What We’re Drinking: March 2017

Welcome back to What We’re Drinking, wherein The Growler editorial staff look back on a recent remarkable beverage. What are you drinking, Growler Nation? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Badger Hill Brewing & Todd Haug, HEXIT Braggot IPA, Keith Grauman, Web Editor We’re in trouble. Why? Because bees are in trouble. Of the 100 crop … [ Read more]

The thirsty business of beer: How breweries are confronting the industry’s water problem

The pentagon is worried about water. A 2012 National Security Assessment called climate change-induced water shortages the greatest threat to global security. The report warned of impacts on food and energy production, which would lead to political instability and mass migrations as water conflicts erupt between farmers and city dwellers, ethnic groups, and upstream and … [ Read more]

Telling Alaska’s story one beer at a time

It’s a quandary every brewery whose brand is tied to a specific place faces as they look to expand beyond their local community: How do we share our roots as well as our beer with new audiences, and will they care? “It is an interesting question for all regional craft breweries,” says Andy Kline, Alaskan … [ Read more]

Autumn Brew Review 2015 Recap

There is a quote often attributed to Benjamin Franklin that reads, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” While the evidence suggests the original quote was about wine and not beer, craft beer fans will never argue with the sentiment. Nor would anyone argue with the phrase, “Autumn Brew Review … [ Read more]

Alaskan Brewing Company ESB

Alaskan Brewing Company ESB ABV: 5.3%, IBU: 42 Citrusy nose with a great bright ruby color and a cream colored head. First, you taste mostly citrus hops with slight earthy, piny notes. The bitterness from the hops linger on your palate, then dries out your mouth with its 42 IBUs. I also notice a bit of … [ Read more]