Archives for September 2015

Great Beer Reads: Beyond the Pale

I’m sitting down to write these words at 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 18, but you won’t read them until at least September 29 when the post publishes, assuming I don’t mess things up. This time tomorrow, I’d better be on a plane nearing Tokyo, where I’ll catch a second plane to Delhi. Internet access will […] Read the full article…

Cards on the Table

“The Brewer’s Backstory”-Episode 25 January 2012 Brad’s eyes swept around the table and the three men who had been his partners on the Business Stats presentation. He blew out a breath and tossed his cards on Carlos Echeverría’s table. He should have folded a lot sooner, like before he’d pulled the last bill out of […] Read the full article…

Busy Man

Jeff Alworth is a busy man these days. When he’s at home in Portland, Oregon, he might be working on a magazine article or his latest book-in-progress, writing a post for his popular Beervana blog, recording a Beervana podcast with partner Patrick Emerson, tweeting @Beervana, posting on his Beer Bible Facebook page or trying to […] Read the full article…

Note from Leslie

I’ll be traveling in India from September 19-October 4, with limited internet access. I’ve scheduled blog posts to publish, as usual, on Tuesdays and Fridays. I may not answer messages until I’m back in the U.S. I hope you enjoy the posts I have lined up, including the conclusion to “The Brewer’s Backstory” which will […] Read the full article…

Is Old-Fashioned Craft Romance Dying?

Ah, romance! It’s at the heart of some of the greatest songs, poems, movies and books throughout the ages. Human beings the world over can relate to the excitement and freshness of new love. We love hearing, reading or watching the good guy struggle against all odds to win his lady love. For some time […] Read the full article…

Insane California Beer Week

What an insane news-making week it’s been in the California craft beer world! On Tuesday, September 8, craft enthusiasts were stunned when Lagunitas and Heineken issued a joint press release announcing that Heineken had purchased 50% of the Petaluma-based brewery. On Thursday, the rumored acquisition of San Diego-based Saint Archer by MillerCoors was confirmed. On […] Read the full article…

Pains in the Neck

“The Brewer’s Backstory”-Episode 24 January 2012 (1 month later) “Neck hurting you?” “Just a little tight,” Brad answered, still trying to loosen the knotted muscles as he swiveled the work chair around to look at Rex, his supervisor. “How’d you know?” “Lately you’ve been turning your body, or your chair, instead of your head, the […] Read the full article…

Hops for the World

We hopheads love our India Pale Ales. Call them American, English, West Coast, Imperial, Double, Double Dry-Hopped or whatever. Brew them gold, white, black or red. What we really care about are the hops. Is that a piney Simcoe, a citrusy Amarillo, perhaps a floral Cascade, or maybe an earthy, herbal Saaz? Whatever your beer […] Read the full article…

Keeping the Passion Alive

September Session host Natasha Godard has asked beer bloggers and writers to address the hard questions, the topics we’re not talking about so much. Keeping the early passion of the craft beer pioneers was my partially written response before I went off to YCH’s Hop and Brew School in Yakima, Washington on Wednesday. Thursday during […] Read the full article…

Destination Breweries

Tonight, September 1, town councilors in Gorham, Maine will discuss rezoning a parcel of land so Sebago Brewing Company can build a destination brewery on it. (Thanks to Portland, Maine resident Carla Jean Lauter, aka The Beer Babe, for the Portland Press Herald link.) The story caught my attention because my husband and I are […] Read the full article…