Ohio vs. Michigan Battle of the Beers

When late November arrives in Central Ohio one subject dominates the news, and takes center stage in the thoughts and minds of many residents.  I’m not referring to Thanksgiving or the ridiculous shopping spectacle that used to occur the day after Thanksgiving, but now lasts longer than Bill Belichick’s tenure as head coach of the... Continue Reading →

Beer Review – Founders Porter

Tonight I’m reviewing two highly regarded midwest Porters.  I just posted a review on Edmund Fitzgerald Porter by Great Lakes Brewing, a beer I consider to be the standard against which all Porters should be measured.  In this post I review Founders Porter and compare it to Edmund Fitzgerald.  Since both Porters are tasty, easy... Continue Reading →

Beer Review – Bell’s Amber Ale

Bell’s beer is one of the best known and largest craft breweries in the country.  Famous for big beers like Hopslam and Expedition Stout, the Amber Ale is one of their oldest and most conventional offerings.  Even though it is available year round and has been brewed since 1985 I’ve never tried this beer.  In... Continue Reading →

Beer Tasting at Studio 35

After what seems like a month (but was actually only one week) away I’m glad to be back to blogging about beer.  My absence was prompted by a big project at work (a grant deadline) that is behind me now.  Fortunately, during my hiatus I was able to partake in some beer related activities.  Last... Continue Reading →

Columbus Brewery Guide

While no one is going to mistake Columbus for Portland, San Diego or Brussels, the list of breweries in Ohio’s capital city is a rapidly expanding list.  Columbus is home to at fifteen different breweries (plus a Gordon Biersch and a Budweiser plant). This guide contains all that you need to know to start your Columbus beer journey.... Continue Reading →

Picks from the Pumpkin Patch

As Halloween comes and goes the pumpkin beers are rapidly giving way to the Christmas beers.  As a new beer blogger it seemed my duty to sample a variety of pumpkin beers and offer up my opinions.  Back in early October that seemed like a good idea, but after starting the project the appeal of... Continue Reading →

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