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Tag Archives: International Phonetic Alphabet

• “a woman walks into a bar…” to chat with Kern River Brewing brewmaster, Kyle Smith

“a woman walks into a bar…” to chat with Kern River Brewing brewmaster, Kyle Smith

I WON THE LOTTERY!!! As if. Well, I did win a BEER lottery…the lottery that Kern River Brewing had to make distribution of their cult favorite beer, Citra, available on a, sort of, equal basis. About a thousand people took part in the lottery and there were 380 lucky winners and, yours truly, was one […]

• Strange brew: Beer from portable concentrate + fizzy water

Strange brew: Beer from portable concentrate + fizzy water

Pat’s Backcountry Beverages has created a just-add-water beer concentrate using a lightweight carbonation system, scheduled to debut next month. Now you can crack open an iced cold brew just about anywhere without lugging around a heavy six pack. Pat’s Backcountry Beverages, a brewing company in Alaska,  has created a just-add-water beer concentrate using a lightweight […]

• New Oregon Ale Made From Brewmaster’s Beard. WHAT?

New Oregon Ale Made From Brewmaster’s Beard. WHAT?

Oregon breweries have always come up with unique blends, but now there’s a new ale in development with a secret ingredient that some might consider cringe-worthy. At Rogue Ales, the mischievous names of their handcrafted ales – like Dead Guy Ale, Yellow Snow IPA and Voodoo Bacon Maple Ale – show the brewery’s irreverent spirit. “We […]

• Kern River Brewing’s Citra…worth the 6 hour trip!

Kern River Brewing’s Citra…worth the 6 hour trip!

You remember that catch-phrase slogan “I’d walk a mile for a Camel!” Well, that’s nothing. I drove 340 miles for one of my all-time favorite beers. And I wasn’t disappointed. First of all, the drive on Route 178 is spectacular. River rocks the size of houses, towering mountains on either side. Breathtaking. (Scroll down for […]

• Introducing Modern Times Beer – San Diego

Introducing Modern Times Beer – San Diego

Interested in watching the birth of a brewery? Follow Modern Times Brewery from its inception to its first can of delicious beer. Join the journey! LIKE on Facebook! Hi folks! I just wanted to introduce the brewery I’m starting here in San Diego: Modern Times Beer. I’ve been holding off on starting a thread until […]

• Today is the 2nd Annual #IPADay. Cheers!

Today is the 2nd Annual #IPADay. Cheers!

  Today, August 2nd, join beer enthusiasts across the globe in a collective toast to one of craft beer’s most iconic styles: the India Pale Ale!! Founded in 2011 by beer evangelists and social media personalities Ashley Routson and Ryan Ross, IPA Day is a universal movement created to unite the voices of craft beer […]

• California Judge Thinks Mike’s Lemonade Is Beer? Go Figure!

California Judge Thinks Mike’s Lemonade Is Beer? Go Figure!

There is nothing that drives me crazier than people of a certain age endlessly talking about their ailments, so I will not tell you about mine except to say that I am grateful to live in a time when there are a variety of medications to alleviate them.  There is a price though.  I am barred […]

• 50 Must Try Hoppy Beers. Is Your Favorite On This List?

50 Must Try Hoppy Beers. Is Your Favorite On This List?

It is evident that the use of hops in beers has evolved to a point far beyond a function of perseverance. Yes, in the days of old, extra lupulin was administered to beers to withstand the arduous journey from England around the Horn of Africa to colonized regions of India. But today, the utilization of […]

• Charlize Theron Has Excellent Taste in Beer

Charlize Theron Has Excellent Taste in Beer

In a world where Spike Lee has his own variety of Absolut and Will Ferrell devotedly shills for Old Milwaukee, it’s important to point out when the intersection of celebrities and booze actually results in something encouraging. Take Charlize Theron, who was photographed Sunday carrying some of America’s finest craft beer to a Super Bowl […]

• Yes, people, Hanson boy band, making beer…MMMhop IPA

Yes, people, Hanson boy band, making beer…MMMhop IPA

As kids, they gave the world “MMMbop.” Now, as adults, Hanson is releasing MMMhop out into the world. The brothers of the boy band-turned-fully grown rock trio announced at a talk at Oxford on Monday that they will be entering the adult beverage market with their very own brew. “It’s vital our fans have trust […]

• Growlers roaring as a new old way to buy beer

Growlers roaring as a new old way to buy beer

Ed McAleer likes to drink his brown ale and IPA straight from a beer tap. But he doesn’t need to be in a pub to do so. When he has a hankering for a draft beer at home, McAleer pours himself a cold one from a growler, a refillable 64-ounce glass jug that he buys […]

• CAMRA Cancels BrewDog’s Bar at the Great British Beer Festival

CAMRA Cancels BrewDog’s Bar at the Great British Beer Festival

Back in May, we announced that we would be attending the GBBF in August. We had came to an agreement with CAMRA to have a bar serving kegged our beers at the festival. We signed the contract and paid the deposit.  We agreed to work together with CAMRA, put past differences behind us, and try […]

• First amendment lawsuit over Raging Bitch beer label

First amendment lawsuit over Raging Bitch beer label

A provocative beer label and a debate about First Amendment rights are at the heart of a lawsuit filed by Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick against the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. The lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Michigan’s Western District, centers on the commission’s decision in November 2009 to deny an application […]

• No! Dogfish Head pulling out of RI

No! Dogfish Head pulling out of RI

Everyone who enjoys good beer knows that Dogfish Head has been growing like gangbusters over the past few years. The Delaware brewer’s 60 Minute IPA is one of the most popular — and one of the best — India pale ales on the market. In fact, the company doesn’t make a mediocre beer; Squall, Burton […]

• Rule Beertannia! Read About Your Star British Microbreweries Here

Rule Beertannia! Read About Your Star British Microbreweries Here

These are boom times for British brewing. Despite the downturn in the economy and the ever-decreasing volumes of beer being drunk in pubs, the small beer scene is getting bigger. In 2004, there were only 480 microbreweries in the UK while back in 1975 the number of breweries numbered merely 141. 2011 can’t rival 1900 […]