The Politics Of Defining Gluten-Free Beer…

Posted on 7 CommentsPosted in GABF, Gluten-free beer, Great American Beer Festival 2012, Omission Beers, Widmer Brothers

I have written extensively about gluten-free beers from their first appearance. I always make a point of trying every gluten-free beer I can find, especially during the GABF. I have several friends who suffer from/have to deal with Celiac’s or are gluten intolerant in some form and they all say the same thing: “We miss […]

Death of the Flagship…

Posted on 6 CommentsPosted in Boston Beer Company, Craft Beer, Deschutes Brewery, Flagship Beers, New Belgium Brewing, Redhook, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Widmer Brothers

There comes a time in the story of every generation when the end draws near and a new chapter begins. In the craft beer industry, it has taken nearly thirty years for that page to turn but a new story of is about to be written, one where many of the beloved main characters are […]

Another Craft Brewer Response to Blue Moon Belgian White?

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in Alaskan Brewing Company, Blue Moon Belgian White, Craft Brewers Alliance, Harpoon Brewery, UFO White, Widmer Brothers

First, the news a few months back that our local Harpoon Brewery would be releasing a Belgian-style witbier to compete with the butt-kicking competitor from MillerCoors, the Blue Moon Belgian White. That beer is now starting to hit store shelves in the Boston area. Now, from across the country comes word that the Alaskan Brewing […]

Anheuser-Busch, InBev, and the Changing Face of American Beer…

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Anheuser-Busch, BeerAdvocate Mag, Goose Island, InBev, Old Dominion, Redhook, Widmer Brothers

The King is dead, long live the king. After more than a year of rumors, analyst whispers, and convenient press leaks, corporate brewing giant InBev finally made its move on America‚Äôs largest brewery. Founded as a small St. Louis brewing operation in 1860 by a German immigrant, the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company would in less than […]

Some Disjointed Thoughts After My Return From Portland, Oregon…

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Bamberg, Craft Beer, Oregon, Portland, Widmer Brothers

Things have been a little quiet here due to a fair amount of recent traveling. In the last two months I’ve been in Florida, DC, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Portland, Oregon and I’ve had some very different beer drinking experiences in these diverse parts of the country. I returned last evening from Portland, Oregon, where […]