Uncategorized2006 trends in beer

As befitting a year-end type of post, I thought I’d take a look back at some of the beer trends that cropped up in 2006. One bellwether in this area seems to be when the megabreweries take notice and start releasing their own beers in response to these trends. Gluten-free … Continue reading

UncategorizedMy Samichlaus wasn’t good!

I opened up my 1996 bottle of Samichlaus the other night, and found that it had gone bad. Not horribly bad, mind you, but enough to be undrinkable. I tried, though, but after a few sips I just had to pour it out. I blame my storage—obviously I didn’t keep … Continue reading

UncategorizedFlying Dog’s beer naming contest

The Flying Dog Brewery in Denver, Colorado is running a contest to name their seasonal summer beer, which is going to be a Belgian white ale. They’re running the contest until January 19th and the prize is a trip to the 2007 Great American Beer Festival: Winners will be selected … Continue reading

Beer Advent CalendarMerry Christmas!

Merry Christmas all! I hope everybody got what they asked for and is having a good holiday. I’ll probably be mostly offline for the next couple of days (although I should have my latest 50 Beers to Drink post up on Wednesday)… in the meantime, I wanted to recap the … Continue reading

UncategorizedSled Wreck

This review is the follow-up to my Tumble Off Pale Ale review from the other day, this time for the other beer my (Super! Good!) friend Kina sent me: Sled Wreck. This is Barley Brown’s seasonal barleywine, at somewhere between 10 and 11% alcohol, I believe—not a beer to drink … Continue reading