The long-running and legendary Crown and Anchor Pub in Austin Texas

Writer Christopher Barnes goes deep on the Order of Friars Minor aka the Franciscans . The tenets of the order are: Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience. And these monks love brewing world class beer. They have an order in Cincinnati and we got real excited til we learned that the monks up in the Queen City are not brewing any beer. More’s the pity. Continue Reading

Oedipus Brewing In Amsterdam Netherlands

When we think of Bogotá, Colombia we remember the cartels of the 80s who made millions selling the devil’s dandruff to witless Americans. Nowadays things have dramatically changed in the ‘Athens of South America’ not the least of which being the city has a thriving craft beer scene. Continue Reading

Oedipus Brewing
Gedempt Hamerkanaal 85
1021 KP
Amsterdam, Netherlands

We shipped lead writer RL Reeves Jr over to Amsterdam, Netherlands earlier this month for fresh installments of his ‘On The Road’ series.

On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Oedipus Brewing In Amsterdam Netherlands

Of course the first thing he did was retire to a local brewery, Oedipus, to get drunk.

Brouwerij ‘t IJ in Amsterdam is a nice place to hangout but I wish they practiced better line maintenance.

Arcane beer laws that have existed since the early post-prohibition-era have created massively profitable beer distribution companies. You’ve certainly heard of Glazer’s, Southern Eagle, and Ben E. Keith. Writer Marc E. Sorini offers the best explanation of the three tier system we’ve ever read. Continue Reading

Woe To Drunkards

National media come to Acadiana and report on Bayou Teche Brewing Company in Arnaudville. Karlos Knott’s beer company is eight years old, and their brew is marking steady improvements. Ok, we know they used to make some pretty bad beer but still. Rachel Wharton reports for the New York Times. Continue Reading

This Week In Craft Beer News

British beer drinkers are going to be paying more at the local pub as the pound’s value is plummeting due to Brexit. When we plan our overseas excursions we never even consider the UK as the pound has consistently hammered the dollar since we reached drinking age lo those many years ago. We’d far prefer visits to Bratislava or Turkey where the dollar has always been a strong performer. Rob Davies, writing for the Guardian, explores the cause and effect of Brexit on UK drinkers. Continue Reading

2017 Treme Sidewalk Steppers Second Line

Michael Kiser of Good Beer Hunting is executive producer of Anheuser Busch/InBev’s new beer website ‘October.’ Much hand-wringing has ensued over this development. Kiser has bills like the rest of us, and if he wants to draw a paycheck from InBev whose business is it? Still, there are plenty people ready to rake him over the coals. Continue Reading