Monthly Archives: October 2004

Some Pabst History

Some Pabst history this weekend, courtesy of The Journal Times and Wikipedia. From the Glad You Asked column at the Journal Times’ site: [Pabst Blue Ribbon] was originally named Select, but people kept asking for the "Blue Ribbon" beer when Pabst brewing started tying blue-silk ribbons to the bottles in 1882. "Blue Ribbon" became part of the name in 1895. Pabst also put beer in cans for the first time in 1934 and called it … Continue reading →

Glitch in comments

I just fixed a technical glitch that was preventing anyone from entering comments on a post that already had a comment entered on it… the entire form was gone. Yeesh. Some days technology drives me nuts.

Ginseng Beer

I noted this when it first appeared, but didn’t blog it (I was still prepping for relaunching this site), and now I’m taking a second look (thanks to this post on Utterly Boring and this one on Rooftop Brew. Anheuser-Busch is brewing beer infused with caffeine, guarana and ginseng. It’s named B-to-the-E, or BE, and will be "Well balanced with select hops and aromas of blackberry, raspberry and cherry, [and] will offer a lightly sweet … Continue reading →

McMenamins Grand Opening in Bend

Via Bend.com this evening: Dates and rates set for McMenamins big opening. The grand opening of McMenamins Old St. Francis School in Bend is November 18th through 20th. Mark your calendars! Live music will fill the hallways as the Freak Mountain Ramblers get the party started each night of the three-day celebration at 8 p.m. The movie theater will be showing recently released movies, where viewers can enjoy a slice of pizza and a pint … Continue reading →

Why Not?

Following right on the heels of my Imperial Beers post where I wrote about going wild and experimenting with brewing, this post on the I.M. Hammered Brewing blog is great. Why Not: That is the mantra of homebrewers. Why Not!!! You can’t put wheat yeast in a stout wort!! Why Not???? Those two malts won’t work together in a brew!! Why Not??? You can’t put those ingredients into beer!!!! Why Not??? You can’t put that … Continue reading →