Fear and Loathing at Schlafly Bottleworks

Several years ago, around 2005ish, Brewticular and The Brew Sherpa were contracted by a law firm to drive up to St. Louis, MO to pick up a pair of scooters that were involved in an accident and transport them back to the Florida panhandle.  Our secondary objective was to ‘wine and dine’ The Engineer (names … Continue reading Fear and Loathing at Schlafly Bottleworks

The Brew Sherpa and the Alabama Gourmet Bottle Avalanche

Let there be no doubt: Alabama is giddy over Gourmet Bottle Bill (SB294) introduced by Free the Hops. Effective August 1, 2012, the bill raised the maximum allowable bottle size to 25.4 ounces from the previous limit of 16 ounces, permitting sales of the 22-ounce and 750-milliliter bottles commonly used by many craft breweries. The … Continue reading The Brew Sherpa and the Alabama Gourmet Bottle Avalanche

A Sunny Afternoon at Napa Smith Brewery

After an extended weekend atop the Sierra Nevada Mountains enduring altitude adjustment and analyzing its impact upon beer metabolism, TheBrewSherpas returned to base camp in Napa, California.  Three of our Sherpas stopped by the Napa Smith Brewery camp.  Parched from the arduous descent, we were greeted by Karl who promptly poured us all pints of … Continue reading A Sunny Afternoon at Napa Smith Brewery

TheBrewSherpa planning to attend Belgian Beer Weekend

TheBrewSherpa is making arrangements to attend Belgian Beer Weekend in Brussels, Belgium.  What better place to travel to imbibe some of the world's best brews?  The list of participants is formidable, and we are learning a little Dutch/Flemish in an effort to enjoy the beer and culture as much as possible.  We plan on meeting … Continue reading TheBrewSherpa planning to attend Belgian Beer Weekend

TheBrewSherpa’s Debut at the Beer Bloggers Conference 2012

The 2012 North American Beer Bloggers Conference, held in Indianapolis on Friday, July 13 - Sunday July 15, was inspirational!!  We met a lot of interesting people, made some new friends, learned a lot, and enjoyed more than our fair share of local, regional and national suds.  Speakers included Garrett Oliver, Brooklyn Brewery's storied brewmaster, … Continue reading TheBrewSherpa’s Debut at the Beer Bloggers Conference 2012