Monthly Archives: February 2007

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 New Glarus, Goose Island, Bell’s Brewing

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 dark brown with red highlights when held to the light—like a root beer. Very light brown head. Smell: Dark—burnt and slightly smoky. A sour character … 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 brought Alan Shapiro and Virginia MacLean to help lead his emerging namesake company and take his Wicked Ale® to new heights. While these long-time friends … 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 my own series. 50 beers on BeerAdvocate: User GClarkage in the BeerAdvocate forums posted his own Top 50 beer list in direct response to my … 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 of orange. Smell: Sweet alcohol, carrots (because orange is on my mind?), sugar as if from fruit… cloying. A little hop at the back. Taste: … Continue reading →