Cooking with beer

Mmmm, cooking with beer. Newsday has an article featuring four recipes made with beer to go along with Superbowl Sunday. Monterey Jack Cheese Dip, Brew Haus Onion Soup, Pork and Hominy Stew, and Grace Neill’s Chocolate and Guinness Brownies. The onion soup and the brownies sound especially good. Another site … Continue reading

Duff Beer on eBay

No, not really. An Australian woman was busted for selling a non-existent case of Duff Beer three times on eBay. From Mum caught in Duff beer scam: A mother raising funds to buy her children Christmas presents sold a non-existent carton of Homer Simpson’s favourite brew Duff Beer three times … Continue reading

Magnolia Brewery’s Strong Beer Month

Via RateBeer comes this news about San Francisco’s Magnolia Pub & Brewery‘s Strong Beer Month (all this February). Magnolia and the 21st Amendment Brewery and Restaurant have teamed up once again to celebrate this rich brewing tradition. Our cellars are full of wintertime ales designed to provide comfort and warmth … Continue reading

German breweries close

Well, this can’t be good: Breweries close as German thirst for beer fades. Along with the other "signs" I’ve pointed to (here, here and here), maybe it’s the beer apocalypse? The shake-out in the German brewery business is gathering pace as a trend to healthy living and a fall in … Continue reading

Bend Brewing domain name

My previous post about Bend Brewing‘s latest beer reminds me of a story about their website and domain name… Way back in 2000, when I was working for an internet development company (Alpine Internet Solutions, they’re still here), I had grabbed a bunch of "brewing" domains (we could get domain … Continue reading

Axe Head Red from Bend Brewing Company

This press release on Bend.com touts our local Bend Brewing Company‘s newest beer, Axe Head Red. In spring of 1905, Bend’s first fire destroyed the O’Kane Saloon and encouraged city officials to organize a volunteer fire department. In honor of that inflammatory incident, and the protection of our fine city … Continue reading

Mt. Angel Brewing closes

This isn’t good: The Mt. Angel Brewing Company closed its doors abruptly. From the article: Mt. Angel Brewing Co. has closed its doors abruptly, only days after those involved with the restaurant said it was about to change its menu. Repeated phone calls to representatives of Traeger Industries, who owned … Continue reading

Yet more beer blogs

In case I hadn’t pointed them out yet, here’s some more beer blogs I’ve come across: Hail the Ale! On Tap Beer and Food (hasn’t been updated in over a month, though)

Exploding beer

If you’ve been homebrewing for any amount of time, odds are you’ve had at least one explosive occurence with your beer. I have had two, and fortunately I was present to see both of them. The first was a fermenting batch of Toad Spit Stout (from The Complete Joy of … Continue reading

A Good Beer Blog wins award

Congrats to A Good Beer Blog to coming in fourth in the 2004 Canadian Blog Awards!