Craft beer has been notoriously hard to come by when it comes to live sporting events. In fact, America’s pastimes of football and baseball have been largely dominated, both commercially and culturally, by the fizzy yellow over-marketed stuff. And to an extent, I’m ok with it. Session beer is the name of the game when [...]
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When you begin to think about it, music and beer have a ton more in common than just being a great pair at festivals and parties. It takes a tremendous amount of talent—more than I have—to create either. With equal helpings of passion and creativity, along with enough chutzpa to believe you can make something [...]
Summer Beer Festival season is in full swing, as I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you. When you’re following as many breweries and/or blog sites on Facebook as I am, as well as a cursory glance toward the “Upcoming Events” in the middle of Ratebeer.com, you don’t need yet one more person to [...]
There was a time in my beer drinking life when I didn’t know what a “session” was. I was naïve, incredibly uneducated in all the craft jargon, didn’t even know how beer was made or how it got to a store shelf, had never heard the word “barleywine” or the term “Great American Beer Festival”. I just knew I liked a bold flavor, porters & stouts mostly, and the sense of superiority craft beer gave me over my Keystone Light drinking college brethren.
Very recently, I engaged in conversation with an aqquaintance who is, in essence a “college party girl”. I’ll spare the lengthy explanation, as I am sure the archetypal image has already popped into your head, which, to her admission, is more than half true. I should note early on that she is actually a well behaved, [...]
Before I begin, I do not specifically mean to write an entire blog about Russian River’s Pliny the Younger. The title, should sensibility and social standards about title lengths be thrown out the window, would more appropriately be named “I Don’t Care about Pliny the Younger, Surly Darkness, Three Floyd’s Dark Lord, or Any Other Beer That is Hyped Up, On the Top 50 List, Requires a Release Party, and is Mostly Available on eBay”.