Beers of the World

Victoria formerly Grupo Model S.A. de C.V. Mexico – Representing an interpretation of the Vienna style, Victoria was one of the first beers in the company’s portfolio when it was formed in 1925. It has a deep amber color, a soft, quickly fading head. The beer generates a light malty aroma with a touch of caramel and light hints of biscuit. Flavor is of toasty malt and low honey with well-balanced hops. Body is medium-low and yields to a fairly dry finish. Victoria matches up well with Mexican food. For

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This Day in Beer History

An unusual business deal was finalized on this day, July 9th, in 1774. Brewer Thomas Robinson signed a lease to store his beer, aging barrels, in the cellar of the Newport Rhode Island Courthouse. It was the extension of a similar arrangement that dated back to 1771. Beer Fest tickets available now at MBBF.org or follow this link https://myidahotix.com/events/2020-mountain-brewers-beer-fest-6-6-2020-58530 Copyright Gregg Smith – His latest book “American Beer History” is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/American-Beer-History-Mayflower-Microbreweries/dp/108155410X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=American+Beer+History&qid=1625503750&sr=8-2  

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Beers of the World

La Fin Du Monde, Unibroue, Quebec, Canada – “The End of the World” offers a  Belgian-style, bottle conditioned,  Tripel with a name harkening back to the belief of the first French explorers arriving in North America. Hazy gold with a large, rocky Belgian style head and the lightest of lacing as you work your way through a glass of this simply delightful beer. Aroma is of fruity esters that mix pear, peach, apple and banana with spice of coriander, clove and white pepper.  Flavors are equally complex including light toffee

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This Day in Beer History

While observing July 4, 1788 in Philadelphia a writer wished “…that a monument could be erected in Union Green with the following inscription… ‘In Honour of American Beer and Cyder. It is hereby recorded for the information of strangers and posterity that 17,000 assembled in this Green on the 4th of July 1788 to celebrate the establishment of the Constitution of the United States… and they departed without a single quarrel. They drank nothing but Beer and Cyder. Learn Reader to prize these two invaluable liquors and consider them as

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The Real Indiana Jones of Beer

International intrigue, a royal court, smuggling, and industrial espionage: topics associated with paperback thrillers, but rarely with brewing, an industry with an almost staid demeanor. But once upon a time, there was a frantic race across the borders of Eastern Europe that rivaled the best spy novels, and the hero was a young Danish brewer named Christian Jacobsen. It was mid-1883. Five years earlier, Jacobsen succeeded in isolating yeast in a lab at his family’s Carlsberg Brewery. He and co-worker Emil Hansen speculated that a pure batch of yeast could

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This Day in Beer History

On this Day in 1975, Anchor Brewing of San Francisco bottled its first production run of Liberty Ale.  From the brewery rescued by Fritz Maytag comes this hoppy ale which was championed around the country by Bob Brewer. Brewed on April 18, 1975 it celebrated Paul Revere’s ride and was one of the first to follow Anchor Steam from the brewery. Pouring Orange\Golden, it sports a generous head. Aroma is similar to the spicy character released by the unique Anchor yeast that produces ‘Steam’ beer, mingling with dry hopping from

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Seltzers and Utah

Will Utah pull Hard Seltzers from the state’s beer shelves? Nearly everywhere in the country the light and fruity drinks have dipped well into beer sales with their added advantage of ow-carbs and calories. However, do they meet Utah’s definition of beer? Some feel they are in a gray area, depending upon how they are made, with the critical question, are they brewed? Beer is allowed in grocery stores with a strict high end limit of 5% abv. Higher than that and the product is relegated to the State Liquor

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Beers of the World

Asahi Super Dry, Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan A mainstay of the ‘flashing blades of steel’ restaurants, Asahi was introduced in 1987 as a more full flavored beer that would finish dry. It rode the short-lived “Dry Beer” trend which vaulted it past Kirin in sales. Unlike others, Asahi remained popular as Dry Beers faded. Pale gold in color it has a medium sized, white head that leaves a hint of lace in the glass. Its nose is faintly malty and grain-like. Asahi presents a somewhat malty taste yielding to

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This Day in Beer History

On June 14, 1898, the government raised the tax on beer by one dollar a barrel to help fund the Spanish-American War. In most areas of the country the brewers passed the tax on to retailers who then raised the price of a beer. In other places the bar simply downsized the serving from 16 to 14 ounces, which was the equivalent of an even larger cost burdening the consumer. The end result was a tax increase that was placed fully on the back of the beer drinker. Some things

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A Free Beer for every adult in the USA?

It just might happen. If the United States reaches a goal set at 70% of the country receiving a vaccination by the Fourth of July, Anheuser-Busch has pledged to buy adults a round of beer. The Company’s chief of external affairs Cesar Vargas, said the company wanted to encourage vaccinations for those who have yet to receive one, “because that’s one big part of how we can all get back together.” The giveaway which will open for seven days will begin if the Center for Disease Control and Prevention finds

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