I'm on a journey to drink them all. And on this journey, I've drank a lot of them. Heady. Pliny. (The Elder, not the Younger. Yet.) Double Sunshine. Hill Farmstead Abner. Zombie Dust. 90 Minute. 60 Minute. Smutty. Lunch. On this path to IPA enlightenment, I've tasted greatness. So strap in tight and hold on … Continue reading Watch out, Heady Topper, Maine Beer Company Shows Us It’s Time For Dinner
No world class beer comes without a storied journey. Whether it's a Pliny the Elder being smuggled to the east coast in a suitcase, a trip to the heart of Vermont's North East Kingdom for a taste of Hill Farmstead Abner, or a well-packaged six-pack of Zombie Dust arriving in the mail, getting your mitts … Continue reading Lawson’s Double Sunshine IPA Completes the Holy Trinity of Vermont Beers
'Tis the season for family feasts, yuletide gatherings, and Christmas mayhem. What better way to celebrate the season than by imbibing in locally brewed beers from around New England? Instead of showing up with a bottle of Cabernet to this year's Festivus party, grab a 22 oz. bomber or a growler of the brilliant beers … Continue reading Seven Local Beers for the Christmas Season
Drinking Pliny the Elder a few weeks ago with Tim, we got to musing over whether or not there's any reason to rank beers. If a beer kicks your palate's ass, then why start rating it against other beers? Why do humans feel the need to categorize and make best-of lists? As humans, we like … Continue reading Pliny the Elder Vs. Heady Topper: A Fight for World Dominance
Since it came to my attention two weeks ago that Heady Topper has been named the best beer in America and the best IPA in the world by some beer rating outlets, it became my unbridled mission to get my hands on a can during my Vermont trip. As a Vermont ex-pat living in Maine, … Continue reading Is Heady Topper the Best Beer in America, Nay, the World?