Beer Review – Hop JuJu by Fat Head’s

Craft beer enthusiasts have a strong tendency toward what some might call stamp collecting.  Constantly seeking out new beers, the harder to find the better.  Making convoluted justifications for spending their weekends queuing up in nondescript industrial spaces and muddy farm fields. Violating the 10th commandment in a way that would make Robert Redford’s character in... Continue Reading →

Homestead Fourth Anniversary Bash

Looking for something to do this weekend?  If your idea of a good time involves travel to pseudo-exotic locales, counting in foreign languages, and great craft beer, I've got just the event for you.  This Saturday (Jan 14) Homestead Beer Co. is throwing a party to celebrate their fourth anniversary.  The event comes with all of... Continue Reading →

Breaking Down the 2016 GABF

Awards were handed out this past weekend at the Great American Beer Festival.  The popularity of the 30 year old festival continues to grow with a total of 7,227 beers entered by 1752 breweries.  That’s up from 6,647 beers and 1552 breweries in 2015.  Out of that sea of beer only 286 entries, roughly 4%, were... Continue Reading →

The Reinvention of North High Brewing

Soccer leagues throughout most of the world practice the concept of promotion and relegation.  At the end of each season the teams that finish at the top of a given division are promoted to the next higher division, while those that finish at the bottom are relegated to make room for the newcomers. Anticipating more revenue,... Continue Reading →

Pat’s Pints Podcast Episode 6 – Off Flavor Tasting & Kettle Sours with Lineage Brewing

The Pat’s Pints Podcast is back from summer vacation.  This month we sit down with Mike Byrne from Lineage Brewing and talk neighborhood breweries, kettle sours and off flavor tasting.  Mike shares his approach to making the tasty kettle sours featured at Lineage and we sample some Blushing Bernice, their raspberry Berliner Weisse. We also delve into tasting... Continue Reading →

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