Should Beer Writers Stop Writing About History?

Posted on 15 CommentsPosted in Beer Books, Beer Writing, Garrett Oliver, Oxford Beer Companion

There have been a flurry of blog posts this week decrying the recent release of the Oxford Beer Companion, edited by Garrett Oliver, brewmaster at the Brooklyn Brewery. As part of this near-encyclopedic series, the publication is being touted as “[t]he first major reference work to investigate the history and vast scope of beer. The […]

The GABF That Was And Wasn’t…

Posted on 23 CommentsPosted in American Craft Beer, Brewers Association, Craft Beer, Denver Beer, GABF, Great American Beer Festival, Great American Craft Beer

I’ve just returned from my 15th annual trip to the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. That number still boggles my mind and I’ve seen the fest (from its days at Currigan Hall), the City of Denver, and the attendant brewing and drinking communities change greatly in that time. Taking a cue from another beer […]