Sunday, 19 February 2017

We Love Beer Too

Most of these are new to us as we now live in Asia where is shite.  All we get is lager/Chang, and it's crippling to both taste buds and brain cells.  Still, a small price to pay for living in luxury all year round- or at least until we start travelling again.

1. SCHLENKERLA'S AECHT SCHLENKERLA RAUCHBIER


The majority of deliciously smoky German rauchbiers take their flavor from the smoke of cured beechwood.

2. VICTORY BREWING COMPANY'S DIRTWOLF DOUBLE IPA


Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski, the founders of Victory Brewing, first met on the school bus in the fifth grade.

3. HALF ACRE BEER COMPANY'S AKARI SHOGUN PALE WHEAT ALE


Half Acre founder Gabriel Magliaro named this brew after a cat he had in the '90s. He later found out that "Akari" is Japanese for "light." (The beer is not.)

4. BAYERISCHE STAATSBRAUEREI WEIHENSTEPHAN'S WEIHENSTEPHANER HEFEWEISSBIER DUNKEL


Germany's beer purity law, the Reinheitsgebot, turned 500 in 2016. It originally decreed that beer could contain only barley, water, and hops.

5. SWEETWATER BREWING COMPANY'S SQUEEZE BOX AMERICAN IPA


Georgia-based Sweetwater takes its name from a creek that serves as one of its founders' favorite kayaking spots.

6. LAGUNITAS BREWING COMPANY'S IPA


The pit bull on Lagunitas labels was inspired by The Little Rascals's canine companion, Petey.

7. OTHER HALF BREWING COMPANY'S DOUBLE DRY HOPPED STACKS ON STACKS DOUBLE IPA


According to Urban Dictionary's definition, one "stack" is the equivalent of $1000.

8. GOOSE ISLAND BEER CO.'S BOURBON COUNTY BRAND AMERICAN IMPERIAL STOUT


From 1919 until 2014, Bourbon County, Kentucky was home to zero distilleries.

9. SIERRA NEVADA BREWING CO.'S TROPICAL TORPEDO AMERICAN IPA


Sierra Nevada, which opened in 1980, is still 100 percent owned and operated by founder Ken Grossman and his family.

10. BROUWERIJ DE BRABANDERE'S WITTEKERKE WITBIER


Wittekerke was created for (and served on) a Flemish soap opera of the same name, which ran from 1998 to 2008.

11. CIGAR CITY BREWING'S VANILLA HAZELNUT MARSHAL ZHUKOV'S IMPERIAL STOUT


President Dwight Eisenhower once gave Georgy Zhukov a fishing reel as a gift. The marshal used it for the rest of his life.

12. BOSTON BEER COMPANY'S SAMUEL ADAMS HOPSCAPE


The great-great-grandfather of Sam Adams' Jim Koch ran a St Louis brewery in the 1800s. His neighbor: Adolphus Busch of Anheuser-Busch fame.

MF

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