Craft Beer


Amundsen Brewery Branding

Amundsen Brewery Branding


Posted By on Nov 28, 2017

The craft beer scene in Switzerland, compared to the US, is just getting going. Walking into a beer store in the States, you are greeted by a jaw dropping array of options. Here in the CH, when someone orders a beer at the bar, they literally say “I’ll have a beer”. Because there’s only 1, maybe 2 options. And both are lager. This trend extends, for the most part, to the retail side of things. Feldschlösschen and Carlsberg dominate...

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Danish Beer: An Adventure

Danish Beer: An Adventure


Posted By on Oct 26, 2017

A or B? 1 or 2? The Gates of Gamle Un petit Mikkeller How DO they get these boats up on the beach?? Adventure is out there… Eye popping scenery On a family trip to Denmark this year, a theme permeated the daily ritual of keeping the children entertained. BEER. Ask any beer nerd what they know about Danish beer and likely the first thing out of their mouth will be Mikkeller. Rightfully so, considering these gypsy brewers make...

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3 years ago, a small group of intrepid beer nuts embarked on an epic failure of a mission to spread the love of pumpkin beer. This adventure had the best of intentions and was announced with clarity of purpose – enjoying all that is pumpkin. At the time, I was living in St. Louis and my brother in San Diego. I had a trip planned to visit sunny SoCal in October. Leading up to it, both of us bragged about the superiority of gourd based...

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Sierra Nevada Stout

Sierra Nevada Stout


Posted By on Sep 19, 2017

Sierra Nevada is one of those breweries that just casually kicks ass day in and day out – for going on FORTY YEARS! That is a long ass time in the relatively recent explosion of craft beer hipness happening right now. That’s also an alliteration unplanned until now. I wrote about New Shiny Beer Syndrome regarding Stone Brewing last week but I’d postulate that Sierra makes Stone look like the new kid on the block....

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Stone Ruination

Stone Ruination


Posted By on Sep 12, 2017

Perhaps its living in a part of the world that has not yet mastered the art of the West Coast IPA. Perhaps I suffer from New Shiny Beer Syndrome which causes me to pass over seemingly “old” craft brews for the latest and hype-iest beer on the shelf. In either case, Stone Ruination is not one to miss. I certainly miss the cornucopia of bitter IPAs readily available from coast to coast in the US. So knowing that Ruination is...

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BrewDog Cocoa Psycho

BrewDog Cocoa Psycho


Posted By on Aug 29, 2017

I’m a BrewDog fan. Their beer is excellent, their attitude makes me laugh and they’re opening up shop in Ohio. I’m not from the Buckeye State but I am from the United States so me likey. Of course, I now live in Switzerland which means I get to drink their beer all the time anyway. Its all very circular and strange. I particularly like the fact that they make a kick ass West Coast style IPA. Years of ruining my beer...

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