A Few Thoughts On 2008, 2009, And The Future Of Beer In Boston..

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Beer Writing, BeerAdvocate Mag, Boston, Craft Beer, Events, Harpoon, NERAX, New England, Paul Davis

I know that things here have been quiet over the last few months, with an average of 2 or 3 posts per month and usually just reprints at that. I’d like to say, with the burgeoning new year in mind, that the volume will likely increase here. I can’t. While I have certainly enjoyed covering […]

Reflections on Beer in Chicago…

Posted on 5 CommentsPosted in America's Brewing Company, Beer Writing, Best Beer Drinking City, Chicago, Craft Beer, Dark Horse Brewing, Great Beer Cities, Metropolitan Brewing Company, Michigan Beer, Philadelphia, Pikeland Pils

After ten days in Chicago, I have to admit that the first thought on my mind is that I hope I don’t come across another stout or porter before Spring. I don’t usually gravitate towards any one particular style of beer but my sub-conscious buying choices led me to have a fridge full of roasty, […]

The Great Beer City Debate…

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In the United States, we’re obsessed with debating the respective merits of just about everything and then assigning it a blue ribbon or gold medal. We have pig beauty pageants, pumpkin chucking contests, and the Summer Redneck Games. In the brewing world, the drive to judge things extends far beyond the usual beer competitions and […]

Co-opting Craft, Miller Style…

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Anheuser-Busch, Co-opting Craft, Craft Beer, Miller Brewing, MillerCoors

As we head into December, people in the beer industry start to wonder how their respective channels performed during the year. Overall, it appears that craft beer has weathered the economic downturn pretty well, albeit with an expected decrease in sales compared to recent year juggernauts. While increased sales and volume are two important ways […]