Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is the American Ale Gold Standard

We live in a new world.  I like to think of it as the post-Anheuser era.  The neo-beer years where we are no longer shackled by watered-down lagers as the only option in our drinking lives.  The store shelves are lush with a varietal of craft-brewed beers. As with all great eras in human history, … Continue reading Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is the American Ale Gold Standard

Maine Beer Company’s Lunch is the Best Beer in Maine

Yeah, bold title, but it's true.  Maine Beer Company's Lunch is the best tasting beer in the great state of Maine.  And that's saying something in a state that boasts a deluge of world class brews. The new hip beer on the scene is the sweet/sour, yeasty saison.  In Maine, craft beer disciples are gushing … Continue reading Maine Beer Company’s Lunch is the Best Beer in Maine

When Life Hands You Citra Hops, Make Zombie Dust

In my pursuit of the perfect IPA there have been a small handful of recurring beers people tell me I have to try.  120 Minute IPA.  Check.  Maine Beer Company's Lunch.  Check.  Hop Stoopid.  Sierra Nevada Hoptimum.  Hop Wallop.  Green Flash.  Check.  Check.  Check.  Check. I've even found myself holding the elusive and mysterious Heady … Continue reading When Life Hands You Citra Hops, Make Zombie Dust

Maine’s Best Drink-Me-Everyday IPA Is An Old Friend

You can't swing a growler in Maine today without hitting a new brewery crafting high quality beer.  Gone are the days of swilling Shipyard and Gritty's because you were dying to drink local beer.  Maine has joined the brewing revolution with full force.  Rising Tide, Maine Beer Company, Oxbow, Baxter Brewing, among others, have brought … Continue reading Maine’s Best Drink-Me-Everyday IPA Is An Old Friend