Archive for October, 2006

How to prevent a hangover

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

It’s pretty simple really: Don’t drink alcohol. OK, there has to be a Plan B because if you don’t drink beer then there is little point to Realbeer.com. Nicholas Plagman offers some basic advice: Drink water, take a B complex.

Straight from the brewers’ lips

Monday, October 16th, 2006

What’s it feel like to win Small Brewpub of the year at the Great American Beer Festival? The Flossmoor Station blog has a nice play-by-play of the awards ceremony.

Miller High Life gets gruffy

Monday, October 16th, 2006

Advertising Age reports that Miller is ready to “put the gruff back into High Life beer.” What that means is the brewing giant will abandon efforts to position Miller High Life as a more upscale, more feminine beer with hopes of reclaiming blue collar loyalty. Still-in-development spots shown to the brewer’s distributors at regional meetings […]

Looking for a few good beer drinkers

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

Yes, it’s time to polish that beer resume. The hunt is on for the 2007 Beerdrinker of the Year. Highlights from the press release: Wynkoop Brewing Company – Denver’s first brewpub and one of America’s most respected microbrewing establishments – is now conducting its search for the 2007 Beerdrinker of the Year. The annual contest […]

When not to drink chocolate beer

Saturday, October 14th, 2006

Milwaukeean Joe Kirschbaum does not buy chocolate beer. Further the Journal Sentinel reports: Or beer that smells like flowers. “If you are at a Packers game and you are drinking a glass of flowers, c’mon!” says Joe. “You just don’t do that.” This fun look at new-flavored beers was inspired by Miller’s announcement it is […]

A historian on beer: Part III

Saturday, October 14th, 2006

Here is the final installment of your conversation with Maureen Ogle, author of the Ambitious Brew. The first two: Part one ~ Part two 7. How did beer change for you in the course of researching and writing the book? The short answer is that when I started the book, my only experience with beer […]

Local? Yes; Craft? Hmmm

Friday, October 13th, 2006

That there were more than 4,000 operating breweries in the United States during the 1880s did not mean that drinkers had the variety to choose from they do today, but it does mean there was more local beer. Today Joe Sixpack looks at the revival of Reading Beer. Legacy Brewing, a micro in Reading, will […]