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Beer Country

A digest about that other famous beverage

Best IPAs?

Being that this is IPA Day and all, the Twittersphere is alive with discussions of Best IPAs and the like (including some dissenting opinions, such as this one, suggesting that we celebrate IPA Day by drinking some other kind of beer). Writer and beer lover (and former Northern Californian) John Sciacca writes of the 10 best he’s ever tasted and it turns out to be a pretty mighty list (The guy’s a hophead’s hophead, it appears). For discussion purposes, here’s… Read More »

Suggest your perfect beer for the Fourth?

Now your turn. It’s hot, we’re facing a big Holiday, probably involving cookouts and other outdoor activities. What are your suggestions for the perfect refreshing hot weather beer? Do you go local? Maybe Lagunitas Pils?  Bear Republic’s Racer 5 ? A little of that tasty Kellerbier from Hopmonk? Or do you go for some of the other treasures from around the country? Victory’s Prima Pils? A Deschutes Mirror Pond? Perhaps even an import? (Remember, someone once described La Chouffe as… Read More »