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This bar’s 45-year-old tradition is to hang bras and boxers all around. There’s a place on South Padre Island, D’Pizza Joint, where the ceiling is full of donated ball caps collected over the years.
What’s your favorite bar collection?
As a beer writer, I often find myself preaching the word about craft beer to people who dont want to hear it. There are a lot of Bud Light fans and people whod rather sip a zinfandel, even in the craft beer capital of the world, Portland, Ore., where I…
His point is that craft brewers engaging in a “race to the hop” is so widespread that it’s almost defining craft beer as bitter, hoppy beer. If people assume craft beer is only bitter and hoppy, he argues, future (maybe even some current) drinkers could get turned off.
I agree that I’ve noticed a kind of can-you-top-this in craft beer—not just in hops but in alcohol by volume (ABV) over the past couple of years, and this is not good for the long term growth of the industry.
But I think the people in the craft beer industry are smart and are seeing new frontiers. One example: better session beers, with great flavor and low ABV—some even lower than your macrobrews. Left Coast makes a great new lager called Una Mas that’s only 5.8% and really easy to drink.
Southern Star’s Bombshell Blonde, which extremely popular here in the Rio Grande Valley, is another low ABV session beer. There’s plenty of other examples.
Bottom line: I think the still evolving craft industry will adapt, grow and do just fine.
We loved the idea of Oregon Public House, the Portland-based, nonprofit philanthropub, but we didn’t realize that it had so many awesome cousins: others have similar set-ups: Washington, D.C.-area bar Cause also donates 100 percent of its profits to local charities, and encourages i…
I’d love to have one of these near me.
It’s such a catchy name that we’re surprised no one’s using it commercially, but these two bottles of Shipwreck Whiskey ($TBA; auction) are actually very…
Mexico’s patron spirit is good for more than just one hell of a hangover
Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) might quite possibly hold the distinction of history’s most eccentric astronomer. His scientific accomplishments include the discovery of the supernova in 1572 and a series of essays on the movement of comets, not to mention a heated feud with Galileo.
I love history.