The First Day of December’s Brewsing

First, a beer recap. Friday night Beer Date with the wife: Headed to Black Bridge around 4 pm Since we've been going for a while I asked the bartender her name (Nicole) and introduced the me and the wife as I ordered an Evil Red for the me and a Katastrophic Humiliation for the wife…

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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…

A Glass of Friday – Shiner Bock by Spoetzl Brewery

Word is that the Spoetzl Brewery, maker of the Shiner line of beers, took some medals at this little beer fest we call the Great American Beer Festival.  Wish I could've been there.  That implies that I wasn't there.  That implication is utterly veracious. Upon reading that my favorite Texas brewery (for now, since I…

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…

Down the Double Barrel

Throughout the years that craft brewing has been on the rise, I've heard the name Firestone Walker bandied about.  Not with reverence, like Lost Abbey or Dogfish Head, but certainly with respect.  I recall them winning some award a few years back at the Great American Beer Festival.  I may have tried some of their…