Marketing/PRBlack and Tan Fail

So I tried making a Black and Tan as per the kit I received with the brolly, and took a video (which is embedded below). As you can see, my B&T making abilities are enormous FAIL, but I thought everyone would get a kick out of it. (Go ahead, point … Continue reading

Beer Advent CalendarAdvent Beer Calendar 2008: Day 23: Roots Epic Ale

It’s become my own tradition-within-a-tradition to break from the "regular" Christmas/holiday beers and pick something "for me" on my birthday (which is today!). This year that something is Roots Organic Brewing‘s Epic Ale. I just had to, after reading Jeff’s opening description: Epic starts not with the brew kettle, but … Continue reading

Beer Advent CalendarAdvent Beer Calendar 2008: Day 19: Christmas Farm Ale

When thinking of Christmas or Winter-themed beers, Florida is not the first place you’d turn to. However, today’s pick comes from Dunedin, Florida: Dunedin Brewery‘s Christmas Farm Ale. RateBeer is calling this year’s version a Dubbel with 8% alcohol and fermented with sour cherries. Dunedin’s own page says: A special … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Bass Brolly (package)

Just what is a "Brolly", you ask? Well, yesterday I received an unexpected package containing one (and more). As you can see, it’s a package from Bass, which here in the U.S. is distributed by Anheuser-Busch. It’s a handsome wooden box, hinged, and by it’s weight I knew there was … Continue reading

Beer Advent CalendarAdvent Beer Calendar 2008: Day 18: Deschutes Jubelale

For today’s pick I’m going local and selecting Deschutes Brewery‘s Jubelale. This is Deschutes’ long-brewed seasonal Winter Warmer, and the first beer the brewery ever bottled. This is one of my favorite seasonal beers, one I look forward to every year. And I reviewed it recently: Taste: Spicy essence (nutmeg, … Continue reading