The Last 10 Years in Beer

Last week, a new year was born. And a new decade! Before we look ahead at what beers may come, let’s flip back through a timeline of the 2000s’ weirdest beer-related news. 2000: Ah, the opener of the aughts — that’s my new name for this past decade, mainly because I want to say things […]

Patron Saints of Beer

Some saints are guardians of the sick; some are protectors of nations. But, believe it or not, several have been assigned to beer. First on the list is King Gambrinus, AKA the king of beer, an unofficial saint whose legendary status is attributable to his alleged invention of hopped malt beer. Next, Saint Bridget, who […]

Beer & Christmas Dinner

I’d planned to review Dogfish Head’s Chicory Stout today, seeing as I somehow forgot to sample it during my search for the best winter beers. Then, yesterday at lunch, a tiny exploding star disguised as tomato basil soup sent my taste buds to the burn ward. Rather than lie about my inability to taste the […]