Chicago: One Hell of a Town

I have returned alive and well from the Windy City! C2E2 was a blast, seeing friends from both Chicago and all over the country was a thrill and walking all over that city was just perfect. But you’re reading a beer blog. You don’t want to hear about a comic convention and walking around Lincoln…

My First Beer Pairing Dinner

So March 25th marked a really interesting moment in my beer learning adventures. For the first time in my life I attended a beer pairing dinner. The dinner, put on by Mirella Amato’s Barley’s Angels, a group dedicated to educating women about the wonderful world of beer and hosted by Guy McClelland of McClelland Premium…

Japanese Beer Is Sauceome

In a land where the only Japanese beer that is commonly known is Sapporo, its nice to know that the Japanese are amazing at the darker beers and really are growing. Sarah Becan, creator of one of my favorite webcomics I Think You’re Sauceome, recently made a trip to Tokyo and documented some of the…

The Wonders of “Mug Clubs”

I really got a kick out of hearing about this.  Reader Mike Townsend just graduated to a dead author “mug club” at Bukowski’s Tavern in Boston.  The Challenge? Drink 136 beers in 180 days.  You have to pay for the drinks yourself and the beers you drink will be marked down on a card.  At…