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.

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.