What next for the Craft beer tenderfoot?

Now that I’ve inspired you to have your “gateway beer,” you are no doubt ready to go cannonballing into all things craft beer like Ham from The Sandlot. All you need now is a sleeve of tattoos, a beard, and/or an obscure band t-shirt. Just kidding. Craft beer is for all and I pick on this type mostly out of jealousy that I am currently on my way to work and a wearing purple shirt. Back to the point. Continue reading

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Gateway Beers: De-loused in the Beermatorium

Shortly after college I was gifted a bottle of Dom Perignon. On a Wednesday I cracked it and corralled my roommates in the kitchen of our Allston, Massachusetts apartment. “Cheers!”

“What’s the occasion?” they asked.

“We are having champagne,” I said with a crooked grin, raising a glass to serve as punctuation on the matter.

A fine beverage can very well be occasion for celebration in and of itself. Continue reading