Today’s Observer in England features the latest edition of Tim Webb’s Good Beer Guide for Belgium, a book you absolutely need to own if you plan a beer trip to Belgium. You can order a signed copy directly from Webb.
Archive for May, 2005
In Boston’s sudsy glory days, from the 1880s until Prohibition’s body blow in 1920, Jamaica Plain and Roxbury were where it was at. At its prosperous peak, there were about 25 breweries in those neighborhoods alone. There were several reasons for this. First was the pristinely pure water burbling from the Stony Brook aquifer. “It [...]
What do you get when you freeze a can of Guinness and put a stick in it? Do it correctly and your Guinness Ice Lolly will even have a proper head. It’s worth the click just to see the pictures.
A nice primer from Merchant du Vin, whether you sell beer or buy it, and whether it might be in a store or restaurant. For example, here’s a suggestion for a seller: “If they ask a general question about a beer, try and have a brief three-to-five-word description ready for each beer: ‘Rich, [...]
The Brewers Association has rolled out a “Tiger List” for 2005: the top 10 craft brewers ranked by a combination of size and 2004 growth percentage. This is a grown up way of looking at the industry. It was intoxicating in the mid-90s to talk about 30% and 40% (or even 50%) growth in the [...]
Yesterday’s post about F.X. Matt rolling out a 32-ounce growler raises the oft-asked question: Where did the phrase rush the growler come from?
The World Wide Words website provides a nice overview, but doesn’t really settle the matter of the origin of the word growler. It does trace usage back into the 1880s, [...]
F.X. Matt Brewing in New York plans to sell two of its beers in 32-ounce re-fillable growlers. Growlers – which are half the size of a the typical growler that brewpubs sells – of Saranac Pale Ale and Saranac Black Forest are scheduled to be on store shelves by mid-June at $2.99 each. The Utica [...]