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Malt liquor madness

Malt liquor is alternately derided as preying on our nation's poor, as a cheap way for frat boys to get drunk, and as just terrible beer.
Sipping at the other end of the spectrum
By JOSH SMITH  |  July 02, 2010
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Savor the flavors of beer

Beer makes everything better, even food. And not just as an accompaniment to food, but as food .
Beer is a chef’s best friend
By JOSH SMITH  |  June 18, 2010

Have beer, will travel

Culture and experience have taught us that beer in a can is of lesser quality. But with several craft brewers' recent foray into the world of canning, it may be time to put this crude stereotype to bed.
Craft beer in a cooler? Can do!
By JOSH SMITH  |  June 04, 2010

Beer on a budget

The beer industry is generally considered recession-proof, since people are still going to drink beer when times get tough. But has the same been true for more expensive craft beer in the recent recession?
In defense of expense
By JOSH SMITH  |  May 21, 2010

Savor the flavor

Whether you only occasionally hoist a craft beer or carry a notepad to rate beer everywhere you go, we can all become better beer drinkers by following a few simple guidelines.
How to make great beer even better
By JOSH SMITH  |  May 07, 2010


Once upon a time, before the heyday of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, all beer was organic. And now organic is back for good.
The second coming of organic beer
By JOSH SMITH  |  April 23, 2010


Justified arrogance

Stone is the country’s number one brewer. And they know it.
Stone Brewing Company comes to Julian’s
By JOSH SMITH  |  April 09, 2010

Beer Heaven

Beer heaven does exist. And it’s in the backwoods of Lovell, Maine.
A pilgrimage to Ebenezer’s Pub
By JOSH SMITH  |  March 26, 2010


My entry into the world of craft beer came thanks to complete strangers.
72 ounces of beer bliss
By JOSH SMITH  |  February 26, 2010