The Golden Age of Beer

The Golden Age of Beer

Around 2007 the brewpub and microbrew idea really caught fire as brewers came up with more and more interesting drinks and the public finally developed a taste beyond the American Pilsner.  There were nearly 3500 brewpubs in the US in 2014 and 2000 micros, and that...

Loot Crate For Beer Fans!

We’re always looking for cool beer-related items and tonight came across this company, not too far down the road in Hickory, NC.  Let them tell their story: “BottomsUP Box is a quarterly subscription-based box that delivers craft beer accessories and...

Moderation is the Key (In All Things)

What all doctors and scientists agree on, however, is that the health risks of drinking larger amounts of alcohol will quickly outweigh its benefits; and to make matters worse, alcohol can impair your judgment, thus making it hard for you to stop at just a drink or...
Tips for Growler Owners

Tips for Growler Owners

You just bought a new growler and are anticipating years of tasty draft beer at home!  Here are a few tips for keeping that growler working without introducing off flavors over time: Store it cold until you have time to clean it.  The best thing to do is to clean a...
Lindemans Lambics

Lindemans Lambics

If you are serving beer for dinner, why not end the evening (as we did last night) with a toast to good friends and good food with a “dessert beer” like Lindemans Framboise? Sweet, but not cloying, with a beautiful raspberry flavor that is never...
Nitro Beers

Nitro Beers

If you’ve ever been to a pub that serves “real” Guinness, you’ll notice that the bubbles seem to cascade DOWN the glass and the head has very small bubbles, unlike “normal” beer.  What you’re witnessing is beer being poured...