The Upper Hand

It is not often a very successful brewery owner decides to build a second brewery with a brand new identity from scratch. That is what industry pioneer Larry Bell of Michigan’s Bell’s Brewery has done with Upper Hand Brewery. They quietly entered the...

Double Time

Double IPA is one of my favorite styles of beer. I love the big, bold and, of course, hoppy character of this uniquely American style of beer. It takes the popularity hops and runs with it. These usually have double or even triple the typical number of hops of an...

The Mother of Invention

Almost every day I hear about a new beer or brewery that is trying to push the envelope. It seems as though brewers are trying to do whatever they can to stand out in a crowded market, as it should be. Some breweries are leading the way and creating truly unique...

Keeping Your Next Beer Run Local

I’ve chosen a Minneapolis brewery for this month’s beer blog that is steadily building a loyal following and has a most welcoming atmosphere in their taproom located in the NE Arts District.  They make a couple beers that stand out among the crowded craft beer...

Glass Not Included

With the recent news of the voluntary recall,(due to glass fragments in some beers) of some of Sierra Nevada’s beers, I thought it would be a good time to reiterate how awesome these beers are! First, I should say that we have been assured by both Sierra Nevada...

K.I.S.S. (Keep it Simple Stoopid)

This week’s blog is all about keeping it simple Stoopid. Sometimes it seems like it is hard to find a beer that doesn’t have any trendy fruit flavor, a sour or barrel aged. There are times that I just want and need a well-balanced beer. Well, if you are...
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