By far, the largest sub-group of American Indie/craft breweries is the one for which I’ve borrowed a term from my pals Chris Carter and Doug Baldwin: “A-ight”
Concannon Vineyards is one of the most emphatic and pleasurable shocks I’ve been given in my last ten years as a wine writer
Fort George is just starting to explore their excellence and, trust me on this, we all want to be watching closely, and with glasses under their taps, as it happens.
In the continuum of ales featuring this brilliant new Bud Buddy, Pyramid Lemondrop Pale ranks right up there with Chasin’Freshies, Delicious, and the stunning Crux Fermentation Project Lemondrop IPA.
I am DONE with these clowns and reptiles and lunatics. So done. So sickened. And SO wounded to my soul at watching our children and grandchildren die while politicians prevaricate and simper and shift blame.
How do you say “California” in one whiskey?…The best pocket description for this innovative whiskey is “…vivid and spicy, sun-splashed liberally with colorful grace notes, and different enough that even a complete novice will understand they have something on their tongue that hasn’t been there before.
This is a delicious beer; purely and simply delicious…The overall effect is almost literally stunning. It’s fresh but unmistakably mature and even a tad boozy(!), with a proudly sophisticated character that further sets it apart from all its many cousins.
Doug McCrea has earned the respect of winemakers across this entire country, has made an extraordinary and incalculable contribution to whatever Washington wine has evolved into, here in 2018.