In Review – Tasting Beer: An Insider’s Guide To The World’s Greatest Drink by Randy Mosher

Let it now be said, straight up (coincidentally or not, that’s the way I like my whiskey) - I reveled in the digi-pages of Randy Mosher’s book, Tasting Beer: An Insiders Guide to the World's Greatest Drink. Just wanted to get that out there right away, you know, for those who have no interest in…

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Kingman’s Beer and Brat Festival

Being less than impressed by my visit to this festival last year it is surprising I find myself here once more. I blame my sister. She wanted to go this year. Since it is a beer event (loosely) and I am slightly attempting to keep tabs on these things in Kingman, and it seems decent…

An Octoberfest in Kingman, Arizona

Cleanse yourself of every defilement of flesh and spirit I have read.   Thus, I sit here with my last Samuel Adams Octoberfest gently rinsing away the icky from a paltry, so-called beer festival/Octoberfest I hath just attended. Kingman's "Oktoberfest" is now in its fourth year.  It's been held in downtown Kingman at Locomotive Park right…

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…

Smokin’ Malt

More Sam Adams this weekend.  My wife and I caugt up with some old friends and he'd just bought a Harvestpack and enjoyed a couple of beers from it. My fave was this Rauchbier.  The smoked malt was well balanced; it was pronounced, tasting like charcoal or the burnt edges of a good ribeye, but…