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 →
I’ve been on a MODERN TIMES kick lately, snatching up their new offerings at the market and running home to try them. They’re quickly becoming one of my favorite new breweries. I must admit, I was a little reluctant to try the Blazing World Hoppy Dank Amber Ale, not being a fan of ambers, but the hoppy dank part piqued my curiosity. For... Read more →
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