Cheap Lunch & Simple Pleasures

In my town, people like to drink. It makes sense because it is a college town, but even the not-so-fresh-out-of-school like to indulge in a beer or five. And where there are drunk people, there are late-night food places serving up drunchies. Considering this, it’s crazy to think that one place stands out as the […]

Bubbly Beer & Weird Meat

As the temperatures begin to rise, people are starting to shift their beer orders. Once days are consistently over 45˚F, stouts and porters begin to fall out of favor, and that’s what has been happening lately. Even if a stout is phenomenal, it’s guaranteed to sit on tap lines longer now that it’s May. The […]

2016 Boulevard Saison-Brett

Today, most beers are meant to be fresh. Brewing technology has never been better than it is today, and it isn’t uncommon to drink a beer that is merely days old. However, this wasn’t always the case. Brewers were once limited by even the weather, and they could only make their beer in the colder […]

Down the Saison Rabbit Hole

At my job, I’m asked a lot of questions about beer, and I’ve noticed that some questions get asked over and over again. Some people ask for specific types of beer that aren’t as easy to locate as the IPAs (“Where are your beers aged in Bourbon barrels?” “What chili beers do y’all have?”). Sometimes […]

Spice Fiend

Guys, I have a confession: I fucking love spicy food. And when I say spicy, I mean actually spicy, not “white people spicy.” I’ve had strangers concerned for me when I order food. I’ve had people double check to make sure I really want my food that spicy. I’ve had people watch me eat food […]

The Road to Advanced Cicerone

October 30, 2015 was the day that I found out that I had passed my Certified Cicerone® exam, and I was ecstatic. I remember falling on the floor emitting a noise that was part Banshee scream, part gut-wrenching cry. All the work I had put into studying had paid off, and my status in the […]