Tuesday Tidbits

(With apologies to Stan’s "Monday Morning Musings" and Rick’s "Tuesday Tastings" and others who have themes of that sort. "Tuesday Tidbits" is not going to be a regular named feature here. I don’t think. I just liked the alliteration.) → Don’t forget this Friday, May 2nd, is the 15th Session. … Continue reading

Press Release: Oregon Brewers Break Record Production Numbers

Go Oregon brewers! 🙂 Figures released today [April 24th, actually] by the Oregon Brewers Guild show 2007 was a banner year for Oregon’s craft brewing industry as production across the state grew at a rate of 8.1 percent. Total beer production for the state was approximately 860,000 barrels, or 285 … Continue reading

Lakefront Brewery Week: Fuel Cafe

Lakefront’s stout offering is their Fuel Cafe, which is brewed with coffee from (and for) the actual Fuel Cafe in Milwaukee. That’s actually about all I can tell you about this beer. It’s nearly 6% alcohol and there is a lot of coffee character going on here—is it caffeinated, perhaps? … Continue reading

Lakefront Brewery Week: Eastside Dark

Lakefront’s Eastside Dark, a dark lager (Dunkel Lager), is the type of beer I imagine the nineteenth-century German brewers were producing in America—and in Milwaukee in particular—prior to the introduction of the Pilsner. Their own description of this beer: The rich, coffee-like aroma and flavor of this fine, dark, Bavarian … Continue reading

Lakefront Brewery Week: Oktoberfest

I’ve mentioned before how Oktoberfest is one of my favorite styles, and Lakefront’s version is a worthy contribution. Again, not much more to say… it’s a pretty straightforward beer. At 5.7% alcohol, it won’t knock you down. Appearance: Hazy orange color tinged with gold and topped by an off-white, creamy … Continue reading

Lakefront Brewery Week: Organic ESB

Lakefront’s Organic ESB is a USDA-certified organic ale, one of their better-known beers. I actually don’t have much in the way of history or witty anecdotes or factoids for this beer like I did for the previous ones, other than to point out that this was the first certified organic … Continue reading

Lakefront Brewery Week: Riverwest Stein Beer

The supplemental name for Lakefront’s Riverwest Stein Beer on the label is "All Malt Amber Lager." This is their flagship beer, of which they say: The rich amber color and smooth flavor are derived from the generous amount of caramel malt, with just a dash of roasted unmalted barley for … Continue reading

Lakefront Brewery Week: Cattail Ale

So, Cattail Ale from Lakefront Brewery… this is an interesting one, because I was under the impression that it was a totally different style than the Brewery itself suggests. And that’s weird because I rather quite like it as the misunderstood style. First, here’s what Lakefront says: This recipe is … Continue reading

Lakefront Brewery Week: Cream City Pale Ale

Cream City Pale Ale is Lakefront Brewery’s American Pale Ale offering. The first thing to notice on their page is this note about the name: Named after the cream colored bricks used to build Milwaukee. Which for me, not being from (nor having ever been to) Milwaukee, is interesting enough … Continue reading