Clear vs. Haze: Debating the future of the IPA style

An interesting article about craft beer trends was shared to the New Mexico Lets Talk Craft Beer page on Facebook this morning. It asked if a brewery could be considered a sellout if it goes all-in too heavily on hazy IPAs, putting profit ahead of variety and quality. Well, leaving out the fact that the…

Tucson bears down on its craft beer scene at long last

Tucson has always been a second home to me, so after going more than three years between visits, I was pulled back to the Old Pueblo for a short-but-fun visit. Being a craft beer writer, I ended up spending most of my time bouncing between breweries and beer bars. Tucson has come a long way…

Arizona Breweries, Take 2: Facing off with Dragoon

Stoutmeister went back to Arizona for a little post-state high school basketball tournament vacation. He earned it. The possibility of a third-round NCAA Tournament game between New Mexico and Arizona does not excite some of us. OK, probably just me, since that pits my hometown team versus my alma mater, meaning I have to choose…

Arizona Adventure: Back in the Old Pueblo

Stoutmeister here. My last major stop during the Arizona spring break getaway was my old college haunt of Tucson. I attended the University of Arizona from 1996 to 2000, celebrating a national basketball championship and spending far too much time drinking instead of going to class. Remarkably they gave me a degree, and even more…