The Week Ahead In Beer: Pink Flowers and Pink Boots!

Spring hath sprung! Pink and white flowers abound in trees everywhere, the skies are at war between wind, rain, snow, and sun. Catch some awesome hops for a marvelous cause this Thursday, and then indulge in all things coffee and chocolate and beyond, this weekend at Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest. Hop Heroine Pale Ale,…

The Week Ahead In Beer: Irish I had a little bit more stout!

The Ides of Smarch (it may be a made up month from The Simpsons, but we denizens of Burque all know the fickle and ever changing nature of this particular month) are upon us! Stouts, Irish Red Ales, meats, potatoes, cabbage, green beer, and stout cakes mean that spring has nearly sprung! This one hits…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Beware the Ides of Smarch

Smarch! Yeah, it’s that false spring in New Mexico that begins around Mardi Gras and goes right up until late April or some important holiday around then. We will have some prime patio days coming right up, starting this week, so take full advantage and get out to enjoy some fresh brews and fresh air…

The Week Ahead In Beer: Stout Month Rolls On

Another Super Bowl and Stout Challenge have come and gone. Now we make the long march to St Patrick’s Day, and await all of the delicious Irish red ales and stouts which come with the holiday (there are a few on tap now, so we can get a head start!). As for the present, there…

The Week Ahead in Beer: New year, same challenges

Here we are, what year is this? Beats me (Franz Solo). Nothing is quite as it was. Up is down, stout is IPA (Cascadian dark!), left is Tuesday, hawks and handsaws, or something of the sort. This year does begin somewhat ominously, with another onslaught of post-holiday COVID cases and the expected chaos which stems…

The Week Ahead In Beer: Did Somebody Say Imperial?

Just a few lovely imperial stouts and barleywines this week to keep us all warm and jolly through the rest of December. Second Street is turning 25(!) this week, so raise a glass or two of Skookum to that! There are a few more holiday markets this weekend, as well, so check those out in…

The Week Ahead In Beer: Raise a Cheer, December is Here!

Hails and Ales, everyone, Franz Solo here to once again peer into the darkness of the stout … wait, wrong idiom (or is it?). Anyway, here’s The Week Ahead in Beer. Somehow it is December already, full-on brown Ale, barleywine, Scotch ale, porter, winter warmer, and stout season. Though, if we’re being honest, I daresay…

The Week Ahead In Beer: IPA Challenge 2021 Arrives

Greetings all, Franz Solo here, returned from adventures in Chicago and a week lost to a lingering cold. As the “hop head” of our fair group (I have been known to brew 300+ IBU IPAs and if you’ve ever asked if you could add more hops to a beer, the answer is yes), I’m always…