There is water. Much more than what plants crave, the refreshing combination of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom is an (the?) integral part of beer. There’s often more to water than just H2 and O, though. Those things are called electrolytes. Water dissolving and water removing. Remember the last time you were... Read more →
12 beers and 13 breweries. One of most recognized names in craft beer collaborates with a dozen breweries across the world to produce a multi-pack that’s to die for. Trust me. As Mon Mothma gravely stated, “Many liver cells died to bring us this information.” Sierra Nevada Brewing Company (SNBC) might not have been the first... Read more →
IPA Trilogy, Part Three – “Freedom of Choice” Imagine you’re out to dinner with friends or family. You’re at your local brewpub, 427 miles from home. Maybe you’re at a super-cool new place in Koreatown where an owner of one of your all-time favorite breweries from the land of the long white cloud is hosting a tasting. You see... Read more →
IPA Trilogy, Part Two – “Through Being Cool” So, if the imminent demise of IPA is not due to the speed at which IPAs became the de rigueur hopped malt beverage to consume, could it be blamed on in humans observing out humans drinking them? Perhaps ersatz tastemakers are influencing us—us, the ruggedly individualistic craft beer... Read more →
IPA Trilogy, Part One – “Gut Feeling” Merlot¹. Livestrong bracelets. Britney. India Pale Ale. Hold up. IPAs make up fifty percent of my local beer store’s inventory. There are multitudes of breweries focused only on IPA variants, like West Coast/East Coast/No Coast, black/white/red, sour/session/quadruple,... Read more →
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