Well, the first International Stout Day was a huge success!
There were stout tastings, dinners, specials and even festivals all across the country, in Meridian, Idaho, San Diego, California, Kansas City, Missouri, Denver, Colorado San Francisco, California and Manhattan, New York and in many other cities and towns across America. Tyne And Wear in the UK and Asa Norte in Brazil even got in on the stout action by offering specials on specialty stouts in casks, kegs and bottles. The store at Toronto's Amsterdam Brewery actually sold out of their Tempest Imperial Stout.
I won’t go into just how much fun I had in Vegas recently, but suffice it to say I ended up staying an extra two days and switching hotels to a Palm suite, the bastardized version of the Playboy Palm Suite. Sweet, nonetheless.
Prepare for an intoxicating pairing that goes way beyond a shot with a beer back.
Food writer Gev Kazanchyan is teaming up with Dave Watrous of Beachwood BBQ & Brewing for a one night fundraising event. Bartender, Matt Biancaniello, of The Roosevelt Hotel’s Library Bar has been recruited to concoct five craft beers with five craft spirits.
(LOS ANGELES, August 15) -- The ever-growing horde of Los Angeles craft beer fans can again rejoice as LA Beer Week makes its triumphant return on October 10. Cramming so much win into seven days proved impossible, so the event organizers decided to slightly alter the definition of the word “week,” opting to extend the festivities through October 23, spreading the gospel for a whopping 14 days.
Bier ist gut. For those German challenged, it means what it sounds like. Beer fricken’ rocks.
It’s the 200th anniversary of the German Tradition of Oktoberfest. That’s right, in 1810, some beer loving German royalty decided to get hitched and that’s how we ended up with the rich, amber, copper seasonals that are Oktoberfest style beers. It’s like a really long, international game of telephone that started with a traditional German marriage and horse race and ended up being a bunch of people gathering around to drink beer, roast sausages and wear the most hideous outfits you can think of.
The first Lucky Lager brewery was established by the General Brewing Corporation of San Francisco on 31 August, 1933. General Brewing was begun as Prohibition was ending as a way to profit from the beer business boom. Unlike other large, new breweries at that time, General Brewing built everything from the ground up.