What's been your antidote to the heat waves sweeping the country? My solution has been a cold, frosty beer — in particular, highly perfumed craft brewed pale ales, like Russian River's Pliny the Elder, or Speakeasy's Big Daddy IPA. In light of all the bottles I've been throwing back, I turned to Matt Rutkowski, beer sommelier for glassmaker Spiegelau, to provide some tips on how to choose and enjoy craft brews. Keep reading to see his tips for tasting craft beer.
What's been your antidote to the heat waves sweeping the country?