De Bierkoning is the finest bottle shop in Amsterdam

We’re heading to Sint-Sixtusabdij Westvleteren, Belgium to take in a few pints of beer from the highest-ranked Trappist brewery on earth. If you’re curious about taking a similar journey please visit Christopher Barnes’ website for all the nitty gritty details about traveling in West Flanders. We’re looking forward to hoisting a few cold beers with the hard-working monks making what many say is the finest beer on earth. Continue Reading

ABGB in Austin Texas

We’re planning another trip to northern Europe and will be harvesting a big wish list of beers to sample from the I Think About Beer website. Writer Christopher Barnes has given his life to Belgian beers (much like our crew have given their lives to Iron Maiden) We’re really looking forward to finding a bottle of Oud Beersel Bzart Kriekenlambiek once we’re on the ground. Continue Reading

This Week In Craft Beer News

How do you make money selling beer in St Louis if you’re not under the Anheuser Busch umbrella? GQ Magazine takes a look at the short history of craft beer in Missouri’s biggest city.

Brilliant work from Martyn Cornell on the history of India Pale Ale. Everything you thought you knew was wrong. Class is in session.

Do you enjoy geeking out over beer statistics? Visual Capitalist breaks down the top 10 beer cities in USA. Austin ranks number seven, and New Orleans is not on the list. But you already knew that.

Two men raised in trailer parks have founded the hottest beer company in Atlanta. Scofflaw Brewing Company’s Matt Shirah and Travis Herman sat down with Good Beer Hunting for a nice long look at their company and their penchant for pissing off their fans and adversaries. It’s worth a read.

We’re missing the best beer party Texas throws all year long. Texas Craft Brewers Fest is this weekend and we are disconsolate. Going? Eric Puga of the Austin Chronicle hypes the event.

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