Tag: ale

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…

Bull Session

The Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) outlines more than 20 categories of beer styles, with more than 70 sub-styles. Definitions are constantly evolving, and of course modern brewers never met a guideline they didn’t flout, always pushing the envelope. Even…

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…

Test Kitchen Tuesdays

Bar Boheme has had some much publicized twists of fate in the kitchen, first becoming well known for chef Rishi Singh’s pizzas, then getting closed down by the city, then resurrecting the food program from a food truck on premises…

Election 2012

Welp, the months of incessant campaign ads and election coverage is finally drawing to a close. Fully 3/4 of expected voter turnout in Harris County (Houston) has already voted early, with the remainder frantically searching for their polling locations or,…

Cascade Brewing – Portland

Birthplace of several beer styles and breeding ground for quintessential American hops, the Pacific Northwest is home to many iconic brews. I was glad, then, when some buddies and I decided to head to Oregon for our annual football trip,…

Lakefront Brewery – Milwaukee

While the Sprecher Brewery made an exception for us earlier in the day, the Lakefront Brewery was going strong with tours on the hour. Situated under the Holton St. Bridge and backing up to the Milwaukee River as it meanders…

Into the Deep

Dallas had J.R. Ewing and Neiman Marcus and Big Hair, and it always irked me that the nation seemed to look at the Big D as the Lone Star State’s premier city even though it has long been outstripped by…

Field Agents

This past weekend, the No Label Brewery hosted their 2nd annual Field Day, and a thirsty horde showed up to engage in battle on the first day of the rest of our summer. Only the night before, I had been…