Hey there beer lovers!
If you love Guinness...we're pretty positive that you're going to love the latest thing on the market, Guinness Chips. Guinness teamed up with Burts Potato Chips to create the ultimate chip for beer lovers.
We had the chance to taste them ourselves, and let's just say that we're going to be stocking up on these ourselves. They have a rich, smoky taste with a slight hint of Guinness.Read more >
It's on my bucket list to try as many different beers and visit as many different breweries around the world as possible. It's a lot of work, but hey, nobody said it was gonna be easy...
I still have a long way to go, and it probably doesn't help that I'm always adding new items to my "to-drink" list! What should I add to my world beer list?Read more >
You couldn’t be blamed for seeing social media as a wall for the dreary graffiti of the mundane. It has though, the capability to be so much more than that. When approached appropriately and embraced in friendly informal arms, it can be a powerful means of cheap or even free advertising and product awareness.
Let me hit you with some numbers.
There are 200 million Google searches per day.
The more social media you use, the higher up these searches you appear.
Companies with little or no social media presence saw an average annual decline in sales of -6%
Companies with a large social media presence saw an average annual growth in sales of 18%
Today’s society is, like it or not, inextricably linked with computers and the internet. Our children are…Read more >
We wanted to let you all know about a cool Wikia project called the Community Choice Awards! We're basically picking some of the best lifestyle milestones of 2012 and asking the communities to vote for what they think should win!
We're reaching out because the Beer Wiki has been nominated for Best Drink Trend along with Cocktails on draft, Vinegar cocktails, beer-wine hybrids, Keg wine, Pinot Noir Rose, and Moscato! If you think your drink trend should win, spread the word and come vote!
Feel free to add to the lists hereif you think anything is missing and I hope you enjoy participating in the Community Choice Awards!Read more >
Wikia is rolling out a fun new initiative for the holiday season called “Time to Play” where we ask our wikis what page they’re most proud of. We want to know which page you would want to have represent .
There will be an official blog going out on Nov. 1 but we wanted to reach out to you early and see if you were interested in participating now.
If you wanted to participate, a “Time to Play” badge would go up on the right rail of the mainpage that links users to the page that you choose, while the footer will live on that same page that links to hub pages eg. http://www.wikia.com/Entertainment for Time to Play goodies. You can see how the badge looks by clicking here and how the footer will appear by clicking here.
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The founding fathers of America were planning to land The Mayflower and settle further south in warmer climates, but instead chose Plymouth Rock because they had run out of beer. —- I wonder who owned the liquor store.
George Washington owned his own brewery. —- Is that The First Lady? No, its the thirst, lady.
At any given time, an estimated 0.7% of the whole world is drunk. —- I’ll drink to that! HIC!
The American National Anthem, ‘The Star Spangled Banner’, was originally an old English drinking song from a famous London men’s club. It was previously called ‘To Anacreon In Heaven’ and the original words were a dedication to the ancient Greek bard that wrote songs and poetry celebrating booze, women and song. —- I’ll drink to that. HIC!
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ABC Channel 5 reports that Great Lakes Brewing Company and local Cleveland ice cream maker Mitchell's are combining both products to make Christmas Ale ice cream. The ice cream is made from the leftover Christmas Ale that didn't get bottled. The ice cream will also feature local honey, ginger snaps and cinnamon. Unfortunately, it will only be available at the five Mitchell's locations in Northeast Ohio and at Great Lakes Brewery.
This is the second time Mitchell’s and GLBC have come together to make a frozen treat. Edmund Fitzgerald Porter Chocolate Chunk is already at GLBC’s pub.
For more on the story, check out ABC Channel 5's full story here. Would you try this frozen treat? Let us know in the comments!Read more >
Good reports that a new service, Untappd, has just been launched that will serve as a social network for beer lovers. You can be friends with others and check in to breweries like on similar social networks such as Foursquare. Once you check in to a brewery, you select which beer you are drinking, and can then go and rate it for your friends and others to read.
The app also allows users to read other reviews of beers, see what beers are popular where you are, and make lists of which beers you liked or want to try, so you can easily remember. The full article can be found right here.
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It's that time of the year again, when we've had our fair share of special Oktoberfest festbiers and we begin looking for the next seasonal wave of specialty brews. It seems like only yesterday that I was drinking Summer ales, but I'm already starting to see the pumpkin beers at the corner store.
Oh, pumpkin beers. The concept has certainly been played out at this point, but their existence is necessary to remind us that we should always be pushing the limits of beer flavor. We also need to remember that our beer drinking habits should change with the seasons and never become redundant. Alas, pumpkin beers are already a bit redundant, and if you really enjoy them, it's difficult to separate the "meh" from the "mmm". To help you out, I've ta…Read more >
My last blog post on the Beer Wiki, A Bottle Revolution, talked about the increase of bottled beers over beers on tap. However, I have been meaning to address a more common debate. Going to the bar and choosing bottle, can, or draft is one thing, but what about purchasing beers for the homestead? Do you prefer bottles or cans?
Enthusiastic craft beer drinkers will have noticed a lot of cans popping up in the past year from the microbreweries, and unlike Budweiser, the graphics are beautiful and the beer doesn't taste like pee. Let's take a look at some of the reasons why breweries are shifting towards canned production:
- Beer often tastes better in a can than in a bottle, especially considering that bottled beer can easily go bad when light p…
Are you from Germany or coming to that country for its famous Oktoberfest beer festival in the coming month? To fully appreciate German beer, you not only need to learn about its types, but also which special glass to use to properly drink each of them.
For example, full bodied lagers taste best in thick mugs - the handle is there to keep your hands off the mug so that the beer doesn't get warm before you finish it. Pilsner beers are traditionally enjoyed in cone-shaped glasses, while Weizen wheat beers in tall, hourglass shaped ones.
Real Bavarians also put a slice of lemon on top of their Weißbier. Dropping a kernel of rice into your beer is also a clever way of getting the bubbles going again after they fizzle out. Also remember not to dr…Read more >
From now until the beginning of 2012, expect to be inundated with a variety of new cookbooks--in other words, it's Cookbook Season!
While regional American cookbooks are stepping away from Southern cuisine and focusing more heavily on the Midwest, West Coast, and Texas for their inspiration, beer books are the leading topic of all booze books, putting wine and cocktails in the backseat.
Excited for more beer books? Comment below and tell us what you think! And even cooler--there are now two books devoted entirely to sausages, and what goes better with beer than sausages? Oh wait...more beer.
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Unless you've been living under a rock (or in a dry country), you've seen the popularity of craft beers spike in recent years. We are witnessing a craft beer revolution, as drinkers are shelling out the extra cash for unique and innovative beers instead of mass-produced watered-down suds. This widespread return to local, real ales has many possible side-effects, but one that is hotly debated is the matter of drinking vessel. But before we go any further...
I had to ask first, so you're answer would not be swayed by the following information. You may not have known, but the craft beer revolution has also sparked a trend towards bottled beers. Initially, it seems quite obvious, as microbreweries can only produce limited quantities, so most of…
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Smoking socially while enjoying some beer is a scene that plays out in bars constantly. It should come as no surprise that eventually a craft brewery would get the idea of combining the two activities. The Cigar City Brewing combine has decide to create a beer combining some of these flavors in elements. In fact they have been successfully brewing with Spanish cedar which is the wood that is used in making Cuban cigars. This brewery also uses many unique other ingredients including - Cuban espresso coffee, cocoa, and jalapenos.
The company seems to be having great success as they have launched seven breweries through the state of Florida.
- Hispanically Speaking News
- Cigar City Brewing
In Patagonia, scientists have discovered what they believe is a missing link to lagers. Scientists recently discovered this rare form of yeast growing on the trees in the forests of Argentina. The yeast, known as Saccharomyces eubayanus, lives on the tree trunks.
This scientific discovery was the result of 5 years of work and research. So how exactly does this relate to beer. According to the scientists, they believe that the yeast eventually made it's way to Europe where it hybridized with the yeast used to make ales. Scientists had long known that lagers were comprised of a breed of wild yeasts.
There are plenty of more specific details about this whole process if you are interested, please view the source.
- LA Times
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If you're into DIY and beer, you're going to love this top ten list from MAKEzine. All of the coolest beer or beer bottle/can/top creations have been collected into an extremely cool top ten list. One of the items is "real beer goggles", glasses with beer-filled lenses. How can you not feel a bit tempted to make these yourself? Check the list out here!
@Google Talks brings authors, innovators, musicians, and various speakers to the Google campus to enlighten a small crowd and millions of viewers on YouTube on their passion, not unlike the critically acclaimed TED talks.
The video below is a Google Talk from Shane Welch, the founder and brewmaster of Sixpoint Craft Ales (Brooklyn, NY). Originally from Milwaukee, Shane became obsessed with brewing his own beer in college and chose to abandon academia for a chance to apprentice at a brewery. He later moved to Brooklyn to found his own brewery, and the rest is history, as Sixpoint Craft Ales are now a staple for beer drinkers in New York City. The video is long at 1 hour and 20 minutes, but if you're a burgeoning home brewer, connoisseur, or …Read more >
As seen in a previous blog post here, beer labels are extremely important to the feeling and the look of the beer. While the label isn't everything, it is extremely important in helping distinguish one beer from the other. Hence, it comes as no surprise that companies are constantly changing their labels and trying to improve them. They want their labels to stand out on the shelf so that you select their beer over any other beer. Check out this new gallery of beer labels.
Which label is your favorite? I really like the label for the Boogoop Buckwheat Wine by Three Floyds and Mikkeler, but I'm very intrigued by what the Chili Beer tastes like by Calpooia Brewing Company.
- Beer News
In 2010, craft brew pioneer Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. produced 779,065 barrels of beer at their Chico, California headquarters. In two-and-a-half to three years time, that facility will no longer be able to support increasing demand, according to brewery co-founder and president Ken Grossman. Sales have been up 7%-8%, thanks to certain new beers such as the Torpedo Extra IPA, which has been growing at a %40 rate (I tried one for the first time last weekend and enjoyed it immensely). Because things are going so swell, they need to make more beer, but they will not be expanding the current brewery.
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Instead, Sierra Nevada is shopping around the East Coast for an appropriate place to open a new brewery, which is a bit ironic considering the Si…
New Zealander Ian Williams was the youngest man to ever earn the title of Master Brewer from the Institute of Brewing in London. He was making a name for himself as a brewing consultant and beer taster, but when his uncle challenged him to create the world's first home brewery appliance, Williams teamed up with food technology engineer Anders Warn to make it a reality. After five years of research and development, the WilliamsWarn Personal Brewery is finally available to the public, and this stainless steel beauty brews your beer in only 7 days. Now you just need to come up with $5,660.
Yes, it's one of the most expensive kitchen appliances out there, but come on, it's without question the best kitchen appliance that money can buy. If you're…
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A glorious day is fast approaching for dark beer enthusiasts. Victory Brewing Company, in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, will release cases of their most coveted beer on November 23rd. Last year, the brewery decided to do a little experiment, taking their signature Storm King Stout and aging it in bourbon oak barrels from the Jim Beam and Heaven Hills distilleries. The result was a beer so shadowy and mysterious that it was called Dark Intrigue, and the brewery sold every case in 43 minutes.
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This time around, with the hopes that Dark Intrigue has already become a cult beer, Victory has been aging enough Storm King Stout in the bourbon barrels to bottle 3,000 cases of Dark Intrigue. If you live in the area and love a good stout, you must try th…
Good news, for those who love or make craft beer. The Brewer's Association has reported that in the first half of 2011, dollar sales for craft beers were up 15%. The volume of craft beers is up 14%, which is a success compared to 2010's 9%.
Beyond good news for beer lovers, this is good news for the economy in general. The jobs that make up the craft beer industry are up to 100,000 jobs-- a rise in this industry is good news all around.
Paul Gaza, director of the Brewer's Association, says, "There is a growing interest in establishing new breweries. It seems like every day we are hearing about a brewery in planning. Will they all make it? No, but many will if they produce high-quality, interesting craft beers and can get them to market throu…
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Radishes aren't the first thing one normally thinks about when they decide they want to drink a delicious, frothy beer. However, Weeping Radish is now officially North Carolina's oldest brewery. The brewery was started 25 years ago by Uli Bennewitz. They brew all their beers according to Reinheitsgebot Purity Law of 1516, which was issued by Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria. This law stated that beer could only be brewed using malt, hops, and water. Later, the law allowed for yeast to be added.
This brewery believes heavily in keeping a farm to fresh ethos. This year they decided to incorporate hops grown from Asheville, North Carolina in their Indian Pale Ale.
Where can you go to purchase beer from Weeping Radish? On their Web Store. Cases go for…
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Most of us probably associate beer with our favorite pubs, bar snacks, and perhaps dancing or bar games. We probably don't associate beer with baked goods. But recently, bakers have started using beer to create intensely flavorful baked cookies and cupcakes.
Cougar Mountain Baking Co., in Seattle, Washington, has started using craft beer from local brewery Pike Brewing Co., to create what they call "Double Chocolate XXXXX Stout Cookies", a seasonal flavored cookie available only in October, and originally inspired by a request for an Oktoberfest cookie.
Tee & Cakes Bakery, in Boulder, Colorado, has also caught onto the beer and baked goods trend. Kim Boos, pastry chef and owner, has started using beer in two varieties of her cupcakes.
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In probably a holiday that doesn't need to exist, today is International Beer Day. This holiday was started by Jesse Avshalomov and established by Avshalomov, Evan Hamilton, Aaron Araki, and Richard Hernandez. There are hundreds and hundreds of restaurants who are participating in this celebration. Over at Fox News, they have compiled a list of four beers that they believe would be perfect for enjoying today.
- Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge - This is a Flander's Red Ale from Belgium. It is light in alcohol content but heavy on flavor so it makes a perfect session beer.
- Hitachino Nest Red Rice - Hitachino seems to be the beer of choice when it comes to Japanese favorites. This beer is relatively strong, weighing in at a hefty 7 percent ABV. Many peo…
We all know that the essence of a good beer is what is on the inside of the bottle, or can, or growler, or keg. But, that doesn't mean that the label is also not a crucial point of selling the beer. Over at Beernews, they have shared a collection of 9 more new beer labels. We will also share these labels with you.
Don't forget to check out our ThirstyBear Giveaway!
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Are you a loyal Budweiser drinker? Next time you pick up your brew, take a good look at the iconic Budweiser logo. Anheuser-Busch, the parent company for Budweiser, is in the process of rolling out an updated look for the popular beer, featuring a "bowtie" to market the Budweiser. This "Budweiser Bowtie" will proudly mark the "Budweiser creed and Anheuser-Busch medallion," according to PWR.
For more information on the history of the brand's logos, you can check out the interactive guide to Budweiser Can Crownology!
Can't get enough of beer? Be sure to enter Wikia's Thirsty Bear Giveaway! What's better than free beer?Read more >
Beer-loving fans of acclaimed master of food and drink, Anthony Bourdain, will be excited to hear he is soon to be filming an episode of his new show, The Layover, in San Francisco, at the bar Zeitgiest. The Layover is a clever play on words, inspired by the movie The Hangover, except instead of drunkenly searching for a lost groom in Vegas, Bourdain will be traveling to various cities in search of the best must-see locations. He describes his new show as "faster, more democratic and more caffienated than No Rez. But just as obnoxious." A show like this is ideal for Zeitgiest. The Zeitgiest newsletter let the cat out of the bag about the filming date--August 12th. So, beer lovers, get ready for The Layover at Zeitgiest, coming soon!
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The ThirstyBear Giveaway (the “Promotion") is a sweepstakes promotion where individuals who create an account and leave a comment on the blog (note: you must be logged in to leave a comment) or post a tweet with the #thirstybearbrew hashtag will be eligible to be randomly selected from all eligible entries. Accounts and blog entries completed from 12:01 on July 29, 2011 to 23:59 on August 11, 2011 (the “Promotion Period”) will be eligible to win one (1) prize pack.
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San Franciscans can be delighted as they will soon have a brand new beer garden to enjoy. The popular kraut eatery Suppenküche will be opening a brand new beer garden in August. The owner of the restaurant, Aaron Hulme, said that the beer garden will include a full service restaurant.
As he told EaterSf, all the pieces are coming together and everything should be up in mid-August. He said that there will be a dozen draft beers when the restaurant opens and the menu will also be full of sausages and pretzel sandwiches. The beer garden menu will also feature full roasted animal meats at some point.
All I can say is the more beer gardens, the better. Keep those glasses full of beer.
In shocking news, Russia has finally decided to catch up with the rest of the world and declare that beer is shockingly an alcoholic beverage. To be fair to the Russians, they have just now declared that all beer is alcoholic. Prior to the passing of this new law, any beer that was under ten percent ABV was considered a foodstuff. What most of the world would call strong beers, Russia wasn't even declaring them alcoholic. Interesting.
According to the BBC News, Russia's consumption levels are already twice the critical level according to the World Health Organization. Russians also tend to be favoring beer more than they favor vodka. In fact, beer sales are up almost forty percent.
This new law is a measure to help the Russian government con…Read more >
In the mood for travel but looking to make sure that your travels are full of beer related adventures, then you are in luck. Recently, Travel & Leisure in their July 2011 issue, have compiled a list of the best American beer cities. In order to come up with this list readers were polled and told to make their selections from a list of 35 choices. While the poll might not be completely reflective of Americans interest, it does show a fascinating look at where people perceive the best beer to be at.
- Portland, OR
- Denver, CO
- Seattle, WA
- Providence, RI
- Portland, ME
- Savannah, GA
- Boston, MA
- Austin, TX
- San Francisco, CA
- Nashville, TN
- Kansas City, MO
- Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
- Charleston, SC
- Chicago, IL
- Anchorage, AK
- New Orleans, LA
- Philadelphia, PA
- San Diego, CA
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Don't fret Harry Potter fanatics, though the series has come to an end, we can still have plenty of fun and enjoyment from the series. In fact, there is a recent video that has been posted on Hungry Nation that details how one could create their own Butterbeer.
- Stir together 3/4th cup brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons of water in a saucepan over medium high heat.
- When it comes to low boil, place a candy thermometer in the pan and stop stirring. Keep an eye on it until it comes to 240 degrees.
- In another bowl, place 5 tablespoons of softened butter, a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract.
- When the first pan reaches 240 degrees, add the other ingredients into it. Then add a quarter cup of heavy crea…
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Ever been to a social gathering and the food is just about ready when you realize that the beer to go with the food is still warm? While generally this would usually be a problem, this problem is now solved by one of the latest releases in beer technology. The On-Ice Mixed Drink and Beer Dispenser will hold up to eighty ounces (that's two forty ounces or 6.67 12 oz beers for the math impaired).
This item is currently available for the low price of $44.95. I could see how this would come in use while watching Sunday football. Is this any item that you would purchase?
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Listen up ladies! Women Enjoying Beer has planned a number of events this summer for women who love beer. There are a variety of events and they are happening all summer.
Kick off Oregon's Craft Beer Month with a summer beer and food pairing event at 4 Daughters Irish Pub in Medford, Oregon on July 14 (7-8:30 pm). Full Sail Brewing beers will be served. Registration for this event ends on July 12 and tickets are $20 for individuals and $18 if bought for a group.
Next the Mount Shasta Brew Festival will take place at the Mount Shasta Ski Park on July 30 (12 -5 pm). The pouring stops at 4 pm so make sure to get there on time to enjoy the festival. Tickets are $25 and include a commemorative mug. Tickets for designated drivers are only $5.
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The American Homebrewers Association announced their list of Top 50 beers in their magazine, Zymurgy. For the ninth year the magazine has asked readers to submit their top 20 beers.
This year 1,306 beers were submitted and 433 breweries were represented in the submissions. And for the third year in a row Russian River Brewing Company's Pliny the Elder takes first place. Within the top ten there are two ties, with third and eighth place.
And the Top Ten Beers in America are:
1) Pliny the Elder
2) Bell's Two Hearted Ale
3) Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
3) Founders Kentuky Breakfast Stout
5) Bell's Hopslam
6) Stone Arrogant Bastard
7) Sierra Nevada Celebration
8) Sierra Nevada Torpedo
8) Stone Ruination
10) Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
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We all know beer tastes better cold, but does it taste better in space? You will soon be able to find out. A beer space tour is being organized by the Thirsty Swagman crew for 2012 or 2013. Be one of the first people to drink beer in space.
There are two “Beer in Space” flight options: a zero gravity or parabolic flight from $9,900 and a space flight from $95,000. The zero gravity tour takes a small group of people 35,000 feet above earth so you can experience drinking beer (or any other drink of choice) in zero gravity.
During the space flight riders will travel 300,000 feet to the edge of the atmosphere at three times the speed the speed of sound. The beer that will be available has been specifically brewed by 4 Pines Brewing Company for s…Read more >
This time it’s not The Beatles, it’s beer. This time it’s not Britain, it’s America. That’s right, American craft beers are invading bars across the U.K. The innovative brewing, new flavors, and creative branding are some of the reasons the British are buying American beers.
U.S. craft beers are gaining popularity across the Atlantic and some brewers in the U.K. are trying to follow suit. But without some of the hop strains that have been developed in America in the last 30 years they will have a hard time copying the flavors. Hops like Amarillo, Cascade and Citra are commonly used and were developed in the U.S. Cascade hops are the finishing hops used in Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, which is sold in U.K. supermarkets.
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Ever watched Raiders of the Lost Ark and wished that Indiana Jones had been searching for something other than the Holy Grail? You know, like the Holy Grail filled with Beer.
Well worry no more beerologists, as this month's Smithsonian magazine online brings us just such a man: "Dr. Pat,” as he’s known at Dogfish Head, is the world’s foremost expert on ancient fermented beverages, and he cracks long-forgotten recipes with chemistry, scouring ancient kegs and bottles for residue samples to scrutinize in the lab.
Among his notable beerology accomplishments:
- Identifying the world’s oldest known barley beer (from Iran’s Zagros Mountains, dating to 3400 B.C.)
- Discovering the oldest grape wine (also from the Zagros, circa 5400 B.C.)
- Cataloguing the ea…
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A weekend full of beer and the 30th year of the GABF (Great American Beer Festival) are two great reasons to crack open a cold one. Next week pre-sale tickets go on sale on June 28th for members of the American Homebrewers Association and Brewers Association only. Tickets sales for the general public open two days later on June 30.
The purchase of a ticket includes a festival program, a commemorative tasting cup and unlimited one-ounce samples of more than 1,800 beers. Each ticket costs $60 and is for good for one session. The sessions will be held Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 (5:30pm-10pm) at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. There is a members only session on Oct. 1 (12-4pm). Current member tickets for this session are $50 and non-memb…Read more >
Sometimes it's nice to just drink a beer for the sake of drinking a beer. But wouldn't you rather be bragging how you are drinking award winning beer? Two Colorado based brewing companies, Dillon Dam Brewery and Pug Ryan's Steakhouse and Brewery recently won awards at the North American Beer Awards in Idaho.
The Dillon Dam Brewery had the honor of taking home two bronze medals - one for their McLuhr's Irish Stout and the other for Sweet George's Brown. McLuhr's is an Irish style stout, while Sweet George's Brown is a creamy English-style ale.
Pug Ryan's Steakhouse and Brewery received a silver for its Great Scott Scottish Ale. The owner told the Summit Daily that the beer is “one of our more prolific medal winners over the years."
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We already know that the good old USA has been experiencing an ongoing expansion of appreciation for craft beer. Now the Japanese are in on the game and movement too. This can only be good news for all of us beer appreciators around here. Slate contributor, Mark Garrison, discusses a craft beer bar that he discovered in the heart of Tokyo's Roppongi district. In this bar, he realized the explosiveness of the craft beer movement as he encountered 19 taps each offering a local beer.
Most interested are the unique Japanese beer flavors that these local brewers are using - including ginger, yuzu, and even fist-sized Uramura oysters. It is interesting to note that the formation of microbreweries in Japan was illegal before 1994. Japan, much like…Read more >
With Father's Day coming up on Sunday, many men will be spending their weekend out on the grill and what better grill food is there than Beer can Chicken. Hamburgers and hot dogs? Sure, that might work if it's Memorial Day or Mother's Day, but this is Father's Day we are talking about. Treat your father or special man in your life properly and serve him some beer can chicken. Not sure what beer can chicken is? Then you are in luck as we can share a recipe with you (courtesy of Bon Appetit).
The real question is - what kind of beer should be used? Does it work better if you are using a nice craft beer as opposed to something commercialized like Budweiser or Coors Lite. One brave soul attempted a scientific experiment to find out. William Bos…Read more >
Traditionally, most beers are brewed with a variety of hops. However, recently there was been a change in the brewing process with an intent on focusing only on one individual variety of hops per beer. The idea is that they want beer drinkers and fanatics to develop a finer palette. The desire is for beer drinkers to develop an acute and distinct taste for each individual variety of hops.
One brewery who is particularly practicing this new brew philosophy is Samuel Adams. In their new Latitude 48 IPA Deconstructed 12-pack which retails for approximately fourteen dollars - they use five different international hop varieties. The five varieties of hops are England's East Kent Goldings, Germany's Hallertau Mittelfrueh, and Washington State's S…Read more >
What's going on with my buds who enjoy their suds? It's Friday so that means that a lot of you will probably be enjoying some delicious beers tonight. Whether you are a lager man, an ale head, or just a fan of all varieties of beer, there is one fact that we can all agree on and that fact is that this is an awesome beer commercial.
This beer commercial is courtesy of the Australian Hahn Brewery. The commercial reveals the brewery's secret brewing process - which apparently includes men dressed in drag, a series of exposing the beer to kung fu movies, drum solos (though this guy is definitely no Neal Peart), a beer trophy mountain, and many other crazy things.
There is no mention of how much it costs to produce one of these beers, and with be…Read more >
Just a reminder if you live in the Bay Area- it's Brew Fest weekend!
Just in time for the summer chill, the 2nd Annual Bay Area Brew Festival is a three-hour waterfront swill fest on June 11th.
Like last year's sold out event, look for dozens of international and domestic beers (Stone Brewing Co., Napa Smith, Drake's Brewing, Lhasa Beer, etc), and SF’s best food trucks (food sold separately).
Located at Fort Mason, admission is $40 (2pm to 5pm) and $50 for VIP (1pm to 5pm) and includes... unlimited beer!
For more tickets and directions go HERE!
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Yesterday, I mentioned a fun Father's Day gift for beer drinkers. If you want to personalize your beer soap even more, how about you try your hand at making it?
Yes, it is quite difficult and might require dexterity that you just don't possess while drunk. But if you succeed it'll make a great personalized gift, or a fun talking point with other beer fans. Great Cake Soap Works has a great tutorial on how to make beer soap!
For more detailed instructions, be sure to check Great Cake Soap Works! Will you try making beer soaps?
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Father's Day is just around the corner (June 19th) and if you and your dad are beer fans, here's a cool gift idea: beer soap. That's right! Beer has long been lauded for its "cleansing" properties; no, it doesn't cleanse you if you guzzle it, but it IS good for your hair and skin!
Now you can customize beer soap with your favorite beer and lather up as much as you want! Check out some of these options from The Beer Soap Company. They make soaps from seasonal options to porters and lagers! The main ingredient for the soaps are the eponymous beers, but they also add essential oils for scent (so you won't smell like beer at work!) and coconut/olive oils for lathering and moisture.
They're even offering gift certificates so that your dad can sel…Read more >
The California Beer Festival (CBF) will be in Santa Cruz County on July 16th!
If you aren't familiar with the festival, CBF's primary goal is to spotlight the craft beer movement and in general to just celebrate amazing beer!
For one low price of $40, participants will receive a souvenir tasting cup to sample some of the best craft beers on tap from around California, play bocce ball and listen to four live bands.
To ensure a spot, it's suggested that you purchase your tickets in advance! Details are below and you can buy tickets at the event website Here!
- When: Saturday, July 16
- Time: 12:30p to 5:00pat
- Where: Aptos Village Park, Aptos, CA
- Price: $40
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