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Good Beer Hunting article – ‘Electric Sparks — How the Brown Gradient Beer Wenches Are Transforming Utah’s Beer Scene’

The Brown Gradient Beer Wenches (@bg_craftbeer_wenches on IG) are such cool ladies celebrating their Brownness &creating space for Brown women in Utah’s homogeneous beer scene-so excited to share their story in @goodbeerhunting’s Next Germination series

Acopon Brewing | Hans Trapp Russian Imperial Stout

Y’all know I’m a sucker for a proper old-school Russian Imperial Stout & #acoponbrewing ‘s Hans Trapp is absolutely bang on the money. My latest for @PorchDrinkSouth ,including the rather cool story behind this delish brew’s name:

GBH Signifiers 2021 – Ruvani de Silva

Ahhh wowww! Honoured to bits to be included in @goodbeerhunting ‘s 2021 Signifiers! Huge thanks to the fab @helenannesmith_ for such a lovely write-up & thank you to everyone who’s contributed to and read my work! GBH Signifiers 2021 – Ruvani de Silva

Event Recap | Texas Craft Brewers Festival 2021

This year’s @TXBrewersFest was a joyful celebration of all things #texasbeer ! You can relive (or enjoy vicariously) the fab @TXCraftBrewers fundraiser in my @PorchDrinkSouth event recap here

Craft Pride: Rainey Street Institution Closes For Relocation

Got very emotional writing this! @CraftPride has meant so much to me since moving here & while I’ll miss them hard on Rainey St I can’t wait for their new location! Huge thanks @BenBalmerMusic@CarolineAttack@indybrewing@ZilkerBeer & Hedgehog for your kind contributions!

Toxic Gratitude

Being thankful isn’t always good. Toxic gratitude is a power tool that controls marginalised groups. My latest @beer_everyone deep-dives into how slavery, colonialism&patriarchy have been reinforced by toxic gratitude&how it affects the beer industry today

West Sixth Brewing | Illuminator Barrel Aged Doppelbock

Y’all know I love a Doppelbock, but @WestSixth ‘s Illuminator totally knocked it out the park with a clever, sophisticated double-barrel-aging in @Angels_Envy & port barrels! Thank you @JeremeZimm for including me in your @PorchDrinkingCO showcase!

Top 5 Central Texas TCGB Liquid Bake Sale Beers – Part 2

Happy #topbrewstues y’all! Here’s my 2nd @CraftBeerATX roundup of don’t-miss @TXCraftBrewers#LiquidBakeSale Central TX releases, featuring @AustinBeerworks@LiveOakBrewing@HoldOutBrewing#WildBunchBrewing & #CentralDistrict-get em before they’re gone!

Other Desi Beer Co. | Jalebae DIPA

Happy #topbrewstues y’all! Want to read a super-cool story on what might be the 1st ever beer brewed w India’s national sweet, the jalebi? Of course you do! Read about @otherdesibeerco ‘s delish Jalebae DIPA @PorchDrinkingCO !

New Braunfels Brewing Co. | Death for Breakfast

Happy #ThirstyThursday ! It’s nearly the weekend so who’s up for #breakfastbeer ?! Here in Central Texas, @NBBrew have knocked it out the park w Death For Breakfast Imperial Weizenbock w coffee, cacao nibs, pecans & maple syrup! My latest @PorchDrinkSouth

Austin Beerworks | La Verdad Mexican Lager

Happy Wednesday y’all! It’s gonna be a hot one today here in Central Texas-perfect for some rather fabulous local Mexican Lager! @AustinBeerworks La Verdad is a stellar poolside refreshment-here’s my @PorchDrinkSouth write-up!

Roughhouse Brewing Debuts the First Texas Cave-Aged Beer

The very 1st Texan cave-aged beer is released tomorrow by #RoughhouseBrewing ! In collab w @jesterkingbeer & using their mobile coolship, this unique brew has aged for 14months in an underground limestone cave! Here’s my @TexasHighways preview:

The Problem with ‘Asian’

While it’s essential that we do everything we can to #StopAsianHate we also need to move beyond the homogenisation & identity erasure that comes w this blanket term. Huge thanks @beer_everyone for giving me space to explore this topic

Craft Women Connect: A Space of Our Own

Really loved writing about the amazing positive energy, exuberance & beer-love of Atlanta-based women’s beer collective #craftwomenconnect for @beer_everyone !Their online forum is a fab place for beery women-hoorah!

An Introduction to Fire Brewing

V excited to have my 1st @CAMRA_Official L&D article live today! As an aspiring homebrewer I’m v fascinated by fire-brewing- & as I’m sure y’all know, women were the earliest brewers! Lady-beer cheers!

Sour Series: Urban South HTX & Imprint Beer Co.

The thaw has begun! Texas Spring is so Fruited Sour season & @UrbanSouthBeer are leading the charge! My review of their superb Spilled Schmoojee Imprint collab is live @PorchDrinkSouth -did someone say white chocolate, raspberry & watermelon?!

Beer and Racism

“People of color are unlikely to enter a space in which they are not represented, & in which they do not feel safe & welcome” @BrisUniPress ‘s #BeerandRacism is essential reading on understanding & dismantling industry bias. My @PorchDrinkSouth review:

Brewing Change with Art: Three Trailblazing Women Artists

Something lovely to share! My piece on 3 amazing trailblazing women beer-artists is live on #beerisforeveryone ! @BoozyCraftBabe@StasiaBrew & @PintsandPanels produce such brilliant, inspiring & inclusive work it was a huge pleasure to write about them!

Central Texas Dark Lagers

Some seasonal #ThirstyThursday reading for y’all-my @PorchDrinkSouth Ultimate 6er Central Texas Dark Lagers! Top warm-n-toasty brews by AustinBeerworks @InfamousBrewing@ LiveOakBrewing @VistaBrewing @theabgb & @ShinerBeer to cosy up with on winter nights!

“Zombieland”-Themed Halloween Stouts

Good morning y’all! If anyone fancies a nice lil #beerandmovies story on this chilly Saturday, check out my @PorchDrinkSouth piece on @LakewoodBrewing@intrinsicbrew ‘s #Zombieland -inspired Double-Tap Stouts-a Texan Twinkie-zombie-spectacular!

Desert Door Sotol Barrel Aging

In happier #craftbeerhour news, my piece on Sotol barrel-aged beers is live @CraftBeerATX ! This cool new Central Texas beer-trend is really taking off, w brews from @VistaBrewing@nomadicbeer@indybrewing & Roughhouse, all aged in local Desert Door barrels!

Texas Brewery Explorer App

If anyone needs a break from election-reading, how about a bit of local beer-politics? My @PorchDrinkSouth piece on @TXCraftBrewers ‘s new app & their ongoing fight against the TABC is live here