Archive for October, 2008

Brookston Beer Bulletin: Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! I just put the kids to bed, a real challenge given that they were still on a sugar high from sampling their booty for trick or treating earlier this evening. Some family came over for dinner and we all went out around the neighborhoo…

Seen Through a Glass: Boo!

Once I got home, I immediately carved the jack o’lantern (which I almost always do on Hallowe’en; it’s fresher that way). The big one was a different kind of pumpkin, a very tough shell, so I got the damned Sawzall out and man, did the squash ever fly…

Seen Through a Glass: Great Day for a Parade

We meant to take public transit.But it was monumentally overwhelmed. I was already at Rhawn and the Boulevard, doing platelet donation, so I just kept going in (parked on 7th, just south of Market); Cathy tried to get the kids to the Woodbourne statio…

Summer of Beer: Halloween Night

Starting off with a Bear Republic Racer 5. Heading to Lucky Baldwin’s Delirium Cafe in Sierra Madre for the night.Pliny the Elder and an ’06 Double Bastard in the background at Lucky B’sBlind Pig at Lucky B’sLoren and his Russian River SalvationLucky…

RealBeer.co.nz: Sale St – the Fosters Beer connection???

Ironic or intentional? DB’s new joint venture mega bar which includes a mini brewery has a website that has two beautiful women on the front page. Funny thing is that these two women are Fosters International NZ’s beer brand managers. WTF? Is it a ca…

Yours for Good Fermentables ™: Pumpkin GHOULash

Why not cook the pumpkin you carved for a jack o’lantern?Cube the pumpkin and steam it in beer for 20 minutes. Sauté onions, green peppers, and garlic in olive oil with some tomato paste, cumin, and paprika. Puré the pumpkin and add it, and cooked r…

RealBeer.co.nz: Foodstuffs buys Liquorland

Iconic alcohol retailer Liquorland has been bought by grocery co-operative Foodstuffs from DB Breweries for an undisclosed sum.

Foodstuffs said the purchase of Liquorland, a nationwide liquor chain of 70 stores, was a logical extension of its existin…

RealBeer.co.nz: Buoyant beer sales defy economic hard times

Harrington’s Breweries director Carl Harrington said the Christchurch company had noticed growing sales at its eight stores, particularly flagons of beer.

“We’re seeing a big resurgence in flagon sales,” he said. “It probably started about three mont…

SevenPack Beer Blog: Dieu du Ciel “Peche Mortel” Imperial Stout

I’ve heard about the Peche Mortel in beer circles, but only in passing. Until recently, we didn’t take delivery of any Dieu du Ciel! beers in NC, and so I hadn’t really given them much thought. However, upon opening this beer tonig…

Potable Curmudgeon, The: On November 4, vote first, then sample NABC’s first-ever Electimus … “randallized.”

For the record: Hopocalypse Now: Lupulin Land update.Now, good news from brewer Jared Williamson:Election Day special: ELECTIMUS! It’s sterner pointlessness … a special blend of our two ales (70-30; Elector and Hoptimus) “randallized” with Cente…