Tag Archives: beer

Royal City Brewing is NANO

Nano is small. Really small. But don’t underestimate the power of nano – especially when it’s in your back yard. Royal City Brewery is a nano-brewery [that means tiny] right here in Guelph. They opened up on Saturday with sample tastings, a tour, and sales.

So I sampled

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 And I toured

[Local coffee roaster Joe Harrison's Grizzly Bear coffee is used in this über-local stout - click here for my exposé on Grizzly Bear Coffee]

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And they sold me a Growler of Gateway IPA

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The best thing about buying a growler [2 litres] of IPA is that you bring it back and then they refill it for you.  199 Victoria Rd S – GO NOW!

 


Beer Art

I thought it time to share this wine bloggers favorite beer –  Newcastle Brown Ale.

Yes, Instagram again – just to keep my friend Phil envious of my iPhone – and here is my attempt at beer art

While it says “serve cool” I actually prefer it closer to room temperature – makes me feel like I’m sitting with CS Lewis discussing theology.  Hey, good idea to start an Ale & Theology club. I’m calling The Wooly right now to set it up.


Beckham – “Beer is good for you”

This is turning into a David Beckham blog – we can learn so much from him. See David celebrating with beer instead of “champagne”.  He’s trying to teach his LA Galaxy teammates that beer is good for them.

"Here's to my health mates"

 

Study: Beer Is Good For You

Reduces Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease Significantly

November 18, 2011|BY WILLIAM WEIR, bweir@courant.com, The Hartford Courant
We always hear about how moderate wine-drinking is good for you. What about beer?Turns out beer is good for you, too, a new study tells us — maybe even better than wine. In moderation.The researchers found that beer reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 42 percent; the wine study they compared it to had shown a risk reduction of 31 percent.Portions, though, play a big part. Maximum health benefits come from drinking a little more than 1 pint per day of beer with a 5 percent alcohol content.The next question is: Why would this be? The researchers don’t know how much of a role the alcohol plays vs. other ingredients. Many of the wine-is-good-for-you studies tout the presences of resveratrol, a chemical found in grapes.

Beer doesn’t have resveratrol, the researchers say, but it does have other polyphenols that may be healthful.


Zywiec i Zubr

Bought a Polish sampler from the wine store today.  Did it because I spent the summer of ’07 in Poland with my brother who lived there.  He taught me the ABCs of Polish beer. Turns out that most of the vowels in Polish are Zs and so the ABCs look quite different.  I never did understand what he was trying to say.  I did learn that when men were walking with beer [Piwo] it was Zubr and if you were eating pizza there was a Zywiec umbrella at the table.   Come to think of it nothing made much sense to me there.   The piwo was good though.

Marmalade, milk, and Bombay sold separately


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