Monthly Archives: January 2011

The next Session: The question of dispense

The topic for next month’s Session (#48) has been announced, and is being hosted by Reluctant Scooper: Does dispense matter? The method of beer dispense often raises the hackles of even the most seasoned beer drinker. Some evangilise about living, breathing cask as being the one true way. Others heartily support the pressurised keg. The humble tinny has its fans. Lovers of bottled beer, either conditioned or pasturised, can be equally vociferous. Perhaps you think … Continue reading →

Newcastle DraughtKeg review

Over the weekend I tapped that Newcastle five liter DraughtKeg that was sent to me, and I have my impressions wrapped up in the guise of a review. First off, it presents a somewhat imposing presence in the refrigerator; five liters is equal to 1.32 gallons and with the extra hardware on top there is only really room on the top shelf of my fridge. The directions say to refrigerate for 10 hours (or put … Continue reading →

Next week: Barleywines!

Next week I’m back into the monthly swing of doing a Theme Week and I’ve decided it’s time to go with Barleywine as the Theme for January. Barleywine is one of my favorite styles of beer, and shockingly I haven’t yet made it the topic of a Theme Week—I’ve hosted a Session with Barleywine as the topic though, so that’s something. The middle of winter is the perfect time for Barleywines, and I’ve been picking … Continue reading →

Press Release: Grand Teton Brewing Company Introduces a New Brew

Persephone Imperial Pilsner is the latest release of Grand Teton Brewing Company’s renowned “Cellar Reserve” program. Grand Teton Brewing Company, known throughout the West for their exceptional craft brews, will celebrate the release of Persephone Imperial Pilsner at their pub in Victor, Idaho on January 29th. This springtime brew, in their 2011 “Cellar Reserve” series of specialty beers, has the light body and smooth flavor of a traditional pilsner but twice the strength and a … Continue reading →

Update to the Bend Brewing/10 Barrel moves

More information about the big 10 Barrel changes I blogged about yesterday: Bend Brewing Company and Tonya Cornett (the head brewer) both posted on Facebook that Cornett is in fact not leaving BBC, but she will also be brewing for 10 Barrel. Here’s what was written: Bend Brewing Company announces that Brewmaster, Tonya Cornett, will take a second brewing position with Ten Barrel later this year. She will remain Head Brewmaster at BBC overseeing all … Continue reading →