About- Betsy Schneider
Upland Brewing Co.-Komodo Dragon Fly Black IPAFebruary 26, 2013 | Betsy Schneider
Spring is in the air today in Cincinnati. It’s nearly 50 degrees out there, the sun is shining and the future is looking bright. A day like today is no time for a step back into wintery stouts and my usual heavy beer of choice. It’s time for something refreshing, like the taste of spring that’s teasing us today. Read More
Ultimate 6er | Mayan ApocalypseDecember 12, 2012 | Betsy Schneider
Beware ye, the end is Nye!
We have officially reached the end of our time on earth. Or so say the ancient Mayans, at least.
Friday, December 21, 2012 is the day we either rejoice for our lives or shudder with fear as we greet our demise. As for me, I’m down for a celebration. My last day on Mother Earth is going to be the biggest f’ing party I’ve ever seen! Why not go out with a bang, ya dig? Let’s all die with smiles on our faces.
So here ye, I propose this Ultimate 6er with all the appropriate themes of death.
In this order you shall enjoy these lovely brews before you revel in the face of the apocalypse. Read More
Rolling Rock Extra Pale- Latrobe Brewing Co.October 29, 2012 | Betsy Schneider
Rolling Rock holds a special place in my heart. I recently rediscovered the joy in a bottle of Rolling Rock that I felt when I first had it a long time ago. It feels slightly carbonated and lacks taste until you swallow and then you get a slightly wheaty, citrus after taste. No, it’s not remarkable or even that good– it’s the sentiment that makes this beer special.
Black Hemp- O’Fallon BreweryOctober 15, 2012 | Betsy Schneider
I tend to have the same routine for choosing a new beer that I do for choosing a new book. I usually judge books by their cover and I usually take the title into consideration before I care to read the synopsis. I once plucked a book off the library shelf just because it was called This Book Will Save Your Life. Catchy title, not so life-saving book. So when I stumbled upon this beer called Black Hemp, I was a little intrigued. Beer and books come with expectations, too. I always come up with an idea of what I think a beer is going to taste like and how the book is going to read. Unlike the aforementioned library choice, O’Fallon Brewery did not disappoint me. Read More
Schlafly Brand – Oatmeal StoutSeptember 25, 2012 | Betsy Schneider
Is it nerdy to love oatmeal? It’s kind of a weird food. If so, I’m a nerd—and that’s why Schlafly’s Oatmeal Stout hopped right off the shelf and into my hands. I think it goes along with the season, too.
Ellie’s Brown Ale- Avery Brewing Co.September 10, 2012 | Betsy Schneider
Mmmm… Brown Ale. You had me at hello.
Brown Ale may or may not be the key to my heart. I do love most beers – yes- but I will never turn down something specifically classified as a “Brown Ale”. Read More
Ultimate 6er | Brew Ha-Ha HopsAugust 29, 2012 | Betsy Schneider
As you may have heard from our lovely Kate Stark- Cincinnati’s Brew Ha Ha was a super fun time. Although I successfully ignored the comedians, I did enjoy my fair share of delicious beers. I am happy to say that out of all the beer I tasted, there was only one that I didn’t like. I didn’t like it so much that I’m going to call it out right now. Here it goes. Batch 19. Don’t do it. Unless you love Coors light … Then I guess you’ll love Batch 19, too … “To each his own.”
Edmund Fitzgerald- Great Lakes Brewing CompanyAugust 24, 2012 | Betsy Schneider
So, here I am, at the gas station, trying to pick out a new kind of beer that I haven’t previously sampled. It’s slim pickins at the local UDF tonight and now I’m kicking myself for procrastinating on this beer review (something that I put myself through daily, obviously). I’m realllly wishing I would have made it to the liquor store so I could have found something exotic, but right before I gave up, a stormy blue six-pack catches my eye. Edmund Fitzgerald? What a lovely, handsome name for a beer! Sold.
The Ultimate 6er: For your Brother’s BirthdayAugust 15, 2012 | Betsy Schneider
This time of year is bittersweet. The summer season is winding down and many are heading back to school all too soon. Summer fun has passed us by yet again … Read More
Munich Dunkel Lager – Hofbräuhaus NewportAugust 9, 2012 | Betsy Schneider
Munich Dunkel Lager – Hofbräuhaus Newport, Newport, NY
Staying in touch with my German roots, the Hofbräuhaus of Newport, Kentucky is one of my favorite places in my hometown—nothing … Read More
Cumberland Brewery – Moonbow WitJuly 25, 2012 | Betsy Schneider
Moonbow Wit – Cumberland Brewery Louisville, KY
Louisville, Kentucky will always be one of my all-time favorite cities. It holds my best memories and it’s … Read More