Basketball season has started. And I’m eating it all up. From Dirk and the Mavs fighting the good fight to why the Clippers deserve to be hated (great compilation story), the NBA has it’s share of characters on the court and at the keyboards. Yesterday, I found some interesting basketball news pertinent to the 2.5 people that read this. Chris Bosh beer is available today thanks to … Continue reading Chris Bosh, NBA All-Star and All-Beer First Team
Recently, I ordered a Kölsch. Yes, it was at more of a dive bar than beer connoisseur round table. Yes, the noise level was at the multiple bomb rating level. And yes, nearly everyone around me was ordering the PBR and whisky shot special (which was my selection for my 3rd and 4th rounds). Still, I felt like easing into a long night of probable … Continue reading Kölsch, Enough Said (Maybe)
The 21st Amendment opening celebration for their San Leandro location was this past weekend. It’s on the more industrial side of the freeway, where Drake’s and Cleophus Quealy are. It appears to be the largest of them, and every bit of the space around it was crammed in with cars. We were there to enjoy the beer, the brewery and more of the beer. The … Continue reading Won’t Somebody Please Think of the Children?
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.
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)
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.