Author: stuart

  • Beer review: Westbrook Mexican Cake

    Recently a dear friend treated us to a bottle of Westbrook Brewing’s Mexican Cake Imperial Stout, which has gained Whale status for a lot of beer nerds. A thick and sticky 10.5% ABV Imperial stout aged on cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, and fresh habanero peppers… الفرق المتاهله في اليورو 2024 what could possibly […]

  • An unexpected pairing

    After you’ve been doing food and beer pairings for a while, your brain makes connections at random moments. العاب اون لاين You’ll find yourself eating a cookie and thinking “Hmm, I wonder what this would be like with…” and then checking your beer stash. That’s what happened to me recently. بلوت لعبه The smell of […]

  • Book review: The Complete Beer Course

    The Complete Beer Course by Joshua M Bernstein has an ambitious target: “Boot camp for beer geeks: from novice to expert in twelve tasting classes”. مايسترو اون لاين I felt a lot of scepticism at this claim. I have read many other books with similar aims and have usually been let down in a morass […]

  • Local craft beer quality

    With “quality” applied to something as subjective as beer, you have to be very careful how you define it. Are sales enough? Some would point to the mass brands as evidence that popularity does not equal quality. What about consistency? More consistency is better, sure. But the most consistent brands are, again, the mass brands. […]

  • Oktoberfest beers

    Those of you who are married probably think you had a pretty nifty wedding day. Now imagine you had a wedding reception that was still famous over 2 centuries later… that’s Oktoberfest! It all started in 1810 when Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria married Princess Theresa of Saxony. كوره ٣٦٥ Their wedding reception set such […]

  • Drinking locally in Scotland

    It’s all well and good saying that you always drink locally when you are at home, but what about when you are away on vacation? It’s really not difficult now that there is ready access to the internet pretty much wherever you are. It’s especially easy in a lot of European cities, like Edinburgh, which […]

  • What is “session beer”?

    The subject of session beer is hotting up in the USA, so I am providing this handy guide to people on both sides of the Pond as to why “session beer” is critical to define. But before we go any further… Note for U.S. beer nerds British Session Beers pack an awesome punch of flavor […]

  • The end of the Golden Era of National Craft beer

    I am laying out a bold thesis here: that we are at the end of the golden age of national craft beer brands. I’m not saying that we will never again see the likes of Anchor et al, but that we will see their likes much more rarely going forward. National craft beer brands are, […]

  • Calories in beer

    With the recent announcement from the regulating authorities that brewers may, if they wish, provide calorie information, how will that affect craft breweries when consumers see the calorie count? These figures are calculated by Beersmith, and are subject to natural variations in ingredients, but let’s take a look at a standard 12 oz serving, shall […]

  • Magic City Brewfest – a celebration of craft beer

    The annual Magic City Brewfest is fast approaching, featuring more Alabama breweries than ever before – 15 at last count. تطبيقات لربح المال في مصر Just look at all the local brews (marked with *) on the beer list! And just today, the Alabama Brewers’ Guild welcomed two more breweries into their fold, bringing us […]