The world of alcohol beverages had made much of my high school education relevant again.
SRM is the only acronym I’ve decided to learn since I gave them up 2011*. It’s really as simple as describing how dark a beer is but the formula would make any math nerd squeal
Am I right or am I right?
This is what SRM looks like for the visual learner.
Pour yourself a blonde, a bitter, and a porter and watch physics in action. My high school teachers would be proud.
*TASER stands for Thomas A. Swift’s Electric Rifle
Also, I saved this since my trip to the US of A this summer. Cracked it open on the kickoff.
But man [or humans as I call them] cannot live on watery beer alone – at least in the winter.
So I went into the whiskey cellar to choose between bourbon and Tennessee whiskey – wait, this is sounding like a George Thorogood and the Destroyers song. Wait again – that couldn’t really have been the name of that band. Wait – Tom Brady did what ?
So in a very real way Bourbon won the SuperBowl. But good season Yeungling.
This a blog post about logos – specifically the great logos in Guelph. My apologies to all the hermeneutics and theology readers that regularly pad my blog stats – but this is not a post about “the word” – believe me you don’t want that from a man with half a theology degree – which I’ve.
Recently i read a beer blog post about great beer logos and Wellington Brewery came out as one of the top in Ontario. It started me thinking … what are my best logos in the city of Guelph. Here are my top 5 from breweries and restaurants / pubs.
39 Carden Street. I love the Partridge Family retro feel of this simple unidentifiable bird that might be a mallard
Stone Hammer – my daughter M loves their dark ale. I love that it looks like Thor might be the brewmaster.
Royal City Brewing Co. Yes, I wish they had used the purple and gold of the Rogie Vachon LA Kings, but silver and black are also wicked cool.
[anyone else over the age of 12 laughing that i just published the words number 2?]
Wellington Brewery. My brother-in-spain wears his Welly t-shirt fishing in the Mediterranean. For my $$ the Arkell Best Bitter is the best drink in the province.
Baker Street Station. Simple and awesome. Well done creative logo people – i always think i’m getting onto The Tube and end up with a beer!
Agree or disagree? I don’t really care to hear from you unless you agree – but the comment section is open for business.
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
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]
And they sold me a Growler of Gateway IPA
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!
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.
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"
Reduces Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease Significantly
November 18, 2011|BY WILLIAM WEIR, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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