Victory at Sea Review

In last week’s beer fest report, I forgot to mention one particularly tasty sample: Ballast Point’s Victory at Sea. From what I heard after the festival, this coffee vanilla imperial porter upstaged many of the other beers. Unfortunately I didn’t remember what it tasted like (even though I did try it — probably late in […]

Beer for Breakfast

No, I’m not talking about that kind of beer for breakfast — i.e., “bro, check out this hangover fix: when the sun comes up, JUST KEEP DRINKING.” Sound advice, but today’s topic advocates responsible drinking all day long; beer can elegantly accompany any meal, even breakfast. You see, many Americans employ beer as a beverage […]

Beer Basics | The Black & Tan

The words “black” and “tan,” when paired together, once referred to a noble breed of hound; then, during the Irish War of Independence, to a brutal band of counter-revolutionaries. Now, it describes a drink. A mixed drink, to be exact — a blend of light and dark beers, usually a stout perched atop a pale […]