October already, eh? These days are certainly disappearing in a beer-soaked whirlwind of hops, changing my daughter's diapers and travel. So much travel! From Maine to Colorado, the last month has been crazy pants. Compound that with a cold, a case of food poisoning and walking Sammy Bernstein, and it's been a busy slate. Through it all, I've been clacking out stories. Here's a sampling of my latest stories. Happy reading. And drinking, too. First We Feast, “Two Roads Lil' Heaven”: Yup, I’m drinking session beers with my daughter.
Men's Journal, “(Highly) Experimental Beer Styles Worth Trying”: At Denver's Great American Beer Festival, there's no shortage of odd beers.
Bon Appétit, “Why You Need to Drink Wet-Hopped Beers Right Now”: Beer today, gone tomorrow—my take on fall's most ephemeral beer style.
Bon Appétit, “How Much Is Too Much? More on America’s Surfeit of Craft Beer”: IPAs have become our country’s finest export.
Bon Appétit, “Surviving the Great American Beer Fest: Hoppy IPAs to Candy-Bar Beers”: Wandering around the GABF gives you a good chance to see which way America's hoppy winds are blowing.
Details.com, “Color Correction: The Fall's Beers Are Red, Not Brown”: Brown ales? Old news. This fall, it's time to drink red IPAs.
Beer Connoisseur, “For the Love of Gourd”: Pumpkin beers have broken free from their seasonal shackles, which is not necessarily a bad thing.
Wine Enthusiast, “A Grown-Up's Guide to Oktoberfest”: You don't have to get blindingly drunk to have a blast at Oktoberfest.