Disappearing cooler space, billions of dollars in sales, craft breweries brewing up fizzy water, “ain’t no laws”, how did this happen? How did 5% ABV, 100 calorie, 2 grams of sugar, clear, flavored seltzer water take over? Who is to blame for the brewer who works over a hot mash tun all day and then… Continue reading How Did We Get Here?
This year I attended my seventh Riot Fest the annual music festival that takes place in Douglass Park in Chicago. Well, it didn’t always take place in Douglass Park and it didn’t happen last year, but you know. The first thing you should know is that Riot Fest the actual festival is incredible. Entry to… Continue reading The Agony and the Ecstacy of Riot Fest 2021
A Practical Guide to Touring the Bourbon Trail From July 7th to July 10th in the year of our Lord 2021 my wife and I visited eight distilleries across the great state of Kentucky. And while researching the trip I found lots of tours I could take, shuttle services to get me around, and tips… Continue reading A Practical Guide To The Kentucky Bourbon Trail