(YOS says: “Good site… but in this one case: BAD BEER.)
Reviewed by Ye Olde Scribe
Written by Ye Olde Scribe
Brit in death plunge after beer festival
A British reveler died after plunging from a hotel window following a day’s heavy boozing at a German beer festival.
Police believe he had stepped on to a sixth-floor window ledge to go to the toilet and lost his balance.The 25-year-old victim, a shipbuilder from Plymouth, was part of a group of British workmates visiting the Oktoberfest in Munich.
Police – who would identify him only as Richard O for legal reasons – said he died instantly.
Spokesman Christoph Reichenbach said: “The man returned to the hotel alone at around 4am on Sunday. All the indications are that he was very drunk.
“We believe he lost his way as he was trying to find his way back to his room. In order to relieve himself he’d opened a window and climbed on to the ledge.”
Police say his trousers had been undone when he plunged but were torn off by the speed of the fall.
Written by Ken Carman
Market Street, also known as Bohannon Brewery, was the first brewpub to open in Nashville, TN. Back when we moved to Nashville lower Broadway was a place you avoided at all costs. Until they cleaned it up the best places were the honky tonks and they were very, very bad. Oh, and the Pickin Parlor, probably one of the best guitar repair shops I’ve ever been to. That was on Second, also known as Market Street.
Cross the street and walk a few steps north and Market Street’s sign could be seen, close to The Spaghetti Factory, which I presume was the birth place of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
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Another interesting essay from The Vice Blog.
Most Beer Blogs SUCK
Everyone hates the kind of people, the kind of snobs, that drink wine and then feel the need to spend hours and hours pontificating about it. It’s why I created this blog — I was sick of how the “everyman” vocation of beer drinking had become overtaken by pretentious little tipplers. It must have reached a breaking point for me when I was reading one such beer blog. The author noted in a review that he’d actually drank a beer in his living room while watching TV as opposed to how he usually sampled a brew — by shutting himself in a dimly lit “study” alone, with no outside noises or distractions, and then quietly and contemplatively enjoying the drink. He was downright ashamed and apologetic that he had actually drank a beer in a comfortable environment, lounging on his sofa with his feet kicked up while watching the game.
Here’s A LINK
Central Florida Home Brewers invite you to: November 12-14, 2009
AHA/BJCP/MCAB SANCTIONED COMPETITION
The 19th Sunshine Challenge is the premier home brewing competition and home brewers’ convention in the eastern United States. For more details, visit the CFHBwebsite and make arrangements to attend.
Florida Craft Beer Festival
(Friday, Nov. 13th 7:00-11:00 PM)
Enjoy THE BEST BEER BREWED in Florida…meet the Florida Brewers Guild members and brewers. Also, meet Bob Hansen of Briess this year’s Guest of Honor. Food will be served from 7:30 – 9:00pm only and is included in theticket price.
Saturday, Nov. 14th, 8:45-11:00 AM
Enjoy a Continental Breakfast and variety of Beerswhile listening to Bob Hansen of Briess. $8.50
Saturday, Nov. 14th 2:00-6:00 PM
This has been a favorite of out of town participants, a chance to visit some of Orlando’s pubs. This is one pub crawl you don’t want to miss!
Saturday Night Awards Dinner
Saturday, Nov. 14th7:00-11:00 PM
This fantastic evening features a plate dinner, including beer sponsored by Florida Micro Beverage Distributor.
No tickets sold at the door. If you prefer to pay by check instead of PayPal, or if you have any questions contact us at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by Ken Carman
The following is from another beer site; an amusing tale that examines a rather exotic (for most tasters) style: Gueze. Hard to get in many parts of the country. Wiki entry blurb and link follows.
“I was drinking with a girl sometime earlier this summer who appreciated my appreciation of beer. She was a beer appreciator appreciator. But she didn’t really drink the stuff herself. More of a cocktails and wine kinda gal, she found beer bland. Fizzy, foamy, bloating, watery, and flavorless. ‘Not what I drink,’ I told her.”
“I started with a bottle of the brilliant Boulevard Smokestack Saison-Brett.”
“‘Tastes like beer,’ she said.”
“But it has funky Brettanomyces in it! Without question you have never had something with Brett it in before.”
“‘Tastes like beer,’ she reiterated.”
“Gueuze (or Geuze) is a type of lambic, a Belgian beer. It is made by blending young (1-year-old) and old (2–3-year-old) lambics into a new beer, which is then bottled for a second fermentation. Because the young lambic is not fully fermented, it contains fermentable sugars, which allow the second fermentation to occur. Lambic that undergoes a second fermentation in the presence of sour cherries before bottling results in kriek, a beer closely related to Geuze.”
“Since Gueuze is made by blending lambics, it tastes different from traditional ale and pilsner style beers. Because aged hops are used to produce these lambics, the beer has little to none of the traditional hop bitterness that can be found in most other styles of beer.”
Pictures courtesy of Melanie Knepp