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...

Serving Beverages on Thanksgiving

Pairing wine with your Thanksgiving dinner, whether it be traditional fare or your own twist, is always a challenge. Roasted turkey is straightforward enough but the table is often filled with a wide range of flavors. Do yourself a favor and skip considering the sickening sweet dishes that find their way to the table when considering wine pairings. Nothing will pair well with candied...

Upgrade Your Home Beverage Service (in five easy steps)

We get a lot of great questions from our readers. It’s clear that many of you are doing more than reading, you’re actually making drinks, serving Wine to family and friends, and upgrading your Beer. That’s great news – we encourage it. In an effort to make it easy to upgrade your home beverage service I have compiled a short list of just five...

Hands Off of My Pint!

Nations and civilizations were forged by the actions of brave and bold individuals. Sadly these days are not simply fading away they are castigated by a new human mutation that is fueled by a misguided desire to generate grievances and impose their weak will. Now the world is being reshaped by the whiney and entitled class of sniveling little weasels that want us all...

Great Pairings Three – Saison and Morbier

There is an old adage in the beverage trade – sometimes the best wine for the job is a beer. This is certainly the case in matching cheese with an adult beverage. Beer simply has more complimentary flavors when pairing with cheese. Real Beer often offers grassy, herbal, or grain flavors with hints of citrus and has a natural effervesces that refreshes the palate when...

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