Pints&union schedule for Harvest Homecoming (with food vending collaborator Leaven Bakery)

When the no parking signs go up for the Harvest Homecoming parade, so does the ambient weirdness in New Albany. It peaks on the...

Reminding myself about how these (almost) 40 years in beer came to be

Facebook's "on this day in history" memory reminders can be smile-inducing or cringeworthy, depending on one's mile markers. On August 24, 2021 came this...

Nawbany’s peculiar and unofficial “Beer Walk”: 2007, 2014 and 2021

The essay below was written and published at NAC in 2007, a full year before NABC staged its first Fringe Fest "alternative" at the Day Old Bread...

Pink Guava Gose or Fuller’s ESB? Hmm, let me see …

Just the other day I saw a Twitter tout heralding the forthcoming release of a beer called Pink Guava Gose (brewery unknown), which I...

Diary for 28 July 2021: “Craft” is especially nonsensical when tacked to “hard” seltzer

The point of these “diary” entries is to write as the mood strikes me, in the moment. I'd suggest we piss on hard seltzer, but...

“Being a beer lover in our current age is equal parts homage to Diogenes...

Kindly allow this periodic reminder that each Monday, I contribute a beer column to Food & Dining Magazine called “Hip Hops.” It’s very seldom...

Pints&union is doubling down on classic imports from B. United International

I'm the beer guy at Pints&union, and we specialize in classic beers – the mainstay retro old school comfort beers; the greatest hits of...

UNESCO is right; of course Belgium’s beer culture is a treasure of humanity

And who am I to argue with UNESCO? Here’s the link from National Public Radio. Citing Belgian beer's integral role in social and culinary life,...

When Michael “Beer Hunter” Jackson came to Louisville in 1994 (part two)

“When one thirsts for a glass of wine or a pint of beer, the brain gradually registers the order as a half-heard whisper. The...

REWIND: “This week in solipsistic beer narcissism” (2014)

Lightly edited to remove a couple of obscure topical references. --- Are you fed up with words you don’t understand? Tired of scrolling down to your favorite...

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Think beer globally, drink beer locally, pair beer with food thoughtfully

Every major industrialized nation has A BEER (you can’t be a Real Country unless you have A BEER and an airline—it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear...

Menu Items: All the food was Greek to me, and gratefully so

Originally published at Food & Dining Magazine on 7 November 2021. --- “Edibles & Potables” is Food & Dining Magazine’s Sunday morning slot for a merry...

REWIND: “This week in solipsistic beer narcissism” (2014)

Lightly edited to remove a couple of obscure topical references. --- Are you fed up with words you don’t understand? Tired of scrolling down to your favorite...