Tag Archives: end of history

A Letter to BrewDog: You Win.

Dear Martin and James, I give up. I’ve railed against your over-the-top concoctions for the past couple of years.  For some reason I ALWAYS feel compelled to post about your silly “stunt beers,” getting myself into a froth about how you are exploiting the pure nature of craft beer to make a name for yourselves. […]

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End of History, Pliny the Younger, Dark Lord: What Tops Your “Ungettables” List?

I have benefited from the generosity of beer nerds on number of occasions, and I am thankful.  Folks have shared tastes of Sam Adam’s Utopias, lunatic beers from Brew Dog, and, most recently, Pliny the Elder.  These are all beers I wouldn’t have tasted without a little help from my friends.  Thanks guys. As Don […]

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BrewDog and The 1000 Beer Year: Let The Blog Wars Begin!

Actually, it’s more like a friendly conversation, but I love a good dust up so I went big on the headline. Ryan over at The 1000 Beer Year recently posted a very nice counterpoint to my piece on the whole BrewDog End of History thing.  He makes some very good arguments which you’ll probably agree […]

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BrewDog Jumps the Shark (or Squirrel, to be more accurate)

The attention-craving brewers at BrewDog have now completely confirmed my suspicions – they care more about media attention than brewing great beer. It started with Tactical Nuclear Penguin, a 32% ABV brew that tasted like paint thinner poured into a poorly brewed stout.  This “zany” big brew got them all sorts of attention in the […]

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