Every time I step into the beer store, I see something new. Beers I've never seen before, on the shelf, every time I visit. Few would — or should — complain about plentiful options, but there is a downside to such an embarrassment of riches.
Jim Koch, who launched Boston Beer Co. from his kitchen 30-some years ago with a 19th century family recipe, said he had no idea that his Samuel Adams beer was name-checked in Broadway's cross-cultural megahit Hamilton.
Barrel-aged imperial stouts are dead.
Of course, I say this with some irony, following another string of massively hyped barrel-aged stout releases by St. Petersburg's Cycle Brewing. Cycle, which admittedly makes extraordinarily great stouts, has released more than 10 limited-edition barrel-aged imperial stouts …
For years, Bob Sylvester of Saint Somewhere Brewing Co. has produced unique, farmhouse-style ales at his Tarpon Springs brewery, inspired by the rustic beers of the Belgian countryside — right down to the green bottles they're generally packaged in.
It's hard to overestimate how culturally important video arcades were in the '80s and '90s. If you were a kid or young adult during this period, there's a very good chance that you spent a significant chunk of your free time dropping quarters into coin slots and furiously mashing buttons under the glow of an arcade …
The Tampa Bay area is the new hotbed of craft beer as more than a dozen breweries and brewpubs have set up shop with another half dozen in the planning stages.