NORTHWEST EXPOSURE

After receiving some sound advice from his fellow Aleheads, Doc dives right into some fantastic brews from the Northwest.

SAY IT WITH ME NOW: BODEGA – PART 2

Looking over Bodega’s beer list is, to an Alehead, blissful frustration. There are over 50 amazing beers (blissful). We’re getting older, and with our collective tolerance waning, a dive into more than 3 high-ABV beers in one sitting is inadvisable (frustrating). Happy hour has all draughts 50% off (blissful). Choosing the correct 3 beers that 1) […]

ON TAP AT DESCHUTES

During my recent trip to the Deschutes Brewery, I had the chance to try a number of great beers.  Top of the list was Black Butte XXII, an imperial stout brewed in a limited release batch commemorating the brewery’s 22nd  anniversary.  Because you can’t get a lot of these beers elsewhere, I thought it might […]

TRIP TO DESCHUTES

As many of you know, Deschutes Brewery is a favorite around here.  Although I can’t get their beer on the East Coast, I make a point to get some every time I go visit family in the Pacific Northwest.  During the family vacation this year, we were out in central Oregon, and were able to […]

PABST SMEAR

Let’s be honest.  This isn’t the type of blog where you’d expect to read about Pabst.  Most aleheads aren’t hipsters.  We don’t ride fixed-chain bicycles.  None of us have ironic mustaches.  We don’t wear wifebeaters.  We don’t live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  And we sure as hell don’t drink Pabst Blue Ribbon.  Over the past several […]

BREWS IN THE NEWS

The advent of “The End of History,” BrewDog’s ostentatious roadkill-themed 55% ABV brew has brought with it a lot of commentary and controversy.  It’s certainly generated a lot of, well let’s say spirited, discussion on this site and we’ve seen it in various places around the web as well. Brother Barley mentioned in a recent […]

BREW LIKE A MONK

As an avid homebrewer, I read a decent number of books about beer.  Like many Aleheads, Belgiain style beers are some of my favorites – especially the Trappist beers and abbey style ales.  So it was with great excitement that I recently picked up a copy of Brew Like a Monk: Culture and Craftmanship in […]

THE ALEHEADS ARE COMING TO PHILADELPHIA; WHICH ALEHOUSES MERIT MUST-DRINK STATUS?

Each year The Aleheads shuffle off modernity’s mortal coil and descend upon an unsuspecting metropolis to imbibe the best beers we can find, scampering about and pillaging the environs like Prawns through the streets of Johannesburg. This year the lucky host city is Philadelphia, and through not-all-that extensive research we’ve narrowed down some Alehouses we’d like to visit. If you read our site, you’ll know we are for the most part insufferably douchey beer snobs with a penchant for complex and hoppy brews. If not, please see previous sentence when formulating recommendations.

So how about our list? What are we missing? Any we should skip?