This review, in Skaggsian sonnet, as inspired by Willy Shakespeare: "Sonnet 10, Double dry-hopped IPA—thee sly beast!" Double-dry hopped IPA—thee sly beast! Praised, scorned; IKEA of yon brewer’s world. Opaque orange, hazy tendrils, brewer’s yeast; Rind of grapefruit, herbs de Provence, yon swirled— In... Read more →
Originalist interpretation of Bavaria’s Reinheitsgebot, the beer ‘Purity Law’ instituted 501 years ago, would dictate that nothing should be in your beer outside of water, barley, and hops. Pragmatist interpretation of this law, enacted in the late Middle Ages possibly to benefit Bavarian bakers, might argue that a non-Reinheitsgebot... Read more →
Our ongoing series on the essential beers that anyone who’s interested in craft beer ought to know. STONE IPA—the O.G. IPA, my first real (beer) love… This is the one that kicked it all off for me— my first “real” IPA, and quite possibly yours too—and my obsession with craft beer. And by real, I mean the sticky, intensely... Read more →
There are thousands of reasons to visit (or move to) New Orleans: music, food, festivals, go-cups, Audubon Park, City Park, architecture, smells, potholes, Sno-Bliz, on and on. A recent addition: breweries! At least five have opened in the last year, and there are more than ten breweries operating just in Orleans Parish. Before Hurricane... Read more →
I could sit here sniffing my glass of Fresh-Squeezed IPA all day, just taking in the heady, hoppy goodness. In fact, I just closed my eyes and kept my nose in the glass for a good five minutes, letting the citrusy essence, and the piney and floral aromas transport me to my happy place. Fortunately, I didn’t just sit there sniffing the beer,... Read more →
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