Cask & Vine’s What’s On Tap: Lisa from Beveridge Craft Beer & Soap!
Beveridge Craft Beer & Soap Co. all started with a bar of soap, good beer and a great last name. We put all of that together and opened a great Craft Beer store in Wolfeboro, NH. We offer a great selection of local brews and brews from around the country and the world. All who enter the shop are taken away from the amazing selection of beer. Don’t expect to make it a quick visit, there are too many things to check out to make that perfect selection.
We focus mainly on local beer, wine and mead. We offer over 18 local NH brews, Mead from the Sap House Meadery and Wine from Sweet Baby Vineyards and Hermit Woods Winery.
Stop by, check us out and take home your favorite drink of choice!
Bert’s Better Beers’ Draft Pick of the Week:
1. Shiner’s Birthday Beer – Chocolate Stout
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The World Is Drinking a Lot More American Beer Than It Used To
Americans are drinking less beer than they used to, and when they do imbibe, they’re more and more often choosing craft brews. Yet, financially, big American brands like Budweiser are still basically doing fine. One big reason is the graph below, posted by the U.S. Census Bureau this week, which shows U.S. beer imports (the blue line, right axis) and exports (the green bars, left axis). Two big points: First, we still spend more than eight times as much money buying brews from the rest of the world than the world spends buying beer from us. Second, after years of (rightfully) mocking American macrobrews as tasteless fizz, the world is coming around to them. Our exports grew 78 percent, to about $448 million in 2012, the last year with data.* READ MORE
What is beer? Iowa legislators clarify
India pale ale is a beer, Iowa legislators decided Tuesday morning.
Stouts and porters? Also beer.
To beer lovers, that’s obvious. But state law doesn’t yet make the distinction.
According to the state’s current definition, beer stops being beer once it hits the 5 percent alcohol mark. Brews like the IPA, which are typically 5 to 8 percent alcohol by volume, were left in limbo somewhere between a lager and a liquor.
Lawmakers in the Iowa House tried to clear up some of that ambiguity, voting to expand the definition of beer to include those with higher alcohol content. High-alcohol-content beer is currently defined as not more than 12 percent of alcohol by weight or 15 percent of alcohol by volume.
It’s a small change that won’t affect the way beer is sold, said Mike Heller, a lobbyist for the Iowa Wholesale Beer Distributors Association. Instead, it brings makers of higher-alcohol beer into line with other brewers when it comes to business regulations.
“What it does is, it treats all business dealings in beer the same,” Heller said. “There weren’t really problems, but we’re trying to avoid future issues.”
The change would mean producers and distributors of high-alcohol beer would be subject to the same statutes governing private business dealings as traditional brewers, Heller said. That includes statutes that define the way things such as contract terminations and lawsuits get handled, he said. READ MORE