I’m the first to admit that most breweries aren’t the magical places you’d expect them to be. Most of them don’t have televisions and very few offer anything more than popcorn — and even that’s barely edible. Breweries are fairly quiet, open spaces where one should consume and contemplate beer, pay for it and make way […]
Ladies and gentlemen, I propose that a good amber ale is harder to find than the Easter bunny winning the Powerball and being struck by lightning at the same time. By their definition, amber ales have a tough hill to climb. The amber color naturally comes from highly caramelized malts, which creates more sugar in […]
When the temperature plummets, few things warm the soul better than a hearty cocktail. This winter, once the last of the changing leaves has hit the ground and the snow beckons over the Rockies, look past hot chocolate and hot toddies in favor of something different — a mulled beer.
“Winter beer” is a lousy category. That presupposes there’s a “summer beer” category and that’s really not a thing either. There’s good beer and bad beer, and most “winter beer” is bad beer. It’s the season that bludgeons you with over-malted, potpourri-smelling, banana-bread beer, because for some reason you’re looking to dull your mind, body and tastebuds […]
Hard cider has been gaining popularity quickly in the last few years, so why not make it at home? We sat down with Nick Bruening from the Beer Hut and Dry Dock Brewing Company to figure out how to make that delicious apple into an even better alcoholic beverage.
Summer session suds spell supreme solace
Simple or Complex, After-Dinner Drinks and Digestifs Round Out the Evening in Style
Serving grape in style makes cheap wines good, and good wines great
Craft beer has a sweeter partner
It started, like many good ideas, in a bar in Prague about 10 years ago. “We were drinking a lot of absinthe, pounding the table—as you do when you’re in Prague drinking absinthe—and said, ‘We gotta make this stuff!” says Robert Tews. That idea, like many ideas that come from a bar in Prague, never […]