Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat

My friend Shannon had scored some Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat and earmarked a bottle for me. So it’s probably not a stretch to figure out what I was drinking this evening. 🙂 I wondered briefly whether Shannon would be offended if I didn’t like the beer, but as it turns out … Continue reading

AB’s Spring Heat Spiced Wheat

Via BeerAdvocate: the latest seasonal from Anheuser-Busch is out: Spring Heat Spiced Wheat. Sounds interesting. Spring Heat Spiced Wheat is an unfiltered Belgian-style wheat ale, which is naturally cloudy. Brewed with orange, lemon and lime peels; the spice of coriander; two-row barley and wheat malts; as well as a blend … Continue reading

The Brewmaster’s Castle

Caught this article on CNN about the Brewmaster’s Castle in danger of being sold. The mansion was built in 1894 by Christian Heurich, the premier Washington, D.C. brewery at the turn of the 20th century, and today is a public museum. There’s another article about it here at Bella Online. … Continue reading

Hair of the Dog Ruth

Hair of the Dog, located in Portland, Oregon, is an interesting brewery. They produce unusual beers, often very strong and very hoppy, and quite frankly they’re not everyone’s cup of tea; they are more of an acquired taste. (Quick segue: My brother is not a big fan of their beer. … Continue reading

George Washington’s beer

Since I missed blogging anything for President’s Day (anyone know of any good President-themed beers), I thought I’d point to this post on the Brookston Beer Blog to honor George Washington’s actual birthday, which is today. It’s a nice writeup and some links. Apparently Washington made a decent pumpkin porter. … Continue reading

Hop Henge

Tonight’s beer was Deschutes Brewery‘s newest limited edition, Hop Henge. It’s a powerfully hopped India pale ale—and I do mean powerfully hopped—that weighs in at 7.5% alcohol by volume. It’s quite a good beer, but you have to be a bit of a hophead to truly enjoy it. No joke. … Continue reading

The Beer Hacker: Beer and brewery maps

I’ve blogged about the Beer Mapping Project before, but I thought it deserved an in-depth look and would make an ideal topic for this Beer Hacker column. For the uninitiated, the Beer Mapping Project is a great resource that combines the power of Google Maps with one of the most … Continue reading

Siletz Winter Warmer Ale

I tried the bottle of Siletz Winter Warmer Ale this evening, and frankly it turned out just like the fiasco with their Cholocate Porter: sour and astringent. Really disappointing. At this point I’m pretty sure there must have been some sort of storage issue with the bottles I had: they … Continue reading

This year’s Valentine’s

Happy Valentine’s Day! Not surprisingly, I’ve been getting a lot of hits for searches for "valentines ideas" coming to my post last year for Valentine’s Day. (It’s #10 on Google for that search.) I just re-read that post, it’s pretty good, so check it out if you want to make … Continue reading