It's here y'all! Round 1 of the first annual Master of Marzen. This bracket has been months in the making and I'm incredibly excited. Not only is marzen my favorite seasonal style of beer, I have held off drinking any until the bracket. As many in the craft beer community have noted, marzen season kicked... Continue Reading →
This week I made a trip to my local craft beer bar and picked up some tasty brews! Big ups to The Growler Exchange on Broadway, San Antonio, for stocking these tasty brews. And yes, two are from the same brewery. El Segundo is a more recent option in this market, and I’ve been trying to get my hands on their beers for some time.
A seemingly little known fact about TJ’s is their line of house beers, sold under the label of Josephsbrau. They cover a number of styles and are generally priced for about $1/bottle. So I stopped by my local TJ’s and picked up one each of their current offerings (which varies by season and store). $6 got me a bottle of Oatmeal Stout, Pilsner, Hefeweizen, Red Ale and Summer Lager, including tax. Here’s what I thought about the brews.
Beer is a lifestyle, and sometimes a confusing and expensive one at that. Thousands of breweries, styles, knickknacks and all matter of other items are available for beer lovers. So, with that in mind, what gift should you give the beer lover in your life? Whether it’s for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, or just because, there’s a lot of opportunities to make your beer loving friend/spouse/parent/child’s day! Here’s a few beer-related gifts I recommend!
Beer fans from the US, and many around the world, are likely well aware of Stone Brewing’s reputation for making tremendous beer. For many years now, Stone has been one of the most highly rated and ubiquitous breweries in the nation. When I recently saw the launch of their Tiki Escape IPA and a corresponding... Continue Reading →
While the current situation is stressful, the response by the craft beer community has been heartening. Seeing breweries and beer snobs alike leap to action to help those in the community who are adversely impacted has been a great thing to see. One such example is the Help Now Variety 12 pack, sold by Tupps Brewery of McKinney, TX.
And then there were 16. It's been a big month of Oktoberfest brews and lots of tough decision to halve the initial field of 32. There's been a number of tremendous brews and a few who were unlucky to lose out in the first round. The support I have received from the breweries who elected... Continue Reading →
It's almost here! The first annual Master of Marzen Bracket will be kicking off this weekend. The bracket will be finalized and the first round of reviews will begin this Sunday, As of the time of writing, there are 23 entrants in the bracket, with a few more en route. The entrants have been seeded... Continue Reading →
Only two weeks remain until the start of the Master of Marzen. If you haven't read my last post about the bracket, explaining the concept and rules, check it out now. Entered BreweriesThe amount of support I've received from breweries has been great! As of today I have received beer from 10 breweries and expect... Continue Reading →