Our Journey

  I have enjoyed Merus Wines for some time, and have a number of their vintages in my wine cellar.  I have visited Merus, https://www.meruswines.com/, brought friends to the Napa tasting room, and have gotten to know their sales staff and employees.  Great folks; great...

 So, no beer, or I should say that no varietal of craft beer, has changed consumers' taste in beer more so that a hoppy IPA .  That may be why some consultants in the beer industry, or the CRAFT beer industry, believe that IPAs account...

Foodies are passionate about food and wine, and, yes, often, craft beer!  And we KNOW that craft beer lovers throughout South Florida LOVE their locally made, artisanal micro-brews. And, we should all agree, that often, when we drink great craft beer, or sip premium Napa wine, we...

 On Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach, the restaurants do a good job of rotating beers.  After all, South Florida craft beer lovers enjoy variety, right? Better restaurants typically have a number of standard draft and bottle selections, but many rotate two or three drafts...

Wow.  I'm interrupting the West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault's tasting panel to blog about bourbon barrel aging. Everyone knows that a lot of craft breweries around the country, not just South Florida, age their beers, or some of their beers, in bourbon barrels. Bourbon barrels...

So, we all know that some blonde ales may be aged in chardonnay, or white wine barrels, right? And, you can get the "Scotch" or "bourbon" "burn" from, for example, a Russian Imperial Stout which is aged in bourbon barrels. But do craft beer lovers enjoy beer...

 So, there is always a balance to enjoying a good stout or porter, right? If there's too many "coffee" overtones, or too much "chocolate", you may not like it, right?  I mean with too much "stuff", the beer stops being...