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Suds With Securb: I’ll Have Another” Beer Awards Wrap Up

“I’ll Have Another” Beer Awards Wrap Up November 22, 2004 First I want to thank everybody that helped make our inaugural “I’ll Have Another” beer awards a success. I want to also thank the brewers for all of their support and more than anything for making such great beers. As I sit here reflecting on the past month with a second...

Suds With Securb: The Good, The Bad, and The Clueless

The Good, The Bad, and The Clueless October 08, 2004 Over the past several months our forums have witnessed a rise in discussion surrounding beer etiquette. I believe the increased popularity in this topic has to do with the shift in beer selection our members have been making lately. No longer are some of you going down to the gas station...

Suds With Securb: Hop for Teacher

Hop for Teacher September 08, 2004 I recently had the opportunity to share a candid conversation with brewmaster Carol Stoudt of Stoudt’s Brewing. Her past experience as a schoolteacher fuels her thoughts and demanded my utmost attention, rekindling long forgotten days of chalk squeaking on the blackboard. I’ve never met a schoolteacher turned brewer so for me this opportunity is a...

Suds With Securb: Exploring the Big Black Myth

Exploring the Big Black Myth August 13, 2004 He looked into her fawn-like eyes and it was easy to see she was pensive but not quite frightened, alive with inquisitiveness. Her lips quivered as they parted she could not believe the vocabulary coming out of her mouth "that looks really thick and so black, I don't know if I am ready...

Suds With Securb: Brooklyn In Tha’ House

Brooklyn In Tha’ House July 30, 2004 Sit down, grab a beer, and make yourself comfortable because this week I am going to steamroll you all with a shocker. My Dad, who you can call Securb Sr., has always loved beer. I fondly recall the rows of Schlitz and Miller High Life beers he kept in our fridge in the 1960’s. When...

Suds With Securb: Hop Bombs

Hop Bombs July 14, 2004 Anyone who even remotely knows me understands I’m all for a good argument, especially one I instigate and ultimately win. The best are ones where the other party stutters, stammers, and turn beet red in the face. There are no people I love to wind up in the aforementioned manner more than wine snobs. Go into a...

Suds With Securb: Doing It Doggystyle – Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione

Doing It Doggystyle: Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione July 02, 2004 Beer aficionado Sam Calagione began now famous Dogfish Head Brewery nine years ago with the aid of three small kegs and the propane burners beneath them. Though difficult to brew in, these twelve-gallon barrels allowed young Dogfish Head to try virtually anything they wanted in regard to styles, recipes, and ingredients....

Suds With Securb: The Lush Life 3: Last Lap

The Lush Life 3: Last Lap June 16, 2004 Everyone remembers the Mos Eisley Cantina in Star Wars; a denizen for travelers from all corners of the galaxy. Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a lot like that droid-free establishment in many ways. Less of course Harrison Ford carving Greedo a new stomach under the table with his blaster. And no,...

Suds With Securb: The Lush Life 2: The Sunset Grill

The Lush Life 2: The Sunset Grill May 20, 2004 I received a few interesting emails after my last column: Part 1 of The Lush Life. I usually receive some questions and comments after my article is posted, but this time I got more than usual. I thought I would answer a few of your questions before continuing our journey through...

Suds With Securb: The Lush Life Part 1: Inside Harpoon Brewing

The Lush Life: Inside Harpoon Brewing May 07, 2004 Have you ever bitten off more than you could chew? That is what I did Friday in preparation for this article. I dragged my best friend Barry along with me to document a classic Boston pub-crawl. As I sit here with my notes I am quickly realizing it is way too much...

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