Beer Basics | The Belgian

Remember last week when I said I was going to become some sort of beer sommelier? Well, that fell apart, so I’m going to jabber on about Belgian beer instead. I was inspired by my homemade ale (reviewed here), which was brewed in the Belgian style but didn’t really taste like it. This made me weep. […]

Beer Pioneer | Phoenix Part 2

Late last year I compiled a city-wide beer guide called Beer Pioneer. At the time, my analysis of the Phoenix metro area seemed pretty thorough. Since then, however, I’ve discovered two more businesses worth mentioning: The Tasting Room, a beer and wine store in the far northwest valley, and Taste of Tops, a new beer […]

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 […]