My Chat with Boqueron Brewery


The landscape of beer in Puerto Rico is just beginning to switch over from the mass market light lagers to something with more cojones. The market on the island has been dominated by Medalla (local light lager), Corona, Heineken and a few other light lagers but with the explosion of craft beers in the American […]

Making Brewery Visits Easier!


When I’m in a new state/area looking to scout the local beer scene, I typically go to Google maps and search for ‘brewery,’  that gives me results in the area I’m interested in and then I jump on review websites and see if visiting that brewery is worth my time. If it is, I head […]

Lone Star Love – My Trip Home to Texas and Texas Beer

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I just got back from an action-packed trip to Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; or more commonly known to the locals as DFW. I was spending a four day weekend down south in my hometown. The main point of my trip was to go and see a friend get married. This is someone I consider the third little […]

Rubicon Brewing Co. – Sacramento, CA

Rubicon Brewing

Rubicon Brewing Co. – Sacramento, CA Sactown, the capitol of the state of my youth. The end. That’s about as much as I know about it besides just kind of being out in the middle of no where. Anyway I was down in Sacramento, CA recently for business with a co-worker. We stayed downtown in […]

Deep Ellum Brewery Company – Dallas, TX

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Deep Ellum Brewery Company I few weeks ago I decided to take a trip to Deep Ellum, a neighborhood in Dallas where we find Deep Ellum Brewery Company. I had heard of this place from a few local craft beer makers, but could never confirm its existence, since it has only been in business a […]

Nothing like a Good BrewPub on a Business Trip: Iron Hill Brewery


Nothing like a good BrewPub on a Business Trip… especially on the Company Dime!  Iron Hill Brewery in Phoenixville, Pa. How many of you have experienced the following situation: you are scheduled to go on a multi-day business trip to a place you haven’t been before, your day ends at a reasonable time and you […]

Not a Loser: Elysian Loser Pale Ale

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Loser Pale Ale (7.0% ABV, 57 IBU) What caught my eye first when I saw this beer was the name. I think its safe to say that most people would, with a big loser across the label. Its a pale ale and above the word loser is the phrase “Corporate Beer Still Sucks.” Well said. […]

PDX and Maui are Practically Family: Maui Brewing Company

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  What caught my eye while I was at the mircobrew section of one of my local corner stores, was a bunch of cans in six and four packs with fancy black holders (that’s the technical name :)). “Hmm” my inquisitive mind hummed to itself. Investigating further, I found that most were from Maui Brewing Co. […]

Beer Sausage & Hops Galore! Coalition Brewing – Portland, OR


I am a very lucky that a short 3 block walk from my apartment stands the Coalition Brewing pub “and 10-barrel brewery.” Not a big brewery or pub but their tasty largely hoppy beers makes the brewery have a big feel to it. It has a very nice outdoor seating area and if you want […]

Laurelwood Public House & Brewery


My buddy Ryan and I went to the organic Laurelwood Public House & Brewery in Northeast PDX on 51st and Sandy for happy hour after work tonight. I’ve tasted two beers from this brewery before (seasonal Vinter Varmer and Gearhead IPA) and blogged about them for the KT. We sat in the bar area and […]