WEEK OF OCTOBER 29th
VACATION PRO-TIP: Bathe in Beer Ingredients while You Drink Beer.
Prague’s Beer Spa wants you to relax in hot barley, hops and yeast.
New Yorker Cover Celebrates Microbrew Snobbery
Discriminating tastes are way bigger than Williamsburg.
Capitalists Are Helping a Restaurant Sue Florida Over Anti-Growler Laws
The Sunshine State’s ban on the half gallon faces new legal opposition
A Highly Acclaimed Coffee Brew Finally Gets Bottled
But not before it’s been barrel-aged for four months.
WATCH: Good Documentary on Oskar Blues
The Longmont, Colo. brewer was an early canning proponent among microbrewers.
WATCH: Innovative Ad for Norwegian Beer Festival Ducks Local Law
Apparently, without the freedoms we take for granted, they can’t show actual beer when promoting their festival.
Los Angeles Microbrewer Battles Zoning-Law Hassles
Zoning is driving up the expense of operating in the city.
Another Microbrewer Tempts Copyright Fate with its “Parody” Beer
The mouse is a difficult beast to tangle with.
How Did Beer Taste Before Yeast Was Pure?
Beer blogger says the landscape used to be far more tart.
WEEK OF OCTOBER 22nd
Wet-Hop Farmers Expanding in Outer South
It’s a crop that’s been easier only farther north.
Is this the Nation’s Only Black-Owned and -Operated Brewery?
Cajun Fire Brewing Co. is in New Orleans.
Two Hundredth Anniversary of the London Beer Flood
A million liters created a 15-foot tidal wave, demolished homes and killed eight people.
Food Scientists Find Floating Plastics in Top German Beers
So much for Deutschland’s beer purity law . . .
Anheuser-Busch Battles Kentucky Regulators
Locals say they want to stop a monopoly.
WATCH: Documentary on How Pilsner Urquell is Made
This very old company is now a tentacle of SABMiller.
A Massachusetts hospital says Drinking Beer Makes Men More Likely to Reproduce
Coffee does the opposite.
Store Beer in the Frig Efficiently Using Strong Magnets
The bottles hang from the top.
Smooth Criminals Make Off with 39,000 Cans of Miller High Life
They’re sipping the Champagne of Beers, riding big rigs off into the sunset.
A Colorado Brewer Cleans Out Grocery Store’s Count Chocula Supply
Black Bottle Brewery features brews that taste like off-the-shelf cereals.
LISTEN: Podcast on a great encyclopedic/social beer mobile app.
Guest Greg Avola developed Untappd.
WEEK OF OCTOBER 15th
The Dark Sides of Brewery Work
“I hope you enjoy puking at 9 am as you shovel rotting grain slime by hand.”
Bars Take Bribes to Not Offer Your Favorite Brews
One Massachusetts man is snitching on them.
Peer-Reviewed Medical Journal: Beer Fights Arthritis in Women
“[W]omen who drank beer 2–4 times a week had a 31% decreased risk compared to women who never drank beer.”
A Primer on Pennsylvania’s Weird Beer Laws
Where distributors have to sell you the whole case
LISTEN: The Ramones’ Steel Reserve Commercials
A late-punk selling-out for the beer that’s “strong enough for a homey but made sweet for the freaks.”
The Brewers Association says More Ladies are Getting Into Beer
They say young women represent 15 percent of total craft consumption
Being Ready for the Holidays with Hard Cider
You should have started doing this five months ago, though.
Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Hits Shelves
It’s got new artwork.
Vietnamese Regulators Battle Overheated Beer Service
The Man says it’s about health, gets accused of snobbery.
WEEK OF OCTOBER 8th
Dogfish Head Makes New CEO Position
President Sam Calagione ‘Appoints from Within’
Sierra Nevada Releases Barrel-Aged Narhwal in Bottles
Beer Advocate rates Narwhal at 92 percent.
Celtics and Bruins Fans Enjoy Great Beer on Tap
The TD Garden features quite the selection at its Craft Beer Garden
Great American Beer Festival Winners Announced
Oregon’s Breakside Brewery wins the IPA Gold.
Mass. Brewer Pulls out of Georgia due to Distribution Headaches
Is the three-tier distribution system to blame?
Dogfish Head founder says There’s No Corporate Drama.
OK, Sam looks sober enough to us.
What Pumpkin Beers to Try, and Avoid
Schlafly’s excellent ale triumphs. (No relation to Phyllis Schlafly.)
The Grey Lady Slams Potential Miller-Anheuser Merger
The New York Times says this will hurt beer.
Preserving the Art of the Norweigan Farmhouse Ale
Maltøl is made with juniper instead of water.
You May Have a Gene that Makes You Hate IPA
Why a quarter of us just can’t get into bitter beer.
WEEK OF OCTOBER 1st
Learn More About Your Beer Overlords
The five companies that make half the world’s beer.
Dog Trained to Get Beer from Fridge.
The pinnacle of American discipline
“Beer is a good family drink.”
The Smithsonian digs into the roots of American brewing.
Duff Debuts at Universal Studios Orlando
Animation fans will be disappointed they can’t take bottles off the premises of one bar.
High-End Robitussin Wows America’s Connoisseurs
“[A]n upscale product for the cold and flu sufferer with a discerning palate”
Finnish Scientists Recreate 170-Year-Old Beer from Shipwreck
They say 19th century beer was sweeter.
World’s Most Expensive Beer = $900/Bottle
It’s made from glacier water.
Previous Most-Expensive Beer Record-Holder Had Taxidermy Bottle
It’s 55 percent, and you would drink it out of the mouth of a dead animal.
The Washington Redskins are Selling Beer from the World Cup
Budweiser says it’s out of date.
Stone To Brew on East Coast
Richmond, Va. lured them with money, and an offer to change their zoning laws to allow greater brewing volume.