Go here: A Visit to the Back Abbey

As I’ve mentioned previously, I occasionally like to write something about the local beer scene.  So, if you are in Southern California (close to Claremont, specifically), then this is a post of particular interest for you. About twenty minutes or so from my apartment in Pasadena, there is a place called The Back Abbey.  A [...]

Thank Heaven for Beer Interviews The Bruery

I now live about a 40 minute drive away from The Bruery.  Nate told us a while back to keep an eye on these guys, and I heeded that admonition.  Getting into my car, I drove through the Southern California mountains reflecting on all the highs and lows that beer has experienced during this past [...]

Three Floyds Gumball Head

What an interesting name for a beer. How was it named? Drink it and you’ll know. Numerous people I have known think this beer has a gumball quality in its flavor. I can’t disagree, but there is more to this beer than a simple gumball taste. The Pour: GBH had a clean, very light gold [...]

Crown on Friday: Uerige Sticke and Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel! Rosee d’Hibiscus

I can’t believe that I get to do this. Actually, I can’t believe that you’re not coming if you live near Avon. Once again, I have to thank Crown and Cavalier for letting me have some free beer to share with you. Hopefully, you can make it out Friday to taste these two beers. The [...]

A Shout out to the Local Indy beer stuff and what you can do about your local stuff.

As I’ve advertised on the site before, I went (with Nate) to Munster, Indiana, for Dark Lord Day to get the much coveted Imperial Stout. This took up a full calendar day of my life. In all honesty, it consumed more time than I’d like to admit. In fact, my partner in the blog came [...]

Another Friday at Crown: Please join us for some beer tasting

This is our second Friday of beer tasting at Crown Liquors in Avon. Last week we had Nogne Imperial Stout and Mekkeller’s Jackie Brown Ale, which I’ll be posting about really soon. As far as this week goes, Cavalier and Crown have teamed up to let me give you some more good beer to try. [...]

Drink with us Friday is back…sort of.

As many of you know, Nate and I had a series called “Drink with us Friday” for some time. However, we noticed that another blog, with which we frequently communicate, had the same thing. They were running before us, so we decided to do “Sip with us Saturday.”  But I’m bringing back a microcosm of [...]