Fighting Flagships

A flagship is a fleet’s best or most important vessel, so titled because its size, speed, weaponry, or armor surpasses all others in the armada. In the same way, a brewery chooses its flagship beer (or beers) because, for one reason or another, they believe it best represents their brand. You might assume that most […]

Kings of Craft

Earlier this week I read an article about last year’s World Beer Cup winners. In the comments section, a bunch of Europeans were bullying American beers. All right, guys, we get it; during the half-century following American prohibition, we produced a lot of watered-down lagers, but it sounds as if you haven’t tried a U.S. […]

Should We Can the Bottle?

In the beer industry, a war is brewing. All right, several wars. But the war for shipping vessel supremacy is one of the most fierce—and the least understood. “Cheap beer comes in cans,” some of you might say. “Fancy-schmancy stuff comes in bottles. What’s the issue?” Well, some craft breweries have been opting for aluminum […]