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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…

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…

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…

Natural Selection

After my first visit to Down House early this summer, my first thought was that I could spend all day there. A discreetly marked building with an open floor plan that is at once inviting yet refined. The vintage aesthetic…

Avery Maharaja

Avery Maharaja

Lee Williams is a Colorado beer writer I follow, and the founder of Hoptopia.com, a website devoted to craft beer reviews and news. Back in January, he partnered up with Untappd, the social drinking check-in platform, to create a badge rewarding…

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…