Punk, craft beer and disappointment

There’s been a lot of discussion this past week about what constitutes a funny joke or a hurtful comment, and the punk community is not immune. … More Punk, craft beer and disappointment


Pineapple beers are ripe for the pickin’

It’s been three quarters of a decade of waiting and wondering, but pineapple beers are finally en vogue. In 2012, I sat with my friend Conor Giard drinking a beer and wondering why no breweries were making pineapple-infused brews. We speculated that perhaps there was a chemistry issue at play: pineapples contain bromelain, an enzyme … More Pineapple beers are ripe for the pickin’

I’m back!

Hey y’all! If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been, I’ve been working on a few larger projects, so my blog and newspaper columns have suffered. I’m co-authoring a book with Adam Krakowski about the brewing history and current beer culture in the city limits of Burlington, VT which will (hopefully) be published late 2018 via … More I’m back!

Will the craft 15-pack slow “Rotation Nation?”

I’ve been thinking about the 15-pack a lot lately as I work for a distributorship who didn’t have any craft beer options in this package configuration up until recently. I’ve had a thought, and am surprised I haven’t heard it from any other beer writer (well, none that I’ve seen yet): will the 15 pack … More Will the craft 15-pack slow “Rotation Nation?”

UPDATE #1: Vermont beer is from Vermont, isn’t it?

In my last post I explored how the word “Vermont” is appearing on beer labels from as far away as California and Poland. Breweries around the globe have recognized the prowess of Vermont brewers, specifically in the realm of the “new” IPA style (now often cited as the “New England-style IPA”), and are either A) … More UPDATE #1: Vermont beer is from Vermont, isn’t it?