So here we are again, the holiday season is nearly upon us, and while everyone else is sipping eggnog and drinking wine, the beer lover in your life will be tucking into some extra special beers to celebrate the festive season – yum! But what do you buy someone with such a specific interest as craft
Happy Friday. Are you ready for another beer? I know I am. This week’s beer is a fascinating Pale from my recent Beer52 order – fascinating for a couple of reasons: 1) They don’t own their own brewery; instead opting to brew beer at other brewers locations and referring to themselves as a “gypsy brewery”.
Hops are the female flower cones of Humulus lupulus, a bine plant from the same family as cannabis. Don’t get too exited though, hops contain zero mood-altering properties – other than perhaps beery joy. As one of the four main ingredients used to brew beer, hops are imperative for providing balance to an otherwise sweet, and somewhat one dimensional
The last time we reviewed a Samuel Smith’s beer, also a stout funny enough, we had found some evidence that pointed out rather dodgy business and ethical practices the brewery engaged in from many years before. After searching further, a website called “Sam Smith’s Forum” (http://samsmiths.info/) popped up and it had an incredible number of incidents
We all know what a pint is, it’s the biggest measurement of beer you can typically find at the pub before you order a pitcher. While this may be true, in many cases, it’s becoming increasingly confusing depending on your understanding of the concept of a pint. I do mean concept, since “pint,” when referencing beer
As the popularity of hugely hoppy beers continues to grow on both sides of the Atlantic, it seems only natural that we should pay a little more attention to the glassware that houses them. After all, many great beer styles from Europe have their own glassware, why not the IPA? Fortunately for us hop-heads, this
In the most recent copy of Beer52’s Ferment Magazine, beer writer, Mark Dredge describes how IPA has essentially become a synonym for “very hoppy”, which just so happens to be a sentiment I wholeheartedly agree with. Mark writes very eloquently about how the modern IPA progressed from an American twist on a storied English classic
This week’s beer comes from a well known and much-adored brewer we’ve covered before, Innis and Gunn. Readers on both sides of the pond will need little or no introduction to their classic original oak aged beer, which began life as the waste product of whiskey barrel enhancement that just so happened to taste sensational.
Could there be anything better than beer arriving in the mail? Sure beats boring bills, doesn’t it? While drinking to forget your bill paying responsibilities should never be advocated – surely a few frothy beverages delivered direct to your door can only aid in easing the monotony of your typical morning post? Worked for me anyway, as
It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce the latest addition to transatlanticbrews.com; our brand new casual, off-the-cuff “TV Series”. Here’s the concept: In keeping with the namesake of our website, TA Brews TV is a transatlantic beer sharing experience. In a nutshell, Ryan and I share a beer over the web,