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StudioArdent Makes Beer Themed Boutonnieres

Beer Boutonniere

StudioArdent is an Etsy shop that makes custom boutonnieres out of beer themed ingredients, including hops, wheat and bottle caps.

Since each one is unique, you can custom order what you want, including the design above, which includes a cap from the famous Arrogant Bastard.

[Etsy – StudioArdent]

Dogfish Head Noble Rot

Dogfish Head Noble Rot

Dogfish Head’s latest experiment is a beer/wine hybrid called Noble Rot, where 49.5% of the fermentable sugars come from grapes, and 50.5% come from grains.

The wine grapes are sourced form Alexandria Nicole Cellars out of Prosser, Washington, and the first addition to the beer is unfermented juice, known as must, from viognier grapes that have been infected with a benevolent fungus called botrytis. This fungus, or

Almanac Goes Farm To Barrel With Their Summer 2010 Release

Almanac Summer 2010

Almanac Beer Company is a new brewery out of San Francisco that takes influences from the Bay Area’s rich food culture and creates fantastic artisanal ales that are barrel-aged and brewed in collaboration with select Northern California sustainable farms.

Their first release, the Summer 2010 Blackberry Ale, is a Belgian-style Golden Ale that’s brewed with four varieties of Sonoma County Blackberries from the Sebastopol Berry Farm, then aged in oak red wine barrels for 11 months.

According to Almanac:

Our golden ale reflects a dueling love of classic Belgian ales and American hops. We balance two row barley, pilsner malt and wheat with a touch of Magnum bittering hops added at the beginning of the boil, and a California-sized addition of Citra hops added at the end of the boil. This late hop addition adds a delicate grapefruit-peel aroma. We then age the beer in used oak wine barrels from California wineries with two hundred pounds of fresh Cherokee Blackberries, and another fifty pounds of Marion, Ollalie and Boysen Berries. All of our berries were hand picked at the family owned and operated Sebastopol Berry Farm.

After eleven months of barrel aging with the fruit, we blended the barrels back together with freshly brewed