Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Don't forget the House of Blues Brews-a-Palooza this Saturday!

Don't miss the Brews-a-Palooza at House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

It's a beer fest running 5-11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21, with a free buffet from 5-6 p.m.

Admission is $5, which includes a sampling glass for any of the 50-plus beers that will be available. Individual samples will vary in price. Buy tickets at $1 each to purchase samples.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Two New South sixers at Pawleys Wine & Spirits

Last Saturday, I noticed Myrtle Beach’s very own New South Brewing Co.’s six packs on the shelves. Both Nut Brown Ale, which recently became available in six packs, and White Ale were available for $7.99 each. Of course, you can find both ales at grocers and package stores along the Grand Strand.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Beer Review Roundup: Pyramid Curve Ball Blonde

Pyramind Curve Ball Blonde Ale is almost the perfect summer beer. I'd like a tad more hopping, but to be fair, this beer is hopped like a blonde ought to be.

But what do the reviewers think?

Here's --

BeerAdvocate.com's review

RateBeer.com's review

Manland's review

cheers,
Colin
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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Big news: Upcoming Brews-a-Palooza at House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach!

Mike Shank has done it again: the guy behind the annual Myrtle Beach Beer Fest has planned another beer festival for our near future. This time, the beer fest will be called Brews-a-Palooza, playing off the famous Lollapalooza music festival. ●When? 5-11:30 p.m. on July 20 ●Where? On The Deck at House of Blues in Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. ●Beers? More than 50 craft brews ●Food? A free buffet 5-6 p.m. to prep your stomach for some drinkin’ ●Live music? Long Reef, a band from Australia ●Cost? $5 includes admission and a free tasting glass; tickets for beers will be $1 each, with different beers costing different numbers of tickets Among those 50-plus craft beers will be some highly coveted libations: Founders Devil Dancer, Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown, New Belgium La Folie, Terrapin Easy Rider, He’Brew Funky Jewbilation, and Jolly Pumpkin La Roja. From this week's Beerman column. Read the rest here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/06/26/2907500/brews-a-palooza.html#storylink=cpy

Monday, June 25, 2012

Big announcement in my next Beerman column -- a summer beer fest in Myrtle Beach

That's right, folks. You'll hear it first on the Weekly Surge's Beerman page. It's not the Atlanta-brewed beer story, so if you see that, the new column hasn't been posted yet.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Beer related gifts for Fathers Day

My three girls will be at camp on Father's Day -- or is it Fathers Day -- but they know me well enough that they probably would get me a beer related gift.

Proper beer related Father's Day gifts come in three categories:

1. Good craft beer or imported beer gifts: For Fathers Day, a gift beer should be one of those that comes a big, champagne-style bottle, or in a "growler" (64-ounce jug) from a microbrewery or brewpub. If your dad likes beer, he'll get a big smile on his face with this one on Fathers Day.

2. Beer merchandise gifts: You know, the neon sign with a beer logo. Or old signage. Or maybe one of those 3D-style displays we used to see at bars (a friend of mine has an old Pabst Blue Ribbon sign that lights up, and a beer delivery car slowly bounces up and down like its heading down the road). Maybe a t-shirt from a good brewery or brewpub. Click here for some other fun and funny ideas.

3. Beer for foodies: These Fathers Day gifts could be guide books or cook books related to beer. These could be books like The Naked Pint, Extreme Brewing, Great Beer Guide, and, if he's ready for a new hobby, The Complete Joy of Homebrewing (click the link for quick access to those books). This is the ideal Fathers Day gift for those dads who love cooking, or love learning more about the brewing process, or love beer and food pairings, or love the history of the brewing art form.

To all the dads out there, Happy Fathers Day!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Today's Foote Daily

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Favorite Beer Labels, 6

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Is your favorite imported beer cheating?

From Todd Haefer, writing for The (Appleton, Wis.) Post-Crescent:

A dirty secret of Germany and the neighboring countries that follow its lead is that, despite current laws based on the traditional Reinheitsgebot that state only water, barley, hops and yeast can be used in a beer (some exceptions, such as for wheat), it usually only applies to beer sold in the country it's made in.

Beers made for export can contain any number of adjuncts, such as corn, which many of the breweries take full advantage of in an attempt to fool the American public into thinking they are drinking something more sophisticated than Miller or Bud when they order a foreign beer.

Read the full article -- which is mostly a positive review of Gaffel Kolsch -- HERE.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Favorite Beer Labels, Part 2

Check out the cans for New South Brewing's Nut Brown Ale



New, empty cans for New South Nut Brown Ale at New South Brewing Co. in Myrtle Beach last night. New South has made Nut Brown and distributed it in kegs for many years, but this will be the microbrewery's second canned six-pack, the first being its famous White Ale. Distribution should begin in mid-June!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

What I've Accomplished So Far This Summer

I'm feeling pretty good about my accomplishments since the end of the semester.

So far, I've:

1. Sneezed with my eyes open....

2. Recited lyrics to "Stairway to Heaven" entirely through belches....

3. Slept all night then didn't get up in the morning....

4. Went to karaoke bar and sang each 3-second pause between songs on Kansas' "Monolith" album....

5. Got several books from the library and posted them on eBay.

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Blue Collar Blonde at Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery

I met a college friend at Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery in Myrtle Beach tonight. I tried the Blue Collar Blonde, and it is excellect stuff! You must try it! It's a hoppy blonde ale that's easy to drink.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys, RIP

See the LA Times' Pop & Hiss blog on the life of Adam Yauch, and visit this special store of Beastie Boys albums on vinyl and MP3.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Drinkify! Music for your beverages

Have you seen this site? Drinkify.org allows you to enter the name of a band, and with one click, you'll get a drink suggestion to pair with your favorite music. Try it now!

Also, Lucy says you should visit BooksAndVinyl.com . . . .

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

'Game of Thrones' beer labels!

For real -- click HERE.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Craft beers to try at today's Crafty Rooster Beer Fest

The Crafty Rooster Beer Fest began yesterday evening and continues today, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Admission is $4, which includes a small sampling glass. Tickets are $1 each, and many of the beer samples are 2 or 3 tickets. You should go. When you get there, I really, really think you should try these: Green Flash Rayon Vert ... Dogfish Head My Antonia Pilsner (very, very different!) ... Sierra Nevada Hoptimum ... Magic Hat Demo ... Leinenkugel Summer Shandy ... And, if they have a little left... Dogfish Head Miles Davis Bitches Brew ... Have fun!

Friday, April 20, 2012

What were the Top 50 Craft Brewing Companies of 2011?

Click here to see the entire list from the Brewers Association.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Launching Monday, nationwide: Angry Orchard hard ciders from Sam Adams parent co.

Angry Orchard Crisp Apple and Angry Orchard Apple Ginger go nationwide on Monday. The hard ciders are made by The Boston Beer Company, parent of Samuel Adams. Today at the 4th annual Myrtle Beach Beer Fest, Katie Healy, Boston Beer rep for Coastal South Carolina, showed me the six-pack packaging for Angry Orchard ciders. I tried both. I think the Crisp Apple presents a serious challenge to Woodchuck Amber, and I liked the touch of ginger in the Apple Ginger.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

Mickey Spillane for Miller Lite

Three old television ads for Miller Lite starring Mickey Spillane: ~ ~

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tomorrow: $2 Red Solo Cup Party at Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, $2 brews during the Red Solo Cup Party, featuring live music, from 6-9 p.m. at Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Photo found on Twitter -- honest! I really didn't take this

NOOOO! WHERE'S THE REDHOOK? MAGIC HAT? NEW BELGIUM? Please pour the Bud Light into the toilet and then I'll THINK about joining you.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Beer news from my 'Foote Daily' aggregator

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Beer headlines