Author Archives: Barley McHops

ST. MAGNUS DAY III

Today, we celebrate the third annual St. Magnus Day.

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WE DO NOT PLAN…

Like being underpaid and treated like shit? Come work for Rogue!

THE ALEHEADS PODCAST: ALL BEERS CONSIDERED #31 – DINGBATS!

Inverted 9′s and dingbats, Fat Head’s new location, and machines vs. people.

EXCUSES, EXCUSES

AB InBev explains why they keep losing goddamn market share.

GUEST POST: JAKE METZLER LOOKS AT FIRST TIME BREWING MISTAKES

Guest poster Jake Metzler discusses some novice homebrewing mistakes.

SUDS NOT GUNS

Beers instead of Berettas!

WHAT IS CRAFT?

Brother Barley redefines what he considers “craft”. What’s your take?

ALL DAY

Let’s talk about the All Day IPA, shall we?

THE BEST (AND LEAST BEST) BREWERY NAMES

Brother Barley unveils the best and worst brewery names in America. You didn’t ask, but we delivered.

ALABAMA UPDATE

Brother Barley updates Alehead Nation on the state of Alabama beer.

THE BEST BEER NAMES REVISITED

Brother Barley unveils the Top 100 Beer Names. Prepare to be mildly amused!

GUEST POST: COLONEL SPARGEARM’S DISPATCH TO THE COLONIES

Colonel Wort Spargearm discusses the latest goings-on across the pond.

GUEST POST: TWO BROTHERS’ HEAVY HANDED

Pickle Burke drops by and tells us about the Heavy Handed from Two Brothers.

WOW

Just…I mean…wow.

LUCKY TOWN UPDATE

An update on Mississippi’s 2nd craft brewery.

THE NAPA OF BEER

Doc, the Cap’n and Barley make a whirlwind tour of the breweries from Fort Collins to Denver.

THE DIPA CHALLENGE

Brother Barley conducts a rather pointless DIPA taste-test. Still fun though.

DRUNK IN DENVER

That’s Chris at the Falling Rock in Denver. Good man. After cracking into a Pliny the Elder and Blind Pig, Chris let us sample an as-yet unreleased sour from Russian River brewed in honor of the 25th anniversary of San Fran’s killer taproom, the Toronado. We also sampled some great local suds recommended by Chris […]

IT’S A LONG WAY TO BOULDER

A funny thing happened on the way to Boulder. We continued our epic quest to hit up as many breweries as possible. After rolling out of Ft. Collins, we went straight to Loveland for some delicious brews at Grimm Brothers. Then it was on to Longmont to visit Left Hand on the mighty St. Vrain. […]

A GRIMM BEGINNING

Brother Barley is taking over for Doc who is feeling the effects of yesterday’s epic Ft. Collins bender. Thanks to the good people of FC for treating the Aleheads right. First stop today, Loveland, CO for a quick trip to Grimm Brothers. We’re being well-treated at this German-style alehouse. All of their brews are tasty, […]

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