Beer Of The Week: Jack’s Abby Post Shift pilsner is easy-drinking but far from boring

Despite my proclamation that craft lagers are certifiably a big deal, I realize we’ve been devoting an awful lot of newsprint pixels to IPAs and haze and hops recently. Let’s swing the pendulum back to a lighter, more malt-focused style, shall we? While drinking this Framingham, Massachusetts-brewed Post Shift pilsner…

College Republicans threaten to sue bar that wouldn’t host “Beers 4 Brett” event

A College Republican group at the University of Washington has threatened to sue a local bar after the bar in question asked the group not to host its “Beers 4 Brett” party there. Local station KIRO7 reports that, after seeing the group’s Facebook event designed to celebrate the Senate confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh…

Are New Jersey's new brewery regulations too restrictive?

I was a New Jersey resident until the age of 18—I still have the cell-phone area code to prove it—so I try to keep an eye trained on that state’s beer scene. Earlier this week, Garden State beer folks began messaging me: Had I seen the new brewery regulations? People were calling them “draconian” and “pretty messed…

Last Call: University president apologies for chugging from beer bong

The president of Southeast Missouri State University issued an apology this weekend after video of him drinking from a beer bong during a football tailgate drew criticism. (The video was widely circulated via Barstool Sports’ SEMO Twitter account, which I won’t link to because of reasons.) The president, Dr. Carlos…

Teens tag North Carolina stores’ “alcopop” with red warning stickers

It is admirable that some Asheville, North Carolina-area teens want to stay on the straight-and-narrow, choosing not to poison their already confused adolescent brains with alcohol. Good on them. They’re concerned, though, that retail stores aren’t cracking down as hard as they could on underage kids trying to buy…

Looking back at Great American Beer Festival 2018, a sudsy crystal ball into the beers of tomorrow

This past weekend, I attended my fourth Great American Beer Festival, the largest beer festival in America. It’s held annually in Denver, and has been steadily growing in size over its 37-year history. This year, more than 800 breweries poured more than 4,000 beers. Approximately 62,000 people attended over the course…