Arguably no beer substyle is more closely associated with Ohio than the spiced Christmas Ale. While Anchor Christmas Ale is the oldest surviving example of the style, dating to 1975, I think it’s fair to say that the Christmas Ale tradition is a bigger phenomenon in Ohio than it is in California, and Great Lakes... Continue Reading →
Ohio Beer Treks Part 1 – Cleveland Rocks!
I’ve traveled the world looking for good beer and interesting places. I’ve written about locales from Bend to Boston, from Burlington to Santa Barbara, and many points in between. I’ve journeyed to faraway places exploring the origins of beer styles such as gose (Liepzig), sahti (Helsinki), Berliner Weisse (Berlin), and pilsner (Pilsen). My travels have... Continue Reading →
Beer Review – Candi-Man by Indigo Imp
Indigo Imp is a Cleveland brewery that uses open fermentation for all of their beers. They also bottle condition each beer and dip the neck of one beer in each six pack in wax. I think it is safe to say there are no other Ohio breweries quite like Indigo Imp. In terms of beer style the... Continue Reading →