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Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog *Vacation*

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog *Vacation*

I apologize but this week has been very busy. Besides the move to new studios, I have been dealing with a water main shut-off valve in my yard and am still trying to figure out how to fix it. Besides that, another family member passed early this morning and plans for another funeral are in…Read more »

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 63!

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 63!

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. “Berserker” loosely translates to “half-naked dudes”. Elysian Brewing Company Space…Read more »

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 62!

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 62!

Q. What United States city goes by the nickname “Beervana” because of all the microbreweries in the area? A. Portland, Oregon New Zealand Pilsner David Scheil of CRAZE (Cedar River Association of Zymurgy Enthusiasts) homebrewers will enter some of his beers in competitions around the state and Minnesota. He’s won first place and others in…Read more »

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 61!

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 61!

Hop was used as flavorings as early as 400 BC by captive Jews in Babylon, but historians think that the real reason it was used as additive was for its antiseptic properties. By adding hops, brewers didn’t have to have high alcohol content to prevent spoilage. This meant less grains and therefore more profit. Mo’…Read more »

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 60!

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 60!

The ’33’ on a bottle of Rolling Rock was originally a printer’s error. It refers to the 33 words in the original slogan. It has generated enough mystery over the years that the company left it in the label. Pearl Street Brewery Funktorious S.T.O.U.T. I was EXTREMELY excited to try this one from Pearl Street…Read more »

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 59!

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 59!

Q.Multiple Choice (choose one) Who was the first American to brew lager? A.John Wagner B.George Washington C.August Busch D.John Miller Answer at the bottom of this blog. Stone Brewery Scorpion Bowl IPA If you like a good IPA, but could do without the extra hop bitter, Stone has a beautiful IPA for you in Scorpion…Read more »

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 58!

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 58!

Craft beer causes a considerable amount of flatulence. My wife is well aware of this fact. In “I see what you did there.” news…. You have to read this article about Pabst’s new whiskey.  There are certain rules and regulations regarding the making of beer and spirits. Aging is one of those rules that qualify a…Read more »

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 »