Monthly Archives: February 2009

BlogAboutBeer.com Featured in the Latest Issue of Mutineer Magazine

The newest issue of Mutineer Magazine arrived at my doorstep yesterday and in it (on page 36) is an article entitled Beverage 2.0: Beer Blogs with a list of blogs worth reading. The story highlights and recommends a handful of beer-themed blogs, including niche giants hop-talk.com, Lyke 2 Drink, and yours truly: BlogAboutBeer.com! Each highlight features “three recent posts”, a …

Read More »

Why I Say No to “Proposition 3-17”

This is the second year in a row I’ve received a press release about the Guinness/Diageo marketing campaign called Proposition 3-17 (I’m not supplying a backlink, just Google it if you want to find out more) in which the brand is trying to “make St. Patrick’s Day an officially-recognized holiday in the United States”. While I love a good marketing …

Read More »

First MBWG Meeting of 2009: Aged Beer Dinner

The first quarterly meeting of 2009 — we moved to quarterly meetings after monthly meetings proved just too problematic — of the Maine Beer Writers Guild was held this past Friday evening at the condo of Jan (of BeerBloggers.com) and his wife Sally here in Portland. The theme of the evening was aged beers and the lineup was one which …

Read More »

It’s Easier to Reach Your Beer When Your Blanket has Sleeves

It appears that a pretty ingenious group of folks in the Windy City have combined two of my favorite things: pub crawls and Snuggies. On Saturday April 18th, the nearly 21oo people who have signed up (so far!) through SnuggiePubCrawl.com will trek across Chicago in their sleeved blankets to multiple bars, each with live entertainment and drink specials. And the …

Read More »

Michigan Brewing Co. to Brew Kid Rock Beer (Yes, You Read That Correctly)

Remember last August when Jessica Simpson started pimping out beer? Yeah, me either. But one Michigan brewery is hoping that celebs, regardless of level of celeb-dom, will still drive sales. Enter the Michigan Brewing Co. and none other than Kid Rock. The difference, though, between the Kid Rock deal and the Jessica Simpson deal is, however, it sounds like Rock’s …

Read More »

Review: Portsmouth Brewery Kate the Great Russian Imperial Stout

Well, I don’t know if it’s the “best beer in America” or not, but it’s certainly one of the best I’ve ever had. I am, of course, talking about the Kate the Great Russian Imperial Stout from the Portsmouth Brewery in Portsmouth, NH. Kate the Great was named the “best beer in America and second best beer in the world” …

Read More »

Got me Some Kate!

Much to my surprise, good friend @jchristie sent me a Tweet this morning to alert me to the fact that he had come back from yesterday’s Kate Day at the Portsmouth Brewery with a bottle of Kate The Great for me. This will be my first bottle of the supposed Best Beer in America. I’m really excited to see what …

Read More »

Review: Blind Salamander Pale Ale

The folks at Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. in Forth Worth, TX were kind enough to send me a couple bottles of their new brew Blind Salamander Pale Ale for review. First, a little background of the beer and the Blind Salamander: Blind Salamander Pale Ale is the first of a series of Rahr beers called Rare Breed. These beers …

Read More »

Which Was the Best Beer-Themed Super Bowl Commercial?

Well, like usual, yesterday’s Super Bowl was full of beer commercials. Even if they were all for pretty terrible beer (but what’d you expect?), it doesn’t mean they’re all terrible commercials. Although I must admit that this year was probably the most disappointing year for Super Bowl commercials in recent memory. Anywho, here are the beer-themed commercials from the Big …

Read More »