Monday, April 12, 2010

2010 World Beer Cup Results Are In...

The Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America was host to the 2010 World Beer Cup. 3,330 Beers from 642 breweries spanning 44 countries. And the Winners are......
(now did you really think I was going to list them all here?)
Go here:

Source: Brewers Association 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Coolest Invention Yet!

So much for "Stupid Pet Tricks"....

My only thought is, does it come with a first baseman's glove?
Cheers Dave!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

GUINNESS Perfect Pint

On November 21, 2009 the Auld Dubliner Irish Pub in Tustin California entered into the Guinness Book of World Records by creating the largest pint of Guinness ever poured. A custom made, 8' foot replica Guinness tulip glass was made to hold 396 gallons of the Irish Stout. That equates to over 30 kegs of Guinness. The event was also a benefit for the Fallen Fighters Relief Fund, for whom the Auld Dubliner raised $5,000 dollars. If you are wondering how an 8'perfect pint is poured just have a look.......

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Stone Levitation Ale

In keeping with Stone's commitment to never be influenced by what commercial brewers are doing, Stone has created Levitation Ale. The art of Levitation can be defined as the ability to "rise" above. Whether the goal is to rise above the norm or to rise above all others, the most significant aspect of Levitation is "oneness". There is an astonishing visual of someone actually lifting off the ground while we mere mortals stand in awe of what to us seems unexplainable. But Stone's Levitation Ale is explainable. I'll start with the basics, and warn you that the numbers are what create the true mystery of this North County offering. Levitation's A.B.V. is modest a 4.4%, it's I.B.S's only 45. Stone's blend of hops would also do nothing to tilt your head, (on paper that is) Columbus, Smicoe, Amarillo and Crystal. The true magic comes from the tangible. This American amber pours a deep cherry red with a beige head. The nose is unmistakeably Grapefruit. That Grapefruit is also the first thing to hit your palate and what makes this a big hoppy beer. The dry hopping creates a slight bitterness that is accentuated by the spiciness of the roasted malt. As the beer warms the spiciness is more pronounced.  Hopheads take notice you are the ones who will be standing in awe as Levitation rises, almost effortlessly above the rest. For those non-aficionados of big hop beers, I would encourage you to be patient, after 2-3 bottles you will understand the beauty of a great hop blend. Levitation Ale is truly a one of a kind. Will you "rise" to the occasion? Cheers!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The 2010 Great Orlando Beer Festival

 Great Orlando Beer Festival comes to Altamonte Springs, Florida Saturday April 17th. from 4:00pm-8:00pm
Held again at Cranes Roost Park in Uptown Altamonte, this event will bring some of the biggest craft breweries from around the country. Bell's, Abita, Dogfish Head, Sierra Nevada, Oscar Blues, Brooklyn, OBP, Sam Adams and many more will be on hand to sample their wares.    
 For more information visit.... 

The Bruery: Rugbrød

Wikipedia defines Rugbrød as such:
Rugbrød (Danish rye bread) is a very commonly used bread in Denmark. The common rugbrød usually resembles a long brown rectangle, no more than 12 cm high, and 30–35 cm wide, although shapes and sizes may vary, as well as the ingredients. Sourdough is almost always the base; the bread may be made exclusively with rye and wheat flour or contain up to one third whole rye grains. Variants with whole sunflower or other seeds also exist.
The bread is almost always very low in fat, its content comparable to most other varieties of bread. It contains no oil or flavouring (except salt), although it will often contain preservatives to keep it fresh longer.
The Bruery defines Rugbrød like this:
Meaning "rye bread" in Danish, we took our inspiration for this beer from the Danes' staple dark, whole-grain rye bread. Brewed with three types of rye malt, this robust brown ale showcases the earthy, spicy character of the grain, complemented by bready, nutty barley malts and a hint of roast. Loosely based on the Scandinavian Christmas beer or "Julebryg" tradition, this beer is perfect for the colder weather of winter, although it will be available year-round.
Doesn't it just make you yearn for hearty roasted Turkey sandwich and Julebryg-Style Dark Rye Ale?