EventsHappy Repeal Day!

That’s right, today is Repeal Day—the day the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, ending Prohibition. Enjoy a drink today to celebrate. I know I will. Happy Repeal Day!

Beer Advent CalendarAnother Christmas beer calendar!

Sweet! It’s spreading—the Bottles of Barley blog today posted the first of a daily "25 Beers of Christmas" series. For the Christmas season, I’ve decided to do a review of 25 different beers, one each day in December, just like a beery advent calendar. I will be focusing on Christmas … Continue reading

ReviewsPumpkin Beer Week (continued): Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale

As I mentioned in my wrap up for Pumpkin Beer Week, I might yet receive more pumpkin beers to review. Well, indeed I did: the fine folks at New Hampshire’s Smuttynose Brewing Company sent me three bottles of their Pumpkin Ale (at my request for samples). Tonight I opened up … Continue reading

UncategorizedMore about Winter’s Bourbon and the Mix-It-Ups

I have more details from Anheuser-Busch to follow-up my post yesterday about their Winter’s Bourbon Cask Ale and the Bare Knuckle Stout Mix-It-Up program. First, on the subject of the Winter’s Bourbon, I had sent in several questions (via email) as a sort of mini-interview. Here it is (forwarded to/from … Continue reading