Cask & Vine’s What’s On Tap: Steve Allman of Canterbury Aleworks!
When a change of pace was needed for native New Hampshire do it your-selfer beer lover Steve Allman in the middle of “The Great Recession” AND the “Great Craft Beer Revolution” it was a no-brainer. . . start a brewery! The New Hampshire Nano brewery licensing law had just passed and that made it an even easier route. In 2012, Canterbury Aleworks became both a destination and a process. Self-built from the ground up, the wood fired, water powered, showcase nano-brewery will always be a work in progress. Great new beers in an ever-changing, super-cool place, make Canterbury Aleworks a one of a kind experience!
Bert’s Better Beers’ Draft Pick of the Week:
1. Snappy Wit from Canterbury Aleworks
Sharing a Snappy Wit can make you the life of the party! But Shakespeare warns, “Better a witty fool than a foolish wit”.
Enjoy this traditional Belgian wit beer with nice sharp wheat smoothed over with a moderate oats addition enhanced with a judicious garnish of orange peel and coriander seed and wild harvested camomile.
When you’re at your Wits end, let Aleman be your guide to another!
2. ALToberfest from Canterbury Aleworks
German “Octoberfest” Style Ale
5.0%ABV 20IBU 13SRM
If you didn’t get to drink from a boot at the Augustiner Keller or watch the figurines parade around in the Glockenspiel this year for Oktoberfest in Munich, celebrate the cooler crisper days of autumn right here at home with this Marzen styled altbier! Ein, Zwei, Drei, Zuppa!
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Lagunitas beer truck crashes on 57 freeway embankment, spills beer
GLENDORA >> A big rig hauling beer spilled its cargo after the truck driver lost control, ran off the southbound 57 Freeway and through the Auto Centre Drive onramp Tuesday.
The solo crash took place shortly after 8 a.m. on the southbound 57 Freeway, south of Auto Centre Drive.
California Highway Patrol Officer Rodrigo Jimenez said a tractor trailer was traveling around 55 mph when for reasons yet to be determined, it veered to the right. The big rig went through the onramp, collided with the guard rail and went down the embankment, he said.
Jimenez said the truck also hit the wall of a storage facility which is at the base of the embankment.
The trailer overturned onto its right side and spilled the kegs and boxes of Lagunitas it was carrying. The CHP didn’t know how much beer was in the trailer.
“He lost his cargo,” CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos said.
Beer: a magical mixture of hops, barley, and tiny pieces of plastic
Plastics are everywhere: on the street, in our refrigerators, all over the oceans — you name it. But now they’re hitting us where it really hurts. Authors of a new study published in the latest edition of Food Additives and Contaminants found traces of plastic particles (and other debris … we’ll get to this later) in beer.
This is how the study worked: Researchers lab-tested samples of 24 varieties of German beers, including 10 of the nation’s most popular brands. Through their superpowers of microscopic analysis, the team discovered plastic microfibers in 100 percent of the tested beer samples.
Reads the study:
“The small numbers of microplastic items in beer in themselves may not be alarming, but their occurrence in a beverage as common as beer indicates that the human environment is contaminated by micro-sized synthetic polymers to a far-reaching extent.”
Duff beer discontinued after complaint
WOOLWORTHS Liquor Group will no longer sell “Duff” beer, which sports similar branding to the fictional lager in The Simpsons, after it was found to have breached the voluntary alcohol industry advertising code. NOTING the popularity of the long-running cartoon television series with children, the Alcohol Policy Coalition complained about the product to the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code (ABAC) adjudication panel in June, which upheld the complaint this week.
“The Simpsons series is well known and very popular with children and adolescents,” the panel wrote in its decision. “The association of The Simpsons with the product name and packaging is so strongly entrenched in Australian popular culture that the name and packaging will draw the attention of under 18 year olds.” READ MORE
Town Becomes a Beer Ad, but Residents Don’t Feel Like a Party
CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. — Workers have been busy in this bucolic, out-of-the-way ski town: The streets have been painted blue, as have the light poles. Blue props and fencing have been hauled in, rendering the place almost unrecognizable. And as final preparations take place for a three-day party, many residents are fuming, cursing the town for approving a clandestine deal to let a giant beer company turn it into a living advertisement in exchange for $500,000.
“This is a mistake,” said David Rothman, 55, who moved to Crested Butte 20 years ago, of the decision to let Anheuser-Busch take over the town to film a beer commercial. “Frankly, it’s vulgar and it’s cheap.” READ MORE