Do you judge a beer by its label?

Does a slick label make a beer? City of Ate describes how David Schuemann of CF Napa Brand Design explains in his new book, 99 Bottles of Wine, how making wine labels look more sophisticated or showy can capture the attention of shoppers more than the wine itself. "Do people pick things up because it …

Drinking our way through Boston brewery tours

Our recent trip to Boston very quickly turned into our own beer tour of the city. If you are heading to Boston any time soon, check out these local breweries and bars to satisfy your inner beer nerd. Samuel Adams Brewery Tour Sam Adams, one of the largest craft breweries, was a must for us …

Peticolas brings World Cup to Dallas with Thrilla in Brazilla

As a big soccer fan, Michael Peticolas has toyed with the idea of creating a beer for FC Dallas, but sadly, FC Dallas hasn't responded to his proposal. In the meantime, he's settled on releasing a beer in honor of this year's World Cup. Thrilla in Brazilla, a 7.5% ABV American IPA, will be released …

Cody Martin explains inspiration for Martin House’s brews

Read as I might, I didn't know as much about Cody Martin and Martin House Brewing as I did after watching this video from fwtx.com's Love at First Sip series. Martin explains the inspiration for Day Break -- to show up all those breakfast stouts. He also knows more about martins (the bird) than I …

Fritz Rahr Jr. explains history of Rahr & Sons Brewery in Fort Worth

I'm late to this party, but fwtx.com produced a series of videos with the craft beer brewers of Fort Worth for their May "Love at First Sip" cover story. The first is with Fritz Rahr Jr. of Rahr & Sons, and the video actually taught me a thing or two about their history -- both …

Bishop Cider Co. is now open

It started with a Kickstarter. http://youtu.be/E-UEBVk6yg4 And that was followed by a long road of setbacks, but at long last, Dallas has a cidery. Though they're only open limited hours at the moment and have just begun to brew their own creations (to be served 4-5 weeks from now), you can try any of 47 …

Mole Temptress tapped to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Lakewood has done it again. They've released a special edition of Temptress. Mole Temptress blends the complexity of mole sauce into the Temptress smoothness you're used to enjoying. I get some spicy notes a little heavier chocolate flavor. If you haven't gotten a chance to try it yet, today might be your best bet. Many …

Getting a keg up on the competition

After bottling and experimenting with the Party Pig to package and share our beer with the world, we decided it was time to take the leap into kegging and forced carbonation. Dropping the weeks of bottle conditioning off the time required to produce a beer looks pretty good when you start brewing every other weekend …

Armadillo Ale Works gives you Brunch Money

Armadillo Ale Works might be one of the most beloved breweries in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that still doesn't have a brewery. Though they were in the running for a $25,000 grant from FedEx Small Business to help fund the construction of their brewery in Denton, Armadillo didn't end up making the cut as one …