Monthly Archives: February 2005

Breakfast beer

At one point when I was homebrewing more, I was dreaming up ideas for what would make a good breakfast beer. Something that could actually be enjoyed once in awhile with (or for) breakfast, like mimosas or Bloody Marys. A fruit beer, or a lambic like Lindemans Framboise are the obvious styles to come to mind, but how about something more creative? It seems to me that such a beer should have some weight to … Continue reading →

Strange brew

Kind of a throwaway article, but still kind of interesting, "Brewer’s goal is a chicken in every pint" is about an award-winning homebrewer who brews with odd ingredients. Just check out some of the ingredients the award-winning home brewer has put in his beer: spinach, sweet potatoes, marshmallows, tea, coffee, beans and all sorts of spices and peppers. Heck, Jones’ ultimate goal is to brew a poultry ale. "I’ve got to get a chicken into … Continue reading →

Low-cal stout?

Scientists brew low-calorie stout: This just doesn’t sound right to me. They claim it "has the same consistency, taste and texture as its full-bodied equivalent," but I just can’t believe that. Read on: Normal stout has about 2g of carbohydrate and contains 32 calories per 100ml while the new version has 0.6g of carbs and 24 calories per 100ml. Elke Arendt, a lecturer in food technology who is leading the research, said: "We modified the … Continue reading →

BellaOnline’s beer column

I don’t remember how I found this, but it’s not something I would have ordinarily come across: BellaOnline, a "comprehensive, online Network created by women for women," has a Beer and Brewing channel. Huh. Most women I know (my wife included) don’t like beer, so this is pretty cool. I haven’t had a chance to check out most of the articles, but a couple I looked at seem pretty good. Ooop, looks like the RSS … Continue reading →

Oregon’s $2.2 billion beer economy has an article about Oregon’s beer economy: Beer-related businesses, including brewers, wholesalers, and retailers, contribute $2.2 billion to the Oregon economy, according to a new study released today by the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Beer Institute. The industry‚Äôs economic impact in the state includes 26,435 jobs paying $732.4 million in wages as well as more than $338 million in federal, state and local taxes generated and paid, including consumption taxes. It’s … Continue reading →