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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