Monthly Archives: March 2014

Register for the Beer Bloggers Conference today, because the price goes up tomorrow

This year’s American Beer Bloggers Conference is taking place in San Diego on August 22 through 24. And if you’re interested in attending, be aware that today is the last day you can register for the early bird pricing—it goes up tomorrow. Early bird pricing for Citizen Bloggers (like me) is $95; Industry Bloggers, $195; and $295 for general registrants (non-bloggers). After today, those prices go up to $120, $220, and $320, respectively.

BridgePort Trilogy 1

The first in BridgePort Brewing’s Trilogy series coming out this year (to commemorate their 30th anniversary) is a pale ale: their Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale. In this day and age leading a specialty series with a pale is a bold move—any more people are expecting exotic ingredients, unusual fermentation, specialty aging, something. So if you’re going to offer a pale, you’d better really know how to brew a good one—and BridePort does. It’s a nod … Continue reading →

What exactly is Chocolate Cider?

While perusing my local World Market  for Valentine’s Day last month, I came across a unique find. Woodchuck Hard Cider‘s – Cellar Series “Chocolate”. I had to buy it and asked the employee stocking the wine shelves if it was good. She had said they had a tasting out over that weekend and had gotten good responses. That was good enough for me to purchase for a Valentine’s treat. We did not get around to trying it on … Continue reading →