Sunday, September 13, 2009

Living Social

I have to say, I have really become accustomed to the Living Social: Beer application available through and It's a pretty cool place to enter in all of the beers you may have sampled over the years and post a simple review, flag your favorites, and check out photos of different containers, etc. It is a more organized version of something I was trying to do myself a couple of years ago through I like LS:Beer for it's ease of use. I know there are several other review sites--and they have their positives as well as their negatives--but LS:Beer just plugs into my toolkit seamlessly. I suggest you check it out.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

'Tis the start of the season

And on with the fall beer festival season!

Today, in Bel Air, Maryland, DuClaw is holding their real ale festival. There is a limited number of tickets available for those who didn't buy them ahead of time.

Real ale is defined as a beer brewed from traditional ingredients (malted barley, hops water, and yeast), matured by secondary fermentation in the container from which it is dispensed, and served without the use of extraneous carbon dioxide. Typically the beer is served by hand-pump or dispensed by gravity, where the cask is above ground and is tapped at the bottom. Some really extraordinary beer is made and served this way.

Unfortunately, we won't be able to attend, but I would love to hear from some folks who do! Just drop us a line by clicking contact at the right hand side of our page.