Monthly Archives: April 2012
Alabama is the only state in the country with a 16-ounce cap on beer sold in the state. Help us change this insane restriction!
Los Angeles is a city of diversity, and this reflects a lot in what we eat here, but even more so in what we drink. LA is also a city of dreamers, of folks that punch in every day at gigs to pay the bills, but spend every other waking minute pursuing their passions, their […]
Kid Carboy Jr. tastes the first beer from Chicago’s Pipeworks Brewing Company and has his palate scorched.
Brother Barley explores the pros and cons of barrel vs. wood-chip aging.
Finally, a source for all of your beer candy and beer soap needs!
Brother Barley and Smiley Brown crack into two vastly different prestige beers. Yum!
I get to interview Tony, from Lagunitas. It is awesome. If you like craft beer, listen to it as soon as possible. If not, please move along. That is all.
Need help pairing the perfect food with the perfect beer? Here’s a quick and dirty primer for you.
When you think of Japan, craft beer rarely comes to mind, yet there is a very strong and innovative craft beer scene going on in the Land of the Rising Sun. At the heart of this scene is Japan Beer Times, a bilingual publication that celebrates the Japanese brewing scene and allows readers to meet […]
Kid Carboy Jr. tracks down most of Chicago’s brewers to see what they all think of the announcement of Lagunitas’ huge new Chicago brewery.
Trey Duval is a man on a mission. By day, he runs campus recreation at a local university in Los Angeles, CA. By night, he becomes the Beer Missionary, spreading the gospel of craft beer far and wide to all those who will listen with open minds and palettes. Over the past year, Trey has […]
North Carolina Brewers Guild Direct and honorary Alehead Win Bassett checks in to discuss the announcement that New Belgium is building a new production facility in Asheville. We talk about differences from the Sierra Nevada plans, proposed LEED certification, and reactions from NC brewers and drinkers as their state becomes a focal point for craft beer in the eastern United States.
The boys are back on a historic day in the craft beer revolution as New Belgium finally commits to North Carolina. Then they get drunk and talk about a bunch of really interesting stuff. If you like beer, that is. Stuff like:
☞ New Belgium cements Asheville’s reputation as Beer City USA
☞ Austin Beer Fest is the worst beer fest since Jay Chandrasekhar’s ’06 vehicle Beerfest
☞ Boston Beer Company drops a shandy (not a euphemism)
☞ Heineken officially out of ideas; Launches “Ideas Brewery”
☞ Lagunitas founder Tony Magee has a 250 bbl brewhouse in the pipeline, and possibly some sticky-icky-icky in his pipe
☞ Was Brewmasters really so bad that we can’t have a decent beer show on TV??? WTF, people?
Kid Carboy Jr. samples half a dozen brews from small Wisconsin brewer Central Waters.
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN- The Nobel Organization has announced that Sam Calagione of Delaware, USA, will receive the 2012 Nobel Peace prize for his efforts to break down barriers of exclusivity and oppression in the craft beer world. The Nobel Organization cites Calagione’s early 2012 impassioned screed, posted on the Beer Advocate forums, as the impetus for […]
AB InBev unveils their latest “craft beer killer” — Bud Light Platinum: Oaked Edition!
Brother Barley reveals the worst-kept secret in the beer blogosphere…