The Gluten Free Beer Revolution Continues…

I’m happy to see that the gluten-free beer niche continues to grow. A recent trip to Minnesota revealed a friend who had long given up beer due to Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disorder whereby ingestion of certain proteins causes a painful and dangerous reaction in the body, which cannot absorb them properly. While perusing beers […]

Anheuser-Busch’s Very Busy Year…

Though it’s nearly 25,000 miles around, the world can feel like an awfully small place sometimes.  For the beer drinker, global walls continue their constrictive shifts as breweries band together in a dizzying array of mergers and acquisitions.  Despite extraordinary growth on the part of American craft brewers, global breweries continue to lose market share […]

A Skunkadelic Freakout: A plea for freshness dating on beer.

I once served a five-year-old bottle of craft beer to a college buddy, just for laughs. As he popped the top, I waited in anticipation for his first sip, which he promptly spit all over my coffee table. I deserved it. Without the benefit of freshness dating, he was helpless against the twin evils of […]

Recent Trips To Willimantic BC And The British Beer Company

I’ve been keeping pretty close to home recently but managed two recent and memorable beer trips. Last weekend, we went to a perennial favorite in the Willimantic Brewing Company in Willimantic, Connecticut. Located in a renovated post office, it is a quirky environment for a brewpub. Owner and brewer Dave Wollner ups the quirkiness with […]

GBGTNE Update: Cold River Brewing to Open in North Adams, MA

A newspaper in North Adams, MA, tucked in the upper left hand corner of the state, is reporting that a few enterprising guys plan to open a new craft brewery there.  The partners, Christopher Post, Allan Duvall, Chris Cuzme and Alex Hall, have applied for a license to open a 15-barrel brewery to be located in […]