Archive for January, 2006

St. Pauli Girl 2006

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

We learned long ago that the best time to buy beer at our local Oktoberfest is when the St. Pauli Girl shows up to sign posters – because that’s where the line will be. So as a public service announcement we offer this: To mark the annual selection of a new St. Pauli Girl the […]

That’s a lot of HopDevil

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

Hard to believe that Victory Brewing in Downingtown, Pa., is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary. How fast things change is driven home by the fact that last week, Friday in fact, Victory’s 2006 production exceeded their total first year production of 2,550 barrels (a barrel contains 31 gallons). They should have plenty of beer […]

Weekly Therapy: Why skunky beer is skunky

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Cheers to the Wall Street Journal for a deciphering the code large brewers use in listing “freshness dates.” (Unfortunately, WSJ is a paid site, so we only linked to the front page). It begins: “A loaf of bread has it. So does a carton of milk. But if you’re looking for the expiration date on […]

How tall is the lime?

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Corona Extra, the best-selling imported beer in America, is buying big twin signs at Times Square. The signs, which are scheduled to go up on Monday, each measure about 92 feet high by 35 feet wide and show open bottles of Corona with limes wedged into the necks. [Via the New York Times, free registration […]

Barley Wines of the Times

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

“Wines of the Times” means barley wines this month, as a New York Times (free registration) panelists curl up by the fireside with 25 or so. The panel made Hog Heaven from Avery Brewing in Colorado its favorite, giving it 3-and-a-half stars. Flying Dog Horn Dog (Colorado), Anchor Old Foghorn (California) and J. W. Lees […]

Iron City in the headlines

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

Expect to hear a lot of Iron City beer in the days leading up to the Super Bowl. Already, lots of Iron City beer cans are available on eBay. You can find those commemorating the great Steelers teams of the 1970s or with pictures of various Steelers that made the Hall of Fame.

Blind Tasting Test

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

Oregon Craft Beer Week gets more packed with events every year. News comes from Portland that the Oregon Brewers Festival has added a fundraiser the evening before the festival officially starts. The inaugural OBFl Blind Tasting & Test, a benefit for the Oregon Blind Commission, will take place from 5-9 p.m. July 26 on the […]