UncategorizedOdd beer news

A collection of some of the odd beer news that’s hit the web recently: Bulgaria reportedly has a breast-enhancing beer Sources here, here, and here. Bulgaria’s "Boza" beer is a traditional Turkish drink made from wheat flour and yeast and is reputed to enlarge women’s breasts. Apparently, though, customs duties … Continue reading

UncategorizedSamuel Smith’s Winter Welcome Ale

I got a bottle of this from my Secret Santa at work before Christmas. Lucky me! I loves me a good Samuel Smith’s. Appearance: Clear, deep amber tinged with gold—like a dark honey. Fluffy smooth head, white-beige. Smell: Clean, with a rich malt and low hop profile that reminds me … Continue reading

UncategorizedBeer calories

Over on A Roughneck’s Take on Beer Wörtwurst has posted a link to a handy chart on Realbeer.com listing alcohol content and calories on many brands of beer. Pretty interesting and illuminating, having that compiled together in a handy format; something I can use later, I think. He’s also found … Continue reading

UncategorizedChristmas Cranberry Ale

A little past the holidays, I know, but I had a bottle of Butte Creek‘s Christmas Cranberry Ale around that time and figured, better late than never to write it up. I’d had the bottle for a while (since a summertime trip to Portland, I think), and when I opened … Continue reading

EventsRogue: Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest in May

I know it’s a little early to be announcing this one, but I’m going through my email and trying to be good about checking out and posting items people have sent me… Rogue Ales: Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest (Benefiting the Humane Societies of Oregon) Join us in Newport at the … Continue reading

UncategorizedMy 2007 beer predictions

I thought about it, and realized there were some predictions I could make. Nothing earth-shaking here, I think they’re reasonable extrapolations based on what we’ve been seeing. Continued growth in the "extreme" (and out-of-the-mainstream) brewing trends. Really, this seems like a no-brainer. This is a hot area right now as … Continue reading

UncategorizedJack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale

Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale is Anheuser-Busch’s offering to the world of craft beers, a seasonal release that they first announced in 2005. I was under the impression that it was only available in the Midwest, but my wife found it here locally. It was okay. Not great, but not terrible, … Continue reading