Archive for November, 2005

Beer, and pubs, for dogs

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

No, no drinking was conducted before posting of this dispatch. Yes, Dog Star Brewing Co. – in Napa Valley, it figures – makes beer for dogs. Yes, all Rogue Nation Embassies – also known as pubs – offer gourmet treats for dogs. First, the doggie beer. The Napa Valley Register has all the details about […]

Beer School

Monday, November 21st, 2005

BusinessWeek Online interviews Steve Hindy about Beer School, a new book he wrote together with Tom Potter. Hindy and Potter quit their day jobs to launch Brooklyn Brewery in the industrial neighborhood of Williamsburg. Today, the brewery is an international brand pulling in $11 million in annual sales. A sample question and answer: In your […]

North Carolina choices booming

Monday, November 21st, 2005

Since North Carolina lifted the amount of alcohol allowed in beer, from 6% to 15% in August, the makers of more than 250 beers have applied for and gotten permission to sell brews in that higher alcohol range, according to data from the N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.

Madonna, beer expert

Friday, November 18th, 2005

Pop diva Madonna reiterates her affection for Timothy Taylor’s Landlord. Keighly News reports: In a bout of friendly banter on his ITV1 show on Saturday, Maddona snapped back when Parky claimed that London-based Fullers was a “much superior pint”. Quick as a shot, Madonna said: “I disagree. I think Timothy Taylor is the champagne of […]

Malt liquor on the wine menu

Friday, November 18th, 2005

Each Friday the Wall Street Journal helps its readers prepare for the weekend with a bit of advice about liquid refreshments. Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher are among the nation’s finest wine writers, and this week they look into Sauternes class of 2001, which is just being released. Sauternes, from the Bordeaux region of France, […]

The bitter battle between Miller and A-B

Friday, November 18th, 2005

We can’t really call the latest round of commercials from Miller Brewing, the “Great Taste Trial,” much ado about nothing because there’s all kind of advertising money involved, they’ll be seen by millions and they’ve generated plenty of additional publicity. However, as our old editor liked to ask: Is there a story here? Basically Miller […]

Beer pong at Darmouth

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

The Dartmouth student newspaper offers “a three-part series looking at the evolution of beer pong as a social and cultural phenomenon at Dartmouth.” From the first part: But the pong players of today, whether or not they realize it, are partaking in a pastime that has come a long way from the original game. Pong […]