Josh Noel

Beer, travel, other things.

Josh Noel is the author of "Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out: Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch and How Craft Beer Became Big Business" and writes about travel and beer for the Chicago Tribune.

 (Michelle Kanaar/Chicago Tribune)

(Michelle Kanaar/Chicago Tribune)


Post-storm New Orleans: The good and the sad a decade later

Ten years after Katrina, a very different NOLA. (Chicago Tribune)

 (Josh Noel/Chicago Tribune)

(Josh Noel/Chicago Tribune)


• What's best macro beer in America? Three craft brewers taste test 16

Big Beer is big for a reason — people like to drink it. But which ones are good? Three Chicago craft brewers weigh in with a blind tasting. (Chicago Tribune)

 (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune)

(Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune)


Beliefs aside, Noah's Ark in Kentucky is something to see

That's right. Noah's Ark. In Kentucky. (Chicago Tribune)

 (John Minchillo/AP)

(John Minchillo/AP)


Late to the craft beer scene, Milwaukee's small brewers are a big hit

It took only a couple of hours to hear the inevitable: "What do you have that tastes like Miller Lite?" (Chicago Tribune)

 (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)

(John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)


• Faith

The tallest cross in the U.S. is in the Texas panhandle. Of course. (This American Life)

934ea073af3a1fce6bd50d7987dbf4ac.jpg

• Si, Por favor: Why Mexican Beer Has Become Our Favorite Import

Plus, 15 Mexican beers ranked. The top three are quite tasty. (Chicago Tribune)

 (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune)

(Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune)