February 28, 2019

Tap Time Radio February 27th, 2019

Check out last night's episode of Tap Time on 103.7 The Buzz with our guests Ren and Sarah from Flyway Brewing in North Little Rock!

February 21, 2019

Keep Austin Beer'd

Made my 2nd trip ever to Austin over the weekend with sights set on both finishing the Austin Half-Marathon and drinking lots of good beer. Mission accomplished. And maybe I struggled a bit on the hilly downtown Austin route, OK maybe a lot, but it had nothing to do with all the beer I drank the day before. Probably. But damn there is just so much good beer in this city. And good food.

It's not just breweries that are abundant either, but great craft beer bars. Places like Banger Sausage House, Craft Pride, Wright Bros. Brew & Brew and Waller Street Pub House have fantastic beer lists and knowledgeable staff. It's not hard to find great beer.

Last time I was in town a year ago I made it out to one of my favorites, Jester King. I also got to Independence and Blue Owl during the visit. This year I wanted to hit some breweries I hadn't been to so I set out for a cool half-dozen, which is really easy to do with 2+ days in this town. I did pretty well, finally getting up to north Austin and 3 breweries, all walking distance from each other. That's a pretty fun time and worth the Uber cost to get to. The other 3 are sort of just east of downtown.

6 breweries, 1 great weekend

And there are still just so many more breweries. I guess I'll need a lot more trips.

But for now, here were my quick Twitter recaps and pics for this year:

February 20, 2019

Rogue Ales & Spirits | Straight Outta Newport

Rogue Ales: We set out to brew a huge West Coast IPA to satisfy the thirstiest hop heads. Bursting with Citra, Mosaic and Comet hops, Straight Outta Newport packs a wallop of citrus aromas and fruit flavors to create a beer unlike any other we've ever brewed.

Beer School: what is malt?

Beer School: what is malt? | The Craft Beer Channel 

We may all rave about hops most of the time, but without malt there would be no beer. This week we head to Muntons, one of the UK's leading maltsters to learn more about the grains that go in our beer. We see out how it's harvested and made – as well as what makes great malt and how it's used.

 Huge thanks to Muntons for the tour and Burnt Mill for the beers!

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February 14, 2019

February 10, 2019

Conan Visits The Samuel Adams Brewery

Conan O'Brien tries every beer and examines every staff member’s beard at the Sam Adams Brewery in Boston.

The Brewers Association: Brewery Safety Matters

The Brewers Association (BA) Safety Ambassador, Matt Stinchfield, travels nationwide educating craft brewers on ways to improve brewery safety through conscientious and affordable prevention and protection strategies.