Category Archives: Beer Writing

Blast From the Past: June 2007

Prowling through the archives just now looking for a post I vaguely remember which, if it exists, has some information that would brighten up a column I am trying to write, I ran across this instead. Enjoy. Or ignore. Whatever … Continue reading

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Fred Eckhardt, RIP.

My Beer Yard post, earlier tonight: Legendary Beer Writer Fred Eckhardt has Died Portland, OR “Beer Goddess” Lisa Morrison emailed tonight that “Just wanted to let you know that Fred Eckhardt died this morning. He had a few caregivers and … Continue reading

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Showing some love for the Big V.

I often point out, more in conversation than in print, that I think Victory Brewing Co. does not get anywhere near the share of attention it deserves from the beer press and a goodly percentage of beer bloggers. Given that … Continue reading

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If they don’t care, why should we?

It has been official Liquid Diet practice heretofore to provide a full list of all the winners in the annual awards determined by online voting conducted by readers of Philly Beer Scene magazine because the magazine and the awards have … Continue reading

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The grouch is not only back, he is in the house.

See the post beneath this one to make sense of it all. Or not. Earlier this evening. The telephone rang. A brief conversation. Shortly thereafter, a knock on the door. Troegs sales guy extraordinaire and fine human being Nick Johnson … Continue reading

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Return of the Grouch.

My Beer Buzz this morning has the most exciting and heartwarming news of…oh, I dunno…maybe the last 15 minutes or so. From Troegs: We released two Scratch Beers today! The first, #178 – Rye Ale features Experimental “06277” (aka “Nuggetzilla”) … Continue reading

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None dare call it craft.

When John Holl left legitimate journalism and entered the strange world of beer writing a couple of years back, we all had to raise our games more than a bit. Yes, he’s that good and when he has something to … Continue reading

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Born to Brew.

BORN TO BREW Bill Moeller’s career spanned the rise and fall of post-war mainstream brewing and had a dramatic effect upon the early days of craft brewing By Jack Curtin From the perspective of his 84 years, a milestone he … Continue reading

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Doctor, there’s a wrinkle in my eye and other fun stuff.

So I pasted this thing over on the Book of Face yesterday… Here’s a new wrinkle for ya…it’s in the retina of my right eye. Not serious at this point (just annoying as hell which is why went to the … Continue reading

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The return of a (sorta) legend: Jack on a Stick lives again.

To make sense of what follows you must, if you don’t know it already, go read the story of Jack on a Stick. He’s not exactly my doppelganger, but he is a good looking fellow. It now appears that, despite what … Continue reading

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