First Draughts

Robert Wendeborne’s take on craft beer industry and issues

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WTF is a lambic and why it matters

With AB-Inbev buying sour-heavy Wicked Weed, there’s a very strong signal from the top...

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It’s time to examine quality standards for craft breweries

Now that Wicked Weed is owned by AB-Inbev, it’s technically no longer a craft brewery....

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Still being gobbled up, when will indie brewers dig in?

I’m not going to lie, I feel like I’ve written this column before, in part...

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My exploration of three rosès became an intellectual tasting tour

As I said last week, rosè is not just a shallow beverage for summer sipping, but a wine...

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When Beer Fatigue hit, the answer was ... rosé?

When I tell people that I work in a brewery, they always say, “Oh man, you must get so...

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‘Whales’: Where beer, scarcity and nerdom meet

If you’re up on your beer social media, you know about “beer haul” shots....

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In the works at Carver’s: Dandelion Saison and a super-high-gravity Belgian Quad

With the ski season wrapping up, and the start of rafting, biking, and all things summer,...

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With these brews, booze, and memories, it’s the music that lingers

In all my days of drinking, the times that I spent zoomed in on one beverage seem like the...