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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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 […]

New Brew from Shiner (White Wing) = Redemption?

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Shiner White Wing 4.7% ABV 15 IBU I got my hands on a new flavor from an old home state brewery that I’ve known well since my early college days. It’s been almost twenty years since I was introduced to the Shiner label. I’ve grown in taste and palate preferences since then. Meanwhile, they have offered up various […]

Good Times at the AC Beerfest 2014

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AC Beerfest 2014 Boy do I love heading to Atlantic City for a weekend trip of drinking beer and fun at the casinos. I’ve been going to AC – as we all call it up here – pretty much yearly since I moved to NJ in 2002.  I’ve also been attending the AC Beer and […]

Handling Relationships with Non-Beer Lovers

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My dream girl has long been the woman who not only inspires me intellectually, but shares all of my passions. This includes beer. As it stands, I only have one of the two now, but batting .500 ain’t too shabby just about anywhere you go. I have been a beer lover for decades already. When I was […]

The Chilltown Craft Beer Festival

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Chilltown Craft Beer Festival Maybe this should be entitled “Reflections from the Other Side.” Not too long ago, the only mention of beer festivals were the ones we went to as paying attendees, eager to seek out the craft brewers – who were the focal point of said festivals – and their delicious concoctions. This […]

Bonding Through Beer – Making Friends Through the Suds

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Bonding Through Beer It’s no secret that it is easy to make friends while you’re hanging out in the bar throwing back a couple of cold ones. You obviously have similar interests – beer and probably football or whatever sport is on the TV – and it’s only natural to assimilate with others who are […]