This week, Shawn pinch hits and speaks with Tony about the upcoming Shore Craft Beer festival in Salisbury, why you should try and make Budweiser-like beers for yourself, and a ton of national brewing news. All the beer is the best beer for someone…
It’s (mostly) Official!
We will be helping host the resurgence of the Riverwalk with our first foray into Salisbury. It will be the kind of event you’ve come to expect from us, so clear your calendars and make a plan to come visit.
We talk often about reasons to homebrew and one of the best is that you just get better beer. This story talks about how craft beer is better than Budweiser, and for many of us it is true, but for a lot of people (my son-in-law to be included) Budweiser is the gold standard of beer. The secret is, you can make that too. Once you successfully do, it is like learning the difference between a burger on the grill and a burger from McDonalds. For many, they each have their place, but there is no denying the qualitative difference between something made with better ingredients.
…and, of course…
Once you get real good at it, you’re going to want to have a crack at this fun fun fun competition…
This week we got to read a story about the force behind the craft beer buyouts that aren’t by Budweiser. It’s smart and feels like a good move for the craft breweries who want to either fight off an impending AB InBev takeover or just shore up their finances.
We have a new blogger covering northern Delaware and this is her first post. As a Girls Pint Out member she knows what she’s talking about when it comes to beer and to having a good time out and about.
In other news:
We’re always looking for writers here at SCB if you’re interested on writing about beer on Delmarva, please reach out.
Tony Russo has worked as a print and digital journalist for the better part of the 21st century, writing for and editing regional weeklies and dailies before joining the team that produces OceanCity.com and ShoreCraftBeer.com among other destination websites. In addition to having documented everything from zoning changes to art movements on the Delmarva Peninsula, Tony has written two books on beer for the History Press. Eastern Shore Beer was published in 2014 and Delaware Beer in 2016. He lives in Delmar, Md. with his wife Kelly and the only of his four daughters who hasn't moved out. Together they keep their two dogs comfortable.