Tsingtao beer is seeing a sales slump after a video was released that appeared to show a worker pissing into a brewing vat.
As if things couldn’t get worse- climate change is set to reduce the quantity and quality of beer. Warming and changing seasons and precipitation patterns mean a reduction in the hops harvest, with flowers containing less of the alpha acids that give the flavour.
Barack Obama has started brewing beer in The White House kitchens. There have been so many requests that they’ve now published the recipes, which utilise honey from the first beehives on the White House’s lawns.
Mitt Romney would just buy a brewery, and then have them change their recipe to the blandest, most insipid bilge possible.
Pubs of Manchester is about exactly what it says. Public houses, old, new, dead or surviving, in Greater Manchester.
I am, eventually, going to Interrail around Europe. I’ve been promising myself this for the last few years. It’s already looking like this isn’t the year I’ll do it, though it should be the one where I start putting aside the money to fund it.
In the mean time, I’ll keep adding places to the list of locations to visit. Such as Bierwelt, profiled today on BoingBoing, a Bavarian beer-centric theme park. The park is 90 kilometres from Munich and can be reached by train. The fact that it involves beer automatically puts it near the top of the (as yet unstarted if I’m honest) list.
The birthday pub crawl has begun at Microbar in the Arndale, originally uploaded by spinneyhead.
It’s grown since I last walked past it.
It has become a tradition of the Manchester Rag Beerfest to have flavoured vodkas, with such delights as smokey bacon flavour (allegedly vegan). English Russia have a recipe for horseradish vodka they might like to try next year.
Well, it would be if I could get myself a cask of beer, but you get the idea.
It’s Cask Ale week. Go and drinks some proper beer.
I’m not doing anything for National Novel Writing Month this year. I’m moving house this weekend, going to start on Point of Contactn as soon as I’ve got a drawing board and the light box set up and going to Beerfest next week, so I’m too busy. (Okay, Beerfest is an option, but it’s Beerfest,it’s part of my life.)