Friday, December 4, 2009
Sapporo Breweries deceloped a descendant of the Haruna Nijo malting barley. The secret is, they grew it in space for 5 months in 2006! You can try and get your hands on this limited edition brew - but your chances are slim since the winners are picked from a lottery
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
“I fwy to thew id foroughly to make thaw I haf enuff to weth it aw thwoo.” Sam Calagione is quoted as saying while he had a mouthful of the milled purple corn used to make Chicha. One of the ingredients of Chicha is corn. And to convert the starches of corn into fermentable sugars - the ancient tribes figured out to mix the corn with saliva. That's right... human spit in beer!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
You've drank their beer for years. In fact, the first beer you ever drank could have been theirs, but do you know the men? Author Ethan Trex wrote about the "Seven Barons Behind Popular Beer" - and it's definitely a quick and interesting read. See what you might not know about:
1. Eberhard Anheuser
2. Adolphus Busch
3. Adolph Coors
4. Fredrick Pabst
5. Joseph Schlitz
6. Valentin Blatz
7. Frederick Miller
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Banker emphasized that his beers don't taste the same as those bought at the grocery store.
"When you make it fresh, it does make a difference," he said. "There are a lot of trade-offs made to increase the shelf life of a beer. I find it strips away some of the life from the beer. When you pick up something at the grocery store, many times it's be...
Friday, March 13, 2009
Karl Strauss Brewing Company is celebrating their 20th Anniversary with the debut of completely redesigned packaging to showcase their locally brewed and bottled beer.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Hop Heads rejoice! There’s a new IPA in town. Karl Strauss Brewing Company is excited to introduce Tower 10 IPA—a bold, flavorful American-style IPA and the latest addition to their core lineup.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Aug 24, 2008 – Could Slavutich and Lvivske be the next great import beers? Find out for yourself with a unique, insider, tasting of the world's best beers.
Oliver Dawson, president and host of Beer Lovers Tour International, will explain how his recent trip to Ukraine convinced him that Ukraine deserves to be counted among the world's leading b...
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
In Germany, beer is large part of the culture. There are over 1300 breweries in Germany, the most in any country in the world. Beer produced in Germany must adhere to the Reinheitsgebot (German purity law) which dictates what ingredients can be used. The only ingredients allowed are "Wasser, Hopfen, und Gerstenmalz" or water, hops and barley-malt i...
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
The hop shortage and rising cost of food products isn't the only factor that's could be affecting craft brewers and micro-brewers a like in California.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
New Belgium Brewing's new canning line began operations in May, introducing Fat Tire cans to its home state of Colorado. Much to the delight of beer and outdoor enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest, the cans have now expanded into select stores in Oregon and Washington. Cans of Fat Tire Amber Ale are now available in the following markets: Fred Meyer, Topps/Haggen, Puget Sound Natural Foods, Metropolitan Markets and Whole Foods.