Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Dangers of Drinking Light Beer

March is coming in like a lion, and we who have been battered by winter weather, hope it goes out like a lamb.
On a bright note, the change of the calendar does mean there are only eight more months until Baltimore Beer Week 2010.
Beer made news , sporting news ,recently.
On the basketball front, an errant move by a Bud Light van caused a three hour delay in the Maryland-Virginia Tech game last Saturday , which the Terps eventually won .
According to an account written by the The Baltimore Sun's Don Markus, an van with a Bud Light logo carrying beer for pre-game party ran over a fire hydrant. The accident set off a chain reaction that ruptured the water main for the basketball arena.
Meanwhile on the hockey front, light beer caused more trouble.
After winning the Olympic gold medal in hockey , the Canadian women's team celebrated by smoking cigar, drinking beer and bubbly and a few took spins around the rink on the Zamboini.
There was some comment about the bad behavior. But what really upset the Canadians was that the Canadian players were sipping American suds.
" If you drink Coors Light the terrorist have won," Cam Cole a Canadian columnist wrote, according to Jere Longman's story in The New York Times.
More proof that drinking light beer is bad for society .

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Holiday beers

For Thanksgiving I am thinking of having a pilsner with the turkey, and stout with dessert.
Just tasted 59 winter beers for a column in The Sun. A tasting panel narrowed our picks in three categories--Belgium, American, British---to about a dozen favorites. It is set to run wednesday, December 2nd.
What are drinking this holiday season that you like?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Greetings, Welcome to my new home

Greetings to fans of Kasper on Tap. This beer blog is moving from The Baltimore Sun , where I work, to the Baltimore Beer Week web site.
Since I will be filing my posts from home, after work hours, I don't think I will be posting as frequently as I did earlier. But we shall see.
I'm still interested in good beer, and the local beer culture.
The December issue of Food & Wine lists five beers to drink after you have felled the Christmas tree.
They are Birreria Le Baladin Noel, Ommegang Adoration, Samuel Adams Winter Lager, Victory Yakima Twilight Ale, Young's Doug Chocolate Stout.
I had the Victory at the Real Ale Festival during Baltimore Beer Week. Terrific Stuff.
Had the Sam Adams and Young's in prior winters. Not sure if this article is referring to the 2009 version.
Anybody had these brews?
What do you think?