*  VanEast Beer Blog: May 2011
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*  Celebrate Hopstock 2013 - West Sound Beer Week Now Underway - Washington Beer Blog
Welcome to West Sound Beer Week. As places here on the east side of the pond, like Ballard and Woodinville, burst with new breweries, so too does the west side of Puget Sound. Kitsap County and the Olympic Peninsula are not strangers to the beer boom. To celebrate the blossoming beer scene in the region, an organization called the West Sound Beer Community presents the third-annual West Sound Beer Week - aka Hopstock.. Hopstock runs from June 16th through June 23rd a number of beer events will celebrate the local beer culture. West side beer lovers will enjoy a number of brewers night celebrations, beer dinners, pub crawls and more. Visit the official Hopstock website for details. http://kitsaphopstock.com/. Also, keep an eye on the official Facebook page to stay informed.. Here's the official press release.. The West Sound Beer Community ...
*  Airways Brewing Continues To Put Kent, WA On The Beer Map - Beer Blotter: Seattle Based. World Focused.
That really is a big announcement! I couldn't be happier for the Dittmar's, two amazingly cool and gracious people in the local beer community. I'm sure that they are relieved and excited to finally have their own serious brewhouse in Kent. All you crazed beer junkies probably know that Airways has had production assistance from the very beginning (only last year) from SoDo's Two Beers Brewing. With the help of those facilities, Alex has been pumping out some seriously tasty and well balanced ales and often, some of the most exciting beers offered at local brew fests. This is going to be a good thing, no doubt.. Come late summer, when all of this is in full swing, It's going to be really exciting to go on a South End beer tour featuring the likes of Trade Route Brewing, Dog & Pony Ale House and, of course, Airways and Airways Part Deux.. Filed under: The Events Tagged: Airways Brewing, Airways Brewing Company ...
*  Beer - benefits and harms - Womens Education
With all the advantages, beer - not exactly friendly drink.The main problem with the use of beer - the so-called "beer alcoholism."Physicians about this phenomenon has long been known, but the townsfolk until recently was considered completely harmless beer.However, beer drinking is as dangerous as Vodka.Of course, not everyone who likes beer bring themselves to chronic alcoholism, but in recent years the percentage of such people has grown significantly.The problem is not in the drink and its excessive use.. Men with beer alcoholism comes early impotence, disturbed cardiac activity.The walls of the heart thicken, thicken the cavity, the heart muscle is partially necrotic.This pathology is known as "beer" or "bull" of the heart.At the heart is also adversely affects the cobalt contained in beer foam.Furthermore, cobalt has a detrimental effect on the ...
*  Brewers Association Announces 2013 Craft Brewer Growth - Washington Beer Blog
It's hard to fathom up here in the Pacific Northwest where we drink so much of it, but craft beer only makes up about 8 percent of the overall beer market in the U.S. In Portland and Seattle that number is closer to 30 percent, but nationwide we still have a lot of work to do. Information released today by the Brewers Association shows that the numbers continue to rise in craft beer's favor.. The Brewers Association just releases information about craft beer growth during 2013. The numbers show that craft brewers reached 7.8 percent volume of the total beer market in the U.S. The previous number was 6.5 percent. In terms of dollars, craft beer made up about 14 percent of the beer market last year. Retail dollar value from craft brewers was estimated at $14.3 billion in 2013, up from $11.9 billion in 2012. In other words, that's $2.4 billion that people spent on craft beer ...
*  Unlinking the Mystery of the Beer Supply Chain - Washington Beer Blog
Tiffany at 99 Bottles (blog sponsor) recently published a very interesting post on her blog: Reflecting on the beer blogger - beer retailer connection. In her post, Tiffany asks me (and other beer bloggers) to help her teach the beer drinking public a few things in hopes that people will better understand some of the challenges faced by bottleshop owners. I am happy to do so because I think Tiffany and her bottleshop are both pretty awesome. Also, I think it's good for the public to know the reality of what's going on when it comes to beer.. Let's talk about the beer supply chain. In particular, one very specific aspect of the law that many folks do not understand. People repeatedly ask Tiffany questions like, "Why don't you stock Victoria Bitter?" and "Can you order me a case of Ballast Point Brewing's Sculpin IPA?" People stand stupefied when she tells them that she cannot stock Victoria Bitter (an ...
*  SUPERFLEX/Tools/Free Beer
<p><em>Free Beer</em> is a beer which is free as in free speech, not in the sense of free beer. The name plays on a well-known quote by free software activist Richard Stallman: &ldquo;&rsquo;Free software&rsquo; is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of &rsquo;free&rsquo; as in &rsquo;free speech,&rsquo; not as in &rsquo;free beer&rsquo;.&rdquo; Originally named Vores &Oslash;l (Our Beer), the beer was conceived in 2004 by SUPERFLEX and students from the Copenhagen IT University. The project applies modern free software/open source methods to a traditional real-world product. The recipe and branding elements of <em>Free Beer</em> is published under a Creative Commons (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5) license, which means that anyone can use the recipe to brew their own <em>Free ...
*  Beer head - Wikipedia
Beer head (also head or collar), is the frothy foam on top of beer which is produced by bubbles of gas, typically carbon dioxide, rising to the surface. The elements that produce the head are wort protein, yeast and hop residue. The carbon dioxide that forms the bubbles in the head is produced during fermentation. The carbonation can occur before or after bottling the beer. If the beer continues fermenting in the bottle, then it naturally carbonates and the head is formed upon opening and/or pouring the beer. If the beer is pasteurized or filtered then the beer must be force carbonated using pressurized gas. The density and longevity of the head will be determined by the type of malt and adjunct from which the beer was fermented. Different mash schedules and cereal sources influence head retention. In general, wheat tends to produce larger and longer-lasting heads than ...
*  Beer-drinking charts of the day
Our first important result is that we do indeed find an inverted-U shaped relation between income and per capita beer consumption in all pooled OLS and fixed effects specifications. From the pooled OLS regressions (Table 3), we find that countries with higher levels of income initially consume more beer. Yet, the second order coefficient on income is negative, indicating that from a certain income level onwards, higher incomes lead to lower per capita beer consumption. The first and second order effects for income are strongly significant and the coefficients are quite robust across the different specifications.. The fixed effects regression results confirm this (Table 4), so the non-linear relationship for income holds not only between countries, but also within individual countries over time. As a country becomes richer, beer consumption rises, but when incomes continue to grow, beer consumption starts to decline at some ...
*  Scuttlebutt Brewing collaborates with Parallel 49 Brewing to create Baby Got Back - Washington Beer Blog
Scuttlebutt Brewing recently did a collaboration beer with Parallel 49 Brewing of Vancouver, BC. The beer is called Baby Got Back Ale, an obvious homage to the Sir Mix A Lot mega-hit from the 90s.. This is the latest installment in Parallel 49's Brews Brothers series. In short, Parallel 49 partners with other breweries to create beers that use a musical genre as a theme. In this case, the genre was West Coast hip hop and the mandate was to make all of the beers hoppy. This time around, they partnered with Scuttlebutt Brewing, Green Flash Brewing (San Diego), Gigantic Brewing (Portland), and 49th State Brewing of Anchorage.. "When we sat down to discuss potential styles and names it was decided that there was only one artist to honor with this beer, legendary Seattle artist, Sir Mix A Lot," says Matt Stromberg, the head brewer at Scuttlebutt. "Therefore Baby Got Back Ale is a Bavarian style hefe with a big finishing hop ...
*  Beer - Wikipedia
Beer is one of the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic drinks in the world, and the third most popular drink overall after water and tea. Beer is brewed from cereal grains-most commonly from malted barley, though wheat, maize (corn), and rice are also used. During the brewing process, fermentation of the starch sugars in the wort produces ethanol and carbonation in the resulting beer. Most modern beer is brewed with hops, which add bitterness and other flavours and act as a natural preservative and stabilizing agent. Other flavouring agents such as gruit, herbs, or fruits may be included or used instead of hops. In commercial brewing, the natural carbonation effect is often removed during processing and replaced with forced carbonation. Some of humanity's earliest known writings refer to the production and distribution of beer: the Code of Hammurabi included laws regulating beer and ...
*  beer travel Archive - Washington Beer Blog
Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. Beer tourism is a real thing. Likely, many of you travel to other cities to experience the beer culture. Random beer tourists from across North America regularly contact me asking for advice about visiting Seattle for beer. At least one hotel in Seattle recognizes the trend and…. The post Seattle's Hotel Max offers a Room with a Brew, an in-room kegerator experience appeared first on Beer News.. … ...
*  Beer Notes for Windows Phone - Beer Notes allows you to keep notes on beers you have tried. Beer Notes stores a...
Beer Notes allows you to keep notes on beers you have tried Beer Notes stores a variety of information along with an image For non draft beer Beer Notes also includes a UPC scannerbrbrVersion 11 adds interface as well as stabilization
*  Blood vitamins and lipid levels in overweight and obese women. A population study of the influence of beer consumption on...
Blood vitamins and lipid levels in overweight and obese women. A population study of the influence of beer consumption on folate and homocysteine concentrations
*  Toxins | Free Full-Text | Metabolism of Zearalenone in the Course of Beer Fermentation
Zearalenone (ZON) is a mycotoxin with estrogenic activity, produced by members of Fusarium species, and is found worldwide in a number of cereal crops. It is known to have four active metabolites (a-zearalenol (a-ZOL), b-zearalenol (b-ZOL), a-zearalanol (a-ZAL), and b-zearalanol (b-ZAL)). A highly sensitive analytical method using liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry using electrospray ionization (LC-ESI-MS/MS) has been established and validated in order to analyze ZON and its metabolites in beer and malt samples. The metabolism of ZON in the course of beer fermentation was further characterized using the artificially contaminated wort by this established method. In the fermented sample, 85.9% of ZON was converted to b-ZOL, which has lower estrogenic activity than that of ZON. These findings indicate that the health risk to humans due to ZON in beer is reduced during the fermentation process.
*  Fiddler's Inn Returns to Darkness - Washington Beer Blog
The days are getting longer and the sun is getting warmer. In general, everyone around Seattle is pretty happy about this turn of events. However, there is one thing we miss about the long, dark winter: the big, dark beers. With that in mind, it's a good time to pull out some dark, cellared beers for one last glimpse of the darkness. It's time for Dark Beer Fest at Fiddler's Inn Pub.. Once again the lineup is impressive this year. It includes stuff like Deschutes Brewing Abyss, Two Beers Brewing (blog sponsor) Swtichback Imperial Stout, Full Sail Brewing Black Gold, Alaskan Brewing Baltic Porter, and more. All of these beers have been lovingly store in the cellar for the season and are now ready for the light of day. They all go on tap this Thursday, April 18th at Fiddler's Inn Pub. The beer flows until the beer is gone. Usually, it takes about a week. ...
*  Rakuten Global Market: Set, Assortment - Low-malt Beer - Beer - Alcoholic Beverages - 60items
Set, Assortment - Low-malt Beer - Beer - Alcoholic Beverages - 60items Category includes a wide selection of products at affordable prices delivered to you from Japan. | Rakuten Global Market
*  Happening Tonight - Tuesday, February 21 - Washington Beer Blog
A lot happening for a Tuesday. Just thought I'd share the info in case you're looking for something to do this afternoon and/or evening. As always, check out our Washington Beer Events Calendar whenever you get a hankerin' to get out there and do something. These days, there seems to be something happening on the beer scene just about every night.. 12 Beers of the Apocalypse, Elysian Brewing The second event in the series. The official release party for the second beer in the Elysian Apocalypse series: Rapture Heather Ale. See our previous post about this series of beers and events. Celebrate the end of days with Elysian today from 4:00 - 7:00 at the Capitol Hill brewpub.. Brewmaster's Visit to Rogue Issaquah Brewhouse. Rogue's longtime Brewmaster John Maier pays a visit to the Issaquah Brewhouse. This is a great opportunity to meet the legendary brewer of so many great Rogue beers… and drink his ...
*  Happening this weekend - festivals and getaways - Washington Beer Blog
Tacoma Craft Beer Festival - Last year's inaugural Tacoma Craft Beer Festival was fantastic. The location on Tacoma's waterfront is great and the weather should be perfect. This year the TCBF has been expanded (Friday and Saturday) and promises to be even more fun with even more breweries. In addition to 50-some breweries pouring beers all weekend, Friday night will feature a whole bunch of cask-conditioned beer - a firkin fest within the fest. For all the details and tickets, visit the website at http://www.tacomacraftbeerfest.com.. Fresh Hop Festival - Has anyone else noticed the massive increase in fresh hop beers this year? Maybe I'm forgetting what it's been like in past years, but it sure does seem like there are a lot of them out there right now. This Saturday in Yakima you can sample a whole bunch of fresh hop beers in one place at the annual Fresh Hop Ale Festival. The Washington ...
*  Pittsburgh's craft-beer industry is booming, but can it find its place in the national beer scene?
Breweries are driving tourist traffic, both locally and nationally. "People are crossing rivers and going through tunnels to find out what a new brewery is doing," notes Dyana Sloan, co-owner of Roundabout Brewery, in Lawrenceville. Pittsburghers, famously reluctant to leave their own neighborhoods, are engaging in local beer tourism, venturing to new places to check out craft breweries. Towns like Braddock, Sharpsburg and Millvale are newly alive at night and on weekends thanks to craft breweries. But is Pittsburgh a true beer destination? Are we the kind of place that beer buffs would plan a trip around, the way they would flock to Asheville, N.C., or Portland, Ore.? "Slowly but surely," says Mike Potter, founder of the forthcoming online magazine Black Brew Culture. "You have about 10 breweries that are really making some star, outstanding beer." Potter, an avid beer trader, says that Pittsburgh beers are ...
*  Beer 101: the Huma Lupa Licious Experience - Short's Brewing Company
Here at Short's, we don't feel like we can ever get enough information about beer, and one of our favorite things to do is share that information with the beer fans that we meet throughout Michigan. We love to teach our new staff about beer using a Beer 101 course. In this blog post, we have attempted to convey some of the key parts of Beer 101 using Huma Lupa Licious, our flagship IPA, as an example. Of course it is not required, but we do recommend grabbing a Huma if you have one handy (and why wouldn't you?).. To start with, Short's owner and original head brewer, Joe Short, created Huma as his vision of what the perfect IPA would be if he were allowed to make the rules. The result was a beer that is not quite a double IPA, but bigger than a standard American IPA. No matter how you'd classify it as, we think it is perfect and we love it.. If you have ever had a Huma, then you know there ...
*  Early Notice: Brouwers Cafe Hosts Big Wood on December 2nd! - Beer Blotter: Seattle Based. World Focused.
Big Wood is coming. Don't say we didn't warn you.. There is no secret that we are utterly obsessed with Brouwer's Cafe's Big Wood beer festival. Last year, we launched this site in the midst of Big Wood 2009. This year, we are giving you a 3 week "head's up.". Big Wood will be held on December 2, 2010. If I remember correctly (but I might stand corrected), Big Wood begins in the afternoon, sometime around 4 PM. The event is officially one day, but the beers will pour for several days afterwards.. What is Big Wood? Guess. Big Wood showcases wood-aged beers on more than 40 taps. Typically, you will see a plethora of massive scale beers pouring, including some of the most complex beers you will ever taste.. Last year - Hair of the Dog dominated. From beer nerds to beer newbs, Hair of the Dog shocked and awed the crowd. Alan Sprints delivered Fred from the Wood, Michael (Flemish Red), Matt ...
*  Brouwer's Cafe Celebrating its 8th Anniversary All Month Long - Washington Beer Blog
Brouwer's Cafe is about kickoff a month-long anniversary celebration. The weekly event, dubbed From the Cellar, will see Brouwer's pour a rotating selection of rare, cellared beers. The celebration starts this Tuesday, April 2nd. Also, on Wednesday, April 3rd, they will welcome Tony Savoy from Flyers Brewery. Tony brewed a special beer to commemorate the anniversary - a Strong Scotch Ale - and they'll be tapping into it on Wednesday.. Here's how From the Cellar works. There is a list of 18 beers (below). Each Tuesday morning, they will draw from a hat to determine which beers (maybe three, maybe four) will go on tap that day. At about noon, they will announce the day's selections on Facebook and tap the beer at 5:00. Here is the list of beers. Three our four of these beers, selected at random, will be tapped each Tuesday at 5:00 p.m all month long.. ...
*  What Ever Happened to Laughing Buddha Brewing? - Washington Beer Blog
NW Brewing Company Owners Celebrate One Year of Brewing More Than Beer. PACIFIC, Washington (February 11, 2013) - NW Brewing Company has been brewing more than just craft beers over the past year. This week the brewery celebrates one year under the reins of Chief Executive Officer, Greg Steed and Chief Operating Officer, Dan Anthony.. The two managing partners brought over 50 years of experience to the craft brewery located in Pacific, Wash. Steed was a former executive with K & L Distributors and Anthony a former manager with Columbia Distributing, Red Bull and Wired Energy.. "We have a love and passion for the beer industry and this was an opportunity for us live our dream to brew great beer and have of fun doing it," said Steed.. The facility expanded with three times the original cellar size and six new tanks to increase brewing capacity by 300%. The beer portfolio has also increased to include more than a dozen craft ...
*  Lithuanian beer
Lithuania has one of the most interesting beer cultures on earth, but it's a beer culture that is almost wholly unknown outside the country itself. This guide explains what is so special about Lithuanian beer and helps you choose the right places to go and the right beers to drink. I've travelled to Lithuania a number of times over the last four years to learn as much as I can about Lithuanian beer, and this book summarizes what I've learned. It describes the various styles of beer made in Lithuania, the main breweries, and where to find the beers. It also gives some cultural, linguistic, and historic background.