Quick Draw: Oachkatzlschwoaf Oktoberfest Lager

Currently, the 182nd Oktoberfest is being celebrated in Munich, Germany. Yes, as you drink in these words, from September 19th until October 4th, beer-lovers from across the globe are swinging and swigging from steins while singing Ein Prosit with reckless abandon. Originally the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig in 1810, this festival has continued to grown into the largest festival in the world today. So in honor … Continue reading Quick Draw: Oachkatzlschwoaf Oktoberfest Lager

American IPAs & Bullets2Bandages Bottle Opener

“Beer is not made from hops. It is made from barley, and sometimes other grains, then flavored with hops. But it is impossible to imagine beer without this strange, bitter vine.” -Amy Stewart, The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World’s Great Drinks   When you think of an American IPA, or an American-style-anything, you think HOPS. Add ALL the hops! In fact, Lagunitas’ … Continue reading American IPAs & Bullets2Bandages Bottle Opener

Binny’s Homebrew Competition featuring Samuel Adams Beer

“You guys have great palates.” This phrase is a totally normal compliment to hear in the beer-judging world, but it becomes pretty flattering when it comes from Jim Koch, Co-Founder of Samuel Adams Brewing Company, who was the guest of honor at the 8th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Competition. On Thursday, August 27th, I was invited to attend the final judging session and subsequent awards ceremony … Continue reading Binny’s Homebrew Competition featuring Samuel Adams Beer

Beer Prints | Worth 1000 Beers x Lakeshore Beverage Present Schlafly Pumpkin Ale

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. – Henry David Thoreau I am especially thrilled to announce the beginning of an exciting collaboration with myself and local distributor Lakeshore Beverage! I’m partnering with them on a monthly series called “Beer Prints,” in which I’ll create a unique piece of artwork to coincide with the seasonal or … Continue reading Beer Prints | Worth 1000 Beers x Lakeshore Beverage Present Schlafly Pumpkin Ale

Come to the Dark Side: 3 Sheeps’ Black Wheat Brews

On the evening of Wednesday, August 18th, I was invited to attend the inaugural Lakeshore Beverage Beer Club, featuring 3 Sheeps Brewing with a focus on “The Truth About Dark Beer.” The event was held in the beautifully architected offices of the distribution company’s Chicago location; upon entering the space, guests were greeted by wooden beams above, beautiful sparkling tile floors below, and candied bacon in a 3 Sheeps pint … Continue reading Come to the Dark Side: 3 Sheeps’ Black Wheat Brews