Wednesday, April 30, 2008


I made a comment on this video on Max's blog. You should all check it out, needless to say its a tribute to the famous hairstyle we all know so well the mullet. Take a gander

a problem that relates to all of us

To all the college students who read this blog: are you tired of paying the typical deposit for a tap when you purchase kegs? Its a bit rediculous when you think about it. Even though you get the money back, sometimes you just dont want to have to fork over the money. If you dont mind having to pay for a tap then thats your porogative, but as we all know sometimes the taps that the liqour stores give out can be, shall we say; sub par. So i did some research and found a site that sells taps. This site sells not only taps but also kegerators. Kegerators not only keep your beer cold, but if you have a Co2 tap connected, you'll never have to worry about flat beer the next day. Take my advice and spend a few extra dollars; invest in a tap and or a kegerator.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Good Blog

Today i was surfing the net to finish a homework assignment and i came across a blog that was very informative. It is similar to mine, but much more in depth with how the bloggers rate new brews. If anyone is interested, click here to be connected to that blog.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

For all those who long for products relating to beer

So in my searching of the internet i have found the perfect site for all things beer. I know that i have many shirts that i have either won at a bar in a drinking contest or signs and mugs that have been given to me either through liqour stores or bar promotions. If you are not so fortunate and long for some of these products, have no fear, THE GREAT STATE OF BEER can help you out. They have everything from tshirts, beer steins, beer pong excessories, stuff for your home bar, and much much more. It is a very cool site and even if you dont need more beer related paraphanelia in your life, at least check out the site. It is definately vquzeshuf.

Monday, April 14, 2008


So i was checking out youtube and i came across this video. Vquzeshuf is the best way i can describe this video. Check it out and tell me if you dont think its vquzeshuf material.

Monday, April 7, 2008


CHECK IT OUT... the latest in home brewing products, the vquzeshuf. Keep your brew cold with the vquzeshuf.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Brew your own beer at home

I was clicking through the videos on youtube the other day and i found a great video explaining how the home brewing process works. Here is the video. I have always wanted to brew my own beer and I am currently in the process of purchasing a home brewery kit. This brings me to my next point. I had no idea where to even go about purchasing a home brewery kit. The first thing i did (which now with the advent of the internet is what most consumers do) is looked online. Here is a few links of the sites i found.,, and then I switched from business to consumer websites to consumer to consumer websites such as Ebay. Here is what I found on ebay. This is the list of all results for home brewery kits. All of these sites sold the product i was looking for which in this case was home brewery kits. If I didnt have the internet to use as a median for my searching it would definately have taken me a substantial amount of time to find this product.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The 48 proof beer

If you have ever wondered what the strongest beer in the world is, I am here to answer your question. The great people at the Sam Adams Brewing Co. have developed a beer called Utopias. The beer is created by using the two row vienna and caramel malts. Sam Adams is known for using excessive amounts of hops in their beer and in Utopias they added all 4 types of the noble hops. After the beer is brewed the brewers do something to it that they dont do to any other beer; they age it in cognac and scotch barrels. The newest batch of this beer has been aged in the barrels since 2001 and was realeased early in 2007. Sam Adams brewers say that this beer has a "distinctive smell of cinnamon and vanilla with subtle hints of floral, citrus and pine." At 24 percent alcohol by volume this beer is not for the beginner, so if you can find it, drink at your own risks.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Southport Brewing Company

Recently I had the privalage to go to the Southport Brewing Company in Southport on the post road. I was extremely impressed with the entire atmosphere of this brewery. The brewery offers 27 home made brews on tap. I did not get a chance to taste all of them but the ones i did taste were delicious. The staff behind the bar is very polite and helpful. For an unexperienced beer drinker, the bartenders offer their own insight as to what beer to try. They actually explain what you are tasting in the beer. They are very knowledgable about all the brews on tap which makes the experience that much more enjoyable. They have a beer for every drinker and they seperate them in tiers. Tier one is comprised of lighter beers that are more appealing to begginer drinkers because they dont carry a harsh after taste. In this category I tried the Big Head Blonde. In this same category the brewery offers seasonal beers that are flavored with fruits. They dont have the seasonal beers durning the winter they are typically for the summer. Tier two are smooth beers but they are thick enough so they can go with any types of food. Being a fan of IPA's i decided to try their version of it. Their IPA is hopped 3 times giving it a floral aroma. It is comparable to the IPA I discussed in a previous posting: Harpoon IPA. Finally the Tier 3 Beers are for the real weathered and seasoned beer drinkers. These beers are typically not favorites of younger drinkers because of the strong taste. In the same token if your looking to get drunk you may not want to drink a whole lot of these beers. These beers are full of hops moreso then most other beers. This quote is directly from their website. "PorterA full bodied, deep-brown ale, crafted in small batches with English malted barley and 2 styles of English hops. Enjoy the rich, roasted finish! Compare to: Samuel Smith’s Tadcaster Porter" Now aside from their wonderful beer choices this restaurant offers a variety of delicous meals to sit down and eat. If you are looking for a good place to take a date for dinner you should definately check this place out. And if your looking to have a good time with other college students try thursday nights at the SBC for kareoke its sure to be a bitchin' time.

Check out my blog next week when I fill you in on the beers that I discovered this weekend. I wont dissapoint

Monday, February 11, 2008

Blue Moon

This weekend I didn't venture out to the bars or nightclubs. I didn't stay out untill 6 in the morning jumping from pub to pub. Instead I opted to stay in with a few friends with a 12 pack of Blue Moon. I have tasted Blue Moon before but I don't think I had ever had a full 12 ounces previously to Saturday night. I was very impressed and couldnt get enough. Sunday I decided that since I liked the beer so much, and I have a blog devoted to micro breweries, why not do some research. Heres what I discoverd. Blue Moon is a product of the Sandlot Brewery in Denver Colorado. 5 friends started this brewery in 1995 and originally they just wanted to make quality beer. They had there first big hit with their beer "Belgian White". This brew was a huge hit, turning many heads at the World Beer Championships three years in a row. This is the most popular flavor of Blue Moon. It is distributed all over the country. It is much like the Harpoon UFO that I discussed last week, in the sense that they are both unfliltered. The ingredients are a little different; the Belgian White contains white wheat, oats, coriander, and orange peel. Some dishes that this beer would go great with would be any dish containing white meats such as Pork Chops, Chicken Francaise, and it will also taste good with a white fish meat, Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, Scrod, and Sole. So go out and try this beer you shouldnt be disapointed. It is great in a bottle but if you can find a bar or pub that serves it on tap you might enjoy that better. And while your trying this beer make sure the person who is serving it garnishes it with an orange (not a lemon) the orange accents the ingredients.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Micro brewerys depend highly on products to get their name out to the public. When a new brewery opens up its crucial to get name recognition. One way they do this is make t-shirts, hats, bumperstickers, and glasses. The glasses get distributed to bars that they sell their brew in. A particular brew called Stella has glasses that are shaped unlike any other glasses. This exceptional name recognition, and this is probably just one of their many products. I know that I have two long trail sweatshirst and three bumper stickers from their brewery. Products can also offer free advertising. If you really think about it, if you sell 500 sweatshirts theres 500 walking billboards out there promoting your company. Heres a link to Hook and Ladder beer gift shop. Take a look at all the products they offer to consumers.

Harpoon UFO

One of the best beers that Harpoon Brewery puts out (in my eyes) is Harpoon UFO. The UFO is an acronym for Unfiltered Offering. This beer is light in color and also in taste. The taste has a tinge of sweetness but I wouldnt qualify it as a sweet beer. Because it is mildly sweet if you choose so you can drink it our of a glass with a lemon wedge. I perfer to use an orange slice because I think that enhances the flavor a bit more. It is 5.10 alcohol per volume which is typical of most beers. Note: if you see some sediment in the bottom of the glass when you pour it out of the bottle dont worry its an unfiltered beer thats why its there. Heres a Link to Harpoons website. Take a look around and read up about their brewery. Let me know what you think. And if you have a chance try out the UFO with an orange and give me your opinion.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Link


Long Trail

By far my most favorite micro brew is definately Long Trail. This brewery is headquartered in Bridgewater Vermont, which might be the reason i like it so much. I am from Vermont and for years before i turned 21 i past the brewery at least twice a week. When I finally was of legal age I took a trip to the brewery and got to take the tour. It was great, the tour showed the silos of wheat and the tanks where the beer is brewed. At the end of the tour we got to sameple all of the beers that Long trail makes. While we were tasting the ales there was a brewmaster that told the group what was in each beer (hops, wheat, fruit). It was a great experience one that I would recommend to anybody who finds themselves in or around Bridgewater Vermont. Oh and for an even better experience have lunch afterwards at there on site restaurant.

Ryan Campbell

Welcome Readers

Welcome readers to my blog "Micro Beers of The USA". The purpose of this blog is to inform you of current micro brew's and brewerys that exist in the United States. We will discuss new brewerys that have opened up, as well as discuss favorite beers and hopefully get feedback from readers about their favorite brewerys and brews as well.
I started this blog simply because I enjoy beer. There is nothing I love more than when I try a beer that I have never heard of and really like it. I get the feeling like I have just discovered a new treasure that nobody knows about and now its my job to turn people on to it.
So I guess my goal is to inform you about unheard of brews and i hope that you will feel free to post your opinions and any suggestions you might have.


Ryan Campbell