America’s best beer bars

Draft magazine has released their newest list of the best beer bars in the country. Proud to say I've been to some, but ashamed to say there are 97 more to try. A few of which are even as close as a short drive. The list is divided into regions, just as in previous years. […]

Uncorked – Beer Barrel Bourbon

So this isn't be a beer review. It's a unique bourbon whose production is intertwined with good craft beer. So I thought I would pass this along for any of you beer drinkers that, like me, also enjoy a nice glass of bourbon. First, here's the what and the how. Beer Barrel Bourbon is made […]

Untapped – Highland’s Wolf Den IPA

This is going to be a bit of a challenge. But I am privileged to be one of the first (if not the very first) to review this beer for you. As Highland Brewing Co. works on a new spring seasonal, a couple casks of this one leaked out so to speak. One of which landed […]

Head to Head, Genghis Pecan and Southern Pecan

However you happen to pronounce the word, the pecan is a versatile nut that lends itself well to both simple munching and intricate recipes such as the classic pecan pie. It has a rich nutty flavor that can also bring forth a bitter bite too. That's why some breweries are using the pecan in their […]

A visit to Terrapin Beer Co.

A couple weeks ago Ben and I were in Athens, GA with a couple hours to kill before seeing Louis CK perform at The Classic Center. So we ventured over to Terrapin Beer Co.  for a look at their expanded facility and to taste some good beer. We'd heard a rumor received an insider's tip from @RLShock […]

Untapped – Liquid Bliss

One of the greatest taste combinations ever created is the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. The union of chocolate and peanut butter will forever stand the test of time and leaves in its wake a plethora of other successful combinations – peanut butter and jelly, chocolate covered cherries, apples and cinnamon…bacon and everything on the planet that […]

Oskar Blues up and running in NC

It won't be long before you'll pick up a can of Dale's Pale Ale and instead of seeing that it came from Colorado, it'll say Brevard, North Carolina. This week Oskar Blues opened its doors and its canning lines in Brevard, thereby completing the expansion project to the east coast. This should dramatically increase both production […]

Brewvival tickets on sale today

COAST Brewing and The Charleston Beer Exchange have announced the date for 2013's edition of Brewvival, and tickets went on sale this morning at 10am. So if you plan to be around on February 23rd you should grab your ticket as soon as possible. Because they've also decided to sell less tickets this year than […]

Macro vs Micro

This article is a long read, but worth it if you want some history on the craft beer movement, and more specifically the troubles the mass quantity beer producers are facing these days as more and more consumers are choosing quality. I'm all for giving consumers more choices, but my hope is that these great […]

Untapped – Red Hare Chocolate Porter

So yesterday my local Beer Growler shop had their weekly pint glass giveaway and Red Hare Brewing's Chocolate Porter was featured. If you're around the Atlanta area I hope that you are familiar with this young Marietta brewery. They're just a couple years old* and have already started to can: first their Long Day Lager […]

Hops vs. Gruit

Stumbled across this article the other day and wanted to share it with you. Mostly because I found it to be educational in terms of beer production but also because I think it speaks to the American ideal when it comes to good beer – create something flavorful that people will find unique and enjoyable. […]

Untapped – Cocoa Molé

I'm excited to bring you this review because I think it is a fantastic beer and hopefully one that you can find on your local shelves. New Belgium is a solid brewer that distributes pretty widely. This addition to their Lips of Faith series is arguably their best. At least if you ask me. New […]

Olde Rabbit’s Foot returning in December

This one is elusive unless you live in the Winston-Salem NC area. Olde Rabbit's Foot is a collab bettween Olde Hickory, Duck Rabbit and Foothills brewing companies. Check out the specs and description after the jump.     The 4th release of the North Carolina  collaborative brew Olde Rabbit’s Foot returns  Saturday, December 8. Duck Rabbit, Olde Hickory, […]

Skunky beer: some avoidance tips

It doesn't happen often, but when it does it absolutely sucks. You sit down after a long day of work with a glass of beer. You take a sip and… Nooooooo!! Skunk piss!! Suddenly your beer that you've been looking forward to all day is barely worthy of being poured down the drain. It's flat. […]