Archives for May 2016

In the Hotbed of Craft Brewing

Here’s a hypothetical situation for all you craft beer fans. You have the chance to spend a day—only one—in a veritable hotbed of craft brewing. That was my opportunity, or dilemma, recently when my husband had some business in southern California. Whether or not I’d be up for the 3-day, 1000-mile road trip from our […] Read the full article…

What’s Brewing on California’s Central Coast

 Craft beer enthusiasts in the Monterey/Santa Cruz area of California’s Central Coast have a lot to look forward to in the coming months. Peter B’s at Monterey’s Portola Hotel, which has been without a head brewer since Kevin Clark left in March for a position in Minnesota, will welcome Justin Rivard aboard the first week […] Read the full article…

Koch and the Band of Misfits

On April 29, a bearded, long-haired man in jeans stepped onto a stage in Carmel, California and proceeded to tell a heart-rending story about an unpopular kid sitting alone on a crowded school bus. “The most uncomfortable seat on the bus,” Greg Koch told a rapt audience of some 700, “was the one next to […] Read the full article…

Breakfast for 13,600

Imagine serving breakfast for 13,600. That was only one of the details the Brewers Association handled with remarkable ease over three and a half days last week at the 2016 Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America in Philadelphia. The BA, as it’s commonly called, is the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s […] Read the full article…

Raising a Glass to Monterrey, Mexico’s Beer Scene

Check out my first article in All About Beer! Read the full article…