About- Lindsay Krumel
I’m currently on vacation with my family in Oak Island, North Carolina, a seaside town of about 7,000 located just north of the North Carolina/South Carolina border. In the spirit of things, I decided that for this week’s Ultimate 6er, I’d concentrate on beers brewed south of the Mason-Dixon line. My choices were limited to what I could find in the mix-and-match section at the local Food Lion, but I think what I came up with is pretty stellar.
Summers in Michigan were a staple of my childhood, from celebrating my first birthday at Higgins Lake to weeklong vacations in Harbor Springs. We took day trips to Petoskey, Charlevoix and Big Bear Dunes, and we usually made a pit stop in Frankenmuth, Michigan’s Little Bavaria. It should come as no surprise then that today’s showcase from Frankenmuth Brewery is Twisted Helles Summer Lager.
Memorial Day Weekend signals the opening of virtually every pool in the good ol’ US of A. This week, we asked our staff to recount their favorite throw back or recent pool memories. Feel free to share yours in the comment section below!
Jackie O’s Paw Paw Wheat has been a summer staple here in Athens for some time now. Kelly Sauber, a major influence in brewing in Southeast Ohio, first brewed Paw Paw Wheat in 2003, but only recently did it become available statewide.
Summertime is fast approaching, so in the spirit of warmer weather, Tristan asked the staff for their favorite summer beer festivals. Read below for some awesome events to check out this season, and if you have any to add to …
With How I Met Your Mother ending this week, Tristan asked our staff to divulge the craziest things they’ve ever done for someone they loved or had a crush on. The responses will AMAZE you haha. But no, really, they’re …
Bitterness: 13 IBU
Shiner Bock. I couldn’t tell you the first time I tried it, but my most recent love affair with the Texas brew began shortly after Christmas. My friends Christine, Samantha and I went to see Dallas Buyers Club, and at the end of the film Jennifer Garner and Matthew McConaughey are splitting none other than (you guessed it!) a bottle of Shiner Bock. Up until this point, I had kind of forgotten about it, which isn’t fair to such a stellar beer, but it just got lost in the fray.
If you’re like us, you’re probably sick of this frigid, snowy weather. But, now that Winter Storm Titan has passed, it looks like we’re in for a bit of a warm up this weekend! In anticipation, we asked our staff …
Philip Seymour Hoffman, undoubtedly one of the greatest actors of our time, tragically passed away at the age of 46 on Sunday, February 2. Taking a cue from our friends at Now This News, we asked our staff for their favorite memories of Hoffman’s incredible career. Please feel free to share yours in the comment section below.
ABV: 5.3% | IBU: 10
Last Tuesday, Ohio University shuttered its doors due to extreme wind chills, giving me a gloriously unexpected day off work. (Thank you polar vortex.) While at the store shopping for dinner, Samuel Adams new seasonal brew, Cold Snap, caught my eye. It’s as if the fates had aligned! For those of you who don’t know, a cold snap is a meteorological phenomenon described as a period of intensely cold and dry weather. If that doesn’t describe what we’ve been experiencing here in the Midwest, I don’t know what does. I’ve never met a Sam Adams beer I didn’t like, so of course I had to buy it.
Every year people make resolutions to make their upcoming year better personally or professionally. For this week’s Roundtable Discussion, Jason Behler wanted to know our biggest New Year’s resolution fails, the things we never should have attempted, and in hindsight were …
IBU: 30 | ABV: 7.5%
There’s nothing like the first Christmas Ale of the season! Great Lakes Brewing Company started pouring before Halloween. I’ll admit I was a bit spoiled this year, as they were also serving it in a number of places during Christmas in July. With flavors of cinnamon, ginger and honey, it legitimately tastes like Christmas in a bottle.
This year we went to Carrollton, Kentucky for Thanksgiving. My brother Kyle lives in Cincinnati, so we stopped at his place on our way down. I know you all don’t know my family, but let me just say, we love our alcohol. I mean we had to bring the alcohol to dinner because there wasn’t going to be any there otherwise. So then it’s no surprise my dad had a beer quick before we got back on the road. (For the record, my brother took over driving from there on out.) Blue Moon Mountain Abbey Ale was what was in the fridge, and I heard from my dad that it tasted pretty good. Same thing came from my mom when we stopped on the way back. So again, no surprise, it ended up in our fridge at home, and yet, I still hadn’t tried it.
Many a Thanksgiving would be incomplete without football, and this year’s matchups between Green Bay and Detroit, Oakland and Dallas, and Pittsburgh and Baltimore should prove to be nothing short of what we’ve come to expect. But if you’re tired …
I was out running errands last Friday when I happened upon Sixpoint Brewery’s Bengali Tiger. I knew I had a beer showcase coming up, and my Cincinnati Bengals were playing the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, so …
Being the only hophead in the house, I volunteered to act as the guinea pig for Caldera’s India Pale Ale, one of the beers from my dad’s most recent Craft Beer Club shipment. On this gloomy fall day, the bright can in and of itself was just the pick me up I needed, not to mention the beer inside.
Since we’re right around the halfway point of the 2013 NFL season, I decided to ask our staff who their favorite football team is, why, and if they had to choose one beer to represent their team, which would it be. Some of our finest gents rose to the occasion.
ABV: 8.5% | IBU: 25
This small-batch, double pumpkin ale eluded me last year, so imagine my surprise when I found a bomber of it at the Kroger in little ol’ Athens, Ohio over the weekend. I was ecstatic! And I have to say, it did not disappoint. Made with 28 pounds of real pumpkin per barrel, from the moment I opened the bottle all I could think was “this is fall.”