Written by another Ian Anderson, but it's about beer and from Bernie's part of the planet
Put it in beer: peanut butter, coffee, strawberry, and death metal. Image by Andy Boyd
Beer 2016: A year in the can Brewery boom...and bust By Ian Anderson, Oct. 26, 2016
San Diego is on pace to add more than 20 new breweries in 2016, for the second year in a row, and there will likely be 135 by year’s end. Ten years ago there were less than 30.
While thousands of beers pour from San Diego taps, highlighting just a few hardly seems fair. So we talked to beer buyers in bars and bottle shops, and to experts in beer and food pairings to help dig down through the craft beer subculture to identify those breweries that have stood out in 2016, and their beers.
And cans. There are a lot of beers in cans this year.
JTull 007: Extreme drought here... No rain since August... HELP maddogfagin: Well Jim there's an answer to your drought - drink beer and plenty of it JTull 007: Sounds like a great idea... Wychwood Brewery here I come !!!
Steff Porzel... "What I'm trying to say is that every small village here has got an own brewery. I live near a town called Bamberg which has 12 breweries and they all sell like mad, some of them world wide. See if you can find "Mahrs Bräu" LINK
Oliver Struempfel carries 29 beers to beat own record
I bet he can't drink them all
With BIER (BEER), anything is possible !!! LINK Oliver Strümpfel carried 29 litre vessels, weighing almost 70kg (154lbs) at a Bavarian beer festival on Sunday. He would have managed 31, had one glass not fallen at the last minute, and another not lost more than 10% of its contents, contravening the rules of Maßkrugtragen – or beer tankard carrying.
My wife took us both out for Sunday lunch today and as well as her paying for a lovely meal the beer was excellent and highly recommended
Pleasantly bitter, red coloured session beer with a smoothness that belies it aggressive ancestors!
A brilliant ruby red colour, deliciously perfumed with hints of spicyness. Rich hop fruits giving way to a clean dry refreshing floral hop bitterness. Red Macgregor is a unique beer: delicate and sophisticated yet the robust cask conditioned version of this beer was the first Scottish beer to win the BIIA World Cask Beer Gold Medal.
Masham-based Black Sheep Brewery celebrates further award success
A BREWERY based in a rural market town is celebrating success after its pints impressed the punters in prestigious beer awards.
Black Sheep Brewery, based in Masham, had success with five of its beers in its 25th year at The Beer Awards 2017.
Pathmaker, a brew named after Black Sheep’s founder, Paul Theakston, received four stars, while Black Sheep Ale, Riggwelter, Choc & Orange Stout and My Generation were awarded three stars.
This recognition builds on its success at the World Beer Awards in summer when a number of these beers won four accolades.
Choc & Orange Stout was the UK winner in its category, while Riggwelter, Black Sheep Ale and My Generation took home gold, silver and bronze medals.
Black Sheep Brewery was also named Beer Champion 2017 by the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) in recognition of the range of activities organised to celebrate its 25th anniversary, including the development of new seasonal and permanent beers.
Jo Theakston, sales and marketing director at Black Sheep Brewery, said: “Our anniversary year has continued to deliver more success and credit must go to our creative brewing team who continually produce great tasting beers that are enjoyed by so many drinkers across the UK.
“The Beer Awards bring together many of the big names within the industry, so it is refreshing to see that our brews have been so well received by the respected judging panel.
Black Sheep Brewery founder Paul Theakston.
Doesn't he look a bit like our very own maddogfagin?
And who comes here to wish me well? A sweetly-scented angel fell, She laid her head upon my disbelief, And bathed me with her ever-smile.
Iron Maiden and Help For Heroes Launch New Beer Light Brigade LINK British rock legends Iron Maiden and independent family brewers Robinsons announce the creation of Light Brigade, a unique golden English ale with a 4.1% ABV. It has been developed in support of Help For Heroes, the British charity that provides recovery and support for the Armed Forces community whose lives are affected by their service.
6p of each pint and 5p of each bottle sold will be donated to help the thousands of Servicemen and women who live with complex wounds and injuries - both physical and mental - and are looking to regain their purpose in life.
Help For Heroes met with Robinsons in the summer of 2017 to explore the possibility of launching a beer. Robinsons and Iron Maiden, who jointly launched Trooper Beer almost five years ago and which has now sold over 20 million pints worldwide, were immediately enthusiastic about the idea. Indeed, the origin of Trooper's name, which comes from the classic Iron Maiden song, 'The Trooper', based on the Battle of Balaclava of 1854 in the Crimean War, reflects the band's well-known interest in history.
As ever with the Trooper range of beers, Robinsons' Head Brewer, Martyn Weeks, and Iron Maiden lead vocalist and ale aficionado, Bruce Dickinson, teamed up to create the new and original beer, with the final tasting and approval taking place at Help For Heroes' Tedworth House Recovery Centre in Wiltshire, last Autumn.
Bruce Dickinson said: "We are very proud to have been asked to get involved. I have been an instructor on several of British Airways' flight simulator 'Flying Heroes' days for Help For Heroes Veterans, so I know the charity and the work that they do well. Light Brigade is our interpretation of a golden ale that maintains the elements of strength and character that are the essence of Trooper but at a more sessionable level. In fact, the two beers complement each other very well."
Beth Miles, Director of Marketing and Fundraising at Help For Heroes: "We are thrilled that Bruce Dickinson has developed a new beer for us under the Trooper brand with Robinsons. We are sure that Light Brigade will have a very popular appeal and raise significant funds, enabling Help For Heroes to empower more Veterans to reach their potential and regain their purpose. This is the beginning of a partnership which we hope will see Trooper fans and Robinsons customers join The Force for Good campaign to support the thousands whose lives have been affected by their service."
Martyn Weeks commented: "Bruce and I were recently invited to visit Help For Heroes in Wiltshire, where we had a tour of the incredible recovery facilities there and met some of the Veterans. We were both hugely impressed with the work they are doing and launching a new beer in support of this Charity is, we believe, a great way to raise money and awareness for this very worthy cause. Robinsons will also be supporting the Charity through fundraising in our pub estate."
Light Brigade is designed as a session ale for beer and music fans everywhere. It will also be produced on a long-term basis, differentiating it from the other limited edition Trooper beers: 666, Red 'N Black, and Hallowed. In keeping with the Trooper brand, Light Brigade's original bottle label features Iron Maiden's iconic mascot Eddie on horseback in one of the uniforms of the Light Brigade.<
Light Brigade is available to pre-order online now at www.robinsonsbrewery.com for delivery from 1st February, and will be stocked in supermarkets nationwide and selected pubs from 19th February onwards.
THE SEASONAL RANGE: STORMWATCH Created with the storms lashing at our window, this beer has a spiced caramel and toffee malt base with a balanced bitterness followed by a smooth fruity finish. Using a range of both British and new world hops to create a flavoursome beer that is both subtle and complex. ABV: 4.0%
BE LURED BY THE PIPER by Dapter on June 7, 2019 in What’s BrewingLink
Good beers take time
Frank and his team of brewers wanted to create a West Coast IPA, 100% true to style in every way. For over 12 months and after a number of trial batches the Pony has launched ‘the Piper’, a delicious WCIPA that makes you come back for more. The story of the beer is that the Piper has lured all the hop cones into the fermenter for big and bold aromas and lots of flavour. A bit like the Pied Piper story but off course with a far less evil outcome.
As always, the brew-team at the Pony has used music and animation to get inspired and the Piper is a tribute to our Head brewer’s choice of music while brewing. For the flutist lovers, Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) needs no introduction and as for the rest, there is something that can be discovered while sipping some Piper.
steelmonkey: Interweb broken at home for three days but Tull draws closer. One more week till I am where I belong...a place Tull is making music.
Jul 4, 2019 1:26:32 GMT
steelmonkey: 4 days till Tull.
Jul 5, 2019 19:05:52 GMT
JTull 007: 4 days till you meet your TULL DESTINY
Jul 6, 2019 3:04:00 GMT
nonrabbit: 3 days tull Tull Bernie that is - not me....
Jul 6, 2019 19:40:23 GMT
steelmonkey: In 72 hours I will be, for a change, where I am supposed to be, surrounded by people that I should be around. So Cal friend going tonight and will report right after.
Jul 7, 2019 0:33:01 GMT
maddogfagin: Have a rather splendid time Bernie
Jul 7, 2019 14:19:04 GMT
JTull 007: My spirit will be sitting next to you at The Mountain Winery I'll be drinking some TULL Wine too
Jul 9, 2019 2:11:22 GMT
steelmonkey: I peeked at setlists from past few days. Glad to see I can expect APP excerpt....My friend assures me that Warm Sporran is less a booby prize than Solstice Bells. Review soon. Clock stuck at work as I await concert this evening.
Jul 9, 2019 16:12:13 GMT
fluteinthegallery: If I had to put my love for Tull in to one word, it would be "everything". This band means everything to me.
Jul 15, 2019 3:59:50 GMT
steelmonkey: I would agree. I love music, I love rock and roll but my love for Tull is it's own category and bigger than the other two,
Jul 16, 2019 0:42:25 GMT
joemer: FOR MICHAEL COLLINS,JEFFREY & ME !!!! whether it happpened (the event) or not the Song was fabulous!!! incidentally Michael Collins "Is Alive and Well and Living In......
Jul 16, 2019 14:43:52 GMT
nonrabbit: Love the song interaction
Jul 17, 2019 21:17:17 GMT
maddogfagin: Now the wait begins
Jul 25, 2019 7:10:20 GMT
steelmonkey: Rock and Roll lives...saw The Raconteurs last night. Jack White was amazing. How does one guy get so much talent?....oh, wait....I've seen that somewehere.
Jul 25, 2019 16:46:34 GMT
snaffler: I haven't listened to anything as refreshing for decades (re Jethro Tull), as a couple of recordings of Martin's 50th Anniversary US tour! The songs sound so reinvigorated by Dan Crisp's vocals. I saw Martin last year and the vibe in the band seemed great
Jul 31, 2019 19:47:12 GMT