Archive for March, 2006

R & R

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

Speaking of “beer therapy” – it’s time for a little of our own. Daily blog posts will return April 5.

Weekend link-o-rama

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

Oops, wrong glass – not the best idea when you are promoting your beer sophistication. Grain Belt brew bouse receives National Preservation Award – wonderful pictures. Results from Great American “Premium” Beer Challenge Decanting Rober Parker – (ree registration required) a balanced profile of wine’s lightning rod. Let Us Praise the ‘Wine Snob’ – hear […]

Spring offerings, starting with an apple lambic

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

New beers and seasonal returnees of note: – Anchor Brewing in San Francisco brewed Anchor Bock for the first time in 2005. It’s back as a seasonal beer, officially available through May. Anchor makes the beer, like its famous Steam, as a hybrid – fermenting it with ale yeast, then lagering it at a very […]

Rating the premium beers

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Results are in from the Great American “Premium” Beer Challenge. OK, you may not have know there was such and event – it isn’t all that large and maybe not particularly scientific. Still fun. The highest rated beer was Coors Original, the best bang for the buck was Old German Premium Lager.

Rolling Rock on the block?

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

A Pittsburgh newspaper reports that InBev may be looking to sell Rolling Rock (and Latrobe Brewing, which it is made). Harry Schumacher, publisher of Beer Business Daily, suggests that St. Louis-based brewing giant Anheuser-Busch Co. could be interested in the Rolling Rock brand, while Boston-based Boston Beer Co. Inc., brewer of Samuel Adams beers, could […]

Brewing scholarships

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

Still time to apply for the two Glen Hay Falconer Foundation Brewing Scholarships available for the 2006 World Brewing Academy Concise Course in Brewing Technology, held at the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago. The Concise Course in Brewing Technology is a two-week intensive program that covers every topic critical to successful brewery operations. The […]

Weekly Therapy: Five beer myths

Monday, March 20th, 2006

Every once in a while it is good to revisit these beer myths and set the facts straight. – The best beer is sold in green or clear bottles rather than “plain brown” ones. In the years following World War II, in part because there was a shortage of brown glass, European brewers shipped beers […]