Month / July 2010

Greetings, The brewers of Brussels, incorporating indigent yeasts and microbes in their fermenting process, produce a sour beer that defines the word “unique”. These beers are called Lambic and Geuze (a blend of Lambic beers aged in wood casks), and are famous world-wide today. These are truly the wildest beers available. In the same way […]

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Greetings, The recent mention in the beverage trade press of a “table keg” or “table tap” system has caught the attention of a number of multi-unit casual restaurants. I seem to remember a sports bar in Atlanta, GA for a few years ago tapping that idea and getting mentioned in the same media… Nevertheless, the […]

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Greetings, It is almost instinct that prompts my anticipation for cellar-temperature (50F) ale or a keller-temperature (40F) lager-style brew. It is the same instinct tells me that a cheese, fruit or soup is being presented at its optimum temperature. This instinct has been honed by education and experience to a keen appreciation. Nevertheless… there are […]

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Greetings, “Close your eyes… take a sip and you won’t be able to tell the difference.” The brand manager was telling me why the fact that his beer, with as much color as a glass of New York City water, was a good beer to drink. He was right. Miller Clear Beer tasted just like […]

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BEER MAKES HEADLINES Greetings, This week beer has made the headlines of news media in the United States and Canada. The folks in South Carolina had some beer celebrating… http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9GUE0E01.htm The folks in Chicago made a statement… http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/national/bitter-lebron-beer-on-tap-in-cleveland-ews-shns-wfts and the Canadians know basketball or beer… http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jIz2dTomuK89FAT4u6Bb9KVGUvjA Cheers! Peter

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Greetings, The Fourth of July Beer of 2010 was… Pabst Blue Ribbon in 12 oz. cans, on ice. Here is how the decision was made. As I was standing in front of an open cold box that stretched half a city block long, stacked with cases of canned beer, my mind returned to its “Happy […]

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Greetings, One of the advantages of living here in Brooklyn, NY is the access to some of the best beer brewed in the United States and Canada. I am not saying that Brooklyn Brewery is the best. The day I find the best of anything will be the saddest day in my life. The search […]

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Greetings, Now that I know the venue (outdoor cook-out in a country environment with a swimming pool), the menu (grilled chopped meat, sausages of beef and pork, chicken parts and the salads and condiments traditional to a cook out), and need (a case of 12 oz. canned beer), all that is left to do is […]

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