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, […]
Alabama…leading the nation again!
As you may know, I hail from Pittsburgh… a wonderful, livable city but hardly the craft beer capital of America. Like everywhere else in the country there are several excellent local breweries producing high-quality suds, and a thriving community of enthusiasts currently planning the city’s first Craft Beer Week, but in terms of national acclaim we just don’t match up to destinations like Portland, San Diego, Denver, or Asheville. Yet, we’ve got a beer on tap in the Steel City you can’t find in those craft meccas that keeps winning awards in the most competitive category of any beer festival- the Fat Head’s Head Hunter IPA.
Brother Barley expands his Best American Brewery calculations and graciously includes some foreigners.
Brother Barley crunches the numbers to determine the best brewery in America. SPOILER: It’s not Anheuser-Busch.
New Years Eve is for reflection.
Kid Carboy Jr. returns with a look into ten of the very worst brewery websites. It gets ugly—real ugly.