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2012 Specialty Beers
The Oz of Beers

By Tom Sulinski

You don’t need to be caught in a tornado to be brought to a new place where the landscape is suddenly unfamiliar and strange – it’s already in your backyard, my friend. No Dorothy, no Tin-Man and certainly no Wicked Witch necessary, this strange place is in a bottle.   more >>

The New Standard
Specialty Beer Evolution and Revolution

By Tom Sulinski

Each year at the World Beer Championships, we open our doors and prepare our palates, for what we like to categorize as “specialty beers”. This session always brings forth a discussion of what exactly specialty beers are, and more so, how this changing definition of specialty beers attributes to the overall landscape of beer.   more >>

The Lords of the Ales
A Powerful Onslaught of Ales from the Two Towers of North America and Great Britain

By Tom Sulinski & Jerald O’Kennard

The two towers of the ale world, Britain and America, have legions of devoted fanatics. One camp would campaign that too many North American craft ales have become too brash, too assertively hoppy, leaving them craving the subtle and traditional session ales inspired by the UK, while the other camp lusts for even bigger “imperial” American-inspired ales.   more >>