So I was hoping it wouldn’t come to this…

Here I am, only a day or two into this Notebook and already I’m set to write about a relatively minor issue that has come up in every day drinking.  It’s the heart of “blogging”, which I had hoped to avoid with this broadly focused feature.  Anyways, I was perusing the selection at Downtown Wine […]

The Winds of Change at Old Dominion

My desire to comment at greater length on the recent purchase of the Old Dominion Brewing Company by Coastal Brewing, a partnership of A-B and the Fordham Brewing Company, is the real reason I started this Notebook. I’ve had a number of conversations over the last few months about Old Dominion’s future as various deals […]

GBGTNE: Changes at The Tap Brewpub in Haverhill, MA

I had the chance to speak about The Good Beer Guide To New England and the local beer scene at a recent meeting of the North Shore Brewers at The Tap Brewpub in Haverhill, Massachusetts. It was an enjoyable event and notable for two bits of information. Brewer Steve Bernard is leaving The Tap (where […]

Old Dominion Purchased By A-B, Craft Partnership

Though it has long been rumored, the sale of Old Dominion is now in its final stages.  I have a lot to report on this topic (including some coverage in the next issue of BeerAdvocate Magazine, but for now, here is the press release.  New Joint Venture, Coastal Brewing Co., To Purchase Old Dominion ANNAPOLIS, […]

Welcome to the Notebook

Though I’ve long been wary of blogs, this new feature will allow me to post smaller bits of information that would likely go unreported in my other writing gigs.  The Notebook will not focus any single topic but will instead serve as a medium for reporting the occasional piece of beer industry news or short-form opinion.  […]