Issue 29

Basement Brewing

Home brewing – two simple words that can spark the interest of beer expert and novice alike. Every time I mention I am a home brewer, I get asked seemingly thousands of questions about this awe inspiring hobby. Questions that

Read More

Exploring Your Feelings (about beer)

This column will be an exploration of beer and brewing. To be clear, soon we’ll begin to dive more deeply into various beer styles but for now, we need to establish a baseline. For those of you who might not

Read More

Microbrews Hit the Metro

The American micro-brew phenomenon that came to roost here in the 1980’s has increasingly grabbed the attention of beer drinkers across the country.  Where it was once relegated to yuppie bars in major metropolitan areas, it’s now not too hard

Read More

Valentine’s Day: A Day for Beer

Cynics and singles bash Valentine’s Day by calling it a “Hallmark Holiday”. Men loath the pressure of buying the correct size lingerie, securing dinner reservations and sending flowers to their significant other’s work. Valentine’s Day usually gets condensed to a

Read More

Spring into Beer!

Not surprisingly, beer consumption peaks during the heat of summer; with an abundance of outdoor, beer-friendly activities. A cold beer is the perfect teammate for a baseball game, and the ideal drink for picnics or post-yard work refreshment. When autumn

Read More

Oktoberfest in Omaha

The first Oktoberfest was held on October 12, 1810, as a celebration of the marriage between King Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. Unusual for the time, the common class was invited to attend a public ceremony. The party

Read More