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Writer’s Camp, ongoing

By Jasmine · July 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment

As expected, after the first few weeks we have mostly devolved into drinking hard liquor and cheap wine in our rooms on the weekends. Such is the dorm life.

Tonight, though, I picked up a new kind of beer at the grocery store: Stone Mill’s Organic Pale Ale from the Green Valley Brewing Company. I managed to drink a whole bottle before I even remembered it was a new kind of beer. It’s just a little malty, a little hoppy. Very drinkable, even for people who don’t always love a pale ale (like me!). They’re USDA certified organic too, as much as that can mean in beer.

As I was looking around on their website, though, trying to see if they even brew any other kinds (they don’t, as far as I can tell) and found out that, although the beer is brewed in New Hampshire, they are owned by Anheuser-Busch. Sigh. I always check the package carefully, because A-B has a lot of sneaky little fakeouts like this, but it wasn’t on the bottle. I have no idea how autonomous they are, but they do make a tasty beer.

Tags: Beer I can't get my hands on · Tastings

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Virgil G // Jul 14, 2008 at 8:27 am

    One really has to keep an eye out for what all is A-B beers (especially now with the merger).

    Stone Mill Pale is brewed at Bud’s Merrimac, NH factory. Stone Mill Wild Hop is brewed at the Fairfield CA plant.

    If you want to learn more about the AB factories, go to http://www.anheuser-busch.com/press/MediaKit.html

    and scroll down to Brewery Fact Sheets.

    I was surprised at how many they brewed.

    V