Monthly Archives: July 2008

No Theme Week this month

In case it’s not obvious by this point, I’m skipping Theme Week for July. No particular reason other than a kind of "summer vacation" and this month has been kind of all over the place—and this week in particular, there’s a lot going on. Blogging will otherwise continue as normal.

Yesterday (July 18th) was International Brewers Day

I can’t believe I missed blogging about it (yesterday turned into a really busy, hectic day), but yesterday was International Brewers Day. Haven’t heard of that holiday yet? Don’t worry, you will—even though it’s not an official holiday yet, I suspect that will change. IBD is the brainchild of Jay Brooks, and here’s the idea: Ever since I saw this “Have You Hugged A Brewmaster Today?” sticker on the door to the brewery at San … Continue reading →

New blog following a brewery start-up

I don’t know if I’d call starting a small brewery a "start-up" (like a Bay Area tech company or something) but I like it. Joey of Cigar City Brewing writes: I’m opening a small batch brewery in Tampa, FL and when I started I decided that I’d blog the entire process from start up on into production. We are currently about 3 months from opening and I think the blog is interesting both for people … Continue reading →

Anchor Christmas Ale 2007

Christmas in July? No, not really, just the review—I drank this back in March. Regardless, this was the 2007 vintage of Anchor’s Christmas Ale (formally known as Our Special Ale), which, as many doubtless know, is a seasonal offering brewed from a different recipe every year. Shockingly, I think this was my first ever Christmas Ale from Anchor—doubly shocking since it’s been brewed since 1975 and I’m supposed to be all about the beer. C’est … Continue reading →

Chapeau Banana Lambic

I don’t know whether Brouwerij De Troch‘s fruit lambics are any more "authentic" than Lindemans, but I picked up a bottle of their Chapeau Banana Lambic when we did our last trip to John’s Marketplace earlier in the year simply because it intrigued me. Apparently they have an extensive line of these fruit lambics, some of which are of the usual variety (apricot, cherry, raspberry) while other are decidedly not-your-everyday-beer-fruits: pineapple, lemon, plum. They all … Continue reading →