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Breweries becoming oversaturated these days?

Sacramento native Aaron O’Callaghan who decided to create a map of area breweries so that he and his friends could visit local breweries said it best: “With 51 active and … Continue reading

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May 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

Only in Mexico…

You would see a beer ad on an air traffic controller tower (photo taken at Cancun International Airport). Nice to know these fine upstanding folks are doing their jobs keeping the air … Continue reading

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May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet Sean Lawson: Lawson’s Finest Liquids

It’s a big day for craft beer in Vermont. Lawson’s Finest Liquids a few days ago that they will be opening a larger brewery, tap room and retail space in Waitsfield, Vermont, in … Continue reading

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May 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Germany’s Beer Purity Law Is 500 Years Old. Is It Past Its Sell-By Date?

With more than 1,300 breweries producing some five-and-a-half thousand different types of beer, Germany is serious about the amber nectar. There’s even a word for it – bierernst – which … Continue reading

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May 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Firestone Walker 19 (XIX Nineteenth Anniversary Ale)

13.8% ABV. Another annual release of an Anniversary American Strong Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co. in Paso Robles, CA. This beer is particularly important this year as the brewer … Continue reading

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April 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

National Beer Day!

Today is National Beer Day! Enjoy a pint or several. One of the world’s oldest prepared beverages, beer possibly dates back to 9500 BC when cereal was first farmed. It … Continue reading

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April 7, 2016 · Leave a comment


It is no secret I am a huge Cubs fan… and with that, I have a ton of respect for Harry Caray, a legend.. by way of broadcasting.. for, of course, … Continue reading

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April 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

AleSmith Speedway Stout Hawaiian

12% ABV. The most recent variation of AleSmith Brewing Company’s (San Diego, CA) highly regarded Speedway Stout celebrates the culinary character of the Hawaiian Islands by combining the lush sweetness … Continue reading

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April 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Toppling Goliath Sosus

8% ABV. A single-hop DIPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company in Decorah, IA. Pours clear peach and golden appearance along with a frothy and slightly bubbly off-white head that slowly … Continue reading

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March 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

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