Monthly Archives: March 2008

Belhaven Scottish Ale

Belhaven Scottish Ale is another from my Beer of the Month club. It’s the main export brew from Belhaven Brewery, a solid, er, Scottish Ale at 5.2% alcohol by volume. Appearance: Very nice shiny bright copper in color, with a good two fingers of creamy pale tan head. Very clear. Smell: Full of biscuit and caramel, very rich and bready and slightly nutty-sweet. Steady background of hops, lightly bitter and clean. Taste: Nutty, malty flavor … Continue reading →

Next week will be Irish Beer Week

The title pretty much says it all… I decided to go Irish next week, in honor of  St. Patrick’s Day. So that means the week will be spent writing about Irish—and Irish-styled or -influenced—beer. Basically, anything I can (arbitrarily) call "Irish". (Yes, I largely make the rules up as I go along.) I’m thinking one of the days/posts will be an "Irish Stout Shootout", similar to what I did with all the beer back in … Continue reading →

Press Release: Southampton Biere de Mars is Back!

Southampton Ales & Lagers of the Southampton Publick House (40 Bowden Sq., Southampton, NY [631] 283-2800) is bringing back their Biere de Mars, which is French for "March Beer" for a limited time. The Biere de Mars is a little known specialty brew that originated at small farmhouse breweries in the north of France. This type of ale was traditionally made in early winter when the fermenting cellars were cool and the new crop of … Continue reading →

European Beer Festival 2008

I received an email pointing to the European Beer Festival site (that goes to the English version; they have it in several languages). Looks good; from September 12th through 14th this year, in Copenhagen, Denmark, and it looks basically the same as many other beer festivals: buy your tokens, one token per sample, etc. No idea what beers they’ll offer and from whom, yet, but they do say: Beer festivals throughout Europe tend to concentrate … Continue reading →

Atwater Salvation IPA

Atwater Salvation IPA is another of the beers I got in my first Beer of the Month selection. The Atwater Brewery is based in Detroit and offers up this beer at 6% alcohol: Our version of India Pale Ale. Brewed with European malts and Northwest hops and then generously Dry Hopped with Cascade Hops for a nice citrus finish. Truly a Salvation for all Hop Heads. That’s also probably one of the crappiest images I’ve … Continue reading →