The Verve of Vodka

By: Shawndra Russell   Recently, some craft innovators have come under the scrutiny of those who question if there is a point when a craft business becomes ‘too big.’ Under fire recently has...

Applejack: An American Spirit

By: Vince Pecoraro   “We like to say it’s the closest thing apples can get to bourbon,” Derek Grout said as he poured me a thimble of Cornelius Applejack. Grout is the owner of Harvest...

The Great Session Debate

By: Shawndra Russell   What’s a session beer? At my local bottle shop, Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville, North Carolina, they define sessions as “any beer under 6% that’s poundable.” On The...

The New Ob-session By: Marty Nachel   Sessionable. This is becoming quite the popular expression these days –at least in the lexicon of American beerspeak. The need for such a descriptor is...

The (IPA Court) Is in Session

By: Christine Terrisse   If I were in Don Draper’s well-polished shoes, I wouldn’t be downing a stiff one to chill me out about that new account. Not unless I wanted to pass out. No, I know...

Allelulia For Absolution Brewery

by: Genie Davis Sitting on a church pew beneath a soaring ceiling, I have a glass of Cardinal Sin Crimson Ale in my hand. I’m not in a house of worship, I’m in Absolution Brewery, where beer lovers...

Defying Gravity

Exploring the Upper Limits of Beer ABV by: Thomas Alexander   The local gastropub was dark and crowded, and dinner had run its course. I found myself staring down a 12-ounce glass of Pugachev’s...