What to drink when the sun is frying your brain.
In the 2000s, when I was in my 20s and going to graduate school in Boston, pub trivia was the highlight of my week. The few people who can stand spending 3 consecutive hours with me tend to be a roughshod group of misfits and miscreants. As it turns out, that’s exactly what you need […]
Wheat beers have had a bad name since passage of the German Beer Purity Law in 1516. Their cause in this country was not helped by wheat’s ubiquitous pairing with fruit from the mid-90s forward. Fellow Aleheads, I give you Pete’s Strawberry Blonde, Sam Adams Cherry Wheat, Ithaca Apricot Wheat, Shock Top Raspberry Wheat (oh, […]
After I threatened to inject my Thanksgiving turkey with his witbier, Chris Post, brewmaster at Wandering Star Craft Brewery in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, invited me over for a tour. His experience is a lesson in the opportunities and challenges faced by startup breweries. Oh, yeah–and his beers are awesome.
Lord Mashtun Copperpot and Commander Pint O. Chug report from the front lines of beer-sterity protests… in their own homes.
The Aleheads share their tips for preparing a succulent deep fried turkey. WARNING: this may not be the place to start your Thanksgiving recipe search.
The Commander climbs out of his hole to review a classic West Coast DIPA.