Beer Review – National IPA Day

Raid your fridge, pop a top, kick back, and relish in the amazing blessing that are hops, malt, water and yeast.

5 Epic IPAs, Reviewed

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.

Beer Review – Stone Tiki Escape Mix Pack

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 →

Beer Review – Tupps’ Help Now Variety 12 Pack

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.

Is IPA Causing Your Man Boobs?

You're almost certainly familiar with the term "beer-belly", referring to the bloated, pudgy belly associated with the over consumption of beer. But research has emerged linking excess hop consumption to gynecomastia, colloquially known as "man boobs".

Battle of the Beers – August Reviews

August was a crazy week in San Antonio. From an eclipse to a hurricane, it's been one of the oddest months of my life. Amongst the madness, I managed to review 15 beers and also published eight articles about the beer industry. Let's start with the beer reviews from worst to first.

Beer Review – Conspiracy Theory IPA

One of my earliest reviews was of a beer called Bombshell Blonde. I had picked it up by happenstance, building a six pack at Central Market and looking to round out after choosing five. I was initially drawn to the clever design of the can (branding counts guys!) and figured, what do I have to lose? Well, what I found that day was a wonderful brewery based out of Conroe, TX, whom I had never heard of but one that made excellent beer. Bombshell Blonde was absolutely delicious, and as I had no prior expectations, it was truly serendipitous. So when I was prowling the craft beer isle of my local Total Wine and more, and I found a can of Southern Star's Conspiracy Theory IPA, I knew I would have to try it.

Beer Review – Pliny the Elder

This is a beer that, seemingly, needs no introduction. Pliny the Elder has captivated the craft community for quite some time. Brewed by Russian River, based of of California, Pliny has developed a reputation for punching you in the mouth with 100 IBU of hops, but doing it in a lovable, classy way. With 174,000 reviews ratings on Untappd, Pliny has managed to maintain an obscenely high 4.55/5. So when I was presented an opportunity to do a beer trade for a couple bottles, I jumped at the chance. 

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