Good evening, all – just wanted to share some fun beer-y things from around the web on this warm summer evening:

First, a story from Primer Magazine entitled “The Beers I’m Drinking This Summer — And Why“, which goes beyond the American Light Lager to encourage folks to drink Blondes — like Pyramid Curveball Blonde (WA), Red Hook Blonde (NH/WA), and Bridgeport Big Beautiful Blonde (OR); Hefeweizens — like Widmer Bros. Hefeweizen (OR), Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse (Germany), Paulaner Hefe-Weizen (Germany) and Pyramid Apricot Weizen (WA); Pale Ales (“that doesn’t come in a red Solo Cup”) and IPAs — like Sierra Nevada Pale (CA), Deschutes Mirror Pond (OR), St. Peter’s English Ale (England.) British(-style) IPAs: Twisted Thistle IPA (Scotland), St. Peter’s IPA (England), Bridgeport IPA (bottle-conditioned) (OR). Hoppy IPA: Lagunitas IPA (CA), Pelican IPA (OR); and lagers/pilsners — like Allgauer Buble (Germany), Victory Prima Pils (PA), Heineken (the Netherlands), Pabst Blue Ribbon (WI), Hood River Session Lager (OR).

While I’m sure it’s repeat information for most of you, it certainly may be new to some. And either way, it’s a fun read; check it out.

Secondly, I stumbled across this great blog on Artisan Cheeses (because the only things that come close to my love for beer are my loves for artisan cheese and chocolate), which has a recent post on pairing craft beer and cheese! In the video you can Learn about beer and cheese pairings with Sargento Chef Guy Beardsmore as he visits Lakefront Brewery. Sound intreguing? It is. Click here to watch the video.

And last but not least, I got an email a few days ago announcing the launching of Mutineer Magazine, a new beverage magazine out of Los Angeles.  Mutineer Magazine is aimed at educating our readers about crafts beers and fine ales (the website also features a frequently-updated blog, a bookstore & an active forum). A .pdf copy of our launch issue can be accessed through this link:

Happy reading. Cheers.


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