Craft Beer 101: Stout vs. Porter

Beer Information | 02.26.2016

Here at Thorn Street Brewery, we are often asked about the differences between stouts and porters. While the answer is relatively simple, the history of how porters became stouts is much more complex. To start things off, all stouts are porters, but not all porters are stouts. Let’s take it back to the late 18thRead More

Baja Bound: Craft Beer Across the Border

Beer Information | 02.24.2016

With San Diego sitting atop the craft beer throne (Sorry, Portland), it’s not surprising that our dear friends across the border have also been brewing up their own delicious, craft beer. That’s right, Tijuana is in the middle of a craft beer and gastronomic boom. TJ has long been known for being the place forRead More

Strange Bedfellows: Surprising Food and Beer Pairings

Beer Information | 02.20.2016

It goes without saying that beer is the perfect accompaniment to nearly any salty and rich food, from pizza, to burgers, to smoked BBQ. Because of the growing popularity of craft beer, there are now more styles of beer than ever for people to choose from, opening up a whole new world of flavors withRead More

Is Craft Beer Really Dead?

Beer News | 02.17.2016

The Reader recently declared that “Craft is dead.” No, this doesn’t mean that people have stopped drinking IPAs and your favorite craft brewery is going to be shut down, but it does raise questions about what makes craft beer “craft.” Recently with all of the drama surrounding 10 Barrel Brewing’s proposal for an East Village location, local craftRead More