An Ode to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

An Ode to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

It’s immediately recognizable, thanks to its distinctive green label announcing “purest ingredients” and “finest quality” and the 12-ounce heritage bottle with the quality-seal cap (use bottle opener). But it’s the concoction of ingredients inside that brings people...
Hop or Artichoke? A Whole Lot of Confusion

Hop or Artichoke? A Whole Lot of Confusion

A few months ago, I was at the gym (yes, really), working with a trainer when a few minutes into a session she remarked on how much I must love artichokes. I was momentarily confused by this perceived non sequitur until she pointed at my T-shirt, a “true royal”...

Year Zero For Beer

Drinking beer can cause the mind to wander, and to ponder the important questions of our time. Sometimes it can even lead to intriguing hypotheticals. That’s where I found myself several weeks ago when I was having beers with Matt Kirkegaard, an Australian journalist...

About the New Anchor IPA

Here’s something that might be hard to believe in the beer world: Until earlier this year San Francisco’s iconic Anchor Brewing Co. did not have a product that was labeled as an IPA. That’s right. India Pale Ale, one of the most popular styles in America. One of the...