Drive Inn, Drive Out

I’m leaving. I’ll come back again. I make no apologies for the way I wax enthusiastic about Down House, so it’s no wonder that when the same folks tried their hand at an ice house, I needed to hear little…

Rye Sense of Humulus

Over the years, I recall hearing groundskeepers and their ilk mentioning that “the winter rye is coming in,” referring to the seeds they had sown in the fall to maintain ground cover as less hearty grasses die off during the…

Tengo No Cash

Maracaibo, Venezuela Refracted through the prism of Spanish, the name “Venezuela” comes from the original Italian explorers’ recollection of their homeland upon seeing the stilted native lodgings along the coastal waterways of this stretch of the new world, dubbing it…

Walkin’ in a Winter Warmer Wonderland

‘Tis the season for that hiemal brew known as the Winter Warmer. As with many traditional styles in the modern day, the lines can get a bit blurry, but this was originally an English style designed to leave some malt…

BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien

Awhile back, Saint Arnold released one of its most anticipated seasonals, and the line started forming outside Spec’s Midtown as early as 6:00 am. The entire stock of Pumpkinator sold out within minutes despite the larger quantities brewed this year…

Black Friday

As the rest of the country descends into madness ready to squander the season’s goodwill on sales at Walmart the day after Thanksgiving, beer people proved once again they’re good people. While the early birds did start showing up around…

Trappeze Pub – Athens

You might expect to have quite a few highly touted food and drink options to wade through in any big city. In smaller college towns, however, you might think the pickings would be slimmer. But even if that’s the case,…

Funk Queue

I won’t weigh in with any suggestions here; if Jeff, Ron, and the folks at Jester King want to wade through reams of unsolicited advice they can head over to the forums on Beer Advocate and get their fill. Which,…

Holeman & Finch – Atlanta

I knew when the man with a megaphone came out at 10:00 pm to announce it was “BURGER TIME!” that the folks at Holeman & Finch had taken Ra’s Al Ghul’s advice to Bruce Wayne about theatricality rather seriously. Or,…