Wednesday, November 27, 2013
It’s official: what has come to be generically known as the holiday season is now upon us, with everything that entails, especially long lines, ubiquitous sales, snowy weather, and mass insanity. Fortunately to help you cope there’s a great variety of local beer and beer-related events to make your spirits bright. Let’s take a tipsy tour around town.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
|Mmm, Thanksgiving dinner. Don't forget the beer.|
Oh yeah, it’s that time of year. You know, the holiday season. Time to start planning visits and stocking up on victuals and looking for deals on all sorts on inane crap to give to other people in your best effort to say, “Look, I got you a present.” It’s enough to wear even the toughest among us out. Well, as we approach the great American holiday (shut up, Canadians) of Thanksgiving, many opportunities arise to chill out with an appropriate fall beverage. Who wouldn't be grateful?
Thursday, October 31, 2013
|Bottles of Bitter Old Fecker Strutter IPA are fast disappearing from area store shelves. Better hurry to get yours! Photo courtesy of Bitter Old Fecker.|
While all the little ghouls, ghosts, and goblins cast about the streets of Ann Arbor in search of agreeable morsels, there are more than a few adult-oriented treats to be had this Halloween and beyond as well. Why, how did you know I was talking about beer? It’s like maybe you’ve read this column before. Either that or you’re some kind of freaky psychic. If you are, there’s no need to read any further. Otherwise, let’s get to it.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
|Grizzly Peak head brewer Duncan Williams adds candy corn to the upcoming batch of Biere d'Automne Ale.|
Greetings, boys and ghouls! Welcome to the column formerly known as The Week in Beer, now appearing every two weeks but still packed with all that same sudsy goodness you’ve come to know and love over the past four and a half years. (Yes, your correspondent really has been doing this for that long.) This time around, we look at all the scary good beers and haunted happenings on tap around town this Halloween season. Have a safe and hoppy holiday, and beware of things that go burp in the night.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
|Wolverine Massacre Bourbon Barrel Aged Lager coming at you again.|
Hola, beer-ficianados. As the former AnnArbor.com gets absorbed into MLive.com, things be all like whoa. Consequently, the regular Week in Beer feature you've adored for the last four years is in the process of becoming the Every Two Weeks in Beer, or something like that. I don't yet know what the new schedule is supposed to be.
For the time being, my plan is to keep updating the blog every Thursday like normal. If it ends up making more sense to synchronize it with MLive or just go back to keeping a Google calendar or saying fuck it and embarking on a month-long, soul-searching bender until God tells me what to do, well, I'll let you know. In the meantime, enjoy your latest Week in Beer, yo.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
October means harvest time, and there’s definitely an abundant crop of fall seasonal beers and events waiting for you to reap. So put on your overalls and grab your (figurative) scythe and let’s head on down to the beer farm, shall we?
Thursday, September 26, 2013
|MLive.com's John Gonzalez takes a tour of Arbor Brewing, which he ranked among Michigan's 10 best breweries.|
According to the venerable Michigan Beer Guide, there are now 133 breweries in what has become known — for obvious reasons — as the Great Beer State. This week MLive.com statewide entertainment reporter John “Gonzo” Gonzalez announced which he found to be the best in his recent tour around the Mitten. Here in Washtenaw County we’re fortunate to live in one of the state’s several pockets of beer awesomeness, as the latest Week in Beer again shows.