50 Beers: from the comments

Further following up on my "50 Beers…" series: additional beers suggested from the comments. Sort of a "reader’s choice" of beers that I didn’t cover. Special London Ale La Chouffe Unibroue Don de Dieu Unibroue Trois Pistoles Hoegaarden Fat Tire Amber Ale New Belgium Abbey Ale Shiner Bock Beers by … Continue reading

Samuel Adams Black Lager

Samuel Adams Black Lager (grrrr I hate that their website asks you twice—twice!—for age verification! Plus it’s unlinkable Flash…) is a schwarzbier and one of their "Brewmaster’s Collection" beers. It’s a nice, drinkable session beer at only 4.9% alcohol and a good general introduction to the schwarzbier style. Appearance: Very … Continue reading

Press Release: Introducing Reunion – A Beer For Hope

I’ve seen this on a couple of the other beer blogs already, and got the release myself today. UNIQUE COLLABORATION TO BENEFIT THE INSTITUTE FOR MYELOMA & BONE CANCER RESEARCH Seattle, WA. January 30, 2007 – In the early days of the craft brewing business in the U.S. Pete Slosberg … Continue reading

Other 50 beer/Top beer lists

I’m a little behind in this, but here’s a collection of other Top Beer lists and comments I found in reference to my 50 Beers to Drink Before You Die series. Naturally, I found out about Roger Protz’s book 300 Beers to Try Before You Die only after I started … Continue reading

Tannen Bomb

Tannen Bomb was one of my Advent Calendar picks in December, a sweet, malty holiday ale from Golden Valley Brewery here in Oregon. It’s nice and warming at 8% alcohol by volume without being head-splitting strong. Appearance: Orange, mostly clear, with a bit of head that also has a tint … Continue reading

Super Bowl beers

Forget the "Bud Bowl" and macrobrews; let’s briefly look at beers for the Super Bowl, from another angle: from the respective cities (Chicago and Indianapolis) this year. Since most Super Bowl parties can be longish events, you might want to stick to more of the session beers rather than the … Continue reading

The Beer Hacker: Beer brewing software

Wonder of wonders, I’ve finally written another Beer Hacker article! To anyone not familiar with "The Beer Hacker," check out the introduction here. A few years ago I posted on my other blog on the subject of brewing software, and had laid out a set of criteria for what I’d … Continue reading

Press Release: Redhook Long Hammer Ale Nails Down Taste

CRAFT BREW LOVERS HAVE NEW BAR CALL FOR ORDERING POPULAR INDIA PALE ALE Redhook Ale Brewery honors roots by renaming its Redhook IPA to “Long Hammer IPA” SEATTLE, January 31, 2007 – Redhook Ale Brewery has rechristened its popular bold-spirit, dry-hopped India Pale Ale (IPA) today by officially renaming it … Continue reading