Tag: dogfish head

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…

Chill Pils

Perhaps an extension of the craft beer trajectory would be, after the hop arms race and the exploration of more obscure styles, when brewers seek to reclaim traditional styles that have been stretched to the breaking point by the large…

Black Friday

As the rest of the country descends into madness ready to squander the season’s goodwill on sales at Walmart the day after Thanksgiving, beer people proved once again they’re good people. While the early birds did start showing up around…

Blind Tiger Ale House – NYC

Walking the streets of Greenwich Village on a frigid March day in New York, a bite to eat and respite from the cold quickly rose to the top of the priority list. Thankfully, the Blind Tiger Ale House was just…

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…

Sausage Fest

I first set foot on Rainey Street in Austin a few years ago, when Lustre Pearl (cousin of Houston’s own Pearl Bar on Washington) was the only concern going. Walking its length this past weekend, it seems as though every…

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…

Houblon Chouffe

The Brasserie d’Acchouffe in Belgium, or simply Chouffe, attempts to answer the age old question: What would David the Gnome drink? Apparently, an array of unfiltered beers, from light to dark with stops in between, which are re-fermented in the…

Fill ‘er up

Perhaps it’s my Greek heritage deciding later in life to assert itself over my German and Irish sides, but lately I’ve been fiending the feta. Have you ever had feta cheese on your fries? The tangy, salty white cheese serves…