Buying a Round

Backcountry Brewery

Having come up from Alamosa through Poncha Springs, passing between the ninguid slopes of Copper Mountain and Breckenridge, we arrived in Frisco, Colorado just as the snow began to fall. The clerks at the corner store weren’t surprised to see Texas…

Lexicocrafty

Words are important. To me, at least. While aiming for cogent arguments and a lapidarian verbal economy on these pages, I’ll be the first to admit I’m prone to turbid prolixity if not outright unabashed pseudery. But I also remember…

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…

The State of Craft Beer

Earlier this month, there was a bit of a tempest in a tankard when beer writer Andy Crouch profiled Boston Beer Co. founder Jim Koch and how the craft beer industry he helped launch has now left him behind. The…

The Mountain Pass

San Luis Valley Brewing

San Luis Valley Brewing Co. 631 Main St. Alamosa, CO 81101 New Mexico Councilmember #1: “Man, truckloads of Texans are cutting through our Northeast corner to get to Colorado on 87 from Amarillo.” New Mexico Councilmember #2: “You know that thing…

Hunter Gatherer – Columbia

Brewpubs are a special breed, and can often be hard to manage profitably or with any sort of notoriety thanks to restrictive beer laws in many parts of the country. Despite that, the Hunter-Gatherer has become one of Columbia’s most…

Summer Fest

As the days have grown shorter and the weather colder, thoughts drift back to the heady days of summer. Austin’s Jester King brewery ties their beers closely to the seasons, focusing as they do on farmhouse-style and wild ales. After…

Pumpkinpalooza

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George Washington Carver is well-known to history for coming up with about 100 products made from peanuts, and even more food recipes. I feel like he had to have had some sort of pumpkin-whisperer counterpart because, come October, the gamboge gourds…

Swamp Cabbage

Swamp Cabbage

921 Brookwood Dr, Columbia SC After the trek from campus down to the stadium and a flight at Conquest Brewing, we were less than keen to hike to the other side of the stadium to visit River Rat Brewing, the next…