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    Crafting Beer with (512) Brewing Company
    by John M. P. Knox

    "Definitely worth adding to your collection – it’s as good a visual record of the brewing process as I’ve ever seen." -Dave of


Photos from the Great American Beer Festival Day 0

The first day of GABF started at Great Divide's famous industry party. For many brewers, this is the last stop for relaxation before the busy work of GABF begins. When the doors open at the conference center, it's time for pouring beers, talking to fans, trying new beers, and in my case, enjoying cooking demonstrations and beer pairings at the Beer and Food Pavilion. 

Many thanks to Independence Brewing for making it possible to attend GABF this year!

Fermenters and Party The (512) Crew IMG_5021 Sam Signs a Hat The GABF Floor IMG_0421 Pairing IMG_0420 Winning IMG_0483 Cooking with Beer IMG_0450 IMG_0431


Photos from the Great American Beer Festival: Day -1

Tap Wall

The day before GABF is reserved for finding your beer friends and enjoying a few pints before the excitement begins. You can find more of my pre-GABF photos here.


Texas Craft Brewers Festival

Where will I be this Saturday, September 24 from 2 until 8pm? I will chilling on the banks of the Colorado river at the Texas Craft Brewers Festival!

18 Breweries will be there serving the more than 75 beers on tap. Some of the breweries are so new that they're still minty fresh -- or spicy hot in the case of Twisted X.  You can bet I'll be there with my camera.  Look for the guy with the big camera and red Hop Safari shirt.

*Thanks fo the festival for inviting me!


(512) Brewing Company Open House

Beer in TexasThese photos from the (512) Brewing Company open house in March are a little late, but they're still fun.

Just look at these folks enjoying a nice craft beer. You don't need any fancy equipment. No chairs. No fancy hats. Just pick a nice little oasis next to a cactus and take a sip. Ah!

Be sure to take a look at the other beautiful people who came to enjoy beer and good company.

Contemplating the Beauty of Beer


Blind Tasting at Aviary


Do your taste buds ever get tired? Has your favorite drink stopped registering with your brain? A/B tests are one way to get your brain cranking and your taste buds excited again. Comparing two similar wines really exposes the subtle flavors in each in a way that drinking either wine alone can't.

Aviary Lounge and Home Decor was nice enough to have me over for a blind A/B test pitting American against French wines. In this case, the extra challenge was that the wine was paired with fresh oysters. Delicious!

See the rest of my Aviary photos.