My girlfriend and I had the misfortune of attending Granite State on Tap last weekend. The festival is part of the America on Tap festival company, which puts on “Authentic Festivals,” as its logo’s tag line… Which is the easiest way to say “We actually are not authentic, or there are obviously people that question our authenticity, but we are, we swear. It’s in our … Continue reading Of Sub-Par Festivals
Last month marked one full year that I had been working within the beer industry, and since I have now left the industry, I felt it was a good time to look back over my experiences, and ruminate a little about the industry. This post is really just a contemplation for me, but hopefully it will shed light on parts of the industry for those … Continue reading A Year in Beer
Or rather, what is brett? I assume most of you reading already know the answer to this, but it seemed like a catchy title (and a better beer name). For a while now, something has been bothering me about the way we categorize beer, but before I get into my ranting, I’d like to take a minute and note the obvious: These are my personal, … Continue reading Who is Brett?
The Session this month is asking us to give a little history about a 20+ year old brewery in our local area. Conveniently, I just had to write up a history of Portsmouth, NH beer for my job so I’m going to cheat a little here and show you the basics of the Frank Jones Brewery. This month’s Session was orchestrated by Tale of the … Continue reading The Session #87
I’ve finally decided to take a stab at The Session. For those that don’t know, the Session is a monthly question posed to beer bloggers across the interwebs. The question can be about nearly anything in the beer world, and the question can be suggested by nearly anyone. This month’s question was put to the web by Heather Vandenengel of Beer Hobo, and poses the … Continue reading The Session #86: Beer Journalism
Draft Magazine online is one of my favorite ways to keep up with the beer world. I check into the website at least once a day to see what new content they have, and usually there is always something new for me to read and find interest in. I say this because I’m a little disappointed with their beer journalism in regards to an article … Continue reading The Myth of the Florida Weisse and Draft Magazine
Which glass fits best? I am constantly asking myself this question, and I am constantly finding new answers. Admittedly, I have a problem with glassware. I’m a hoarder. I love new glassware, and I have far too much of it. As such, it’s always difficult to choose which glass to choose. To remedy this, I decided to pour my most recent beer (Boulevard’s Imperial Stout … Continue reading A Question of Glassware