You’ve said that the frst beer that made you stand up and say “Wow!” was Anchor Steam. What was the most recent beer that gave you that reaction? I’m happy to say that there’s quite a few. I couldn’t mention just the very last one. Today, you can round the corner anywhere and have one of those “Oh, my God!” epiphany experiences. But I did have—I was in Toronto—and I was at … [Read more...] about A Beer & A Few Questions with Stone Brewing’s Greg Koch
There's more to craft beer than meets the eye. Once you peek below the surface you'll find a wealth of topics that are just waiting to be learned about.
Posts in this series will give you topical information about beer styles, ingredients, packaging, & one-on-one interviews with brewers & others in the craft beer world.
There’s no shortage of information on the history of beer, and for good reason. Beer can be traced back for as long as civilization has been around, and some say that we can even thank that on our want for beer.Hard apple cider, while not as popular as beer, has helped to shape more recent history. Whether you’re looking at larger mass-marketed brands or small, local, … [Read more...] about Style Profile: Hard Apple Cider
I remember my first sour beer. I was with a group of friends that were sharing beers, and a bottle of Duchesse de Bourgogne came around. I took my pour and smelled it, and while I’m not sure what exactly it was that I was expecting from it, the tart vinegar smell that came back was definitely not it. I soldiered on and tasted it, only to get a strong kick of malty vinegar and … [Read more...] about Style Profile: Sour Beer