Change is in the air

No matter the change, there will always be opposition to it.  Today the office of Regulatory Reinvention sent to Lansing a list of 72 recomendations to amend the Michigan Liquor control code.  Some of the changes can be major boons for the growing craft beer industry.  A big one is the ability to hold a…

Coloring Outside the Lines

I can’t remember if I mentioned this before, but I am doing a bit of writing outside my pages here.  I recently paid a visit to Kissell Brewing and that visit is now posted over at I’m a Beer Hound.  Check it out (we all need some love every now and then).  Time for a…

Beer and Cheese Soup

Aside from the fact that this is a classic, its just pretty dog gone good.  So what we have for this edition (doesn’t that sound official… ok maybe not) is a bit o’ soup, beer and cheese soup when you get down to it.  You could go out and get a few beers just for…

Ownership

I spent a few hours hanging out with a couple friends last night.  Who knew, I actually have a friend or two.  I was a bad house guest, I didn’t bring beer to share.  Instead I had a couple of the beers from the fridge.  For a long time I have had a schedule that…

Geeks of the World Unite

I am sure we don’t have to go into this again but yes, I am a geek.  I recently found out that at the geekiest convention of conventions, Gen Con, there will be a special tapping for a beer brewed especially for Gen Con.  Yes, it’s true, even geeks are jumping on the craft beer…

Back to Style…

This forever seems a subject we may never move away from.  I recently ran across two great articles pertaining to the never ending discussion of style, each approaching from a different angle.  The first from Jeff Alworth at Beervana, raises the question of our methods in brewing to recreate a style.  Does the method matter or…

He Said Beer, She Said Wine

I have been reading He Said Beer, She Said Wine.  From what I have seen so far, it is pretty informative.  It has been a while since I have gone through any formal wine training, so the information that Marnie Old has put in the book has been a good brush up.  Although the book…