Archives for March 2016

Craft Brew Circus Coming to Town

Beer events are a big deal, and they’re growing faster than Yakima hop bines in July. According to a recent post by Evenbrite, the world’s largest self-service ticketing platform, they were up 59% from 2014. Beer festivals, in particular, saw a 26% increase in the number of tickets sold per festival. Millennials, the largest age […] Read the full article…

Spring Break 2016

Monday, March 21 “Don’t go there. There’s nothing you can say that hasn’t been said already. Besides, you’ll just end up sounding like Mom,” my husband / content editor said this afternoon as we started down the hill from our house. I have to admit that last point was the most convincing reason not to […] Read the full article…

Bone Up on BrewDog Now

Probably no craft brewery has been so talked about by so many people who have never actually tasted their beer, myself included. But BrewDog, the Scottish brewery famous for its break-the-rules zeitgeist, is on track to start production just outside Columbus, Ohio this summer. So, my fellow craft-loving Americans, it’s time to bone up on […] Read the full article…

Freewheeling with a Beer Geek

If you’re not a beer drinker, but you find yourself hanging out with a beer geek—either as a friend or romantic partner—be prepared to spend time in beer places. My friends, J and J (abbreviated to protect the identity of the non-beer drinkers), and I get along for a lot of reasons. One is our […] Read the full article…

Some Days I Wish I Had a Beard

Let us start this week’s post with a moment of reflection. Consider this question: are you guilty of profiling craft beer enthusiasts? Now, hold on. Pause before you automatically open your mouth or shake your head to deny it. Here’s a story. A couple months ago, when our 25-year-old musician daughter came for a visit, […] Read the full article…