January 27, 2011

What is Beer Culture? Two Films take a stab.

We're not quite ready to break out our manifesto on what beer culture is, but we ran across this trailer for an upcoming film called Beer Culture.

From the Huffinton Post:

Denver-based production company, FM Productions, is currently producing a documentary called "Beer Culture," about Colorado's craft breweries. The movie, set to debut in the summer of 2011, "[tells] the stories of struggles and successes of some top brewers in Colorado including, New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Avery Brewing Company, Tommyknocker, Upslope."
FM Productions, which primarily makes extreme sports movies, calls Colorado the "epicenter" of craft brewing.
See the trailer after the jump.

January 19, 2011

Where in the Phoenix Beer World? and Whaaat?

Do you know where in the Phoenix Beer World, this photo was taken and what the story is on this brewery development inquiry?

The concept is simple. We post a picture that is relevant to the Phoenix beer scene and you try and identify it. Sometimes there will be a larger story involved, but often there will not.

In this case, we do know the backstory and we'll fill in the blanks and whether there is any reason for excitement or titillation (which is your clue).

So, for glory and a tip of the glass next time we see you, where in the Phoenix Beer World?  Be a pal and answer in the comments.

Find out the answer after the jump!

January 12, 2011

This Particular Week in Beer

The title is meant to manage any expectations that this will be a weekly feature.  It won't. Although this is the second non-consecutive occurrence of this non-reoccurring feature.

This particular week has some things to talk about, Arizona Beer Week, Hungry Monk Stout Fest and more after the jump.

January 7, 2011

Cooking With Beer

This month's Beer Blogging Friday Session topic is Cooking With Beer, which gives us the opportunity to explore beer's role in the kitchen. Cooking is defined as preparing food by the use of heat. Brewing involves many of these same processes to create beer's characteristic aromas and flavors. From toasty, nutty or roasty flavors developed in the malt kilning process, to maillard-derived caramel flavors and hop bitterness extracted in the boil kettle, beer is literally a cooked beverage.

More after the jump!