Archive for May, 2006

Lambics gone wild

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

Today a New York Times (free registration) tasting panel tackles lambic beers from Belgium. Eric Asimov writes: If you have explored beer and decided it’s not for you, well, I toast your open mind. But if you have exiled beers to parts unknown, I have a radical proposal: Take the time to seek out and […]

A-B goes it alone

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

The Associated Press examines why no other breweries are supporting Anheuser-Busch’s “Here’s to Beer” campaign. Anheuser-Busch initially touted its “Here’s to Beer” campaign as a way for beer companies to set aside their differences and fight the common enemy of wine and spirits. The St. Louis brewer even sent a vice president around the country […]

CAMRA picks best cider, perry

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) today announced the winners of its search for the best real cider and perry in the UK. The winners are: Cider: Hecks Kingston Black – Somerset Perry: Seidr Dai – Cardiff Gillian Williams, CAMRA’s Director of Cider and Perry campaigning said: “Commercial ciders are enjoying something of a boon […]

And the light beer winner is . . .

Monday, May 1st, 2006

In the name of public service, Channel 3 in Philadelphia compares light beers, enlisting beer columnist Don Russell to conduct a blind tasting with his neighbors. Could they offer a solid consensus? Our taste testers were pretty much evenly split, preferring the Miller, Heineken and Amstel Lite beers. Only America’s number one selling beer, Bud […]