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    Friday
    Jul312009

    Two sides come together over a Sam Adams and a Blue Moon

    Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Sergeant James Crowley met for beers on Thursday at the White House to discuss their dispute.  What beers were enjoyed you might ask?  Sam Adams Light, Blue Moon, and Bud Light.  Click the link to read how thrilled Jim Koch, owner of Sam Adams, was about having his beer served at the meeting.

    Sam Adams Stock Rises

    Sunday
    Jul262009

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast: Rough Draughts - Summer Season Beers

    This weeks Rough Draughts features 3 more "Summer Season Beers" along with some outtakes from the podcast of the same name.  The additional beers we tried in the tasting room are the Paulaner Original Munich Helles Lager, Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen, and Anderson Valley Brewing Company Summer Solstice Cerveza Crema.  To wrap things up there are some outtakes that  involved a little more food pairing discussion.  This tiny "sip" of a podcast should help to tide you over until our next podcast about Smoothies.

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    Link Lounge

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    Tasting Notes - Summer Season Beers Pt. 2

     

     

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    Tuesday
    Jul142009

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast Episode #7: Summer Season Beers

    Welcome to Episode 7 of the AboutBeverages.com Podcast!  In this episode we take the time to thank everyone for their summer beer suggestions and talk a little bit about two summer beer styles: Kolsch and California Common (Steam Beer). Then we go right to the tasting room where we will be trying six different summer beers.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode.  Enjoy!

    Link Lounge

    Here are the links to the things we talked about in our podcast.

    Tasting Notes - Summer Season Beers

    Steam Beer

    The British Guide to German Beer:  Kolsch

    Kolsch Beer

     

     

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    Friday
    Jul102009

    On The Horizon...

    Greetings and happy Friday everyone!  We hope that you all had a great 4th of July and that the summer heat has not taken its toll on your spirit.  If for some reason you are searching for a little something to help you beat the heat, search no more!  We are making our final adjustments on our summer season beer podcast which will be available for download on Tuesday, July 14th.  Coincidentally, that is also the day of the mid-summer classic, Major League Baseball's All-Star game.  The beers that we will be trying and discussing are: Reissdorf Kolsch, Alaskan Summer Kolsch-style ale, Anchor Summer Beer, Leinenkugel Summer Shandy, Deschutes Twilight Ale, and Old Scratch Amber Lager. 

    We hope that you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed tasting.  It's a tough job, but someone has to do it!

    Keith and Andrew

    

    Thursday
    Jul092009

    I have bad news....take a deep breath....the supply of Knob Creek Bourbon is running low

    Thankfully I still have half a bottle left, but it appears that Knob Creek bourbon is in short supply and the new batch of their aged 9 years spirit will not be available until November.  It is unusual for this to happen but not impossible when you have to plan for demand nine years in advance.  Beam Global says they will not run out of their popular Maker's Mark or Jim Beam brands.  Click the link for the whole article and find out how they are turning this into a positive.

    Knob Creek Shortage

    Thursday
    Jul092009

    Quickly chill wine the old fashioned way...with a $40 gadget

    Has this ever happened to you?  You are desperate for a perfectly chilled glass of wine, but alas all of your wine is tepid.  Well worry no longer thanks to the Ravi Wine Chiller.  It's a little device that you put at the end of the bottle and as you pour the wine becomes chilled.  The only thing you need to remember is to have this thing in the freezer six hours before use.  The inside has an internal tube made of stainless steel that does not change the flavor of the wine.  Not bad.  On the other hand you could just buy a small fridge to store your wine in so it is always at the ready.  The choice is yours.  Click the link to check it out.

    Ravi Wine Chiller

    Sunday
    Jul052009

    Two new studies show a link between caffeine consumption and Alzheimer's disease

    Two new studies released just today show a link between caffeine consumption and the treatment or prevention of Alzheimer's disease.  Researchers in Florida found that a daily dose of 500 milligrams of caffeine helped to reverse memory issues in mice.  That's the equivalent of five 8 ounce cups of coffee.  Click the link for the full article which is very detailed and quite interesting.

    New studies show that caffeine can help with Alzheimer's disease

    Monday
    Jun292009

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast: Rough Draughts - Wines for Warm Weather Fare

    Welcome to the first release of a brand new part of our blogcast that we are calling "Rough Draughts."  This will feature brief outtakes from our previous podcast that for one reason or another did not make the final version.  In essence, it's a compilation of audio clips that were edited out for time, yet we still felt they contained some good conversation.  Depending on the material we have, these could range from the serious to the very silly: we will try to give you advance notice on what to be listening for.

    This weeks Rough Draughts features outtakes from our "Wines for Warm Weather Fare" podcast.  You will find some information about how to store your uncorked bottles of wine and a segment on a mixed drink that uses one of the white wines we tried.  At the very end, there are some quick outtakes that were just humorous.  This tiny "sip" of a podcast should help to tide you over until our next podcast about Seasonal Summer Brews.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode.  Enjoy!

    Link Lounge

    Here are the links to the things we talked about in our podcast.

    Recipes - Wine Mixed Drinks

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