Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Tacoma food ranked, #MyDeadGuy and hoppiest beers of all times

Ron Swarner

Up close look at Sierra Nevada’s Hop Torpedo / photo credit Pappi Swarner

MORNING FOAM FOR WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom (actually top) IBUs. …

If you like good food and craft beer, Tacoma is the place to be, according to a survey from WalletHub, ranked 47th in the nation. The site says that Americans spend a third of their food dollars on restaurants.

Ten Rogues will win their face on a bottle of Dead Guy Ale this Halloween with the return of Rogue Ales & Spirits’ #MyDeadGuy contest. Through October 31, fans of Rogue Ales & Spirits are invited to take a photo of themselves with Dead Guy Ale, Dead Guy Whiskey, apparel and accessories featuring the Dead Guy logo or with the Dead Guy cutout found in stores, bars and bottle shops around the country.

Torpedo Extra IPA was Sierra Nevada Brewing’s first beer using their “Hop Torpedo” — a dry-hopping device that controls how much hop aroma is imparted into beer without adding additional bitterness.

Fall has come in full force to the Pacific Northwest and our 49th state’s most famous brewery, Alaskan Brewing Company, recently released a new fall seasonal. In doing so the brewery partnered with Juneau-based Heritage Coffee Roasting Company on Alaskan Heritage Coffee Brown Ale.

The hops found in beer not only add flavor, but also may lessen the damaging effects of alcohol on the liver, a new study in mice suggests.

Reporter Jason Notte lives in Portland, Ore., a pioneering beer city, but he argues that New York City taprooms offer a broader array of options for craft-beer drinkers.

A look at the 10 hoppiest beers of all time, as defined by IBUs — that brewing statistic that has almost become obsolete.