Tag Archive for craft beer

Legal Sleaze

With each new legislative session, representatives introduce bills for consideration which then move from the House to the Senate and ultimately to the Governor’s (or, federally, the President’s) desk. In Texas, groups like Open the Taps are doing the Lord’s…

Breckenfridge

It always seems to be a few degrees colder in Breckenridge. We drove over from Frisco for coffee and hot chocolate; the historic town is beautiful, with a Main St. that’s actually the main street, and the myriad Christmas lights…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Conquest Brewing

947 S Stadium Road, Bay 1, Columbia, SC The suggestions of “Stand By Me” were unmistakable. The abandoned and rusting metal structures, the wizened oaks and coastal boxelders, the chunks of coal strewn about among the ballast lining the railroad…

Mosaic, Mo’ Problems

When Houstonia magazine asked some local craft beer cognoscenti to render a verdict on some of the best beers and breweries in town, it naturally engendered a lively debate. The city’s godfather of craft beer, Saint Arnold, justifiably took the…