MillerCoors, the joint venture between SABMillerSABMiller and Molson Coors BrewingTAP-0.51%, is facing a class-action lawsuit from craft beer enthusiasts for having the audacity to imply that Blue Moon—one of the fastest-growing beer brands in America—was a craft beer.
Given the affection that hipsters have for all things vintage, retro, and old-man chic, I’m a little surprised the lead plaintiff didn’t slap the MillerCoors marketing director with a white riding glove and demand satisfaction with pistols at dawn. Such was the offense taken.
Beer Term ‘O the Day: Chill haze. a haziness in beer caused by the precipitate formed when a beer is refrigerated. Many homebrewers let the boiling wort cool overnight in a sealed, sanitized container, then pitch yeast the next day. When this is done, the beer will always have a chill haze because the haze-forming compounds will have remained in solution. A good rule is to boil it as hard as you can, then chill it as quickly as you can. That and the use of a finning like Irish moss will get the proteins and tannins to drop out in the brew kettle.
______________________________________________________ James Visger. What can we say about him? Nothing. That’s all.
OK. We’re kidding. James and Jami live in Clarksville, Tennessee. James is president of The Clarksville Carboys and a BJCP beer judge.