February 2013 - Rough Draught

An evening with Carolina Story and Star & Micey

Feb 27, 2013 - Music - 0 Comments - Standard

There are many things I love about listening to good music, but one the greatest joys is discovering something new. Whether it’s hearing a new single on the radio or learning of new band via word-of-mouth from a friend, I never turn down the chance to listen to something I’ve never heard before. Also at […]

Gold Fields Black Sun

Feb 26, 2013 - Music - 0 Comments - Standard

This is just second music-related post I’ve written for my blog and it’s already the second post about an up-and-coming band from Australia. Last week I wrote about the debut album from Australia-based synth-pop rockers Atlas Genius, and today Gold Fields released their debut album, Black Sun. It doesn’t take long to notice the similarities between […]

Rogue Dead Guy Ale

Feb 25, 2013 - Beer - 0 Comments - Standard

Rogue Dead Guy Ale is generally a staple of any decent bar or beer shop, and most beer nerds, like me, have had Dead Guy many times. Therefore, this post isn’t likely to surprise anyone. I chose this beer, though, for a couple reasons. First it’s awesome and I enjoy drinking it. Second, as if […]

Ballast Point Sculpin IPA

Feb 23, 2013 - Beer - 0 Comments - Standard

I’m almost ashamed to admit that I had never heard of Ballast Point Brewing, much less their Sculpin IPA, prior to this tasting. My brother picked some up and, after doing some research, I realized I should have become acquainted with this brew a long time ago. Ballast Point Sculpin IPA boasts a score of 98 on […]

Great Lakes Alchemy Hour Double IPA

Feb 22, 2013 - Beer - 0 Comments - Standard

One of my favorite things about drinking craft beer is drinking great local brews. Although I live in Columbus, and Cleveland is two and a  half hours North-East of me, many locals (myself included) consider Great Lakes to be a “local” beer. It is one of my all-time favorite breweries, and just about everything they […]

Heavy Seas Peg Leg Imperial Stout

Feb 21, 2013 - Beer - 0 Comments - Standard

Ahoy, Matey! Because Peg Leg Imperial Stout by Heavy Seas is a pirate-themed beer from a pirate-themed brewery, it was very tempting for me to write this entire post in pirate lingo. But, because I actually want you to continue reading, and because I’d hate to be sent to Davey Jones’ locker, I will spare […]

Atlas Genius- When it was Now

Feb 19, 2013 - Music - 0 Comments - Standard

They come from a land down under and, no, I’m not referring to Men At Work. I’m talking about the Australian quartet, Atlas Genius, who’s debut album, When it was Now was released today. I’ve been waiting for this album to drop since the day I heard their first single, “Trojans” last year, which now seems […]

Golden Monkey by Victory Brewing Company

Feb 18, 2013 - Beer - 0 Comments - Standard

I’ve been drinking a lot of IPAs and stouts lately, so I decided to pick up something different. I had some vague recollection of previously drinking Golden Monkey, a tripel from Victory Brewing Company, and enjoying it, so I decided to give it another go. Golden Monkey is bright yellow with a slight orange tint and it’s quite […]

Welcome to the New Rough Draught!

Feb 17, 2013 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Welcome to the new Rough Draught! I took a big step and moved the blog to WordPress on my own domain name, RoughDraughtBlog.com. I now have a lot of tool which give me more flexibility and control of the the site to help make it awesome. I’ve also given the blog a complete make-over with a look […]

Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous

Feb 10, 2013 - Beer - 0 Comments - Standard

Sublimely Self-Righteous is a Black IPA (emphasis on BLACK!) by Stone Brewing Company. I don’t think this this beer really needs any more introduction than that. Let’s get to it. This beer is black. Jet black, even. When held up to light, there is a deep, reddish amber around the edges of the glass, but […]