mouette a trois

A Holiday Beer in a Post-Holiday World

“Now,” writes John Waters in an essay published in The Dreaded Feast (an excellent anthology of holiday writing that’s currently on post-Kringle markdown at any number of fine retailers) “is the time for suicide if you are so inclined.” He is referring of course to the post-holiday malaise, when the party invitations have stopped flowing, [...]

Stout in a can from Hog Island

Marooned on Hog Island with 21st Amendement and a Bloody Mary

For a few years now, Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan, co-founders of 21st Amendment Brewery, and Hog Island Oyster Company co-founders John Finger and Terry Sawyer have been cooperating on a combination worthy of Reese’s. Yes, it appears, sir, you’ve got your oysters in my stout. The latest iteration, brewed with shells from Hog Island [...]

Corona Extra vs. Corona Familiar: Is There a Difference?

Some people prefer the taste of Corona Familiar to Corona Extra, claiming it has a fuller, more robust flavor. We put them to the test in a tasting showdown: In one corner we have Corona Extra, which is the No. 1 selling beer in Mexico and has long been an imported favorite in the U.S, [...]


Dark Shadows: Uncovering Black IPA

You can’t always trust your eyes. Creative chefs and modernist mixologists know this. And now so too do brave brewmasters. When Bryan Hermannsson and Patrick Horn moved their home-brewing operation to a garage in an industrial area of San Francisco, they knew they would be experimenting, which is why they chose to call their company [...]