Author Archives: Mick

Stop deflecting !

  I have seen too many posts and questions lately trying to deflect the issue at hand. And yes, I’m speaking of what happened last weekend. Stop hiding behind other issues. Speak up and take a stand.      

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What happens when you age a beer ?

With Goose Island’s announcement that they will start flash pasteurizing their beloved and highly sought after Bourbon County barrel aged beers, I’ve seen many questions how this pasteurization will affect the aging potential of these potent beers. To be able to more »

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Craft beer 1 – 0 Archaic Texas Beer Laws

For those that follow these things, there are currently three important pieces of our archaic Texas beer legislation being fought throughout our court system.

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Why #OneCommunity matters

An immigrant’s perspective These last two days have been despicable. As a first generation immigrant who moved here almost 20 years ago, what I have seen in the last 48 hours has been appalling. The amount of intolerance, hate, violence more »

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What happened in Belgium is complicated

Many people have asked about my reaction to the horrible terrorist attacks in Brussels on March 22nd, 2016. They hear American news reports about ghettos in Brussels where the police are afraid to go. About Muslims rejecting Belgium. How Belgium and more »

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Why I don’t like the term “Craft” beer

Given the many acquisitions and mergers, 2015 was quite a turbulent year in the American beer industry. Consequently, there’s been a few posts and ensuing threads out there on several Social Media groups discussing whether the term “craft” beer still means more »

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North Texas beers for Thanksgiving

Turkey day is right around the corner and with it comes a cornucopia of meats, homemade casseroles, sweet potatoes, cranberries and a plethora of pies and desserts. But which beers to drink with this veritable smorgasbord of flavors ? Since everyone more »

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About that “North Texas Craft Beer Bubble”

If you hadn’t heard by now, Firewheel Brewing Company in Rockwall, TX closed its doors last weekend. This inevitably lead to some spirited discussion on whether this is the first victim of the “North Texas Craft Beer Bubble” or not. more »

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“Pick and Choose” Christianity ?

I haven’t written a post about my faith in a while, but the recent dramatic events across the world, especially in Paris, and the reactions I have observed, prompted me to write this. Right now a dozen or more governors more »

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Why you shouldn’t settle for “Bad Beer”

In light of the previous post, several reactions via social media or here on the blog seemed to indicate I was advocating “participation trophies” or “letting brewers off the hook”. Nothing could be further from the truth, so let’s clarify

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