Reviews, Commentary and Opinions on Midwest Craft Beer and Microbreweries


Articles By Nigel Tanner

Y’all Want Some Beer? Part II: Asheville

Nigel ventures South and experiences all phases of the craft beer revolution in America. [»]
by Nigel Tanner
Published January 19, 2015

Ya’ll Want Some Beer?

Nigel ventures South and experiences all phases of the craft beer revolution in America. [»]
by Nigel Tanner
Published September 2, 2014

Go West, Beer Dork Part II

Nigel’s journey West wraps up (finally) with plenty more craft beer surprises in some of America’s most remote outposts. [»]
by Nigel Tanner
Published December 17, 2012

Go West, Beer Dork

A journey west yields many craft beer surprises for Nigel. [»]
by Nigel Tanner
Published August 20, 2012

It’s The Economy Beer, Stupid

The media claims the economy is all gloom and doom, but us Dorks know that craft beer is alive and kicking. [»]
by Nigel Tanner
Published March 30, 2009

Midwest Winners at the 2008 GABF

A rundown of the Midwest’s best of the best at the 2008 Great American Beer Festival. [»]
by Nigel Tanner
Published October 12, 2008

The Bitter Billboard

Nigel and Eddie spout their bloated opinions on the best IPAs to be found in the Midwest. [»]
by Nigel Tanner and Eddie Glick
Published June 2, 2008

Evolution Of A Beer Dork

Much like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, Nigel rose from the evil influences of shit beer and became a certified Beer Dork. [»]
by Nigel Tanner
Published May 5, 2008

Have A Beer And Vote, But Donâ??t Vote For Beer

As much as we love the nectar of the gods, the idea of voting for the candidate you â??most want to have a beer withâ? is just plain stupid. [»]
by Nigel Tanner
Published March 6, 2008

2008: A Beer Odyssey

Ring in 2008 with a good beer, and keep it coming throughout the year. [»]
by Nigel Tanner
Published December 31, 2007
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Beer Dorks News

Want to know how healthy the craft beer industry is? As always, look to Portland. Craft pioneer Bridgeport announces sudden closure, adding to a growing list of PDX casualties.
Did Anheuser-Busch Chicago offer their shit beer to Cody Parkey before his missed field goal? Because that may explain why he "accidentally" biffed it.
Chicago now has the most breweries of any city in the country. Other things Chicago has the most of: murders, mobsters, and Ditkas.
Trying to spin it positive, BA releases end of year graphic. Only 5% growth in the craft sector when nearly 1000 new breweries opened? That's a collapse waiting to happen.
R.I.P. Tallgrass... another casualty as the regional/national craft beer market continues to get squeezed.
Wait... Constellation Brands cut all of the Ballast Point and Funky Buddha sales staff? They merged it with their Corona/Modelo staff?? We're SHOCKED!!!
Pizza Beer founder crying about failure of company, blames everyone else. Reminder, the beer tasted like vomit. Try having better ideas or making better products so you're not a failure.
It's Bud Light so doesn't really matter, but we expect this beer to be sitting around for awhile.
Indiana brewery to open with controversial beer names to "get the conversation going". Translation: taking advantage of serious issues for free publicity.
Hundreds of amazing beers in Wisconsin and the Cubs took back the one everyone drinks just because it exists and people have heard of it. How fitting...