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Session #94 – My Role in Beer

The post, Session #94 – My Role in Beer, first appeared on The Barley Blog. It’s been quite some time since I actively participated in The Session — 39 of the Beer Blogging Fridays have come and gone over that long period. I had always...Show More Summary

Session #94: Just another cog in the industrial beer complex

The topic for The Session #94 today is: “Your role in the beer ‘scene’. What it is.” Host Adrian Dingle provided this guidance: “So, where do you see yourself? Are you simply a cog in the commercial machine if you work for a brewery, store or distributor? Are you nothing more than an interested consumer? […]

Session 94: Does It Matter What I Am?

Ding has asked a very direct clear question for this month's edition of The Session: which part of the beer scene do I currently inhabit? I am not sure I should care but I know I once was curious. In a 2007 email, I asked Evan Rail about my writing and he kindly wrote back:...Stan's got it right. Show More Summary

Funk Factory Geuzeria – 3 Limited Releases

(Plover, WI) – Coolship Party. On January 23th, 2015 Funk Factory Geuzeria will be brewing a traditional lambic with O’so Brew…

Pizza Boy Brewing Releases Peach Funker and Apricot Funker

(Enola, PA) – Remember back in September when Pizza Boy Brewing teased us about Peach Funker and Apricot Funker? Well gu…

Three Brothers Brewing Atramentous

The post, Three Brothers Brewing Atramentous, first appeared on The Barley Blog. The word “atramentous” is defined as meaning “black as ink.” And while this Three Brothers’ brew of the same name certainly looks as described, it’s also a bit muddy in character — just as ink can often become. Show More Summary

Jack’s Abby Brewing Releases Six Lagers This Winter

FRAMINGHAM, MA: Beer enthusiasts rejoice. This winter, Jack’s Abby Brewing is releasing six lagers that will be sure to keep dri…

AleSmith Has More Tony Gwynn .394 Six Packs Ready to Go

San Diego, CA – Here’s the news that many of you have been waiting for! AleSmith Brewing is ready to offer more Tony Gw…

Crux Fermentation Project Names Cam O’Connor As New Head Brewer

(Bend, OR) – Crux Fermentation Project announced this week that Cam O’Connor joined the team as its Head Brewer. Bringing …

Penrose Brewing: The Wilds Are Coming

Geneva, IL – The wilds have indeed arrived, and at 11am on Saturday, December 20th, we will release a limited supply of 375mL W…

Sixpoint Global Warmer – Part of Cycliquids Series

(Brooklyn,NY) – We can all admit it — a Season Creep lurks among us. He calls, quietly at first, for his seasonals a bit earli…

Ontario: Bar Hop, 391 King St W, Toronto

Being in the Big Smoke for proper reasons, I took the chance to let Jordan pick someplace that I hadn't been to before. He chose Bar Hop. Over a couple of hours we talked about writing books, the neat and younger crowd, the beers and other gossipy things like who has the unpaid social media interns. Show More Summary

Ballast Point Brewing Victory at Sea Day – December 21, 2014

(San Diego, CA) The wait is over! Ballast Point Brewing has set the date for the 3rd Annual Victory at Sea Day. Details below, Cheers!…

Expansion Night at Toronado San Diego with Societe Brewing Tap Take Over

(San Diego, CA) Party tonight at Toronado San Diego! Why? To celebrate Grand opening of the expansion of Toronado. Who’s goi…

Old Bust Head Brewing Gold Cup Russian Imperial Stout

The post, Old Bust Head Brewing Gold Cup Russian Imperial Stout, first appeared on The Barley Blog. I first encountered Gold Cup Russian Imperial Stout at Old Bust Head’s grand opening of their taproom back in August of this year. It was served on nitro and, while smooth and velvety, it lacked the depth of many of its contemporaries. Show More Summary

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: December 4 - December 10

Santa's everywhere in the coming weeks and so are beer events where you can eat and drink with him. Safe events for the kiddies and debaucherous ones for the adults. Get out there and enjoy. As you...

2014 FiftyFifty Eclipse Release Party Details

(Truckee, CA) – FiftyFifty Brewing Company dropped details on tomorrow night’s 2014 Eclipse Release Party. Looks l…

Anchor Brewing Releases Anchor Winter Wheat

San Francisco, CA – Anchor Brewing Company announces the release of their new seasonal, Anchor Winter Wheat™, a classi…

Karl Strauss Celebrates the Season with Fifth Annual Holiday Ale Series Release

San Diego, CA – As part of celebrating 25 years pioneering San Diego’s craft beer scene, Karl Strauss is releasing the fift…

Saint Archer Brewing Takes Flight With Alaska Airlines

Saint Archer Brewing Company is proud to announce a new partnership with Alaska Airlines. Saint Archer’s White Ale is now av…

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