Archive for May, 2013

New beer Friday

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Dominion Brewing in Delaware and Dawson’s Liquors in Maryland have collaborated on a beer they call Monk Czech, a Czech Pilsner inspired Belgian-style Ale. A press release states there’s a legend that a beer like this was first brewed in 1840 using black market malt smuggled out of Plzeň by monks. This brewer/retailer collaboration utilizes […]

3,400 homebrewers headed to Philadelphia

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

More than 3,400 homebrewers will descend on Philadelphia next month for the 35th Annual National Homebrewers Conference June 27-29. “The AHA National Homebrewers Conference is an amazing opportunity for beer lovers and homebrewers to come together to enrich their brewing skills, learn more about the craft and socialize with others who share their passion for […]

‘Baseball bat beer’ benefits troops

Friday, May 24th, 2013

If we call a beer made by adding hops to the conditioning tank “dry hopped” does that mean we should call a beer made instead by adding maple baseball bats “dry batted”? However you describe Homefront IPA, all proceeds from the beer will be donated to Operation Homefront, a national group that provides emergency financial […]

New beer Friday

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Shmalz Brewing has introduced the Hops In HE’BREW Hoppy Variety Pack, made up of Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale, Hop Manna IPA, Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. and HE’BREW’s first seasonal lager — David’s Slingshot Hoppy Summer Lager. “It’s fascinating how craft beer is surging while big beer companies are trying to catch up by marketing look-alike ‘craft’ […]

German brewers point to dangers of fracking

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

German brewers say that fracking endangers the purity of their country’s beer. They have urged Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government to block the tapping of shale gas by means of hydraulic fracturing (known as fracking). The Association of German Breweries said current proposals related to fracking are inadequate to protect drinking water. “We are concerned that […]

Ohio’s Fat Head’s bound for Beervana

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Ohio’s Fat Head’s Brewery, which makes one of America’s most celebrated India Pale Ales, plans to open a brewpub in Portland, Ore., one of America’s most celebrated beer cities. Co-owner and brewer Matt Cole said Fat Head’s, which already has both a production brewery and a restaurants, signed a deal for a 13,000-square-foot space in […]

Short hops, Alaskan Brewing drops Alaskan Pale

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Alaskan Brewing announced that it will no longer offer its Alaskan Pale as a year-round release. The brewery decided to cut production because it cannot get the hops that make the golden ale unique. “The U.S. Tettnanger hops availability, consistency and quality had started to become an ongoing issue for the past several years,” David […]