Monthly Archives: August 2007

Cuvee de Tomme

This is the ultra-limited, bourbon barrel-aged, 11% sour cherry and raisin ale from Lost Abbey that is the most award-winning of their beers. In the barrel it’s inoculated with more sour cherries and wild Brettanomyces yeast. It’s a vintaged ale, brewed in limited quantities each year. Tomme Arthur himself talks about the origins of the beer on his blog here. It’s quite a story, one worth reading. Anyway, I had the 375ml champagne-style bottle of … Continue reading →

The Beer Hacker: Writing a Beer Blog: Part 2: Finding Stuff to Write About

Back in Part 1 of this mini-series I covered how to start a blog. The question that often arises after starting one is, what do I write about? In the case of a beer-themed weblog, you’ll want to stay on topic, but there are a bunch of options: news, other beer blogs, beer tastings, brewery reviews, and more. Of course, the reality is, the sky’s the limit—but to keep things simple I’ll cover a few … Continue reading →

Press Release: Flying Dog Brewery Launches Beer Dinner Website

This looks pretty interesting, actually. I’ll dig around the site when I have some time and comment on it in more detail. With the increasing popularity of food and beer pairings, Flying Dog Brewery’s new resource website provides the latest information and ideas on the emerging craft beer trend. is dedicated to educating craft beer connoisseurs on the “ins and outs” of custom meals prepared with the intention of accentuating each course with a … Continue reading →

Uerige Alt

That’s right: Uerige Alt, the classic Düsseldorf Altbier that I’ve been dreaming about for years… I found this at John’s Marketplace in Portland during the Brewfest trip, and was blown away. It came in the very cool flip-top bottle you see in the picture there and I pretty much had to have it. There was no question. I don’t think I’ve anticipated opening a beer as much as this one. I don’t have a Stange … Continue reading →

Chicory Stout

Chicory Stout is a winter seasonal beer from Dogfish Head, a moderate-alcohol (5.2%) stout brewed up with the Dogfish twist: A dark beer made with a touch of roasted chicory, organic Mexican coffee, St. John’s Wort, and licorice root. Brewed with whole-leaf Cascade and Fuggles hops, the grains include pale, roasted & oatmeal. I don’t believe I’ve encountered St. John’s Wort in a beer before… is the idea to fight depression during the winter months? … Continue reading →