5% alc./vol., 341 ml bottle
F&M Brewery – http://www.fmbrewery.com/
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Computers have changed us, that’s for sure. My least favourite change is the death of spelling and grammar. Remember WordPerfect? Yes, Ctrl+F1 offered a spell checker (insert Speller diskette now), helping us spell but harming our ability to spell for ourselves. WordPerfect for me introduced and popularized the concept of a compound word with an internal capital letter. Notice that it’s neither “Word Perfect” nor “Wordperfect”. But why do I mention it now? The good folks at the F&M web site have decided to call their beer “StoneHammer” and sell through a “RetailStore”. Their web site seems a bit “1990’s” overall in its layout, fonts, and clip art. As beers go, with or without a space, it’s a pretty good pilsner, a mostly balanced flavour leaning slightly to the sweet side. I would recommend it but…alas! With hundreds of beers for me to choose from, I will have to make difficult decisions based on picayune criteria. Yes, grammar counts when you promote your beer.