Raid your fridge, pop a top, kick back, and relish in the amazing blessing that are hops, malt, water and yeast.
It's that time of year again! Football is back, the weather is cooling, and Oktoberfest brews are popping up around the globe. After a hugely successful inaugural 2019 bracket, I am pleased to announce that Master of Marzen is back.
Nestled in the Texas Hill Country, you will find one of Texas’ most glorious beer facilities. Based out of Blanco, Real Ale have been brewing amazing beers for nearly a quarter century.
Rotating hop series are always fun to enjoy and revisit over time. With each edition, you get to explore the complexities and properties of each hop strain and it can really help to train your beer tasting skills. I’m confident in saying Wild Leap Brew Co.’s Alpha Abstraction is one of the best rotating hop... 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 →