Beer & Cheese Soup

When the suns sets in the west a little sooner and the night autumn temperatures begin to dip nothing warms the body and soul like a little comfort food. In the Oktoberfest season a warm bowl of Beer & Cheese soup is always welcomed. Who doesn’t like a steaming bowl of liquid cheese with a cool glass of Oktoberfest lager? This delicious and congenial soup is...

Oktoberfest – No Airfare Required

Oktoberfest, one of the world’s greatest annual events, is underway (it started on September 18). Oktoberfest is an event worthy of your attendance and one that you would likely feel the urge to return (as opposed to Mardi Gras, Carnival in Brazil, and your last family reunion). The event takes place 15 days before the first Sunday in October and the festival lasts for...

Labor Day – Keep Summer Alive

Somehow the calendar got set to fast-forward and now Labor Day weekend is soon upon us. It is widely believed that Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer but I’m not having any of that. Before the winter scarfs are taken from storage and the snow blower is tuned for winter I have more summer living to do. It’s time for new traditions...

Shifting Beer Styles

The fact is that beer, beer styles, and how beer is being consumed and discussed has changed. The craft beer movement 2.0 (I consider the first movement to have occurred in the 1980s) has brought a lot of good things to those of us who crave quality beverages. On the other side of the coin there has been a growing movement rooted in the...

Scottish Ale

Is it a desire to flaunt the bountiful fields of barley found in Scotland or is it simply a desire to warm one’s bones and soul from the cold northern winds? Regardless of the answer it is certain that the traditional Ales of Scotland are rich with sweet and unctuous malted barley and deeply satisfying. Beer has been produced in Scotland for about 5,000...

Beer Labeling Laws Hit Craft Brewers Hardest

Only politicians can invent happy and noble monikers for their intrusions on liberty and common sense. One such gem is the “Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). So what does this have to do with alcohol beverages, the primary focus at BevX.com? If you see the federal government as being competent, trustworthy, and wise then we simply (and incredibly) disagree. This act further intertwines the...

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