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...

Transparency in Scotch Whisky

In recent days Compass Box (a brand of unique blended Scotch Whiskies) has launched their Scotch Whisky Transparency Campaign (SWTC). It’s a complicated issue to be sure but at the heart of it all is the fact that EU regulations prohibit Whisky makers from revealing the components of their blends most notably the age of the spirits utilized in the blend. The current laws...

Why Do Cocktails So Often Suck?

Lately I have had a burning question on my mind. Maybe you have had the same question, which is, why do so many cocktails still suck? For some time I wondered if many bars and restaurants were simply unaware of the incredible cocktail renaissance that has taken place for the past decade plus. But this is clearly not the case as many places serving...

Surviving a Hangover

By now your New Year’s Eve party destination has been chosen, the evening’s attire selected, and perhaps a few seemingly clever resolutions have been formed (just in case you are asked – and you will be). If you are reading this online magazine it is fair to assume that tipping a few glasses of adult beverages is also part of the plan. As the...

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...

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...

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