Archive for September, 2006

GABF regulars

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Yesterday we asked which eight breweries have been present at every Great American Beer Festival since the first in 1982. They are: Anchor Brewing Co. August Schell Brewing Co. Boulder Beer Coors Brewing Co. F.X. Matt Brewing Co. Joseph Huber Brewing Co. Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. If you are going to […]

Name those GABF breweries

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

The Great American Beer Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary beginning tomorrow in Denver. Eight breweries have been present at all 25. Can you name them? (Answer tomorrow.)

Making the BJCP test look easy

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Many have equated taking the Beer Judge Certification Program exam to tackling the law boards. That might be a stretch, but it’s tough enough that a presidential candidate could gain a few more votes by suggesting a “No brewer left behind” program. But the BJCP test looks a lot easier when you look at what […]

New finger food: Deep-fried crickets

Monday, September 25th, 2006

This just in . . . Breeders of crickets say the insects have become “finger food for beer drinkers” in an age of increasing prosperity in Vietnam compared with the recent past when they might have been food for the hungry or for wartime soldiers surviving in the jungle.

Remembering John Young

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

The Independent in London has Michael Jackson write their obituary for John Young, long te venerable leader of London’s historic brewery. It should be read in its entirety but in case you need a nudge, here’s an excerpt. He has been described, inadequately, as an eccentric. People thus identified are usually bores. Young was never […]

No, the answer isn’t beer

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Today’s Denver Post previews next week’s Great American Beer Festival. The focus is in the fact that it is the GABF’s 25th anniversary, and the story concludes with a quote from founder Charlie Papazian: “It feels great. How many things can we say we’ve done 25 times and enjoyed it?” Here at Beer Therapy Central […]

In print: Newspapers do beer

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

What newspapers are writing about local breweries: “‘Wet”‘ hops come to Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on East End Brewing’s Big Hop Harvest ale. West Coast breweries aren’t the only one serving fresh hop ales. Getting ready for GABF. This story from the Idaho Statesman is being repeated hundreds of times across the nation this […]