07/03/2015 05:04 PM
Homebrew: Aurora convict back in prison after clerical mistake, but should he be?
The Colorado Independent Homebrew: Aurora convict back in prison after clerical mistake, but should he be? The Colorado Independent If a convict gets accidentally released and starts a family, takes a steady job and gets his life back on track, is it OK to let the mistake go and let him be free? The Colorado Court of Appeals is set to ...
07/03/2015 05:02 PM
Beer store update 5th May
So Sydney has had cracker beer drinking weather this week and it’s set to continue this weekend – sweet! Growlers Currently we have Moa Breakfast beer. A cracker of a lager with rich cherries, very easy drinking. Check out the review for it below: “The aroma is stunning with hints of dry wheat and cherry’s. The carbonation is lively, which works for a crisp summer beer. The taste has a serious hit of wheat and yeast, washing through with all those bubbles and a touch of cherry.” Joel Macfarlane – brewnation.co.nz $28 for a Growler fill Once this is gone we’ll be moving onto Mikkeller Citra Single Hop IPA probably early in the week Latest beers Murray’s No 6 2011 Anniversary Ale – the last available anywhere (limit 1 per person) Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale Barley wine Rich is in the shop today, Geoff is onto his 2nd table for the tasting room, while Will is in training for a 9km soft sand running event. Store hours 11am-3pm today, 8:30am-6pm Mon-Fri. 1300 808 254 Cheers!
07/03/2015 05:02 PM
April Beer Club Selection
Our Beer Club selection for April has now been sent out to all online customers. For those living in Sydney you can still pick these up from our store. The April Beer Club selection includes: Samuel Adams, Black Lager Bridge Road Brewers, Australian Ale William Bull, William’s Pale Ale Morland Brewing, Old Speckled Hen
07/03/2015 05:02 PM
Carlton Draught hits slow mo
Australia’s alcohol advertising regulations are strict, as a result advertisers continually look for new ways to promote the brand – albeit without specifically promoting the product! Check out Cartlon Draught’s latest ad – the slow mo…and a few other old classics.....
07/03/2015 05:02 PM
Store update 19th May
So Sydney is on a roll with its awesome beer drinking weather this week and this weekend looks good to go. Growlers Currently we have Young Henry’s Hop Ale. This beer harks back to classic English style IPAs. Hefty malt backing meets every type of hop in our cool-room, added to all stages of the process. The all Australian hop flavour is not aggressive in its bitterness, but is evident in flavour and aroma and slowly asserts itself with a lengthy, lingering and thoroughly enjoyable palette. $28 for a Growler fill Once this is gone we’ll be moving onto Dr’s Orders Brewing Plasma. Plasma, a White IPA is yet another emerging trend that we’re happy to embrace and present a Doctor’s Orders Brewing twist on. Judicious hop use dominates Plasma’s aroma, backed up with a balanced mouthfeel defying its alcoholic payload before delivering an extremely long lingering bitterness. A deceivingly addictive prescription. The grist for Plasma is practically identical to our Zephyr (Double White Ale) which explains the appearance. However the lack of botanicals, a different yeast strain and excessive hop use deliver an ale that is Zephyr’s polar opposite. In other news Rich is in the shop today, Geoff is onto his 2nd table for the tasting room, while Will is in training for a 9km soft sand running event. Store hours 11am-3pm today, 8:30am-6pm Mon-Fri. 1300 808 254 Cheers!
07/03/2015 05:02 PM
A thought for the brewers and people of Christchurch
When I was a young lad of 18 years of age I packed my bags and travelled from the North Island of New Zealand to the city of Christchurch in the South to begin my university education. The move to Christchurch was a no brainer for me – I had lots of family who lived in the “Garden City” and I had been there many times before, always leaving with fond memories. Christchurch is a very special city with significant character – it is the New Zealand city that most closely resembles Melbourne with old stone buildings, a tram line and a beautiful river, the Avon. The city also has a number of other great gems including the Port Hills for excellent scenery and mountain biking, as well as the port suburb of Lyttleton, reached after travelling through one of New Zealand’s longest tunnels. If there is one word I would give to Christchurch it would be ‘beautiful’.....
07/03/2015 04:51 PM
Oregon Craft Beer Month Events and New Brewmaster at Rock Bottom Portland
Located in the heart of downtown and still one of two breweries in Portland’s business district, Rock Bottom is set to host four events over each of the upcoming Thursdays in July. This also happens to be the last month of that current Brewmaster Charlie Hutchins will be leading the brewhouse. It has been announced […]
07/03/2015 02:38 PM
Wikeeps: The Best of Wine Anytime
It’s the middle of the work week — #winewednesday, in fact – and you’ve earned a glass of wine for making it this far. And ...
07/03/2015 02:36 PM
The Hidden Talent in the Beer World – KC Nanobrew Festival 2015
Kansas City has some great beer festivals. Hop Fest is so friendly. Westport is scenic. Parkville has many beers you’d have to travel far and wide to taste otherwise. Throw in Boulevardia, Strong Ale Festival, and many of the up-and-comers and it is safe to say KC rocks the craft beer fest circuit. Now that’s a g ...
07/03/2015 01:21 PM
Beer Birthday: Tom Kehoe
Today is the 51st birthday of Tom Keohe, founder of Yards Brewing, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tom’s been a fixture of the Philly beer scene as long as I can remember, at at least since 1996. He’s one of those people that you feel like you’ve known for years, even when you...
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07/03/2015 01:15 PM
Patent No. 1232098A: Process Of Leaching Out Hops
Today in 1917, US Patent 1232098 A was issued, an invention of Heinrich Schneider, for his “Process Of Leaching Out Hops.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary: The object of the present invention is a process of leaching hops in a hop extracting...
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07/03/2015 01:07 PM
Diamond Knot releasing beer to benefit local firefighters
Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. Diamond Knot is releasing Beach House Blond Ale with a celebration to benefit the Mukilteo Fire Department Benevolent Fund. The press release with all the info is below. Mukilteo, WA – When firefighters from the Mukilteo Fire Department approached Diamond Knot Craft Brewing about helping to raise...
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07/03/2015 01:02 PM
A Glimpse Inside Italy’s Wine Regions: The Wines of Montalcino & Gorizia
Italy is a popular travel destination that attracts thousands of wine lovers each year. In 2014, Italy ranked second next to France in wine production. According to the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV), Italy holds the record as the world’s largest wine producer in the past decade. With thousands of wine varieties from […]
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07/03/2015 12:57 PM
Sloop Brewing Grows from a Nanobrewery to a Rising Microbrewery in the Hudson Valley
As the saying goes, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” For co-founders of Sloop Brewing Company, Adam Watson and Justin Taylor, this certainly holds true. Adam started home brewing in the bathtub about 15 years ago with his dad, David, who manages Sloop’s finances. Justin’s dad, Jim, has been home brewing since 1989. […]
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07/03/2015 12:49 PM
Boulevard Beer West Coast Launch with Pop-Up Bar Events
To celebrate the west coast launch of Boulevard Beer and the last stop on Boulevard’s VW bus road trip, a pop-up bar – BLVD on the P…
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07/03/2015 12:23 PM
Session beers are taking over the craft world. Maybe?
This is counter-intuitivity at is finest: With rising health awareness and concern about binge drinking driving sales of low and non-ABV beers among consumers, it seems counter-intuitive that innovation in strongly alcoholic beers should be rising. But new research from … Continue reading →
07/03/2015 12:11 PM
Week of 07/03/15 Beer Tastings
Today, from 4PM to 6PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will hold its weekly Friday beer tasting in which Jen from Oskar Blues will be pouring: Oskar Blues Dales Pale, Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Oskar Blues G’Knight Imperial Red IPA, Oskar Blues Pinner Throwback IPA, Oskar Blues Gubna Imperial IPA, Oskar Blues Old [...]
07/03/2015 12:00 PM
No fish tales, just great beer at Ballast Point in San Diego
Goodness comes from this place. So much goodness. I am back from San Diego, where it was a perfect 75 to 80 degrees all four days. What the literal hell happened here in ABQ while I was gone? I mean, it’s seriously scorching. Anyway, back to the beer talk. Last month, a team of folks from San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing and Spirit ...
07/03/2015 11:32 AM
These Old Eyes at the IDPA Match
I've written about my experiences with vision correction and shooting previously. It's been just over a year since I last updated the lenses in my shooting glasses and a regular eye exam about 3 months ago showed no significant change in my vision. However, recently I've begun see a less than sharp view of the sights when using the prescription inserts. Earlier this week during some dry fire it became abundantly clear (heh) that I wasn't seeing the front sight in focus. I wrote it off as being due to low room light, and I found the practice session went a lot better not wearing the Rx glasses.
At this Wednesday’s Black Creek IDPA match as I did a few practice draws in the safe area, even in the filtered sunlight, it was still difficult to see a outline of the front and rear sights. Removing the prescription insert from my glasses allowed a very sharp sight picture. I finally decided to shoot the match without the Rx inserts. Sure the targets were blurry, but they’re supposed to be with a proper sight picture, right?
The match went pretty well for me. As always, the match director made good use of the single shooting bay by using the same targets in multiple stages, and shooting them from different positions and with different requirements. Stage 1 started with the gun on a barrel, shooting six shots through a tunnel created by a sideways barrel and barricade combo, to a target with only the center portion available. One miss and one low shot left me 6 down. The narrow and blurred target zone gave me a good feeling of the vision challenge to expect on the rest of the match.
The next two stages involved shooting four targets from cover behind stacks of barrels and wooden wire spools. Each of the targets required 3 hits each. The shooting order and gun start location changed between the stages. There were options on how you engaged the targets, and most of the views were fairly limited.
The fourth and final stage made use of the entirety of targets and props that made up the first three courses of fire. There was an added twist of requiring a varied number of hits on the targets. We started at the first stage, and put a minimum of two hits on the narrow target through the barrel. Next, we advanced toward the positions used for stages 2 and 3. The right two targets required 3 hits each, and the last two on the left required 4 hits each. Positioning was interesting as there were numerous ways to shoot the stage, all the while keeping in mind cover and engagement order. I lost track of my shot count at the last position, between a reload and a quick malfunction clearance, so ended up putting extra shots on the targets. It all worked out in the end as I finished the stage down 0.
It was a fun, but hot, match. I didn’t have time to shoot a second gun this time, but after the clean finish on the last stage it was good to stop while I was ahead! The lack of focus in the distance didn’t appear to have much of an effect, and by the end of the match, I didn’t really notice. I couldn’t see my hits on the targets but they say you should “call your shots” anyway and not look for the holes in cardboard. I’ve talked to some other shooters with distance correction who just accept the blur of targets in the distance when shooting. I’ll wait a bit before deciding if I need to update my prescription. I do especially like the idea of not looking through a double layer of lenses, and I found I didn't need squint my left eye to pick out the front sight. I recently switched to a fiber optic on the front sight which also helps in finding that front post.
Sometimes the limitation in shooting is the equipment, not the store-bought stuff, but the parts we are born with.
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07/03/2015 10:39 AM
Happy 1st Birthday to Burleighs Signature London Dry Gin
Burleighs Gin began as just a dream for Phil Burley. He envisioned a craft distillery located in his home county of Leicestershire. Fate would approve ...
07/03/2015 10:14 AM
Oregon’s 4th of July Weekend Beer Events
So it’s now Friday and we made it to the extended holiday weekend for many of us. Normally the 4th of July Weekend is not known for a plethora of craft beer related events but for this year things have kicked up a bit. There are quite a few events to consider over this three […]
07/03/2015 10:12 AM
Monkey's Uncle Imperial IPA next up in cans from Straight to Ale
Straight to Ale (Huntsville, Alabama) announced recently that Monkey's Uncle Imperial IPA will find its way into cans for the first time this summer. Do you remember when you were a kid and your favorite uncle visited...
07/03/2015 10:00 AM
Last Call: Maui to Open Restaurant; 5 Rabbit ‘Dumps Trump’
What’s a cheeseburger in paradise without a beer? Maui Brewing, in its plans to open its first Oahu location next fall, is set to take over the space currently occupied by Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber, reports the Star Advertiser.
07/03/2015 09:59 AM
Matthew’s Restaurant to feature Left Hand Brewing Company beer dinner
: Matthew Medure is something of a local legend in Jacksonville. As half of the famed Medure brothers restaurateur and chef dynasty, he and his brother David own Matthew’s and Medure’s fine dining restaurants as well as the popular M Shack burger joints. On Wednesday, July 22, Matthew will apply his talents to a beer […]
07/03/2015 09:28 AM
Ready for new brewpub, restaurant at old Waterford Courts location?
Ready for new brewpub, restaurant at old Waterford Courts location? The Oakland Press Are you getting excited for the opening of a new brewpub and restaurant at an old racquetball club along Dixie Highway in Independence Township? Developers who in 2013 bought the former Waterford Courts Grill and Pub, at 6110 N. Dixie Highway near  ...
07/03/2015 09:25 AM
Harpoon releases 54th 100 Barrel Series beer: Nordic Saison
Holding Brewing Permit #001 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is something of a big deal. It means that Harpoon Brewing Company was the first brewery in Boston. In the early day, the brewery, owned by three friends — Dan Kenary, Rich Doyle, and George Ligeti — was founded in 1986 after Kenary and Doyle returned from […]
07/03/2015 09:00 AM
Festival News: OR: Portland: White Owl Social Club hosts Lagerfest July 11th
Portland, OR ... - The 3rd annual LagerFest, a benefit for XRay.fm takes over the White Owl Social Club's spacious bar and back patio on Saturday July 11th with the largest selection of lagers in the state, perhaps the country!
The White Owl is excited to host the third annual giant patio party that celebrates the almighty but often overlooked LAGER! 50+ international and craft brews will be out on the legendary White Owl patio, and the beers will be flowing harder than Aesop Rock while riding the back of Damian Lillard dunking over Dwight Howard from the top Multinomah Falls during a Red Fang versus Lord Dying heavy metal deathmatch battle royale extravaganza!
Ok maybe not that hard, but we mean business! We spent a lot of careful time cherry picking lagers from all over the industry, and we took great pains to fill the line up with a variety of colors and flavors that span the entire Lager horizon! That ended up being a lot of beer, and it’s not going to drink itself, so check out the lineup, get in the shade with us, put up your feet and enjoy these tasty Lager brews!!
Event Date: Saturday July 11th, 2015
Location: White Owl Social Club, 1305 SE 8th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214Event Time: 2PM - 10PM
Entry Fee: $10 INCLUDES 5 DRINK TICKETS
No pre-sale tickets - first come first serve at the door!
Extra Drink Tickets:
Cup + 5 tickets for $10 • 6 tickets for $10 • 3 tickets for $5 • 1 ticket for $2
Live Music by: COUNTRY TRASH
(First set at 5pm - Second Set at 10pm)
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07/03/2015 07:54 AM
How Do I Use A Hydrometer
Question: Being a total novice at home brew, I would like to know how to properly use a hydrometer. The instructions that came with the one that I bought are difficult to understand, to say the least. Do I just bung the hydrometer into the bin of fermenting lager – and what should I be […]
07/03/2015 06:56 AM
I feel like I am slacking when it comes to trying new breweries. I have been trying to get better and get out there but really there are so many beers and so little time. (Please, dear reader, work on a time machine so we can all drink lots of great beer) To Redemption Alewerks -- Thanks to one of those awesome deal makers, ie: Groupon, &nbs ...
07/03/2015 05:00 AM
July 3rd, 2015
Better safe than sorry!
07/03/2015 04:43 AM
The Only Brewery to Drink From this 4th of July – 21st Amendment
This 4th of July, it is our wish for you, readers of the Brew Review Crew, that you are surrounded by friends, family, and thine fellow countrymen to commemorate our nation’s independence … Continue Reading →
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07/03/2015 03:10 AM
All about the content
Everything but the beer is the preferred topic for The Session this month. Host Jack is asking us to look at the odds and ends that go with: beermats, bottle caps and the like. One brewery with a very distinctive look to its packaged beers is Stone of San Diego and it's one of theirs that's the subject of my contribution.
This bottle of Xocoveza was kindly donated by Chris and Merideth on their recent visit to Ireland. There's nothing too unusual about the shape of the bottle: it's your standard American 650ml bomber. But they've made great use of the space it affords to tell the convoluted story of this beer.
Its roots lie in Stone's annual home brewing competition which in 2014 was won by Chris Banker, so that's his name you see emblazoned across the top of the main printed space. His recipe is an 8.1% ABV milk stout brewed with added coffee and spices, intended to recreate the effect of Mexican hot chocolate. The dense wording on the back introduces the drinker to everything they're about to experience, with quotes from the creator as well as Mitch Steele from Stone and the brewer at Cerveceria Insurgente, the Tijuana outfit which also participated in the brew.
The beer itself is heavy on the nutmeg, with a real Christmas-cookie effect, made extra sweet by the lactose sugar. Bitterness from the dark chocolate and strong coffee is fleetingly perceptible behind it. The only other pieces of entertainment it affords are the luxuriously smooth texture and a cheeky pinch of chilli in the aroma. It's not a subtle beer, nor as multifaceted as the list of additional ingredients on the front might imply, but it's fun to drink if you don't take the grimacing gargoyle on the neck too seriously.
And if you have a complaint, you'll find ways to contact the brewery on the underside of the bottle cap:
07/03/2015 03:05 AM
Dutch Lager Styles 1870 - 1960 (part three)
The Lagers initially brewed in Holland were called Beiersch and were in the Munich Dark Lager style. Munich beers were the prototypical Lagers and it was only when bottom-fermenting techniques spread outside Bavaria that Lagers began to be brewed in other hues.
Dutch Beiersch was roughly the equivalent of a Munich Sommerbier or Lagerbier. It had a gravity higher than Pilsener – 13º to 14º Plato, was less lightly hopped and more poorly attenuated than Lager of the Pilsener type.
Gerstebier was originally a top-fermenting style, but Heineken used the name for a cheap and cheerful type of Lager. Baartz, of Oranjeboom in Rotterdam, described Gerstebier in 1884 as "although a bottom-fermented beer, it is of a low gravity and not lagered, and is a beer quick to make for a significantly lower price" ("een weliswaar ondergistend bier, maar van licht gehalte en geen Lagerbier, maar een bier van snelle confectie en tot belangrijk lager prijs").*
Though this may well just be sour grapes on the part of Mr. Baartz. From other sources it seems that Gerste Bier was lagered.
Gerste Bier was brewed with Heinieken’s D strain of yeast, while the posher beers were brewed with their A strain, the one they still use today.
Beers called Vienna or Wiener – both Amstel and Heineken brewed one at some point – were presumably amber in the Austrian style.
Culmbacher, named after the Franconian town of Kulmbach, was a style brewed in several countries when Lager first began to spread from Central Europe. It was a very dark, almost black, Lager which was hopped at three times the rate of Munich Lagers.
Dortmunder, or Export, was originally slightly higher gravity than Pils and not as heavily hopped.
The Culmbacher and Vienna styles didn’t last that long in Holland.
The first mention I can find of Dutch-brewed Pilsener is from 1879. It wasn’t brewed in Amsterdam or Rotterdam, but in Amersfoort:
Het Nieuws van den Dag, 15-10-1879, page 4.
The first advert for their Pilsener I can find is dated 5th March 1879.
* "Korte Geschiedenis der Heineken's Bierbrouwerij Maatschappij N.V. 1873 - 1948", by H. A. Korthals, 1948, page 96.
07/03/2015 01:50 AM
Beer In Ads #1604: The ‘Crisp’ Refresher
Thursday’s ad is for Ballantine Beer, from the 1950s. Using the tagline “… the crisp refresher,” the illustration is of a generic blue and red baseball team, and the copy states that Ballantine is presenting the “Yankees on TV and Radio.” Those are clearly not...
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07/03/2015 01:44 AM
YourBeer – An Exclusive Look at a New Craft Beer Smartphone App
We love our smartphones. While Cory and I differ on which phone is more dominant (I’m an iPhone guy, while he…is less intelligent than I) we both love mobile technology … Continue Reading →
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07/03/2015 12:45 AM
Tasting Notes: Starr Hill Brewery's Northern Lights IPA, New vs. Old
Starr Hill Brewery (Charlottesville, Virginia) recently announced that they have reformulated their flagship Northern Lights IPA. For a little change of pace, I am going to go back to my reviewing roots by comparing the new and old versions...
07/03/2015 12:12 AM
Go Fish Drinking Game
Go Fish is one of the most popular card games in the world because it is so easy to understand. In order to turn it into a drinking game, all you need is liquor, plus the cards of course. If you already know how to play Go Fish, skip the …
07/02/2015 09:56 PM
Patent No. 2006450A: Capping Machine
Today in 1935, US Patent 2006450 A was issued, an invention of John J. Gaynor, for his “Capping Machine.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary: This invention relates to capping machines, or more particularly to bottle crowners of the double head...
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07/02/2015 09:48 PM
Boilermakers gathering steam
The traditional pairing of whisky and beer is continuing its ascension in Australia, with a recent Bottled Lightning Co event putting 4 Pines beers alongside spirits from Diageo.
07/02/2015 08:25 PM
Ecliptic Brewing UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale & Aurora Crimson Saison Bottles
(Portland, OR) – Ecliptic Brewing, a craft brewery and restaurant in Portland’s Mississippi neighborhood, has released the …
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07/02/2015 08:12 PM
Odell Brewing and The Real Dill Collaborate to Create Myrcenary Pickles
(Fort Collins, CO) – On July 10, 2015, Odell Brewing and The Real Dill will celebrate the release of their co-creation, Myrcenary …
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07/02/2015 08:00 PM
Fat Yak births Lazy Yak; CUB revises craft beer strategy
CUB has announced its first brand extension for the Fat Yak range establishing it as a new franchise, while signalling a change in its craft beer strategy...
07/02/2015 06:46 PM
The Beer Junction celebrates 5 year anniversary
Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. Starting today, The Beer Junction celebrates its 5th Anniversary. Events are listed below. Just over five years ago, I met Morgan Herzog at the small retail space that would become The Beer Junction. I thought the space was too small, but knowing how desperately West Seattle needed...
07/02/2015 06:07 PM
Pressure Drop Brewing
Pressure Drop was formed in 2012 and we sold our first beers in January 2013. We're Graham, Sam and Ben, three blokes in a railway arch doing lots of cleaning and trying to make the tastiest beers we can.
07/02/2015 04:55 PM
Never Have I Ever (For Two People)
This is a game that is typically played by larger groups but we’ve adjusted the game so it can be enjoyed by as few as two people. The basis of this game is stating something that you have never done, seen or experience, and if your partner has done it …
07/02/2015 04:54 PM
Icon Interview: Ken Lewis: Retail Guru Turned Craft Distiller
Ken Lewis is regarded as a master marketer who helped to reshape the liquor retailing business and reinvented himself along the way. His creation, ...
07/02/2015 04:28 PM
Sun King Opens New Fishers Tasting Room
Sun King Brewery celebrated the opening of the new Tap Room and Small-Batch Brewery on 96th Street in Fishers today. The new location will create new and unique specialty craft beers and offer patrons the opportunity to sample and enjoy Fresh•Local•Beer on site, as well as for carry out.
07/02/2015 04:26 PM
Deschutes Changes Bay Area Distributor
Deschutes Brewery today announced it has signed new distribution agreements with Horizon Beverage Company and Markstein Sales Company, for coverage throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties in the San Francisco Bay Area.
07/02/2015 04:11 PM
Jester King Brewery’s 2015 Vernal Dichotomous
(Austin, TX) – Jester King Craft Brewery is pleased to introduce 2015 Vernal Dichotomous – a blend of mature barr…
07/02/2015 03:57 PM
Portland Brewing Releases Super S.M.A.S.H.
With July heat in full effect and Oregon Craft Beer Month underway, it’s the perfect time to double your summer fun with an extra special brew.
07/02/2015 03:53 PM
New MillerCoors Chief Terminates Top Executives
Talk about making an entrance. MillerCoors’ newly appointed interim CEO Gavin Hattersley -- who currently serves as both the CFO of Molson Coors and replaced outgoing MillerCoors CEO Tom Long on Wednesday -- had been in charge for just 24 hours when he told two of the company’s top executives to hit the bricks.
07/02/2015 03:48 PM
D4th of July & Surly #’Merica
Before craft beer entered my life, there was punk rock. And one fine day in central Minnesota twenty (?!?!) years ago, Dillinger 4 entered my life. D4 played my hometown of Fergus Falls to a mixed crowd. By and large, none of us really knew what to expect of this young band from the Twin Cities, ...
07/02/2015 03:27 PM
Love Wimbledon? Enjoy it with a cocktail right out of tennis ball. Win!
London restaurant, Holborn Dining Room, serves this novel champagne cocktail. Try it! Hey, at least it’s not out of tennis shoe! Break Point cocktail Cumber infused Stolichnaya Elit Vodka (or your choice) Fresh cucumber juice Lanson white label champagne (or your choice) A squeeze of fresh lime juice Then, make a hole in the top […]
07/02/2015 02:08 PM
Patent No. 1271269A: Manufacture Of Non-Alcoholic Malt Beer
Today in 1918, US Patent 1271269 A was issued, an invention of Louis Block, for his “Manufacture of Non-Alcoholic Malt Beer.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary: acter to that known in the art as lager beer with the difference that What I now refer...
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07/02/2015 01:58 PM
Rapid All Grain Beer Brewing – Part One – Brewing
We’re all incredibly busy these days and many of us are short on time to brew. So this week in part 1 I take a look at ways to shorten your all grain brewing session so you can brew more beer in less time. In part 2 we’ll take a look at ways to speed […]
07/02/2015 01:23 PM
Los Angeles Times Announces Event Schedule for The Taste
Los Angeles Times Announces Event Schedule for The Taste Tickets on sale now for The Times’ annual food and wine festival over Labor Day weekend The Los Angeles Times announced the schedule for The Taste, its annual celebration of Southern California’s vibrant, influential culinary scene, returning to Paramount Pictures Studios’ iconic backlot […]
07/02/2015 01:19 PM
Crooked Stave – Nightmare on Brett (Apple Whiskey Barrel Aged) Release Details
(Denver, CO) – Crooked Stave will hold a special limited release of Nightmare on Brett aged in Leopold Brothers Apple Whiskey Bar…
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07/02/2015 12:38 PM
American Pét-Nat Is Taking The US By Storm: WHAT Is It & WHY Should You Be Drinking It?!
Pét-nat: if you’ve never heard of it, it’s time to get in the know. Just over the past few years this naturally sparkling wine, ...
07/02/2015 11:39 AM
Horse & Jockey
Welcome to the Horse Jockey Chorlton
A family-friendly pub and restaurant in the heart of Chorlton, serving real-ales and hearty food, the Horse and Jockey boasts all of these things plus a the fine location overlooking Chorlton's leafy Green.
07/02/2015 08:53 AM
Isis Pale Compass
Commercial description: This beer has been crafted with fruity European hops to complement Crystal and golden malted barleys, then dry hopped with American citrus hops for an excellent finish. Isis Pale Ale is a transatlantic tipple that, like the best boat race crews, is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Isis Pale, named [&hellip
07/02/2015 08:48 AM
A Month Off
We’re taking a month off and will be back in August. As per our own advice, we need to recharge our beer blogging batteries and concentrate on some non-beer-related projects for a few weeks so we’re not going to post anything here at all. The 11,000+ word essay we’ve just put up is about equivalent to a month’s-worth … Continue reading A Month Off →
07/02/2015 08:30 AM
The Good, the Bad & the Murky — Brew Britannia: One Year On
This piece is 11,000 words long so you might want to consider downloading it to read on your tablet or smartphone via Pocket, Instapaper or another offline reader. It is also available as a free e-book in various formats via Smashwords. Contents Introduction A London Particular – why everyone is talking about ‘murky’ beer I Can I … Continue reading The Good, the Bad & the Murky — Brew Britannia: One Year On →
07/02/2015 08:00 AM
Project Pabst Returns To Portland July 18th and 19th
Late last summer Pabst Brewing Company set up shop on Portland’s South Waterfront in the currently vacant Zidell Yards to host the inaugural Project Pabst, a two day music fest that brought Portland a diverse musical lineup that wowed the masses. Once again Pabst and its promotional partner Superfly are proud to announce the return […]
07/02/2015 07:48 AM
Sterilizing New Brew Equipment
Question: I’m a new to home brewing I bought a starter kit last week. The question I have is, even though I have not brewed beer before, do I still need to sterilize my bucket and keg before brewing? and if so what do I use? Answer: There are a lot of products out on the […]
07/02/2015 07:00 AM
Bailey’s Taproom 8th Anniversary
Plans are underway for Bailey’s Taproom’s 8th Anniversary that will take place a week earlier than normal. This year’s Anniversary will be held on Saturday, July 25th during the Oregon Brewers Festival from Noon to 11:00pm. New for this year, Bailey’s 8th Anniversary will see a much larger space for its Anniversary by taking the […]
07/02/2015 06:59 AM
Lagunitas first brewed Equinox back in 1995. I’m not sure if it was under the same moniker or even 100% the same recipe, and honestly, I don’t care. I’m just glad that they made this tasty 8% ABV imperial pale ale. Equinox is brewed with pale oat which gives it a smooth texture on the […]
07/02/2015 06:32 AM
Zupan’s Markets and Coalition Brewing Partner for Farm-To-Market IPA
PORTLAND, Ore (July 1, 2015) – In honor of Zupan’s 40th Anniversary and Portland’s summer bounty, Zupan’s Markets and Coalition Brewing have partnered together to create Farm-to-Market IPA. This one-of-a-kind IPA is dry-hopped with Ella and Galaxy hops for a citrusy and tropical nose that’s balanced by its malt base and 250 pounds of local […]
07/02/2015 05:46 AM
Bear Republic introduces Café Racer 15
Racing back in July, Bear Republic Brewing Company fan favorite Café Racer 15™ is arriving at a store near you. A summer seasonal release, Café Racer 15™ is one of our premium offerings with considerably limited production and distribution.
07/02/2015 05:30 AM
Weekly Beer Calendar Update: July 2 - July 8
Here we go, headfirst into the second half of the year. More than a brewer's dozen of beer events around the region to help you enjoy your favorite beverage during the hazy, crazy days of summer. Also, please keep my book events in mind where I'm talking beer, selling/signing books, and in some cases tasting beer with anyone who shows up. The events thus far have been successful and I'm looking
07/02/2015 05:00 AM
Brewery Release: NW: Coming Soon ... Terminal Gravity Weed Wacker Session Ale
Terminal Gravity Brewing is excited to announce the seasonal release of Weed Whacker Session Ale!
At 4.7% ABV, and 20 IBU’s, this Summer Session Ale is an easy drinking beer that celebrates all things summer. Described as “The perfect accompaniment to your summer yard work” This limited session ale from Terminal Gravity is reminiscent of fresh grass and lemon trees with a hint of bread. It's pretty much summer in a bottle!
Beginning July 1st, beer fans can find this summer favorite in 12 ounce bottles and six packs wherever TG is sold.
Founded in 1997, Terminal Gravity Brewing Company sits in the foothills of the Wallowa Mountains in Enterprise, Oregon. TG first entered the Oregon beer market with its TG IPA. Often referred to as the “old standard” in today’s market, TG IPA quickly changed the beer scene in Oregon in the late 90’s. With a wide selection of bottled beers, draught varieties, and seasonal specialties, Terminal Gravity Brewing distributes its beer in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, and recently expanded its market presence to Hawaii.
TG’s brewers work on an 18 bbl. system and brew a humble 6,000 barrels of beer per year. For more information please connect with us on social media!
07/02/2015 04:36 AM
VIDEO: The Lost Breweries of Dublin
For the Irish Craft Beer Show John ‘The Beer Nut’ Duffy gives a guided tour of key sites in Dublin’s brewing history.
07/02/2015 03:05 AM
That’s my country!
My joy at awaking every morning grows as the years are grated off my life’s cheese. Why do I like grilled sandwiches so much?
Disillusioned by yesterday’s breakfast fiasco, I choose the lazy option. And smash my fast with a huge hammer in the hotel. A bacon and egg hammer.
Posh, but near empty is the dining room. I check the menu. No nasty orange-shaped shocks today.
My charming waitress has an unnerving nametag: Nookie. Carry On films can’t be big over here. It’s only when the women’s footie comes on in the bar that I understand.
“That’s my country!” she tells the barman when she hears the anthem. Norway vs. Thailand is the match. I hope she isn’t too disappointed by the result. Thailand gets thumped four nil.
The eggy bacony stuff I stuff in my stuffing hole is dead good stuff. What’s on the dominoes today? Another expensive taxi ride.
Antsy doesn’t do justice to my mood. I even had the location wrong until 5 minutes ago. It’s not on hippy heaven Haight. But way out in the nobdocks. Taxi time.
American cities are a doddle to navigate. A simple grid pattern of numbered streets. I’m headed for 2505 3rd St. We pass 1st Street. 2nd. 3rd. 10th. 16th. Is it me, or are we going in totally the wrong direction? I’m tempted to say something. But I wouldn’t say goo to a boose. Taxi paranoia is kicking in big time.
Overcoming my Englishness, I mention the strange streeting to my driver. Third is a mutant, twisting off 90 degrees from its brothers. Right. I think. But we do arrive on an improbable 3rd intersecting with 20th. Where I make my next mistake.
Spotting something called Dogpatch I tell the driver we’ve arrived. Mmmm… Something doesn’t look right. The total lack of beer and a coffee theme suggest this might not be the right spot. Fuck. Where is it I’m heading again? I consult my trip document.
Bum. It has the wrong address. It has the Haight location. I’ve scribbled down an address. But it doesn’t seem to right.
I wander off down the street, hoping to stumble across it. Most people would just look it up on their phone. But I don’t have one that works in the US. I catch a group of young blokes coming out of a building. If they know where Magnolia is. They don’t. But do have working phones. A few ticks later I’m much wiser. I need to walk another block.
Magnolia Smokestack is, as you could probably guess, a combination of brewery and BBQ place. I can see how that could work.
Owner Dave McLean hasn’t arrived yet. I get a beer and my books out out back. In the brewery part of the building. As everywhere oak casks are stacked up against a wall. Oddly, most are from a distillery in Utah.
Dave arrives and we chat a little. It’s pretty quiet. And the people out the front look more interested in smoked meat that beer history. But I’ve a pint of cask Mild in my hand. The sun is shining outside and there are free sausages. Things could be a lot worse.
Eventually two people turn up. They’re late because they’d first gone to the Haight Magnolia. I wonder if there is anyone still at the wrong location.
The event is so low key, it’s subsonic. The worst turnout I can recall.
When Dave needs to leave, I hang around for some more cask and some BBQ. They give a month’s worth of meat of various delicious kinds. I’d look pregnant if I ate that lot. Luckily, this is the US. There’s a fridge in my hotel, too. I ask for a doggy bag.
The waitress looks at my tray and says “Death by barbecue.” She’s not far wrong.
Had a pretty nice nerdy chat about beer, even if my rucksack is still as full of books as when I arrived. After several pints of cask Mild and Porter, I’ve now moved on to the IPA. Mmm . . . cask IPA. My favourite sort. IPA flavour without all the fucking burping.
Proving Ground IPA
Pretty clear, a cask-style head. All that citrusy hop thing and low carbonation. Demonstrates why IPA works so well on cask. Hop flavour + drinkability. I had a couple of keg Imperial Stouts earlier. The cask IPA is definitely going down more easily. With less burping. Go cask!
It’s getting dark by the time I ask them to call me a cab. I’m slightly disappointed no-one has answered: “OK, you’re a cab.”
It’s a long wait. A very long wait. After 30 minutes - and the third PCC car - I get bored. I go back inside and ask them to ring the cab company again.
“Are you headed for the city? I’m just finishing, I can take you.” A very friendly waitress says. That’s another $35 saved.
It’s too late to head anywhere else for a beer when I get back to my hotel. Instead a pick up a couple of bombers of Racer 5 in the nearest convenience store. That should keep me going until sleepytime time.
I’ve a free day tomorrow. One dedicated to fun, fun, fun. And dinner with an old friend.
2505 3rd St,
San Francisco, CA 94107.
07/02/2015 03:00 AM
Continuing the Italian theme, here's a post from the archives. I first visited Milan's Birrificio Lambrate in March 2008 and this was my write-up. Since then I've been back a couple of times and enjoyed more of their beers (I was non-plussed first time around - either they got better or my tastes changed). I can now say it's one of my favourite boozers in the world. They've opened a second site
07/02/2015 12:26 AM
Stone RuinTen Triple IPA returns and brings Ruination Nation with it
Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, California) aims to provide hop fiends everywhere with a proper lupulin fix with this week's release of Stone RuinTen Triple IPA and a series of #RuinationNation events during the month of July.  ...
07/02/2015 12:00 AM
Beer52.com – a UK Beer Club
We’ve had a few US based ‘Beer of the month’ club links here at The Brewclub, but here in Blighty they’ve been thin on the ground. I even investigated starting one myself, but couldn’t get funding, ah well. I received a leaflet the other day for Beer52.com a British ‘Beer of the Month’ club, that sends […]
07/01/2015 10:25 PM
Young Henrys exits WA brewery
The West Australian brewery currently known as Young Henrys Beer Farm is to become a completely separate entity.
07/01/2015 10:15 PM
Second Batch Lambic Session
Hard to believe that it was a year ago that John brewed his first batch of sour beer, (a lambic styled beer), but 365 days have passed and now he’s got a bucket full of dregs and it’s time to brew again! It was a pretty straightforward brew day; creating a wort using wheat dry […]
07/01/2015 08:24 PM
Beer Release – Falconer’s Flight 7C’s, Top Rung Brewing
Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. New beer coming from Top Rung Brewing. Here’s the official release info. Top Rung Brewing Releases “Falconer’s Flight 7C’s the Hop” Pale as part of Pale Series July 1, 2015 – On July 3rd we will release the third beer in our Pale series. “Falconer’s Flight 7C’s...
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07/01/2015 07:41 PM
Flying Bike Brewery finally takes flight – brews first batch
Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. It’s been a long ride, but Flying Bike Brewery (Washington’s first cooperative brewery) is currently in the process of brewing its very first batch of beer as I write this. The brewery on Greenwood Avenue North, practically next door to Naked City Brewery, is now up and...
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07/01/2015 07:36 PM
Small is the new IPA
Earlier today Brewers Association economist Bart Watson tweeted this: “Small breweries are small. Looking at CA 2014 data: Breweries < 100 bbls = 144. 100 < breweries < 1,000 = 209. Breweries > 1,000 = only 122.” If you break down the percentages that’s 30% under 100 barrels, 44% between 100 and 1,000, and 26% […]
07/01/2015 06:43 PM
Bright Brewery launches beer club
Victoria's Bright Brewery has launched Bright Mash, a beer club giving members with year-round access to its beers.
07/01/2015 05:30 PM
Beer jobs: Sales Reps, Vale Brewing — Vic, SA and Sydney
Vale Brewing has sales roles open in Sydney, South Australia and Victoria...
07/01/2015 05:21 PM
The votes are in, and you elected BEER!
Remember that archaic time when breweries in Georgia weren’t allowed to send you home with any beer? Oh, that was yesterday? Weird. Well, folks, it’s a new era. Thanks to the tireless work of the Georgia Craft Brewer’s Guild, our lobbyists, brewery owners, and the countless local beer lovers who helped us pass SB63, as […]
07/01/2015 05:16 PM
Brewery Becker : A Year Of Unique Beer
Some of the greatest treasures to be found in the world are tucked away in small towns. Amazing restaurants, unique wines, shops that provide goodies for both young and old, and of course unique breweries that curve the bar and remind you just how deep the world of beer can go. Brewery Becker is one of these gems, located in the heart of Brighton Mi. sits the historic building, once a hotel and now a bastion of inspired beer the likes of which you might…
07/01/2015 04:36 PM
07/01/2015 Llywelyn’s Pub Presenting a Brew You Never Knew
While it’s fun to be on the hunt to try and find that special or fun beer, it can be pretty tiring. Well, you can stop running all around town and visit Llywelyn’s Pub in Webster Groves and St. Charles to see something cool on tap. Llywelyn’s is continuing their program that they’ve been calling [...]
07/01/2015 04:32 PM
New Glarus Serendipity – Too sweet, or Fruitful PERFECTION?
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07/01/2015 03:35 PM
Sundown at The Grove is back for another summer season
Are you ready for another summer season of great craft beer? Then look no further than downtown Houston as Sundown at The Grove returns for another year. Now sponsored by Southwest Airlines, Sundown at The Grove is in its fourth...
07/01/2015 03:30 PM
Brew: Craft breweries are attracting babies, toddlers
Two-year-old Cal Novario sat at one of the long communal tables at the JAFB Wooster Brewery in Wooster, Ohio, enjoying a tall, frosty mug of chocolate milk, as his father munched on a sandwich…
07/01/2015 03:00 PM
Pairing Recipe: Celebrate the Fourth of July with some Oskar Blues Beer Can Chicken
Longmont, CO & Brevard, NC--Because the Fourth of July is on Saturday this year..which gives America three days to drink beer and handle meat...so here's Oskar Blues iconic Beer Can Chicken recipe for the weekend celebration. Happy grilling!
OSKAR BLUES BEER CAN CHICKEN
1 3-lb delish chicken
1 Oskar Blues CAN of bliss
Salt & pepper Rev. Rog's BBQ Rub
1 beer can holder to hold the can
Covered gas grill that heats to at least 400 degrees
Happy birthday, USA, from all of us at Oskar Blues Brewery!
Oskar Blues Brewery Soul Founder, Dale, getting his Beer Can Chicken on
About Oskar Blues Brewery
Founded as a funky little brewpub by Dale Katechis in 1997, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse in 2002, using a tabletop machine that sealed one can at a time. In 2008, the makers of the top-selling pale ale in ColoRADo, Dale's Pale Ale, added a brewery in Longmont, ColoRADo. The brewery has since experienced explosive growth-from packaging 59,000 barrels of beer in 2011 to 149,000 barrels in 2014. In December 2012, Oskar Blues opened the doors to an expansion brewery in Brevard, North Carolina. Oskar Blues has continued craft can innovation by introducing the CROWLER as a canned off-premise growler alternative. The innovative, original canned craft brewery now distributes trail-blazing craft brews to 44 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., as well as parts of Canada, Sweden, and the U.K. For more information and social media visit http://www.oskarblues.
07/01/2015 02:49 PM
A newcomer in DC's beer scene
One of the joys of being a craft beer fan is that extra thrill you get when traveling. It's fun seeing landmarks and eating good food, but there's just something special about seeing Hopslam in the...
07/01/2015 02:35 PM
Harpoon Brewing Introduces Nordic Saison
Press Release Boston, MA (July 1, 2015) – Harpoon is proud to introduce the 54th installment of the Harpoon 100 Barrel Series: Nordic Saison. Anders Kissmeyer of Kissmeyer Beer & Brewing, Will Meyers of Cambridge Brewing Company, and Jaime Schier of Harpoon Brewery created this effervescent golden Saison using local honey and cranberries, rosehips, yarrow, […]
07/01/2015 12:55 PM
What am I doing?
A couple of weeks ago.
07/01/2015 11:00 AM
Heavy Seas 2015 Phantom Ship
Heavy Seas has a knack for brewing some big, bold beers. Their Phantom Ship — a 10% ABV Belgian-style tripel — is right in line with what I’ve come to expect from this Maryland brewery. It’s potent, boozy and has the added benefit of having rested in bourbon barrels for a measure of time before […]
07/01/2015 10:40 AM
Left Hand Brewing establishes ESOP
Left Hand Brewing announced today it has established an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Under the Colorado brewery’s employee ownership plan, the brewery will contribute stock to the ESOP trust with each eligible employee receiving an annual allocation. “Our intent is to reward employees and foster an ownership mentality, encouraging team members to contribute to […]
07/01/2015 10:20 AM
May your Guardian Angel be at your side to pick ya up off the floor
07/01/2015 10:19 AM
10 Pop Culture Moments That Changed the Way We Drink
Why do we drink what we drink? Maybe we just love the aroma of a good bourbon. Or maybe it’s because we saw someone ...
07/01/2015 10:12 AM
Learning How To Sing Beer
DOH The stuff that buys me beer.
RAY The guy who sells me beer.
ME The guys who drinks the beer.
FAR A long way to get beer.
07/01/2015 09:53 AM
Left Hand Brewing Co. announces Employee Stock Ownership Plan
Left Hand Brewing Company is taking the future of their brewery into their own hands with the announcement of an employee stock ownership plan. Continue reading →
07/01/2015 09:20 AM
What if it was InBev?
When SABMiller announced they were buying Meantime last month, there was some negative reaction to the news. That was no surprise. But there was also a lot of positive commentary. The lack of true "nerdrage" was probably due to two fairly inconsequential factors. Firstly, Meantime were already perceived as a bit unfashionable among the cognoscenti. Secondly, SABMiller - mainly due to their solid
07/01/2015 09:00 AM
Brewery News: OR: Portland: Progress made at Coin Toss Brewing. Brewery scheduled to receive 10-barrel brewhouse next week.
OREGON CITY, Ore. – ... Following months of anticipation, Coin Toss Brewing Co. will take delivery of its brand new 10-barrel brewing system in Oregon City on Tuesday, July 7.
Nine vessels, including the brewhouse, fermenters and brite tank, are scheduled to arrive at 10 a.m. via flatbed tractor-trailer at the Coin Toss Brewery & Taproom location, 14214 Fir Street, Suite H.
Each vessel will be offloaded by forklift for placement inside the building. Offloading is expected to take approximately two hours.
“This will be a momentous day for us,” said Coin Toss founder Tim Hohl. “It’s a huge step toward making our vision of locally brewed craft beer in Oregon City a reality.”
For more information, visit www.cointossbrewing.com,
About Coin Toss Brewing Co.
Coin Toss Brewing Company was founded with a nod to the region’s rich history, its pioneering spirit, and for the legendary toss of the penny that gave Portland its name (sorry, Boston). The brewery and tasting room at 14214 Fir Street, Suite H in Oregon City are scheduled to open this summer.
Coin Toss beer can be found on tap at the following locations:
Trails End Saloon
The Growler Run
Arch Bridge Tap House
Oregon City Brewing Company
Muddy Rudder Public House
Horse Brass Pub
The Green Dragon
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall
Brannon’s Pub & Brewery