My Dry January…..

As we exited 2019, I saw the social media chatter about “Dry January”. As I better understood what it was, I thought it would be a good idea to participate. It’s been some time since I took a break from the Stout circuit and figured that some time away would reset my palate, give meContinue reading “My Dry January…..”

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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?”

The Art of the Deal (Stout Trading)

While our President-elect may have written a best selling book about dealing, my guess is that he wasn’t talking about trading craft beer…..and this is the topic for today’s blogpost.   Trading beer is an art and a science;  it’s an art in the fact that one needs to know when to say yes (orContinue reading “The Art of the Deal (Stout Trading)”

Trading Stouts

The concept of beer trading is an interesting one.  While there are many online websites that discuss the how-to’s and enable trading, I want to spend a few minutes discussing the  emotions of a trade.  The basic premise to trading is to use your inventory to acquire beers that you otherwise couldn’t get, either becauseContinue reading “Trading Stouts”