I've struggled to write this post more than any other thus far so I'm going to keep it simple and try to remove emotion as much as possible. IPAs or any beer that is meant to be hop forward must be consumed fresh. Ideally within 6 weeks of packaging and if you're sharing these beers with people, especially in trades make sure you're not giving them up if they're more than a month old. No, the beers won't be bad as they approach 8-9 weeks of age but they're not going to be bur
I spent a week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico last week and I wasn't surprised to find a very bleak craft beer scene. Not to say that the occasional Corona, Pacifico or Victoria (which I happened to enjoy more than anything else during my trip) will kill you. I also drank quiet a bit of tequila while I was there By alcohol volume I definitely drank more agave than anything else but the vast majority of the margaritas I consumed were well above average, I make a mean skinny margar
First order of business is to hop on the honesty train and admit the first few times I tried the beers from Singlecut Beersmiths in Astoria and which included several trips to the brewery I wasn't blown away by their beers. On one of our early dates my girlfriend went for a run over the Tri-borough (or RFK Bridge, whatever) which terminated at the brewery to quench our thirst. She had a variety of the Kim, I believe Hibiscus which kicked off her torrid love affair with sours
I'm a beer nerd who enjoys great craft beer but more importantly I want to share great beer with all of you!