The Hobbit

Hollywood bully quashes use of Hobbit references

Hollywood bully quashes use of Hobbit references

Drinks labels featuring hobbits, dwarves, let’s see what I can find…the answer? Much less than I expected. I bet there are a lot of beers and ciders on tap with temporarily thematic names, but there’s a lot less in production than I would have thought.  Why would that be?  This […]

The Hobbit: Name the Dwarves

The Hobbit: Name the Dwarves

I’ve been getting a lot of pings from people looking for the names of all the dwarves in The Hobbit.  This is probably going to be the #1 pub quiz question of the next year or two, so here they are, all thirteen: Thorin Oakenshield led Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, […]

The Hobbit: beer, ale, mead and wine references in the text

The Hobbit: beer, ale, mead and wine references in the text

What did the thirteen  dwarves, Gandalf, and Mr. Bilbo Baggins drink in The Hobbit?  Here are the references to beer, ale, porter, mead and wine.  I am seeing ever more searches online for this information – I hope a lot are from home brewers – but be forewarned, there isn’t […]

What kind of beer would a Hobbit drink? How about the Dwarves?

What kind of beer would a Hobbit drink? How about the Dwarves?

The Hobbit is coming out, none too soon! If a hobbit and thirteen thirsty dwarves turn up on your doorstep, what kind of beer should you have on hand? In honor of the upcoming Hobbit movies I’ve been informally polling brewing friends on what they think a Hobbit would drink, […]

Making beers to welcome the cast of The Hobbit home

Making beers to welcome the cast of The Hobbit home

I was joking online with bccmee, who runs a website, fan video site,  YouTube channel, and more about the actor Richard Armitage, who’s playing Thorin Oakenshield in the upcoming The Hobbit movies.  After two years of mostly living and working (very hard) in New Zealand, I thought we ought to […]