Monday, June 29, 2009

Rerun of Citizens Yuengling

If you didn't catch it the first time around, catch this week's episode of WVIA's Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal.

This week's episode airs Wednesday, July 1 at 7 p.m. and will feature in-depth interviews with Citizens Dick and Wendy Yeungling. His fifth generation name is on a beer once brewed and enjoyed only in Pennsylvania Coal Country. Today his is a respected boutique beer sold in 12 states along the East Coast. Dick Yuengling is now teaching the business to his four daughters to preserve the 180 year legacy. Meet Wendy Yuengling and her father and learn the fascinating business history of the Yuengling brewery.

I saw it the first time it showed and it was very interesting.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

CO2 Refills

In PA and perhaps other areas, CO2 tanks have to be inspected for condition and pressure-worthiness every five years. The date of manufacture, or the last inspection date, is on the crown of the tank.

My 5# tank has never been inspected as I have only had it since 2003. So lo and behold on trying to get it refilled, I discovered it needed an inspection which required it be sent off-prem from Beer Solutions. :O(

Should have it for the weekend though! :O)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hey Tazio, what's in the Beer Meister?

When summertime's come and I need something to keep me cool, my faithful Beer Meister always comes through without protest to supply just what's needed. Never complaining, steadfastly delivering the chilling elixir that makes everything juuussttt right...

First up is one for the ladies: ITHACA Beer Co.™ Apricot Wheat. This is a mellow easy-drinking beer with just a hint of apricot. Wheat is a bit of a stretch as the beer is actually a combination of barley and wheat malts giving it a unique twist. Not one too much for sweet beers, still, I find this very drinkable at an easy 4.9% ABV. I did have a sip of this from S's glass, once before at Marty's Blue Room.

Next up is a really local beer which is new for me, from the Bavarian Barbarian Brewing Company in Williamsport and called Hammerin' Ale. This is another very easy-drinking beer weighing in at a light 4.5% ABV, but is a bit darker amber ale. This beer has a unique, clean flavor, that is a nice switch from a lot of the stronger beers that have kissed my lips lately. Another nice summer brew.

On deck for the dog days, we have Victory Prima Pils. That is, if I'm victorious in scoring a sextel... Wish me well.

Beer Holster

Still looking for that primo Father's Day gift? Look no further, your prayers have been answered.

Introducing the Beer Holster.

This custom-made beauty is sure to keep you quick on the draw and able to shoot down that thirst that builds when you're say, grilling in the backyard and there's no where to set your beer.

I wonder if it'll holster a bomber?

Ask and ye shell receive.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Barmaid, Bartender, or Barkeep?

My good friend J and I were discussing the appearance of the mainstay barmaid and the ghostly disappearance of the bartender. About how this seems to be a fairly recent phenomenon--perhaps in the last 20 years or so. Why is this?