Enjoying Beer ‘Week,’ One Bottle at a Time

If it’s true what Benjamin Franklin once purportedly observed, that “beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy,” then the heavens are certainly smiling down on my neck of the woods right now. For one thing, the city where I live and work is in the throes of the second-annualĀ “Baltimore… Continue reading Enjoying Beer ‘Week,’ One Bottle at a Time

Like IPAs? Then Turn to the Dark Side

How do you like your India Pale Ales, or IPAs? “Hoppy”? Yes. “Brisk and bitter”? You bet. “Strong”? Me, too! “Dark”? Whoa — I dunno. That sounds kinda weird, and scary. Well, that’s what I thought, until I met “Sublimely Self-Righteous,” the newest member of Stone Brewing’s “Year ‘Round Limited Releases.” This new-to-me brew may… Continue reading Like IPAs? Then Turn to the Dark Side

For This Year's Oktoberfest, We're Selfishly Thinking and Acting Locally

OK, first, I’d like to provide full disclosure: This week’s post is all about one of my favorite beer styles, Oktoberfest. Therefore, everything that follows is totally biased and fully focused on the famous byproduct of the world’s largest malt-beverage-centric celebration. In fact, if in reading this you find that I have somehow steered you… Continue reading For This Year's Oktoberfest, We're Selfishly Thinking and Acting Locally