Archive for the 'Beer' Category

I Don’t Understand Why Everyone is Yelling

Posted on January 9, 2015 - Filed Under Beer | 1 Comment

In which Heath attempts sobriety. I’m going to come out and say it: by no measurable account am I an alcoholic. Being of weak constitution, I drink often and to excess, but I would not consider alcohol essential to my social and psychological well being. It isn’t a crutch, it’s a multiplier. That having been [...]

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Life is too Short to be a Dick About Cheap Beer

Posted on October 19, 2011 - Filed Under Article, Beer | 17 Comments

I love beer. I love making beer. I love looking at beer. I love drinking it. I love how it makes me feel. My love manifests itself in many ways. I read about it almost daily. I’m studying to be a beer judge. In terms of beer knowledge, I am definitely in the upper quartile. [...]

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Beer Update! Beer Update!

Posted on August 30, 2011 - Filed Under Beer | Leave a Comment

So I had previously mentioned in one of my other beer posts that lager yeast just sort of happened. Well I was wrong. And it wasn’t until last week that I learned how wrong I was. Yes, it evolved from other yeasts but how and where is what we have only just found out. I [...]

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Now You’ve Gone Too Far Scott Walker

Posted on June 2, 2011 - Filed Under Beer | Leave a Comment

Big Beer + Scott Walker = Legion of Evil I don’t currently live in Wisconsin, but I called it my home for 5 years. I would go so far as to say I love that state. On top of that, I love beer. I love American beer. I love well-made American craft beer. And Scott [...]

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Basics of Beer: Chapter 4: Water

Posted on April 27, 2011 - Filed Under Beer | Leave a Comment

In which we break down the most important ingredient of beer: water. If you haven’t read my previous articles about beer, you should definitely check those out: Chapter 1: Introduction to Beer Brewing Chapter 2: Ales vs. Lagers and the History of Beer. Chapter 3: How to drink beer, like a boss. Also Pilsner. Beer [...]

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The many brands of InBev

Posted on March 29, 2011 - Filed Under Beer | 2 Comments

The big beer news this week was the acquisition of Goose Island by Anheuser-Busch InBev. Although many are pretty angry about, because this is a symbol of an international company picking on the American Little Guy or something, this is just one of hundreds of such craft breweries that have been picked up by the [...]

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Basics of Beer: Chapter 3: How to drink Beer, like a boss. Also Pilsner.

Posted on January 24, 2011 - Filed Under Beer | 2 Comments

In which I teach you about beer. This week I tell you about what should be going through you brain when you drink beer, using Pilsner as an example. If you haven’t read Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 of my introduction to beer, well, click those links. Have you ever had a bad beer? Seriously, [...]

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Beer: Ales vs Lagers and the History of Beers

Posted on January 7, 2011 - Filed Under Beer | Leave a Comment

I finally get back to business and school you clowns on the history of beer, from ancient history to the emergence of the lager. If you haven’t read my first article, you’ll be much happier if you click this link. As long as there has been recorded human history, there has been beer. The first [...]

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Basics of Beer: Chapter 1: Introduction to Beer Brewing

Posted on November 15, 2010 - Filed Under Beer | 5 Comments

Gang. It is no secret that I love beer. I literally drank 3 litres of it this weekend. I am also going to take the Beer Judging Certification Program (BJCP) so that I can judge beer competitions. However, to do that, I have to take a rigorous test where I will be tested on my [...]

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The Virtues of Beer: Patience Redux

Posted on November 6, 2010 - Filed Under Beer | Leave a Comment

I posted a while back about how patience is a virtue that I have really learned from homebrewing. Well, it happened again. A long time ago ( I don’t have my notebook, but it easily could have been a year ago) I put down a bitter, and it came out disgusting. It was sour and [...]

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