Archive March 2015

Planning Your Own Pub Crawl0

by Shaneat 12:58 PM

We’ve all seen some of the prepackaged pub crawls, right? You pay X amount of money and get bused around the city, hitting up predefined bars for a certain amount of time. While these can be lots of fun, you really have no say on the venues or timing. Planning your own pub crawl can be a really fun thing. Which is exactly what Mike and I did for this coming weekend in Washington D.C.

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Review: 4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout0

by Shaneat 02:35 PM

The milk or sweet stout style is one I don’t overindulge in, partially because of their sweeter nature but I certainly don’t mind enjoying one every once in a while. The latest one I found was from 4 Hands Brewing Co. out of Saint Louis, Missouri called “Chocolate Milk Stout.” As you can imagine, this beer has the addition of cacao nibs in the barrel.

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Review: Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin0

by Mikeat 03:41 PM

The Ballast Point Sculpin IPA has long been a favorite of hop heads everywhere and for the past couple of years they have been making the Grapefruit Sculpin variation. This 7.00% ABV, 70 IBU American IPA features a base of the Sculpin IPA with a hefty addition of grapefruit. Increasing the citrus notes on an already citrus laden IPA can only lead to good things, right?

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What Makes a Good Craft Beer Bar?0

by Mikeat 04:14 PM

It seems that every week more and more bars are dedicating lines to craft beer, even removing the “crafty” options from the larger breweries. But craft beer does not solely make a craft beer bar. Not every bar with craft taps is trying to be a craft beer bar, but some are either making the switch or owners are opening new locations to create craft beer bars. However, what really makes a good craft beer bar? A good draft program, yes, but there are other things that go into the experience. Below is my shortlist of things that must be in place for a good craft beer bar.

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