The problem of beer.
"Since beer bottles are not (usually) pathological or “wild” spheres, but smooth manifolds, they separate 3-space into two non-communicating regions: inside, containing beer, and outside, containing you. This state must not remain."
posted by MuadDib
on Nov 27, 2010 -
"When we started Windy City, it was a means to an end, because there wasn't a distributor in Chicago that wanted to touch craft beer," Mr. Ebel says. "We went around to bars and they said, 'Great beer. How many free cases can you give me?' We just had to walk out of those accounts, set a price, and stick to it. And nobody asks us that anymore."
Pay-to-play contreversy in the Chicago beer scene
, with appearances from a who's who of Midwest beermeisters: Tracy Hurst of Metropolitan Brewing Co.
, Deb Carey of New Glarus Brewing Co.
, the Ebel Brothers of Two Brothers Brewing Co.
, and Josh Hall of Goose Island Brewing Company
posted by d1rge
on Nov 22, 2010 -
Fried Beer. As the Dallas Morning News reports, the Fried Beer was the result of a painful process of trial and error for creator Mark Zamble. His initial efforts kept exploding once they hit the fryer, and he kept getting burned. Zamble has already applied for a patent and trademark for Fried Beer, which appears to be a pocket of pretzel dough filled with its signature beverage.
posted by furiousxgeorge
on Aug 28, 2010 -
“Several of you told me that I was “going to die” if I drank 13 beers while running the San Francisco Half Marathon. I did not die. I puked three times, blacked out for miles 11 and 12, and needed five hours to finish. This is my story
posted by sveskemus
on Aug 3, 2010 -
Did you miss SF Beer Week
With 347 days until the next one, Wet Your Whistles
has got you covered with a list of 50+ beer-loving spots along the Caltrain line, no designated driver needed.
Not near Caltrain? Beer By Bart
covers the rest of the Bay.
posted by madajb
on Feb 27, 2010 -
As craft beer
brewers and brewpubs in the US grow in popularity
among the population of discerning beer consumers, a new (to the US, anyway) container has emerged for the take-home beer buyer. Growlers
, reusable half-gallon glass jugs, have become popular recently for the take-home crowd. [more inside]
posted by dammitjim
on Jan 27, 2010 -
He was elected at the nadir of the worst depression in history; 25% of the workforce was unemployed, two million were homeless. Yet in the face of this, he made us an optimistic and far-reaching New Deal, creating among other programs a federal minimum wage, social security, and the FDIC. He pulled us out of dire financial straits and, when our country was called upon to fight in World War II, he brought us to the cusp of victory. In his unprecedented thirteen years in office, he cemented his undisputed legacy as one of the greatest presidents in American history. But before he could achieve any of this, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had a promise to keep — a promise to the "wet vote," whose indispensable support he had called upon
in 1932 during his first presidential campaign when he promised to repeal the 18th Amendment
and end Prohibition
. And thus, as legend has it, immediately after his first fireside chat
from the White House in March 1933, Roosevelt turned to his two top aides and said, "I think it's time for a beer.
" And yes, indeed
, it was
. [more inside]
posted by churl
on Dec 5, 2009 -
is a freely available homebrewing recipe generator, which allows you to easily create, save and share your own beer recipe(s). The calculator includes hundreds of malt, hop and yeast varieties, adjuncts and other ingredients, different mash processes, and fermentation and storage variables, and can toggle between US and metric units. Also, if you associate your recipe with a BJCP
-recognized style, the calculator will give you guidance regarding your recipe's adherence to the style's guidelines
. Homebrewers, have at it!
posted by cog_nate
on Dec 4, 2009 -
It's time to kick back and relax with a tasty bottle of $BEVERAGE - often but not always beer. But how to open
it? And what tool to use? [more inside]
posted by rmd1023
on Oct 13, 2009 -
releases the Beer Sommelier
. Beer is increasingly considered the ideal beverage to accompany food for its palate cleansing carbonation and its diverse range of styles
featuring flavor and aroma characteristics that can enhance any dish. But selecting the right beer style
to complement a specific dish, and tracking down a retailer that carries that style presents inherent challenges. Masterfully select the best beer styles to pair with any dish, see examples of those styles, and track down individual beers in your neighborhood with the Beer Sommelier
. [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Jun 3, 2009 -