מבשלת העץ הבודד The Lone Tree Brewery

Lone Tree Brewery: Micro-brewery in Gush Etzion.
We produce traditional crafted beers using only the finest natural ingredients.

Telephone: 02-930-9010
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Gush Etzion Recreational Park, Abu Cleb, Gush Etzion
All are products are "Kosher Mehadrin, Gush Etzion"
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Was water really regarded as dangerous to drink in the Middle Ages?
Posted on March 4, 2014 by Martyn Cornell

It’s a story I’ve been guilty of treating a little too uncritically myself: “In the Middle Ages people drank beer rather than water because the water wasn’t safe.” But is that correct? No, not at all, according to the American food history blogger Jim Chevallier, who calls it The Great Medieval Water Myth

http://zythophile.wordpress.com/2014/03/04/was-water-really-regarded-as-dangerous-to-drink-in-the-middle-ages/

Was water really regarded as dangerous to drink in the Middle Ages?

It’s a story I’ve been guilty of treating a little too uncritically myself: “In the Middle Ages people drank beer rather than water because the water wasn’t safe.” But is that correct? No, not at all, according to the American food history blogger Jim Chevallier, who calls it The Great Medieval Water Myth

http://zythophile.wordpress.com/2014/03/04/was-water-really-regarded-as-dangerous-to-drink-in-the-middle-ages/

Was it ever

Gruit Britain?

The herb ale 

tradition

I dunno, you wait hundreds of years for a herb-flavoured beer, and then two come along at once. Just coincidence, I’m sure, but two new beers (ales, strictly), from the Pilot brewery in Leith, Scotland, and the Ilkley brewery in Yorkshire, have been announced this week that go back to the pre-hop tradition of flavouring your drink with whatever herbs and plants you could find in the local fields, hedgerows and woods, or up on the local moors. I’m delighted to see them, because I love herb-flavoured ales. I have just one worry, as a historian.

http://zythophile.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/was-it-ever-gruit-britain-the-herb-ale-tradition/

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Independent brewers reap benefits of beer duty cut

SIBA Beer Report 2014 portrays thriving local brewing sector

Independent brewers are reaping the benefits of the scrapping of the beer duty escalator in last year’s Budget with increased sales.

Glasgow Beer Taps

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BrewDog Hello My Name is Vladimir, 8.2% abv double IPA

With all the interest in Sochi for the Winter Olympics, attention has thankfully once again been drawn to Russia’s staggeringly backwards anti-gay propaganda law, a deliberately ambiguous piece of legislation routinely used to crush the freedom of speech and personal expression of Russia’s LGBT population. The recent protests against this law and the support of those victimised by it have been at times both heart warmingly moving and painfully funny. The Scottish beer punks at BrewDog reacted as only they could, with a new beer, some prize worthy piss taking, and the donation of fifty percent of the beers profits to charities that represent oppressed minorities. 

Hello My Name is Vladimir is a double IPA brewed with limonnik berries and a good splurge of irreverence, that shocking pink label depicting an eyeshadow and lipstick wearing Vladimir Putin is a thing of wonder, and even better, they got Russia’s chief Dobby the House-Elf impersonator himself to write the bottle blurb! Honest. It’s absolutely not a parody, no siree…

So, am I hetero enough to tackle this bare chested brew? I shred my vest with a flex of my swoon inducing pecs, pop the bottle cap with naught but a glare, and get ready to find out.

The pour is a beautiful dark amber, the head as white as snow. I inhale and I’m met with an assault of full frontal aromas, mixed citrus, gummy bears, tropical fruit juice, peach cobbler, and plenty of floral notes (but from manly flowers, like GRRR-aniums!)

I take a sip. It’s sweet, juicy and fruity, a tropical fruit punch (but a manly tropical fruit punch, an uppercut to the taste buds) full of grapefruit, lemon zest, mango, peach, pineapple, and dew laden grass on a bright spring morning. There’s a big caramel malty backbone running through this that brings a great balance, and the finish is long and bitter. The silky smooth texture together with the soft carbonation and full body deliver a delightful mouthfeel, like an oil massage for your mouth. 

Now I wouldn’t know a limonnik berry if one was dancing around on my laptop keyboard, but this beer seems to follow the trend of it’s fruit infused cousins in the “Hello My Name is… ” series in that the fruit isn’t meant to be the dominant flavour, but rather add an extra layer to the already complex profile of those gloriously aromatic hops. It’s a lovely beer, and very much a BrewDog style DIPA. If you like hopped up, malty, and bittersweet brews bursting with tropical fruit flavours give it a go if you can find it. And as long as you’re totally not gay or anythin’.

A beer may not change laws or attitudes, but it can help raise awareness of those living in a poisonous political climate. A place where homosexuality is something the state deems perverse and corrupting. A beer can also help fund organisations that aim to give hope and help to oppressed minorities, and to let them know that there are people out there who support them and wish them all the luck in the world in finding the happiness and acceptance they deserve. Cheers.

Craft Beer, the (Very) Limited Edition

Two weeks ago, a beer drinker in Fresno, Calif., called Hill Farmstead Brewery in Vermont to ask where he could buy its craft beers. “You have to drive to the airport, get a ticket, fly to Burlington, rent a car and drive an hour and a half to the brewery,” the owner, Shaun Hill, replied with a laugh. But he wasn’t joking.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/19/business/craft-beer-the-very-limited-edition.html?emc=eta1&_r=0

As part of the new “alcohol-regulations” in Israel - all advertising for alcohol will become illegal - this will include the internet. 

Web-sites, Facebook pages, Tumblr will all be illegal.

- this will really hurt the small craft brewers.

Hipsters Love Beer

Welcome to  Beer Guide to London. It is “A” beer guide rather than “The” beer guide because it in no way intended to be comprehensive. It is a “curated” site — which just means these are the pubs that a couple of beer geeks — Fred and Jezza — happen to like. Jezza lives in London and is the “boots on the ground” while Fred lives in Los Angeles and does the technical stuff (but he often visits London).

http://www.beerguidelondon.com

Diggers find pharaonic beer-maker tomb in Egypt

A tomb of an ancient beer brewer has been discovered in the Egyptian city of Luxor, the country’s minister of antiquities said on Friday.

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/variety/2014/01/04/Japanese-diggers-find-pharaonic-beer-maker-tomb-in-Egypt.html

Craft Beer Review | Brew Dog Punk IPA

Brew Dog says this beer is a post modern classic pale ale. The flavor was a nice balance of dank sweetness as well as bitter. I feel absolutely comfortable bringing this beer to a party. The Punk IPA has enough complexity and body for the beer connoisseurs as well as drinkable enough for the craft beer noob. Brew Dog sells this as 4 packs of 12 oz. bottles for a reasonable price given the fact that it’s from Scotland.

http://www.activebeergeek.com/craft-beer-review-brew-dog-punk-ipa/