First Draughts

Robert Wendeborne’s take on craft beer industry and issues

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Beer with a brewer: An interview with Carver’s Patrick Jose

The best conversations happen over a couple of beers. I decided to continue my series of...

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First Draughts: Taste-testing hazy IPAs to see how they stack up

Following my first writeup about the hazy IPA in October 2016, a lot has happened in the beer...

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First Draughts: Corn cutter is not a butt, and other beer terminology lessons

Working as a professional brewer while also writing a beer column for the casual beer lover is...

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American brewers have conquered most beers, but not the sacred Irish stout

I’ve never really been into drinking holidays, but last year I participated in a...

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I took a beer into a tanning booth ... for science!

If you didn’t already know, Greg Koch, owner and founder of Stone Brewing, started...

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Smuttynose auction seems like a potential steal. Or is it?

One of the really hard-hitting pieces of beer news in the last few weeks was the announcement...

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Stay classy Durango: How to do Snowdown right (and wrong)

Of all the activities, adventures, and all-around good times that Durango offers, Snowdown is...

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2018 beer predictions: Lots of lager and session stouts

Predicting the future is hard work, and nigh impossible. No one could have predicted two years...