What to drink when the sun is frying your brain.
In the 2000s, when I was in my 20s and going to graduate school in Boston, pub trivia was the highlight of my week. The few people who can stand spending 3 consecutive hours with me tend to be a roughshod group of misfits and miscreants. As it turns out, that’s exactly what you need […]
Wheat beers have had a bad name since passage of the German Beer Purity Law in 1516. Their cause in this country was not helped by wheat’s ubiquitous pairing with fruit from the mid-90s forward. Fellow Aleheads, I give you Pete’s Strawberry Blonde, Sam Adams Cherry Wheat, Ithaca Apricot Wheat, Shock Top Raspberry Wheat (oh, […]
After I threatened to inject my Thanksgiving turkey with his witbier, Chris Post, brewmaster at Wandering Star Craft Brewery in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, invited me over for a tour. His experience is a lesson in the opportunities and challenges faced by startup breweries. Oh, yeah–and his beers are awesome.
Lord Mashtun Copperpot and Commander Pint O. Chug report from the front lines of beer-sterity protests… in their own homes.
The Aleheads share their tips for preparing a succulent deep fried turkey. WARNING: this may not be the place to start your Thanksgiving recipe search.
The Commander climbs out of his hole to review a classic West Coast DIPA.
Age the Old Stock, drink the KBS immediately. Want to know more?
The Commander wants to know: what are YOU drinking?
The Commander and Herr Direktor review the 2nd Annual Columbus Beer Fest.
We’ve published our Code. May I offer an amendment?
Commander Pint O. Chug and Herr Direktor comb the midwest for sightings of Founders’ legendary KBS.
Aleheads’ legal team does a post mortem on the Bell’s / Northern Brewer fiasco. Grab a beer before you read this one–you might be awhile.
The Commander does not need collaborators to wage a campaign at his new local package store, coming back with a superb collaboration Scotch Ale from a trio of San Diego brewers.
Our guest Herr Direktor spends his paid day off watching cars skid off the road, abdicating his parenting duties and drinking an excellent Scottish-style ale from Three Floyds.
The Commander marches on Kentucky to get an Indiana favorite that’s not available in Ohio. Huh??
The Commander rallies the troops for happy hour in a blizzard and emerges triumphant with a remarkable British-style Double Imperial Stout.
The Commander is not impressed with Southern Tier’s American Pale Ale. He awards it no points, and may god have mercy on its soul.
The people at Walt Disney World lie. Over the holidays I took a trip to Disney World with the Commandress and the Commanditos. Naturally, I spent half the time bitching about how no place had beer worth drinking. I’m not talking about the Magic Kingdom, where they don’t serve beer at all, but the whole park […]
The Commander rewards himself with a 4-donut-caliber (don’t ask) IPA for the third night of Chanukah.