Earlier this week, an extremely misguided tweet appeared on Stone Brewing’s “Arrogant Bastard” Twitter account. It read: “My technique that will help wash away the ordinariness of your day (or for rare few, cap off a day of significance). Put me in your mouth. Make an *Mmm* sound. Swallow. Express appreciation & ask permission to […]
Beer, like wine, can be aged. In some cases, beer cellaring, as its commonly called, can improve or otherwise dramatically change your beer. As with wine, improving a beer with time requires certain conditions. Everything from the recipe of the beer itself to the conditions in which the liquid is stored come into play. Beer […]
If pairing doughnuts and beer is wrong, we don’t want to be right. Like craft beer, doughnuts are experiencing a 21st-century American renaissance. Gourmet iterations from chefs like Wylie Dufresne, and in flavors like passion fruit with cacao nibs, happily coexist with coffee-shop classics ideally consumed straight from the bag.
As with so many things pertaining to beer, particularly those of the IPA variety, ”DDH” is more complicated than it looks. The acronym, which stands for “double dry-hopped,” is increasingly adopted by trend-driven (and trend-setting) brewers putting out hoppy, aromatic IPAs and DIPAs. In fact, many New England IPAs, a particularly sticky category, are sold in […]
Jared Williamson is no slouch. The Indiana native got turned on to brewing while working at New Albanian Brewing Company in New Albany, Indiana in 2005. “One day they finally taught me how to use the keg washer, and the rest is history,” he told STL Beer Bulletin. At NABC, he learned everything from brewing […]
Ever wonder what beer nerds are talking about when they say #properglassware? The concept isn’t new, and it’s not something that’s happening just because craft beer is ”trendy.” In Belgium, it has long been the practice of brewers and bartenders to serve each and every beer in its proper — and even properly branded — […]
There’s a growing rift in the beer industry, but it’s not between Big Beer and craft beer — it’s within craft beer itself. As the definition of “craft” continually changes, so too do the interests of first-wave craft brewers and the newer, smaller upstarts that followed them.
In an interview with the U.K.’s Morning Advertiser last year, Garrett Oliver, brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery, author, and all-around beer industry celebrity, dismissed the New England-style IPA, or New England IPA (NEIPA), as “a fad.” Oliver also called it “the first beer style based around Instagram culture and based around social media,” with its draw […]
We’re firm believers that most things are made more enjoyable with a little alcohol, and many notable fiction authors and characters seem to agree. For bookworms who are also boozehounds, we’ve compiled a selection of famous works paired with corresponding cocktails, wine, and beer. Break out the books and break open the bottles — it’s […]