Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE with Sierra Nevada/Kiuichi Brewery’s Yuzu White IPA

Collaboration leads to unique results.  This is one of the earliest lessons I learned from the role-playing games of my youth.  On their own, Crono can swing his sword and Lucca can belch spouts of fire from her gun.  Together, the two of them unleash devastating attacks like Fire Whirl, where Lucca ignites Crono’s sword … Continue reading Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE with Sierra Nevada/Kiuichi Brewery’s Yuzu White IPA

Weekly Brews and Reviews: Dragon’s Traps, Ginger Lagers, and White Oak IPAs

In recent articles, I have covered the realms of experimentation and variation; taking established items and turning them on their head to produce something novel.  Thanks to such methods, I was able to enjoy two beloved creations for the first time over the past week. Jai Alai IPA aged on White Oak Despite the fervent … Continue reading Weekly Brews and Reviews: Dragon’s Traps, Ginger Lagers, and White Oak IPAs

Video Game Comics Corner: Experimental Art

In the world of craft brewing, experimentation can be found on both sides of the beer experience.  Innovative brewers spend their time testing novel and wild ingredients, trying to develop interesting and (hopefully) tasty products.  Meanwhile, adventurous consumers scour the shelves of their local bottle shops, searching for the ideal candidate to become their latest … Continue reading Video Game Comics Corner: Experimental Art

Weekly Brews and Reviews: Game and Variations

A common songwriting technique is theme and variation.  Establishing a melody, and then repeating the original material in an altered form, tweaking elements to create something new.  Such elements could be the rhythm, the instrumentation, or even burying the original melody deep within another theme entirely.  It’s a fascinating tool that pops up time and … Continue reading Weekly Brews and Reviews: Game and Variations