All-American craft beer
There was always something about cracking a Budweiser on the Fourth of July. Don’t deny it, it felt good to grab “the King of Beers” as you celebrated our country’s independence. You could basically hear the chorus, “I’m proud to be an American,” in the background the Continue reading “Fourth of July beer”
Smallmouth bass provide an angling experience like no other
“Make him go where he doesn’t want to go,” fishing guide Mark Beauchesne said as I tried to reel in what could only be described as an aggressive fish on the Merrimack River in Concord a few years ago.
The fish Continue reading “Fishing for smallies”
We all keep coming back to them
Sure, I go through spells, often even prolonged spells, where I’m focused more on Pilsners or stouts, or brown ales or just trying new things.
Then I take my first sip of an IPA in a while, and it’s like that moment in Continue reading “Refreshing the love for IPAs”
They go together like peanut butter and jelly
Years ago, I would team up with my brother and two close friends for an annual fishing trip, a true “guys” weekend, bringing together a day of fishing and, you guessed it, beer.
We’d camp the night before, cook dinner (hot dogs) Continue reading “Fishing and beer”
Long weekends await; get your beer cooler ready
When I opened up the lid, something flew out or scurried out. I’m still not totally sure. Was it a bird or maybe a chipmunk or something else? The movement was fast, apparently too fast for me to realize what I was Continue reading “Cookout season is here”
Keep it simple on vacation
It had been a long day. My wife and I, together with our three children, packed our bags, got ourselves to the airport, made it through security unscathed, successfully boarded a plane, flew to points south without delay, procured our bags at the baggage claim, Continue reading “An ode to Land Shark”
The best tacos on the planet?
Imagine crispy, yet tender, bits of pork exploding with savory, sweet flavors in every bite. Next, imagine a super-simple cooking process that is borderline impossible to mess up and results in perhaps the best taco base in existence.
I’m talking about pork carnitas and Continue reading “Beer-braised carnitas”
It just tastes like beer
“I thought it was time to shake things up,” my friend said as he walked back onto the patio somehow hanging on and balancing several hefty, frozen steins full of borderline overflowing suds.
“I just asked for something light and crisp — and really good,” Continue reading “Have a kolsch”
You can’t overstate the perfection of this pairing
After a quick glance at the beer menu at Cornerstone Artisanal Pizza & Craft Beer in Ogunquit, Maine, a couple weeks back, I ordered the Forklift Unicorn IPA by Stoneface Brewing Co.
The bartender-slash-server said “It’s good,” and while that might not Continue reading “Pizza and beer”
These are worth tracking down
I’ve said this before but walking into your local beer store is downright overwhelming these days. How are you supposed to make a decision?
Even when I know exactly what I want to buy as I walk in, I inevitably get sidetracked. Just going to Continue reading “Drink these three beers now”