Tag: beer

half American, half UK flag mashed together

Ireland, Scotland, and Bloggers, Oh My!

This woman’s first real Irish Guinness is imminent, be prepared for the ground to shake. I’m going to Ireland for a week, my first time there, and then off to Scotland for [..]

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 [..]

Michael Jackson the beer god holding a glass of brown beer aloft

Gods of Beer, Gods of Whiskey: Michael Jackson

I will not lie: every time I see a reference to Michael Jackson, I think of the King of Pop.  This is ridiculous.  Michael Jackson – journalist, book author, holder [..]

clear mug with light beer and a lot of head

Historical fermented beverages

 JoAnna Carrozzino asked me to write a post about the kinds of period beer.  Historical fermented beverage types…funny you should ask…I just whipped off a couple of very quick paper topics to [..]

The first time Hops met Beer

If you’re interested, the first documented instance of hop cultivation is in 736 in the Hallertau region of modern Germany.  The first mention of using hops in brewing in Germany [..]

Hops Arrive in England: 1526?

According to The Timetables of History (almost as good as the Guinness Book for leafing through), hops were introduced to England from Artois in 1526.  There’s a story there – [..]

Baltimore Beer Week 2012

It’s Baltimore Beer Week!  And there is some homebrewing action, boy howdy! Maryland Homebrew sent out an email with so many events on it that I’m not going to post [..]

Congrats to our local GABF Winners!

The Great American Beer Festival held its awards ceremony today.  DelMarVa-DC was well represented.  Congratulations to our local breweries-done-good!  For those of you who don’t know GABF, it is the [..]

Elspeth enjoying a glass of wine after a hard evening's illumination

The gateway to beer: Braggots (oh how I love them)

It’s a pretty well known phenomenon.  There is far more out there asking whether women can like beer than there is about beer for women.  There are more women who [..]