There's a new way for the hop-obsessed among us to get even closer to their beer: beer-based shampoo and body wash. Yes, you heard that correctly. Bröö is a company down in North Carolina providing "Craft Beer Body & Hair Care." Before you laugh, listen to how these products came to be.
Like a lot of fall flavors, many pumpkin flavors aren't exactly made with real pumpkin. Pumpkin Spice Lattes use pumpkin syrup and some foods just rely on pumpkin pie spices to capture that distinctive autumnal flavor. But that wasn't good enough for the folks over at Captain Lawrence Brewery. Partnering with a local farm, they used farm-fresh pumpkins which they roasted and puréed for their pumpkin ale. Read on to watch the process!
Too much beer is hardly a bad problem to have, but there are times when, yes, you open a bottle and realize you can't finish it. This often happens to me when I open large 750 mL bottles of specialty (and quite often very alcoholic) beers. Unless I open it with friends, it's just too much for one sitting. I used to worry that the leftover would go to waste, but now I just save it for later.
A recent post on Guys Drinking Beer has me thinking about corn. In my beer. Corn is an adjunct grain (ie, something other than the traditional barley) that has gained an unfavorable reputation for its use in big-name macrobrews like Bud Light and Coors. But is there a place for it in the craft brewing world?
Want to hang onto summer just a little longer? Pick up a bottle or two of this ale from New Belgium Brewing's Lips of Faith series and find yourself a spot on the porch. Its soft fruity flavors and candy-like malts are just the thing for living these last sunny days to their fullest.
We're not talking "lighter" in the sense of Bud Light, but lighter in the sense of making heavy bottles of craft beer easier to stow in a backpack and carry with you on a long camping trip. Pat's Backcountry Beverages is making it happen, people.
After all the buzz surrounding the Commander-in-Chief's home-brewed beer, the White House recently revealed the recipes for their Honey Ale and Honey Porter. Assistant Chef Sam Kass writes on the White House blog the kitchen was "surprised that the beer turned out so well since none of us had brewed beer before."
Maybe I've just been hitting the California IPA's a little too hard this summer, but I've found myself suddenly feeling worn out from all the hops. My palate needs a break from the constant battering of perfumey, piney, lemon pithy, and grapefruity flavors. And this has got me thinking: what's next? Is there something new on the horizon?
There are folks who eat oatmeal for breakfast every day and others who prefer a savory, hot breakfast of eggs or sausage. Some rely on quick portable choices like granola bars while others grab a latte on the way to the train station. But, hey: how about a nice, cold beer?