Beer & Brewing – March 2022

Spring Into Beers by Steve Lonsway A beer consumer’s seasonal shift in beer purchases is quite common and springtime is no exception.¬†Spring is the season you see the German-style bocks hit the shelves:¬†Bocks, Maibocks, Helles Bocks, and Dopplebocks, many...

Beer + Brewing – Jan/Feb 2022

The Hard Cider Insider by Steve Lonsway Hard cider is the result of apple juice being fermented with yeast, and thus contains alcohol. Hard ciders range in alcohol concentration from about 3% in France to 8.5% or more in traditional English ciders. Ciders are still...

Beer + Brewing – November 2021

Beer and Music by Steve Lonsway For centuries, music has been an inspirational component to the works of artists worldwide. And when beer, artists, and musicians collaborate, beautiful things can happen. Most people know that beers can pair with foods, but do you know...

Beer + Brewing – September 2021

Free House Versus Tied House by Steve Lonsway England has always had a very special place in my heart. While I attended a study abroad program there in 1992, I was enamored with the pub scene and how it was such an institution to their communities. The warm, welcoming...

Beer + Brewing – July 2021

California Brews’in by Steve Lonsway On a recent trip to the Golden State, I had the pleasure of visiting a few fine brew houses. It was not the focus of my trip so stops were infrequent but memorable. Seabright Social brewery deserved a visit when we passed...