Shower Beers: Brewvival Edition

  Water, water, everywhere, And not a drop to drink. Apologies to Samuel Taylor Coleridge for paraphrasing, but those lines are wholly appropriate for the 2013 edition of Charleston, SC's Brewvival. With reports of over 1.5" of rain in the area prior to the festival's noon starting time, and more on the way, there truly […]

Kyle’s Files: Weyerbacher Heresy

I feel like we've all been there before. That random moment of refrigerator searching when, all of a sudden, you come across something you had no idea was in there in the first place. Often a disappointing experience ("That's how long past the expiration date?!?"), the random fridge find can be ultimately fulfilling. Consider, for […]

Untapped – Sweet Josie Brown Ale

I've always really enjoyed brown ales. They really lend themselves to some terrific flavors and creativity among brewers. A brown ale can be smooth like liquid caramel with one pint and brash and hoppy with another. It's a style that provides a great canvas for the brewers out there and an awesome experience for the […]

Cigar City’s 4th annual Hunahpu Day set

Tampa FL brewery Cigar City has set the date for the 4th annual Hunahpu Day, the yearly release of their amazingly popular imperial stout. Saturday March 9th will be filled with the flavors of chocolate, cinnamon and spicy peppers!   Full disclosure: I've never been to Hunahpu Day and consequently, I've never had the beer. But it's […]

Untapped – Blue Point Sour Cherry Stout

A stout can be a wide and varied experience for your tongue. From a dry Irish variety to a sticky sweet milk stout, this type of beer has something for everyone. And the Russian Imperial Stout is similar to other styles in that it has been tweaked in all manner of directions. Once brewed to […]

Q&A with Suwanee Beer Fest

Suwanee Beer Fest tickets go on sale today. That's welcome news if you've had the pleasure of attending this event the past two years. You can order tickets directly through their website by CLICKING HERE. The date for the event is Saturday March 16th. So mark your calendars carefully. To gear up for the festival, […]

A visit to Monday Night Brewing

Today marks the grand opening of Monday Night Brewing's new facility. The Atlanta based brewery has grown by leaps and bounds the last couple of years. So naturally the next step was to get their own space so they could brew even more great beer. And they were nice enough to invite some of us in […]

Big news at Terrapin

If you've had beer from Terrapin Beer Co. before then you might be about to hit the roof with the depth of this news update. If you haven't had the pleasure, then you may still want to ready yourself. Because there's a good chance the Athens GA brewery could be reaching further into more and more […]

Untapped – Palate Wrecker

Not that I'm already tired of drinking winter warmers, stouts and porters this winter. Just wanted to try something completely different than I've had recently. And boy did this one fit the bill. Green Flash Brewing is a San Diego brewery known for being somewhere between a little and a lot different. They tend to […]

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. […]

Kyle’s Files: Sweetwater LowRYEder IPA

I haven't made it a secret that I enjoy rye beers. I'm just drawn to them. The word "rye" immediately catches my eye when browsing store shelves or beer menus, so a lot of times those beers get a little more of my attention when I'm searching for the next brew to try. So what […]

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 […]