Category Archives: Styles

Happy #IPAday once again!

Today is IPA Day, the global toast and celebration to the staggeringly popular India Pale Ale style. It’s as much a social media movement as it is a celebration of beer, the purpose of which is “to unite the voices of craft beer enthusiasts, bloggers and brewers worldwide, using social media as the common arena for connecting the conversation.” To that end, participating is easy: drink an IPA today, and “share your photos, videos, blog … Continue reading →

The Session #77: IPA: What’s the Big Deal?

With everything else that’s been going on these past few weeks I forgot to post about this month’s Session, which is taking place today! It’s sure to be a hot topic, too, with Justin Mann over at Justin’s Brew Review posing the question: IPA: What’s the big deal? For quite some time now, I’ve been wondering what makes the India Pale Ale (IPA) style of beer so popular. Don’t get me wrong–I thoroughly enjoy it … Continue reading →

Deschutes Brewery Gose tasting

I’ve been fascinated with the Gose style of beer for awhile (like many beer geeks these days, of course) and seek it out whenever I can, so I was thrilled when Deschutes Brewery‘s Veronica Vega told me awhile back that she was attempting a Gose. This would be the first such style of beer that Deschutes has brewed (that I’m aware of), as well as possibly the first (commercial?) Gose from a Central Oregon brewery … Continue reading →

International Stout Day is tomorrow

Tomorrow, November 8, is the second annual International Stout Day: a day to celebrate the iconic stout beer style by participating either by attending one of the various events or┬áhoisting a glass and sharing with the online community on Facebook and Twitter (via the hashtag #StoutDay). Untappd also has a new badge for their service; when you check in tomorrow with a stout, you’ll earn the International Stout Day 2012 badge. It’s definitely as much … Continue reading →

GABF categories I don’t quite get

One thing I noticed while I was live(ish)blogging the GABF awards ceremony this weekend was the existence of some… odd… styles of beer that were being judged. I suppose the full descriptions explain them somewhat but considering all the pedantantry that has gone on with the GABF styles and their perhaps excessive sub-categorizing in the past, I just have to wonder how these got slipped through? Field Beer: Subcategory of Category 5, “Field Beer or … Continue reading →