Craft Beer Magazine

The craft beer revolution has been successful. The rebels have gained the sympathy of the public; the empire of macro-beers is cracking. So keep drinking craft beer, keep home brewing. Admittedly, I have not gouged the time to brew out of my schedule. But I may as well read about it, right? The iPad restarted…

The Session #68 – Strange, New, Unusual, Different Beers

The theme: Novelty Beers 99 Pours gives us this theme:  "With the onslaught of even weirder beards…erm…beers…than before, I can’t help but wonder if novelty beers are going too far. Or maybe not far enough? LOL! As a merchant of beer, I can see the place for novelty beers, as I am choosing for some…

A Glass Of Friday – Somersault by New Belgium

The imagery of summer is the most sublime. Crisp blue sky; verdant lawns dripping with cool water; children riding bikes and running and jumping, having been freed of schoolroom shackles; the list goes on. And the geniuses at New Belgium think they can bottle the greatest season of them all. Let us see if the…

A Glass of Friday – Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale

What brilliance drove the brewers at the Boston Beer Company to release a pumpkin spiced ale ... in autumn? Its utterly amazing. What? Oh, it's not officially fall yet? Oh, I see. Very well, Sam Adams has broken all boundaries by releasing their Pumpkin Ale near fall. Brilliant. Pumpkin ales are like Star Wars books.…