2024-05-23 11:38 PM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

Dowd On Drinks: Autumn Pleasers In A Glass

When autumn's chill becomes a factor in your food and drink choices, the usual suspects come to mind: stews, roasts, hot toddies, hard apple cider — hearty stuff we've known about since childhood.

Some Say Beer Beats Wine in This Pairs Competition

"We have a lot of flavors to work with imparted from the grains, but also from the hops," said the 45-year-old beermaker, flavors like caramel, coffee, and chocolate that result from the roasting of the barley; grassy, tangy, and citrusy flavors from the hops; and banana and clove flavors, among others, imparted by certain yeasts. […]

Dowd on Drinks: Beer Tasting Runs Gamut, With Pizza

As I was retrieving an array of domestic and imported beers from the fridge and setting the bottles down next to a stack of pizzas, the words of comedy essayist Dave Barry came to mind: "The greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a […]

Dowd On Drinks: James Six-Pack

The late Ian Fleming’s super spy James Bond has taken on a patina of sophistication over the decades that makes most fans forget his humble origins.