I had the NFL Network’s Denver-San Diego postgame coverage on last night for background noise as I was putting the finishing touches on a homemade sausage, onion and red pepper pizza (because I’m a Renaissance man!). Peyton Manning was at the podium answering questions, when the press corps suddenly erupted with laughter. I find Peyton […]
From the Cellar
Well that didn’t’ take long. I recently resolved to abstain from drinking alcohol for the month of January, but that pledge was recently undone by a good idea for a Today.com article. You may have heard about the accusations hurled by Lagunitas founder Tony Magee at Samuel Adams, saying that the country’s largest craft brewer […]
WASHINGTON STATE HAS RUN OUT OF HOPS!!!! EVERYBODY PANIC!!!11!!!!!1!!! Okay, so maybe it’s not THAT bad, but a harsh economic reality has set in on the craft beer world, and it’s not the popping of the mythical sales “bubble” – it simple supply and demand. In this case, the supply of aroma hops from Washington […]
I’m a lemming, a sheep. Forty plus years, and I’m still as impressionable as that ten-year old kid who loved to ride his red Baja bike around the town square of Fairfield, Iowa. I, for lack of a better term, am a weak-minded dimwit. Why? Because I’ve chosen not to drink this month after reading […]
Sometimes you can’t do your job without looking like a corporate tool. That’s what Anessa Owen Kramer, a trademark lawyer for Starbucks, recently discovered when she sent a cease and desist letter to Jeff Britton, owner of the Exit 6 Pub and Brewery in Cottleville, Missouri.
When I was about 12 years old, I lived in a small town in Iowa where there wasn’t a lot to do. My friends and I would head “up town” to kill some time wandering through the shops that dotted the town square (this was before Wal*Mart sucked the life blood out these small businesses […]
Like many of you, I didn’t make it out to the Great American Beer Festival this year. But luckily for us, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog did, taking to the floor and asking all the right questions, gems like “Tell me, what beer pairs best with a TV dinner and a broken marriage?” and, upon […]
This nice camparo between the world’s greatest beverage and one made with grapes is making rounds across the Internet, thanks to FinancesOnline. While it’s very informative and pretty to look at, it bothers me a bit that beer isn’t declared the hands-down winner at the bottom (I’m a sucker for a happy ending). What’s more […]
Beer people are good people, except when they decide to pull pranks. Then they can be very, very bad people. Case in point is the video above, shot in what appears to be the warehouse area of a beer distributor or beer store. As you’ll find when you watch the clip, the kindly older gentleman […]
It turns out I was right – the same attention-seeking antics that made me so exasperated with James Watt and Martin Dickie, the Scottish brewing duo behind the brewery BrewDog, have me totally digging their new TV show Brew Dogs, which premieres tonight on the Esquire Network (which up until yesterday was The Style Network). […]
It’s been well established that beer geeks and brewers love facial hair, the shaggier and scruffier, the better. What’s less well known is that, like the biblical strongman Samson, some brewers’ magical powers lie solely in their facial hair. New Holland Brewing Company’s woodmaster Tim Faith is learning this the hard way. Up until recently, […]
It seems there’s something foul going on at baseball stadiums across America, and it has nothing to do with balls. He-he, I said balls! 😀 First there was the “craft beer destination” at Yankee Stadium that was serving Blue Moon, Leinenkugel’s and Crispin Cider, three beverages that aren’t craft beer, at least according to the Brewers […]
There’s a moment in the movie Risky Business where Tom Cruise out-drives Guido the Killer Pimp in his daddy’s champagne gold Porsche 928. After terrorizing the streets and alleyways of his affluent North Shore suburb, he pulls up to his parents house and proclaims to his escort girlfriend (in the douchiest way possible), “Porsche: There […]
Australia is a country of extremes – their alcoholic sports fans bury beer a week before racing events to circumvent the 24-cans-per-day limit, and their spiders are terrifying. But this story from Time.com reveals a different side of Australian extremism, because the “no hangover” beer they’ve developed Down Under is extremely silly, for exactly 2.3 […]
. . This video created by photographer Ben Garvin shares one very important life lesson – if you have a magical beard, one with a life of its own that can hide crayons and consume an entire cucumber – you’d best not let shaving cream touch it. That could kill the host.