Welcome to Tennessee, Devils Backbone!

I am no road warrior. I rarely travel for work but enjoy it when I do. The best part of business travel is getting to taste local beers wherever I go. Two years ago I had to visit a client in Beckley, WV, a city better known for its exhibition coal mine than craft beer. … Read more…

And Now for Something Completely Different

Recently, Highland Brewing Company, Asheville’s oldest brewery, launched a new beer line called the Warrior Series. Highland describes it as, “Calling on the brave legends of the Scottish Highlanders as a guide…. High gravity, with bold aromas and flavors, styles will vary widely and will be released four times per year in limited quantities.” The … Read more…

Welcome to Tennessee, Tallgrass!

Good news, Tennessee! Tallgrass Brewing Company is coming to our fair state. If you’re not familiar, Tallgrass is the largest brewery in Kansas, from the charming town of Manhattan. Founded in 2007, Tallgrass currently distributes its delicious beer in 14 states. We don’t get this excited about every new brewery that comes to TN but … Read more…

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…