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29
Nov

Talking Turkey (Beer) on News 12

On the morning before Thanksgiving, I was on News12 New Jersey talking about four beers that would likely go well with the big turkey dinner.

I chose:

I traveled to Nashville right after the taping and personally enjoyed a variety pack (Pale Ale, Dos Perros, Sly Rye Porter and Hefeweizen) from Yazoo Brewing.

 

 

 

22
Nov

Talking #craftbeer on @News12nj This Wednesday Morning

While I’m usually stuck on the page or computer screen, occasionally I’ll branch out to other mediums.

This Wednesday (11/24/2010) I’ll be on the News 12 New Jersey morning show in the 8 a.m. hour talking about some craft beer options for your Thanksgiving Day dinner.

I’ll be pouring four beers including Infinium from Sam Adams and Weihenstephaner and the English Mild from the New Jersey Beer Co.

What are the other two?

Tune in this Wednesday and find out!

 

Cheers.

10
Nov

Cork-Finished Beer—Lay Them Down or Stand Them Up?

Cork-finished bottles stand out on shelves. Just a little taller than the other bottles, there is something a bit more formal about them. Beers finished with a cork and secured with a cage are a sign of something special, a reminder of the wonderful fermented beverage’s bottled beginnings and an enticement to spend a few more dollars on a beer the breweries have deemed above average.

Read the full article on Craftbeer.com here.

 

9
Nov

Pass the Sweet Potato Beer, Please

The orange earthy vegetable has earned its place in the glass

Long before he opened for business, Sean Wilson decided he wanted to use local ingredients as often as possible when it came to making his beers. The founder of Durham, North Carolina’s Fullsteam Brewery surveyed the state’s agricultural scene and realized that it was the largest producer of sweet potatoes in the nation.  Putting the starchy orange vegetable into a lager just made sense.

Read the full story here.

4
Nov

The End of History happens this Friday night.

A few months back Scottish microbrewery Brewdog announced that they had created “the world’s strongest beer.”  The brewery said it would release just a dozen bottles of the  55% alcohol brew and that it would come packaged in a stuffed animal. Don’t think teddy bear, think taxidermy.

The End of History

From the official announcement:

“This blond Belgian ale is infused with nettles from the Scottish Highlands and Fresh juniper berries. Only 12 bottles have been made and each comes with its own certificate and is presented in a stuffed stoat or grey squirrel. The striking packaging was created by a very talented taxidermist and all the animals used were road kill. This release is a limited run of 11 bottles, 7 stoats and 4 grey squirrels. Each ones comes with its own certificate of authenticity.”

Bloggers in the industry swooned, major media outlets wrote about it and featured it on newscasts. Amazingly all of the available bottles (costing up to $1,100) sold out.

Brewdog did give one bottle to the website BeerTap TV and this weekend, during a live broadcast at the Beer Bloggers Conference the show will open the bottle and conduct a live review. It’ll be interesting to hear what the folks who get a sip or two have to say.

Cheers.

 

1
Nov

Headed to Boulder,CO later this week.

The first ever Beer Bloggers Conference will be held later this weekend in Boulder, CO.

This will be my second trip to Colorado in six weeks and I am excited to check out a few of the breweries in town.

The conference itself has a pretty interesting line up. More to come later this week.