David Shrigley’s beer

Visual artist David Shrigley has long been a favorite of mine. His offbeat sense of humor and style shine a sly light on modernity. Advertisements Continue reading David Shrigley’s beer


Ommegang to re-release early Game of Thrones beers.

Game of Thrones is now a worldwide phenomenon, but if you missed Ommegang’s first two companion brews, Iron Throne Blonde Ale and Take the Black Stout, soon you’ll have a chance to try them. Josh Goodstadt, HBO’s VP of Global Licensing, said, “The popularity of the beers has grown right alongside the popularity of the show, and we are thrilled to give these first two brews a second … Continue reading Ommegang to re-release early Game of Thrones beers.

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Bar Roulette

In the mood to go out for a beer this weekend, but you are just too darn indecisive and lazy? A new app is just for you. Bar Roulette searches Yelp for a top rated bar in your area, then calls Uber to pick you up and take you there. The app won’t tell you where you are going until you reach your destination. It might just make … Continue reading Bar Roulette


The Walking Dead Beer

That moment when the beer nerd and pop culture nerd in you collide. Who else is looking forward to this upcoming collaboration from The Walking Dead and Terrapin Beer Company? My anticipation is similar to when Ommegang’s Game of Thrones series was announced. Advertisements Continue reading The Walking Dead Beer


Chart: The perfect temperatures for beer (and other beverages).

A handy and nice chart from GB Energy Supply showing the perfect temperature for various beverages. https://www.gbenergysupply.co.uk/blog/2015/07/20/the-perfect-temperatures-for-beer-wine-and-beverages.php It’s in Celsius, because the rest of the world hasn’t switched back yet, but here are some conversions. Average refrigerator temperature: 37-38ºF Bottled beer: 39-43ºF Standard lager and kegs: 41-46ºF Cask ale: 52-55ºF So if you pour your refrigerator chilled beer into a glass, it’s still probably too cold for full appreciation. … Continue reading Chart: The perfect temperatures for beer (and other beverages).

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If you can’t beat them, buy them out.

I apologize ahead of time for the link to mainstream reporting on beer, but I find this interesting. Maybe because in 2011 Anheuser-Busch InBev (aka Budweiser)  bought my once local brewpub and hang out, Goose Island in Chicago. I’ve long proposed that Budweiser could produce beer better than many successful craft brewers if it were economically viable for them. Their short-lived American Ale was a decent amber ale, even while still attempting to … Continue reading If you can’t beat them, buy them out.