Beer Review – Goose Island Sofie


I know I know. Yet another Saison/Farmhouse Ale review. I just can’t get away from this stuff! I’d never heard of Goose Island Beer Company till I dropped by the Alemonger’s house to watch some Monday Night Football. As luck would have it, the Chicago Bears were playing […]

Ardbeg Taste-Off


The other day, my man G-Lo, a huge fan of all things smoky, had suggested that we try a little Ardbeg taste-off. He had in his possession a bottle of Ardbeg 10 and a bottle of Ardbeg Corryvreckan. This bottle takes its name from the famous Corryvreckan whirlpool […]

Esquire Rule No. 706


The other day, my man G-Lo, a huge fan of all things smoky, had suggested that we try a little Ardbeg taste-off. He had in his possession a bottle of Ardbeg 10 and a bottle of Ardbeg Corryvreckan. This bottle takes its name from the famous Corryvreckan whirlpool […]

Free Budweiser!


Could the rise of the Craft Beer industry result in the eventual demise of Budweiser? I doubt it, but they are losing business thanks to the refined tastes and adventurous palates of the under-30 market. Bud’s latest plan: free beer! Personally, I’d much rather pay for a good […]

Oktoberfest!


This Saturday marks the official kick-off of the 2010 Oktoberfest. The festival lasts 16-days and is held each year in Munich, Germany. Here are some interesting Oktoberfest facts: The first Oktoberfest was held in 1810 to celebrate the marriage of Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. […]