Tasting versus Drinking culture in the USA

Tasting versus Drinking culture in the USA

Anyone who has known me for any length of time, or who has read almost anything that I’ve written about beer online in the last 20 odd years will know, I have been struggling with US beer culture for the best part of a quarter of century. I’ve written...
Things I’m just not going to do …

Things I’m just not going to do …

… in 2023, as a fifty-six year old beer drinker of 40+ years. 1. Use the term, “West Coast IPA”. Trying to get people to define what they actually mean by this, usually elicits all manner of responses that lack any kind of consensus, or cohesion or...
So, what came first?

So, what came first?

A very quick observation, and a couple of questions. This afternoon I was in a local tap-room. I don’t care much for most of the beer that this particular brewery puts out, but I can usually find 1 or 2 out of the 10 or 12 that they have on-tap at any one time...