First Draughts

Robert Wendeborne’s take on craft beer industry and issues

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Craft beer is the equivalent of socialism

In the world of politics today, you are either for a walking sack of hateful misogynistic...

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Consuming alcohol is a great, but dangerous, hobby

One of the funny things about beer is the very real limit to how many you can drink. If you...

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Pro-tip: Use your beer to drink AND to cook

It’s officially summer and that means barbecues, cook-outs, and picnics. It’s...

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My journey started with Anthony Bourdain

When I first finished grad school, I moved to Portland, Oregon, to pursue the life of a...

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All the beer nerdery exploding in the beer world right now

Much like the rush from winter to summer (did spring actually happen? It felt like it was...

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Home bars should reflect personal taste and aesthetics

So, when you walk into a bar, most of the time there is a wall of liquor staring at you. There...

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Beers and biking is the only way to get around Durango

Until I moved to upstate New York, where the cold, dark winter totally decimated my physical...

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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...