Monthly Archives: March 2014

IBUs Explained…

Beer 101: IBUs – International Bitterness Units – have wide range on beer labels Fat Head’s Bumble Berry – a honey blueberry ale – has only 13 International Bitterness Units, or IBUs.  International Bitterness, or Bittering, Units – commonly listed … Continue reading

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Live Long And Prosper…

Hipster Craft Beer Snobs Are Nerdgasming Over New Star Trek Brew Trekkie hipsters around the world are rejoicing over a new craft beer that’s “boldly going where no [craft beer] has gone before.” (Sorry.) I present…Klingon Warnog, a “hand-crafted Roggen Dunkel.” Tin … Continue reading

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Baseball Fans, Put These On Your List….

10 Great Ballparks For Craft Beer Fans     Within the last few years, Major League baseball stadiums have cleverly latched on to craft beer like it’s the new hot dog. Some stadiums stock an unbelievable amount of beer, often … Continue reading

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Homebrewing On The Rise In NZ…

Home-brewed beer moving upmarket IN THE BUSINESS END: Tim Cursons moving the malts at the warehouse. DECENT BREW: BrewShop warehouse manager Tim Cursons offers a taste of his porter beer. HOBBIEST AT WORK: BrewShop owner Peter Moorfield doing the boil … Continue reading

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Braaaaaains…..

Brewer makes beer using smoked brains The Walker contains smoked goats brains and cranberries, which add a ‘sinister, bloody hue’ and ‘slight tartness’ to the brew. (Dock Street Brewery) The beer will debut on Sunday March 30 to coincide with … Continue reading

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Victory Makes Great Beer…

Victory Brewing Introduces New Brands for Summer DOWNINGTOWN, PA – Victory Brewing Company’s® (Victory) summer lineup will grow in 2014, as the brewery announces that two new brands, Moving PartsTM IPA and Summer SelectionsTM variety 12-pack, as well as the popular specialty 750mL, Wild … Continue reading

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Anti Cell Phone Beer Glass…

A beer glass to end smartphone addiction Few things are more annoying than smartphone-addicted friends. You’re just trying to get a beer and they’re obsessively checking their phones, reading tweets and updating you on Facebook happenings. Sure, you can ask … Continue reading

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Marinate Your Steaks In Beer…

Meat Cooked With Beer Helps Safeguard Against Cancer According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cancer is the second leading cause of death in people living in the United States. In fact, more than half a million … Continue reading

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Kumquat IPA

We didn’t hit the 1.074 that we were aiming for. We should have sparged a third time. Instead of being 8.3 ABV, It’ll be around 7. I’m ok with that. We will add the kumquats in a week and see what happens Continue reading

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Women dig craft beer

WOMAN’S TOUCH: Three Boys brewer Misty Weed says craft beer is catching on with women Women dig craft beer. This has probably been known to some women for quite a while, but the trend is only just becoming mainstream in … Continue reading

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That’s 14.3 Billion, With a “B”…

Craft beer industry grows 20% in 2013, records $14.3 billion in sales Jeff Green, right, laughs with Sam Knight while drinking and playing trivia on Monday night at Twisted Pine Brewery in Boulder. A new report released Monday shows that … Continue reading

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No Surprise Here…

The surprising health benefits of beer If you’re got party plans this weekend, don’t be afraid to knock back a cold one. Beer has several surprising health benefits. Despite beer’s bad reputation, it actually has a number of natural antioxidants … Continue reading

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An Entire Fest Cancelled Because Of Red Tape….

Southern California Homebrewers Festival Canceled Due To Legislative Technicality No home brew this year 🙁 For the last 23 years, the California Homebrewers Association (CHA) has hosted the Southern California Homebrewers Festival, an event showcasing the work of the hardcore … Continue reading

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We Love Firestone Walker!!

Firestone Walker is Paso Robles’ king of beer Firestone Walker Brewing Co. was launched by two brothers-in-law in Paso Robles in 1996. Today, their popular craft beer can be found in pubs and bars across the nation. Firestone Walker Brewing … Continue reading

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Crap Or Craft? There’s Ann App For That…

Craft beer or not? New app will tell you A new app will tell you if that beer you’re drinking is an “authentic” craft beer or (shudder) a macro-brew in disguise. And poor Leinenkugel’s gets held out as an example … Continue reading

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