Archive for August, 2008

Three New Beer Glasses

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

The Spigelau Crystal Glass Company, first mentioned in 1521 and now a subsidiary of Riedel, has introduced tree new crystal glasses designed specifically for beer. The brochure describes them like this. Throughout the world, there is a fast growing range of different beers just waiting to be discovered. In order to get most out of […]

Hop Harvest Worth Seeing

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

The air was heavy with the smells of harvest as I drove north through the Willamette Valley towards Independence Oregon. The hop crop estimate for 2008 was released on August 12th and the USDA estimates a whopping 27% increase for 2008. I wanted to take a gander for myself and the Alluvial Farm, headquarters of […]

Wildfire Brewery Name Doused

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Bend, Oregon’s newest brewery is Wildfire Brewing, or at least it was, because Chicago-based restaurant chain Wildfire Steaks, Chops & Seafood recently sent a cease and desist letter to the fledgling brewery giving them six-months to change the name. And while the restaurant chain operates in only Illinois, Minnesota, Virginia and Georgia — and doesn’t […]

Autumnal Ale from Redhook Debuts

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Looking ahead to cooler weather and falling leaves, Redhook Ale Brewery will soon release its Late Harvest Autumn Ale, set to be on store shelves across the country August through October. With new packaging this year that continues to feature classic fall iconography including an owl and a full moon, Late Harvest will be available […]

Sidewalk Made Safe For Kegs

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

The city of Ames, Iowa, a small town in the center of the state, is also home to Iowa State University. Next to Fire Station No. 2 on Chamberlain Street in the Campustown area of town, the pavement concrete is chipped, cracked and breaking apart. That’s because it’s the traditional delivery and drop-off spot for […]

Wynkoop Names New Head Brewer

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Andy Brown, a highly respected and experienced Colorado brewer, has been named the new head brewer for Wynkoop Brewing Company. Brown served as the head brewer for Left Hand Brewing from 2003 to 2007, and was recently a brewer for Oskar Blues Brewery before joining Wynkoop. “Wynkoop is one of the pioneers in Colorado’s craft […]

Deschutes offers Gluten Free Golden

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Deschutes Brewery is the latest to offer consumers a gluten free beer, its Gluten Free Golden Ale. A company press release explains that by using sorghum, brown rice and roasted chestnuts instead of malted barley or wheat the Deschutes brewers are able to create a flavor that is similar to the crystal malt used in […]