By Mjolnir, this is an ale!

Franz Solo has been a busy little beer drinker of late, so we asked him to share more of his favorites with all of you. Thus, a rare Saturday story from the Crew. Enjoy! — Stoutmeister While spring cleaning my beer fridge (drinking all the bombers, bottles, etc., left over from my winter stash), I…

Beer Notes: A festival for Cruces, Dead pints, Hopfest winners

Happy Friday everyone. Stoutmeister here with a grab-bag of beer news and notes. I would ask if you all had a fun Halloween, but it seemed strangely quiet out there. Save for a show at Sister Bar and the kids trick-or-treating, putting the great holiday on a Thursday meant a lot of folks put it…

Hopfest in Review: A proper farewell to festival season

There was a bittersweet feeling as the Crew left Hopfest on Saturday afternoon. It stemmed not from any disappoint in the event — it was quite the opposite, in fact — but instead it came with the realization that beer festival season in 2013 was coming to a close. Even though the year itself is…