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.
IPA. Its very mention can inspire visions of acres of hop fields. August 4th marks the first annual International IPA day. On Thursday August 4th, craft beer drinkers across the globe will raise a pint in a collective toast to one of craft beer’s most beloved styles: the India Pale Ale.
". . . on April 22, 1970, Earth Day was held, one of the most remarkable happenings in the history of democracy. . . " -American Heritage Magazine, October 1993
April 22nd constitutes an eco-inspired, sustainable, contempt of carbon, plant protecting, Gaylord Nelson loving, breathing creature appreciating, tree hugging, holiday - that everyone can celebrate.
Salute is to express commendation of or praise; to address with expressions of kind wishes, courtesy, or honor - to give a sign of respect, courtesy, or goodwill to greet. Yeah, that about sums it up.
In hard times where unemployment is at its highest in decades, natural disasters strike leaving thousands homeless, sick or dead, and wars continue to be waged, craft breweries and local and national charities have been teaming up to inspire donations and help those in need, while beer drinkers can feel good about their purchases.
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.
For two days beer drinkers can taste more than 100 Belgian Christmas and winter beers in what is most likely the most popular Christmas beer festival in the world. It's held in Essen, Belgium (north of Antwerp, near the Dutch border) on December 12-13.
Green beer has a completely different context today than it did ten years ago. The following breweries don’t make green-colored beer, but in terms of environmental impact, its beers are as green as they come.