Archive for the 'Beers' Category

Homebrewers honor Pliny the Elder, Stone

Monday, June 17th, 2013

American Homebrewers Association members have voted Russian River Brewing Company’s Pliny the Elder the “Best Commercial Beer in America” for the fifth year running. The poll is conducted annually by Zymurgy magazine. This is the 11th year that AHA members voted for up to 20 of their favorite beers in an online poll. Members were […]

New beer Friday

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Dominion Brewing in Delaware and Dawson’s Liquors in Maryland have collaborated on a beer they call Monk Czech, a Czech Pilsner inspired Belgian-style Ale. A press release states there’s a legend that a beer like this was first brewed in 1840 using black market malt smuggled out of Plzeň by monks. This brewer/retailer collaboration utilizes […]

New beer Friday

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Shmalz Brewing has introduced the Hops In HE’BREW Hoppy Variety Pack, made up of Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale, Hop Manna IPA, Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. and HE’BREW’s first seasonal lager — David’s Slingshot Hoppy Summer Lager. “It’s fascinating how craft beer is surging while big beer companies are trying to catch up by marketing look-alike ‘craft’ […]

Short hops, Alaskan Brewing drops Alaskan Pale

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Alaskan Brewing announced that it will no longer offer its Alaskan Pale as a year-round release. The brewery decided to cut production because it cannot get the hops that make the golden ale unique. “The U.S. Tettnanger hops availability, consistency and quality had started to become an ongoing issue for the past several years,” David […]

New beer Friday

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Imperial Smoked Porter is the second in Deschutes Brewery’s Class of ’88 collaboration series, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of craft breweries around the country that were founded in 1988. Deschutes and Great Lakes Brewing developed the recipe together, then made versions at their respective breweries. Their year-round porters, Deschutes Black Butte and Great Lakes […]

Deschutes, Sierra Nevada win two International Awards each

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Deschutes Brewery and Sierra Nevada both won two overall champions awards at the International Brewing Awards 2013. The overall winners were honored in London’s Guildhall, the best of medalists previously announced immediately after the judging in February. The bi-annual competition attracted more than 1,000 entries from 45 countries. Forty judges, all professional brewers, assessed the […]

Samuel Adams, Deschutes shine in UK judging

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Samuel Adams beers captured nine medals at the International Brewing Awards 2013 in England. The bi-annual competition attracted more than 1,000 entries from 45 countries. Forty judges, all professional brewers, assessed the beers over the course of three days. The medals winners in each category were announced at the National Brewery Center in Burton upon […]