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Happy finds – and disappointments – mark a S. Florida breweries adventure

By ALAN J. WAX A recent visit to South Florida provided an opportunity for two days of boozy adventures, visiting some old haunts and a couple of newer breweries. I was delighted by several beers and, surprisingly, disappointed by others, … Continue reading

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The best beers I had in 2016

By ALAN J. WAX It was a year in which I had to slow down. Both on drinking and writing. Medical issues forced me to cutback on imbibing for several months. I’ve been adjusting back slowly, largely sampling, not guzzling … Continue reading

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I’ll have a beer with a cherry on top

There’s a profusion of cherry-flavored beers on the market, but most are anything but sweet.  Our picks among the best. By ALAN J. WAX Life is just a bowl of cherries, or should I say, a glass of cherry beer. With … Continue reading

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A chocolate beer instead of Easter eggs?

  A proliferation of chocolate-flavored beers provides a twist for Easter quaffing By Alan J. Wax What will the Easter Bunny bring you? Some chocolate eggs?  Better still, some chocolate beer? Easter is the perfect excuse to indulge in as much chocolate as possible with … Continue reading

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The best beers I had in 2015

25 all-star brews includes sours, barrel-aged beers and more from U.S. and Belgium By Alan J. Wax What a year it’s been! As 2015 draws to a close, it’s time to take stock of what’s gone down my gullet—or the … Continue reading

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Two newcomers to Denver’s bustling beer scene offer unusual brews

Following up on my visit to the Mile High City for GABF By Alan J. Wax America’s Mile High City is bubbling over in beer. That’s something a visitor to the Great American Beer Festival in Denver late in September … Continue reading

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Beer retailer’s first GABF trip is as much about socializing as it is sampling brews

GABF first-timer David Schultzer schmoozes first, tastes second By Alan J. Wax For Dave Schultzer, a New York beer retailer, his first trip to the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver was in a word, “overwhelming.” Schultzer, who for … Continue reading

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Drink a peach: beers with summer fruit

The pleasure of summer peaches savored in a glass. By Alan J. Wax Now is the time to sip some of summer in a bottle: beer made with peaches, the season’s best fruit. That’s quite a range of peach beers to choose … Continue reading

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Getting Goosed at a craft beer festival

 A trio of beers from Goose Island prove to be among the best of the fest By Alan J. Wax Time to eat my words after drinking against my principals. Since AB-InBev’s acquisition of Chicago’s Goose Island Beer Co. —and subsequently, … Continue reading

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Start-up beer exporter shipping East Coast craft beers to the UK

Bringing coals to New Castle? Not exactly, says the founder of newly launched Crafted Exports, which is shipping kegged craft beer to London pubs. By Alan J. Wax A Brooklyn, New York, entrepreneur and his partners are attempting to capitalize on … Continue reading

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