A Pilgrimage to Pilsner Urquell

Pilsner occupies a rather unusual spot in the pantheon of beer styles.  When people first get turned onto craft beer their instinct is to gravitate to something dark or hoppy or fruity.  Lagers are generally none of those things, in fact they are almost the antithesis of what casual observers think craft beer is about,... Continue Reading →

Brewery Tour vs. Brewery Crawl

Let’s say you want to visit a several breweries on a single day.  Maybe you are visiting town for the weekend or are looking for something fun to do for a birthday, bachelorette party or other special occasion. There are two options you can choose, an organized brewery tour run by a company who specializes... Continue Reading →

My Columbus Brew Adventure

A few months back I received an e-mail out of the blue from a gentleman named Jim Ellison who runs a company called Columbus Brew Adventures, inviting me to go on one of his Columbus Brewery tours.  What could I say, one of his tours was on my list of the top gifts for the... Continue Reading →

A Visit to New Glarus Brewing

After visiting Topping Goliath the night before, we left Decorah on Wednesday morning and set out for our next destination—New Glarus Brewing in the small Wisconsin town of the same name.  I’ve read a lot about New Glarus and their beers over the years, but since they only distribute within Wisconsin my exposure to their beer... Continue Reading →

A Visit to Toppling Goliath Brewing Co

Recently I had the “opportunity” to drive across a pretty wide swath of the country.  I purchased a 2008 Pontiac Solstice from my father who lives in Pocatello, Idaho.  To get it home I flew out to Idaho to pick up the car and drive it back to Columbus, Ohio.  I was accompanied by my 19... Continue Reading →

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