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  • Coronado Brewing Company
    coronado brewing company bursting at the seams
    It was a gloomy day over San Diego when I arrived at Coronado Brewing Company located at 1205 Knoxville St. just off Morena Blvd. Parking had been a bit of a struggle as everything on the street is limited to 1-hour parking and I knew I'd be...
  • Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, IPA
    Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, IPA
    Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Elmsford, NY, IPA, 6.5%abv is golden yellow with quickly receding fluffy white head. The nose has upfront grapefruit and lemon rind with plenty of floral hops and pine resin. The palate has light grapefruit up...
  • Beer and cheese
    Beer and cheese pairings
    While wine gets more attention regarding beverage pairing with food, beer more than holds its own. As for cheese, what wine would work with a stinky cheese? How about a smokey cheese? The diversity of beer styles should mean there's some beer...
  • Can design for Straight to Ale's Monkey's Uncle Imperial IPA
    Monkey's Uncle Imperial IPA next up in cans from Straight to Ale
    Straight to Ale (Huntsville, Alabama) announced recently that Monkey's Uncle Imperial IPA will find its way into cans for the first time this summer.Do you remember when you were a kid and your favorite uncle visited town with his cool, devil...
  • Side-by-side comparison of Starr Hill Brewery's Northern Lights IPA, new vs. old
    Tasting Notes: Starr Hill Brewery's Northern Lights IPA, New vs. Old
    Starr Hill Brewery (Charlottesville, Virginia) recently announced that they have reformulated their flagship Northern Lights IPA. For a little change of pace, I am going to go back to my reviewing roots by comparing the new and old versions of...
  • Promo image for Stone Brewing Co.'s Stone RuinTen Triple IPA
    Stone RuinTen Triple IPA returns and brings Ruination Nation with it
    Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, California) aims to provide hop fiends everywhere with a proper lupulin fix with this week's release of Stone RuinTen Triple IPAand a series of #RuinationNation events during the month of July. Originally released...
  • Bud Light Mixxtail
    Bud Light Mixxtail is shaking this up for the 4th of July
    For a couple of years now the flavored beer category has grown to highest of heights, and now Bud Light one of the biggest makers of beer has thrown their hat in the ring once again with Bud Light Mixxtail. Sometime you don’t have time nor...
  • Sundown at The Grove
    Sundown at The Grove is back for another summer season
    Are you ready for another summer season of great craft beer? Then look no further than downtown Houston as Sundown at The Grove returns for another year. Now sponsored by Southwest Airlines, Sundown at The Grove is in its fourth year and it has a...
  • Strongbow Apple Cider
    Fireworks, BBQ’s, Beaches and Independence with Strongbow Hard Apple Cider
    It’s that time of the year where America celebrates its independence and the whole country turns into one huge party. BBQ’s, family gatherings, watching the fireworks and hitting the beach, yes this is the 4th of July. But while you...
  • Sampling craft beer
    Coming to a farmers market near you: craft beer tastings
    If you’ve ever braved the crowds at the HillcrestorLa Jolla Open Aire farmers markets, you might have come away wishing you’d pre-partied to make the throngs more palatable. One stroke of Gov. Jerry Brown’s pen is all that&rsquo...
  • Promo image for Oktoberfest collaboration between Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Brauhaus Riegele
    Sierra Nevada collaborates with Germany's Brauhaus Riegele for new Oktoberfest
    Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Chico, California) has something special planned for craft beer fans this fall with the release of their Oktoberfest brewed in collaboration with Brauhaus Riegele (Augsburg, Germany).Beginning this fall, Sierra Nevada...
  • Adventures in Homebrewing!
    Adventures in Homebrewing! - Imperial Baltic Porter w/Hint of Licorice
    A friend asked me why I prefer to brew only BIG Extreme-type beers. The answer is simple; if you’re gonna brew something, brew a recipe that you won’t ever find at your local packie. And plus, if I brewed a standard style, it would be...
  • The Corruption
    Washington D.C.'s corrupt IPA
    The Corruption is an India Pale Ale offered year-round by DC Brau Brewing Company. DC Brau is Washington, D.C.'s first brewery and has been around since 1956. The Corruption was named for an incident that occurred in 1824, when then Speaker of...
  • Karbach Brewing Week at Flying Saucer
    Karbach Week at Flying Saucer supporting Robert Garner Foundation
    Houston is home to a large number of non- profit organizations, each with its own important mission and focus of need. One charity that works to help firefighters and related educational causes is the Robert Garner Firefighter Foundation and there...
  • Chris Rice bio
    Conversations with Chris Rice
    This examiner was fortunate enough to get some time to speak with Chris Rice, president and publisher of All About Beer Magazine, as Rice made his way down I-85 to this weekend's North Carolina Brewers Celebration. Besides the impressive...
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