My take on “Craft vs. Crafty”

It’s been a busy week but I’ve finally had a chance to take a look at the American Brewers Association article titled Craft vs. Crafty. It looks to be a pretty well planned attack on the big brewers (who are members of the BA). There are plenty of articles from blogs and major news sources with reaction. While I agree ... Read More »

Magic Hat Sampling

Magic Hat Brewing Company’s promotional/marking guy recently sent me an email asking if I wanted a few samples of their new spring beers. While I’m trying to not purposefully get seasonal beers, I’m not going to deny myself some free beer. Within three days of the initial email, I came home to a box sitting on my front step. I ... Read More »

Victory… Victory Dark Intrigue

It’s not often that a beer comes along that demands lines out of the front of the brewery, but ┬áVictory Dark Intrigue is one of those beers. Victory released their bourbon barrel aged version of Storm King Stout today for only the second time. If you believe their posts, this will be the last time this beer is ever made. ... Read More »

Beer Review #84 Santa’s Private Reserve

I really like Rouge Ales and their beers. I visited them when I was in Portland, Oregon and I had a great time. I was also treated to a wonderful variety of quality beers. Santa’s Private Reserve is a beer that I’ve been wanting to try for awhile but I’ve only ever seen it in Lubbock, and I saw it ... Read More »

Shiner 100 Bottle Salute

The Spoetzel Brewery. the people who make Shiner Bock, recently celebrated it’s 100 year anniversary. Congrats to them for being around so long, there are not many American breweries that can claim a record like that. To celebrate they did a 100 bottle rocket salute, launching the rockets out of Shiner Bock bottles. They filmed the whole event at a ... Read More »