From the Cellar
How a brewer chooses to seek innovation tells you a lot about what motives them. If you had any question as to where Budweiser’s priorities lie, look no further than their new bowtie-shaped can which will be hitting the shelves early next month. While a brewer like Sly Fox is working to get around the […]
These things happen so fast. Just a few years ago, the Heineken bottle was a happy and innocent little green vessel, one that liked to hang around the house with the grownups and maybe have a play date with its buddy Chip (and sometimes his brother Dip) on a Sunday afternoon. It loved to watch […]
By now, you may have seen the video of a Mariners fan catching a foul ball in his beer and then chugging down it like a gladiator at the Colosseum. If not, I’ve posted the clip below. The beer-baller gets style points for sure. Not only do we see richly tan foam splashing down his […]
Sometimes I forget that there was life in the craft beer universe before the late 1990′s, when breweries like Stone, Dogfish Head and Russian River crawled out of the primordial wort. But there was, and after coming across a nice piece at AllAboutBeer.com written by “Beer Curmudgeon” Harry Schuhmacher, I realize that the “craft beer […]
UPDATE (4/15/13): The story is now posted over at Today.com. Thanks to everyone who submitted their answers. It was great to get such a big response, but due to word count limitations, I wasn’t able to fit everyone into the piece, and then it was further cut down when Today asked that a nutritionist chime […]
I was thinking (naturally) about beer yesterday afternoon, and came up with a question for myself – What’s the one brewery I cannot live without? After giving it some thought, I was genuinely surprised by the outcome.
Hello from Bahstahn, home of Tawmy Brady and the Paytreeuhts! I’m up here for a conference until Saturday afternoon, and while I didn’t pahk tha cahr in Havaahd Yahd (sorry, I couldn’t resist being ‘that guy’), I did find a pretty nice beer bar near the hotel I’m staying at. As a guy who doesn’t […]
Wow! There are benefits to owning a beer store, and one that I found last Friday was that beer Reps from the various breweries will just show up with beer and want to drink it with you. That is exactly what happened last Friday when Eric from Epic brewing showed up and wanted to discuss […]
I made this animated gif for a piece about Sly Fox’s “new” topless beer can that I wrote for Today.com. The animation wasn’t used on their site, so I figured I post it here to give hard-core beer nerds like you (and me) the chance to see what it looks like when you peel […]
The folks at the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas send beers my way from time to time, and honestly, many of their gentle offerings are lost on my gonzo craft beer sensibilities. But I’m glad they kept the brews migrating north, because every once in a while a gentle beer is just what it takes […]
How do you spell “crap” at Yankee Stadium? Apparently you keep the “cra,” but replace the “p’ with an “ft.” This might be the only way to explain how the Bronx Bombers could justify selling three beers and a cider made by MillerCoors in their “Craft Beer Destination,” a new addition to the Great Hall […]
I said last Friday that I would be drinking the Selkirk Abbey 10 that I had received from my buddy Jeff up in Post Falls at the Brewery, but plans changed and I drank this beer with Easter dinner, it went fantastic with the Ham we had BTW. This is Selkirk’s take on the Belgian […]
I’ve said in the past how Beer Pong isn’t really Beer Pong if there’s not beer in the cups. I don’t even know how to process this latest development, an arcade machine – think Skee Ball or Super Shot Basketball – called Beer Pong Master. If you’ve ever played this frat favorite, you know the […]
Another interesting nugget to come out of the Brewers Association “State of Craft Beer” press conference was data on the states that saw the greatest number of brewery openings in 2012. If I were to guess, I’d say it would be states where craft beer is just catching on. I’d be wrong.
The Brewers Association recently held their annual “State of Craft Beer” press conference, and one of the little gems included in the crush of information was recent data on the best-selling styles of craft beer in America, courtesy of SymphonyIRI. Here’s what’s hot right now, along with which styles are gaining and losing ground: