daniel

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, ...

July 13, 2010 |

Oregon Homebrewing Activities Illegal? Probably not for long.

A recent ruling by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) has put a stop to any homebrew competition or homebrew gathering. They interpret the law, which refers to “home consumption,” to mean just that: consumption in a home, which means ...

June 21, 2010 |

Getting Savor Right

They did it again, those enthusiastic folks from the Brewers Association, Boulder, CO.  The third annual Savor, the quintessence of beer and food events located in Washington DC, was a stunner with tickets selling out in minutes.  Back at the ...

June 18, 2010 |

Hidden Jems!

What’s particularly cool about the craft beer industry are its hidden gems (like this post I just found hidden in the drafts folder!)  that are rare and distinctive, those unique experiences which are so far removed from the tried and ...

June 18, 2010 |

The Lupulin Reunuless at the Brickskeller

Round three or four of the brewery young guns slam fest got seriously toned down this year.  From previous years’ mash-ups, with heavy doses of bathroom humor, this beer maven summit transformed itself into an historical, sociological, political, aesthetic feast ...

March 25, 2010 |

What’s with Homebrewers?

I had the pleasure of once again addressing the James River Homebrew Club at one of their meetings at Legends Brewery, Richmond, VA. These are the guys who will be handling the beer for the upcoming World Beer Festival - ...

March 23, 2010 |

And the Casks and Crowds Came

What an event. A tent in the SweetWater Brewery parking lot full of more than 80 casks. Now, lest you think they were a bunch of English ales served cool but not cold and under-carbonated but not flat, each one ...

March 15, 2010 |

Brewing My Cask Off!

As the cab pulled up to SweetWater Brewery, I knew there would be trouble. But for whom?...

March 11, 2010 |

Beer and a Sense of Place

Twice now, I’ve helped grow a beer community. First time was working for Charlie Papazian at the Association of Brewers where a posse pushed the Colorado beer culture into the stratosphere. The second was here in Durham, NC, where a ...