Tag: Rare Beer

David Morgan of SingleSpeed Brewing Going Pro by

SingleSpeed Brewing, the Cedar Falls, Iowa, nanobrewery Morgan founded in 2012, is on the brink of a major expansion, as SingleSpeed exits its nano-sized beta version for a state-of-the-art brewhouse opening late this year.

A World Without Whalez Beer Smack by

Far too many beer drinkers are obsessed with a handful of brewers who create hype. Don’t get sucked in, try this instead: Try something new or unfamiliar and then talk about it, because you’re definitely missing out otherwise.

The Dark Side Unfiltered by

From Reddit threads to in-person auctions, the increasing commodification of rare beer is something to celebrate and fear. The long heralded accessibility of beer remains one of its most favorable traits.

The Wait Unfiltered by

While nothing draws a crowd like a crowd, standing in line for beer is too often about following the masses rather than one’s own palate—or curiosity.

Are We Having Fun Yet? Beer Smack by

It’s our collective responsibility to create a better beer culture by challenging ourselves, having those hard discussions about our community, naming names and remaining open to constructive criticism.

Illegal Beer Sales Pose Risks to Consumers, Brewers and Retailers News by

Black market sales, while rare, are problematic for a variety of reasons. Illegal sales disadvantage some businesses and could put consumers at risk in the case of a recall or other safety issue.

Craft Beer, Collaboration and Crowdfunding Must Die! Beer Smack by

We’ll cut to the chase. Three terms need to be purged from the beer vernacular. Once meaningful, they’ve become misused, overused and abused.

The Illegal Beer Business: Eighty Years After Prohibition, the Beer Black Market is Still Thriving Feature by

Plenty of beer advocates out there are grateful to the retail Robin Hoods who risk their businesses and gamble their licenses by selling rare beers to loyal customers, or offering illegal beer to attract new beer geeks. But who stands to lose?

Beer Baggers: A Complete Survey of the World’s Best Beer Takes Lots of Time, Friends and Money Feature by

For as long as Beeradvocate.com has published a list of the world’s top beers there have been those who attempt to sample everything on it. Why? Because, like a mountain, it’s there. And because you know you’re trying the best beer in the world, as determined by a broad consensus of beer advocates.

Tomme Arthur, Co-founder, The Lost Abbey and Port Brewing Last Call by

In a 2008 Last Call column Tomme Arthur condemned eBay’s alcohol sales policy, which prohibits private sales of all alcohol—except beer. Efforts by Arthur have resulted in eBay removing several beers from auction, but not all of them.

There She Blows! Beer Smack by

A white whale is just beer, albeit a limited one. And while the hunt might sound like fun, many have argued that their existence and subsequent harpooning has harmed the beer industry.

The Death of the Flagship Unfiltered by

Supplanted by seasonal brands, endangered by the race for the holy one-off grail, and lost in the hunt for more hops, these respected and balanced brands look increasingly out of place in the wider world of craft beer.

Beer in a Box Innovation by

ONCEMADE is a quarterly collaboration pairing two single-batch beers from Bay State brewers.

Beer Cultism Unfiltered by

Cultism is giving beer a bad name and is driving a wedge between brewers, beer lovers and a certain class of scarcity-seeking tickers.

When Size Matters Unfiltered by

Many great breweries started on an extremely small scale, and there are many nanos that make quality beers. But as with many homebrews, there is no replacing professionally brewed beers.

The Blind Side Unfiltered by

While beer is a social beverage that is meant to be enjoyed in good company, it helps to occasionally step back and inspect the foundations of our beer knowledge and beliefs.

Three Threads Three Threads by

BeerAdvocate users discuss the effects beer trading has had on the beer community.

How and Where to Buy Beer Online Ask the Beer Geek by

There are quite a few establishments that offer websites where you can browse, buy, and get beer shipped directly to your house.

Fuck eBay Last Call by

Tomme Arthur of Lost Abbey and Port Brewing takes eBay to task for their underhanded auctioning of craft beer.

Bling Advocate: How Being a Shameless Spendthrift Can Enhance Your Enjoyment of Better Beer Feature by

If you’ve ever dreamed of utter beer extravagance, keep drooling: Here’s the ultimate beer wish list.