Tag Archives: The Weekly Question

The Weekly Question: What The Hell Just Happened?!

That was a good New Year.


The Weekly Question: Micro or Macro for the New Year?

Ah, sweet dilemma.

What shall it be for the new year:  a slow march to stupor with the macro-lager cocktails, or the swift and certain demise that only a microbrew can offer.

This is a great time of year for successful drinking; there’s hardly a way to do it wrong (bottles of wine are WRONG for this kind of thing).

The Weekly Question: Costco Beer?

Costco is great for diapers and ravioli, and your taste of impersonability:

And then I saw this:

But... it's so cheap!

I don’t know about this one.  Do you?

The Weekly Question: Charging For Homebrew

The recent haranguing of an Englishman who decided to charge for his work begs the question:  should homebrew be free or not?

Not the Englishman in question.

The Weekly Question: Do You Have What It Takes?

No poll this time, but a challenge for successful drinkers everywhere: are you a true patriot–that is, can you brew George Washington’s own small-stock recipe?

Your recipe (quoted from the man):

To Make Small Beer

Take a large Sifter full of Bran, Hops to your Taste. –Boil these 3 hours then strain out 30 Gallons into a Cooler, put in 3 Gallons Molasses while the Beer is Scalding hot…  let this stand till it is little more than Blood warm then put in a quart of Yeast–if the Weather is very Cold cover it over with a Blanket & let it Work in the cooler 24 hours, then put it into the Cask–leave the Bung open till it is almost done Working–Bottle it that day a Week it was Brewed.

If you refuse this assignment, I will find you.

If you complete this task, submit a video to the Banjo of your completed work, and I’ll see fit you are made a superstar.

The Weekly Question: The Macro Masquerade

Lately I’ve seen some curious offerings from the Anheuser-Busch consortium:


That's one eyebrow raised...



That's two eyebrows, and that's a FRUIT.


Is this subterfuge?!



The Weekly Question: Extreme Brews

A weekly investigative series covering the most important things in life.


It follows that in an age where the NFL has begun a network arm solely dedicated to broadcasting any football played within the 20-yard-line, some brewers have gone out of their way to excite their works.  Heavily-hopped IPAs, barleywines and angrily-named stouts abound.  So, fair drinker, do you tend toward these extreme beers, or do you take a more subtle approach?

Does this:


Yes, these are real.


Equal this:


Go America.