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Pig’s Pearls – GDL

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Calle General Coronado #79 Col. Americana Guadalajara, México When evangelizing craft beer to the masses – especially in Mexico, where the inchoate industry faces a vertiginous uphill battle – proffering a deftly executed IPA to a man drinking Tecate is often like…

Pocketful of Rye

The history of rye beers goes back centuries, to Germany, where roggenbiers were brewed with up to 50 or 60% rye in the grist, the rest consisting of barley. A few bad harvests led in part to the Reinheitsgebot, or German purity…

Backcountry Brewery

Having come up from Alamosa through Poncha Springs, passing between the ninguid slopes of Copper Mountain and Breckenridge, we arrived in Frisco, Colorado just as the snow began to fall. The clerks at the corner store weren’t surprised to see Texas…

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…

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…