This week’s beer comes from Dan in SF drinking a hearty Harpoon Leviathan Imperial IPA. Solid work 😉
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The myth goes that in 1620 the famed Mayflower landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts when their beer supply was running low. If you’re picturing a bunch of rowdy seamen getting crunk on a boat, refrain yourself. The beer found on the Mayflower was most likely “ship’s beer,” which contained very little alcohol but could be stored for months without spoiling.
Although I probably should mention that the image of the pilgrims landing in Plymouth in hopes of refueling their beer stash was a trend created by the makers of Budweiser. As Anheuser-Bush went head to head with Prohibition in the early 1900s, an advertising campaign was launched in hopes of portraying beer as an integral part of American culture. Budweiser ads portrayed beer as “the drink of the great” and during Thanksgiving from the 1930s to the 1940s, the U.S. Brewers Association ran slogans in newspapers announcing, “Beer, Not Turkey, Lured Pilgrims to Plymouth Rock,” in hopes of spiking beer sales.
Sorry, no party hardy Pilgrims here.
Who knew that a tasty pint of oatmeal stout could be oh-so-good for you? Craft beer’s rising popularity has garnered the curiosity of those wondering if beer holds similar health benefits as wine. In a recent article titled “9 Bad Habits that Are Good for You,” beer is listed as “a dose of energy-revving iron … as well as dietary silicon, a mineral that helps promote bone formation, which may improve bone density and help protect against osteoporosis. ” Dark beers are a heftier source than light lagers, according to research, and the article quotes Cassie Dimmick, MS, a registered dietitian in Springfield, MO, as noting that “beer is rich in disease-fighting antioxidants.” Antioxidants btw, are molecules that inhibit the damaging effects of oxidation in animal tissue — aka aging. Of course, it’s all in moderation. For every 12-0z serving of beer you’re getting approximately 150 calories. A glass of some solid amber ale with dinner should do, save the excess for the weekend.
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No, I’m serious. This is real. Pong beer made just for frat bros and college kids alike to dip their filthy ping pong balls into, ahem. It’s genius. It’s disgusting. It’s both. Continue Reading
Thanks Brittney for the vid!
Monastery brewhouses have existed since King Arthur and the Princess Bride. Continue Reading