ON & OFF THE BEATEN PATH

ON AND OFF THE BEATEN PATH :: Whiskey Row, Prescott Arizona

by David Daugherty 03.25.2014

This was the visit I was looking forward to for a long time. I had told a few friends that I was going to go around the country to photograph my favorite bars and taverns while in the process of writing a book on the subject. An old friend, Dallas Horn immediately brought up Whiskey […]

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ON AND OFF THE BEATEN PATH :: Got Beer? Will Travel – One (or is it 7?) From the Road

by David Daugherty 12.27.2013

Seems like when I travel, I cannot go anywhere without stumbling into a craft brewery. It almost seems a given that either the destination or the drive develops into one really long beer run. Take the last half of this year for instance; driving back to Phoenix from Texas, I made a really nice discovery […]

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A KICK IN THE CAN :: Great Beer Here as the Can Conversation Continues

by David Daugherty 06.13.2013

Think your craft beer has to be in a bottle?  Think again.  There is a lot of talk going around,  some of it documented on this site and our YBN facebook page, about craft beer in cans.  It’s been argued about, praised, and even dogged, but what do we really know about cans today? Well, […]

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ON & OFF THE BEATEN PATH :: Rusty Spur Saloon & Papago Brewing, Scottsdale AZ

by David Daugherty 03.13.2013

Located at 7245 East Main Street, near the corner of Brown & Main Streets in Old Town Scottsdale, the Rusty Spur Saloon is a jewel — it’s world famous, known for gracious hospitality, great burgers and live entertainment 7 days and 7 nights a week. Proprietor Susan Anderson, a great person to speak with, told […]

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ON & OFF THE BEATEN PATH :: Arizona Beer Week & a Sonoran Session

by David Daugherty 02.28.2013

With Arizona Beer Week coming to an end, I thought it would be nice to focus on a collection of beers I have gathered this past year from Sonoran Brewing Company in Scottsdale AZ. This time, I enlisted the help of my good friend and Arizona native Bryan Dunn, known to readers of this column […]

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ON & OFF THE BEATEN PATH :: 2012 Holiday Brews in Review

by David Daugherty 01.17.2013

Ed: While Dave was planning on doing some Holiday Beer posts during the holidays, Holidays got in the way of Work, Life got in the way of Work, Flu got in the way of Work, and Work got in the way of… this piece. That said, Dave alway provides some good insights and fun details, […]

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Stone Collaboration Beers…Nirvana? I’m Thinking Yes!

by David Daugherty 10.25.2012

I stumbled across my first collaboration beer during Cleveland Beer Week a couple years ago. It’s called Saison Du Buff and still my all time favorite collaboration.  Already a fan of many of their beers, I was impressed to hear that Stone (Escondido, CA) was getting together with breweries all over the country to collaborate on brewing a […]

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ON AND OFF THE BEATEN PATH :: Michigan is for BEER Lovers!

by David Daugherty 09.11.2012

The last time I was in Ohio, I took a little time and popped over to Michigan. I haven’t made it to the U.P. (yet), but what I’ve seen proves out that Michigan has more to offer, given the accepted craft brew hotbeds, than you might think. There are more than 90 breweries up there and […]

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Summertime! :: Touring Sam Adams Summer Sampler

by David Daugherty 07.15.2012

As I write this, today will not only be one of the hottest days of the year here in NE Ohio but we may break a record.  I just passed a bank, while running some errands and the thermometer on the side read 99 degrees! With 51% humidity, I’m ready to go back to the desert.  […]

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ON AND OFF THE BEATEN PATH :: Hangar 24 Brewery

by David Daugherty 06.02.2012

On a recent trip to California to visit my son Nick, and my beautiful new granddaughter, Keyleyanne, I had the opportunity to visit Hangar 24 Craft Brewery in Redlands, CA. Nick was throwing an anniversary party and, as part of the prep, we went to pick up a keg of Hanger 24’s Alt-Bier Ale. We’d been […]

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