Archives for April 2017

Help! What’s My Favorite Beer?

In the quest to learn about craft beer, recent converts often ask more seasoned drinkers, “What’s your favorite beer?” For some newer drinkers, the answer seems to change almost with each new beer. But, then, the possibilities are nearly infinite. At this very moment, probably every one of the 5300+ breweries in the U.S. has […] Read the full article…

Brewery Tour Snob

I’m a brewery tour snob. There, I said it, well, wrote and published it. I’m not proud of the fact, but it’s the truth. Now, let me try to explain. These days, everybody and his grandmother have toured a craft brewery. There were probably a baby and a bored pre-teen in their tour group, too. […] Read the full article…

#CBC17: Hanging with 13,000 Friends

So, here we are, Hugo my brewer husband and me, along with 13,000 other folks from the craft beer industry. Forty-five minutes ago, most of us at #CBC17 were sitting in the Grand Ballroom of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., listening to keynote speaker Alison Levine talk about the indispensable role […] Read the full article…

Sipping From Utopia

This week’s post on “Not My Father’s Beer” came about thanks to a great little short story contest hosted by Winetourismspain.com. The topic is, “Extraterrestrial life arrives to Earth. They arrive somewhere in Spain. Wine plays an important role in the way their perception of Earth is shaped.” If you get inspired to write your […] Read the full article…