Archive for December, 2005

That’s one big hop

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

The creators of the German Museum of Hops in Wolnzach claim they’ve created the largest hop cone in the world. It’s five meters high, built on a scale of 1 million to one and museum visitors can walk through it, sniffing hops if they press the right button. The museum opened in June.

Beer friendly prof under fire

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

A Harvard professor moonlighting for beer giant Anheuser-Busch finds himself under fire from substance abuse counselors for saying the benefits of moderate alcohol consumption outweigh the risks. And for how he appears to be benefiting from the stance. Meir Stampfer, a leading researcher on alcohol consumption, has traveled to Chicago and New York to tout […]

Winter beer recommendations

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

Laurie Daniel, who more usually writes about wine for The Mercury News, tells readers “the holidays are a great time to revisit beer. That’s because there’s a wonderful array of winter brews available now.” She tastes a range and offers tasting notes, some you may know well and others you may want to get to […]

Summit employees share in success

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

Summit Brewing workers get plenty of benefits and free beer every month. But the perk the employees are most excited about is the partial ownership that the beermaker made available to them this year. “I can see the efforts of my work,” said Tim Daly, an area sales manager, who has been at Summit six […]

Christmas cans

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

On Thursday, Oskar Blues Brewery will release two hand-canned seasonal beers in Colorado. Gordon and Leroy both carry hand-applied labels, in part because only 400 cases of each beer have been produced. Microcanners must purchase their cans in lots of about 250,000 cans. That large number of cans is a hurdle to releasing small batches […]

Congressional perk: Craft beer

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

More than 350 Washington, D.C., types turned up at the fourth annual Holiday Beer Tasting for Congressional staffers and members. The Brewers Association and National Beer Wholesalers Association put together the gig where 19 BA members poured beer ranging from seasonal specialties to flagship beers.

Expert questions health value of drinking

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

Since we’re pretty meticulous about reporting the possible benefits of moderate drinking, it seems only fair to let a professor of epidemiology at the University of Auckland, in New Zealand, take the other side. Dr. Rod Jackson and his colleagues make their case in an article in the Dec. 3 issue of The Lancet. Jackson […]