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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...

Suds With Securb: What would Judas Priest drink?

What would Judas Priest drink? April 20, 2004 If you asked Judas Priest singer Rob Halford if he wanted a bottle of beer do you really think he would reply “I prefer it in the can?” No way. English rockers lived after midnight and rocked til’ the dawn so you couldn’t hand them a Keystone Light. They were raised on great...

Suds With Securb: You Gotta Know When to Hold ’em, Know When to Fold ’em

You Gotta Know When to Hold 'em, Know When to Fold 'em April 08, 2004 I recently spent time at the Indian casino, Mohegan Sun. For those of you unfamiliar with this gambling Mecca of the northeast it hosts 300,000 square feet of gaming and entertainment. One correlation that shall ever be constant is where there is gambling, there is booze;...

Suds With Securb: Live from Chico California, it’s Sierra Nevada!

Live from Chico California, it’s Sierra Nevada! March 22, 2004 One of many perks that comes with working on ‘Suds With Securb’ is the opportunity to connect with some of the powerhouse men and women behind the beer business. Case in point: last week I chatted with Sierra Nevada Brewing co-founder Ken Grossman about beer, beef and the blues, and how...

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