fatheadsblog asked: Ever had a Fat Head's brew?
Missed this from earlier today,
everyflavour replied to your photo: #273: Fraoch Heather Ale – Williams Brothers… Alba is my favorite of the Williams Brothers varietals - and Kelpie (their seaweed ale) is also muy delicioso. What’s interesting is since the brewery is so committed to ensuring their product is authentic to the region…as a result, no hops! I really have to try more of their stuff, I’ve had only Fraoch...
shebrokeherbuttons replied to your photo: It’s Friday. I’ve had an Anchor Steam Beer. I’ve… I had a captain Lawrence smoke from the oak 2010 tonight. My palate is rather..coated. Coated like syrup on pancakes, I’d bet.
thewarsugar replied to your post: I live 20 minutes from Carton when I’m not at school. I was first introduced to their beer at the Asbury Park Beer Festival, where they took home the award for best beer. They really are just the nicest people, and every single beer in their tasting room blew me away. Did you get to try the Honey Porter they’re working on? I really agree with the double IPA,...
bagelbites asked: I live 20 minutes from Carton when I'm not at school. I was first introduced to their beer at the Asbury Park Beer Festival, where they took home the award for best beer. They really are just the nicest people, and every single beer in their tasting room blew me away. Did you get to try the Honey Porter they're working on?
The Great Beer Quest: Reply to Ratebeer criticism →
thegreatbeerquest: whosisbrew replied to your post: Ratebeer Best 2012- A quick first opinion I’m sorry, but these lists are awful. If it’s “Imperial,” or highly hopped, or quintessentially Belgian, it’s in the top ten. All this list tells me is that the Ratebeer crowd enjoys having their palate smashed… No need to sling mud with the “snob” comment, mate. I didn’t use...
Just to Get the Last of my Rantings out for the Week I don’t want to sling mud, but this video interview is just awful. Over the course of nearly a half hour, the interviewer, who has the CEO of Stone Brewing Company in front of him, insists on having a drawn-out, boring conversation about whether Hoppy, dark beers should be called “Black IPAs” or “Cascadian Dark...
theprofdrinks replied to your photo: First World Craft Beer Problems I would say I’m… That Pitchfork line at the end was pure gold! Don’t even get me started on Pitchfork, the magnet for comma splices, hyphens, compound adjective fouls, made-up musical taxonomies, retro active review editing and general pretentious douchebaggery of varying degrees and offenses. Please tell me...
bagelbites asked: I was with you up until, "Look, if you’re going to automatically not like a brewer because they now associate with corporate folks, go right ahead. But you’re a moron if you do." I don't patronize corporate brewers and I have strong convictions about it. You should check out BeerWars, it's a documentary/exposé of corporate beer companies and how evil they...
shebrokeherbuttons replied to your photo: First World Craft Beer Problems I would say I’m… This is my favorite thing you’ve written Thank you, it’s much appreciated. I can now breathe again.
Progamming Notes (Shit's Getting Real):
There will likely be no new review/commentary today. Things are way too hectic right now for myself and Johnny, hopefully we’ll have something ready to go for tomorrow. It’s lame, I really wanted to get something up today. We still might. But for now, unfortunately, nothing new until hopefully tomorrow. Next Wednesday I’ve got an interview set up with a brewery in New Jersey,...
In Case You Missed it in the Midst of SOPA...
(Which is a totally good reason if you did, so don’t take that the wrong way), here’s my post on some beers that carry a friendly price tag, but don’t sacrifice flavor or quality in the process.
notyouraveragebeersnob replied to your photo: Sooooo yes, It’s a tad cold in my room. Also,… San Francisco?!? I live close to sf That’s right sir. Johnny, the guy who does all the graphic design on the main web page, is moving to San Francisco on Monday. Which means a lot of great beer will be at his fingertips. Which obviously means I’m going to have to visit. We should all have...
1) There is no evidence that suggests George Hodgson invented India Pale Ale. 2) India Pale Ale wasn’t a result of brewers going “Well, if we brew something strong, it’ll survive the journey to India.” India Pale Ale did not have to be strong to survive the trip. The beer that came to be known as IPA wasn’t even a strong beer for its time, and other beers of...
foodbeersexwhatever replied to your photo: Soooo… Johnny’s moving to San Francisco. Good… Welcome! You’ll love it here! Thanks! Seriously, life must be good with Anchor, 21st Amendment and Speakeasy in the same city.
Just Some "State of the Whosisbrew" Stuff:
1) I did three commentary posts this week. That’s way more than I usually do, but the beer world gave me a lot to write about, and I had to respond in a timely manner, before new news becomes old news. I still have others on the horizon, but I’ll definitely be spacing them out a bit as I usually do. I don’t want to clog your dashboard with long posts every day, so next week...
newbeernewyear asked: Just wanted to say thank you for all the great articles about beer, as well as your own quality reviews.
drinkwithlong asked: Besides tasting beer, what's the best website or book to learn about beer? Getting into the bartender business. I've heard about making cocktails with beer. Would like to learn more so I know what i'm doing when i'm experimenting with beer and cocktails. Follow my blog if you are interested in the cocktail culture. Hope to learn some things from your blog.
theartofhomebrewing replied to your photo: Calagiowned. If you didn’t know, this happened… Your ramblings are always entertaining to read. This is no exception. “Calagiowned” would make a fantastic catch phrase for Sam. You’re too kind my friend, and I’m glad you enjoy the writings. I’ve gotta give credit where credit is due, though. I saw “Calagiowned” on...
alisekimberly asked: A+ on the Calagiowned comment.
There's an Awful lot to Discuss this Week
I’m going through a rather prolific period of commentary writing. The beer world is tossing quite a bit at me right now and I’m finding it somewhat difficult to catch up. Not that anyone gives a crap about what I have to say about it, but, well, it’s my blog. I get to say what I want regardless. Anyway, with that in mind, I’ll be posting a commentary tomorrow about the...
Canadian Breakfast Stout is No Joke
And on that note, Goodnight. -Captain Whosisbrew
thegreatbeerquest replied to your photo: Part of what my girlfriend got me for Christmas. … God damn I’m jealous. Be thorough on your review please. I know it will be great but I’m dying to know why and how great. Looking forward to the review. Cheers…. you lucky bastard -GBQ thegreatbeerquest replied to your photo: Part of what my girlfriend got me for Christmas. … Also, you should...
antoniusblockschesspiece replied to your photo: A Story About the Beer That Changed my Life Every… I wasn’t much of a beer drinker at the time, but once at a resturaunt I ordered a Shiner Bock on tap. I have never had a tap beer before, so when I tried it, I thought it was the most tasty, delicious beverage I have ever had. Cheers to that, I still enjoy Shiner Bock quite a bit, too.