Michael Jackson visits Philly

Yep, that’s the topic of an entire article online. Michael Jackson (the beer guy… not the singer) has been visiting Philadelphia for 15 years for an annual beer tasting event… okay, so it’s not big news unless you live in Philly. I bet it’s a fun deal anyway. And it’s … Continue reading

Profile on North County breweries

North County Times has a good profile of North County (San Diego) breweries and the brewing climate there. The highlight brewery is Stone Brewing—one I wish I’d thought to visit when we went to San Diego last year. Microbrewers say their best advertisements are the beers themselves — richer, stronger … Continue reading

Mountain Town Station review

From the Lansing State Journal comes a review of the Mountain Town Station Brewing Company that sounds neat. Mountain Town Station Brewing Company and Steakhouse, 506 W. Broadway, is housed in a former railroad depot and offers a cool, charming dining experience…. Mountain Town brews eight beers; a sampler platter … Continue reading

Miller’s fruit beverage

Apparently, Miller will be testing a new fruit-flavored beverage. The Milwaukee brewing company will test a product called Brutal Fruit in Seattle, Tampa and Richmond, Va., beginning March 14. Miller says the product is fruit juice with five percent alcohol, much like beer. It’ll come in four flavors — strawberry, … Continue reading

Age verification forms on websites

My last post made me think about this, because the Stone Brewing website has one: an age verification form that you are required to fill out before accessing a beer site. Just what is that all about? Not only are they annoying, but they’re utterly useless as well: the internet … Continue reading

Wil Wheaton on Stone Brewing

Wil Wheaton has a post tonight about Stone Brewing Company which is kind of amusing; I don’t think I’ve ever asked anyone for permission to link to their site. I called them up, and talked to a guy in marketing. I basically said, "I’ve got this website that a few … Continue reading

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