Samuel Smith

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Tasting Blind: Our Panel of Local Brew Experts Rates India Pale Ales

    Brian Yaeger​For this month's blind beer tasting, we're tackling India Pale Ales. Though IPAs originated in 18th century England, the style was shanghaied by American craft brewers who kicked up the hops for walloping bitterness and pungency. For comparison's sake, at last year's Great Americ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Our Blind Tasting of Pale Ales Reveals Wide Disparity

    Brian YaegerThe lineup.​For this month's blind beer-tasting, we're not going beyond the pale ― we're going right to it. Made with lightly roasted malts, pale ales originated in England as a mellow alternative to dark mild and porter ales. They might have been invented in Burton-on-Trent, Eng ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 18, 2005

    Never a Feckless Eater

    Talking to R.W. Apple Jr. about Apple's America over lunch

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