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Beers with a Stoic: Shouldn’t the local beer vanguard be respecting beer?

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Beers with a Stoic: Your luxury beer “list” reeks, so stop pretending it doesn’t

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Beers with a Stoic: Going away, coming back, and more about what defines a...

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Roger Baylor’s Career in Beer — The Résumé / CV 

ROGER A. BAYLOR 1117 E. Spring St., New Albany, IN mayorbaylor@gmail.com (502) 468-9710 Any licensed establishment can list its beers, but not every establishment organizes its beer offerings...

Beers with a Stoic: Spare me the modern speakeasy, will ya?

Allowing for the possible exception of Mick Jagger, we’re all destined to awaken one morning and find that we’ve pole-vaulted the invisible line in...

Beers with a Stoic: “Pardon the (fermentation) interruption”

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40 Years in Beer (Book II, Part 41): Just a singer in a rock...

Previously: 40 Years in Beer, Part Forty: Here’s why my tenure at Rich O’s BBQ began in 1992. You’ll recall that it was a warm...

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Beers with a Stoic: On Hop Atomica, brewery taproom expectations and generation gaps

Long ago and faraway, it was explained to me — again and again — that responsible (read: profit-seeking) restaurants and bars simply could not...