“Shandies have gained tremendous momentum the past several years, and we don’t see this slowing down anytime soon,” says Danelle Kosmal, vice president, alcoholic beverages, for market research firm Nielsen.
A beer for every season and one for every taste.
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 […]
Literally once someone asked what beer they should try over the weekend. After the initial surprise of being tabbed as a functional alcoholic friend with one particular benefit, I was honored to tap my encyclopedic (my word, not theirs) of beers and spew something that vaguely resembled a recommendation. Since then, I’ve picked up the banner of […]
People from the rest of the world were mystified by what locals have long called three-two beer. It’s beer with no more than 3.2 percent alcohol.
“It’s really economical for us because we’re not spending the time and money to build a large brewery and it helps (other breweries) out because they’re not wasting their precious stainless steel,” Tom said.