Daily Archives: August 19, 2008

Offbeat News: Beer drinking scientists have better things to be doing

According to a recently released study the more beer a scientist drinks, the less likely the scientist is to publish a paper or to have a paper cited by another researcher, a measure of a paper’s quality and importance.

A New York Times blog reports the story here.


Review: Speakeasy Double Daddy IPA

An Imperial/Double IPA brewed by
Speakeasy Ales and Lagers

San Francisco, California USA

ABV: 9.5%

Glassware: Tulip

Pours a light orange or slightly cloudy yellow. It smells of hops and more hops. I also pulled some light citrus fruit aromas; very nice. It tastes hoppy and pine laden. I was surprised though that I picked up that tangy, citrus like aroma in the flavor as well. Very interesting. I liked. A very good IPA. It was balanced for an over-the-top hop bomb, if you can believe that. Just below the tippy-top tier in my opinion but in the contest.

Beeradvocate.com suggested food pairings: Cuisine (Barbecue) Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack, sharp; Blue, Cheddar, pungent; Gorgonzola, Limburger) Meat (Game, Grilled Meat, Salmon) 

My ratebeer.com score: 3.8

Buy it here

News: Buying beer online made easy, kind of

Now this has some good promise: Beernews.org has added a beer buying guide to their site. Why didn’t I think of this? Oh, I suck at HTML.

Anyhow, the online guide seems to be off to a neat start and I only hope that it grows. I find it to be user friendly. No, it isn’t a database at this point but it casually lists good beers and where you can now find them to buy. Here is the site.

News: Flying Dog adds a virtual suggestion box to site


The Flying Dog Brewery News blog has added a virtual suggestion box for fans to write in.

In the post regarding the virtual box they write:

One of the things we like best about Flying Dog drinkers is that you’re not afraid to share your opinion.  We do something good, you’re the first to complement us.  We do something bad, you’re all up in our grill.  We like that.

They seems to want hear everything from beer suggestions to comments on distribution. Check it out here.