Archive for October, 2006

A historian on beer: Part II

Friday, October 13th, 2006

We recently asked Maureen Ogle, author of the Ambitious Brew, a series of questions. This is the second in a series of three posts with her answers. (Part one.) 4. How is this book similar/different than the previous two? What’s next? Ambitious Brew was much more ambitious (no pun intended) than my two previous books. […]

A beer-powered brewery

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

How Sierra Nevada does it: FuelCell Energy has upgraded its 1 megawatt Direct Fuel Cell (DFC) power plant at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. to use fuel created from a waste byproduct of the brewing process. The brewery’s fuel cell power plant had been running on natural gas. Now, in an effort to increase efficiency and […]

A historian on beer: Part I

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

We recently asked Maureen Ogle, author of the Ambitious Brew, a series of questions. The e-mail conversation turned out to be long enough that we’ll post her answers to seven questions in three parts. First, a bit about the book. It is ambitious itself, seeking to tell the history of American beer in a different […]

Miller discovers chocolate

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

It seems every news outlet in the Midwest has the story about Miller Brewing joining the chocolate beer crowd – like chocolate beers are something new. Frederick Miller Classic Chocolate Lager, which includes chocolate and dark chocolate malts in the recipe, will be sold in Wisconsin, Chicago, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Indianapolis and Valparaiso/northwest Indiana. The suggested […]

The horse likes her beer bitter

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

A horse has become a regular at a pub in the north of England. Given that she has a job pulling a cart you figure there a DUI joke in there somewhere.

Carolina brewers win first GABF Pro-Am

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

Jamie Bartholomaus of Foothills Brewing in Winston-Salem, N.C., and long-time homebrewer Tom Nolan teamed up to win the 2006 Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Competition. Bartholomaus scaled up Nolan’s 11-gallon homebrew recipe for a Baltic Porter. Scott Yarosh of Papago Brewing (as well as Sonoran Brewing) and homebrewer Barry Tingleff captured the silver medal with […]

Beer alert

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

A few new beers to look for before the holiday favorites return: – Saint Arnold Brewing in Texas has released the third beer in its Saint Arnold Divine Reserve series, shipping approximately 600 cases of Saint Arnold Divine Reserve No. 3. It’s an Imperial or Double IPA (India Pale Ale). “Some call it the radical […]