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

More Beer Data for the Data Geek Set – NBA Flavor

The NBA season starts tonight, and one thing that I stumbled upon (without a stumbleupon link) was this awesome site that is also close to my name. Statista is a great site to find stats and studies on industries, commodities, media and more. Best yet for me, who is slowly getting out priced for being a usual in-attendance fan of the Warriors, Average Beer Prices … Continue reading More Beer Data for the Data Geek Set – NBA Flavor

We’re Talking About You, Antisocial, Sadistic IPA Drinker

We all know someone who swears by IPAs. It’s the only beer that matters. Nothing else is as hoppy, biting, yet refreshing. There’s no better taste, smell and mouthfeel. Every respectable brewery has to make one. It’s the only three letters that matter in beer — forget about the letters B, E, and R. For those people, we’re all judging you. Well, at least the … Continue reading We’re Talking About You, Antisocial, Sadistic IPA Drinker

Learning About Hopsy a Little Late

It honestly baffles me that every business idea there could be isn’t already patented with 3 competing businesses. There has to be an on-demand ringer t-shirt print service of celebrity instagram photos from the previous day filtered to make them look like zombies drinking slurpees. Maybe only 2 of those kind of businesses. But why didn’t someone think of Hopsy sooner? I read about it … Continue reading Learning About Hopsy a Little Late

Chris Bosh, NBA All-Star and All-Beer First Team

Basketball season has started. And I’m eating it all up. From Dirk and the Mavs fighting the good fight to why the Clippers deserve to be hated (great compilation story), the NBA has it’s share of characters on the court and at the keyboards. Yesterday, I found some interesting basketball news pertinent to the 2.5 people that read this. Chris Bosh beer is available today thanks to … Continue reading Chris Bosh, NBA All-Star and All-Beer First Team

Great Beer News and Shiny Charts and Graphs

I’ve been a steady reader of the beer coverage by Fortune magazine and have lauded it to anyone that will listen (or can tolerate my annoying platitudes). Chris Morris is a champ, John Kell enlightens and the entire publication really offers great insights into beer as a business. And there has been a lot of beer business news. They cover the news not just from … Continue reading Great Beer News and Shiny Charts and Graphs