Articles Posted October 2008

  • We’re Only In It For The Money

    We’re Only In It For The Money

    Maybe I should change my name to The Belgian Beer Wench, since these days I seem to be obsessed with the ales of Belgium. Not only have I been enjoying drinking many different Belgian beers lately, but I have also have been enjoying reading Michael Jackson’s “GREAT BEERS OF BELGIUM.” (A wonderful friend of mine […]

  • ORVAL Trappist Ale

    ORVAL Trappist Ale

    There are only 7 trappist breweries in the entire world. Only beer brewed at an abbey, under the watchful eye of the Cistercian monastic community living there, can rightfully use the strictly controlled name of “Trappiste”. Belgium is home to six of the breweries entitled to use the “Trappiste” name: Orval, Chimay, Rochefort, Westvleteren, Westmalle […]

  • The Beer Wench on Alltop

    The Beer Wench on Alltop

    I am extremely excited and honored to be added to the beer page of the Alltop website!!! What on earth is Alltop, you ask? Alltop calls their site a “digital magazine rack” of the Internet. I call it a kick-ass, easy-to-use resource for finding relevant information about specific topics of interest -quickly- on the Internet. […]

  • Avery Seasonals: KARMA

    Avery Seasonals: KARMA

    Avery Brewing Company (located in Boulder, CO) is one of my favorite American craft breweries … BY FAR! Avery’s Seasonal Maharajah IPA is one of my all time favorite IPA’s … a “staple” in The Beer Wench’s pantry! Avery also produces one the best barleywines that I have ever tasted – Hog Heaven. But that […]

  • The Story Of Oktoberfest-Bier

    The Story Of Oktoberfest-Bier

    Sadly, tomorrow marks the last official day of the world’s largest folk festival – Oktoberfest. And unfortunately, yet another Oktoberfest has come and gone without me. I vow to make the trek to Munich for this event some day! Until then, I will live vicariously through the stories of others while sipping on some Oktoberfest-bier. […]

  • The Magical “Medicinal” Powers of Hops

    The Magical “Medicinal” Powers of Hops

    Hops are most commonly known for giving beer its distinctively bitter taste – a characteristic which no other plant is able to provide. Hops is also a natural preservative. What most people don’t know is that there are several “medicinal” uses for the hops plant. The word medicinal is in quotations since most hops remedies […]