Archive for May, 2006

Nine good reasons to drink beer

Monday, May 15th, 2006

The Publican reports that many health benefits of moderate beer drinking are unique to beer. At a conference in Brussels, a researcher said: “The media and public tend to focus on wine. However, the emerging evidence is the real benefits are related to the alcohol itself and so the positive story also relates to other […]

Beer Hunter’s book wins Beard award

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

Congratualtions to Michael Jackson (aka The Beer Hunter) for winning the prestigious James Beard book award for Whiskey : The Definitive World Guide. It won in the wine and spirits category, besting the much talked about Emperor of Wine. Whiskey will remind you a little of Jackson’s Beer Companion, which we always thought should have […]

Forget calcium; try beer

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

Beer is good for your bones. Read it out loud. Now, didn’t that make you smile?

A-B’s hometown winners

Monday, May 8th, 2006

Following up on the Anheuser-Busch initiative that let drinkers in Ohio and New England choose a beer that A-B would brew for regional distribution. The winning “hometown beers”: In Ohio, Burnin’ Helles – “This rich and malty Bock-style lager will tempt you as it showcases the finest domestic malts and the best hand-picked Bavarian Hallertau […]

Schell Dark enjoys revival

Monday, May 8th, 2006

Schell Dark is udergoing a bit of a revival in Minnesota’s Twin Cities. Call it a retro Pabst-related dark beer thing. Launched in the 1970s, Schell’s Dark is what co-owner Marti describes as a drinkable dark beer. It’s sweet, smooth and creamy and lacks the bitterness that some dark beers have. It’s done well with […]

Wisconsin’s Capital needs more room

Friday, May 5th, 2006

With sales of Capital’s Island Wheat soaring, Capital Brewery in Wisconsin needs to expand. For now that means adding on to its current facility in Middleton. Long term? “It’s somewhere down the road,” brewery president Carl Nolen said. “It could be a year from now or three years from now. The way craft brewing is […]

Chipotle Ale for Cinco de Mayo

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

And who doesn’t think of beer when it comes to Cinco de Mayo? It seems every brewery in the world large enough to have an advertising budget has suggested we drink its beer Saturday. The San Francisco Chronicle has another suggestion: Rogue Chipotle Ale. As the story notes “Rogue Chipotle Ale certainly does (go with […]