The True Story Behind #IPAday

Ashley Routson “The Beer Wench” tells the story behind the origins of #IPAday, one of craft beer’s biggest social media occasions.

Oat Milk and Music: Dogfish Goes Hazy

Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head talks about his new IPA, the can shortage, how the brewery’s core lineup is changing, and finds time for a little song.

Drink or Be Dry, Thoughts on a Sober Month

Dry January

Thoughts On A Dry January By Andy Crouch – January 19, 2021 Dry January feels like CrossFit to a lot of people.  Not in the “I’m getting healthy” fashion but in the seeming braggadocio of it all. In their minds, people participating in “Dry January” just can’t shut up about it.  This criticism of Dry […]

Ghost of Christmas Disappointment. No Old Fezziwig in 2020.

Previous years of Old Fezziwig. Photo by John Holl

The Ghost of Christmas Present has brought us yet another disappointment. Samuel Adams is releasing its Winter Classics variety pack as usual, but it will not contain Old Fezziwig, the spiced brown ale named after the classic Dickens character.

Scenes from a Brewery: Factotum Brewhouse

Since COVID-19 began impacting her business, Factotum Brewhouse in Denver has tried to find ways to keep the neighborhood brewery afloat. By John Holl – May 20, 2020 Around 3 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, Laura Bruns Bresnahan took to the Facebook page of Factotum Brewhouse in Denver with a plea. “Doesn’t it feel like the […]

Departed Soles Stirs Up A Banger

Departed Soles releases Trash Can Banger, a mild mannered IPA designed to start a fight. By John Holl – May 26, 2020 Over the last week here at Beer Edge, we received no fewer than a dozen press releases about COVID-19 related beers. Most of them had clever names and were designed to raise money […]

The Case For Public Drinking

Bostonians enjoying a sunny summer day before COVID-19. Photo by Andy Crouch​. By Andy Crouch – May 18, 2020 Liquor store employees load up their pickup truck with kegs and fill up growlers in their customers’ driveways. In Brooklyn, bars are filling Mason jars and plastic bags with mystery cocktails and selling them through a […]

Scenes From a Brewery: Rockwell Beer Company

Selling beer straight from the door and being thankful for the “saints” buying gift cards is how this Saint Louis, Missouri brewery is handing the COVID-19 pandemic. The new reality at Rockwell Beer Company. Photo courtesy of Rockwell Brewing Company. By John Holl – March 16, 2020 The bar at this brewery is usually reserved […]