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.
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 →
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 →
Hey there beer people! It's been quite a while since my last post here. I've been very active with my (pretty much) daily Instagram beer reviews but have not given this website the love it deserves. That said, I'm back with some big news. I am announcing my First Annual Master of Marzen bracket to... Continue Reading →
Over the past few years, many craft-beer enthusiasts have watched in horror as big beer conglomerates gobble up high-performing craft breweries. AB InBev, who owns brands such as Budwiser, Bud Light, Corona and Stella Artois, also owns ten (previously) craft breweries including Goose Island, Elysian and Wicked Weed. While, on the surface, it may seem that the slow and meticulous acquisition of high-performing craft beer brands is fairly innocuous and simply standard business practice, the results may be catastrophic to the craft beer industry.
As a fan of beer, I am constantly bombarded by incongruent news stories. It seems that the medical research community are unable to decide whether beer is good for you. It seems that beer, and more broadly alcohol, continues to be seen as an evil that causes a plethora of chronic diseases, conditions and ailments. But every now and then good beer news surfaces.