Archives for June 2017

Psst! Yeah, You, Beer Blogger

Without a doubt, the best educational experience I’ve had in two and a half years of blogging on beer was attending my first Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference (BBC) in 2015. As soon as registration opened for the 2016 conference, I reupped. Ditto for 2017. If you write or blog on beer, register today, then […] Read the full article…

The Little Mexican Brewery That Could

When the Uber driver pulled up in front of Bracino Cervecería in Santa Catarina, a suburb of Monterrey, Mexico last month, my brewer husband Hugo and I immediately noticed some changes since our first visit in April 2014. That day, we had arrived to find a dusty gravel parking area, a closed roll-up door and […] Read the full article…

Devil’s Canyon Hospitality Hard to Beat

“Hi, can I get a beer?” I asked the man fiddling with taps behind the patio bar. It was 3:00 on a warm, sunny Friday afternoon, perfect beer weather. “Sure,” he replied with a grimace. In his defense, I’d screw up my face too if I were in charge of that tap spitting way more […] Read the full article…

Just Say No to ABI

  TO Ever since Joe Tucker’s Friday afternoon announcement that ZX Ventures had purchased a minority stake in RateBeer, the beer rating site that Tucker founded, a veritable army of craft beer geeks and writers has decried the act almost nonstop. And with good reason. On May 16, which now seems like a long time […] Read the full article…