The eternal question: What’s the best beer for fishing in northern Sconnie? 4

The eternal question: What's the best beer for fishing in northern Sconnie?
This is a question I threw out to Twitter earlier today dressed as Clark Kent. The response was outstanding. Here’s a sampling: @kvnrbnsn Free out of your buddy’s cooler. — The right answer right out of the gate. @DLinden890 Keystone premium. None of this Keystone light stuff, Keystone premium is sold in Wisconsin, comes in ...

OMG!!! WE ARE SO SUCCESSFUL WE’VE ADDED ANOTHER MANIAC! 8

OMG!!! WE ARE SO SUCCESSFUL WE'VE ADDED ANOTHER MANIAC!
And here’s a word from him.  Welcome him aboard, everyone. ——————————- Hi, I’m Graham. I’ve always liked trying different beers that weren’t from the macro-breweries. That’s mostly due to the fact that the first real amount of beer drinking I did came in England and Europe on a month-long music tour when I was a ...

Pale Ale Brew Day (May 7, 2011) 2

It was National Homebrew Day, I had empty six point five gallon carboys, so I went for it.  I woke up that morning and bottled two NB recipe kits, Gratetful Dead Guy Ale, and AK-47 Pale Mild.  When bottling was complete my CBO (KPJ) and I went and ran a one mile fun run.  She ...

Kansas City Craft Beer Festival 2

Kansas City Craft Beer Festival
June in Kansas City.  It’s a lovely time of the year.  Many, many of the years, the Royals are well on their way to falling out of contention (I’m not fully convinced of their contention this season, I think .500 is more realistic, but I’m enjoying the ride.  The future is here, Royal friends.  This ...

Iowa Craft Brew Festival Pictures 2

Iowa Craft Brew Festival Pictures
Saturday the brewers in the state of Iowa convened upon Des Moines to celebrate American Craft Beer Week with the Iowa Craft Brew Festival.  Sadly, I was not able to attend but Tim Hynds from the Sioux City Journal was and posted a photo gallery.  It looks like a well-attended event and one I hope ...

Let’s Make This Quick and Dirty (TWSS) 14

Let's Make This Quick and Dirty (TWSS)
Tonight I’m going to try something new. And by try something new I mean steal an idea from my fellow Brew Maniacs. Rather than doing a long-form review, I’m going all Beer O’Clock on your (you’re for Storminspank) asses. It’s kind of a live blog of my drinking tonight. First up is Modus Hoperandi from ...

Beer and food, food and beer 11

Beer and food, food and beer
As part of the Kansas City celebration of the American Craft Beer Week, Firestone Walker joined with blanc burger + bottles for a beer dinner, the such event put on by blanc.  Also one of the first times they’ve had beers on tap (the first time was actually the Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada collaboration ...

Beer O’ Clock (or holy hell I’m behind on beer reviews) 12

Beer O' Clock (or holy hell I'm behind on beer reviews)
I used to do this thing on the football blog that was called “Beer O’ Clock.” It was a labor of love that kept me sort of sane. After a week of demands, I would hole up in the Marcave (cunning linguist) and drink and write about beer. It felt good. It felt right. I’m ...

Guest Review: Boulevard Beer 21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale (2010 Vintage) 6

Guest Review: Boulevard Beer 21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale (2010 Vintage)
As we continue to celebrate American Craft Beer Week, we have another guest review tonight.  This one comes courtesy of @michaelgraham. He reviews Boulevard’s 21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale and was even so kind as to provide a photo of his beer.  Thanks to Michael for his review.  If you’d like to send in ...

Long Road to (Stone) Ruin…ation 8

Long Road to (Stone) Ruin...ation
Yeah, that’s a reference to the Foo Fighters song.  I’m so witty, I know it.  So very witty.  It’s also very applicable in this particular situation.  For what seemed like an eternity, Stone Brewing did not distribute in Minnesota.  Instead, I was relegated to listening to my friends and colleagues talk about just how delicious ...

Dogfish Head Squall – A Sudden Increase In Beer 1

Dogfish Head Squall - A Sudden Increase In Beer
Wikipedia defines “squall” as “a sudden, sharp increase in wind speed which is usually associated with active weather, such as rain showers, thunderstorms, or heavy snow.”  Having lived in Michigan, I am familiar with snow squalls (which often turned into lake effect snow).  I miss those squalls. So, to celebrate American Craft Beer Week I ...

Listen to the words coming out of my mouth again 3

Listen to the words coming out of my mouth again
I know everyone went out and listened last time I made an appearance on the OnTapCast, so you’re probably already all over this now, but I’m there again.  Episode 7: Abbey Road – Side B.  We talk about Green Flash, Firestone Walker, the trip Corey and I took to Boulder, CO, the Cavs, Double Dutch ...