Will Gordon

8 Great Breakfast Beers

8 Great Breakfast Beers

Let’s start with the bad news: Beer is not, in fact, the breakfast of champions, for the simple and devastating reason that life is not a sassy T-shirt slogan. But that doesn’t mean beer is exclusively for the ne’er-do-well’s breakfast table. Plenty of occasional-do-wells have also been known to partake of an a.m.

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Are People Who Brew Fruit IPAs Dirty Rotten Cheaters?

Are People Who Brew Fruit IPAs Dirty Rotten Cheaters?

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, the nation’s third-largest—and arguably most important—beer maker, recently announced that two new “flagship extensions” are joining the 2017 lineup, Sidecar Orange Pale Ale and Tropical Torpedo IPA. This is horrifying and heart-breaking and also completely rational and probably healthy: According to ”Brewbound,” Sierra Nevada Pale Ale sales are down 5.8 percent this […]

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Long Live Big Beer

Long Live Big Beer

In the recent past I’ve climbed atop this slippery soapbox to advocate on behalf of all manner of small brews representing the many different ways “small” can be defined. I’ve praised beers from tiny producers, low-ABV session beers, quieter styles that showcase barley and craftsmanship rather than hops and barrels, and even half-pint pours of […]

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The 10 Best Beers From Mikkeller’s Copenhagen Beer and Music Celebration

The 10 Best Beers From Mikkeller’s Copenhagen Beer and Music Celebration

Saturday night I had the great good fortune to attend the best beer festival I’ve ever been to: Mikkeller’s Copenhagen Beer and Music Celebration in Boston. This was a great event for several reasons, including many entirely unrelated to my free ticket. The weather was perfect in that it was definitely cold enough to need […]

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