Category: Blog

gabf: let’s go drinking!

Another GABF has passed, and now it’s time to look back at the MyGABF app and recount some of my favorite breweries and beers across the festival. With the pseudo-alphabetical layout we did find ourselves at far more breweries in areas that we don’t spend a huge amount of time in, but we also spent […]

gabf: how to not be that guy

Because GABF attendees, Colorado, and, indeed, the world have changed since I wrote my first GABF advice post in 2014, I felt it was due an update. While the majority of my advice remains the same, there are some key items that I missed that must be remarked upon. One of the most popular GABF-season posts is […]

gabf: where to get your grub and sud on 2018

In the grand tradition of only updating my GABF selections three times a decade, here are my updated choices of places to visit while enjoying GABF 2018! These are updates to my posts GABF: holy crap it’s been another year and GABF: so I guess we are here again – both of which contain my past (and […]

promises promises.

Part of what I do as a professional beer geekess is travel to breweries and bars and restaurants and festivals and distilleries and liquor stores and under bridges (troll grog is to DIE for) in search for exemplary beer, food, and people (and of course trolls). Sometimes these forays are extremely successful. Other times they […]

gabf 2015: holy crap it’s been another year.

Maybe it’s a symptom of getting older, but the years just seem to get shorter and shorter (and my work days longer and longer – what gives!?), but we are apparently at the time of year when Denver hosts the Great American Beer Festival. Last year I wrote two posts on the subject: GABF: so […]

this is why we’re here.

The list of reasons that I love the craft beer industry could explode even Buzzfeed’s listicle servers, but the primary one, the one that beats out all others, the one that isn’t determined by location or how thirsty I am or what time of year it is, is this: the craft beer industry is a […]

stop pissing on my beer (forum).

I understand that people tend towards dickishness and trollism and vaguary, but that doesn’t excuse the behavior – and, dammit, I’m calling these folks out on their bullshit. Here are some of the posts that particularly stick in my craw, as well as recommendations to fix a few of the

ob-session.

I was browsing my newsfeed today when I came across this little gem: Session Beer Is Dumb by Aaron Goldfarb. Since session beer is the new “it” brew, and because the subject is not as straightforward as it might seem, I thought I’d do a quick blog post about it. Also, I started writing this as […]

musings on friendship.

We grow old, we grow up, we move away, we get married, we have children, we move back, we travel, we stay, we die. And thru it all we cry, we smile, we bear it, we work, we play, and above all – we laugh. And it is in those moment of laughter and joy […]

my name is dev, and you sound like an ass.

This is a quick response to an article that David Chang wrote for GQ Magazine titled “My Name is David Chang and I Hate Fancy Beer.” The amazing Garrett Oliver penned a response a few days later: “My Name is Garrett Oliver and I Hate Crappy Beer.” Please read both, as both are interesting and […]