May 30, 2008
A Japanese brewery will produce 100 bottles of beer from barley descended from seeds that spent five months aboard the international space station. Sapporo Breweries, which doesn't plan to sell the initial batch, participated in an experiment to learn about the ability of plants to adapt to environmental change and space travel. The "space beer" is expected to be ready in November. SOURCE: Associated Press
January 20, 2012 |
Alois Bube was urging us on. "Drink plenty of beer!" he cried. "I put plenty of myself into every keg!" Not needing any more prompting, I went up to the bar and ordered a Bube bock draft — rich, slightly sweet and with a hint of a coffee taste. As I sipped the dark brew, I wondered just what parts of Alois Bube I was drinking. This wasn't the real Alois Bube, of course. He died in 1908. Our Alois Bube was an actor portraying the brew master in the murder mystery we were about to...
February 21, 2012 |
"I'm a bug collector," Terry Hawbaker says, referring to the wild yeasts and bacteria swarming in the two oak barrels in his Alexandria storefront. At 39, with a divot in his forehead from a recent bike accident and a love of punk-inflected rock-and-roll, he has been maturing his sour beer since September, tasting it as it slowly grows tarter, funkier and more complex. It's the brewing equivalent of a baker's sourdough starter. Colonizing barrels of unfermented beer, the bugs will work their slow alchemy over months and...
September 20, 2011 |
Jay Irizarry, one of the founders of Chocolate City Brewing, is a jack-of-all-trades. After he's done helping his partner Ben Matz brew the beer, he delivers kegs to eight accounts in the District in a graffiti-spattered van. Then he pulls pints at the Wonderland Ballroom in Columbia Heights, where he moonlights as a bartender. "I don't like to let people know I'm the brewery owner," he says. "They give you a more guarded response that way. " "I'm a spy," he laughs. Among the more interesting comments he has...
April 3, 2013 |
About six months ago, Thor Cheston's nascent beer business was strapped for cash. He needed $125,000. Without it, he said he couldn't move forward with lease negotiations for the location which he hoped would eventually hold the Right Proper Brew Pub, a neighborhood brewery, bar and restaurant. "We were coming to a crossroads," Cheston said. Cheston and his business partner, John Snedden, who owns Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company in Northwest D.C., had already raised about a quarter of their budget through...
August 27, 2008 |
One year shy of 180, D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc. in Pottsville, Pa., is the oldest continuously operating beermaker in the United States. Depending on your definition of "brewery," Yuengling might soon boast another distinction: the largest brewery that's 100 percent U.S.-owned. Now that Anheuser-Busch (the nation's largest brewer, with an output of 102 million barrels last year) has accepted InBev's $52 billion buyout offer, the King of Beers will shortly be part of a Belgian-Brazilian conglomerate.