Showing posts from 2018

Switching over

I'm working on a new website that will be less beer-focused and more inclusive of my other work. Beer will be part of that, of course - but it's time to grow up, I guess. I'll post once that change is happening.

Beer! Food! Cocktails! Culture! Travel! All the things! Here are a few snippets that I've had published as of late...

Crisis Management: Breweries Persevere Through a Year of Natural Disasters What do you say to someone who’s lost everything? That was literally the first question I asked Rob Kent, head brewer at Bear Republic Brewing Company, who had just lost his home and all of his possessions to the wildfires that raged through Northern California in October.

Broad Appeal: New Orleans’ most artisanal intersection The Broadmoor neighborhood of New Orleans was fought for and hard won in the months after flooding from Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures. A “green dot” designation suggested that the neighborhood be razed and turned into a park, but Broadmoor …

Living Life Right - Nuit Belge in New Orleans (3/9/18)

Mark your calendars for Friday, March 9, at Generations Hall.

My absolute favorite beer event (and one of my favorite events in New Orleans) is Nuit Belge, an evening focusing on pairing Belgian beer and high end food. 2018 is the third year the party has come to town, and it is delicious, delightful, and just the teeniest bit debauched. (I myself stumbled -literally- out of the Saint at 4am after Nuit Belge.)

I call it Beer Nerd Prom, and the attendees have really leaned into that, getting super gussied up to drink fancy-ass beer, eat amazing food from some of the city's best restaurants, and suck down Murder Point oysters all night long.

It is killer.