8/14/2012 10:37 PM
Though summer isn’t over quite yet, fall will be here before you know it and that means an influx of pumpkin ale. With that in mind, here are 10 pumpkin beers you might like to try and the ratings they earned at RateBeer and BeerAdvocate.com.
Southern Tier Pumking – “At first sip, a magical spell will bewitch your taste buds, yet another victim enraptured by the Pumking.”
Rate Beer: 98/100
Beer Advocate: 90/100 “Exceptional”
Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale – “This 8.0% ABV pumpkin ale is the mother of all pumpkin ales. It is heartier, spicier, and more “caramelly” and “pumpkiny” than its faint brethren!”
Rate Beer: 96/100
Beer Advocate: 88/100 “Good”
Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale – “A very drinkable pumpkin ale—brewed with seven and a half pounds of pumpkin per barrel and spiced in conditioning with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice.”
Rate Beer: 92/100
Beer Advocate: 87/100 “Good”
7/25/2012 7:32 PM
Who says beer can’t have a place of honor at a couple’s wedding? The Boston Brewing Company has created a beer especially for newlyweds – Samuel Adams Brewlywed Ale.
Created by founder Jim Koch for his daughter’s wedding, Brewlywed Ale will only be available for a limited time, just one day in fact. The Boston-based brewer is inviting all recent brides, grooms, and newly-engaged couples to try a bottle of the Belgian-style pale golden ale on Thursday, July 26 (tomorrow!). Wedding experts will be available at the Boston brewery to help couples incorporate beer into their big day, and a justice of peace will also be on hand to marry beer-loving couples on the spot. Visit Samuel Adams’ blog for more information.
4/19/2012 8:45 PM
Beer is the preferred beverage for a ton of people all over the world. Because it’s almost the weekend and pretty much everyone is craving the taste of a nice, cold, Friday happy hour beer, we thought we’d bring some items to your attention that you just might need this weekend!
4/11/2012 11:41 PM
Interactive posters may not be useful, but a new invention out of Japan is anything but. Kirin Brewery Co. has developed a cool new way to keep beer cold during a hot summer’s day – frozen beer foam! Check out the video above.
The Ichiban Shibori Frozen Draft Machine works like this: The machine freezes Kirin beer to 23 degrees Fahrenheit, a process that turns the beer into a frothy foam mix. Beer lovers can then add the frozen mix to a full mug of beer, frozen yogurt style, and sip their brew without worrying about it growing warm and skunky. Though the soft-serve foam might look strange, it keeps beer cold and doesn’t water the brew down as it melts. Kirin says the foam can keep beer cold for 30 minutes.
Currently, only 20 stores in Japan sell the beer foam, though Kirin is planning to expand. No word, however, on if the technology will make its way to beer lovers in the United States or Europe.
Would you try Kirin’s frozen beer foam? Though the texture might take some getting used to, I would definitely put soft serve foam on top of a mug of Kirin. There’s nothing I hate more than a warm beer.
3/24/2012 12:33 AM
Are you a marathon runner who also enjoys a good beer? Samuel Adams has created a brew just for you - Boston 26.2 Brew.
Boston Beer Co. created the limited edition beer, which is only available in Boston, at the behest of the Boston Athletic Association (BAA), the operator of the famed Boston Marathon. The brewer developed Samuel Adams 26.2 Brew with marathon runners in mind, adding less alcohol and more salt.
“In terms of flavor, you’ll enjoy light cereal notes from malted and unmalted wheat, rounded out by a spicy, pepper character and soft mineral quality from a touch of salt,” Samuel Adams says of the commemorative beer. “The result is an unusual and delicate brew that’s full of flavors to discover and worth crossing the finish line for.”
11/9/2011 11:53 PM
Ladies, if you aren’t beer drinkers, the owners of Coors are trying to change your mind!
Molson Coors has launched a brand new beer called Animée, specifically targeting women. How do we know? Well…for starters it’s pink!