Meet at Starbucks for a Beer?

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?

Searching for Snow Beer in the USA

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

Minnesota Gets to Drink its Wheaties Instead with HefeWheaties

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

Top Ten Beers Named After Songs (Maybe)

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)

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).