Category Archives: My Thoughts

December 17, 2014


First of all, possibly at the surprise of some of my loyal readers, I don’t plan on doing a 2014 Year in Beer that I usually do. It takes a lot of time and usually sets me up for a lot of public ridicule. The thousands of dollars I spend a year on really dumb […]

November 10, 2014


First, it’s possible that one or both things happened this year. The first is that Fou Foune’s 2014 batch is significantly larger than last year and the second is that far less bottles went to export than previous years. All I know for sure is that this beer has been on sale for quite some […]

August 27, 2014


Last month, I wrote this post about some knowledge of Lambic I’ve picked up over the past 2 years. There are Lambic lovers all over the world that know more than me and I certainly respect their knowledge. Some are total assholes about how much they know and given that Lambic is a poor-man’s beer […]

July 18, 2014


I’m an idiot when it comes to beer and especially toward Lambic but the same goes for most of us and some of the same questions come up at tastings…almost every single tasting. Here are some misconceptions I’ve seen over the last 6 months. Only Lambic from Cantillon, 3 Fonteinen and Tilquin is worth buying […]

June 13, 2014


via DraftMag:  Why do beer geeks not feel the same way when staring at a rare bottle? Dr. William Goldstein of the University of Chicago’s department of psychology believes it stems from a fear of “closing the account”—that is, when it’s gone, it’s gone. It seems the length in which we delay draining a bottle […]