|Guinness Goes Upscale
Guinness has released what they’re pitching as
an “ultra-premium beer” brewed with both beer
and whisky malt, made to be served in stemless
champagne flutes. Launched to coincide with the
holiday season and the wild popularity of craft
beer in the US, Guinness The 1759 is the first in
a Guinness Signature Series that will see a range
of limited edition “luxury” beers.
Only 90,000 bottles will be produced of The
1759, made with the same Guinness yeast that’s
been used for more than 125 years. Brewed with
traditional beer malt and the same peated malt
whisky used in Scotch and Irish whiskies, the
result is an amber ale that delivers a butterscotch
aroma with subtle hop notes, mellow caramel
flavors and fruity sweetness. The 25oz (740ml)
bottle of beer serves four and has a suggested
retail price of US$35 (RM115). It’s also
recommended to serve the ale in stemless
champagne flutes to maximise the flavour.
Stout Only Glass
Glassware maker Spiegelau had collaborated
with Left Hand and Rogue breweries, both
known for making excellent stouts to lanuch the
first ever stout-specified beerglass. The glass
supposedly enhances the flavor and smell of
stouts though they don't provide evidence of the
claim or details on the glass construction.
|You don't say.....
Most people have at least one bottle of beer around their
fridge for months. This unintentional "cellaring" is okay for
heavy stouts, Trappist beers, and barleywines. But not for a
hop monsters since the beer's aromatic qualities die off
quickly with age. For hop centric beer drink it fresh!
Skunking starts within minutes of a beer being exposed to
light, yes, even fluorescent lights in your fridge can damage
brews!For outdoor drinking, consider using an opaque cup.
Maybe that vision you saw after a few beers at your local
pub really was a ghost. Here's al list to worry about:
America's Most Haunted Bars
And while we're on the subject bars, here's a list of
The Ooldest Bars in the USA
A new device allows you to brew in your car! Sorry, it's
not beer, it's coffee. However BeerNexus contributor Brian
Lynch has a few issues with the invention:"If you java
minute, I'd like to just espresso my views on making coffee
in your car. I think it could cause a latte problems. There
would probably also be grounds for a traffic citation."
According to the Washington Post the NFL's
Washington Redskins are still selling expired Budweisers at
FedEx Field. This isn't the first time the Redskins hawked
old concessions; the team once sold peanuts from an
|Ya gotta love these guys
"I like liquor — its taste and its effects — and that
is just the reason why I never drink it..”
"Woman first tempted man to eat; he took to
drinking beer of his own accord.”
“Drinking makes such fools of people, and
people are such fools to begin with, that it's
compounding a felony.”
"We borrowed golf from Scotland as we
borrowed whiskey. Not because it is
Scottish,but because it is good.”
“Now don't say you can't swear off drinking; it's
easy, I've done it a thousand times. "
P. G. Wodehouse
“Beer, is a misunderstood vitamin.”
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