Better late than never

Wired News is running a story about Vores Ol, the "open source" Danish beer. This, a good six months after both Alan and I (and Boing Boing) first blogged about it. Was it a slow news day for Wired? (Updated from "Dutch" to the correct "Danish.")

Portland for the weekend

Nothing huge, we’re just heading up to Portland for the weekend, so the lack of content around here will continue for a few more days. Or not—we are taking the laptop so I’ll be checking in, and even posting if something good comes up.

Samuel Adams Utopias

I’ve seen pointers to this floating around the internets today, so I thought I’d pick them up: Samuel Adams Utopias beer (no direct link, it’s a non-linky Flash site). It’s a limited edition, and this sucker’s a monster: 25% alcohol by volume! And, what’s making the news is that it … Continue reading

Map of streetcar-accessible brewpubs in Portland

An excellent post on Rooftop Brew today—Andy’s put together a PDF "map of beer bars and brewpubs in downtown Portland that are accessible by streetcar. The brewpubs and beer bars were selected based on’s Beerfly guide (of which I’m a local guide), which only includes brewpubs or bars that … Continue reading

Raising the alcohol limit in NC stalled

Perhaps I spoke too soon? The bill to raise the limit of alcohol in beer in North Carolina has been stalled in the Senate. There’s a couple of good articles on it here and here. Apparently the Senator stalling the bill is worried about "underage drinking." Riiiight. But on the … Continue reading

Ale alchemy

I really like this article on homebrewing: Ale alchemy. It’s a good overview of the craft, an interview with and profile of a guy running a homebrew supply shop, and even an interesting source of homebrew trivia/oddities. Martin poured the dregs of the beer, murky with yeast, into a shot … Continue reading

North Carolina Senate committee approves raising beer alcohol limit

Over in North Carolina, a Senate committee has approved a bill raising the alcohol-content limit of beer (see Repealing North Carolina’s beer laws). The Senate Commerce Committee recommended the bill to the full chamber after little debate – a contrast to the hand-wringing within the House before its approval in … Continue reading

Mount Carmel Brewing Company

This is like every serious homebrewer’s dream: the Mount Carmel Brewing Company, in Cincinnati, is being run out of the guy’s basement. This is a great article on it: Somehow, the term "microbrewery" doesn’t capture just how small the tri-state’s newest commercial brewer is. If the Oldenburg Brewery in Fort … Continue reading

Beer lab

This is a cool idea: Brewing establishment offers laboratory for amateurs: Coffill’s place of employment is a do-it-yourself brewing establishment known as IncrediBREW at 112 Daniel Webster Highway in Nashua, N.H. With his assistance, green amateurs are routinely taught the finer points of transforming malts, hops and barley into genuine … Continue reading

Goose Island beer in New York

Goose Island beers have (finally?) turned up in New York City, according to this article in New York Daily News. Kind of a puff piece, but good news for New Yorkers. Two weeks ago, four of the Gooses – Geese? – showed up at local stores in bottled form: Honker’s … Continue reading