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  • Goose Island Beer Co.
    Goose Island Beer Co. Crafting Fine Dark Ales and Stouts
    John Hall began Goose Island Brewpub in 1988, during the introduction of the brewpub concept nationwide. Hall wanted to build interest in craft beer - allowing the consumer to watch the brewing process and enjoy them on-site. In the Midwest, Goose...
  • A beer for all seasons
    Beers for the Spring and Summer
    The warm-weather seasons are all about lightness and many breweries will release separate spring and summer beers for their fans.Once the sun shows up, ditch the stout and try one of these exceptional thirst-quenching delights.Arcobräu LagerSince...
  • Peticolas Royal Scandal
    Peticolas provides a lesson in English ales
    Dallas’ Peticolas Brewing released their third and latest beer earlier this week, a fine English-style beer named the Royal Scandal. Marketed as an “English pale ale,” this might provide a good time to clarify a bit of British...
  • Great Divide, Shiner, Deep Ellum, Boulevard
    April Craft Beer Digest
    Some times of the year, the craft beer drinker just hits a lull in their daily drinking habits. Maybe it’s the weather, could be other pressures in life, but sometimes one is surrounded by very good beer yet nothing special seems to stand...
  • Peticolas Brewing Company
    Peticolas Velvet Hammer tastes, feels just like its name
    No sooner does Deep Ellum Brewing get a solid foothold and strong start on the hearts, purses and palates of Dallas craft beer consumers than a second brewer come barking at their heels. With only a single beer on the market so far, Peticolas...
  • Brooklyn Buschenschank
    A first look at Brooklyn Buschenschank
    We tend to think of national borders as sacrosanct. Leave one country for another, and leave behind the customs, culture, and all other trappings that define the nation. Not so. Travel north in Italy to the Alto Adige—which is as far north...
  • Saint Arnold Santo
    Saint Arnold Santo is good, not great
    Houston’s Saint Arnold made a minor blip on the state news circuit a couple of months ago when it announced that it had to dump 11,000 gallons of beer that was deemed “unsatisfactory.” It was an experimental batch that tested...
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    Congregate at Congregation Ale House
    In a city where the night life is scarce, the new ale house is welcomed with open hands and thirsty mouths.The city of Azusa is making yet another attempt at stimulating its downtown night life, while still keeping its conservative reputation, by...
  • Newcastle Brown Ale
    Beer 101 - Ales
    Beer is classified into two types – ales and lagers. The yeast used to produce an ale style beer gathers at the top of the beer in the fermenter. Ales are also kept at about 60-72 degrees Fahrenheit and stored for a few weeks at around 55...
  • winter ales
    Dark beers to lighten winter days in the Pacific Northwest
    In the high latitudes of the Pacific Northwest, winter can be a cloudy, wet and cold time of year. Add to that a lazy winter sun, which rises late, travels low across the sky and sets early, and you have a recipe for a Vitamin D deficiency....
  • Saint Arnold Altared Amber
    Second of the Moveable Yeasts: Altared Amber
    Houston’s Saint Arnold Brewing continues its experimental series called Moveable Yeast with the release this week of their second beer in the family, the Altared Amber (pun intended). This beer is their normal Saint Arnold Amber Ale...
  • Bitches Brew
    Bitches Brew and the beer, music and TV tie-in
    Cable’s aptly named Discovery Channel premiered its latest “discovery” last week, that great revelation being the industry of craft beer. After featuring shows of everything real-life from motorcycle manufacturers to pawn shops...
  • Mikkeller Cascade Single Hop IPA
    Mikkeller Single Hop IPAs: compare and contrast
    Not long ago, I wrote that I was not too impressed with Mikkeller beers. At the time, that was true based on what limited samplings I had tried—but one must keep sampling, with opinions always evolving. And despite what you may have heard, I...
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    First of the Moveable Yeasts: Weedwacker
    This past summer, Houston’s Saint Arnold Brewing announced one of the boldest experimental commercial brewing ventures ever heard of in Texas beer history. They named this undertaking the Moveable Yeast series. Under development for a couple...
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    Drink American, drink a pale ale
    Image: SXCIf you’re looking for a patriotic style of beer to drink this Fourth of a Weekend—not just an American beer, but the American beer—I think it must come down to the simple American pale ale (APA). Eric Asimov, wine...