The SessionThe next Session (New Year’s Day!)

The next Session has been announced, and it’s being hosted by The Beer Chicks, Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune (authors of The Naked Pint). The theme is New Beer’s Resolutions. The New Year, of course, is the ultimate time for reflection of the previous year’s mistakes as well as a … Continue reading

Beer Advent CalendarAdvent Beer Calendar 2009: Day 9: Berkshire Holidale

Today’s pick comes from western Massachusetts’ Berkshire Brewing Company: their rye barleywine, Holidale. This beer is released annually around Thanksgiving and lasts until it’s gone. A rye barleywine, you wonder? Yes indeed; this is from the full label (not pictured): This reddish copper colored Barely Wine Style Ale is brewed … Continue reading

Beer Advent CalendarAdvent Beer Calendar 2009: Day 7: Shiner Holiday Cheer

In Texas, Shiner Bock is a beery institution, the long-brewed (since 1913) flagship beer from the 100-year-old Spoetzl Brewery located (appropriately enough) in the town of Shiner. For a brewery that’s been producing beers for nearly 100 years (interrupted only by Prohibition, of course), Spoetzl had not brewed a holiday … Continue reading

Beer Advent CalendarAnother Beer Advent Calendar

A comment on the Anchor Christmas Ale post read thusly: Did a quick google search and found you guys. I’ve been doing a beer advent calendar for a few years and started blogging it last year. You may or may not be interested in having a look. And pointed me … Continue reading

Beer Advent CalendarAdvent Beer Calendar 2009: Day 5: Anchor Christmas Ale

Today’s pick comes from beer writer Jay Brooks, author of the excellent Brookston Beer Bulletin as well as columns for several other publications and blogs. Jay picks a perennial favorite. The original American Christmas beer, at least in modern times, is undoubtedly Anchor Christmas Ale, whose official name is really … Continue reading

The SessionThe Session #34: Stumbling Home

The first Friday of the month means it’s time for The Session, the collaborative blogging effort that brings together beer bloggers from across the web to write about a common theme. We’re in the 34th iteration of The Session—fast approaching the third anniversary!—and this month’s topic is from Two Parts … Continue reading