Two New England Style IPA’s – Hops & Dreams and Anaconda Squeeze

Two Beers. The Northeast meets the Southwest.

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Slaughterhouse IPA by Black Bridge

I am not a fan of IPA (India Pale Ale). Unthinkingly epitomizes the dark side of American craft beer - the indefatigable urge they seem to have to shove more hops than humanly necessary into a batch of beer whose body can't balance the influx of all those alpha acids. The beers seem hop bloated,…

Beer Culture of the US

This is my contribution to the Session. The subject is ... What ... has America done to beer?‘, AKA, ‘USA versus Old World Beer Culture‘. It was chosen by Ding’s Beer Blog. Follow the links to learn more about both The Session and Ding. The question should be ’what hasn’t America done to beers?' I…

Made In the Shade Beer Festival

The wife and I arrived around noon at the Cocnino Fairgrounds in Flagstaff, AZ. It was June 22nd, a clear, warm, sunny day in Flagstaff, with a few gusts of wind - the same gusts that have been plaguing us here in Kingman. I was distressed that they followed us to our getaway. We checked…

The Session #69 – The Perfect Beer World

And now for this month's Session. This month it is from Jorge at Brew Beer And Drink It.  I'll say it now - rock on, Jorge.  There are two reasons for this:  Uno) Jorge lives in Arizona (right on, Jorge); Dos) Jorge has a straightforward, western, to the point, no beating-around-the-bush, call a spade a…