Archive for March, 2007

Here’s to Beer: Part II

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Anheuser-Busch has revamped the Here’s to Beer website. Jay Brooks offers a rather complete review. See what he has to say and check out the site. That’s what we’re doing here at (just found out it is illegal to serve beer to a moose in Fairbanks, Alaksa). Then we’ll have more comment. One thing […]

Beer launcher a hit online

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Pardon us if somebody has already e-mailed this story. We’ve seen it a dozen times. When John Cornwell graduated from Duke University last year, he landed a job as software engineer in Atlanta but soon found himself longing for his college lifestyle. So the engineering graduate built himself a reminder of life on campus: a […]

Hoppy Brew Year’s Eve

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

On April 7, 1933 (the year prohibition was repealed) beer was the first legal beverage to be allowed once again. Not until December 5 of that year could other alcohol also be purchased on the up and up. To mark the day craft brewers across America will raise a pint to celebrate April 7 and […]

Need an Irish pub? Try Zagat

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

Looking for just the right pub in which to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? The new “Irish Spring Body Wash Zagat Guide to America’s Top Irsh Pubs” will serve you well if you’re partying in any of a dozen American cities. Irish Spring will distribute the guide at special events in the days leading up to […]

Five beer urban legends

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

Maureen Ogle’s Ambitious Brew sparked ongoing discussion among beer drinkers in part because its history of American brewing begins in the 1840s, with the rise of industrial lager. That doesn’t mean the American brewing industry didn’t exist before then, beer historian Bob Skilnik points out in his new book, Beer & Food: An American History. […]

150 years of Steven Point beers

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

To celebrate 150 years of business the Stevens Point Brewery – long ago Chicago Daily News columnist Mike Royko declared Point Special the best beer in American – released five historic labels created from actual labels in the brewery’s archive. Represented are labels from the 1800s, 1920s, 1950s, 1960s and the 1980s, as well as […]

California dreamin’

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

A couple of stories from California: – With the the Pyramid Brewery and Alehouse marking its 10th anniversary in Berkeley, The Daily Californian visits and adds some perspective. The Berkeley Historical Society last year held an exhibit titled “Fermenting Berkeley” studying the city’s history with alcohol, with UC Berkeley students, local alcohol-makers and a strong […]