Opinion

Does anyone give a bean who owns coffee?

Espresso at Blue Bottle on LA’s Abbot Kinney. Before I bought it, who owned it? Disclosure.  I do normally gently mention this, but in this instance I’m serving it up as an unsolicited [Read more]

July 24, 2017 // 3 Comments

Does craft beer growth matter?

A bubble about to burst? A cup that spilleth over? This picture tells a thousand words. Almost three weeks ago the Brewers Association reported what we had been expecting: in 2016 the rate of craft [Read more]

April 10, 2017 // 3 Comments

O captain! My captain!

A7E8GA DEAD POETS SOCIETY Robin Williams in the 1989 Warner film To fully understand poetry, we must first be fluent with its meter, rhyme and figures of speech, then ask two questions: 1) How [Read more]

December 10, 2016 // 3 Comments

A beer dinner for and from the ages

This picture has nothing to do with this post except it shows people clinking beers, one of which looks dangerously full.  (I don’t like using stock photos any more than you do.) I’m not [Read more]

December 2, 2016 // 3 Comments

IPA is doomed (well, sort of)

It may have crushed all comers in the past few years, but its dominance of beer growth can’t last forever.   Structural weakness means IPA is doomed.  Well, sort of. A pint of Breakside [Read more]

August 26, 2016 // 6 Comments

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