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New beer – Bazyliszek Mordor — February 12, 2015

New beer – Bazyliszek Mordor

Browar Bazyliszek from Warsaw is another pretty interesting craft brewery from Poland. Its latest brew is their second Russian Imperial Stout with pretty cool name: MORDOR.

I quite admire their portfolio so I´m adding batch of their labels to the post as well and I´m not sure. They are very clever and funny but I don´t know if I like them or not. The brewery logo is perfect but the mix of photography and hand graphic… See for yourself.

Browar Bazyliszek facebook page 

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New glassware for Trebonicky pivovarek — August 12, 2014

New glassware for Trebonicky pivovarek

One of the most interesting small breweries in CZ – Trebonicky pivovarek – has a new set of glass. Half and 1/3 liter glasses have not typical Czech design and therefore may be a good addition to any beer glass collection out there. You can buy them in brewery itself in Trebonice or call and order them at this phone number: 775 660 728. Shipping abroad may be kind of expensive though.

Foto: Pavel Ebr

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Half Pint Glass by Urban Outfitters — July 25, 2014
5+1 Monday Beer Readings (10) — June 2, 2014

5+1 Monday Beer Readings (10)

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Prof. says beard, beer got him canned at CSU
http://www.postandcourier.com/
A professor at Charleston Southern University is claiming he was fired over his moustached likeness adorning a Holy City beer can. Paul Roof, founder of the Holy City Beard & Moustache Society, says in a Facebook post Tuesday that he was let go from his position as an associate professor of sociology at the Christian liberal arts college in North Charleston. The photo of Paul Roof taken by Greg Anderson at the 2013 Beard and Moustache National Championships. The photo of Paul Roof taken by Greg Anderson at the 2013 Beard and Moustache National Championships. On the label of Holy City’s Chucktown Follicle Brown, Roof sports a curling, coiffured beard and white cowboy hat.

How England’s Yeast Vault Saved a Brewery After a Disastrous Flood
http://gizmodo.com/
A commercial brewery is really a factory. Raw ingredients like grain and water go in one end, flow through pipes and tanks, and beer comes out the other side. But you could gut and replace all those pipes and tanks, switch from one grain supplier to another, swap out the walls and the controllers, and the same beer would still flow from the taps, metaphorically speaking. The one thing the brewery cannot afford to lose is a finicky microbe that is the not-so-secret power behind the whole show. If you are a brewer and you plan to make a product people like, and keep making it the same way, you must maintain your yeast. The same goes for wineries, and even for distilleries — before you can distill a spirit, you have to have something fermented to start with. If you lose your yeast, you’re dead.

100 American Craft Beers Every Beer-Lover Should Drink
http://www.pastemagazine.com/
There are some things in life that people simply have to experience first hand. Riding a roller coaster. Catching a wild brook trout. Running a mile for time. Dating someone out of your league…this is what life is all about. If you’re a baseball fan, you have to see a game at Wrigley Field. If you eat food, you have to try the spicy fried chicken at Gus’s Fried Chicken in Memphis. You just have to. You haven’t lived until you’ve experienced that chicken. Likewise, if you’re a beer drinker, there are certain beers you have to drink. At least once. We’ve thought long and hard about what those quintessential beers are—the ones that everyone should try—and we’ve come up with a hearty list of 100 that define the American craft beer scene. Some of these beers would be considered the best beers in the country, if not the world. Others can hold their own, but earned a spot on this list because of the role they played in the craft beer movement. Is this a definitive list of beers everyone should try? Dear Lord, no. If you truly love beer, you should try them all. Even the bad ones. At least once. But this list will get you started.

Would You Pay $1,000 Once to Get Free Beer for Life?
http://www.citylab.com/
There is a price tag for unlimited beer for the rest of your life. It’s $1,000. In reality, the cost for that much beer is a lot more. But for a few dozen people, free beer for life is their reward for investing in a small restaurant called Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub in a quiet southern corner of Minneapolis. Amy Johnson and her two business partners needed to raise $220,000 to secure a bank loan and fulfill their dream of opening a restaurant that served beer brewed right there at the pub. They went to investors who offered to give heavily for a voting share in the restaurant. But since the potential investors had no experience in the restaurant industry, the owners backed away.

THE SEASON OF SAISON [BEER STYLES]
http://drinkcraftbeer.com/
A few years ago, in 2012, Drink Craft Beer highlighted several Saisons in a piece called “For the Love of Saison.” Back then, American craft brewers making Saison was a somewhat new phenomenon. Today there are breweries throughout America that are trying their hands at brewing a Saison, each with a unique take on the classic Belgian style. I took the time to collect and sample some Saisons from across New England, and I am happy to report that the style is still going strong. (Editor’s Note: Everything seen here is available in Massachusetts, and several of them are available throughought New England.)

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Year of Beer Paintings – Day 150
http://realartisbetter.wordpress.com/
Today is a milestone in my Year of Beer Paintings project — Day 150! I’ve been painting a different beer every day in 2014, and haven’t missed a single day! Check out my oil paintings and prints if you are so inclined. Cheers!

Hoppy (2014) — May 27, 2014

Hoppy (2014)

Hoppy is a short stop-motion animated movie originated from our love for good beer. As for the idea, we wanted to display the proces of making beer in a bit peculiar way. Hope you enjoy it!

Matija Juršić (režija, scenarij, montaža)
Ana Beverin (scenarij, izrada rekvizita, zvučni efekti)
Matija Janjić (scenarij, obrada fotografija, kamera, zvuk)

Song: Sagan – Brighter Than Stars
http://saganband.bandcamp.com/

Bottle used:
Cocoa Psycho, Russian imperial stout by BrewDog brewery
http://www.brewdog.com/

5+1 Monday Beer Readings (8) — May 12, 2014

5+1 Monday Beer Readings (8)

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Craft beer trends: Sour, less boozy, collaborations
http://www.usatoday.com/
Beer lovers are far from souring on craft beer, but many brewers are turning to sour beers and other new twists to keep the growing beer category fresh. In addition to beers that may cause lips to pucker, there’s an inpouring of hoppy but lower-alcohol session brews and luxuriant, wildly inventive beers borne out of collaborations between brewers. Such experimentation is “pushing the envelope of what beer can be and finding new flavors,” says Greg Engert, beer director of Bluejacket brewery and restaurant in Washington, D.C. As overall U.S. beer consumption has declined slightly in recent years, craft beer is on the rise. Consumers spent an estimated $14.3 billion on craft beer in 2013, according to the Brewers Association, up 20% from the $11.9 billion spent in 2012.

Brouwerij Boelens
http://www.garshol.priv.no/
One of the benefits of this kind of tour is that you get to meet the people behind the various bars and breweries, and to hear them tell the story behind the company and explain how they think. At Boelens we got more of this, since we were met by the founder and brewer, Kris Boelen himself. (This is part 2 of the Scandinavian beer bloggers’ tour.)

City illustrations highlight the world’s best breweries
http://www.creativebloq.com/
All homes to famous breweries, Dublin, Sao Paulo, Bangkok and more are illustrated in gorgeous colour. If the likes of our Designer’s Guide to London are anything to go by, it’s safe to say that cities are packed full of inspiration. Here, illustrator Sam Brewster has found something in common with every one of his city illustrations – they are all home to an influential brewery.

How hot is too hot?
http://draftmag.com/
A few weeks ago, our tasting panel capped off a night of blind judging by sampling some of the hottest chili beers around. The experience was intense, and got me wondering about the audience that goes in for scorching hot beers. The three beers we popped open were Stone’s Crime and Punishment and Twisted Pine’s Ghost Face Killah. All of the judges—and myself—enjoy spicy foods (one of the judges even grows hot chilies in his backyard), but these beers were beyond our threshold. To put it into perspective, here’s what goes into making the beers:

America’s Changing Tastes Are Killing the ‘Old Man Beer’ Market
http://thedrinknation.com/
Just a few weeks ago we told you that the staggering growth of the craft beer market here in the US has forced the Brewer’s Association, the Colorado-based not-for-profit trade association that represents the majority of U.S. breweries — craft and otherwise — to relocate to larger headquarters. But now it’s looking like thirsty Americans’ growing tastes for more full-flavored libations are taking a huge bite out of the “Old Man Beer” market. USA Today reports that this major seismic shift is being felt by real sales numbers. Data provided by Beer Marketer’s Insights shows a 2.3 percent decrease, across the board, in beer consumption. That’s nearly 4.8 million barrels.

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The Brew Report App (web+iOS)
http://www.brewreport.com/
Enter a beer. We’ll tell you about it.

USA Beer Map Wallpaper — May 9, 2014
New Stout Glass by Left Hand Brewing Co. Beautiful! — April 3, 2014

New Stout Glass by Left Hand Brewing Co. Beautiful!

I´ve been very very nice and if you want to give me some present – I LOVE THIS GLASS! So awesome, such a piece of beer glass art. Well done Left Hand!

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http://lefthandbrewing.com/

The New Standard in Stout Glass is here: introducing Spiegelau’s next style specific glass, developed in collaboration with Left Hand Brewing Company and Rogue Ales!

Stout Glass Merits:

  • Voluminous, open bottom glass base drives beer and aromatic foam upward into main bowl
  • Ultra-pure quartz material makes for unsurpassed clarity and flawless, true color presentation of stout beer
  • Wider, conical bowl significantly amplifies aromas & also provides superior flow to mid palate, improving the taste, mouth feel and finish of complex a stout
  • Stark, angular shape and open base creates dramatic visual cascading effect into glass as beer is poured

Get your Left Hand Stout Glass!

See more at: http://lefthandbrewing.com/