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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 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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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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Why you should never say “Their Beer Sucks”

Yes… I mean never. And there’s a few good reasons to avoid using that phrase, so I’ll try to put some of them in a row Continue reading

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Dallas Session IPA’s

July 4th festivities have come and gone, but there’s a lot of summer left. While trying to tolerate the Texas heat, I want to grab a light, refreshing beer and since the macro lights don’t quite fit the “taste good” more »

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My Summer Fridge

As summer nears, I notice a lot of “Best Summer Beers” or “DFW Summer Seasonals” articles out there. Unfortunately I have noticed several draft only beers that carry a walloping 8% or 9% ABV on those lists. I don’t know more »

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The Green Bottle Conundrum

The same Jester King announcement I referred to in my previous post has sparked quite a bit of controversy. Jester King, known for its farmhouse and funky beers, is going to use green bottles instead of the brown variety they more »

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