Archive for June, 2006

Beer on the ‘cover’

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Creative Loafing in Atlanta has made beer its cover story. Lots to read, but you might want to start with The beer snob’s guide to (really good) beer. It’s easy to pick on any list of six, but where’s Saison Dupont?

Hey dad, how about a homebrew kit?

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

There’s much to be said for Arizona Daily Star’s story about homebrewing, pegged to the idea that a homebrew kit makes a good gift for Father’s Day. It does. But you’ll be happier if you don’t let the headline (taken from a quote in the story) set your expectations too high. It reads: “Homebrew: ‘You […]

Bud vs. Bud: Reports from Germany

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

Germany’s Spiegel Online uses the occasion of the Czech-U.S. World Cup soccer match to pit American Bud vs. Czech Budweiser. We’ll warn you now the beer matchup didn’t go any better than the one on the pitch – the headline reads: “Czechs on American Bud: It’s Missing the Taste of Beer.” Our story begins in […]

Hops and prostate cancer

Monday, June 12th, 2006

Bless those researchers at Oregon State University. The study they released last fall about how hops in beers may help prevent cancer has popped back into the news. News outlets around the world are carrying the story about xanthohumol, found in hops, inhibits a specific protein in the cells along the surface of the prostate […]

Everything you need to know about brewing (really)

Monday, June 12th, 2006

Since the Real Beer Page, as it was known back then, began hosting the work of John Palmer we’ve known the chord his straightforward explanation about how to brew beer strike with readers. His book, How to Brew, began as in Internet site we host. It evolved into a second edition that he self-published in […]

A-B aims at UK working class

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Aiming for the British working class, Anheuser-Busch Cos. is rolling out a new beer in the United Kingdom. Called Bud Silver, the beer will have a lower alcohol content and a stronger hops flavor than an American-style lager. The stronger flavor hops and richer color also make Bud Silver attractive […]

Beer Hunter picks beers for World Beer Cup

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

Michael Jackson visits the host cities for the World Cup, and picks an 11-beer team for your drinking pleasure. Taking a slight different perspective a few years ago, he made a different list of 10 German beers.