Archive for February, 2006

Got a good recipe that uses beer?

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

The name of the website may leave you a little disoriented: Eat Beer. Even when we consider a beer such as Celebrator Doppelbock liquid bread it is still liquid and we pour it in a glass instead of eating it with a fork. OK, silliness aside, the the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is holding […]

Beer in the mainstream press

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

– The Washington Post’s once-a-month beer feature focuses on Jerry Bailey of Old Dominion and Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Brewery. – Missed this last week, but a great lead in the Wall Street Journal (pay site) on a story examing Anheuser-Busch’s struggles to increase sales: “It’s good to be king — except when your […]

Beer passion on display

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Stephen Beaumont of World of Beer started with a compliment: First off, let me say for the record that I like both and and feel that they both fill important needs within the beer world, allowing aficionados casual and obsessive the chance to share and discuss their views about this beer or that. […]

Weekly Therapy: More on beer’s image

Monday, February 6th, 2006

Did you wake up this morning feeling better about beer? Any different at all? Should you feel different because the “Here’s to Beer” campaign officially kicked off during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl? It wasn’t one of the commercials generally talked about this morning as every publication from the Wall Street Journal to […]

TGIF Beer: Mirror Mirror

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

No, the folks at Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon, weren’t stuttering when they named their first barley wine Mirror Mirror. The press release calls it “a beer so nice we named it twice” but if it isn’t exactly double Deschutes’ Mirror Pond Ale it comes close enough. Barley clearly is the star in this beer, […]

Beer’s ‘new’ image: Part I

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

After month’s of discussion about improving beer’s image, brewing giant Anheuser-Busch will put its money where its mouth is. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the brewer will provide one of its coveted Super Bowl spots for an ad promoting the industry. “It wasn’t too difficult of a decision because everyone in our company realizes the […]

Gluten-free beers

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Good news for those who have celiac disease – two American brewers now offer gluten-free beer. – Passover Honey Beer is made by the Ramapo Valley Brewery of Hillburn, N.Y. It contains no barley nor any grain. It’s brewed with just honey, a “hint” of molasses, hops, kosher-certified yeast and water. That may sound more […]