Category Archives: Beer Style

From the HopPress: The History and Lore of Wassail

My latest featured article for RateBeer’s The HopPress… posted on Saturday, December 18th. Most of us, no doubt, are familiar with the holiday style of beer called Wassail. There are many excellent examples and I have sampled a number of … Continue reading

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From the Hop Press: Beer & Wood: A Pairing Made in Heaven

My latest featured article for RateBeer’s The Hop Press… posted on Saturday, March 20th. Until the advent of the 21st century, beer brewers went to great lengths to protect their beer from the flavors that storage in wooden vessels might … Continue reading

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From the Hop Press: Belgians Got Style!

My latest featured article for RateBeer’s The Hop Press… posted on Saturday, March 6th. I recently interviewed Jeff Baker, the wine and beer manager for one of my favorite Vermont beer stores, The Beverage Warehouse , and when I asked … Continue reading

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From The Hop Press: Beer Style: India Pale Ales and Double IPAs

My latest featured article for RateBeer’s Hop Press… posted on Saturday, December 19th. For someone that calls themselves “The Vermont Hop Head”, you had to figure that it would only be a matter of time before I waxed poetically about … Continue reading

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