Amy Siskind came along at a time in my life when we needed someone to throw themselves on a grenade… and she did just that.
pFriem Family Brewers is killin’ it. If they are not, in fact, the best brewery in this region, they are, at very least, on a ridiculously-short list of maybe three or four.
We created and supported the Craft Beer Boom as a statement that we would rather spend our dollars for beer that tastes good and supports our friends and neighbors and our own local, state, and American economies.
This is the defining classic Northwest Pale Ale and one that is so brilliantly approachable and drinkable that even your Mass-Produced-Pilsner-Addicted pals will find nothing to bitch about. And a LOT to love.
GrowlerWerks UKeg 64 is to beer enjoyment and preservation what Gibson and Sterling’s book was to steampunk: a seminal event that signals the dawn of a whole new, exciting paradigm.
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.