About Jason M

Texas Style - Having grown up down south, I've grown an appreciation for the "bigger is better" mantra. Bigger and bolder flavor is something I crave in my beers. Some people are hop-heads, all they drink are IPA's and other hoppy beers. Others are big on wheat beers. Some like it dark. Me? I'm an all-the-above kind of guy. I've had a love for all varieties since I was young and that has not changed. Good beer is good beer.

I'm constantly seeking out the latest and greatest new variety, because despite having an old-time favorite beer, drinking the same old flavors over and over gets old. That being said, I've got to try something new, explore my boundaries. After all, variety is the spice of life, no?

Favorite Beers - Unibroue La Fin du Monde, Founders Backwoods Bastard, Schlafly Oak Aged Barleywine

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5 Ways to Upgrade Your Homebrew Equipment Without Breaking The Bank!

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Last month we focused on home brewing and covered various methods as to how to brew your own beer. One of the most important facets of brewing at home – besides you the brewer of course – is your homebrew equipment. That being said, where do you go for such items? When you first start out, most people […]

How To Bottle Beer with Jason (video)

How to Bottle Beer

How To Bottle Beer In this video I go over the process of bottling my Scotch Ale Brewers Best kit that I brewed two weeks ago. Its a pretty simple process that does take a considerable amount of time and drives most homebrewers to buy keg kits. Nonetheless for those that don’t want to invest […]

Homebrewing 101 – Extract Brewing

homebrewing an extract kit

Homebrewing 101 – Extract Brewing Here we discuss the fundamentals of brewing and the easiest way to becoming a home brewer, extract brewing. Extract brewing is the beginner level of brewing and a great first step for anyone who wants to turn an interest into a hobby. Essentially the first step of the brewing process, […]

Operation Kegerator – A DIY Adventure

Kegerator. credit: Neal Patel of flickr.com

I love draft beer. There are no two ways about it. If I could have beer on tap anytime of the day or night anywhere I went, I would be a happy man. On that note, I brewed a Pliny The Elder clone for my wedding a couple months ago and had it on tap during […]

Real Women Don’t Drink Light Beer!

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Women in Craft Beer I know this might throw some people for a loop, but I’ve never been about the conventional.   Something dawned on me a long time ago and recent cases have only bolstered my argument. Women seem to be an emerging market in the craft beer industry. Now before you get put-off or […]

A Craft Beer Wedding Done the Keg Tap Way

Jason's Craft Beer Wedding

A Craft Beer Wedding On August 23, 2014 I officially became a spoken-for man by marrying my gorgeous wife Sonia. Since The Keg Tap is where I lay my beer blogging hat, I couldn’t have the typical wedding beers of Coors Light, Corona, etc. I had to do it the Keg Tap way. That being said, at my craft […]

My Wedding Beer Brew Day – Pliny The Elder Clone

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I’ve mentioned before that I’m getting married in less than two months – late August. For as much of a DIY kind of guy as I am, I decided it would be cool to not only buy beer for the reception, but also to have something on tap that most people would not be able […]

Summer Weddings and Craft Beer – A Good Fit?

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Summer Weddings and Craft Beer Most people I know understand that I’m up to my eyeballs planning my wedding. We just passed the two month mark on the wedding countdown calendar. I’m calling vendors galore, setting up meetings, trying to make sure deposits are paid, etc. I need a drink. And voila! A light bulb […]

A Trip to Paradise – My Week in Mexican Craft Beer Hell

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Craft Beer Hell So maybe the phrase craft beer hell is a little extreme, but if you know anything about me, you understand my love for craft beer over the macro stuff. Read on and you can decide for yourself. Over the past several days, I’ve been in paradise. My family is on another vacation […]

Book Review – The Pocket Beer Guide

The Pocket Beer Guide

The Pocket Beer Guide: The Essential Handbook to the Very Best Beers in the World by Stephen Beaumont and Tim Webb   I was recently tasked with an interesting assignment – reviewing a book for this website and its viewers. The book is called The Pocket Beer Guide written by Stephen Beaumont and Tim Webb. The cover states that this […]