Medusa Slow Dog

When fall rolls around two beer styles get an inordinate amount of attention; Oktoberfest/marzens (yum) and pumpkin beers (hard pass for me, but to each their own). I think there are a few other styles that are perfect for fall weather but get overlooked. One of the tops on my list is brown ales. Once […]

Mayflower Hometown Brown

My opinions of brown ales has come full circle. When I first started drinking craft beers the smooth, slightly sweet and approachable brown ales were one of the first styles I gravitated to. As my tastes evolved and bold, hop-bomb IPAs became new beers of choice I dismissed brown ales as one-note. I’ve come back around recently, while they still are not […]

Smuttynose Durty Brown Ale

With the explosion in popularity of craft beer, many established craft brewers face a unique challenge. There is competition for shelf space at stores and tap lines in bars, so they need to balance making their longstanding and traditional beers while also continuing to be exciting and innovative. Smuttynose Brewery in Portsmouth, NH has long been known for their canonical brews […]