Monthly Archives: January 2007

Playboy’s best beer list

Via Appellation Beer today comes this pointer to this article on Playboy.com of their picks for the ten best microbrews in America. It’s a decent list, but like all such lists, is entirely subjective. Props to including a Deschutes Brewing beer, though. :) Figure anything from Playboy is NSFW, although the feature itself is perfectly tame. But, in case you don’t want to risk it, here are their ten best beers: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale … Continue reading →

50 beers to drink before you die: the full list

Now that my "50 beers to drink before you die" series is finally done, I’m posting the full list of all 50 beers I selected for a handy reference. Organized by theme and the order in which I presented. American West Coast (Part 1) Anchor Steam Widmer Hefeweizen Shakespeare Stout Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Alaskan Smoked Porter European Icons (Part 2) Celebrator Doppelbock Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen Lindemans Framboise Lambic Guinness Extra Stout Pilsner Urquell Extreme Beers … Continue reading →

50 beers to drink before you die, Part 10

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 →

Rudolph’s Revenge Winter Ale

Rudolph’s Revenge Winter Ale is brewed by Cropton Brewery in England, and there’s a bit of confusion surrounding the alcohol content; the bottle I had was 6% alcohol by volume, whereas on their website they indicate a 4.6%. Odd. You’ll also notice their image to the right there says "Bitter" and not "Winter Ale." I don’t know what the story is, but at any rate this was a beer I got for Christmas and enjoyed … Continue reading →

More odd news: Beer for dogs

More odd news in the beer world: Pet shop owner creates beer for dogs. It’s making the rounds on the news sites and beer blogs, including MSNBC and CNN. AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — After a long day hunting, there’s nothing like wrapping your paw around a cold bottle of beer. So Terrie Berenden, a pet shop owner in the southern Dutch town of Zelhem, created a beer for her Weimaraners made from beef extract and … Continue reading →