This is a post on a website about beer 2

This is a post on a website about beer
I feel proud that I showed so much restraint not titling this post “Don’t Call it a Comeback” like I have for maybe 90% of the various blog posts I’ve made when I’ve come back from extended breaks (all of the blogs I’ve ever done). But dammit, it’s the Saturday of American Craft Beer Week, ...

Kicking Off American Craft Beer Week at home 4

Kicking Off American Craft Beer Week at home
I was really planning on having this post done, oh, 3 or 4 hours ago, but, well, shit happened.  Not really shit.  I went out for an ACBW event, ran into friends, got some sushi, drank some beers, I think there was a shot of rum in there somewhere (surprisingly smooth, too.  Disconcerting, because usually ...

BEERACKETOLOGY 2012: THE #FLENKER2012 REGION – YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR SOME BREWERIES 25

BEERACKETOLOGY 2012: THE #FLENKER2012 REGION - YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR SOME BREWERIES
Here’s the region everybody’s been waiting for – the #Flenker2012 Region!  Wooooooo yeah!  This one’s full of intrigue and beers and a few breweries I’ve never tried.  I’ll break them all down for you, to help you make the right, informed decision.  And don’t forget in November, a vote for #Flenker2012 is a vote for ...

My Humble Beer Fridge(s) and Beer Cellar 17

My Humble Beer Fridge(s) and Beer Cellar
So Morehouse calls it his Bukowski of Justice, while Flenker and MetsFanVI have theirs sitting in cardboard boxes in closets and basements.  I’m talking about the place you store your beer.  Most people just have it in their regular fridge.  Some obsessed people have a fridge solely dedicated to beer.  And, of course, you have ...

PODCAST: Episode #1 – Dark Lord and Beyond 10

PODCAST: Episode #1 - Dark Lord and Beyond
Yeah we are big timing it now.  We did a podcast.  It’s probably the best podcast you will ever listen to, ever.  Ever.  Except the opposite.  But please don’t turn it off after 3 minutes… get to at least 5 minutes in to make us feel better.                 ...

So Now It Ends 6

So Now It Ends
Keeping with  The Highlander theme, now it ends. Yesterday we asked you which brewery you’d pick if you could only drink the beer from a single brewery. Call it your desert island brewer, if you will. Votes were tabulated by counting comments on yesterday’s blog post and votes over on the official Brew Maniacs Facebook ...

Binny’s Leaks What’s Coming from Boulevard 3

Binny's Leaks What's Coming from Boulevard
Binny’s Beverage Depot leaked some info as to what to expect from Boulevard Brewery over the next year. As for their limited release beers, there are some old friends to be sure. What really stood out was Reverb Imperial Pilsner. I loved this beer and can’t wait for it to come back next summer. Also, ...

We dubbel trouble bubble bubble bubble bubblin hot 2

We dubbel trouble bubble bubble bubble bubblin hot
We’re just a few weeks away from the autumnal equinox.  It means that a very special time in the beer calender is upon us – the fall seasonals.  Amid the pumpkin and Oktoberfest beers, you’ll find a new entry this year.  Boulevard’s Nommo Dubbel will be hitting the shelves this coming week.  As a little ...

Whether it’s beer or baseball, “Brett” means a lot here in Kansas City 8

Whether it's beer or baseball,
I moved to Kansas City almost three-and-a-half years ago, in March of 2008 (don’t worry, I won’t go into the whole “how I got here” story again, I did that once, that’s enough).  I liked beers then, I just didn’t know how much I liked them, or much about them.  But I wanted to know ...

Enthusiast or hoarder? You make the call 9

Enthusiast or hoarder? You make the call
I like beer. You probably guessed as much, since this is a beer blog, and I occasionally write posts here. So it’s not much of a surprise that I’ve built up a few bottles in my “cellar.”  Up until last weekend, cellar didn’t describe it that well. . . “my closet” was much more accurate. ...

Boulevard and Deschutes – United in hops 1

Boulevard and Deschutes - United in hops
A couple of months ago, I was treated to a “sneak preview” of the Boulevard and Deschutes collaboration, a white IPA.  And, recently, I was treated to a bottle each of the Boulevard version (Collaboration No. 2 White IPA) and the Deschutes version (Conflux No. 2) (yeah, disclaimer on the rest of the post here: ...

Boulevard Two Jokers: The Other Side of the Story 2

Boulevard Two Jokers: The Other Side of the Story
After a fantastic dinner of buffalo burgers and fresh green beans (both procured from a local farmers market), I decided a beer was in order. Well, another beer to be specific. So I went for a Boulevard Two Jokers that I had picked up a couple of weeks ago. This is the 2011 batch and ...