Tag Archives: ale

Dogfish Head Positive Contact

5 Mar

dogfish head positive contact deltron

The collaboration brew is nothing new to the craft beer industry.  Brewers will often share ideas and ingredients with one another to create something new and typically experimental, but Dogfish Head is trying a new type of collaboration beer by teaming up with none other than hip-hop artist Dan the Automator from Deltron 3030.  Positive Contact is the new creation that will be a beer/cider mix, featuring some of Dan’s favorite ingredients: Fuji Apples, Cayenne Peppers, roasted Farro, and Cilantro.

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Beijing Begins Brewing Craft Beer

27 Feb

slowboat brewery great leap brewing

Americans aren’t the only people with a craving for great craft beer.  The citizens of China have been showing a huge increase in demand for American ales with their strong economy on the rise giving people the means to afford better tasting, though more expensive, imported beer.  American craft beer exports have increased five-fold over the last five years (though the total sales in 2010 was still a meager $600,000) which has spurred the opening of two craft breweries in Beijing.  Great Leap Brewing and Slowboat Brewery are looking to take advantage of the emerging market with two different brewing styles.  Great Leap which opened in 2010, crafts beers from local ingredients, using Chinese hops as well as locally sourced honey, pepper, coffee beans, and teas while Slowboat imports hops and grains from the typical American farms located in the Pacific Northwest.   “It’s comforting for local Chinese to know the ingredients aren’t Chinese, because of all the food scandals,” said chief executive Chandler Jurinka.  Although the two Beijing breweries are following different strategies, both are pursuing the same goal: to create great tasting beer; and in a huge, emerging market of beer drinkers with extra yuan in their pockets, it’s a recipe for success.

Places to Taste Pliny the Younger in So Cal

14 Feb

Pliny-the-Younger-locations

Head on over to Taste Terminal to check out the dates and times when the highly coveted (and highly limited) Pliny the Younger will available at bars across Southern California.  Some have presale tickets available but you’re limited to only one 8 oz. pour.  Still, most locations only received one or two 5-gallon kegs so it will go fast.  Follow the link below to find where the triple IPA will be poured.

http://www.tasteterminal.com/2012/02/14/more-places-to-get-a-taste-of-pliny-the-younger-in-southern-california/

500 Beers

9 Jan

500 beers book

You know those books that list some dude’s 500 favorite beers that you should try but would never be able to track down, ultimately leaving you with a sense of failure and disappointment?  This isn’t one of those books.  500 Beers ($15) is simply a great way to keep track of the beers you’ve tried, want to try, or will never drink again.  With space to keep track of labels, locations, pictures, and notes as well as a progress tracker, this is the best way to document your journey through the wonderful world of craft beer.

Stone Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale

4 Jan

stone bottleworks13th anniversary

Bottleworks, a bottle shop local to Seattle, has teamed up with Stone Brewing to create the 13th Anniversary Ale.  Brewed with 13 types of malt and 13 types of hops which ferment to a convenient 13% ABV, this is a BIG beer to say the least.  The Matts, owners of Bottleworks, are no strangers to collaborating with big breweries, having produced 12 other top-notch brews with the likes of The Bruery, Russian River, Hair of the Dog and The Lost Abbey.  As of now, the 13th Anniversary Ale will only be available at Bottleworks and Brouwers Cafe in Seattle with a date to be announced.

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Yes You Can…

27 Nov

Enjoy great tasting beer in a can.  Gone are the days of choosing watery tasting beer from the Macro-breweries just because you need the portability and safety of an aluminum can over glass bottles.  The 21st Amendment Brewery in San Fransisco offers eight of their delicious ales in cans.  If you’re lucky enough to live in one of 14 great states where 21st Amendment distributes, don’t hesitate to pick up a few cans and enjoy truly delicious beer wherever you need to take it.

Check out 21st Amendment to learn more.