Beer Events: Dogfish Dash

This year’s Dogfish Dash was bigger than ever – more than 1000 runners descended upon Milton, DE for the race (and for the free food and drink afterward). I was taking part for the third consecutive year, and had a great time once again (placing 277 out of 537 in the 10K run – [...]

Beer Culture: Post-GABF Thoughts

No, I wasn’t there, but I did enjoy watching the awards stream, and it was quite pleasing to see some favorite breweries and beers (both local and those from further afield) hailed.  Stoudt’s has been turning out incredibly well-crafted German-style beers since long before it was trendy to do so (and I would argue that [...]

Beer Review: Erie Brewing Company Derailed

As a very general rule, I dislike fruit beers.  Of course, there are some exceptions – Dogfish Head’s Festina Peche is a refreshingly unusual take on the Berliner Weisse style, and  Walking Man’s Black Cherry Stout is one of the few fruit/stout combinations I’ve found effective (and I’m happy to report it’s very effective indeed). [...]

Beer Places: Pinocchio’s, Media, PA

Media is a bit off the beaten track even for local Philly-area beer geeks – yes, there’s an Iron Hill brewpub that typically features some solid offerings, but on the whole, the town gives off a suburban, 1950s vibe that does not scream ‘beer destination.’  But Pinocchio’s is changing that, first, by adding an ever-more-interesting [...]

Beer Review: Left Hand/Terrapin Oxymoron

Colorado’s Left Hand Brewing and Terrapin Beer of Athens, GA may not be terribly close to one another geographically, but they share a creative impulse to go beyond ‘official’ beer styles.  In this, their third collaboration as part of their Midnight Project series, they’ve done something unusual indeed – Oxymoron is an IPA, but it’s [...]

Beer Review: Dogfish Head Bitches Brew

Yesterday was the release of Dogfish Head’s latest one-off creation, Bitches Brew. The beer was previewed at SAVOR in Washington, DC, earlier this summer, and its official debut this week even garnered an NPR feature. Brewed to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the seminal Miles Davis album, it’s as unique as Dogfish [...]