Five Fantastic Flemish Sour Ales

Originally posted on Urban Beer Nerd:
A few months ago, I wrote a post spotlighting my favorite sour beers. That post has since become one of the most popular entries on this blog—based on page views—because a whole lot of people apparently search Google for “sour beer” and “the best sour beers.” Many different styles…

Calling All “Beer Geeks” Geeks

Originally posted on Batch-22:
The humble little Batch-22 blog was contacted by (apparently) David Page, President of Page Productions. He produces Beergeeks.tv hosted by Michael Ferguson. He says it is “the first nationally syndicated show celebrating the world of craft beer.” Page goes on to say: As great as the show is (we’ve just been…

Priest writes a book about his dedication to God and alcohol

Originally posted on Lords of the Drinks:
The cover of father Bill Miller’s book. Religion and alcohol consumption is always a tricky combination. There are always some religious freaks that tell us we have to stay abstinent. In the past we have written about the retards who claim Christians shouldn’t  drink and we also showed…

The Art of Storytelling and the Craft of Beer

Originally posted on This Is Why I'm Drunk:
From an early age, we are drawn to the mythic nature of stories.Wondrous lands, conniving villains and our heroes that save the day. The stories we share are a connection between us – some kind of tether to the centuries of ancestors before us who regaled…

The Caped Brewsader: How Craft Beer Might Save the World

Originally posted on Literature and Libation:
(Heads up: #longread incoming!) Without fail, whenever I pull out all of my homebrewing gear to prepare for a day of beersmithery, someone stops, looks around, scratches their head, and asks questions. “Are you going to boil crabs?” “What are all these buckets?” “Is it beer yet?” I laugh…

He Said What? Pete Coors and His Magical Mystery Press Tour

Originally posted on This Is Why I'm Drunk:
Warning: #LongRead Yesterday, the Denver Post’s “First Drafts” blog ran this story: “Pete Coors, big beer industry continues to grapple with craft beers.” No kidding. It was one of many interviews Coors is providing as he stumps for Denver to host the next Republican National Convention.…

On Gender and Beer: Do We Need Saving?

Originally posted on This Is Why I'm Drunk:
When I first began thinking months ago about my recent series of posts on gender and beer, I centered them around this question: Can women save beer? That theme was inherently flawed, not only because the onus shouldn’t be on only women, but also because it…

Next Upland Lambic Lottery Begins Apr. 29

Originally posted on Beer Served Rare:
The next Upland Lambic lottery is ready to launch next week, beginning on Tuesday, April 29 at 12pm EDT and running until Wednesday, May 7 at noon. This go round will feature the long lost Persimmon Lambic (due to previous batches not being up to par), Peach Lambic and…