Archive for March, 2006

Weekend link-o-rama

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

Eat: NPR cooks with beer. Drink: How to pour the perfect Guinness. St. Patrick’s Day has passed, but the stout remains. Drink wine: Wines with critters on labels sell like crazy. Eat more: Pub grub gets a lift. Gastropubs head across the Atlantic. Drink from the tap: Hot and cold running beer. Surely the most […]

Don’t forget the traditional Irish pubs

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Slate discovers the faux Irish pub revolution. A wonderful lead begins the story: “Ireland, as much of the world knows it, was invented in 1991.” It looks behind the business of exporting Irish pubs – and as much Irish-ness – as possible in fascinating detail. The story also details how St. Patrick’s Day has recently […]

An essential beer reference

Friday, March 17th, 2006

An e-mail similar to this arrives at least once a day here at “I recently visited [fill in the city and/or pub] and had [fill in the name of the beer]. Since I returned home to [fill in the location] I haven’t been able to find the beer. Can you help me? Signed, [Desperate/Thirsty/Impatient/Frustrated] […]

Turn any beer into low-alcohol beer

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Andrew Gordon begins this story in the Olympian with the proper disclaimer: “It might sound like blasphemy, but it’s time to talk about nonalcoholic beer. Now, now, hear me out.” He’s talking low alchol and flavor. All you need is an oven, a large pot (brewers already will have this), and an oven thermometer (unless […]

New: Dogfish Head, St. Arnold, Leinenkugel

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

More new beers or returning seasonals: Verdi Verdi Good from Dogfish Head in Delaware. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day – A Dortmunder greened with Spirulina. The website explains: The idea for the the Dogfish Head version actually was born of beers already being produced in Southeast Asia, namely Myanmar (formerly Burma) and Thailand. […]

A-B to import Tiger beer

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Anheuser-Busch will become the U.S. importer of Tiger Beer from Singapore, the two brewers jointly announced. The St. Louis Post-Disptach points out that although Tiger Beer isn’t well known in the United States, Anheuser-Busch may be eying the brand’s performance in the United Kingdom as an indicator of its potential. Sold there for more than […]

Beer keg theft growing problem

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Today’s Wall Street Journal (subscription required) has a front page story about the growing of beer keg theft. The nut: A global boom in the market price for commodities, including steel and aluminum, has sent scrap-metal prices soaring. And that has created a tempting target for criminals world-wide in everyday objects that contain metals – […]