Monthly Archives: June 2005

Bend Brewing Apricot Ale

Just a quick note about Bend Brewing Company‘s seasonal Apricot Ale. Very quick because we had dinner there Wednesday night (after visting the farmer’s market) and I only had a taster of it… and yes, I guess I do have the kind of hubris that would compel me to write a review of a beer based on a two-ounce taster… :) At 4.8 percent alcohol by volume, it was very light, and had enough of … Continue reading →

Best Buy’s beer dispenser

We visited our local new Best Buy this weekend and saw this: the Haier BrewMaster Beer Dispenser. Had to drool over it for a minute. Not only can you put your cornelius keg in there, but it comes with wire racks so you can also stack up your bottled (or canned) beer. Nice…

Summer ales

There’s a nice article here about summer ales and Maine’s growing homebrewing and microbrewing scenes. The beauty of summer ales is that they don’t really exist, as a historical style of beer, so they can be whatever the brewer wants them to be. Petersen, for instance, makes a summertime watermelon lager, with Vienna malt, German lager yeast, Irish moss, and pureed watermelon…. The term "summer ale" is largely a marketing term created by microbreweries a … Continue reading →

Ramapo Valley Brewery

Got a comment on my More on gluten free beer post from a couple months back from the Ramapo Valley Brewery. They produce a gluten free beer, too, so I thought I’d reprint their comment here as a full post: Greetings from Ramapo Valley Brewery. We are a brewery in Rockland County,NY. We have developed a wonderful Gluten Free Beer. It is an innovative brew with neither barley or wheat. The color is bright golden, … Continue reading →

Virtual brewery?

I’m not sure I understand this article completely: A ‘virtual brewery’ started by former employees of Red Hat and Computer Associates could be listed on the Newcastle Stock Exchange by the end of the year. Brewtopia, described by former Red Hat employee and now chief executive officer Liam Mulhall as "…a marketing experiment to see if you could bring a product to market that did not exist without spending money on advertising," succeeded by using … Continue reading →