Los Angeles is a city of diversity, and this reflects a lot in what we eat here, but even more so in what we drink. LA is also a city of dreamers, of folks that punch in every day at gigs to pay the bills, but spend every other waking minute pursuing their passions, their […]
I get to interview Tony, from Lagunitas. It is awesome. If you like craft beer, listen to it as soon as possible. If not, please move along. That is all.
Kid Carboy Jr. tracks down most of Chicago’s brewers to see what they all think of the announcement of Lagunitas’ huge new Chicago brewery.
Kid Carboy Jr. samples half a dozen brews from small Wisconsin brewer Central Waters.
Kid Carboy swallows his pride by swallowing some brews from Chicago lagermeisters Metropolitan Brewing.
As you may know, I hail from Pittsburgh… a wonderful, livable city but hardly the craft beer capital of America. Like everywhere else in the country there are several excellent local breweries producing high-quality suds, and a thriving community of enthusiasts currently planning the city’s first Craft Beer Week, but in terms of national acclaim we just don’t match up to destinations like Portland, San Diego, Denver, or Asheville. Yet, we’ve got a beer on tap in the Steel City you can’t find in those craft meccas that keeps winning awards in the most competitive category of any beer festival- the Fat Head’s Head Hunter IPA.
Brother Barley expands his Best American Brewery calculations and graciously includes some foreigners.
Kid Carboy Jr. chats with the founders of new central IL production brewery Triptych Brewing, who successfully have raised $20,000 on Kickstarter.
Brother Barley crunches the numbers to determine the best brewery in America. SPOILER: It’s not Anheuser-Busch.
Kid Carboy Jr. dives headfirst into the dozen or more upcoming and planned breweries in and around his Chicago hometown.
If you read this blog on a regular basis, then chances are that you too have fantasized about ditching the rat race to start your own brewery, but most of us never get beyond the weekend home brewer stage and are forced to drown our “coulda, shoulda” sorrows in pints of the latest and greatest regional brew while checking email on our phones. One man who actually took the plunge and gave up a cushy corporate gig to pursue the dream of making the perfect beer is Rob Croxall, owner and head brewer of El Segundo Brewing Company, in El Segundo, CA.
Unofficial (for now) North Carolina Craft Beer Goodwill Ambassador Win Bassett of ncbrewing.org stops by to discuss the monumental announcement that Sierra Nevada Brewing will be building an east coast production facility just south of Asheville, NC. We discuss the incentive package, the practical and philosophical implications the development might have on local brewing culture, the impending New Belgium announcement, the economic benefits to the region, and more.
Kid Carboy Jr. cuts to the chase about Two Brothers Brewing’s new canning initiative and their daring choice of beer to put in a can.
I know, I know. There are a lot of breweries that have tried to raise money on Kickstarter. I know that funds are tight, the economy remains in the dumps, and we are most likely spiraling towards the collapse of modern industrial civilization. I know all this. Still, you should consider pledging some money to […]
Kid Carboy Jr. is as surprised as anybody to learn that real, if rather oddball, people are actually still operating a brewery with one of the worst websites in the business.
Kid Carboy Jr. explains why the pending sale of St. Louis’ Schlafly Brewing is actually a good sign for craft beer.
New Years Eve is for reflection.
Kid Carboy Jr. returns with a look into ten of the very worst brewery websites. It gets ugly—real ugly.
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.