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At VinePair on Pilsners

Pilsners Are an Elegant Outlier to the Craft Beer Hype Machine   words: MARTIN JOHNSON Pilsners have one of the most dynamic backstories in beer. The style was developed in the Czech village of Pilsen in the first half of the 19th … Continue reading

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At WSJ on Beer

When I’m not in the food biz, I work as a freelance journalist and my most visible regular outlet is the Wall St. Journal, where I write about jazz. In 2014, they let me write about beer on occasion.  These … Continue reading

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When Will They Get It

I wish owners owners of places with great beer programs would understand the value of what they have. Last night, I was at a bar/casual restaurant, a couple of barstools down from two young women and the owner was chatting … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Working in Cheese and Working in Beer

So what’s the difference between working in cheese and working in beer? I get that question about once a week from my regulars at the job at Westside Market’s East Village location in Manhattan.  My answer depends on how much … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairing Notes, December 2015

My apologies for the infrequency of these dispatches, they have become a casualty of my success both with the beer program and with the writing phase of my professional life. In other words, the beer program’s success began to involve … Continue reading

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Four Blog Posts from Beer Geeks TV Blog

It’s been a busy month.  Here are my latest posts from Beer Geeks TV On Men, Women and Beer http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/10/23/theres-a-lot-to-learn On the need for a better lexicon http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/10/16/do-you-speak-beer On Why Beer Should be Sold Like Wine http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/10/9/eliminate-the-craft-confusion On Liking Beer … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairings October 2

There are several reasons that these dispatches have become less frequent. For one, some of the pairings have become routine and feel less newsworthy as a result. Some of the good ones get lost in the writing workload that I … Continue reading

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At Beer Geeks TV Blog on The Rise of Double

Double IPA’s are having a moment! http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/9/25/doubling-down

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Beer and Cheese Pairings September 21

A lot of the work that I’m particularly proud of at Westside Market East Village is in introducing people who don’t consider themselves to be beer drinkers to beers or ciders that they enjoy. About once a week someone will … Continue reading

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