Archive for November, 2007

New Miller beer ‘As light as it gets’

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Miller Brewing might be pleased enough with the early success of a 64-calorie called MGDL-4 (or Miller Genuine Draft Light) it might extend the test throughout the Midwest and maybe even beyond. Brandweek reports that MGDL-64, which debuted in August in Madison, Wis., has fared particularly well with women who sampled the low-calorie beer against […]

Grab a beer, not water, after a workout

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

When you are really thirsty, like after a good workout, what refreshes you better, water or beer? If you think that is a rhetorical question, news that Spanish researchers say beer can help someone who is dehydrated retain liquid better than water shouldn’t be a surprise. Prof Manuel Garzon, of Granada University, also claimed the […]

Pumpkin beers: Funny, silly, and better than pie

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Hops shortages. Malt shortages. What’s next? Maybe pumpkin shortages. Lew Bryson, writing for, and Lauren Clark in the Kansas City Star have everything you wanted to know about pumpkin beers but were afraid to ask. Brewers literally can’t make enough. James Ottolini of Schlafly Beer gives Clark his theory why. “They’re fun. Halloween is […]