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 […]

Is It About Beer Or Beer Politics: The Brewers Association’s Baby Step…

Posted on 13 CommentsPosted in Boston Beer Company, Brewers Association, Craft Beer, Defining Craft Beer

The Brewers Association today released news that it had once again changed its definition of the term ‘craft brewer.’ The change relates to the association’s use of the word small to refer to its qualifying members. As the press release noted: In the BA’s craft brewer definition, the term “small” now refers to any independent […]

New Poll: What Should The Brewers Association Do About The GABF?

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Beer Education, Beer Events, Brewers Association, Education, GABF, Great American Beer Festival

After the incredible response to today’s article, The Good, the Bad, and the Drunk at the Great American Beer Festival, I’ve set up a poll so that visitors, attendees, and brewers can vote and give their thoughts. Feel free to offer a third way if you want. Thanks for participating. [polldaddy poll=3802277] Please follow and […]

The Good, the Bad, and the Drunk at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival…

Posted on 39 CommentsPosted in Beer Education, Beer Events, Brewers Association, Falling rock Tap House, Great American Beer Festival

This year’s trip to the Great American Beer Festival was a whirlwind tour, one in which it often felt like I was somewhere other than Denver. From my arrival on Thursday through leaving this morning, we were always on the way to something else: another book signing, a new restaurant, or an event. For the […]

The Black IPA Problem…

Posted on 18 CommentsPosted in Beer Styles, Black IPA, Brewers Association, Greg Noonan, Pacific Northwest

I’ve been loathe to get involved in the growing dispute over what to call dark beers that display bountiful hop characters without the bite and flavor of roasted malts. Their recent appearances have generated monikers such as Black IPA, India Black Ale, and Cascadian Dark Ale. The history and genesis of this style, whatever you […]