The Cheap Double IPA The World Needs

Because the medium-sized city in which I live never passes up an opportunity to be a self-parody of limousine-liberal gentrification, there are three Whole Foods outlets within reasonable walking distance of my apartment. I always go to the same one, though, because it's the closest, and also the smallest. » 2/10/15 3:54pm 2/10/15 3:54pm

Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru: A Sour Beer Worth Road-Tripping For

The Boston Beer Company confounds me. I do like their most famous and best-selling beer, Samuel Adams Boston Lager: It's a seminal brew in many a Masshole's drunken coming of age, mine included, and a large, unbalanced load of the Internet holds this fact against us. I can't swing a dead Yuengling around here without… » 9/29/14 1:24pm 9/29/14 1:24pm

Are These The Best Home-Brewed Beers In America?

After spending the last few millennia in aggressive pursuit of leisure and convenience, mankind—by which I mean a vocal minority of reasonably well-off people who are bloggers or my friends—has started voluntarily emulating a dirtier, more troublesome era when we had to make things for ourselves. » 5/20/14 12:10pm 5/20/14 12:10pm

I Drank a $200 Bottle of Sam Adams For Science

To some, beer is something you just swill down while watching football, and flavor is a distant after-thought. But others will sip and savor a beer, picking it apart like a connoisseur of fine wines. Those that comfortably sit in that second category won't think twice about dropping some hard-earned money on a bottle… » 11/22/13 6:26pm 11/22/13 6:26pm