Month / November 2011

Smuttynose Wins Medals News from Portsmouth… The entire team at Smuttynose is very pleased to announce that they’ve won two significant gold medals since the last newsletter. Wheat Wine Ale, which was the final 2010 release in the Big Beer Series, won a Gold Medal at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival in the “Other […]

Read More

What’s in beer? The answer to the question “What’s in beer?” is not as simple as it seems. It depends on who you ask. A professional brewer will tell you that they use only natural ingredients. Keep in mind that they consider salts and powdered minerals that they add to “harden” the water in the […]

Read More

Green Flash Brewing Co. 1430 Vantage Ct Vista, CA 92081 Phone: (760) 597-9012(760) 597-9012 FAX: (760) 597-9013 Preface: This 12 oz. bottle of Green Flash Rayon Very was provided gratis from the brewer’s marketing department, or such sort of promotional department or agency. The label only lists the alcohol content by volume as 7.0%. The […]

Read More

Events worth visiting in the NYC area… Author Josh Bernstein & 508 GastroBrewery celebrate book releaseBREWED AWAKENINGMonday, November 21st6:30 – 8:30 pm For the last six years, Josh Bernstein has traveled across the country covering the craft beer industry. He’s hit breweries, interviewed brewers, and has surrounded himself with the people and trends that drive […]

Read More

Cheddar and Beer… The cheese and wine crowd that populate a good many social events these days are most likely enjoying relatively good cheese and fairly good wine. The reason for this is simple. A relatively good cheese can make a fairly good wine taste very good. And a fairly good wine can hide the […]

Read More

Bronx Brewery 7 Bruckner Boulevard Bronx, New York 10454 (718) 514-9000(718) 514-9000Preface: This 12 oz. bottle was given to me by the folks from Bronx Brewery at their Manhattan introduction of their Bronx Pale Ale on purchased Thursday, 10 November 20011 at or around 1530 hours at a place called Amity Hall in NYC. They […]

Read More

News from around the world… Good “beer news” from Maryland… After years of out-of-state ales, breweries are booming in MarylandBaltimore SunFREDERICK — — The Brewer’s Alley brew pub in the heart of downtown has been chugging along for 15 years, slowly adding artisanal beers to its stable, resisting temptation to expand when it seemed every […]

Read More

Big Bottle Blues There are fourteen 750s sitting in my beer closet. They are pictured below.   I am not a collector… I am a drinker, an enjoyer of fine beer. Faced with such a wealth of material I could use the learned observations of those who read this posting to come to a decision […]

Read More

Widmer Brothers O’Ryely IPA Widmer Brothers Brewing Co‎ 955 North Russell Portland, OR 97227 (503) 281-2437(503) 281-2437Preface: This 12 oz. bottle of Widmer Brothers O’Ryely was sent to me by the folks at the Widmer Brothers Brewing Co.. It arrived no later than 1 November 2011 and has been refrigerated since then. The bottle was […]

Read More

Beer Mac and Cheese What makes this bubbling version of the basic “Mac & Cheese” special? Beer Yes, beer can be a base of essential “Mac & Cheese”. Here is how it is done… First, cook up a pound of bite sized pasta. Next, find a sauce pan that can hold a quart of stuff. […]

Read More