Category: Beer

Beer: Discover Brewtopia at Central Market

For the official start of the NFL regular season (Who Dat?), Joe fixed burgers, queso and guacamole.  A quick meal so we could get down to the business of watching football. When I asked if we were having wine, he ...

If Passed, HR 5034 will Cheat Wine Consumers

While most consumers hurried to finish taxes by the April 15th deadline, something sinister was afoot in the United States House of Representatives.  At the behest of the powerful National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), and in response to a recent ...

Great Finds in Grocery Store Wine

During the holidays you can often find me at a wine retailer or grocery wine department pouring samples for a local distributor. It's a great way to meet people, teach them about wine, and make some extra money at the ...

Project Y-ine on Texas: Part II, The Texas Beer Scene

They came. They saw. They conquered. The ladies of Project-Yine have taken on Texas, and lived to tell about it. We thought we'd let them tell it in their own words. So, without further ado, here Shana and Ashley give ...

Project Y-ine Makes A Brief Stop in Houston

Yesterday the ladies of Project Y-ine left New Orleans and headed for Houston, Texas. They were running a bit behind schedule. They had stopped in Lafayette for lunch. "What is the law in Texas about the passenger drinking a beer??" At 6:18 ...

Wine Reviews

When I find someone I respect writing about an edgy, nervous wine that dithered in the glass, I cringe.  When I hear someone I don't respect talking about an austere, ...

More on Budweiser and InBev

Drinkplanner weighs in on the Budweiser vs. the big, bad foreign company kerfuffle. As usual, they do it in a most amusing and insightful way. Here are some choice excerpts. And to those panicking about lost American jobs and whatnot…calm the ...

Budweiser is bought by company that brews Stella Artois

The idiots who drink that watered down swill with the detergent finish seem to be losing their minds over the deal. It boggles my mind that people could be so passionate about something so awful, as this CNN article describes. Philip ...

Eric Asimov Rips the American Beer Industry

The New York Times wine columnist rightfully and righteously takes down the mass-producing wing of the American beer industry. This paragraph drew my first of many "amens." Yet, the big beer companies apparently find it repulsive that people could conceive of beer ...

New Belgium Springboard Ale

New Belgium's Web site has some babble about this beer springing forth from dreams about acupuncturists and barrels, or some such nonsense. What a shame that is, as this is a exceptionally tasty hot weather beer, and that is a ...

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