The Periodic Table of Beer Styles on Amazon. Designed by Mantis Design. We’ve got a few nice beer posters up at home, but this one is as functional as it is geeky. Not only can one easily see the relationship between different styles of beer but they also have detailed information like range of ABV, IBU, even original gravity and final gravity. A great wall hanging for beer geeks, home-brewers, and newbies alike.
Excellent idea, flawless execution. Never before have I had a pavlovian response to a series of Pantones. Created by
Great write up over at
Huff Post Taste which gets into the nitty-gritty of why a six-pack of craft beer will set you back $12 or more (darn you Chicago city, Cook county, and IL state liquor taxes).
Not So Rad
Is it gauche to drink Radler after Labor Day? Is that some sort of faux pas like socks and sandals? It was warm again this weekend, and Stiegl was on sale, so Sarah and I cracked open a few grapefruit infused lagers.
Infused is not the word. Radler (slang for bicyclist) is a mixture of 40% Stiegl lager and 60% grapefruit flavored soda. It’s watered down to about two and a half percent alcohol.
Stiegl Radler is interesting at first. You taste the bright citrus from the soda and only a hint of malty sweetness. It’s refreshing. But then you reach about the halfway point and it just tastes like soda — syrupy sweet, artificial soda. I could barely finish my glass, and I think I ended up drain pouring Sarah’s dregs.
I understand the appeal for the uninitiated beer drinker.
Radlers have been super popular at bars this summer, but I think I prefer my beer unadulterated.
This was my exact experience with Stiegl Radler. Initially, yes, its refreshing and sweet. However, halfway through the can it became overwhelmingly unnatural and sickly syrupy, especially compared to radlers I’ve had that use real fruit soda, without corn syrup.
YES. I like the idea of this drink way more than I like the actual experience of drinking it.
Refresh and Replenish with
Red Potion Imperial Red Ale
Happy National Video Games Day!
Happy National Video Games Day. Have an 8-bit
8-Bit Pale Ale.
"Because no one ever made superfriends by drinking milk."
These are too cool. Awesome series of beer bottle designs by Brazilian artist
Butcher Billy. A great idea and superb execution.
Jack D'Or at the 2014 Beer Bloggers Conference
Jack D’Or is back and with a fresh new label! Last month I brought Jack D’Or with me to San Diego for the
2014 Beer Bloggers Conference. This delicious gem is brewed by Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project in MA and was the perfect beer to show off what MA has to offer to the craft beer world….
We’re really hoping to finally attend next year. Didn’t know you were based in MA, its kinda our second home!
seaweed is going into your next craft beer. Are you down?
Has anyone tried any yet? I’ve seen one once or twice on shelves in New England, but not otherwise.
It started as an April Fool’s joke but now ThinkGeek has their
"Das Can-In-Stein" available for only $9.99. Just in time to give your canned Oktoberfest brews a more traditional makeover.