Craft Beer


Have you ever had Campfire Stout from High Water Brewing? If not, imagine a freshly toasted s’mores and that’s it. The tagline is “Leaves you wanting s’more” for a reason. High Water arguably invented the s’mores beer category which is supported by the fact of winning a Gold Medal for the brew not once, but twice at the Great American Beer Festival. I first had it many years ago on a trip to California and once it arrived in St. Louis...

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Stranger Things Beer Pairings

Stranger Things Beer Pairings


Posted By on Mar 1, 2017

  I was on a Netflix binge the other night and got to thinking about Stranger Things. Easily one of my favorite shows in recent memory, I now have a calendar counting down the days until Halloween for the release of Season 2. I’m a little excited. During said binge, I was consuming tasty beer and naturally started wondering what the characters from the Best Show on TV would embody (for the younger crew members) and actually drink...

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There is a problem with craft beer on Instagram. I LOVE good beer and (mostly) love Instagram but I strongly dislike taking photos that are “good enough” to post. If you read any of the “10 Ways To Crush Instagram” type articles, they’ll mostly tell you to focus on quality over quantity and even give you tips on how to take professional looking shots. Which I really like the sound of but not so much the actual doing of.   An...

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Einstök | Arctic Berry Ale

Einstök | Arctic Berry Ale


Posted By on Feb 15, 2017

When I visited Iceland going on 10 years ago, we somehow missed Einstök. We had lots of amazing experiences like: Outrageous hikes through valleys containing rivers running with hot water Snorkeling in the frigid water of a fissure between the North American and Eurasian continents Eating roasted puffin And let’s not forget Brennivin, also known as Black Death which paired, uh, interestingly, with putrified shark Yet, with all that...

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Hinano | Gold

Hinano | Gold


Posted By on Nov 23, 2016

“OUTSIDE!” came a sarcastic shout. “CHOPES!” came another. It was a frigid January afternoon on the 13 mile long New Hampshire coast. Epic conditions of 1-2 foot Hawaiian, top to bottom miniature close outs with 6 millimeters of smelly neoprene covering my brother, Craft Beard, and I from head to heel.   Chopes is corny surf shorthand for Teahupo’o which is a surf break in Tahiti known as one of the heaviest waves in the world....

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Wychwood Brewing | Imperial Red

Wychwood Brewing | Imperial Red


Posted By on Nov 14, 2016

Imperial Red from Wychwood Brewing out of the UK was, perhaps unknowingly, made for Game of Thrones. Brewery Ommegang has the official GOT beers but Wychwood was arguably there first. Just get a load of His Imperious Self on the label and tell me he wasn’t at the Red Wedding. The rest of Wychwood’s lineup even manages to fall in line with some of the supernatural shenanigans going on in the Seven Kingdoms – goblins, wyches, and the...

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