Giving Thanks with/for Beer

So, what’s on your Thanksgiving drink menu? Wine, perhaps? Or maybe Cider? Wait, did you say water?! That’s it — I submit beer as the holiday beverage of choice! Luckily, I’m here to provide pointers about pairing your holiday meal with the perfect beer. Approach appetizers with a light-bodied beer that goes easy on the […]

Maui CoCoNut Porter Review

I recently smuggled two beers out of Southern California. One was the Allagash Curieux. This CoCoNut Porter was the other. A fertile trip indeed! We’d planned to visit an amusement park (or something), but the GPS led us straight to Bevmo. Then, strangely enough, our electro-guide switched to Mormon mode—as we entered the parking lot, […]

Beer Basics | The Lager/Ale Enigma

“My friend wants an ale, but I’ll just have a beer.” Have you ever heard that (or some variation thereof) in a bar or liquor store? I sure have. Most casual beer fans seem to know that lagers and ales differ in some way. Yet many are unaware of the pair’s major similarity: They’re both […]