Archive for February, 2007

Beer school: Hops and skunks

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

The Washington Post (free registration) explains why bad things – like aromas reeking of skunk – happen when light meets beer. It also explains how Miller gets by with using colorless glass: Chemical trickery, that’s how. Instead of using actual hops for bittering the beer, Miller uses a chemically modified form of hops’ alpha acids […]

Hudy Bock is back

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. – which has its beer brewed under contract at the Lion Brewery in Pennsylvania – is rolling out Hudepohl Bock Beer for the Cincinnati Bockfest. “We’re bringing it back as kind of a test to see how people like it,” said owner Greg Hardman. “Based on that reaction, that’ll determine what […]

Six vintages of Thomas Hardy’s

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Six vintages of the classic Thomas Hardy’s Ale. Five courtesy of Real Beer co-founder Mark Silva and one from advertising sales director Banjo Bandolas. On occasion those of us at Real Beer feel compelled to join you in the beer fun. In this case hosted by Pat Hagerman, who launched Real Beer with Silva back […]

Hops for your bath & body

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Sara Hale, former brewer of The Saint Louis Brewery in St. Louis, has taken the art of beermaking in another direction. Using some of the same skills of recipe formulation and sensory evaluation, Hale has begun creating a hophead’s delight for the bath and body. Her company, It’s All About You, offers a Beer Lover’s […]

Green Oscars parties feature New Belgium beer

Monday, February 26th, 2007

There’s green beer and there’s green beer. While regulars at Coleman’s Irish Pub in Syracuse, N.Y., celebrated the arrival of green beer for St. Patrick’s Day, a different sort of green beer was in the spotlight during the Oscars. With “An Inconvenient Truth,” the documentary featuring Al Gore on global warming, winning best documentary feature […]

Virginia woman Beerdrinker of the Year

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Diane Catanzaro, a Norfolk, Virginia homebrewer, beer judge and college professor, has been crowned the 2007 Beerdrinker of the Year. Catanzaro, 48, won the title in the Beerdrinker of the Year finals on Saturday at Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver. A professor of industrial/organizational psychology at Christopher Newport University (in Newport News, VA), Catanzaro is […]

Weekend beer reading: Quick links

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

A bishop in the brewery Reverend Clive Gregory, 45, an active member of the Campaign for Real Ale, proclaimed his pint of Banks’s Original “heavenly” as he took a brief tour of Banks’s brewery. White bread in a glass White beers get along with oysters because they are devoid of a hoppy bite that would […]