Monday, December 12th, 2016

Best Cascadian Dark Ales and Santacon

Ron Swarner

As we approach the shortest days of the year, Full Sail Brewing helps us get through with its new Shortest Day Cascadian Dark Ale.

MORNING FOAM FOR MONDAY, DEC. 12 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom 10,000 Santas. …

The Black IPA (BIPA) goes by many names: American Black Ale, India Black Ale, and Cascadian Dark Ale (when most of the hops are American-grown Cascades). Hops are at the forefront, but the style can also have a modest malt signature because of the amount of black malts that are used to give it its rich black color. Steve Body, an excellent writer on all things beer, wine and spirits, and a recent Tacoman, has penned a worthy read on Cascadian Dark Ale.

Scott Houmes, Silver City Brewery co-founder, tells Peaks and Pints of several Silver City 2017 craft beer releases.

From the outside, it looks like the craft beer industry is living a charmed existence. Hundreds of new breweries have opened in Colorado in recent years. And one estimate puts the economic impact of the state’s craft beer at $1.7 billion. Still, problems have been brewing in Colorado.

Giving us another (and probably better) type of Goose this Christmas, Chicago brewery Goose Island is set to open the UK’s ‘first American craft beer bar’ in south London.

The Brewers Association, an industry organization dedicated to the success of small and independent craft breweries recently released its 2016 year in craft beer review data. Click here for the major takeaways.

The holiday movie onslaught has begun. Here are six Christmas movies, and a thoughtful beer to accompany each of them.

The beards, beer and street dancing of Santacon London.