Brewed the Hard Way. No, Seriously.

You know, I still have a lot of respect for Budweiser. The quality focus that went into brewing that beer was enormous, and it’s really underrated as a quality brewed beer. I understand that craft beer drinkers don’t care for the beer itself. I always understood that and it’s fine, but to say it’s not … Read more…

Beer Bloggers & Writers Conf 2015, part 2

Friday evening we left Oskar Blues and the buses headed to Sierra Nevada’s Mills River Brewery. I could barely contain my excitement. I visited the brewery six months earlier and knew the gorgeous cathedral to beer that await us. Just driving into the brewery is special. No detail was left undone, even in the road … Read more…

Beer Bloggers & Writers Conf 2015, part 1

To everyone who made the 2015 Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference great, thank you! I appreciate all your hard work. As always, we were treated like kings with good food and great beer. The speakers informed us and the brewers filled us. We reconnected with old friends and made new ones. I am always a … Read more…

Session IPA

Hang out with beer geeks talking beer and the subject of session beers is bound to come up. Session means low-alcohol and it harkens back to British Pub days when a pint of Bitter or Mild was about 3-3.5% ABV* and having a few in a session wouldn’t leave you crawling home. While the traditional … Read more…

TappedIn — Socially Curated Beer Menus

TappedIn is my new favorite beer app. That’s saying a lot because I’ve tried many and found them lacking. Every app is trying to do the same few things: find, choose, rate or log your beers. Most aren’t that useful and quickly get deleted. The big dog, Untappd, has set the bar very high. Although not perfect, … Read more…