Support Brewland, an Independent Beer Documentary

Independent filmmaker Matthew Parola, of Rough Water Films, is in the midst of making a documentary called Brewland, which is all about the craft brewing scene.  The film appears to be an intriguing lens on the business and culture of beer, a movement that itself seems to be an adolescent seeking its own identity.  For…

Alpine Spring by Samuel Adams

Yard work beckons me. I laugh in its face. It's henchman, the wind, blows detritus in my face. The Spring Games are on. After recruiting teenage assistance weeds are slaughtered. Trash is discarded. Fences are erected. The rest shall have to wait for another weekend.  Seems like a good time to start the AlphaBeer Tour.…

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.…