Monthly Archives: October 2009

French Beer Week: Les Sans Culottes

Brasserie La Choulette’s Les Sans Culottes (or more properly named Bière des Sans Culottes) may well be the iconic beer of France: a golden Bière de Garde that checks in at 7% alcohol by volume, served up in a 750ml champagne-style bottle, corked and caged, with a label (on the export version) depicting iconic, classical artwork of the French Revolution. (Artwork that in 2000 Missouri found offensive and suspended the marketing/distribution of the beer in … Continue reading →

French Beer Week: Historic mishmash

There’s not much more to this post than an excuse to quote Randy Mosher from Radical Brewing, on the subject of French historical beers. France is generally sniffed at by the real brewing countries, and indeed its glory has always rested on wine, not beer. I guess the scorn is not undeserved, as a reference around 1800 describes beers showcasing grass, coconut, parsnips, beets, potatoes, carrots, and every form of sugar then known. If all … Continue reading →

Press Release: Shipyard Brewing Company Releases Pugsley’s Signature Series 22 oz. Sampler Pack

Shipyard Brewing Company has released its popular Pugsley’s Signature Series collection in a four bottle sampler box. This sampler pack contains one each of the four 22 oz. Pugsley’s Signature Series beers. This series is named after Shipyard’s master brewer, Alan Pugsley. Pugsley’s career began in England where he worked under the tutelage of renowned brewer Peter Austin at the world-famous Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire. Pugsley moved to the United States in 1986 to consult … Continue reading →

Press Release: St Austell Brewery Celtic Beer Festival will be biggest ever

November 28 date for one of Cornwall’s biggest parties of the year St Austell Brewery’s acclaimed Celtic Beer Festival takes place on Saturday November 28 – and this year it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. The 11th annual celebration of real ale and live music is being hosted by St Austell Brewery in the unique surroundings of the old wine cellars and vaults beneath the Victorian brewery. In response to the huge … Continue reading →

French Beer Week: Bières23

Even though I’m doing an entire week on French Beer, there were only three actual beers from France that I was able to find locally this week: Fischer Amber, Les Sans Culottes (review tomorrow), and Bières23 Bière de Mars. (I found the Gavroche in Eugene and while I have found Jenlain Ambrée in the past, I haven’t seen it lately.) It’s the Bières23 I’m writing about tonight, because while I found the bottle of their … Continue reading →