The local pub – or bar for our American friends – is a staple in your social life, a place of fun, friendship, and pain (if you overindulge, that is). In many places, pubs and bars are hubs of the community – serving as the primary meeting place for everything from a few pints after
So here we are again, the holiday season is nearly upon us, and while everyone else is sipping eggnog and drinking wine, the beer lover in your life will be tucking into some extra special beers to celebrate the festive season – yum! But what do you buy someone with such a specific interest as craft
Happy Friday. Are you ready for another beer? I know I am. This week’s beer is a fascinating Pale from my recent Beer52 order – fascinating for a couple of reasons: 1) They don’t own their own brewery; instead opting to brew beer at other brewers locations and referring to themselves as a “gypsy brewery”.
Hops are the female flower cones of Humulus lupulus, a bine plant from the same family as cannabis. Don’t get too exited though, hops contain zero mood-altering properties – other than perhaps beery joy. As one of the four main ingredients used to brew beer, hops are imperative for providing balance to an otherwise sweet, and somewhat one dimensional
The last time we reviewed a Samuel Smith’s beer, also a stout funny enough, we had found some evidence that pointed out rather dodgy business and ethical practices the brewery engaged in from many years before. After searching further, a website called “Sam Smith’s Forum” (http://samsmiths.info/) popped up and it had an incredible number of incidents
We all know what a pint is, it’s the biggest measurement of beer you can typically find at the pub before you order a pitcher. While this may be true, in many cases, it’s becoming increasingly confusing depending on your understanding of the concept of a pint. I do mean concept, since “pint,” when referencing beer