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...

Two Nights at the Bud Light Hotel

LAS VEGAS— The email that I received prior to my arrival in Sin City was specific. Representatives in blue-logoed polo shirts and black pants would be waiting by door 51 at Terminal C. They would escort me to the bus that would take me to the Hard Rock Hotel &...

Recipe: Corned Beer Hash

“Excerpted from The American Craft Beer Cookbook (c) John Holl. Photography (c) Lara Ferroni. Used with permission of Storey Publishing.” Corned Beef Hash from the American Craft Beer Cookbook by John Holl The difference between good hash and bad hash is vast. There...