Growlers 101: Why Every Beer Geek Should Own One

Over the Memorial day weekend, I was walking into a local pub I like to frequent to get my growler filled. While walking in with this big container, a group of people stopped me to ask what it was and why I had it. Skip Ahead: What Is a Beer Growler? The History of Growlers Types of … [Read more...]

The History of Saint Patrick’s Day (And Why We Drink)

photo credit Anyone with even a cursory knowledge of St. Patrick’s Day is aware of the fact that the celebration is inexorably tied to the excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages. While some may believe that this is just another example of lively individuals taking advantage of a … [Read more...]

The History of Oktoberfest: A Year-to-Year Timeline

Today is officially the last day of Oktoberfest 2013. Because of this, we thought it would be a good time to take a look back at the history of Oktoberfest and how the world's most famous festival has changed over the last two centuries. image credit When you think of Oktoberfest, it likely … [Read more...]