Gueuze

I can’t remember the first time I tried a sour beer, but I haven’t been the same since. It opened my eyes to the wide diversity of beer, while shocking my palate with a wonderful surprise. While there are many fantastic sour beers, I’ll argue Gueuze (sometimes Geuze), and the Lambics from which they’re derived, rule … Read more…

I Like B Cups and I Cannot Lie

Plastic IPA cups? Blasphemy, you say! I was as skeptical as you when I first heard about B Cups from Fermented Reality. It’s a fact — Good beer tastes better in proper glassware. You don’t believe it? Then grab 2 bottles of your favorite dry-hopped IPA and pour one in a traditional Shaker Pint and … Read more…

English India Pale Ale

Last week we explored Double IPAs. While they and “Single” American IPAs rule the marketplace, they owe their success to the originator of the style, the India Pale Ale from England. The English IPA is a storied beer, with centuries of lore, change and influence. You’ve probably heard the history that this style was created … Read more…

Nashville Predators Craft Beer Festival

It’s HOT in Tennessee this week! Temps will be in the high 90s and it will feel like it’s over 100, and that’s in the shade. We’re concerned with your well-being, so please stay indoors in the AC and drink good beer. Luckily, this Saturday June 27 from 1-5pm, the 3rd Annual Nashville Predators Craft … Read more…

Double India Pale Ale

Double IPA, sometimes called DIPA or Imperial IPA, is a strong ale with IPA characteristics, but with higher alcohol content, more complex flavors, and increased hop bitterness and flavor. It is a modern style, born of the innovation of the American craft beer movement. You know us Americans, we’ve always got to make everything bigger … Read more…