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?”

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”

Stoutography

When I decided to share my interest and passion for Stouts with the rest of the world, I didn’t realize the level of photographic genius that would be required.  Looking at Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and all of the other social media options, it’s clear that there are those who have a knack for craftbeerContinue reading “Stoutography”