Monthly Archives: December 2012

Surprising health benefits of beer revealed

Despite its bad reputation, beer actually has a number of natural antioxidants and vitamins that can help prevent heart disease and even rebuild muscle, a doctor has revealed. Beer also has one of the highest energy contents of any food … Continue reading

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Cold day Beer

I’m not a cold weather person, especially if there is wind. Too cold for me, I’d rather stay in and make chili, which is what I did today. But, if there’s one good thing about cold weather it’s the warming … Continue reading

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Beer, Wine, Liquor Sales Up Around the Holidays, Imagine That!

Holidays bring glad tidings for stores specializing in beer, wine, liquor Area dealers are ready for the rush Alex Jensen of Cedar Rapids shops for beer for an office holiday gift exchange at Benz Beverage Depot in downtown Cedar Rapids. … Continue reading

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Is You Favorite On This List?

2012 has been yet another milestone year in the world of American craft beer. There are currently more breweries in operation in the United States than ever before, even surpassing the alcohol boom of the late 1800s. Outdated beer laws … Continue reading

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Help Name Their Beer!

Straight to Ale Brewing is giving you a chance to rename one of their Huntsville-made beers Huntsville’s Straight to Ale Brewing is giving craft beer fans a chance to rename their Stop Work 689 brew, which STA plans on releasing … Continue reading

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More Beer’s! Jim Baumann’s Milk Stout

  Beautifully  dark  and smells really good! We put 2 gallons in a Keg, and bottled the rest Style Information Name: WInter Night Recipe Type: Partial Mash Category: Sweet Stout Grains & Extracts Name Amount Notes Special B 8 oz … Continue reading

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Try something different for New Years. Beer Cocktail!

The beer cocktail concept is not entirely new. The shandy, a mixture of beer and ginger ale or lemonade in equal measure, is a classic, as is the black velvet, a beer-Champagne mix. I like to mix a few drops … Continue reading

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Bless you, Sierra Nevada Brewing

The rewards of heaven are the key perk for Trappist monks following in St. Benedict’s footsteps and committing to piety and relative silence.   Solving financial problems by brewing beer is just an ancillary benefit.   The monks of the … Continue reading

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A Fine List of Breakfast Beverages…

The 10 Best Beers for Breakfast ​Beer. It’s what’s for breakfast. We know what some of you are thinking. Beer for breakfast, Who does that? But the true advocate of craft beer knows there is nothing quite like waking up … Continue reading

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Craft Beer helps Rebuild Another Monastery….

Craft beer sales help rebuild centuries-old Trappist monastery in Northern Calif. VINA, Calif. — Monks in a small Northern California town are rebuilding a centuries-old Spanish monastery with help from what may seem an unlikely source: beer.The first phase of … Continue reading

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Beer Even Makes Beef better….

Texas ranch’s secret cattle feed ingredient: Beer “Kobe beef” originates in Japan, where ranchers would sometimes massage their cows or feed them beer while they are being raised for slaughter. A cattle ranch in Texas swears by a secret ingredient … Continue reading

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Ahh, Winter Warmers….

Winter seasonal beers, which tend to be bigger, stronger, spicier, and generally more boisterous than any other beers in the spectrum. There’s no one style; the variety is endless. A sort of hybrid British red ale and “imperial” Belgian witbier … Continue reading

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Interesting read. Way to go Montana!

Most Popular Blog Posts of the Year: Beer comes in 5th Posted by Skylar Browning on Tue, Dec 25, 2012 at 11:45 AM All week we’ll be counting down the end of 2012 by counting down the Indy’s top five … Continue reading

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Glad I don’t live in Mississippi

Home-brewed beer faces Catch-22 in Mississippi JACKSON— Catch-22 would be a good name for beer brewed at home in Mississippi. The attorney general says home-brewing is legal in the state with a permit from the Department of Revenue. But here’s … Continue reading

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Chicken and Dumplings

Oh so good on a cold, windy day! 2 cans (10.75 ounces each) cream of chicken soup, condensed 3 cups Pale Ale 1 cup  chopped celery 2 medium  chopped onions 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning 4 skinless, boneless Chicken Breast halves 4 sliced carrots (about … Continue reading

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