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Archive for March, 2008

Celebrate April 7th With The Wench

YOU have been cordially invited to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the re-legalization of the manufacture and sales of beer and wine.

In one of his first addresses to Congress as president, FDR announced his intention to modify the Volstead Act, which prohibited the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within the United States and [...]

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American Craft Beer Festival

BeerAdvocate to Host the East Coast’s Largest American Craft Beer Fest. At the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA. The Beer Wench has marked the dates on the calendar, with hopes of finding a cheap flight or making a road trip from Columbus to Boston this June. Tickets are available and the prices [...]

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Organic Brewery “Taps” Into Local Businesses

Peak Organic Brewing, a small organic brewing company located in Portland, ME, has collaborated with local farmers and like-minded small businesses to create a delicious Maple Oat Ale. The Maple Oat Ale marks Peak’s first seasonal brew. “Peak Organic beers were created as a toast to life’s peak experiences. Whether it’s a spectacular afternoon [...]

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The Inaugural “Tasting & Gaming”

Last night’s “Beer Tasting & Board Gaming” has been the most successful “Drink With The Wench” event to date! Although there was significantly more beer tasting than board gaming, the whole night could not have been any better. The Beer Wench was in great company and would like to thank everyone who came out for [...]

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Celebrating 75 years of Beer

The Volstead Act, also known as the National Prohibition Act, established the legal basis for the federal government to enforce the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibited the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within the United States and its territories.
The bill was vetoed by President Woodrow Wilson but overridden by [...]

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Stone’s 12th Anniversary Beer

It is no secret that The Beer Wench loves Stone Brewing Company. (Stone’s Ruination is one of my go-to IPAs.)
In June 2008, Stone will release its 12th Anniversary beer entitled “Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout,” a 9.2% ale brewed with bitter chocolate. Little is known about the beer other than that it will presumably be similar [...]

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Beer Tasting & Board Gaming

A little known fact about the Beer Wench: she is a gamer.
Now, I’m not talking about X-Box, Nintendo or Wii. Oh, no. I’m an avid BOARD-gamer. And while I do love the classics - I’m not talking about Monopoly or Scrabble or Clue.
The Beer Wench loves to play obscure, hard core strategy, super complicated - [...]

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The “Real” Green Beer

Local Columbus blogger, Green Buckeye, recently tagged The Columbus Beer Wench in this post:
“Sierra Club’s Green Life blog has a list of green beers for St. Paddy’s day. Check out the comments, too, where readers share their local favorites and remind us that local brews might have a smaller carbon footprint.
Cleveland’s Great Lakes Brewing Company [...]

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The Illusive Black and Tan

After receiving two very insightful comments on my blog entitled, “Dissecting Guiness,” I thought it appropriate to do some research into the illusive “Black & Tan” — as well as the “Half & Half”.

What is a “Black and Tan”? What is a “Half & Half”? Well, the answer is in the eye of the beholder. [...]

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Dissecting Guiness

In honor of both St. Patty’s day and my Irish themed “Drink With The Wench,” I’ve decided to unravel the mystery behind Ireland’s most infamous beer — GUINNESS.

Guinness is a dry Irish style stout. It was created by Arthur Guinness at his St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland. The recipe for Guinness was [...]

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