Author Archives: Jon Abernathy

Beware botulism in your prison hooch

I get a fair number of emails these days related to beer and alcohol, many of which are press releases of various types, but occasionally one arrives that’s offbeat and interesting. Case in point: a pointer to this article onĀ Botulism from Drinking Pruno from theĀ US National Library of Medicine. I found this fascinating particularly from an Apocalypse Beer standpoint. Pruno, in case you didn’t know, is the name given to “prison wine” brewed illegally using … Continue reading →

Received: Cans of Widmer Hefeweizen

Widmer Brothers Brewing has joined the canned beer movement, and today I received a tidy little package from them highlighting their toe into the canned waters: Hefeweizen in a can. In addition to the two cans of Hefe, you can see the package included a Yeti vacuum-insulated koozie (think “thermos” but in koozie form), a sticker, and a patch (for sewing onto fabric). I’ve always liked Hefeweizen, and I think it’s the perfect Widmer offering … Continue reading →