Category: Beauty In Beer

two glasses of wine side by side, one red and one white

Aroma and Bouquet in Wine and Beer, and Suggestion for Evaluating Beer

I got into a conversation with Peter Barclay last night on aroma vs. bouquet for wines and beers.   For wines it’s relatively straightforward – well, defining it is; experiencing it [..]

clear mug with light beer and a lot of head

Chicks and Beer: Beer is Marketed to Men

I’m looking at some of the reasons why the beer industry has had such a hard time selling more beer to women. Big, Big Problem:  Traditional beer marketing has not [..]

New Belgium brewery logo of girl on bicycle

Chicks and Beer: Chicks Watch Their Weight

I’m thinking about possible stumbling blocks that might explain why the beer industry has not been able to make inroads on the “women’s market”.  One of them, of course, is [..]

woman with long hair wearing jeans and tank top

Chicks and Beer: Chicks hate beer bloat

I’m taking a look at some possible reasons the beer industry is failing to entice more women into the fold.  This one is significant enough that Molson Coors tried to [..]

Galena hop cone

Chicks and Beer: Chicks dig stouts and you stock IPA

I’m taking a look at some possible reasons the beer industry has failed so spectacularly to market beer to women, in an honest effort to increase market share. It’s a [..]

tart cherries in a pile

Cherry Blues

It’s going to be a tough year for cherry melomels, cherry wheat beer, cherry lambic, and (sob!) cherry pie. I have a cherry mel in secondary that needs a boost.  [..]

head and shoulders of Martyn Cornell
head and shoulders of Martyn Cornell
round pendant with three enamel ravens in 7th century Anglo-Saxon gold

Maybe, maybe not: Beer, Ale, Mead and Wine in Anglo-Saxon England

Beowulf, Bede, Aelfric’s Colloquy – in Anglo-Saxon, there are four words for fermented beverages, and lots and lots of descriptions of what happens when one drinks too much.  The four [..]

corner of the tenth-century manuscript of the Book of Taliesin in Middle Welsh

Taliesin on Mead

The Book of Taliesin is a late Middle Welsh version of the ales of Gwion Bach and Taliesin, mostly around the court of Maelgyn Gynedd.  It was written in the 1550s, the same [..]