Wednesday March 5, 2014
The annual West Coast dash for the short supply of Russian River Brewing's annual "pub draft only" release Pliny the Younger had one Portland bar thinking outside the box to make sure their regulars didn't have to wait in line to get a taste of the short-in-supply release. The Beer Monger listed their supply of Pliny's triple IPA as Miller High Life at $7 a pint.
But even if you were tipped off by the high price tag for a pint of High Life, your Pliny-privileges would be taken if there were any "...yelping, tweeting, selfieing, facebooking, instagramming, posting and/ or whatever else it is you kids do these days." (Inside Scoop SF) That's dedication to your regulars.
Best of luck with the lines. But if you're on the East Coast or are looking for something a little more available, check out our dive into pale ales and a few of our reviews for ideas.
Friday February 28, 2014
This month we've been exploring different styles of pale ale and tasted a few examples of India Pale Ales and American pale ale. Check out our reviews of English IPA Samuel Smith's India Ale, AleSmith's IPA, an American IPA and Samuel Adams' Whitewater IPA, a cross between a witbier and American IPA.
And as a treat we got to taste a limited release beer from Samuel Adams. Check out our review of their 10th Anniversary limited release of experimental beer, Utopias and leave your comments!
Friday February 28, 2014
An article by Quartz online on Friday reported that the fastest growing craft beer is far from being produced by a craft microbrewery. Brazilian-Belgian big beer corporation Anheuser-Busch Inbev developed Shock Top, an unfiltered Belgian style wheat beer, as a response to MillerCoors' Blue Moon, another widely available and popular wheat beer.
According to the Brewer's Association, Shock Top saw a 64% rate of growth from 2011 to 2012, outpacing Lagunitas Brewing Company at 47% and Kona Brewing Company at 27%.
India Pale Ales
Diving a little deeper into styles of pale ale around the world, we started exploring styles of English and American India Pale Ales and American pale ale.
Saturday February 22, 2014
On Thursday the Canadian women's ice hockey team beat the United States for gold and the Canadian men's hockey team beating the U.S. on Friday. And responding to Canadian Prime Minister Harper, Obama just added two cases of beer to the national debt via Twitter:
What beer do you think he'll send? @BarackObama, if you need suggestions, our vote at the moment would be AleSmith's IPA.
Check out the review and leave your comments.