About The Barley Blog

I originally started this site in December of 2006 as a way to keep track of all the incredible beer I was drinking at the time. Back then, craft (micro-) breweries across the country numbered just shy of 1500. In the ten years of this website’s existence that number has more than tripled to over 5,000 establishments of varying sizes. To say that what was once a fringe element is now mainstream would be an understatement.

During that same time, the aim of The Barley Blog really hasn’t changed all that much. There’s more and more beer to sample, review and cellar — some of it is absolutely amazing, some of it not so much.

Throughout The Barley Blog, you’ll find beer reviews, beer news, press releases, hilarious commercials and more.

Have questions, suggestions, or just want to make fun of me? Send an email or follow on Twitter @barleyblog.

Recent Posts

Beer Review

Surly Brewing and First Avenue +1

Surly Brewing and First Avenue, a local (for folks in Minneapolis) music venue, have come together for a tasty collaboration in +1. […]

Beer Review

Almanac Mariposa

It looks like I’ve been on a bit of an Almanac run as of late, having just published a review for Astounding […]

Beer Review

Boojum Brewing Galaxy Far, Far Away IPA

We’ve got neighbors that live across that street that occasionally thank us for watching their pets while they are away with beer […]

Beer Review

Epic Big Bad Baptist

Epic Brewing’s Big Bad Baptist is one of those imperial stouts that I had heard of in chatting with other shop patrons […]