Oh, sure – wine is fine with holiday meals. But when the meal is so big that it’s gonna make you sleepy, I’m not sure that drinking red wine all day is going to work out too well. Consider grabbing some of these stunning beers this year to share with your dinner guests during the … More Beers for the holiday table
I’ve been on the road a lot this year, traveling the country looking for the finest beverages this country has to offer. Below is a round-up of my travel columns from this year for the Burlington Free Press. Trillium Brewing Co. (Canton, Mass.) My travels recently landed me in Boston with a little free time … More On the road: Mass., Maine, Denver & Baltimore
It’s finally September and that means it’s time for my favorite beer season: Oktoberfest! Some of you might be scratching your head and wondering if I’ve given in to “seasonal slide,” the phenomenon of a season being celebrated earlier and earlier each year. Fear not, dear readers! Oktoberfest is actually celebrated in the waning days of … More Oktoberfest beers & history
…to speak of other things! 2015 marks my tenth year working in the beer & wine industry. As the year draws to an end, I’ve been reflecting on where I’ve come from and where I’m going. I’ve traveled far and wide, scouring the country for the best craft beers and the finest wines. I’ve worked … More The time has come, the Walrus said…
With so much evil in the world, so much death, torture, inequality and hate, I’m not surprised by how many young minds would rather pick up a bomb than a pen. It seems so hopeless, the fight against evil, one might think a blast would be the most effective way to clear some space to … More Evil and story telling
Just about a year ago, I found myself admitting to the world that I had embraced shandies and radlers, those simple blends of beer with either lemonade or grapefruit juice respectively. I had long written them off as mere “fruit beers,” lumping them together with the sticky sweet and artificially flavored mass-produced blueberry ales of … More Fruit beers are good again
Today, the government went down on one knee. Not crippled, just limp.