Monday, February 20th, 2017

Haze craze, new Dead Guy and drinking in space

Ron Swarner

Who wants to play Kick The Can with a Dead Guy?

MORNING FOAM FOR MONDAY, FEB. 20 2017: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom battle to the death. …

A few months ago, hazy IPAs exploded onto the national beer scene. No one can explain this sudden explosion, but beers with the appearance of pulpy fruit juice have swept across the country since then. The phenomenon is now billed the “haze craze.” And in the past several months, these so-called New England IPAs have hit the West Coast like a wild dust storm.

This year, Left Hand Brewing Co. will introduce Milk Stout Nitro cans to the definitive Nitro series, making Left Hand’s most popular and influential beer more accessible than ever. Nitro fans can take the beer on the go and drink a perfectly smooth and creamy Milk Stout Nitro from the can.

Rogue Ales & Spirits reveals a fresh new look for its Dead Guy Ale and introduces 12-ounce cans for the first time. The updated design features a bigger and bolder Dead Guy, who has come down off his barrel, with a black, white and silver color scheme.

Tiny bubbles? San Diego’s beer industry hits a slow patch.

Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski, the founders of Victory Brewing, first met on the school bus in the fifth grade. Check out 11 other craft beer fun facts here.

Traveling thousands of miles above the Earth, into the great inky unknown, is hard work. It’s stressful and scary. So why shouldn’t astronauts treat themselves to an end-of-Earth-day cocktail to unwind? The truth is, booze has historically had a complicated relationship with space exploration. Let’s take a look at what exactly could happen to astronauts who drink alcohol — and what might happen if we start sending more libations to humans in space.

Peaks and Pints doesn’t condone gambling, but who do you got between this octopus and crab?