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Tag Archives: Public house

• Stop Hating On Boxed Wine — Try It You’ll Like It

Stop Hating On Boxed Wine — Try It You’ll Like It

Until recently, the last time I drank boxed wine was in college when “slap the bag” was an acceptable party game and everyone’s goal was to get as drunk as possible. Needless to say my memories of boxed wine were not the best. But on a recent liquor store trip, I was intrigued by a […]

• October is almost over but the beer still taps into food

October is almost over but the beer still taps into food

Octoberfest does not just mean getting drunk with people below your station in life. Beer flows in more venues than just giant gardens —Rustic Canyon has managed to consolidate an entire six pack of craft (Deschutes Brewery’s Black Butte Porter) beer into their “Black Butte Porter Chocolate Tart.”  That’s right – beer and chocolate – […]

• Long Beach, Ca: Taste of Brews fest this Saturday

Long Beach, Ca: Taste of Brews fest this Saturday

Taste of Brews Brings 50 Craft Breweries to Long Beach on Sat., August 20, 2011 An official event of the Long Beach Sea Fest, Taste of Brews features more than 100 beers from 50 local, regional and international breweries and brewpubs paired alongside cuisine from high-end gastropubs and fabulous eateries. The all-inclusive admission includes unlimited […]

• Craft Beer Brew Festival at the Los Angeles Zoo

Craft Beer Brew Festival at the Los Angeles Zoo

A night of California craft beer tasting at the Los Angeles Zoo August 12, 2011 – 6-9pm Enjoy five ounce craft beer samples, listen to live local bands, feast on pub food and visit the Zoo’s animals including Elephants of Asia. Guests will receive a souvenir tasting glass, 12 beer tasting tickets and a guide […]

• Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest: A Beer Lover’s Guide to Oregon, Washington & British Columbia

Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest: A Beer Lover’s Guide to Oregon, Washington & British Columbia

Traveling to the NW? Don’t forget your guide! Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest is a suds-soaked adventure through the 115 key breweries and brew pubs in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Lisa Morrison, a.k.a. The Beer Goddess, has included every brewery worth visiting, from pioneers like McMenamins, whose Hillsdale Brewery and Public House in […]

• Bartending Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Bartending Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Too much time in the tavern can be hazardous to your health–and not just for the drinkers bending their elbows or scrapping with the bouncer, according to a new study done in part at the University of Alberta. A joint study published in the September edition of Applied Ergonomics by the University of Alberta and […]

• British Pubs On Deathbed

British Pubs On Deathbed

The British pub, in some form or another has flourished, selling warm beer and lousy food, since a couple of thousand years BC. Beer was regarded rightly as a food for the Gods and the working classes. In the Middle Ages, you could sell your own beer out the back door, if you had one, […]

• Can You Ever Get Enough Beer-and-Food Pairings? Here's 5 Perfect Ones

Can You Ever Get Enough Beer-and-Food Pairings? Here's 5 Perfect Ones

What’s the best nosh with beer? Here, from a couple of New York’s finest beer experts, are five unique pairings.Following the gastropub tips are DIY dishes, with recipes, to bring the pairings home. 1. Dry stout and oysters. White wine and oysters seem the most genius flavor combination, especially when they’re both briny, creamy and […]

• 5 Surefire Ways to Piss Off the Bartender

5 Surefire Ways to Piss Off the Bartender

Ever wonder why everyone but you has a drink? If you find yourself engaged in any of the following behaviors, it could be because you pissed off the bartender. While I have no tolerance for snobby, stupid bartenders, adhering to the list below is a great way to avoid being blacklisted by the barkeep. Bartenders […]

• Punch Taverns Plans to Sell 1,300 Pubs

Punch Taverns, Britain’s biggest pubs group, yesterday announced plans to dispose of 1,300 outlets to reduce its debt and focus on a core portfolio. The group, which owns or manages nearly 400 pubs in Scotland, said it wanted to reduce its current holding of 4,700 pubs and would sell ones where it believed “long-term viability […]

• Great American Craft Beer: A Guide to the Nation's Finest Beers & Breweries by Andy Crouch

Great American Craft Beer: A Guide to the Nation's Finest Beers & Breweries by Andy Crouch

“Imagine that you have recently discovered good beer. Perhaps you’ve just had something called a “Wee Heavy” at the local pub and were surprised at how different from your expectations it turned out to be. Problem is, every time you go into a pub now, the array of choices baffles you: there seem to be […]

• UPDATE: P.U. Germany's Oktoberfest deploys stench-eating bacteria

UPDATE: P.U. Germany's Oktoberfest deploys stench-eating bacteria

MUNICH, Germany — Germany’s giant Oktoberfest beer party, now celebrating its 200th birthday, is rising to a new challenge — stinky drinking halls — with a new weapon: stench-eating bacteria. In past years, olfactory offences in the giant tents emanating from stale beer, sweat and bratwurst could simply be masked with cigarette smoke. But now […]

• Britain: Drinks industry gets behind alcohol awareness campaign

Britain: Drinks industry gets behind alcohol awareness campaign

More than 16,000 pubs and bars are gearing up to carry campaign posters this month aimed at helping young adult drinkers to cut down on binge drinking. The pubs and bars involved will also have drink mats and mirror stickers promoting the message. Over 7,000 supermarkets, convenience stores and off licences around the country will […]

• The 7 Weirdest Places to Have a Drink

The 7 Weirdest Places to Have a Drink

A life list of bizarre and unusual watering holes. Drink enough, and even your standard neighborhood bar can take on a surreal appearance. Anyone who’s had a zombie or two in one sitting can attest to the power of totally normal walls to swap places with the floorboards. So what happens if the watering hole […]

• Going to Europe? You need the Good Beer Guide Books

Going to Europe? You need the Good Beer Guide Books

Editorial review: The Good Beer Guide is the comprehensive resource of the UK’s best pubs—from sophisticated city bars to cozy country inns there is a pub for everyone in this indispensable book. The pubs are all regularly surveyed by CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) members so you can rely on this being the most up-to-date and well vetted of […]