Monthly Archives: January 2007

Rogue: 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 brewery for the 1st annual (dog friendly) Brewer’s Memorial Ale Festival which benefits the Humane Societies of Oregon. Events include: a brewer’s dinner, dog wash, … Continue reading →

Press Release: Magic Hat to Offer Special Limited Edition Mardi Gras 12-Pak

Jumbo Box of Beer Gumbo Will Benefit Katrina Assault Victims in Louisiana Magic Hat Brewing Company has announced the release of a very limited edition Mardi Gras 12-pak to mark the season and support Crescent City women in need. The exclusive carnivale in a carton will be available only during the days surrounding the Vermont brewer’s legendary Mardi Gras Weekend in Burlington. Sales of this very special boxed krewe of brew will benefit the Louisiana … Continue reading →

50 beers to drink before you die, Part 8

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 →

My 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 brewers are challenging the boundaries on what can be done with beer. And I don’t just mean "extreme" as in high-alcohol, super-strong beers; expect traditional … Continue reading →

Jack’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, either. Most of the craft brewed pumpkin beers I’ve tried are better, especially my own. Appearance: Pours deep orange with red hues, very clear. Head … Continue reading →