Tag Archives: Beer

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 57!

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 57!

Q.Explain the roots of the Scandinavian toast, sköl. A.The familiar Scandinavian toast sköl derives from scole, the drinking bowl shaped like the upper half of a human skull. Originally, these bowls were fashioned from the actual skulls of an enemy killed in battle. So, next time you toast, just be American about and yell, “YOUR…Read more »

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 56!

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 56!

Q. What 1983 arcade game challenges players to coordinate the movements of beer, bartenders, empty beer mugs, and customers? A. Tapper Tapper Arcade Game Empyrean Brewing Co. Winter Wisdom I bought this as a single at Happy’s. When I do that, I  can get a good variety and a sixer is only $10! Being the…Read more »

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 55!

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 55!

Beer, as all alcoholic drinks, is made by fermentation caused by bacteria feeding on the yeast cells, and then defecating. This bacterial excrement is called alcohol. You’re drinking bacteria poop. CHEERS! Wells & Young’s Ltd. Double Chocolate Stout What? Another chocolate stout? Yes. There are many of these, however what i love about craft beer…Read more »

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 54!

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 54!

It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer, and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the “honey month”, or what we know…Read more »

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 53!

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 53!

In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them to mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. It’s where we get the phrase “mind your P’s and Q’s”. So remember, when you tell your kids to “mind your…Read more »

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 52!

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 52!

After consuming a bucket or two of vibrant brew they called aul, or ale, the Vikings would head fearlessly into battle, often without armor or even shirts. In fact, “berserk” means “bare shirt” in Norse, and eventually took on the meaning of their wild battles. SKOL!!! Firestone Walker – Mocha Merlin If you are a…Read more »

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 51!

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 51!

Prohibition, beginning on January 16, 1920, lasted 13 years, 10 months, 19 days, 17 hours, and 32-1/2 minutes, and was rescinded on December 5, 1933, at 3:32 p.m. BEER WINS! Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Midnight Orange Stout This is what I call a “beast beer”. Lots of flavor, aged well and can continue to…Read more »

Here’s to Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog (POSTPONED)

Here’s to Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog (POSTPONED)

Due to my quest to pass a kidney stone, I have not been feeling well enough to drink any beer this week. SO, I’m holding off until next Friday before I blog about a beer or beers I’ve tried. Also, running low at home and need to get out and find some more. Anyone know…Read more »

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 50!

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 50!

Before thermometers were invented, brewers would dip a thumb or finger into the mix to find the right temperature for adding yeast. Too cold, and the yeast wouldn’t grow. Too hot, and the yeast would die. This thumb in the beer is where “rule of thumb” comes from. Firetrucker Acova Black Walnut Iowa’s very own,…Read more »