Fountainhead – Chicago

It’s almost impossible to write a headline or introduction to this Chicago spot without making reference to Ayn Rand, though really it’s a nod to locally and responsibly sourced ingredients. My buddies and I had just 24 hours in the…

Burn Notice

Further north up Kinnickinnic from the Palm Tavern, among perhaps the more heavily trafficked bars in the Bay View neighborhood, yet just off the beaten path enough to exude a neighborhood feel, sits Burnhearts, a dark and edgy pub known for…

Munster Mash

When my buddies and I take our football trip every year to a different conference, there’s a primary consideration for the typically 3 day trip. Either the college town we’re going to is big enough for all 3 days, or…

I’m Just a Hops

2989 S Kinnickinnic Ave Milwaukee, WI 53207 It was a quiet Monday evening when I stopped in at the Palm Tavern, typical industry night I suppose, patrons just a couple of bartenders on their night off. Well, besides me and a…

¡Cervézanos!

Monterrey, Mexico The small but passionate craft beer community in Mexico has always had an uphill battle. But despite the many barriers to entry confronting them, the market has grown steadily over the years. It used to be nigh impossible…

Mathletes

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It’s amazing how the oil industry creeps into the beer industry, especially here in Houston. One of the first questions bandied about is always why are barrels abbreviated “bbl” when breweries talk about production. Well, that harkens back to the…

Radar Detector

After a number of soft opening weekends, Houston’s new Under the Radar brewery finally made a blip on everyone’s screens with their Grand Opening party this past weekend. The core lineup of 5 beers has been showing up around town…

FOLC Stories

I found myself in San Antonio on business with a number of visits to make but no particular schedule when a friend mentioned Texas Monthly’s recently released list of the 50 Greatest Burgers in the Lone Star State. Already past the…

North High Brewing

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1288 N High St Columbus, OH On game day in Columbus, the best plan is probably just to start in the bustling Short North neighborhood and proceed directly down High St to the stadium. Do not pass GO, do not collect…