Archive for January, 2006

Weekly Therapy: Books and history

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

You might already know that the name of bock beer comes from the German town of Einbeck. But did you know this? “About the composition of Einbeck beer we learn that is was made two-thirds of barley malt and one-third of wheat malt, but lightly kilned, and was brewed only in winter. Of course, it […]

It’s the chips, dummy

Friday, January 20th, 2006

A Danish study published in a British Medical Journal reports that people who buy wine also buy healthier food and therefore have healthier diets than people who buy beer. Note that the issue is that bag of chips you have along with beer, not the beer itself. We must admit that there are tradeoffs when […]

Barley wine tops at CAMRA festival

Friday, January 20th, 2006

A Over T from Hogs Back Brewery, Surrey was named as the Supreme Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2006 by a panel of judges at CAMRA’s national winter celebration of beer. A Over T, which stand for Aromas Over Tongham, is a barley wine. Gales Festival Mild won the silver. “Congratulations to Hogs Back. A […]

A gathering of St. Louis breweries

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

Poor Richard’s Ale, made by about 100 breweries across the country to makr the 300th anniversary of Ben Franklin’s birth, let to a surprising gathering of breweries in St. Louis. The Post-Dispatch reports: A Schlafly beer served at the St. Louis tour center of Anheuser-Busch Cos., the nation’s largest brewer? Tom Schlafly, owner of the […]

Beer not included

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

Once again, Saint Arnold Brewing Co. in Houston is actioning off the rights to name a fermenter. Racing to keep up with rapid growth, Saint Arnold has installed its first 120 barrel fermenter and as it did in 2004 the brewery us auctioning the naming rights on eBay. This is actually the third time Saint […]

Weekly Therapy: Poor Richard’s Ale

Monday, January 16th, 2006

What would Ben Franklin have drunk? Perhaps something like Poor Richard’s Ale, the beer that officially goes on tap tomorrow to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Franklin’s birth (Jan. 17). OK, some of the 100 or so breweries across the country that brewed this special beer already have it on at others the beer isn’t […]

Draft Celebrator returns

Sunday, January 15th, 2006

Finding an old favorite on tap is as exciting as discovering a new beer, so it’s nice in winter to run across the draft version Ayinger Celebrator in a limited number of bars. The Munich-area brewery only ships kegs of the doppelbock to the United States in winter. A few bars, like Falling Rock Tap […]