Tag Archive for dipa

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…

Sprecher Citra Bomb

Almost a year ago, I visited the Sprecher Brewery in Milwaukee and the staff were kind enough to show me around even though we were outside the normal tour time. I was able to try a couple of their offerings…

IPA Day 2K13

Today marks the third annual IPA Day,  when craft beer aficionados across the country raise their glasses to that hoppy style cherished by so many. With the modern brewing creative paradigm, the number of hop varietals have grown exponentially from…

Use Your Delusion

There’s been much ado about Stone Brewing’s recent iterations of their Enjoy By IPA, and the American Homebrewers Association magazine Zymurgy just named Russian River’s Pliny the Elder as the Best Beer in America for the 5th year running. Both of these…

Arctic Panzer Wolf

Eerily quiet over here. Last week was a busy one with the juggernaut that is OTC in town, but things were going pretty smoothly until that last day. Sometimes you’re cruising along on one of those halcyon days, then suddenly…

High Fidelity

There’s a scene in the movie High Fidelity where a customer comes in asking if the record store has “I Just Called to Say I Love You” for his daughter’s birthday. Barry (Jack Black) tells the customer no, because “well, it’s…

Poll Position

You thought you had finally put the 2012 election frenzy behind you, but nay, the media loves nothing more than Top 10 lists and voting polls to generate buzz and controversy. Stone Brewing has recently launched marketing campaigns around their…

Maya Have Another

The world is not going to end today, despite what the doomsdayers are frothing about. But December 21 is undeniably a significant date, coinciding as it does with the winter solstice and the end of the Mayan calendar. However, there…

Hopocalypto

Most retail beer will have a “best before” date somewhere on the bottle, though some even have a “best after” date, usually stouts that will benefit from aging. IPAs, however, are not usually recommended for cellaring, since, over time, the…

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,…