Category Archives: Beer Is Good

The one wherein I drink a whole bunch of over-hopped pale ales.

Session IPAs are the hottest thing in craft brewing at the moment, as Fortune magazine noted in a story which went online last Friday: How popular are Session beers? Consider this: Founders Brewing Co. introduced its All Day Session IPA … Continue reading

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More on that Budweiser advert: Elysian’s Dick Cantwell is not pleased.

From this afternoon’s Craft Business Daily: Chicago Tribune beer writer Josh Noel has just tweeted a preview of an article due out summing Elysian co-founder Dick Cantwell’s reaction to such apparent oversight. “I find it kind of incredible that ABI … Continue reading

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This Bud’s for….people who don’t care.

There’s a lot of chatter in the beer world today over last night’s controversial Budweiser ad which takes a shot a craft, ranging from “Craft brewers make fun of Bud, why can’t Bud make fun of craft?” to screams of … Continue reading

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Synchronicity.

It is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and these two bottles of Piraat Tripel Hop, a new dry-hopped ale introduced this summer by Brouwerij Van Steenberge, just arrived on my doorstop courtesy of the fine folks at Global Beer … Continue reading

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Shocker! Philly Mag’s new list of the region’s best beers is not all-IPA-all-the-time. Is that actually allowed?

I’m likely stepping on a few toes here by writing about something in the June issue of Philadelphia Magazine that hasn’t hit the newsstands yet, but I pay for a subscription and I get the benefit of getting my issue … Continue reading

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Enjoying good drinkin’ while drinkin’ good.

I had three very good, very new beers of late and I have the empties to prove it as you can see above. I bought the Ommegang Game of Thrones Fire And Blood, a 6.8% Red Ale, on Saturday and … Continue reading

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Lace on the glass.

Newly minted craft brewery Yuengling is having its usual really strong roll out in Massachusetts and distributors not in the game and competing brands are feeling the affect. According to this morning’s Beer Business Daily, America’s oldest family owned brewery … Continue reading

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Lehigh Valley Beer Week, ver. 2.0

Last year, for the initial Lehigh Valley Beer Week,  there was a lot of scrambling going on, events not scheduled and announced until the last moment, that sort of thing. Nonetheless, the comments afterwards seemed to be universally favorable and … Continue reading

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Lace on the Glass.

I stopped in for lunch at Iron Hill Phoenixville yesterday and things happened. I saw the mysterious Larry Horwitz wandering around the premises aimlessly doing whatever it is that he now does for the company. I was reminded that the … Continue reading

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Colorado welcomes Recreational Smoke.

Clever press release from the inimitable Marty Jones: In honor of Colorado’s history making new laws, tomorrow, Saturday, January 4 at 4:20 PM, West Flanders Brewing (1125 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO) is releasing Recreational Smoke. A homegrown, fully legal, American-style … Continue reading

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