Baseball games are better than football games in San Francisco. Here’s why…
This week, I want to put a little focus on fulfillment in the Carolinas from one particular point of view—our delivery van. It’s easy to think of BREWPUBLIK as a beer and events company with awesome technology keeping us cutting edge. While that is certainly true, we at BREWPUBLIK on the East Coast rely on a dusty, old work horse to make almost all of our deliveries in two markets- Charlotte and Raleigh. That’s not to mention a few events in Charleston!
As someone fairly new to the Raleigh area and a lover of beer, I wanted to see what the beer scene here had to offer. I know about, and enjoy, the more widely distributed breweries such as Trophy Brewing Co., Lynnwood Brewing Concern, and Raleigh Brewing Company. So I decided to branch out a little bit and find something unique. Boy did I find it.
This Fall, the hop vines in the Pacific Northwest gave birth to a delicious array of hops that inspired delicious citrusy, piney, resinous wet-hopped IPAs, from Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale to Lagunitas Wet Hop IPA and beyond.
As a Software Developer, three things are important to me; beer, technology and raising a glass after a long day of work. We’ve made some incredible updates to our account page, have you seen it?
It’s Friday afternoon and the first thing on your mind is running to your local grocery store, grabbing a frozen pizza and a 6-pack of your favorite brew. No judgement here. You get home, kick off the shoes and throw that frozen excuse for a pizza in the oven. Now that you have 15 minutes to kill, you grab one of those cold ones you just picked up and start the weekend.
This past month, I finally made it to a college football game – Virginia Tech vs Clemson. As a Hokie fan, I love to return to Blacksburg with my friends and family. Of course, one of the best traditions we all take part in is the tailgate! And we all know what makes a great tailgate… good food, and of course, great beer!
Now that fall has arrived, we’re starting to see a different variety of beer styles hitting the shelves. As the temperature drops, summer ales and Goses make way for more brown ales, dunkels and pumpkin ales, but what I look forward to most of all are märzens and oktoberfests. There seems to be a lot of confusion about the true difference between these two styles. The short answer: there is none. Style-wise, these two beers are one and the same. But if we dig deeper into the origin of these German brews, we find a much more interesting answer.
Let’s not make this too complicated- Oktoberfest = beer drinking and merrymaking. In October. Simple as a pretzel, clean-cut as a German in a lederhosen, and as straight-forward as the side of a beer stein, right? Right!
Beer is typically brewed with water, malt, hops and yeast with little variance. At one point in American history, though, the need for an beer-like beverage out-weighed the interest in keeping with the German Purity law of hops, malt, water and yeast; if we can assume that the Reinheitsgebot was ever a English Value, which history (and beers like the Porter) tell us it was.