beerbybart.comBrown Eyed Baker | Sweet. Savory. Sinful.BeerlassBrokeAss Gourmet, The premier food, wine and lifestyle blog for people who want to live the high life on the cheap.Thirsty PilgrimFood Wishes Video RecipesCommunity Beer WorksThis Friday is the first of a new month, and that means it’s time for The Session, the monthly gathering of beer bloggers around a common topic. This month’s comes to us courtesy of Tale of the Ale, and is “Local Brewery History”: In Session 87, I want you to give your readers a history lesson about a local brewery. That’s a physical brewery and not brewing company by the way. At first I was worried I’d have to recuse myself this month: history of a local brewery? Besides: Buffalo is absolutely rich in brewing history. But we’re all new jacks. 1986? The Phoenix Brewery In 1850 Albert Ziegele opened the eponymous Albert Ziegele Brewery on Genesee St by Fillmore Ave. In the 1869-1870 year the Ziegele Brewery produced 9,306 barrels. The Phoenix Brewery shared the same city block with Ulrich’s, which had been the oldest continuously operating bar in Buffalo from 1868 until its closure last year. But what of the building? For a time, the former Phoenix Brewery was a warehouse for La-Z-Boy. Hi.
bakerella.comChad'z Beer ReviewsGastronomer's GuideSean Sullivan - Washington Wine ReportSugarcrafterA Perfect Pint Beer BlogLike most beer fanatics, I am a serial drinker. I move from beer to beer in search of the next thing, frequently having to remind myself to go back every once in a while to beers that I love. Brand loyalty plays only a small part in my beer enjoyment. That said there is one beer that I always have in my refrigerator. So when Schell’s announced that it would be celebrating the 30th anniversary of this great beer with a 12-pack containing four different versions of it, I was quite simply “psyched.” The release of Pilsner and Hefeweizen in 1984 marked a turning point for Schell’s and for beer in Minnesota. The current anniversary pack looks both forward and back. The collection is only available in the 12-pack. Here’s my notes: 30th Anniversary Pilsner CollectionAugust Schell Brewing Company, New Ulm, Minnesota Style: Pilsner Serving Style: 12 oz. bottles Aroma: Full, grainy sweetness with corny overtones. Appearance: Light gold and brilliantly clear. Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-full body.