Independence Day celebrates the official adoption of the Declaration of Independence way back in 1776. To most Americans, this national holiday conjures up memories of fireworks, parties, and backyard cookouts with friends. Many of us patriotic citizens open up a cold one and unknowingly pay homage ... Read More »
Beer reviews and education
An infographic that comes to us from Frugaldad.com, who graciously gave us permission to use this since they borrowed some content from this website. Pretty righteous, huh? It outlines — in an informatively visual fashion – at what temperature should you drink beer, the health benefits ... Read More »
“In the summertime when the weather’s high” anything light, refreshing, and drinkable — with some flavor and character — makes an excellent choice. The aisles at the local beer mart are actually loaded with solid beach brews. Styles like the Belgian Wit, American Cream Ale, Pale ... Read More »
The Strip’s always beautiful at sunset. Tall palms seductively sway from the cool evening breeze just like the gals down at the Go-Go. The large sign on the hill reminds me that this is the place where dreams come true, where fortunes are made, where stars are born. Fact is though, this town is ... Read More »
What was once dated and lowbrow is now new and trendy.
Canned beer has traditionally gotten a bad rap. Childhood memories of tin-wrapped cheap swill still abound in my clouded head. Back in those days (the 70’s and 80’s) the shelves in the Midwest were lined with cans of Miller High Life, ... Read More »
The mention of cider in the U.S. takes most Americans’ thoughts to the cloudy, amber, delicious, but decidedly non-alcoholic beverage found in groceries and farm stands in the fall. Ask for a cider in the U.K. and Ireland, however, and you will be presented with a very different drink. There, cider ... Read More »
Gluttonous feasts and getting together with family and friends are part of this festive day. Of course, something needs to wash down all that grub, especially with family. Wine is served and is often the fermented beverage of choice, usually a box or three of Franzia Blush could be found at our family ... Read More »
Since March 17th approacheth, ’tis time to sport the Irish brogue and learn a wee bit about the best Irish brews available on these Yankee shores. Tis true that the best Guinness drought is the freshest, sent o’er the local pub after brewing in Dublin but that doesn’t mean we Americans ... Read More »
Stouts — dark ales usually brewed with roasted barley — have been hand-crafted since the 18th century in Ireland. Originally billed as “Stout Porters,” these raven-colored elixirs are basically strong, roasted porters. Most beer geeks associate these delicious black brews with the ... Read More »
Cards, candy and flowers are, of course, traditional Valentine’s gifts. Chocolate and berries (usually strawberries) are also commonly given and complement each other, much like those famous pairs.
But beer makes a unique and tasty gift on this romantic holiday. Last Valentine’s Day ... Read More »
With the football game and socializing at parties, hosts need some delicious yet simple fare to complement the suds. Grilling or barbecue is always a solid choice, but in early February, it’s not a realistic option for many parts of the nation. Beer and pizza go together as well as…well… ... Read More »
We might not have all those fancy New York beers down here in the desert southwest but we like ours just fine. In fact we think they’re just dandy and I’ll bet a handful of silver dollars you will too. You see, when you’re out on the range on a cold evenin’ and settle down for the night, ... Read More »