With its rustic wooden cork, and earthy notes, Take the Black Stout felt very authentic to the time period (whenever that may be) of this fantasy show.Read more
Author Archives: Mike P.
Dock Street Brewing Co. in Philadelphia, debuted their new craft brew creation, Dock Street Walker.
It’s an American Pale Stout brewed with cranberries to create a blood red hue, and also uses roasted goat brains for authenticity. We’ll pass, but here’s the brewer’s notes in case you’re interested:Read more
Class of ’88 Barleywine was a limited edition commemorative ale, so no reason it shouldn’t be bottled in a special sized 25 oz bottle, complete with wood cork and muselet.Read more
Thrillist had Anne Becerra, a certified cicerone and bartender, taste test and rate 40 ouncers. The contestants were Olde English, Colt 45, St. Ides, and Crazy Stallion.Read more
Last year Bear Republic Brewing Company wanted to expand their operation in Cloverdale, but city hall had to deny their request.
It turned out they could not provide enough water, so Bear Republic paid about $500,000 to have 2 new wells built for the city.Read more
ABC 7 local news coverage on the limited release of Russian River Brewing Company’s Pliny the Younger in Santa Rosa, CA.
They interview brew master Vinnie Cilurzo, along with reactions from those camped out in a line around the block.Read more
Men’s Health did a countdown, choosing their favorite craft brewer from each city with an NFL team.Read more
The craft beer market is booming, but Noah Davis doubts consumer demand will be enough to sustain the many new breweries jumping into the marketplace.
He examines the impact of the larger brewers on the market, and also interviews the Kimmich’s from The Alchemist, and Greg Koch, founder of Stone Brewing.Read more
Thrillist asked 9 illustrious beer scribes to rank their top IPAs. The contestants were regular IPAs, not doubles, or triples, which are apparently coming soon (looking forward to those).
A reverse scoring system was used. 10 points for 1st, 9 for 2nd, and on down the line. And the winner is…Read more
Stephen Walkiewicz from Men’s Fitness has compiled his list of the 50 greatest beers in the world, sub-titled “The must try brews before you die.”Read more
Wine Enthusiast compiled a list of their top 25 beers of 2013, based on previous review selections from their monthly Beer Buying Guide.Read more
Anchor Brewing has been crafting their world famous Christmas Ale since 1975. Each year the recipe is unique, as well as San Francisco artist Jim Stitt’s hand-drawn tree on the label.
Anchor has posted a gallery of all 39 labels from 1975-2013.Read more