Monthly Archives: February 2006

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 that wasn’t an issue: it’s a pretty good brew. My notes: Appearance: Very pale yellow, slightly hazy. Thick white head. Smell: Yeasty, clean grain remniscent … 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 of domestic Cascade and Willamette hops and imported Hallertau hops, this beer is memorably aromatic and has a smooth, complex taste…. Spring Heat Spiced Wheat … 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. As interesting as the mansion itself is, I did a search for more information about Heurich and his brewery. Found an interesting page on the … 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. One year we were at the Oregon Brewers Festival and Hair of the Dog had their beer Fred on tap, but because it’s a strong … 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. Which of course gets me to thinking about that extra pumpkin in the freezer…