The Texas brewing community lost its collective mind when AB-Inbev bought Karbach, the fastest growing indie brewery in the state. Ronnie Crocker has the details.
Portland Maine is the craft brewing capitol of the US. We were surprised that Austin couldn’t crack the top 10 but the city’s explosive population growth denied them their bid. Check out the linked chart if you’re into brewery stats.
Band of Bohemia is now the world’s only Michelin-starred brewpub.
The legendary beer writer Fred Eckhardt goes deep in part one of Eighty Beers I Remember. The ‘dean of American beer writers’ was always entertaining and authored the definitive ‘The Essentials of Beer Style.’ From the piece “My next beer of memory was Budweiser, but I wasn’t paying attention when, at 17, we (a troop trainload of Marines) stopped at St. Louis and toured that brewery. It was great.”
We all had to start somewhere. I fondly recall chugging Little King’s cream ale at house parties when I was a teen. We don’t often get started on our beer journey by drinking Heady y’all.