Schlafly Hop Trial SMaSH Pack

Oh, hi. I didn’t see you there. You may have noticed, dear reader, that I haven’t posted in, like, 3 months. It’s true–and no, your web browser/brain isn’t broken–I haven’t been blogging. But what I have been doing all of this time? A lot of things beer-  or art-  or  beer-and-art-related, of course! I’ve applied to some upcoming Chicago-based craft fairs and have been working … Continue reading Schlafly Hop Trial SMaSH Pack

Quick Draw: Black Tuna IIPA

Folks, I’m trying a new post format I’m calling “Quick Draw.” This will be a post where I choose a beer based on nothing in particular and describe it very simply with the parameters of aroma, appearance, flavor, and mouthfeel, and then draw what I taste. I won’t include any information about the style or its history–this segment will be focused more on drawing what I’ve experienced in a … Continue reading Quick Draw: Black Tuna IIPA

Beer Tasting: Peach Berliner Weisse from Perennial Artisan Ales

I think it’s safe to say that I’m mildly obsessed with Perennial Artisan Ales. I’d rate myself about an 8 on a scale from one to ten, one being not-at-all-interested and ten being full-on-cray-cray-for-their-beer. Until I have visited their St. Louis tasting room AND stood in line for a bottle release, I can’t truly deem myself “level 10” obsessed, at least in my mind. Admittedly, it’s just a matter of … Continue reading Beer Tasting: Peach Berliner Weisse from Perennial Artisan Ales