Category: Buying a Round

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…

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…

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…

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…

Eclectic Avenue

Craft beer has followed the trajectory of tech gadgets – once the exclusive domain of early adopters and trendsetters, it has now seeped into the wider community where you can find the bitterest IPA’s at stadiums and even gas stations.…

Braindead Brewing

2625 Main St Dallas, TX 75226 Before setting out on the long road back to Houston, brunch was in order. And brunch on beautiful spring days calls for a patio. And since you’re reading this here, a pint wouldn’t hurt…

Zauber Brewing – Columbus

Man Trip 2015 was upon us, and Columbus, Ohio has an entire neighborhood called the Brewery District, around the corner from the classic Thurman Cafe. This was our kind of town. We used to rent a car on these trips,…

IPA Day 2K15

Today marks the fifth annual National IPA Day, and every year the craft beer landscape changes. I feel like the segment as a whole has moved further along what I’ve called the Craft Beer Trajectory, where people now appreciate the subtle nuances…