Monthly Archives: November 2009

Thanksgiving Week: Homebrewing

One event in particular is worth special note to be thankful for: when President Jimmy Carter signed the bill in February 1979 that made homebrewing legal in the U.S. This effectively launched a (home)brewing renaissance in the United States that can be traced in large part to Charlie Papazian‘s influence. Today, 30 years later, homebrewing is a flourishing cottage industry, with supply shops and clubs and classes all over the country enabling people to brew … Continue reading →

Press Release: Full Sail Brewing Company Honored for Sustainability

Full Sail Brewing, nationally known for its award-winning beers, was recently recognized by the Portland Business Journal for their innovation in sustainability. The Innovation in Sustainability awards were announced Thursday, November 19, at the Portland Art Museum where a special Portland Business Journal insert, Sustainable Oregon, was unveiled. Cited were Full Sail’s responsible water usage and conservation, renewal energy use and conservation, support for waste reduction, reuse and recycling, and use of local ingredients. Irene … Continue reading →

Press Release: Roger brews up a treat for St Austell Brewery Celtic Beer Festival

Beer and music lovers are gearing up for one of the biggest parties of the year as preparations take place for the acclaimed St Austell Brewery Celtic Beer Festival on Saturday (November 28). Real ale fans are in for an extra special treat this year as St Austell Brewery head brewer Roger Ryman and his team have created more than 20 special brews to tickle the taste buds of visitors to the event. Together with … Continue reading →

Thanksgiving Week

Since this week is the Thanksgiving holiday (at least, here in the U.S.), and I didn’t do Theme Week last week, I decided to combine the two and do something a little different: I’m going to be blogging this week about the stuff I’m thankful for as it relates to beer and this blog. The first thing I’m thankful for is beer blogging and more specifically, The Brew Site. What started out five years ago … Continue reading →


Or perhaps this should be called “Alenog”: over on the “This is why you’re fat” blog is this concoction: “Ale boiled with butter, sugar, an egg yolk and topped with a whipped cream and nutmeg.” It simultaneously sounds gross and intriguing.