After careful consideration, the time has come to nominate and induct the inaugural class of the Stout Hall of Fame! The Stout landscape has certainly exploded over the past few years and there are many Stouts worthy of induction. For our inaugural class, I want to recognize the Stouts that started it all! Those whoContinue reading “The Stout Hall of Fame”
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Santa’s Stash is coming to town!
Until this year, whenever I hear Bruce Springsteen’s version of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” on the radio, I officially declare it the holiday season. This year, I may have found something else to signify that the holiday season is here: the nail pull pour of Santa’s Stash from Compass Rose! Compass Rose isContinue reading “Santa’s Stash is coming to town!”
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..
Now for many of you, this is a seasonal holiday song made popular by both Andy Williams and Johnny Mathis However, for the Stoutwhisperer and many other Stout lovers, the most wonderful time of the year is now. It’s Stout season and we will raise our Stout glass this Thursday, November 1, by celebrating InternationalContinue reading “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..”
I scored an Epic Triple Double this weekend!
If you are into basketball at all, you know what a Triple Double is. For those who are not basketball fans, a Triple Double is when a player achieves double digits (i.e. 10 or more) in three of the major statistical categories – points, rebounds, assists, steals or blocks. Achieving a Triple Double is aContinue reading “I scored an Epic Triple Double this weekend!”
Is size important?
The Stout world seems to be confused about size. If you go to your favorite bottleshop or taproom, you’ll see Stouts in 12oz cans, 16oz cans, 19oz cans (BA TENFIDY), 11.2 oz bottles, 12 oz bottles, 16oz bottles, 500ml bottles, 22oz bombers and 750ml bottles, and in rare cases, 1 liter bottles (yes, Rogue I’mContinue reading “Is size important?”
When I started down this Stout road, my preferred glass of choice was a frosted pint glass. I liked my beer cold because that’s what I always was told and frankly, that always how it was served. The colder the better and having a frosted glass was even better. Fast forward to the present andContinue reading “#ProperGlassware”
I’d like to provide an update to my FedEx damaged shipment. You may recall in my last post that I sent a 6 shipper to California and when my experienced and trusted trading partner sent the full 6 shipper back, it made it all the way from California to North Carolina when it was identifiedContinue reading “Stout down!”
Stout and about…..
A few random observations: -I’m in the middle of my first beer trading “damaged shipment”. I sent a full 6 shipper from North Carolina to California, had it refilled and it was sent back to NC by one of my good trading partners. It made it all the way cross country back to western NorthContinue reading “Stout and about…..”
Why is February Stout Month… and the top ten reasons why I love Stouts!
February has been declared to be Stout Month. I have a real problem with that…..why is the shortest month of the year Stout Month? I would suggest that either December or January be Stout Month….that way we would get 3 more days of Stout Loving! OK…enough of that. I’m actually glad that we have aContinue reading “Why is February Stout Month… and the top ten reasons why I love Stouts!”
Guest Blogging at Brew Studs
I’ve found that part of the fun and enjoyment of the craft beer experience is learning. Learning takes various styles and forms – tasting and sampling different Stouts is one of them! – but another is reading about the world of craft beer and keeping up with new releases, industry trends, regulatory news, and otherContinue reading “Guest Blogging at Brew Studs”