|Two Is A Crowd
London’s Meantime Brewing Co. has opened ‘The Make
Time For It’ pub in Greenwitch. Well, “pub” might be over-
selling the operation that the brewery claims is the “smallest
craft beer bar” with a capacity of two. Entry is free and you
can make a reservation during the bar’s brief 10-day
existence. The goal is to make patrons “connect with others
and appreciate the bespoke crafted elements and beer in the
bar, without digital distraction.” To accomplish the non-
connected connection, drinkers must turn over their mobile
devices to the publican upon entry. If you can manage to
unplug – even for just a pint – you’ll walk out with a
personalized bottle of Meantime’s Pale Ale.
Instant craft beer is here and we have the brewers behind
To Øl, - Tobias Emil Jensen and Tore Gynther in Copenhagen
to thank for it. These two Danes have taken the idea of freeze-
dried coffee and applied it to four of their craft beers.
Freeze-drying beer takes out the water and alcohol of beer
and leaves behind a dry matter made up of sugar, protein,
bitter compounds and some additional flavors. To make it
drinkable beer again, you just add alcohol and sparkling
water. The type of alcohol you choose is up to you ― this
actually lets you get creative with the flavor of beer you want
to enjoy. The result is a beer that’s similar to one brewed in a
traditional manner, and better than most bottom-shelf beers.
|You don't say.....
It wasn’t until 1966 that Mississippi tended prohibition,
30 years after the rest of the nation. The state did not
legalize homebrewing until 2013.
Beer geeks are not confined to the domestic craft
consuming population. Across the pond, the Irish have a
name for it too: “Beer knob.”
Dating to 1995, Blue Moon claims to have marketed"the first
nationally available pumpkin ale." Give them the blame!
Boston Beer, the second largest craft brewery in the USA
behind Yuengling has been hit hard by shifting consumer
preferences and a surge in competition. Overall, profit fell
18%, to $31.5 million, and revenue, declined 14% this year.
Revolution Brewing, of Chicago has recalled 10,000-plus
barrels of beer for quality issues. However much of it
already has been consumed. About two thousand barrels
worth of beer is still out there. Huh? No one could tell?
Travelocity with the Brewers Association has ranked the
best beer destinations in the USA. The top “Large Metro
Areas” were 1) Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA,
2) Denver-Aurora, CO, 3) Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA, 4)
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME, 5) Colorado
Springs, CO. The top “Small Metro Areas” were: 1) Bend,
OR, 2) Boulder, CO, 3) Fort Collins-Loveland, CO, 4)
Corvallis, OR, 5) Missoula, MT. and 6) Burlington, VT.
|Ya gotta love these guys
“Whoever said that a drunk mind speaks sober
thoughts...was clearly still drunk off their ass”
“Don't trust a brilliant idea unless
it survives the hangover. ”
Thomas de Quincy
“It is most absurdly said, in popular language, of
any man, that he is disguised in liquor; for, on the
contrary, most men are disguised by sobriety.”
"If drinking is interfering with your work, you're
probably a heavy drinker. If work is interfering with
your drinking, you're probably an alcoholic."
"Almost anything can be preserved in alcohol,
except health, happiness, and money."
“Tea is so tame. A beer is lots more naughty.”
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