Pharma’s loss is Dogfish’s gain

This is the last of the “series” on women in brewing for this year, but stay tuned for more stories about how women effect beer culture as the year goes on. — TR Making a lot of good beer is even more complex than you might think. At Dogfish Head there is a constant battle […]

Dr. Beer, if it’s all the same to you…

Or: Taking misogyny out of beer through osmosis I’ve interviewed a lot of homebrewers. Some who have turned pro and others who are content to make what they please when they please. The common thread is the Mr. Beer kit which is something between a joke and a rite of passage for many of those […]

Packaging, the final frontier

I’m going to come right out and say it: I’m a beer conservative. Fast growth makes me wary. Like most conservatives I have what I consider a rational fear of change and worry whether new wrinkles are ill- or well-conceived and if they will force me to make changes in my life I rather would […]

Craft Beer Women and Gender-free Beer

OK It’s been a lot longer than I wanted it to be since I checked in, but I had what I thought (until recently) was an excellent reason: women. I have some personal biases I’d like to share. I’m the father of four daughters and, maybe as a result (but also possibly because of my […]

Can I get a witness? Beer evangelism

NOTE: Before I get started, it is important to be explicit that in what follows I’m not talking about religious practices or their values. This is about structure and belief but not about faith. Ed Rossiter, Jr. and Ed Rossiter III were hanging around at Xtreme Brewing in Laurel, Del. having a tasting and waiting […]

The craft beer demographic at Mispillion River

Sometimes we get so caught up in celebrating the quality and variety of the beers to which we have access, it is easy to forget that craft beer is not just about the beer. Spend enough time in the brewery tap rooms, however, and you easily can be reminded how much craft beer enthusiasts rely […]