Beer http://www.kplu.org en Safeco named stadium with best craft beer selection http://www.kplu.org/post/safeco-named-stadium-best-craft-beer-selection <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cheers, Mariners fans!</span></p><p>Safeco Field “takes the cake” as the stadium with the best craft beer selection of them all, according to a new ranking by <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/top-10-baseball-stadiums-craft-beer-slideshow" target="_blank">thedailymeal.com</a>.</p><p>“The ballpark is actually known nationally for its reputation as a good place to watch baseball and drink good beer,” said the website.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 17:17:43 +0000 Martha Kang 8646 at http://www.kplu.org Safeco named stadium with best craft beer selection Breweries must share 'Budweiser' name, British court rules http://www.kplu.org/post/breweries-must-share-budweiser-name-british-court-rules The word "Budweiser" will continue to mean two different things in Britain, where the brand name has been a bone of contention for more than a decade. The U.K. Supreme Court has ruled against Anheuser-Busch InBev's request to stop Czech brewery Budvar from selling beer under the Budweiser name.<p>Budvar is much smaller than its AB-Inbev-owned rival. And while Anheuser-Busch was first to seek to trademark the Budweiser name in Britian, the Czech company entered the British market one year ahead of the then-St. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 22:21:07 +0000 Bill Chappell 7564 at http://www.kplu.org Breweries must share 'Budweiser' name, British court rules Don't Waste That Christmas Tree: Turn It Into Spruce Beer http://www.kplu.org/post/dont-waste-christmas-tree-turn-it-spruce-beer The holidays are finally wrapping up. So after you repack the twinkly lights, and the tinsel goes into the trash, what should you do with that once beautiful spruce standing in your living room? Why not drink it?<p>Well, not exactly as is. The needles, shoots, light-green tips and inner bark of the popular conifer have been used for centuries to brew forest-scented tea, soft drinks and beer. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 19:34:54 +0000 7492 at http://www.kplu.org Don't Waste That Christmas Tree: Turn It Into Spruce Beer Brewers prepare for the end of days, Mayan or otherwise http://www.kplu.org/post/brewers-prepare-end-days-mayan-or-otherwise The world isn't going to end next Friday, but Dec. 21, 2012, has come to be known as the Mayan apocalypse because that's when the Mayan calendar ends. As <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/12/121207-maya-truly-did-not-predict-doomsday-apocalypse/">scientists have told</a> us repeatedly, the end of the calendar year was actually a time for celebration and renewal — the equivalent of an ancient New Year's Eve. So breweries around the country have decided to celebrate with — what else? Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:15:45 +0000 7400 at http://www.kplu.org Brewers prepare for the end of days, Mayan or otherwise A Sign From Above? Needing New Roof, Monks Sell Rare Beer In U.S. http://www.kplu.org/post/sign-above-needing-new-roof-monks-sell-rare-beer-us The 12th day of the 12th month of 2012 is not a day of deliverance but of delivery for devout American fans of Westvleteren 12, brewed by the reclusive Belgian monks at <a href="http://www.sintsixtus.be/eng/home.htm">St. Sixtus Abbey</a>.<p>The celebrated beer — often called the best in the world — is usually only available for sale at the abbey, located in the Belgian countryside. But starting Wednesday, buyers in the U.S. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 19:53:03 +0000 7345 at http://www.kplu.org A Sign From Above? Needing New Roof, Monks Sell Rare Beer In U.S. Pakistan's Lone Brewery Sets Sights On India http://www.kplu.org/post/pakistans-lone-brewery-sets-sights-india Islamic Pakistan has just one brewery, but it has a rich history.<p>Bottles of beer have been rolling off Murree Brewery's assembly line since 1860, when the company was founded outside the capital Islamabad — making it Pakistan's oldest private company.<p>"The brewery was here before Pakistan was here," says CEO Isphanyar Bhandara.<p>Sitting at his grandfather's desk, he tastes new samples and describes how he ended up running a brewery in a Muslim country, where alcohol is virtually banned.<p>"At the time of partition, my folks decided to stay on this side of the line," says Bhandara, referr Sun, 02 Sep 2012 13:52:19 +0000 6175 at http://www.kplu.org Pakistan's Lone Brewery Sets Sights On India White House releases two of Obama's favorite beer recipes http://www.kplu.org/post/white-house-releases-two-obamas-favorite-beer-recipes <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dygQrX8FI3Q</p> Sun, 02 Sep 2012 00:10:31 +0000 6172 at http://www.kplu.org White House releases two of Obama's favorite beer recipes President Obama's tour bus rolls with White House home brew http://www.kplu.org/post/president-obamas-tour-bus-rolls-white-house-home-brew It seemed normal enough when President Obama chatted with a coffee shop patron about beer in Iowa Tuesday. The president has shown he's a fan of beer — and it's the most politically expedient, "everyman" beverage a candidate can drink. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 22:08:49 +0000 Bill Chappell 5985 at http://www.kplu.org President Obama's tour bus rolls with White House home brew A thing to do tonight (With NW beer!): Toast to global health! http://www.kplu.org/post/thing-do-tonight-nw-beer-toast-global-health <p>Live music, great local beers, food, dancing and prizes all in the name of bringing clean water to families in Ethiopia. Where do I sign up?</p><p>Tonight the non-profit organization <a href="http://water1st.org/index.html">Water 1st</a> is hosting their annual &ldquo;Water 1<sup>st</sup><sup> </sup>&mdash; Beer 2<sup>nd</sup>&rdquo; fundraiser at the Seattle Center&rsquo;s Fisher Pavilion. The event begins at 7:00 pm. Tickets can be <a href="http://water1st.org/involved/x-W1B2_2012_Seattle_RSVP.html">purchased online</a> or at the door.</p><p>This event welcomes like-minded individuals who are passionate about ending global poverty and providing the opportunity to share humanitarian aid to families in Gonbisa Kussaye, Ethiopia, all the while enjoying an evening of fun (you man even see grown men in grass skirts).</p><p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 23:26:21 +0000 Evan Hoover 4305 at http://www.kplu.org A thing to do tonight (With NW beer!): Toast to global health! The Friday beer: Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic http://www.kplu.org/post/friday-beer-stone-111111-vertical-epic <p>In spirit of 11/11/11, last night I decided to pick up a bottle of <a href="http://www.stonebrewing.com/">Stone Brewing&#39;s</a> latest release in their Vertical Epic series and crack it open at midnight.</p><p>Brewed with Anaheim Chilies, cinnamon sticks, and Belgian Flanders Golden Ale yeast (providing pretty intense clove and banana overtones), this beer is hard to categorize.</p><p> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 23:27:01 +0000 Justin Steyer 3179 at http://www.kplu.org The Friday beer: Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Small craft breweries hopping in Poulsbo http://www.kplu.org/post/small-craft-breweries-hopping-poulsbo <p>At the beginning of the year <font color="red">Poulsbo</font> had no breweries. Now it has four.</p><p>The breweries produce small batches in kegs. None are bottling yet, but they hope to grow. Wed, 01 Jun 2011 21:02:54 +0000 The Associated Press & Gary Crawford 1761 at http://www.kplu.org Small craft breweries hopping in Poulsbo Oompah! Singin' about beer http://www.kplu.org/post/oompah-singin-about-beer <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-959179.mp3</p><p>The world&rsquo;s most widely consumed alcoholic beverage, and the third most popular drink overall.</p><p>The invention of beer is argued to be responsible for humanity&#39;s ability to develop technology and build civilization. Think about that for a moment the next time you crack open a cold one. Those early Neolithic humans were tipsy. Thu, 24 Mar 2011 09:10:05 +0000 John Kessler & John Maynard 1034 at http://www.kplu.org Oompah! Singin' about beer