Beer Of The Week: pFriem Family Brewers Pilsner is the rare lager people get hyped for

Craft lagers have been a steadily growing trend for a few years now, but it’s not often you find a pilsner with actual buzz around it. That’s usually reserved for barrel-aged stouts or hazy IPAs or fruited sours—the rare exception is Hood River, Oregon’s pFriem Pilsner, which numerous brewers and beer industry folks…

Busch Gardens brings back free beer to fuel your drinking-before-rollercoaster mistakes

As a kid, my brother and I had season passes to Tampa, Florida’s Busch Gardens. My aunt and grandmother lived nearby, and a day at the hybrid theme park-zoo was ingrained in our summer routines. I remember my parents, and sometimes my grandmother, making a point to swing by the theme park’s free beer hut. I didn’t get…

Teetotaling pro wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler now has his own beer; won't try it

Pro-wrestling legend Jerry “The King” Lawler has competed in the squared circle in five different decades. He practically put Memphis on the wrestling map and shot to national prominence in 1982 with his “feud” with Andy Kaufman. Much of that longevity, Lawler has said, could be attributed to him not drinking alcohol.…

Beer Of The Week: Stillwater Artisanal's Hopvine Bling is a tart Berliner weisse for white wine lovers

“Sour beers are a great crossover for wine drinkers” is by now a beer-world cliché, but it can certainly be true in specific cases. Stillwater Artisanal’s eye-catching Hopvine Bling—a dry-hopped Berliner weisse-style beer with sauvignon blanc grapes—is one of those cases. I am aware that the sentence above has a lot…