Archives for October 2015

Little Museum’s Bright Idea

What would entice you to hang out at a small-town museum on a Saturday night? We’re not talking a mega million dollar showcase with state-of-the-art technology, T. Rex skeletons or A-list Hollywood stars. Just a nice little museum with a respectable collection of taxidermied animals. Here on California’s Monterey Peninsula, the Pacific Grove Museum of […] Read the full article…

Who’s Your Beer’s Daddy?

This is the second of a two-part post. Part 1 was published last Tuesday, October 13. Who’s your beer’s daddy? And how much does it matter to you? Last week, I wrote about some of the recent jaw-dropping mergers, acquisitions and other arrangements in the brewing world, topped off the October 12 announcement that SABMiller […] Read the full article…

Who’s Really Brewing The Beer?

This is the first of a two-part post. Part 2 will be out next Tuesday. Who owns whom in the beer universe is just about to get a lot more complicated with this morning’s announcement that SABMiller has agreed to AB InBev’s buy-out offer of $104 billion. Yes, that’s 104,000,000,000 dollars. There’s still plenty to […] Read the full article…

News Flash!

News flash! All 25 Friday episodes of “The Brewer’s Backstory,” frequently posted as they were written, will be cleaned up and published as an e-book novelette in spring, 2016. The idea came from my publisher, Patricia Hamilton of Park Place Publications. Over the next months, I’ll be proofing Justice and polishing Backstory. Expect new posts […] Read the full article…

9 A.M. Beer Cravings

Note: This post was written on Wednesday, September 30. It’s 9:00 a.m., and I’m craving a good craft beer, but to quote Mick Jagger, I can’t get no satisfaction. You see, while the rest of the craft beer world has been caught up in the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, I’m in India. I […] Read the full article…

Great Beer Reads: Ambitious Brew

I’m writing these words at 8:30 p.m., Friday, September 18, but you won’t read them until at least October 2 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 be intermittent and […] Read the full article…