I've never been a big drinker. That's always been amazing to me, considering how many alcoholics I've known and am related to. I definitely did the thing where you almost drink yourself to death until you turn 21 and then basically stop completely because drinking legally literally took all the fun out of it. When I was 17 and 18, anytime I had the opportunity to drink I got so wasted. Not just white girl wasted either. I was too cool for mixed drinks (which means I couldn't stomach them). So when I wasn't drinking beer, I chugged bourbon from the bottle (because for some ridiculous reason chasing it with a beer seemed like a great idea). But like I said, I didn't carry on this way for too long. The older I got, the more I just wanted to sit and relax with a nice cold beer when hanging out with friends.
I'm Matt Maratea, and I'm back again to share another round of beer reviews! The Sporting Chance Podcast continues and thus my "hobby" of enjoying craft beer continues as well.
For us craft beer lovers, we can't get enough of our favorite craft beers. We order cases and cases from our beloved breweries every month and even visit our favorite breweries and enjoy their tap rooms. And for those who have a passion in craft beer, we're attracted to the scents, the intense flavors, and the overall look of these beers. Anything that involves our most loved craft beers, we have to be involved, as well. Not to mention wanting the latest updates on what's going on in our favorite breweries.
Brewing your own beer may seem complicated from the outside looking in. It can even seem confusing as a newcomer to the hobby. However, after a brief learning period, you'll be making incredible beer in no time. In this article, we'll cover some of the absolute basics in homebrewing, the equipment you'll need, and of course, a recipe to follow.
A war is brewing. Or, it was brewed a while ago, and now the glass is pouring over. It's all out war between craft beer and big beer. Let's take a look at what made this conflict.
Beer, the drink we never get tired of drinking or talking about. At least that's me.
IPA, Greene King, Bury St Edmunds:
Finding the perfect gift for a beer connoisseur may be easier than you think if you shop online. After searching literally hundreds of websites, I’ve come up with a top ten list for gift ideas, along with my personal recommendations. I put them in order from sweet-and-simple to the lavish and generous, though there should be ideas here for all tastes and price ranges.
In the words of a darling former co-worker of mine, I "always have some weird, fun little project going."
Celiac disease sucks. It's a terrible inconvenience to anyone who has it, as gluten appears in a surprisingly wide variety of food products. The worst part of it all is that those with gluten sensitivities can't even sit back with a beer to help them get over the annoyances of dealing with it! Beer, like so many other products, has a surprisingly high gluten content, thanks in large part to the barley that is commonly used in the brewing process. Luckily, many of the largest craft breweries now offer at least one gluten free beer. Today, there is even a growing number of breweries entirely dedicated to gluten free beers. Most importantly, these brews don't sacrifice flavor, meaning they aren't just for people with celiac: They're for anyone who enjoys good beer!Disclaimer: Some of the beers featured on this list are technically "gluten-removed," and may still pose a risk to those with severe gluten allergies.
Published about a year ago
Today, I have a treat for you all. This is a limited release stout that Goose Island releases every year on Black Friday. I was fortunate enough to live near a B & B that was releasing this rare brew. If this tells you something about the demand for this beer, the line was out the door, and this was not a small B & B. This place is the size of a warehouse and craft beer lovers were lined up out the door to buy this beer at $12.99 per bottle. I don't know about you, but it isn't every day that I buy a bottle of beer at that price. After all, I'm a freelance writer and not writing for the Times, so I'm not exactly raking it in. That being said, considering what little money I have, it was still worth the buy. This year, Goose Island released seven variants of their bourbon county stout and I was able to purchase four of those variants. Now, time to get down to the beer.
Published about a year ago
Do you need a pounder can for a party, but only cobwebs occupy your wallet? Have you ever wanted to kick back with a cold one, but shriek at the sight of your bank account? Well, this article will give you the lowdown on how to hop to it without breaking the bank. I will be rating beers on a scale of one to five for both price and taste. The overall score will be an average of the two. Now, keep in mind that I am rating the profile of these beers based on what you get for the price, not based on their taste compared to the best beers on the market. Today we will consider the good, the bad, and the terribly and awfully malty in the world of beer.