Beer Saints

Not your everyday beer story: Hurns Brewing Company has dug up information about two dozen beer saints throughout history, according to this article. Beer was an important component of the secular and ecclesiastical diet, especially for monks fasting for their holy orders. Almost every monastery from Mexico to Timbuktu brewed … Continue reading

Pabst candles

I don’t know if I should be worried about this image or what: I mean, some sort of redneck beer drinker’s birthday? Weird light source? Very strange.

Beerdrinker of the Year

Proof that there are contests—and titles—for everything: Wynkoop’s Beerdrinker of the Year Finalists Announced. On February 26, 2005 [yes, they posted a few days late] at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, before a live audience, the finalists will be questioned by a panel of previous Beerdrinker of the Year winners and … Continue reading

Breweries closed, breweries sold

A couple of breweries closed their doors, one sold and is moving across town. BarrelHouse Brewing Company, in Cincinnati, was sold to a new owner who plans to re-open in a different part of town. Their homepage reassures everyone that the beer will continue to flow. (Via BeerAdvocate.com and The … Continue reading

Breakfast beer

At one point when I was homebrewing more, I was dreaming up ideas for what would make a good breakfast beer. Something that could actually be enjoyed once in awhile with (or for) breakfast, like mimosas or Bloody Marys. A fruit beer, or a lambic like Lindemans Framboise are the … Continue reading

Strange brew

Kind of a throwaway article, but still kind of interesting, "Brewer’s goal is a chicken in every pint" is about an award-winning homebrewer who brews with odd ingredients. Just check out some of the ingredients the award-winning home brewer has put in his beer: spinach, sweet potatoes, marshmallows, tea, coffee, … Continue reading

Low-cal stout?

Scientists brew low-calorie stout: This just doesn’t sound right to me. They claim it "has the same consistency, taste and texture as its full-bodied equivalent," but I just can’t believe that. Read on: Normal stout has about 2g of carbohydrate and contains 32 calories per 100ml while the new version … Continue reading

BellaOnline’s beer column

I don’t remember how I found this, but it’s not something I would have ordinarily come across: BellaOnline, a "comprehensive, online Network created by women for women," has a Beer and Brewing channel. Huh. Most women I know (my wife included) don’t like beer, so this is pretty cool. I … Continue reading

Oregon’s $2.2 billion beer economy

Bend.com has an article about Oregon’s beer economy: Beer-related businesses, including brewers, wholesalers, and retailers, contribute $2.2 billion to the Oregon economy, according to a new study released today by the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Beer Institute. The industry’s economic impact in the state includes 26,435 jobs … Continue reading

Some Boston brewing history

Interesting article in the Boston Herald about Boston’s brewing history, worth checking out. Few visible reminders remain – except a two-decades-old beer named after one of the city’s fieriest Revolutionary War patriots – but the Boston of a century ago was a beer-brewing hub to rival Midwestern suds capitals such … Continue reading