Theme WeekGluten-Free Week: Ingredients

The grains that contain gluten that Celiacs must avoid are: Wheat Barley Rye Triticale Oats are also on the possibly-exclude list; studies on them as a gluten source are incomplete, but better safe than sorry. Beer, of course, is primarily made with barley (and often wheat), so brewers of gluten-free … Continue reading

ReviewsGluten-Free Week: Green’s Endeavour

Green’s Gluten Free Beers is (according to BeerAdvocate) a Beer Marketing Company based in England that offers only gluten-free beers in its available line-up. The beers themselves are brewed in Belgium (it says as much on the label) to a “closely guarded secret recipe.” They offer three distinct beers for … Continue reading

Theme WeekGluten-Free Week: How to review?

How does one review a gluten-free beer? This might seem like an odd question; anyone who’s poked around my site for a little while knows that in my reviews, I favor the tasting-notes approach, and try to go for an overall impression of the beer. The heart of any beer … Continue reading

Theme WeekGluten-Free Week

Some 1% of the population suffers from Celiac disease—an autoimmune disorder caused by a reaction to the protein gluten found in wheat, barley, and rye (as well as some other grains). The disorder affects the small intestine, leading to a variety of gastrointestinal issues up to and including serious nutrient … Continue reading

Theme WeekNext week is Theme Week

Hard to believe it’s nearly the third week of May already, but Monday the 18th kicks it off and as usual here at The Brew Site, it also kicks off Theme Week. This month’s theme is Gluten-Free Beer. For awhile now I’ve been predicting that gluten-free is a trend to … Continue reading

ReviewsJamaica Stout

Jamaica Stout is a strong Foreign-Style Stout brewed in Kingston, Jamaica (naturally enough) by Big City Brewing, though you won’t find it on their current site—either it’s too new or it’s brewed for exclusive export to the U.S. (It came in my Beer of the Month package several months back.) … Continue reading

Press ReleasesPress Release: The Maine Restaurant Association and Maine Brewers’ Guild Team Up to Create the Maine Beer Trail

The Maine Restaurant Association and the Maine Brewers’ Guild announce the Maine Beer Trail. This new trail spotlights the high quality and creative diversity of fresh, hand-crafted, Maine-made beer. The purpose of the Trail is to attract visitors to Maine to enjoy the vibrant micro and craft brewing industry found … Continue reading

Press ReleasesPress Release: Deschutes Brewery Taps Two New Agencies of Record

Following a competitive review, Deschutes Brewery has selected NORTH and Campbell Consulting Group, Inc. as its agencies of record for creative and public relations. NORTH, based in Portland, Ore., will be responsible for developing brand communications that resonate with existing and potential craft beer drinkers. Campbell Consulting, based in Bend, … Continue reading

ReviewsHot Rocks Lager and Rocksy (Bend Brewing Company)

This weekend I had a chance to try the two steinbiers (“stone beers”) that were on tap at Bend Brewing Company—these were collaborative beers co-brewed by Tonya Cornett of BBC and  Tomme Arthur of Lost Abbey. They brewed the first beer, Hot Rocks Lager, down at the San Marcos location … Continue reading