You ever think about nutbutter? Yeah, me neither. But when the folks at Nutista offered the chance to try their latest nutbutter collaboration with Stone Brewing, Xocoveza, along with the beer that inspired it, I tried my best to wait a few seconds before saying “Yes, please!!” Wait, Stone is collaborating on ... nutbutter? Huh? Three partners formed Nutista in … [Read more...] about The Classic Pairing — Beer and … Nutbutter?
I suppose we should have seen this coming. If you follow Jay Brooks on Twitter, you’ve seen how it’s been harder and harder to find people to host each month’s Session. More and more often someone (sometimes him) would step in at the very last minute, which is great but would of course limit participation as everyone only had a few days, at most, to come up with a … [Read more...] about Goodbye, Session. Hello, Something Else??
For this month's Session, Alistair Reece at Fuggled has chosen a topic he calls Sepia Tones, basically a look back at what makes your Beer Story. Without further ado, here's mine, albeit a bit late. (And by the way, Mr. Reece, many thanks for jumping in to host at the last minute.) My Beer Story started as a child in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dad would tell me to … [Read more...] about The Session — My Beer Story
[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was written for a freelance job that fizzled. Since I have the Mount Rushmore of writer’s blocks right now, I’m repurposing it here. BTW, if anyone has any flashes of insight about something that hasn’t been covered (no, the world does NOT need another hazy/glitter beer piece), it’d be cool if you sent it my way. I could use a thunderbolt at … [Read more...] about How to Home-Brew — from Someone Who’s Never Done It
My wonderful wife gave me this for Valentine’s Day. Cute, right? She’s very sweet to indulge my little hobby. She’s not into beer at all, but she humors me when I want to stop at a brewery or taproom during our travels, she nods politely and feigns interest when I excitedly pass along some cool (to me) beer news, and she’s always willing to give me a ride to and from … [Read more...] about The Bottle Cap Project — CALL FOR ENTRIES