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Jon Whitaker

St. Paddy’s Beers

Of course we are going to talk about my go-to beers for St. Paddy’s day. The beauty of most of the Irish-style beers is that they are usually extremely “sessionable.” What does that mean? It means you can go out and have more than one or…

Sour Beer? You bet.

If you want to talk about what’s hot right now, we need to discuss sour-forward beers. Beers ranging anywhere from tart and refreshing to mouth-puckering, enamel-on-your-teeth-reducing sour. Bear in mind that some of these beers will be…

Winter Warmers

It’s winter — time to drink some big, boozy beers. A lot of folks are scared off by these  “darker” beers, but they’re much more approachable — and often far lower in alcohol content — than you might think. Their “heft” is perfect for…

Beautiful, Belgian, Beers.

Alliteration aside, Belgian beers still have my heart after all these years.  They are the beers that really got me from merely interested, to passionate about craft beer.  American brewers have taken nearly every “traditional” style of…

Win, Lose, Draw

We know you’ve got your beer tailgating choices covered when the Tigers are home at Faurot Field, but what about when they hit the road? Here are a few brews to watch for when you head south or east with Mizzou this football season…

Summer Brews

It certainly isn’t a “new” thing in craft, beer, but the trend of putting great beer in cans is growing daily. This is especially true for styles that would work in summer (or spring) and are more likely to see time outdoors and in places…

NIGHTCAPS

When we think of “nightcaps” or beverages for a relaxing night on a terrace or patio, we usually think about a high-end whiskey, a stiff cocktail or a bold glass of wine. But you don’t want to overlook the beer options out there that…

Brews & Q

Beer and barbecue are American staples. Both continue to evolve, offering greater variety for devotees of smoked meats and fermented brews alike. So what’s new on the beer front to enhance your summer BBQ experience? If you love the…