An Emerging Colorado Favorite for Sours

January 29, 2016 0

In Colorado, we’re lucky to have so many breweries that make excellent sours, and you’re probably familiar with the prominent ones – Avery Brewing, Casey Brewing and Blending, Crooked Stave, New Belgium and Trinity Brewing – just to name a few. Colorado is a great beercation destination for sour beer lovers, and you can’t go wrong with any of the Read More

Adventures in Belgian Beer: Cantillon Brewery

June 5, 2015 0

After a brief hiatus, it only seems appropriate to talk about my recent vacation to Europe. This past May, I had the great privilege to go to Belgium and The Netherlands for a much needed vacation. In case some of you were unaware, some of the most coveted brews are housed in Belgium and I am happy to report that Read More

A Visit to Night Shift Brewing

December 10, 2014 0

A little over a week ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Night Shift Brewing in Everett, MA. I had been hearing about the brewery since the opening in 2012 and made a pact with myself to get there on my trip to Boston this year. I can tell all of you, it’s worth the trip! What I find most Read More

Craft Beer Gear: Gift Ideas

November 20, 2014 0

It’s that time of year again. Christmas gift shopping is in full force even though it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet. But in all fairness, Thanksgiving is a week later than usual which shortens the time to purchase everything. And, if you’re buying gifts online, you best get a jump on it so everything arrives before December 25. But don’t stress! Read More

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