UncategorizedA couple of amusing links

Nothing heavy here, just a couple of goofy beer links. First is a YouTube user-made commercial… a parody "beer" called "Buck Light." It’s pretty crude. But they’re obviously making a statement as to American macro lager… Second is "32 Things You Can Do with Beer." Fun read, mostly goofy. I … Continue reading

BreweriesSan Diego breweries

Next week, we’re going to be in San Diego for spring break, and one of the things I’m looking forward to is hitting some of the breweries they have down there (and writing about them, of course). Time permitting, naturally, so if nothing else, I figure the one brewery I … Continue reading

ReviewsThe Hairy Eyeball Ale

I think Lagunitas‘ The Hairy Eyeball takes a prize for one of the best (strangest?) names for a beer. I know I picked up a six-pack based on the name. Well, that and it’s a whopping 9% alcohol by volume. Lagunitas is developing a reputation, like Dogfish Head and Stone … Continue reading

UncategorizedBest title ever…

Is this: Beer: The Best Beverage in the World. I pretty much don’t care what the content of the article could be, they get a link based on that title alone. …actually it’s for a talk at the Palo Alto Research Center next Thursday, the 22nd. Sounds interesting: Brewing is … Continue reading

ReviewsSamuel Adams Holiday Porter

Ah, more notes from the Samuel Adams seasonal gift pack; this time it’s their Holiday Porter. With a name like that, you expect something spicy and rich and perhaps fruity, but that’s not the case here—they’ve brewed up a solid, drinkable porter without any foofah and fanfare. At 5.9% alcohol … Continue reading

EventsThe mother of all St. Patrick’s Day events?

Yeah, it’s kind of PR-y, but this strikes me as being quite the St. Patrick’s Day celebration: The Guinness Storehouse Festival, taking place over the weekend. Three days of live music and "all the beer you can drink," the email assures me. The Guinness Storehouse® Festival kicks off on Friday … Continue reading

ReviewsJohn Barleycorn Barleywine Style Ale

John Barleycorn is a "Certified Organic Barleywine Style Ale" brewed by Mad River Brewing Company. At 9.5% alcohol, it’s not as strong as some of these X-Treme Monsters being put out these days, but it’s still plenty strong for the style. The label is cool; according to their site, it’s … Continue reading