Monthly Archives: November 2006

Photo journal of a lambic brewery

Over on Thom’s Beer Blog, they have a photo post of the Brasserie Cantillon, a brewer of lambic in Brussels. I thought it was pretty cool because it documents a bit about how lambics are made and the kinds of things that go into this unusual style of beer. True Belgian lambics are famous for being brewed and stored under what we would consider unsanitary conditions—in fact, it’s the wild yeast and bacteria that "infect" … Continue reading →

Beer Tycoon

There’s been a new game announced that caught my eye: Beer Tycoon. Is this for real? Is sounds real, but it also sounds, well, like a spoof. Now Frogster Interactive is giving gamers and drinkers the opportunity to simulate making money selling their beloved drink. Beer Tycoon will also be the first game where players will be in charge of brewing their favorite beers. To be released in January 2007, it’s being developed by tycoon … Continue reading →

50 beers to drink before you die, Part 2

A while back the BBC posted a feature titled “50 things to eat before you die” and I thought at the time that this would make a good topic for beer. So in the spirit of adventure and living life to the fullest, etc. etc., I’m coming up with the 50 beers to drink before you die, in ten weekly installments listing five beers each (in no particular order, other than whatever theme I fit … Continue reading →

They’re trying to ban Bad Elf again…

Last year the state of Connecticut tried to ban Bad Elf beer—that is, beer with Christmas-themed labels that "might appeal to children"—and this year, apparently not learning, the state of New York is trying to do the same. The specific beers are Seriously Bad Elf Double Ale, Rudolph’s Revenge Winter Ale, and Santa’s Butt Winter Porter. Three others are two more Bad Elf varieties, and Warm Welcome Nut Brown Ale. All brewed by Ridgeway Brewery … Continue reading →

Trader Joe’s Bavarian Hefeweizen

Time to review some of the infamous Trader Joe’s beer: their Bavarian style Hefeweizen. This isn’t an American-style wheat beer, but most definitely in the traditional German style—sour, fruity, estery, acidic. It’s actually a pretty decent beer, and you almost can’t beat the price for craft beer ($4.99 for a sixpack, I believe). Appearance: Hazy and orange-ish in color. Thin head, white. Smell: Yeasty, musty, a little Belgian-like. Tangy fruit and sour. Taste: Sour (citrus) … Continue reading →