VT Beers

Tasting the difference with Tad Dedrick and Profanity
VT Beers
January 6, 2016

Tasting the difference with Tad Dedrick and Profanity

Sorry, readers, for my lapse in writing. Time gets the best of us. Resolved: I will taste and write about more beers in 2016. I’ve tasted a few really good beers since our last visit, but the challenge has been to meet up with a…

Tasting the difference
VT Beers
September 8, 2015

Tasting the difference

A few months ago, I made an appointment with the editor of The Mountain Times to discuss some ideas I had for a beer-themed column. She bought into my idea of visiting with members of our region’s craft brewing community and reviewing Vermont-made beers with…

Tasting the difference with Dan Foley
VT Beers
July 31, 2015

Tasting the difference with Dan Foley

Beer is a social beverage. Yes, even the most outgoing of us may sometimes drink alone (cue the George Thorogood song), but I will take a leap and say that for most of us, our greatest occasions of enjoying beer have been when we are…

Craft beer pilgrimages
VT Beers
July 22, 2015

Craft beer pilgrimages

Vermont has been referred to of late as the Bavaria of New England, a state to which people travel to enjoy its mountains and scenic beauty, its high-quality foods, like cheeses and sausages—and its beer. To a large degree, the state’s economy and infrastructure were…

Tasting the difference with Dale Patterson
VT Beers
July 14, 2015

Tasting the difference with Dale Patterson

Arguably, if there is a single style of beer that best represents the craft beer movement, it is probably IPA, or India Pale Ale. This may stir up some debate. (Good!) It’s a bold statement about a bold beer style which exists in a universe…

Tasting the difference
VT Beers
June 26, 2015

Tasting the difference

Sharing Otter Creek’s Over Easy session beer with Harpoon head brewer Scott Shirley

Some trends come and go. Some get absorbed into the mainstream. A few years ago, a trend of robust beer styles with prefixes like imperial and double proliferated the marketplace (and our…

Vt. Beers: Tasting the Difference
VT Beers
June 10, 2015

Vt. Beers: Tasting the Difference

Editor’s note: This is the inaugural edition of a bi-weekly Mountain Times column, in which writer Paul Kowalski chats with members of our region’s beer and brewing community about Vermont-made beers. Every two weeks, he’ll visit with a different member of the craft beer community…