Session 67 – How Many Breweries in 2017

In order to respond to this months Session, we can begin with some simple facts. Beer Sales The sale of craft beer has remained strong for several years, averaging eight percent growth per year for the past five years; this despite overall beer sales dropping. The number of breweries has also grown for the past…

A Contribution for Session 59: I Almost Always Drink Beer, But When I Don’t …

I drink brewed things. Brew -To make (a beverage) by boiling, steeping, or mixing various ingredients: brew tea. My primary drink (yes, I even drink this more than beer) is tea - iced tea. Like any good Texan, I love iced tea year round with any and every meal. Like any good southerner, I like…

The Legend of Frankenmild

It was supposed to be a mild, my favorite homebrew recipe.  I've made it several times before and it's always been spectacular.  But, thanks to Heisenberg, there is always the possibility of disaster lurking in every brew kettle.  It's like this:  back in May of this year I had a long weekend and some time…

Beer Review: Shiner Bock by Spoetzl Brewing

I was born in Texas.  I like Shiner Bock.  And other Shiner beers.  Because they were brewed in Texas.  I'm sure I'll be mocked for this but I shall make this point stand out clearly:  I'd drink Coors if it had been brewed in Texas.  I thank all that is holy and pure and good…