To be blunt, Scotland isn’t known for its beer. The Scottish drink a shit-ton of brew and have some phenomenal breweries. But the truth is, the land of St. Andrew simply isn’t seen as a contender in the “Which Country Produces the Best Beer” debate. To me, that’s unfair. Edinburgh was once one of the […]
A fellow attorney recently lamented: “I just want to know which is the most expensive and prestigious beer I can purchase so that I may imbibe it in the half hour between getting off work and collapsing in bed.” Fun question. What are the rarest, most coveted, and/or most outrageously priced beers available (or, as […]
Nice piece in the Times Travel section this week on Vietnamese brews: http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/02/21/travel/21explorer.html?ref=travel When I visited Vietnam in 2008, I quaffed my fair share of bia hoi and sat on many a tiny plastic chair with the locals. One of my favorite Vietnam memories, though, was walking through Hoi An, a small, ancient town in central Vietnam, after dark. […]
We don’t have much on the site yet under the “Beer 101” category, so I figure I’ll throw in some info to wet your whistles. At Aleheads, we spend a great deal of time discussing the more robust end of the beer spectrum, whether it’s talking about the principles of Double IPA’s or the cellaring […]
Smuttynose Brewery, out of Portsmouth, NH, produces some of the finest Ales in all of New England. Founded by the same guys that started Portsmouth Brewery (Yup, the same Portsmouth that makes Kate the Great), Smutty is the quintessential ale house for year-round comfort in my area. Their standards are, well, pretty standard. A very well done […]
I’ll be doing a follow up post on the wonderful concept of “Session Beers” later on, but figured a tasting note was in order first. For those that don’t know, a session beer is one of those brews that can keep you going for a few hours at a bar or in front of a […]
Brother Barley reviews the Good People American Brown.