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Archive for March, 2006
Philadelphia Daily News columnist Don Russell (Joe Sixpack) hooks up with big time beer hunters in Belgium – scouting out news beers with Tom Peters Of Monk’s Cafe and Daniel and Will Shelton of importing company Shelton Brothers.
“There’s always another great Belgian beer, right around the corner,” Peters says early on. But it’s the images [...]
Getting ready for the World Cup soccer championships, the German Spiegel Online dives into the country’s national drink, titling the piece “An Obsession Explained.”
Is this really how Germans look at what Spiegel calls “beer types” (also known as styles)?
Consider this description:
Kölsch, confined to Cologne and the surrounding area. Only 24 breweries have permission to [...]
After two consecutive years of solid growth in sales of beers from small-batch breweries – compared to almost no growth by larger breweries – newspapers seem to be warming again to the idea of writing about local breweries. Two more examples:
- Richbrau Brewing in Richmond, Va.
- Shamrock Brewing in Pueblo, Colo. (Formerly The Irish Brewpub)
How to pour a Guinness, with as much detail as you’ve probably seen anywhere anytime.
With the Los Angeles Times looking on, Fergal Murray, brewmaster at the Guinness Brewery in Dublin, pours a perfect pint and offers an interesting bit of drinking advice as well.
“Drink through the head,” urges Murray, “so you can taste the sweetness [...]
Can’t write about every new place we hear about, but a Belgian specialty bar in Pompano Beach, Fla., seems out of the ordinary.
A reader, Brett, reports that Brother Tuckers, located at 3332 East Atlantic Blvd., also has outstanding food.
Your Guinness/St. Patrick’s Day fact of the day:
Diageo (the corporation that owns Guinness) estimates that Americans down 217 million pints of Guinness each year, 25% of that in the four weeks leading up to St. Patrick’s Day on March 17.
The Washington Post has a bunch more about Guinness and other stouts.