Beer Gimmicks and Pretentious Nonsense

By Rebecca Whyman Recently, gruits—that ancient, hopless beer style flavoured with herbs that seems to be all the rage right now—got me thinking about the elusive line that divides fads, trends, and gimmicks from creative innovations and emerging styles. How […]

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Beer festivals: What are they good for?

Barrels served dual duty as decoration and also home from some of Indie's great beer.

A few days before Christmas I found myself at the annual Indie Alehouse Stout Night. It’s hazardous and flawed to think a particular beer style belongs exclusively to a certain season — that goes especially for stout where many low-ABV […]

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