Monthly Archives: May 2008

Moving

I believe Captain Hops from Beer Haiku Daily said it best way back on April 26th when he went through what I’m going through this weekend: My world in shambles And everything boxed away Beer still takes me home That’s right – we’re moving this weekend. While not all that far (literally, from the 3rd floor to the first floor …

Read More »

Tampa Strip Club Mogual to Try His Hand at Brewing

What do you do when you own all of the strip clubs, gyms, and most of the buildings in downtown Tampa Bay Florida? Run for local government? No, after that… open a brewery, of course! And that’s just what Tampa King Pin Joe Redner, along with his son Joey, plans to do. The pair would like to open Cigar City …

Read More »

The Web’s Best Beer Resources

Mashable.com today lists 13 of the web’s best (in their opinion, not necessarily in mine) resources for beer geeks lovers. Do you like beer? Are you one of those folks who always drinks the same brand, or are you willing to try something new? If the answer is the latter, you’ll be happy to know that there’s a wealth of …

Read More »

Cool Beer Robots

The blog oddee.com the other day listed 7 of the coolest beer gadgets in the known (robot) universe (thanks Wren, for pointing them out!). Some of my favorites included the R/C Cooler, which really touches on my pension for laziness: And the beer launching fridge… because there’s just something about drinking a beer that really makes me want to play …

Read More »

Flying Dog Kerberos Tripel: This is One Mean Pup

The Folks at Flying Dog Ales were nice enough to send me a bottle of the 4th member of their Canis Major Series — and their newest beer — Kerberos (ker-burr-os) Tripel. Kerberos is a bottle conditioned Belgian-style Strong Ale that weighs in at 8.5% ABV. It’s brewed with Pilsner and Aromatic malts and Golding and Saaz hops, yielding a …

Read More »

How DO You Release the Best Beer in America?

Back in December, The Portsmouth Brewery’s Kate the Great Russian Imperial Stout was named Best Beer in America (and Second Best on Planet Earth) by Beer Advocate Magazine. Since then, you couldn’t have found a bottle of the stuff anywhere for less than $100 (the going rate on eBay). To try and combat the craziness (or maybe make it worse), …

Read More »

Official Opening Day Set for Novare Res Bier Cafe

Head’s up Mainers! We received official word from Eric (Novare Res publican) today that Novare Res Bier Cafe will pour its first beers this Wednesday, May 21st, at 4 o’clock EST. Followed by a grand opening celebration Friday the 23rd. So clear your calendars, cancel your meetings, reschedule your dates, call out sick, and get your (good) beer drinking shoes …

Read More »

May Maine Beer Writers’ Meeting: A Review

This past Wednesday (May 14th) marked the second meeting of the Maine Beer Writers’ Guild. We met at the Casco Bay Lines terminal at 7 o’clock and all took the ferry boat over to Peaks Island to head to the Inn on Peaks Island. The inn is owned by the Shipyard Brewing Co., our gracious hosts for the evening, and …

Read More »

New Machine Makes Fuel from Beer

Tom Quinn and ethanol scientist Floyd Butterfield founded the E-Fuel Corporation in March 2007 to create efficient ethanol micro-refinery products for people who want to break their dependency on oil. And it looks like they’ve done it. And done it using beer. The company recently rolled out a portable machine called the MicroFueleris, which is about the size of a …

Read More »

Beer & Sun Powered Hot Water Heater

Ma Yanjun, a Chinese peasant and carpenter, of Qiqiao village, Shaanxi Province has made a solar water heater – using only beers bottles and hoses. How does it work? Well, The beer bottles lie on a board in rows and are all connected by hoses, which allow cold water to flow through them. As the bottles and board lie outside, …

Read More »

Happy Mother’s Day!

To All the Mom’s out there: Happy Mother’s Day! And to my mom – thank you for everything you do for me. I love you! Let’s all raise a glass to the mothers, wives and girlfriends in our lives for all that they do for us and the balance they help maintain. l’chayim! My Mom, Dad and me at my …

Read More »

It’s Almost Time to Celebrate American Craft Beer Week

This coming week (May 12-18th) is American Craft Beer Week. Changed to a week-long event in 2006 (the inaugural American Craft Beer Week was recognized by the U.S. Congress with House Resolution 753), American Craft Beer Week has continued to grow by leaps & bounds. This year, however, the celebrations will be slightly different – For the first time, breweries …

Read More »

Weeding Out Drug References in Craft Beer

Vaune Dillmann, a craft brewer from Weed, California, thought that he had a great marketing gimmick when he labeled the bottle caps for his new Lemurian Lager after the name of his town. They read “Try Legal Weed”. But the Federal alcohol regulators didn’t get the humor: According to Beyondmadisonavenue.com, The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Responded that …

Read More »

Need a Vacation? A Summer Beer Fest Might do the Trick

If you need a break this summer and want to hit the road – why not center the next family vacation around a beer fest? June through October is the busiest time of the year for beer fests around the world and the perfect time (and place) to whet your whistle and flex your beer muscles. Here are just some …

Read More »

Buried in PBR

image via the Associated Press Bill Bramanti of South Chicago Heights, Ill is 67 years old and in perfect health; he doesn’t expect to be kicking the bucket any time soon. But that didn’t stop him from buying his coffin. Bramanti had his coffin specially made recently, and it’s designed to look like a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon. According …

Read More »

National Homebrew Day is This Saturday!

In 1979 the American Homebrewers Association originally claimed National Homebrew Day to be the first Saturday in May. On May 7, 1988, Congress officially recognized National Homebrew Day. So, if my calculations are correct, this Saturday (May 3rd) is the 29th annual National Homebrew Day! Here’s what it’s all about: Every year on this day, thousands of homebrewers the world …

Read More »