Beer Styles Bastard Children

Posted by Darryl | Beer Styles, Educate Me, IPA | Posted on October 14th, 2011

It’s entirely too late (3:51 AM PDT), and I probably shouldn’t be writing because I suspect that I’ll ramble, but if not now…when?

The Beer Wench (her blog & Twitter) tweeted a link to, and some comments about, Greg Koch’s blog post titled “In Defense of Language: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Black IPA“. (Greg is the CEO and Co-Founder of Stone Brewing Co., and is on Twitter at @StoneGreg) Go read that post, then come back here, otherwise this may not make sense. Go ahead… it’s okay… I’ll wait. CONTINUE READING THE FULL POST

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IPA Day – 2011

Posted by Darryl | Bars, Breweries & Alehouses, Educate Me, Holidays, IPA, Tastings | Posted on August 5th, 2011

IPA day handoutYesterday, August 4, 2011 was the first international IPA Day. I’m fairly certain that the United Nations weren’t involved in passing any kind of resolution to enact a holiday, and I suspect it’s not going to show up on the puppy/kitten calendar that you’re gonna buy at the mall in October. This “holiday” was inspired by similar events in the wine world and brought into our world of beer by The Beer Wench (@TheBeerWench) & Ryan Ross (@RyanARoss). After you’re done reading about how I celebrated observed the holiday, you can pop over to The Wench’s blog and read about how the idea came about at CONTINUE READING THE FULL POST

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