Compiled with the assistance of Rogue’s Issaquah Brewery Bullfrog Ale
News from Mordor
The largest U.S. brewer, Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. , said Tuesday that beer sales to retailers have rebounded in May after a disappointing April.
The brewer said sales from wholesalers to retailers for the whole company, as well as just for its core beer brands including Budweiser and Bud Light, rose at a mid-single digit percentage rate.
Hedonist Beer Jive’s Top 25 Beers I’ve had 8. Not bad for being on the entirely opposite coast.
The $200 beer. Cheap at the price.
As any Internet search will show you, these Ballantine bottles have a well deserved reputation. Back in 1994, Steve Kemper wrote a story for BeeR the Magazine titled “Pub Crawling New York with the Beer King” detailing in evening spent in several of Manhattan’s historic barrooms with the late Alan Eames.
They finished at Bahama Mama, where Eames had a bottle of Ballantine Burton Ale delivered to the table. That particular beer had been aged in wood from 1946 until 1966 and had been in the bottle for 25 years. After Eames explained how he came to own the bottle, he said: “This is the Dom Perignon ‘55 of beers, and God sent it to me.”
Should she drink the $9 beer, or should she use it to cool off her raging hot bosoms?
You can’t buy a 12-pack in Pennsylvania? Not that any of the beer I buy now comes in 12 packs, but damn.
Beer is worth 1.88 billion to the North Carolina economy. Approximately half of that is in Natural Light shipped directly to Greenville.
Ticketed for serving Coors with a Miller Lite tap. I’m betting the Port Washington CSIs spent weeks figuring out that one.
At issue was not so much the integrity of the container as its image. Beer cans have been around since 1935 and today cradle almost half the beer consumed in this country. But the can has been largely unable to shed its blue-collar aura, conjuring images of John Belushi in “Animal House” crushing the empties against his forehead.
Not until a few years ago did a Canadian firm, Cask Brewing Systems Inc., market a canning machine that was small enough and inexpensive enough to interest microbrewers.
I’ve had both the Dale’s Pale Ale and the Old Chub, and both are excellent brews.
Ruination IPA nows comes in six packs.
One of the most bitter beers in America, ringing in at over 100 IBUs (International Bitterness Units), Stone Ruination IPA was first released in June of 2002 and has since become one of the best respected beers in the “Double IPA” style category. Many brewers across the nation have even argued that “San Diego (Style) Pale Ale” is a more fitting name for this category, due to the origination of the style in the San Diego County region. Stone Brewing secured its position in that legacy at the very beginning by releasing some of the very first Double IPA’s in the world: the Stone Anniversary IPAs (1998 to 2001), followed by the release of Stone Ruination IPA in 2002. These beers were an instant hit with fans, many of whom are unapologetic “hopheads” (i.e., people who enjoy very hoppy, bitter beers such as India Pale Ales.) In fact, much of the initial prompting for Stone Ruination IPA, one of the first year-round bottled double IPAs in the world, came right from the fans themselves.
It’s Keith Villa’s job to talk to the clueless.
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