Bad Elf approved

Follow-up from my earlier post about Bad Elf Beer: the state of Connecticut approved the Bad Elf. The department determined that although state regulations bar alcohol advertising with images that might entice kids, including images associated with Santa Claus, the regulations do not apply to beer labels…. At a compliance … Continue reading

Brewing with cranberries

Sorry I hadn’t posted much for the first week of this month—my in-laws were in town and we were celebrating a birthday, so we had a busy week in the real world. Anyway, I still have a bunch of pumpkin in the freezer that I’m going to brew with, and … Continue reading

This year’s pumpkin

I’ve got enough pumpkin this year for two nice batches of my pumpkin ale. I’m thinking I’ll make my regular recipe for the first batch, and then maybe experiment with an Imperial Pumpkin style recipe for a Christmas/winter ale. Or maybe start with the heftier beer since it’ll take longer … Continue reading

Nestec: Coffee beer

Well, it’s pretty debatable (to me, at least) whether this "fermented coffee beverage" can be truly called beer, but that’s apparently how it’s being marketed. Or something. New Scientist has the article. Nestec, part of the Nestlé empire in Switzerland, has filed patents in every major market round the world … Continue reading