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Brewville @ DeNeuville – People’s Choice Homebrew Competition in Memphis on Saturday

June 16, 2014 By: grant Category: Distribution, Events, History of beer

Brewville Flyer DeNeuville Learning Center will be hosting a people’s choice homebrew competition from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Everyone’s a judge — all attendees will be able to vote on best light/dark beer, best name, etc. There will food and live music from the South Side Supper Club.

It benefits the DeNeuville Learning Center, which empowers women through education by offering tuition-free GED prep work and ESL classes.

Doors open at 4 p.m. (or at 3 p.m. if you have a VIP ticket) at the DeNeuville Learning Center (next door to old Ike’s/Fresh Market) on Cooper.

Tickets are $35 general admission to taste the beers and some activities. VIP are $65 (earlier admission, access to full meal, private seating, parking, special beers). Tickets for designated drivers at $20. Purchase tickets online.

How beer saved the world infographic

March 29, 2012 By: grant Category: Beer learnin', History of beer

Here’s a fun and informative infographic from Sex, Cigars & Booze:

how beer saved the world

Red, white & brew: Obama and Medal of Honor winner drink White House homebrew

September 17, 2011 By: mike Category: Beer in the news, Government, History of beer, Homebrew

President Obama and 23-year old Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer relax and have a homebrew. (Photo credit: Obama Foodorama)

Since his election in 2008, President Barack Obama has presided over a “beer summit,” downed a pint of Guinness in Ireland, and had beer brewed by White House chefs for the first time in history.

The latest news from the Brewmaster-in-Chief?

Obama had a White House homebrew this week with 23-year old Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer, the first Marine to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam war, reports the president’s official food blog, Obama Foodorama. The two sipped on a White House Honey Blonde Ale on a patio outside the Oval Office.

Obama’s White House chefs have been making homebrew using honey from the South Lawn Beehive. In addition to the Honey Blonde Ale, the chefs have brewed a White House Honey Ale (consumed on Super Bowl Sunday) and White House Honey Porter.

Might a White House Honey Brown Ale be next?

Budweiser Clydesdales salute victims of 9/11

September 11, 2011 By: mike Category: History of beer, Video

As people in the Mid-South and across the nation remember the tragic events 10 years ago today, there’s this bit of beer trivia on the Internet.

Anheuser-Busch aired this ad just once – during the Super Bowl in 2002 – to salute the victims and those affects by the 9/11 attacks.

In the one-minute ad – which can still be found on YouTube – the Budweiser Clydesdales traverse snow-covered grounds as they march to New York City. There, they gaze upon the Statue of Liberty and the city’s skyline, then lower their heads and bend their knees to acknowledge the tragedy.