Monthly Archives: April 2005

The science of German beer

Kind of an interesting article on German beer and the Institute for Brewing Technology in Weihenstephan. Although the title of the article would seem to indicate more, well, science, it’s more about the Institute and the kind of people who are enrolling… It was the almost 1,000 years of brewing tradition that convinced Texan Ben Bailey to struggle through five extra years of German lessons so he could be accepted into Weihenstephan’s ranks. "I could … Continue reading →

St. Peter’s Organic Ale

Back around the holidays I picked up a variety of specialty beers, including a couple in unique flask-shaped bottles from a brewery I’d not heard of before: St. Peter’s Brewery, in Suffolk, England. Last night I drank one of the two I bought, their Organic Ale. Overall, not bad. First thing I noted was there was barely any head, just a thin layer of foam when poured. Carbonation otherwise seemed fine, not unusually low. It … Continue reading →

Monastic brewery

BeerAdvocate reports that two monasteries near Santa Fe, New Mexico are planning on opening a brewery. Although the concept is not new, European monasteries have been brewing beer for centuries, it’s believe that The Abbey Beverage Company could be the first monastic brewery in the western-hemisphere. American Abbey Ale? Interesting…

Deschutes Brewery’s Bond Street series

Deschutes Brewery is launching their Bond Street Series of limited-edition beers released in 22-ounce bottles. Big news for us (local) Deschutes fans… from their homepage blurb: The Bond Street Series, a year-round rotating selection, highlights Deschutes’ Public House ales originally featured throughout the years at our pub on Bond Street. The first featured beer in the series is Bachelor Bitter, a long-time pub favorite. Made with English Floor malt and a blend of English and … Continue reading →

Food Network needs a beer show

Maybe it’s just me, but I think Food Network really needs a show about beer. No specific subtopic; one episode could be exploring a particular beer style or microbrewery, another could be on homebrewing. The sky’s the limit, really. My only prerequisite? Don’t dumb it down for the audience. Man, that could be a great show. Anyone at Food Network listening?