Monthly Archives: September 2008

Oktoberfest Week: Re-review: Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen

This week as part of Oktoberfest Week I’ll actually be re-running some past reviews of various Oktoberfest-style beers—it turns out I’ve written reviews on at least seven beers in the style already. I know, I know, it feels a bit like cheating, but I figure, it’s a good, available resource, and there are probably a bunch of readers who haven’t gone and read through all my archives. So where I’m posting a rerun, I’ll note … Continue reading →

Oktoberfest Week: Beck’s Oktoberfest

Tonight I opened up one of the promotional bottles of Beck’s Oktoberfest that I received last week (though not the one with the snap-on stein handle). All of the Beck’s line of beers are brewed by Brauerei Beck in Germany and imported to the U.S. by Anheuser-Busch. According to the label, it’s brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot of 1516 (the famous German Purity Law) though there’s no mention of alcohol content (I would guess in … Continue reading →

Oktoberfest Week

It’s Oktoberfest Week here at The Brew Site! All this week the blogging will be related to the world’s biggest and best-known beer festival, culminating in the actual start of this year’s Oktoberfest, September 20th. Of course, people always wonder why Oktoberfest starts in September when the name clearly implies a festival dedicated to the following month. To answer that, I’ll go back to a post I originally wrote way back in 2004: The timing … Continue reading →

The next Session announced (#20!)

The announcement for the next Session is up over at Bathtub Brewery (can you believe it’s going to be the 20th Session already?!?): Beer and Memories. Is there a beer that reminds you of a specific memory? If you’re thinking, “Huh?” then you might want to craft your response along the lines of “Whenever I drink [insert brew here] it reminds me of that day …” Or perhaps it’s the reverse. Oooooh. I wonder how … Continue reading →

A Brew Basement to drool over

I’ve been enjoying The Brew Basement blog for a while now and one of the things I’ve always wondered is what the actual "basement" looks like and (for lack of a better term) how it works (what capacity, anything special done to cellar the beers, etc.). Wonder no more! The other day Jason at TBB posted some pictures and details explaining just that. I’m completely jealous. And awed. The setup is pretty straightforward, but the … Continue reading →