Defiant Brewing Co. – Pearl River, NY

This is our first live blog, meaning we are relaying our experience "on the ground" without editing.  Therefore, it may appear a bit choppy, since we are adding thoughts throughout the visit. First stop on motorcycle ride to Half Full Brewing's 2016 Soundwaters Rare Beer (Boat Edition).... Defiant Brewing opened at 2:00 pm (thank you … Continue reading Defiant Brewing Co. – Pearl River, NY

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Lagunitas Couchtrippin’ Boston 2016

Lagunitas and the Sherpas...perfect together!  Our love affair for all things Lagunitas started in Petaluma in 2012.  First the Beer Circus, then the tasting room and tour, set the stage.  Not only is the beer first class, their approach to marketing is unique.  Stories abound regarding the naming of some of their beers, 420 lore, … Continue reading Lagunitas Couchtrippin’ Boston 2016

#Couchtrippin NYC

September 28, 2014 was a night to remember - although with all of the Lagunitas cerveza fria flowing freely, there was a basis in which remembering could be compromised ;).  The Lagunitas "Couchtrippin' to New Orleans...2014 Tour (http://lagunitas.com/couchtrippin/#) was on its way around the U.S..  What could be more enticing than one of our favorite … Continue reading #Couchtrippin NYC

Kane You Brew It?

Ocean, New Jersey, we like it there.  Summer memories of the Jersey Shore, fishing, music, friends, and....suds.  (credit photo to Kane Brewing Company) Yesterday afternoon, the American Homebrewers Association (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/), in collaboration with Kane Brewing Company (http://www.kanebrewing.com/), held a rally at Kane Brewing Company's headquarters.  As a perk, Michael Kane gave away 5 gallons of wort … Continue reading Kane You Brew It?

Hop Scotch

"The last time I turned down a beer, I didn't understand the question." (modification of a quote by a friend of John Hansell). I've only met a few beers that I didn't like.  I seem to prefer stouts and barley wines recently, but Belgian beers rarely disappoint and I would never shy away from a … Continue reading Hop Scotch

Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern in Knoxville, TN

While adventuring through Knoxville, TN (the Ugly Orange Village) in July, Brewticular was surprised to find a High Gravity bar.  Downtown Knoxville has done a decent job of sprucing up the area and bringing in some nice businesses, and Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern fits in perfectly. Upon entering Brewticular was looking down a long narrow room … Continue reading Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern in Knoxville, TN