daniel

May 2, 2011 |

A College Beer Town

A great thing about touring prospective colleges with my daughter Anne is that she is already well-heeled on the pleasures of a good beer scene. I had wanted to visit Dennis Thies’ Green Man Brewery for quite some time. Apparently we ...

March 3, 2011 |

The Hidden Charlotte Part 2

The final phase of my Charlotte weekend occurred after the Pints for Prostates first annual board meeting. The Pints for Prostates’ board meeting went for quite some time as the board worked through some of the guiding principles of the ...

February 28, 2011 |

The Hidden Charlotte Part 1

Recently, Rick Lyke invited me to join the board of directors for Pints for Prostates, a charity I’ve been fundraising for the past couple of years.  A yes came quite easily and our first board meeting was this Saturday in ...

February 11, 2011 |

Tuning my cask for Brew Your Cask Off cask ale festival

After my last insipid, yet bizarre, entry into the competition for the SweetWater Brewing Co’s’ Brew Your Cask Off Cask Ale Festival (March 5th, SweetWater Brewery, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm), the powers that be suggested I should pair up ...

December 14, 2010 |

On Giants and Stout

Did you see the footage of the Vikings’ dome coming down?  Pretty wild, and like good chaos theory it lead to a discovery of a great beer. I’m not such a fan of the NY Giants.  Actually, I find being ...

November 23, 2010 |

Sam does Discovery Channel

I’m sure you’ve all watched the Big Show — Sam and Dogfish Head take the Discovery Channel, and Sony, by storm.  It was quite a romp actually.  We got a great glimpse of Sam’s envelop-pushing, madcap, genius and a great ...

August 28, 2010 |

Birth of a Brewery

It’s rare that a beer lover gets to watch a brewery being born. However, years ago I offered a young man a job at the magazine for no apparent reason other than he seemed really interesting. Along the way he ...

August 27, 2010 |

Just a close knit beer family

While running errands the other day I got a funny call from Andy at Triangle Brewing Co.  He needed a favor.  Now, you need to understand this.  The Boys From Triangle are some very resourceful, self-reliant, guys not above some ...

August 26, 2010 |

Okay, this is weird.

I’m sitting down to watch an old movie with a bomber of Foothills Baltic Porter.  Pop the cap and pour a nice tulip glass full of the dark liquid.  I put the bottle on the coffee table and pick up ...

August 20, 2010 |

A night at the bar

Some evenings can’t get much better. I’m such a sop for gatherings in the bar. This one tops the list however. After a bit late stay at work, I stopped in at a wonderful source of draft Fullers London Porter, ...