Beers and spicy food go together like…well, hot & cold! Pairing hot cuisine with crisp, cooling beer is one thing, but I wanted to see what happens when the beer itself is spicy! A recent trip out to my garden left me a little disappointed with Vermont’s short growing season. This Florida man keeps forgetting … More Spicy @$$ beers!
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
I’m very proud to announce that I’m going to co-host a brand new craft beer podcast called “It’s The Beer Talking!” I’m working on this project with my coworkers Ryan Chaffin and Jason Strempek in collaboration with Al Getter, president of the Burlington Free Press, as well as Sophia Trigg (Associate Producer) and Joel Banner … More My new podcast: It’s The Beer Talking
Beer and cheese pairing is definitely one of my favorite hobbies. Both beer & cheese are high up on the list of reasons why I choose to live in the great state of Vermont, so engaging with both is pure joy. In this column for the Burlington Free Press, I wrote about my favorite pairings … More Pairing Vermont cheese with beer
In June, I launched into an exploration of sour beer styles for my column Hops & Barley for the Burlington Free Press. I could sit here and tell you that “sour beers are all the rage,” but I suspect that if you’re reading this post, you’re already familiar with the resurgence of sour styles into … More Sour beer styles
Recently my writing for Localvore Today has morphed into a beer travel column. At first, I was a bit skeptical if I could write in this style, but not I’m feeling more confident. Check out a few of my recent trips below and let me know what you think. Have Beer Cider, Will Travel: Eden … More Travel writing
This column was originally published by the Burlington Free Press on 07.26.13 under the same title and is no longer available online. I walk into the liquor store with my sunglasses still on and my head down. Hopefully no one will recognize me as I slowly drift past all the glistening craft beer bottles, heading … More From the archives: Remember when beer was fun?