Daily Archives: August 28, 2008

Review: Woodstock Inn Pemi Pale Ale

An India Pale Ale (IPA) brewed by
Woodstock Inn Brewery

North Woodstock, New Hampshire USA

ABV: 5.7%

Glassware: Pint glass

Pours an amber color with a nice head that dissipates quickly. It has a nice sweet smell with hints of carmel and citrus. It also tastes pretty sweet but with a slight bitter kick at the end. It is has a nice sweet caramel malt, slightly grainy with a light grapefruit hop touch. It was a decent IPA but not sure I would seek it out. I would like to try it on tap.

Beer Advocate food pairing suggestions: Cuisine (Curried, Thai) Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack, sharp; Blue, Cheddar, pungent; Gorgonzola, Limburger) Meat (Poultry, Fish, Shellfish, Salmon)

My ratebeer.com score: 3


Offbeat news: Beer run gone wrong

An Illinois man who police say held five people hostage in a motel in Fort Madison, Iowa, was arrested after he sent two of his hostages on a beer run.

Police say 33-year-old Jason Slagel of Moline is charged with five counts of false imprisonment and going armed with intent. They say Slagel pulled a knife during an argument Tuesday night with another man and told the people in the room that they wouldn’t be allowed to leave.

Police say Slagel eventually got thirsty and sent two hostages out for beer.

News: Guinness stout is hot in Africa


The Associated Press is reporting that  Diageo PLC, the world’s largest producer and distributor of alcoholic drinks, posted a small rise in full-year net profit to meet its earnings targets Thursday, but cut its forecast for the current year amid the global economic slowdown and rising production costs.

The maker of Johnnie Walker whisky, Guinness stout and Smirnoff vodka reported net profit of 1.52 billion pounds ($2.8 billion) for the year ending June 30, up 2.7 percent from 1.48 billion pounds a year ago.

Revenue rose 8 percent to 8.09 billion pounds ($14.9 billion), from 7.48 billion pounds, underpinned by sales of scotch in Latin America, beer in Africa and premium brands in North America.

Sales of Diageo’s trademark Guinness stout rose 6 percent, with more than 50 percent of that growth coming from Africa.