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Bubbly Breakdown: For those who take sparkling wine seriously

I’ll probably never forget my first New Year in Durango. It involved a wonderfully...

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Here’s what to expect in the world of beer in 2017

In predicting trends for this year, I think my friends and I hit the nail on the head: Big...

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Choose holiday beers carefully, don’t fall for the gimmicks

One of the strangest phenomenon of capitalism has to be “seasonal” goods. Sure...

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Home brewers beware: A beer giant is in the house

There was a big piece of beer news that happened over the last month that I didn’t...

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Beer with hints of foot odor or horse blanket? Yes, please!

Originally isolated by scientists at Guinness, brettanomyces is a wild yeast that grows on the...

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The difference between stout and porter? Now you’ll know

When most people think of stout, they think of Guinness, and when they think of porter, they...

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Worry and anger aside, here’s how the election could affect beer

I don’t know what to write about this week. I don’t really have words for...

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After 52 First Draughts columns, these are my favorite lines

Last week was my 52nd column – more than 60 pages and 36,000 words, some better than...