Beers Category

Friday 21 November, 2014

Where Is The Best Bar Supply Store? I Vote For Kegworks Buffalo!

The news out of Buffalo this week reminded me that I was overdue (surprise) to post about an amazing store I visited there a few months ago…back when the weather was milder, thank goodness! At the tail end of a trip to Western New York this summer,  I was flying home out of Buffalo airport […]

Siegfried & Roy at Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas
Friday 12 September, 2014

Beer Here: Las Vegas Hosts Unprecedented Series of Beer Fests This Season

You don’t need to check Google Analytics to know that beer has been blowing up all across the US over the last several years–and like any trend, Vegas may be late for the party but it makes up in extreme enthusiasm. In addition to several spots with impressive beer selections up and down the Strip–as […]

Sofie and Matilda
Saturday 10 August, 2013

Goose Island Spreads Its Wings

Is there any serious beer fan who doesn’t know Goose Island? The Chicago craft brewer celebrated its 25th anniversary this Spring, and while the beers haven’t been available nationwide until more recently, their reputation for passion and quality certainly preceded them. To celebrate the anniversary and concurrent expanded distribution, Goose Island has been hosting a […]

Friday 03 May, 2013

5 Ways To Drink Better This Cinco De Mayo: Mezcals, Margaritas & More

I just returned from a birthday trip to the gorgeous Maroma Resort (an Orient Express property) in the Riviera Maya on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, which was eye opening in many ways. While the upscale property’s food and beverage program–led by award-winning Chef Juan Pablo Loza and the iconic “Freddy The Bartender” (pictured below)–is […]

Sunday 05 August, 2012

Spirits of the Strip: Las Vegas Weekly Archives

  I also write about wine and spirits when the appropriate occasion arise for the Las Vegas Weekly in print and on their award-winning website. Here are some of my recent pieces: Rolling Out The Barrel for Freakin’ Frog’s Exclusive Cask Tappings Sno-Bar Says Freeze To Poolside Drinking Drinking like Jay-Z with the Ace Of […]

Sunday 15 April, 2012

Watch Your Back, Yard House

I will always have a soft spot for a category killer: that intrepid soul, that rugged individual who decides that his or her place must have the largest, widest, most expensive or strangest selection of any one thing. Somehow I feel it echoes the pioneering spirit that made this country great. Even if its not […]

Sunday 15 April, 2012

One Sake, Two Sake, Red Sake, Blue Sake

Even as the American palate expands dramatically in terms of wines and spirits, Japanese brewed sake remains remarkably misunderstood in the US. The selection is so broad—even just what’s available here—that every tasting provides more opportunity for knowledge and enjoyment. A few weeks ago, Bevi distributors’ Sia Marshall hosted a tasting of Kiuchi brewery’s Hitachino […]