Beer

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…

ABGB Max Armadillo

Austin has perhaps led the charge in craft beer for the Lone Star State, if only in sheer quantity of breweries. The state’s best brewery is subjective, the oldest less so, but regardless, our wayward capital city has certainly fostered a thriving artisanal atmosphere.…

Stave Church

I’d be lying if I said the prospect of visiting Crooked Stave didn’t make the decision to stay an extra night in Denver easier. We still had the long drive back to Texas ahead of us, but never do today…

Cerveza Artesanal

Craft Beer in Mexico I had long been teased with the prospect of craft beer in Mexico by the likes of advertisements from Bohemia touting a Chocolate Stout. Nobody would accuse Bohemia of being craft, produced as it is by Cervecería…

Pocketful of Rye

The history of rye beers goes back centuries, to Germany, where roggenbiers were brewed with up to 50 or 60% rye in the grist, the rest consisting of barley. A few bad harvests led in part to the Reinheitsgebot, or German purity…

Póg Mo Thóin

Through a sort of beer-soaked metonymy, Guinness has come to stand for Ireland as a whole, certainly for its brewing history, and especially on St. Patrick’s Day, one of those cultural peculiarities that America is so good at appropriating. It…

Friday Night Frights

Friday the 13th

Paraskevidekatriaphobia is a sort of pseudo-scientific term referring to a fear of Friday the 13th, today being the first of 2015¹. The suffix –phobia is generally used, however, to refer to an irrational fear of something, i.e. something that a greater segment…

Mount Up

Founders Brewing out of Michigan was one of those heavy-hitter breweries that Texans were elated to see launching distribution in the Lone Star State a couple of years ago. Many of their year-round offerings were already highly regarded, not to mention their…

Barrel Rider

In the throes of the craft beer boom, consumers have become spoilt for choice. With more than 3000 breweries currently operating in the United States and thousands more on the way, retail shelves are lined with options from coast to…

Poncha Drunk Love

Elevation Beer

Elevation Beer Co. 115 Pahlone Pkwy Poncha Springs, CO 81242 Hours behind the wheel necessitate the opportunity to stretch one’s legs and when it comes to pit stops, there are decrepit and befouled highway rest areas and there are warm…