Book Dabbler: Violent Nature in The Dig

When I opened the bottle of Badger Hill’s High Road Everyday Ale and passed it to my dad, neither of us expected it to fizz up and foam over. The beer flowed over my outstretched hand and spilled onto the floor. Dad stayed dry in his recliner, fortunately, but the dog, Gus, ran for the … [ Read more]

Fissures in Friendship: ‘I Refuse’ by Per Petterson

New Glarus Brewing Company made news this spring when Spotted Cow, its flagship brew, was sold illegally at a tavern in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Because New Glarus distributes and sells its beer exclusively in Wisconsin, any non-Wisconsinites who want to legally purchase Spotted Cow—or any of the brewery’s offerings—must travel to the Badger State to … [ Read more]

Book Dabbler: The Diabolical Chaos of The Infernal

The most exceptional breweries aren’t afraid to take risks. Whether it’s new barrel-aging techniques or infusing their flagship beers with interesting flavors, they keep finding novel ways to excite craft beer lovers. Take Surly, for example. I recently downed a half pint of their Fiery Hell at the new Surly Beer Hall. According to the … [ Read more]

The Book Dabbler: AWP 2015 Off-Site Events

The Book Dabbler, here, keeping you up-to-date on all the beer-friendly off site readings for this year’s Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference in the Twin Cities. Your favorite taprooms and beer bars will be full of literary people from all over the country. So make sure to get out and enjoy some ales … [ Read more]