Tag: brooklyn brewery

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…

Summery Execution

The solstice has passed but the heat is just getting started for the Houston summer, when the mercury can stay above 90 till nigh on October. Thankfully, ’tis also the season when brewers roll out their light and refreshing pilsners,…

Arugula Redux

I normally write about beer, but I include a smattering of restaurants and food trucks, and a couple of weeks ago I disclosed my abiding love for arugula. I’m glad I ran that leafy green flag up the pole, because…

Brooklyn Brewery

Probably one of the most iconic New York breweries and, since it’s available in at least half the country, probably one of the better known in all of US craft beer, right up there with Stone and Dogfish Head, the…

Bitch Please

You may have noticed the proliferation of craft beer awareness last year, and the folks over at Aleheads have declared that the industry will only get bigger in the coming year. They made 21 predictions to look for in 2012,…

Brooklyn Trekker

Houston Beer Week is a flurry of activity for local craft beer lovers, and Tuesday was no exception. Garrett Oliver, the brewmaster at the Brooklyn Brewery and editor of the recently published Oxford Companion to Beer, was in town, and…

Punkin Drunken

Ah, autumn. The mercury starts dropping along with the leaves, college football is back in full swing, and the young man’s fancy that turned to love in the spring has now turned to bitter resentment. But he and his erstwhile…