Bearden Beer Market Monday Night Fun Runs

22 January 2013 by , No Comments

What do 56 crazy people, 35 degrees of cold air, 3.8 miles of running, and $1-off pints of craft beer have in common?  I have enjoyed them all last Monday at the Bearden Beer Market. I’ve been drinking beer for more than a decade, and I’ve been running for sport and exercise for about a […]

The Great Knoxville Porter-Off

26 November 2012 by , No Comments

I’ve lived in Knoxville for seven years now, and this Fall might have been the most beautiful I’ve ever seen.  The colors came earlier and stayed longer than almost any other year I can remember.  It’s late-November now, though, and we just lost the last browns and reds in the trees, and the sun seems […]

Corsair Distillery; Whiskey Gets Weird

7 November 2012 by , 1 Comment

Have you ever had one of those moments that just seemed to come together? Like when you randomly decide to order a pizza and it turns out that the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is on. Radical. Well that’s kind of what happened with Corsair Distillery, a craft distiller based simultaneously out of Nashville, […]

Beer Farts; fact, fiction, or just funny

2 November 2012 by , 1 Comment

Depending on the day, and depending on what I’ve eaten, I have at least a dozen excuses for why I fart so damn much. I also have another dozen excuses for why those tiny expulsions are wretched enough to kill either one large elephant or the entire population of a small petting zoo (visiting children […]


Saw Works Hazelnut Brown Ale Cask

14 September 2012 by , No Comments

As a homebrewer, Iʼm constantly being asked by friends why I donʼt parlay my hobby into a business and open a brewery. I usually dismiss this as friends looking to expand their range of free beer, but there are a few honest reasons why I donʼt want to own a brewery; Itʼs expensive, time consuming, and it would […]

Boulevard Brewing Company – Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale

19 January 2011 by , 2 Comments

I write this review with a heavy heart.  Upon leaving the Bearden Beer Market last Friday I learned that Boulevard Brewing Company will no longer sell its Beer in TN due to lack of sales.  I have recently become quite the fan of this Midwestern Brewery, as I have extended family in Kansas.  Locally, you […]

Ska Brewing – Ten Pin Porter!

10 January 2011 by , No Comments

The retro bottle and bowling theme had my attention.  It certainly didn’t represent anything else in my fridge.  It actually kind of creeped me out, like a clown in a bar. After I got past the bottle, I actually enjoyed this beer.  It isn’t anything I would hunt for endlessly, but not bad.  It poured […]

Ridgeway Brewing Company – Lump Of Coal Dark Holiday Stout

10 January 2011 by , No Comments

I must have been bad to get this.  Ridgeway’s Lump of Coal Dark Holiday Stout wasn’t the punishment I expected though.  Judging from the name, and the used motor oil color, I thought I was in for a bruiser.  Maybe Santa felt bad for me. The 16 oz gift from England was underwhelming.  It poured […]

Weyerbacher – Double Simcoe IPA

4 January 2011 by , No Comments

Well, the honor is certainly all mine.  Knoxbeersnobs Rob and Don have given me the honor of reviewing a few beers.  It seems this time of year has us all a little busy.  Not to worry, I am happy to help.  First up is Weyerbacher’s Double Simcoe IPA. It’s no secret that I am an […]