Another year has passed by, which is both awesome and terrifying. I've written thousands of words, helped raise our wee daughter from an infant to a toddler and crisscrossed the country on travel. I drank more beer than a man should drink in a year (thanks for the reminder, doc), suffered my fair share of hangovers and made many, many new friends. Beer people, y'all are good people. Anyhoo! Onward to 2015. But first, a look back at my final stories of 2014.
First We Feast, “Beer With Baby: Prost Keller Pils and Denver Beer Co.'s Incredible Pedal IPA”: Getting drunk in Denver with my daughter was a terrible idea.
First We Feast, “Beer With Baby: Deschutes Hop Trip”: Wet-hop beers are a lot like parenting.
First We Feast, “Beer With Baby: Sierra Nevada Wild Hop IPA: When your daughter is the Tasmanian Devil, you want to drink something wild. And strong.
Men’s Journal, “The Year in Beer, Wine, and Liquor”: The top trends and stories of 2014.
Men’s Journal, “Become a Craft Brewery Benefactor, Drink Better Beer”: How crowdfunding is changing the beer landscape.
Men’s Journal, “The Eight Best Session Beers (Under 4 Percent Alcohol)”: How low can brewers go without sacrificing flavor?
Bon Appétit, “How Breweries Are Using Salt to Make Better Beer”: A little sprinkle is all you need.
Bon Appétit, “The State of the Beer Union: Why 2014 Was Such a Big Year for Brew”: Well, that title is pretty explanatory.
Imbibe, “Going Grape”: Brewers are borrowing from wine’s playbook to create deliciously novel beers.
New York, “17 Local Beers That You Should Be Drinking”: The best and the brightest of New York City's burgeoning beer scene.
Departures, “Please Don't Wine: Beer Pairings for Thanksgiving”: Saisons slay rich gravy.
Draft, “Counter Culture: The Weird Science of Jeff Mello”: Meet the man looking to collect yeast from every zip code in America.