November 1, 2010

Brazilian Beer Blog, Grande Cervejeiro

The love of good beer is world-wide but sadly not universally enjoyed by everyone. The dominance of mass-marketed lagers and light lagers have pushed the more flavorful ales and heavier lagers to the wayside and encouraged people to consider beer no more than a 'beverage' to be drunk as cold as possible rather than an enjoyment unto itself.

This brother in arms in Brazil has taken up the fight to educate his fellow beer drinker to expand their taste horizons and learn that their is more to beer than an ice cold Bud <=(insert mas market lager here).

Check out his blog. There is a convenient link to Google translate unless you can read Portuguese. Sadly I cannot.

Link to the translated page: in English

October 28, 2010

Brooks on Beer: Trick or Treat Halloween Beers

A brief albeit good article on Halloween and Pumpkin beers. As it is out of San Francisco, it does not include Schlafly's Pumpkin Brew which is I am told is quite tasty. I, myself, am not personally fond of the Pumpkin beer taste.

I also wish they would have added Schmaltz Brewery's Coney Island Freaktoberfest. It is described as a blood red lager and lives up to its name in addition to being quite tasty.

Both can be found at Friar Tuck, the Schlafly in 6 packs and the Schmaltz in 22oz bombers.