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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…

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…

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…

IPA Day 2K12

Last year, on August 4, craft beer afficionados across the country united in one voice, declaring that they wanted to taste their beer, not dump swill into their gaping maws because it had fewer calories, or had a punch top…

Divine Enervation

It can be exhausting trying to get your hands on some of the Saint Arnold Brewery’s limited and sporadically released Divine Reserve series. With three new brews added to their regular and seasonal line-ups, capacity is at a premium, and…

Hay Merchant

The long-anticipated Hay Merchant opens today on Westheimer, and I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak during their soft-opening period. Local media has already provided a pretty good insight into the launch, and the owners have begged forbearance…

Pliny the Elder

I’ve noted that IPA’s tend to be put on a pedestal by craft beer aficionados, relating it to a sort of enlightenment when emerging from beer cave darkness. Pliny the Elder is a Double IPA–that brainchild of American bravado–and is held…

Such Great Heights

After stopping by Anvil on Tuesday, I headed over to the edge of the Heights, where El Gran Malo has been garnering buzz with their infused tequilas. EGM took over the space formerly occupied by the quiet, short-lived French restaurant,…

Rodeo Clown DIPA

I know there is another beer that has aficionados all atwitter today, but commentary will have to wait until tomorrow after it has been enjoyed properly. That offering has been much ballyhooed, with most people aware of its release date…