I like a good underdog story. The tortoise always had my emotions. The Zulus against the Brits way back when. I cheered for Daniel-san in The Karate Kid (maybe not Jaden Smith as much). And I always want whomever is fighting Mayweather to win. Of course, as much as it pains the Filipino side of my family, there was still no way I was betting … Continue reading The Queen of Beer Has My Support
I am not a coffee person. And I am definitely not a fan of Starbucks as an organization. I am a supporter of Peet’s and Blue Bottle and others and steer people away from Starbucks with my ignorant, outsider perspective. I try to keep things positive about beer, but the announcement that Starbucks will sell beer, wine and tapas type dishes starting tomorrow is something … Continue reading Meet at Starbucks for a Beer?
Beer has its food pairings. I won’t pretend I can relay those pairings with confidence nor expertise for meals or main dishes. Snacks, however, I think we’re all experts at. Salty chips or nuts are good. I like carrot sticks and think they’re good to cleanse the palate a bit for more beer. Of course, breads and other spongy carbs are good to give that … Continue reading Let’s Give Beer Cheese a Try
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
It’s the world’s best selling beer and it’s sold exclusively in China. Challenge accepted. What challenge you ask? Finding Snow Beer somewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area. It started with the simple idea of finding out what was truly the top selling beer by unit. Jay and I were both surprised and curious that we’d not heard of it before. It made sense that … Continue reading Searching for Snow Beer in the USA
Wheat cereal. Wheat beer. The article says this crossover was inevitable, and it sure seems that way. Wheaties Hefeweizen, or HefeWheaties, will be available for those that want the drink that will make you feel like a champion if you drink enough of it. The sad fact appears to be that it will only be available in Minnesota for the time being, brewed in partnership with … Continue reading Minnesota Gets to Drink its Wheaties Instead with HefeWheaties
I am not well traveled in my beer tourism nor have a diverse tasting portfolio, but as Jay may attest to, I’m a sucker for inspired beer names and recommendations from the staff. On both accounts, I strike out a lot. There are many partnership brews that result in creative names, however I’m leaving those out. And I’ve not been able to taste all of … Continue reading Top Ten Beers Named After Songs (Maybe)
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. Continue reading The Walking Dead Beer
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).
The Premiere League has started. I am a fan of soccer (I’m in the US, so I’ll stick with soccer), but not an ardent follower of the leagues. My sports hierarchy is Basketball, most combat sports, then everything else. Soccer is pretty much the top of the “everything else”, but my excitement rises during the cups code — country versus country. Here in the US, the … Continue reading Premier League and a Pint