Musings

3 Things Craft Beer Can Learn From Western Massachusetts

For the past several years if you measure success by volume, number of breweries, or fan-base size, craft beer is growing strong. I had an interesting chat at the 2015 Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference in Asheville with Jessica Miller of Hey Brewtiful about what that growth meant to craft beer and its bloggers.

10 Things The Food Network Could Learn from The Great British Baking Show

Another season of The Great British Baking Show has made it to The States and we are once again in love with it. The contestants are wonderful and real, the challenges are exciting to watch, and the judges and hosts entertain and educate without being jerks to anyone participating. It’s the cooking show for people who like cooking and could do without all the manufactured drama.

Why Julia Herz Is Our New Hero

Every blogger is bringing their own thing to the craft beer scene. Herz showed us all sorts of love, but pointed out that something many of us have in common, other than our love of beer, is that we aren’t necessarily welcoming the uninitiated. We have passion and content, but are we writing with those newbies in mind?

The Problem With Beer Festivals

Do beer festivals actually care about local craft brewers and the fans who drink their beer? We’d love to hear your opinions.

Tipping Well For Bad Service

Recently we dined at a restaurant we’ve been meaning to try for awhile and most everything about the experience was awful. We won’t be naming names, but it did spark an interesting conversation between Molly and I over how tipping should go after you’ve had an across-the-board disaster.

What Craft Breweries Can Learn From Wineries

While most wineries make and keep new fans on social media, many breweries seem to be completely asleep at the wheel when it comes to their online presence.