I wonder how other people that write about beer handle this problem. Or if they even have the same problem I have. Here’s how it usually goes: Have an idea to write about something related to beer. To do so, enjoy a beer while writing. Eventually, after a beer or thoughts of a second, interest begins to wane in a continuance of writing. The written … Continue reading The Beer Blog Quality Quandary
I was out with coworkers this week for lunch. And a beer, because a beer at lunch often makes me happier to return to work after. The Germany-France friendly was on. It was already 0-1 France when we were seated before halftime and as much as I tried to stay involved in the conversations I still kept looking up every time some fast motion would … Continue reading Beer Drinking At Soccer Matches
I guess it was just a standing 8. So to update the previous post, Speakeasy has scaled back a bunch but will continue brewing. Maybe they’re stretching to try to get some acquisition or some other mothership to lead distribution, etc. I do hope this means that they will focus on the beer itself. There’s a lot they can do to make a mark with … Continue reading Update: Down Goes Speakeasy
Last week, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers ceased operations. It was a surprise to the Bay Area beer drinking community. Overall, it really shouldn’t have been. The craft beer business should not be considered “small” or “niche” anymore. Billion dollar acquisitions will do that. Speakeasy has a long, solid history of beer making starting in 1997. They have brewed a good, diverse lineup of beers under … Continue reading Down Goes Speakeasy
The beer business story heading into the Super Bowl this year is all about Budweiser. As you likely already know, it’s not about the beer, but the statement made by one of their commercials. Of course, there are very likely to be other commercials in their portfolio with crass humor, talking animals or celebrities. The marketing department at Anheuser-Busch gets the most our of their … Continue reading AB InBev Plays the Underdog at Super Bowl LI
The San Francisco Winter Fancy Food show was last week and one of the exhibitors that has been getting a lot of press is ReGrained. It is a great story of reclaiming/upcycling/whatever “spent” grain from the beer making process and making a nutritional bar out of it. There are many ways you can go with this product. Great use of ingredients with nutrition still in … Continue reading Is There a Need for Beer Flavor Snacks?
While out with Jason last week to watch Doctor Strange (see it, not your typical superhero movie and I’m not a superhero movie fan), we had a beer, of course. After logging the beer in Untappd, I got a “Riding Steady” badge. And unlike other times when achieving this goal or discovering a new badge, it barely registered. Later in the meal, I was a … Continue reading Fighting the Need to Chase Badges