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  • Dueling Barrels: Alltech breaks ground on $13 mil brewery and distillery in Kentucky

    Press Release
    12 Aug 2015 | 5:33 am
    Press Release: (Pikeville, KY) – Eastern Kentucky is one step closer to having its first (legal) distillery and brewery, after Alltech broke ground (on July 30th) on Dueling Barrels Brewing & Distilling Co. in downtown Pikeville. The combined brewery and distillery, expected to open in Spring 2017 at a cost of $13 million, will be uniquely Eastern Kentucky-inspired. It will feature its own range of beer and spirits that celebrate the area, including a legal moonshine and bourbon. For over a year the design team has worked on a building that will embrace the rich history and culture…
  • Beer T-Shirt Club now featuring Man Skirt Brewing as August shirt

    BeerPulse curator
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:04 am
    Sponsored Post: Gearing up for a last bonfire bash, or an impulsive weekend at the lake? Make it even more enjoyable with the Beer T-Shirt of the Month Club! Each month, Beer T-Shirt Club members receive a high-quality, unique T-shirt promoting a different craft brewery. With one-month, six-month, or twelve-month memberships, the Beer T-Shirt of the Month Club makes exceptional weekend wear! Deadline for this month’s shirt is August 23rd (12am)! Man Skirt Brewing out of New Jersey, featured this month, is gearing up for their own special event too. After a successful Kickstart, Man…
  • Touring 109 Bars in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

    NYT > Beer
    5 Sep 2015 | 9:00 pm
    What started out as a father-and-son bar crawl in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula turned out to have a lot more meaning.
  • High Water Brewing Presents Central Valley Breakfast Sour
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:24 pm
    (Pittsburg,CA) – The time has come and the solution to the age old mornin question of, “what beer should I drink today?… The post High Water Brewing Presents Central Valley Breakfast Sour appeared first on
  • Reflecting on beer and life, and Michael Jackson.

    Yours for Good Fermentables ™
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:31 am
    The great beer writer Michael Jackson died today in 2007, at the age of 65. During his career, Jackson, a journalist by trade, 'beer-hunted' the world, bringing world attention to Belgian beer, telling the birthing stories of America's beer renaissance, writing on malt whisky, and single-handedly promulgating the concept of 'beer styles' when there had been no such thing. In the September 2013 issue of All About Beer Magazine, past editor Julie Johnson selected her ten favorite columns written by Jackson for that magazine. “Calagione”: September 1999, Vol. 20, No. 4. Long before Dogfish…
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  • Beer T-Shirt Club now featuring Man Skirt Brewing as August shirt

    BeerPulse curator
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:04 am
    Sponsored Post: Gearing up for a last bonfire bash, or an impulsive weekend at the lake? Make it even more enjoyable with the Beer T-Shirt of the Month Club! Each month, Beer T-Shirt Club members receive a high-quality, unique T-shirt promoting a different craft brewery. With one-month, six-month, or twelve-month memberships, the Beer T-Shirt of the Month Club makes exceptional weekend wear! Deadline for this month’s shirt is August 23rd (12am)! Man Skirt Brewing out of New Jersey, featured this month, is gearing up for their own special event too. After a successful Kickstart, Man…
  • Odell Oktoberfest Märzen-Style Lager six-packs make arrival

    Press Release
    12 Aug 2015 | 6:05 am
    Press Release: (Fort Collins, CO) – This August, Odell Brewing will celebrate the coming fall season with a new six pack. Oktoberfest, a Märzen-Style Lager, will be available in early August through September. The new seasonal six pack follows the brewery’s summer offering, St. Lupulin. Brewed with Munich and Vienna malts and herbal noble hops, Oktoberfest was lagered for over eight weeks. The brew boasts a golden copper color and white head. Hints of biscuit and graham cracker blend with a subtle hop spiciness and just a touch of yeast esters in the aroma. The full and flavorful malt…
  • Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale returns for third season

    Press Release
    12 Aug 2015 | 5:52 am
    Press Release: (Lexington, KY) – Award-winning Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale will soon hit the market for the third consecutive year, signaling the fall season just around the corner and conjuring up images of falling leaves and football. The beloved beer was the first seasonal brew launched by Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. ( in its barrel-aged seasonal series and won a gold medal at the 2014 World Beer Championships, with a score of 94 out of 100. It will slowly pour into the market this week, available on tap and in bottles. Kentucky Pumpkin…
  • Dueling Barrels: Alltech breaks ground on $13 mil brewery and distillery in Kentucky

    Press Release
    12 Aug 2015 | 5:33 am
    Press Release: (Pikeville, KY) – Eastern Kentucky is one step closer to having its first (legal) distillery and brewery, after Alltech broke ground (on July 30th) on Dueling Barrels Brewing & Distilling Co. in downtown Pikeville. The combined brewery and distillery, expected to open in Spring 2017 at a cost of $13 million, will be uniquely Eastern Kentucky-inspired. It will feature its own range of beer and spirits that celebrate the area, including a legal moonshine and bourbon. For over a year the design team has worked on a building that will embrace the rich history and culture…
  • Deschutes Brewery substantially expanding Michigan distribution starting September 1

    Press Release
    11 Aug 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Press Release: (Bend, Oregon) – Deschutes Brewery announced today its craft beers will be available in more areas of Michigan beginning September 1, 2015. The Oregon-based brewery will partner with Alliance Beverage for distribution of its beers along the Western Shoreline, Fabiano Brothers for the Central Michigan area, and Daniel L Jacob & Co for Ann Arbor South. This move substantially expands Deschutes’ footprint in Michigan. Stacy Denbow, Business Development Director for the brewery, said, “We knew it would take us awhile to fill in Michigan, but it was always about making…
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  • High Water Brewing Presents Central Valley Breakfast Sour

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:24 pm
    (Pittsburg,CA) – The time has come and the solution to the age old mornin question of, “what beer should I drink today?… The post High Water Brewing Presents Central Valley Breakfast Sour appeared first on
  • Oskar Blues Ten FIDY Returns This Fall

    2 Sep 2015 | 2:07 pm
    (Brevard, NC) — Oskar Blues Brewery’s award-winning Imperial Stout, Ten FIDY, makes its return to shelves and water… The post Oskar Blues Ten FIDY Returns This Fall appeared first on
  • Harpoon Brewery & Desalitech Announce “Charles River Pale Ale”

    Jonny Fullpint
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:15 am
    (Boston, MA) – Boston-based craft brewer Harpoon Brewery and Desalitech, an innovative water treatment company based in N… The post Harpoon Brewery & Desalitech Announce “Charles River Pale Ale” appeared first on
  • The Rare Barrel 2016 Ambassadors of Sour Enrollment Details

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:05 am
    (Berkley,CA) – The Rare Barrel shares details on their upcoming 2016 Ambassadors of Sour beer club. Much like beer clubs fro… The post The Rare Barrel 2016 Ambassadors of Sour Enrollment Details appeared first on
  • New Belgium Brewing Tweaks Abbey Belgian Style Dubbel & Trippel Belgian Style Ale

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:49 am
    (Ft. Collins, CO) – Two of New Belgium Brewing’s longest running beers, Abbey Belgian Style Dubbel and Trippel Belgian Style A… The post New Belgium Brewing Tweaks Abbey Belgian Style Dubbel & Trippel Belgian Style Ale appeared first on
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    Yours for Good Fermentables ™

  • Reflecting on beer and life, and Michael Jackson.

    30 Aug 2015 | 9:31 am
    The great beer writer Michael Jackson died today in 2007, at the age of 65. During his career, Jackson, a journalist by trade, 'beer-hunted' the world, bringing world attention to Belgian beer, telling the birthing stories of America's beer renaissance, writing on malt whisky, and single-handedly promulgating the concept of 'beer styles' when there had been no such thing. In the September 2013 issue of All About Beer Magazine, past editor Julie Johnson selected her ten favorite columns written by Jackson for that magazine. “Calagione”: September 1999, Vol. 20, No. 4. Long before Dogfish…
  • Pic(k) of the Week: With a beer, he waits.

    29 Aug 2015 | 5:42 am
    A man waits at The Ornery Beer Company. But not for his beer. The Virginia brewpub began serving its own beers (and food) on 17 August 2015. A few days later, this gentleman was the first customer for the day in the brewpub's biergarten, a large space with long communal-seating tables, whose garage-style doors can be opened to the outside on a pleasant day ... which they were, on that day, Friday, 28 August 2015. Notice his glass of beer. The stem allows him to hold the beer without warming it. The slight tulip bulb concentrates aromas. The glass has capacity for a foam-head and for 16-ounces…
  • Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 32/33, 2015.

    24 Aug 2015 | 6:26 am
    A bi-weekly, non-comprehensive roundup of news of beer and other things.Weeks 32/2332 August - 15 August 2015 15 August 2015Seventy years ago, 15 August 1945, Emperor Hirohito announced Japan's surrender to the Allies in WWII. The formal signing would be on 2 September. —Via Wikipedia. 14 August 2015Nine 'craft' breweries make Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States, ranked according to percentage revenue growth over a four-year period.Revenue in the initial qualifying year must have been at least $200,000 and revenue in the most…
  • Pic(k) of the week: Sunflower and bees

    22 Aug 2015 | 6:08 am
    Bumblebees foraging for pollen on a sunflower, in late summer, in Arlington, Virginia.21 August 2015. -----more----- Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of personal photos, usually posted on Saturdays, and often, but not always, with a good fermentable as a subject. Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1. Commercial reproduction requires explicit permission, as per Creative Commons.
  • Today is the last day to enter the 2015 Beer Writing Awards of the North American Guild of Beer Writers.

    17 Aug 2015 | 5:40 am
    Do you write about beer? Do you believe know you write well? Well, then, read this, and act ... today! The North American Guild of Beer Writers (NAGBW) aims to broaden the conversation about beer and brewing, raise the standards of (beer) writing, provide leadership and continuing education for practitioners of the profession, and encourage and support more participation throughout all media channels. In North America. Toward that end, the NAGBW has announced its 3rd annual Beer Writing Awards for writers, bloggers, broadcasters, and authors to honor the best beer and brewing industry…
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    BeerSmith Home Brewing

  • Nano-Brewery Startup Tips with John Blichmann – BeerSmith Podcast #110

    Brad Smith and Friends
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:15 am
    John Blichmann, President of Blichmann Engineering joins me this week to discuss starting a nano-brewery including equipment options as well as many of the business considerations that come into play with starting a beer brewery on a shoestring. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version Download the MP3 File – Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file Topics in This Week’s Episode (32:37) John Blichmann, the President of Blichmann Engineering joins me this week to discuss beer brewing options for really small (sub 1 to three barrel) “nano-breweries”…
  • Rapid All-Grain Beer Brewing Part 2 – Fermentation and Aging

    Brad Smith and Friends
    22 Aug 2015 | 4:19 pm
    This week I take a look at ways to brew great beer while cutting down the time needed for fermentation and aging. A few weeks ago in part 1, I covered how to save time during your all grain brew day by overlapping steps and minimizing time wasted. Keys to a Rapid Fermentation The first step to rapid brewing starts when you select your yeast. Yeasts rated with high flocculation will clear sooner. Flocculation is a fancy term to describe how fast the yeast will form clumps and fall out of the beer as sediment. High flocculation yeast will clear quicker. Also yeasts with high attenuation tend to…
  • Electric Beer Brewing Systems with Adam Shake – BeerSmith Podcast #109

    Brad Smith and Friends
    13 Aug 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Adam Shake joins me this week to discuss making beer with electric brewing systems, and we cover a wide variety of equipment topics including heating elements, pumps and different types of controllers to automate your brewing system. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version Download the MP3 File – Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file Topics in This Week’s Episode (49:02) Adam Shake has been brewing for more than 12 years, and is the current President of the ABNormal Homebrewer’s Club. He has worked with a wide variety of electric brewing systems and…
  • How to Brew All Grain and Extract Summer DVD Sale – Through 1 Sept

    Brad Smith and Friends
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:39 am
    I’m offering the “How to Brew All Grain” and “How to Brew Extract” DVDs on sale for $14.95 when you order from Amazon Prime through 1 September 2015. This is an amazing deal on these professionally shot videos done with co-host John Palmer, author of the popular How to Brew book. The special price applies only to DVDs ordered through Amazon. How to Brew All Grain – An Introduction to All Grain Brewing Want to make the leap from extract to All-Grain brewing? Would you rather watch it done than read a book? How to Brew All-Grain teaches you how to brew with…
  • Creating an Equipment Profile in BeerSmith

    Brad Smith and Friends
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:09 am
    Creating an equipment profile for your particular brewing system is an important first step for new users of BeerSmith brewing software. The equipment profile is used throughout the program to calculate estimates of beer color, bitterness, original gravity and volumes. The profile can also be used to scale recipes found on the BeerSmithRecipes cloud or online. If you have multiple equipment setups or regularly brew different batch sizes you may need more than one equipment profile. You can create each using the method outlined below. Note that I also have a video tutorial online which will…
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    A Good Beer Blog

  • David Shrigley's "My Beer"

    Alan McLeod
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:11 am
    I heard this yesterday on BBC 6 at about 3:30 in the afternoon. On Iggy Pop's show. Afternoon off. Snoozing on a summer day. Or was it folding laundry. Catching up with chores or closed eyelids. David Shrigley is a Glaswegian, five years younger than me. He works in various media including short animated movies. He's done one about laundry. I've worked in short film myself. And astronaut art.I love it. While "beer communicators" are off being told what to write by brewery publicists who can't believe their luck, "My Beer" an expression about beer. It's about what the one drinker thinks - or…
  • Once Again New Brunswick's Beer Law Leads From Behind

    Alan McLeod
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Once in a while I have to log my hours at work, keeping track of what's going on. I caught up with seven weeks worth of logs today. Mind numbing until I also noticed how I raced from the first few weeks of summer to the end of August. Happy then was I to see a story includes beer and constitutional law. Thrilled? Well hold on to your hats because this is not only about constitutional law but the conflict of jurisdictions. I know. It's Christmas Day all over again:Gerard Comeau, who lives in Tracadie, was caught in October 2012 with 14 cases of beer and three bottles of liquor that he had…
  • A Prize For The Advancement Of Good Beer Writing

    Alan McLeod
    22 Aug 2015 | 6:49 am
    One of the saddest thing about the good beer world - amongst many - is the tension between the "be positive" struggling consulto-set and the grumbly "we're on the downside" one. Both have their leading voices and evidence to back them up. But we need to be honest about where we are. This is certainly not the golden age of good beer given all the crappy craft we have to wade through - but it's a pretty good age nonetheless. To borrow a phrase from the world of Marvel comics perhaps we may be able to agree that this is a silver age of a sort.But, as has been pointed out quite a bit this year…
  • Your Vital Links To Beer News For Wednesday Half-Day

    Alan McLeod
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:24 am
    Two days back off holiday and I am already taking an afternoon off. Slacker. Well, there was a need to do so but not really to do anything other than mind the wee one. Fortunately there's afternoon baseball to watch online and lots of beer news to catch up with. => First, the best news of all is that I may have figured out a cure to the spam war. When I was in Maine I opened up the comments page on the admin to find myself facing over 5,000 pending comments needing manual deleting. I rolled up my sleeves and figured out a few new things. Result: no evil bad comments for a few days now. Even…
  • What Does One Learn In Maine The 23rd Time?

    Alan McLeod
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:04 pm
    We've been heading to the southern Maine shore for about 23 years now. Sometimes we skip a year. Sometimes we go twice. I grew up east of Maine. Nova Scotia. We used to go to Maine to see how the well off lived. We heard about Maine on cable TV when it showed up in our rec rooms in the late 70s. Bangor: the promised land. So we go back. I suppose that speaks to a dull mind. Same old same old. Beach. Seafood. Malty diacetyl laced beers.Yet, in the southern bit of the great state we hit, Portland, it's a bit of a leftist libertarian paradise. Zillionaires' beach side summer resorts down the…
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    Appellation Beer: Celebrating Beer From a Place

  • Authenticity and the future of Belgian beer

    Stan Hieronymus
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:02 am
    MONDAY BEER LINKS, MUSING 09.01.15 First the important stuff Declare your #hopslove for a chance to win a book by @StanHieronymus! Contest details here –> — CraftBeerdotcom (@craftbeerdotcom) August 28, 2015 Meantime stretches authenticity of London Lager. [Via Beer Insider] #EBBC15 – Belgian Family Brewers and the Future of Belgian Beer Culture. [Via Chris Hall | Beer Wrier] And Chris Hall’s tweets from EBBC. Questions about authenticity, heritage, transparency. Again. Here, to say that Meantime “stretches…
  • Is gentrification good for more expensive beer?

    Stan Hieronymus
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:45 am
    I’m just asking. I’d like to see somebody investigate the relationship between the impact of a changing beer demographic and a changing city demographic. It seems interesting to me, maybe even important, but I’ve got things like brewing with bark and what was cream ale sold in New Orleans in 1856 like to sort out. I thought about this because Next City points to a map tool that can “serve as gentrification warning system.” (Pretty easy to tell where they stand on gentrifcation.) And the example given is San Francisco, Ground Zero for what is now broadly and…
  • Drinks bibles, ethics and other beery links

    Stan Hieronymus
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:06 am
    MONDAY BEER LINKS, MUSING 08.25.15 Why I Wrote ‘The Beer Bible’. [Via All About Beer] How To Write The Bible Of Wine: Karen MacNeil On The Craft Of Writing. [Via Forbes] The second link is included because a) some contrast between “The Wine Bible” and “The Beer Bible” should be obvious, and b) to point out “The Wine Bible” has sold a half million copies. Imagine the potential impact of “The Beer Bible.” Jeff Alworth writes, “Americans do brew differently — in an unprecedented fashion, in fact — and it wasn’t until…
  • Anchor Steam 1962. Already sincere.

    Stan Hieronymus
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:35 am
    You might recall that six weeks ago Joe Stange suggested we consider the concept of postmodern (and post-postmodern) beer and wrote about “a return to sincerity.” It seems that Anchor Steam beat us to the punch. This from a July 14, 1962 story in the San Rafael Daily Independent Journal (three years before Fritz Maytag bought Anchor Brewing): Steam Beer is naturally carbonated; neither additives nor presevatives become it. “The Sincere Beer,” it is called by some. It is truly a “health food,” its devotees assert, containing more malt and hops than other…
  • Stop me if you’ve read this one before

    Stan Hieronymus
    17 Aug 2015 | 3:12 am
    MONDAY BEER LINKS, MUSING 08.17.15 The saga of Biscuit continues. It starts with a somebody at Sun King Brewing in Indianapolis causing “Tom Brady Sux” to be printed on the bottom of 20,000 cans of beer and goes from there. Sun King does not sell its beer beyond the borders of Indiana, but it is not a small brewery. Oskar Blues Brewing, of course, operates breweries in two states and ships beer all over. But this is definitely not the way to act corporate. And for many people defining what constitutes “craft” includes considering what it is not. (There’s also all…
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    Boak & Bailey's Beer Blog

  • Does it Work and is it Worth a Tenner?

    2 Sep 2015 | 1:08 am
    Schneider’s Meine Porter Weisse is, as the name suggests, a cross-breeding of English porter and Bavarian wheat beer — an idea intriguing enough to convince us to part with £9.99 for 750ml. Our first guess was that this would have something to do with Brooklyn Brewery but, no: publicity materials suggest that Georg Schneider conceived this beer with his friend ‘Alistair’, a brewer in London. Presumably there are legal reasons for the coyness — this is not a formal collaboration — but there’s only one porter-obsessed global craft beer aristocrat who…
  • Somewhere Between Passion and Greed

    1 Sep 2015 | 12:03 am
    We stick by the idea that most brewers, or most craft brewers — cut it how you like — are motivated more by passion than greed. But let’s unpack that word ‘passion’ a bit: it doesn’t necessarily mean gibbering, cultish fervour. How many people are really passionate about what they do to pay the rent? But plenty of people have jobs they find interesting, stimulating and enjoyable; and, if they didn’t, would probably go and do something else instead. That’s not to say that someone who starts a brewing business doesn’t hope that, at the…
  • News, Nuggets & Longreads 29/08/2015

    28 Aug 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Here’s our pick of the most interesting, entertaining or eye-opening beer-related reading of the last week. → Glynn ‘Beer Insider’ Davis gave us a proper bit of journalism digging out the truth behind Meantime having a proportion of its London Lager brewed in Holland. → Saved to Pocket this week: Jess Mayhugh’s long piece for All About Beer on the history of oyster stout and, in particular, the revival and reinvention of the style in America’s coastal communities. → Mark Johnson gave some thought to the question of London-centricity in the conversation around beer based on…
  • QUOTE: Pub Perfume

    28 Aug 2015 | 10:02 am
    “Before opening time there is a beautiful, virgin aroma of freshness, an inimitable pub-perfume mixture of hops and malt, spirits and polish with perhaps a faint touch of violet-scented air-freshener. This is my boyhood nostalgia. Spilt ale, dried and sugar-sticky.” Adrian Bailey in an essay for Len Deighton’s London Dossier, 1967. QUOTE: Pub Perfume from Boak & Bailey's Beer Blog - Over-thinking beer, pubs and the meaning of craft since 2007
  • GALLERY: ‘You Ought to Know Whose Beer You’re Drinking’

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:03 pm
    These two leaflet were among the lovely pile of ephemera Steve ‘Beer Justice’ Williams sent us when he moved house. The Young’s leaflet is dated 1979 and the Fuller’s one, we guess, is of about the same vintage. Most notable is Young’s rhetoric — ‘You Ought to Know Whose Beer You’re Drinking’, ‘We don’t go in for chemical engineering’ — which sounds, we think, rather modern. Sorry about the crappy ‘scans’ — our scanner is broken so we had to use a camera. Still, they’re readable, which is the main thing. GALLERY: ‘You Ought to Know Whose Beer You’re…
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    CNA Classes Guide

  • CNA Classes in Lancaster, OH (43130)

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:36 am
    Do you want to pursue a career as a certified nursing assistant? Do you want to know how much does a certified nursing assistant makes each year? Being a certified nursing assistant or a CNA in Lancaster Ohio 43130 is a very lucrative career indeed. Certified nursing assistants may also be known as Caregivers, Supported Living Assistants, Caregiver Companions, Home Health Aides, Resident Care Specialists, Nursing Aides or Nurse Technicians, but regardless of job title, a certified nursing assistant assists registered nurses in the care of patients or clients in city} Ohio 43130. Salary in…
  • CNA Classes in Galloway, OH (43119)

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:36 am
    Do you want to pursue a career as a certified nursing assistant? Do you want to know how much does a certified nursing assistant makes each year? Being a certified nursing assistant or a CNA in Galloway Ohio 43119 is a very lucrative career indeed. Certified nursing assistants may also be known as Caregivers, Supported Living Assistants, Caregiver Companions, Home Health Aides, Resident Care Specialists, Nursing Aides or Nurse Technicians, but regardless of job title, a certified nursing assistant assists registered nurses in the care of patients or clients in city} Ohio 43119. Salary in…
  • CNA Classes in Jeffersonville, OH (43128)

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:36 am
    Do you want to pursue a career as a certified nursing assistant? Do you want to know how much does a certified nursing assistant makes each year? Being a certified nursing assistant or a CNA in Jeffersonville Ohio 43128 is a very lucrative career indeed. Certified nursing assistants may also be known as Caregivers, Supported Living Assistants, Caregiver Companions, Home Health Aides, Resident Care Specialists, Nursing Aides or Nurse Technicians, but regardless of job title, a certified nursing assistant assists registered nurses in the care of patients or clients in city} Ohio 43128. Salary…
  • CNA Classes in Commercial Point, OH (43116)

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:36 am
    Do you want to pursue a career as a certified nursing assistant? Do you want to know how much does a certified nursing assistant makes each year? Being a certified nursing assistant or a CNA in Commercial Point Ohio 43116 is a very lucrative career indeed. Certified nursing assistants may also be known as Caregivers, Supported Living Assistants, Caregiver Companions, Home Health Aides, Resident Care Specialists, Nursing Aides or Nurse Technicians, but regardless of job title, a certified nursing assistant assists registered nurses in the care of patients or clients in city} Ohio 43116. Salary…
  • CNA Classes in Haydenville, OH (43127)

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:36 am
    Do you want to pursue a career as a certified nursing assistant? Do you want to know how much does a certified nursing assistant makes each year? Being a certified nursing assistant or a CNA in Haydenville Ohio 43127 is a very lucrative career indeed. Certified nursing assistants may also be known as Caregivers, Supported Living Assistants, Caregiver Companions, Home Health Aides, Resident Care Specialists, Nursing Aides or Nurse Technicians, but regardless of job title, a certified nursing assistant assists registered nurses in the care of patients or clients in city} Ohio 43127. Salary in…
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    Jack Curtin's LIQUID DIET

  • If a monk is chatty, where might he go?

    Jack Curtin
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Apparently, Phoenixville.
  • Is Founders “craft” identity foundering?

    Jack Curtin
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:46 pm
    According to an article in this afternoon’s Craft Beer Daily, the new partnership between Founders Brewing Co. and Spain’s Mahou San Miguel could well mean that the popular Michigan brewery will be dropped from the Brewers Association’s list of  craft brewers because “Mahou is not a ‘small’ brewery (the company produced more than 10 million barrels in 2010).” Mahou now has a 30% stake in Founders. Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki’s reaction to all this, as quoted later in the story: “We sold 30% of our company to another brewery. Yet, if we…
  • The Nostalgia Series: Every Day Is April Fool’s Day (Beer Yard 2010 – 2011)

    Jack Curtin
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:29 am
    Long ago and far away, when we were young and excited and could all laugh at one another, April 1 was always a special day at the Beer Yard website (as it was and still is for many others), and as part of retelling our craft beer history in the Nostalgia Series, I figured some laughs would be more than appropriate. This is the final April Fool’s installment. I hope you got a few good laughs out of it all. Flying Fish Pulls the Plug on Exit Series Using a high class line of beers to remind people about the Jersey Turnpike was a “truly bad idea,” owner Gene Muller now says…
  • The Nostalgia Series: (Liquid Diet “Best of…” 2009)

    Jack Curtin
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:09 pm
    (Over the years, I have written my account of the beginning of the good beer revolution in this part of the world in many articles and venues. Here’s what I was thinking six years ago. One of a set, collect them all.) 2009: It was fun while it lasted. Posted on December 21, 2009, 11:24 am by Jack Curtin It’s time for Uncle Jack’s Annual Local Beer Awards Show once again! Actually, it’s about a week ahead of time, but when you have a major snow storm that kills the whole weekend and gives the staff a lot of free time to write, this is what happens. We’ve done this like they do…
  • The Nostalgia Series: Every Day Is April Fool’s Day (Beer Yard 2007)

    Jack Curtin
    17 Aug 2015 | 9:33 am
    Long ago and far away, when we were young and excited and could all laugh at one another, April 1 was always a special day at the Beer Yard website (as it was and still is for many others), and as part of retelling our craft beer history in the Nostalgia Series, I figured some laughs would be more than appropriate. And so here we go, back to April 1, 2007 and the stories that appeared that morning. Bryson Finds The Apple Of His Eye After celebrating the session-ness of session beers, famous writer moves on to ciders Lew Bryson, the acclaimed drinks writer who has taken the nation by storm…
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  • Denver Rare Beer Tasting VII Releases Beer List

    8 Aug 2015 | 1:49 pm
    DENVER, CO – The list of beers that will be poured by 50 of America’s top craft brewers at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting VII has been released by Pints for Prostates.The prostate cancer awareness event will be held on Sept. 25 in Colorado during the same weekend as the Great American Beer Festival. VIP tickets for the event sold out in less than three hours, but a very limited supply of general admission tickets are still available for the tasting.  The Denver Rare Beer Tasting VII features rare, exotic and vintage beers and the opportunity to meet the men and women who made…
  • Pints for Prostates Ultimate European Beer Tour Scheduled for Oct. 8-18, 2015

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – has put together a special beer tour of Belgium, Germany and the Czech Republic to benefit Pints for Prostates. The guided beer adventure will take place from Oct. 8-18, 2015. The nine night dream trip includes stops in Brussels, Cologne, Bamberg and Prague.  The trip includes beer tastings, escorted pub crawls, guided city walks, brewery tours, special beer and food pairing meals, and more. is offering this special Pints for Prostates group tour to Europe to the public on a limited basis at $2,995 (+ air) based on double occupancy ($635…
  • Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI Beer List Features Exotic Brews from 50 Leading Craft Brewers

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    DENVER, CO – Pints for Prostates has released a list of beers that 50 brewers are scheduled to pour beer at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI on Oct. 3. The prostate cancer awareness event will be held during the same weekend as the Great American Beer Festival. The Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI features the chance to sample rare, exotic and vintage beers and the opportunity to meet the men and women who made them. “The Denver Rare Beer Tasting is about the passion and craftsmanship behind some of America’s hardest to find brews,” said Rick Lyke, founder of Pints for Prostates.
  • Brewery List Released for Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:53 am
    Tickets Now on Sale for Oct. 3 Pints for Prostates Awareness Event DENVER, CO – A final list of 50 brewers committed to pour beer at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI has been released by Pints for Prostates.  The prostate cancer awareness event will be held on Oct. 3 in Colorado during the same weekend as the Great American Beer Festival. The Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI features the chance to sample rare, exotic and vintage beers from 50 of America’s top craft breweries and the opportunity to meet the men and women who made them.  “We are excited by the support of a…
  • Seattle Artisan Beer Tasting Brewery and Beer List Released

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    SEATTLE – The brewery and beer list for the inaugural Seattle Artisan Beer Tasting on Aug. 16 has been released. The Pints for Prostatesbenefit event featuring a collection of more than two dozen artisan beers and food will be held in two sessions at the Pike Brewing Beer Garden on a roof top with a magnificent view of Puget Sound. Presented by DRAFT Magazine  and sponsored by Dendreon, the Seattle-based biotechnology company that targets cancer, the event featuressome of America’s leading craft brewers along with selected classic imported brews will be poured at the outdoor…
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    Pete Brown

  • The simple reason why anti-alcohol campaigners fail to understand British drinking habits

    Pete Brown
    7 Aug 2015 | 4:52 am
    Despite alcohol consumption and binge drinking continuing to fall, we're still being warned that we drink too much. Coverage of the latest research reveals that we're talking at cross-purposes.When I wrote my second book, Three Sheets to the Wind, I made a big deal about binge drinking in the UK compared to other countries. Despite having listed up to 200 words to describe drunkenness in Man Walks into a Pub, it struck me that we didn't have a good word to describe the state between drunkenness and sobriety.For Three Sheets I travelled through fourteen different countries exploring beer…
  • Another summer of beer - check out these live events!

    Pete Brown
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:53 am
    Every summer, the amount of beery events happening everywhere seems to multiply. Over the next few weeks, I'm taking two new event formats out for a spin.Firstly, there's a talk to support my new part-crowdfunded book, What Are You Drinking? If you missed it, this is a new venture with award-winning publishers Unbound, where you can crowdfund the publishing costs of a book, and in return get an exclusive edition of the book that's a bit classier than the one that will eventually go on sale as normal in bookshops and on Amazon etc, and all copies of the book will have your name in the back as…
  • How Big Lager Lost The Plot And Developed Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    Pete Brown
    3 Jun 2015 | 5:24 am
    As anyone who has read Man Walks into a Pub will know, my entry into the world of beer was via Big Lager. I loved lager ads when I was growing up as a teenager. Later, once I was helping make those ads, I was fascinated by the tribal loyalty people had to their favourite beer brands. If you were a group of mates in your twenties, Carling or Heineken or Carlsberg was like another one of your gang, always there when all the best times happened. In research groups you sometimes do an exercise where you ask people to imagine what brands would be like if they were people at a party. Beer…
  • Why SABMiller's acquisition of Meantime is a good thing.

    Pete Brown
    15 May 2015 | 5:36 am
    I wasn't going to write about this because I'm too busy and I don't have time. But I've read too many comments about it and I can't help myself.Just to be clear, I'm not an apologist for big, corporate brands, OK? And I'll fight with anyone who says I am.I think most people who love craft beer, good beer, real ale, interesting flavourful beer, whatever you want to call it, share a belief that mass market consumerism and the centralising of production into ever fewer, ever bigger corporations, goes hand-in-hand with cost-cutting, homogenisation, blandness, and a triumph of style over…
  • The dawn chorus, the apple, and another forthcoming book from me

    Pete Brown
    7 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    I've managed to end up working on three new books, with three different publishers. Here's a story about the second of those three.I've already talked about my new beer book, What Are You Drinking? It's a crowdfunded project with a new type of publisher that I'm doing (a) because it's a really good model for both readers and authors and (b) my ex-editor, who made my first two beer books happen, is leading the project. It's more than 50% funded. If you haven't pledged for it yet and you're kind of intending to, please do - it'll help shorten the gap for those who have already pledged before…
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  • HefeWheaties – trend or gimmick?

    Real Beer
    13 Aug 2015 | 5:37 am
    A Minneapolis brewery has partnered with General Mills to create a limited edition beer called HefeWheaties. Not surprisingly it will be a German-style hefeweizen. General Mills stated in a press release that the beer will not actually contain Wheaties cereal, but will be representative of the Wheaties brand. Fulton Brewery plans to release the beer Aug. 26 and only in Minnesota. “We’ll see how people react to it,” said Fulton co-founder Ryan Petz. “If it’s something everybody loves, we’ll obviously consider doing it again in a bigger and more widely…
  • Craft beer production up 16%

    Real Beer
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    The craft brewing industry has continued a strong pace of growth in the first half of 2015, according to new mid-year data released by the Brewers Association. American craft beer (as defined by the BA) production volume increased 16% during the first half of the year. From January through the end of June 2015, approximately 12.2 million barrels of beer were sold by craft brewers, up from 10.6 million barrels during the first half of 2014. “Industry growth is occurring in all regions and stemming from a mix of sources including various retail settings and a variety of unique brewery…
  • New Belgium to operate small Denver brewery

    Real Beer
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:54 am
    Fort Collins-based New Belgium Brewing has announced it will operate a 10-barrel brewery The Source Hotel in Denver’s River North District. New Belgium will brew on the ground floor of the Source Hotel, with barrel aging on the eight floor in a rooftop lounge, called “The Woods”, a collaboration between New Belgium and The Source Hotel. “The Woods” will serve New Belgium beers paired with small plates and will include a snack counter and bar, sit-down dining and beer garden. “After 25 years in Ft. Collins, we’re really excited to get more deeply involved in…
  • Odell Brewing chooses employee ownership

    Real Beer
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:40 am
    Doug, Wynne and Corkie Odell are selling Odell Brewing Company, the Colorado brewery they started in 1989, to their employees. They announced Monday that they have sold 19 percent to a newly-formed employee stock option plan (ESOP), in which all 115 workers participate. A majority of the company’s stock has been sold to the Odells’ executive team, including Eric Smith, director of sales and marketing; Brendan McGivney, chief operating officer; and Chris Banks, chief financial officer. The Odells will retain 10 percent each as a family legacy. Wynne Odell will continue as chief executive…
  • Duvel, Firestone Walker combine US companies

    Real Beer
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:21 pm
    Belgian-based Duvel Moortgat and California’s Firestone Walker Brewing Company and have announced they will combine their two companies in the United States. FW founder David Walker and Adam Firestone and Michel Moortgat, CEO of Duvel Moortgat, signed an agreement earlier this week, and the transaction is expected to close later this year. Because it is an agreement between two private companies no financial or contractual details will be disclosed. The companies announced the deal simultaneously with press releases and by using social media. Walker and Firestone stated: “The…
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    Shut up about Barclay Perkins

  • Bottled Stout in the 1950's - Standard Stouts 65-70% attenuation

    3 Sep 2015 | 12:05 am
    The biggest surprise is that I’m still rambling across the moorland of 1950’s Stout. Surely I must eventually come across a pub? As we gradually move our way down the attenuation scale, you’ll see the FGs rise and ABVs fall. Which is only logical. Though we’ve still got a way to go down that particular road.There’s a considerable variation in price, not always that directly related to strength. The cheapest, Greenall’s Oatmeal Stout was just 21d – 8.75p in modern money – while the dearest, Mackeson cost 32d (13.33p). That’s almost 50% more, despite there being little…
  • Partnership opportunity

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Calling online home brewing supplies, er, suppliers. I've a partnership opportunity.It's all part of a dramatic development - possibly the most cataclysmic event ever - here at SUABP. Get in touch via the gadget thing if you're interested.
  • Let's Brew Wednesday - 1955 Flowers IPA

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:05 am
    I’m sticking with my 1950’s Flowers theme. There is sort of a point to it. No, not sort of. There is a point.To show the full range of beers coming out of a brewery in the 1950’s. In some cases, it’s surprisingly few. Not at Flowers. They brewed at least nine beers 4 Pale Ales, and one each of IPA, Mild, Brown Ale, Strong Ale and Stout. Though, a bit like many modern English brewers, they had several Pale Ales of fairly similar gravities. One of which we’re looking at now: IPA.I don’t know if this was a draught beer as well as bottled. But it looks very similar to a type I…
  • DDR Beer Styles (part two)

    1 Sep 2015 | 12:05 am
    I realised there’s lots more information in TGL 7764 that’s interesting. Well, to me. I can’t speak for anyone else.We’ll be looking at some of the more technical aspects. Such as which ingredients, and in which quantities, were required for each style. And stuff like packaging, shelflife and pasteurisation.Beginning with the ingredients, I can now see a difference between Deutsches Pilsator and Deutsches Pilsner Spezial: the latter contained slightly more malt. Unsurprisingly, low-alcohol beers like Einfachbier and Doppel-Karamelbier have minimal hopping, considerably lower than even…
  • Draught Bitter in 1960

    31 Aug 2015 | 12:05 am
    Table time again. The words are still rationed, owing to me having spoken too much last weekend. I don’t have an infinite supply of these things, you know.Having obtained some fresh, juicy numbers, courtesy of Boak and Bailey, I thought I’d do something with them. As 1960 marks the end of the period I’m currently focussing on, it seems a good excuse to take a look at the state of British beer then. Boak and Bailey’s data came from a Which? Report into beer from 1960. It’s hard to imagine how much in the dark drinkers were about the strength of the beer back then. Brewers were very…
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    The Barley Blog

  • Southern Tier Gemini

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:15 am
    The post, Southern Tier Gemini, first appeared on The Barley Blog. Southern Tier Gemini is a beer I’ve had in the past, but hadn’t seen it in quite some time. Apparently the brewery had retired it back in 2012, only having resurrected a revised version of the brew last year. Fans of the beer should note that this is not the same Gemini as back then. […] The post, Southern Tier Gemini, first appeared on The Barley Blog.
  • Coronado Brewing Senor Saison

    1 Sep 2015 | 11:04 am
    The post, Coronado Brewing Senor Saison, first appeared on The Barley Blog. Of the many recent trends in beer the past couple of years, there’s actually one that I am pretty fond of — recipes that utilize chili peppers. Whether it be a rich stout with chipotle peppers or a serrano-infused saison, I have found many beery experiments to enjoy. So far, the only pepper that I […] The post, Coronado Brewing Senor Saison, first appeared on The Barley Blog.
  • Hardywood Vinalia Urbana

    31 Aug 2015 | 4:46 am
    The post, Hardywood Vinalia Urbana, first appeared on The Barley Blog. My mind isn’t always operating on all cylinders all the time. Such was the case when happening across this new brew from Hardywood Park. My first thought was, “Why the Hell would anyone brew a beer with Vidalia onions!?” Thankfully, my puddle of gray matter sorted itself out and I added Vinalia Urbana to the […] The post, Hardywood Vinalia Urbana, first appeared on The Barley Blog.
  • Delirium Argentum

    28 Aug 2015 | 4:08 am
    The post, Delirium Argentum, first appeared on The Barley Blog. Delirium Tremens was one of, if not the first, Belgian ale that I crossed paths with so many years ago. I remember distinctly sipping on it and wondering how this could be beer — and instantly falling in love. So when I got wind of Delirium Argentum, the 25th anniversary celebration of the Delirium brand, […] The post, Delirium Argentum, first appeared on The Barley Blog.
  • Evil Twin Sour Bikini

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    The post, Evil Twin Sour Bikini, first appeared on The Barley Blog. Normally, I try and start off these reviews with an anecdote or some background information about the beer in focus. This time, I’m just going to lead with the fact that I really, really liked Evil Twin Sour Bikini. I mean, the beer beer is packed with lemony tartness and weighs a mere 3% ABV […] The post, Evil Twin Sour Bikini, first appeared on The Barley Blog.
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    The Beer Nut

  • Mission creep

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:14 am
    I'd only gone to DrinkStore for one specific beer but forgot it had been a few weeks since I was last in, so there was lots of new and previously untasted Irish beer to try. The purpose of my visit was Crossroads, an IPA from Kinnegar which rebadges a one-off called Roadtrip brewed exclusively for McHugh's off licences earlier this year. To my shame I've never been to either McHugh's branches, but was still kinda glad that the re-release has saved me an excursion to the northern suburbs. Crossroads pours an autumnal burnt ochre colour and smells quite caramelly, though there's definitely a…
  • Meet the Hebrews

    31 Aug 2015 | 12:45 am
    Tom is a beer geek from Israel, currently seconded to a work project in Dublin. Back in June he offered to bring some beers over from home for a tasting. A group of us got together in the Bull & Castle one quiet Sunday afternoon to get an idea of what's happening in the Israeli craft beer scene.Under Tom's direction we started, perhaps unusually, with an Oak Porter from Negev brewery. It's only 5% ABV but smells a lot stronger. It doesn't look great in the glass, all murky and opaque. The wood has been laid on very thick with massive amounts of vanillin and a sharper lactic quality…
  • Pre-festival festivals

    27 Aug 2015 | 12:55 am
    The biggest event in the Irish beer calendar kicks off this evening at the RDS in Dublin. I understand there'll be about 40 Irish breweries at the 2015 Irish Craft Beer Festival and we've been promised lots of new and special editions. And we're more likely to actually find them too, since the event has been sensibly reduced to a three-day run. But it's far from the first beer festival we've seen in these parts this summer. Earlier this month there were a couple of preliminaries.To the Harbour Bar in sunny Bray, first, which held a two-day event at the beginning of the month, inviting a…
  • Mersey treat

    24 Aug 2015 | 12:23 am
    I was given a hotel voucher for Christmas and, after performing full due diligence on the opportunities it offered, decided that one night in Liverpool was the most economical way to make use of it. So on a sunny Saturday morning in late July, myself and herself hopped over the Irish Sea, arriving in Albert Dock in time for coffee at the Tate and a cheery stroll around the International Museum of Slavery.A beer was in order next and we went the long way about it, taking the Mersey Ferries cruise (surprisingly good) over and around to Birkenhead, where Gallagher's Pub and Barber's is a short…
  • Out of the darkness

    20 Aug 2015 | 12:26 am
    Rooting around at the back of the beer fridge turned up this pair. I don't know how long they've been sitting there but a couple of years at least. Both are tripels from the Westoek brewery in Flanders, though they're quite different from each other.Westoek X was just over a year past its best-before and took revenge on my neglect by spewing violently as soon as the cap came off. What was left was a largely headless pale gold tripel, liberally infused with yeasty bits. It's fairly inoffensive stuff, the grainy flavour more that of a Belgian blonde than a tripel, which matches its 6% ABV.
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    The Brew Lounge

  • Beer Calendar: What To Do in September 2015

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    And, just like that, we're back to school. Time to lament where the summer went, how the kids got another year older, and how time just generally flies too quickly. Luckily you've got this here lil beer calendar to soothe your mental anguish. Sales of my new book Beer Lover's Mid-Atlantic is continue to hum along quite nicely. You'll see below how I'm participating in the annual Beer Yard,
  • Weekly Beer Calendar Update: August 27 - August 31

    27 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    Not too shabby for the last five days of August, eh? Also, please keep my book events in mind where I'm talking beer, selling/signing books, and in some cases tasting beer with anyone who shows up. The events thus far have been successful and I'm looking forward to keeping it going. Labor Day weekend will find me at The Beer Yard in Wayne, Pa. with a table full of books along side of some great
  • Weekly Beer Calendar Update: August 20 - August 26

    20 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    Trust you're staying cool and hydrated here in the dog days of summer. As you're thinking end of summer vacations and back to school, know that your beer events calendar is still chock full for you with plenty of pleasant distraction available. Also, please keep my book events in mind where I'm talking beer, selling/signing books, and in some cases tasting beer with anyone who shows up. The
  • Weekly Beer Calendar Update: August 13 - August 19

    13 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    And the beat goes on. Another nice weekly array of beer events in and around Philadelphia. Also, please keep my book events in mind where I'm talking beer, selling/signing books, and in some cases tasting beer with anyone who shows up. The events thus far have been successful and I'm looking forward to keeping it going. I've got four days coming up in the Pittsburgh area and whole bunch of
  • Weekly Beer Calendar Update: August 6 - August 12

    6 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    A full calendar follows below with at least one beer-y thing to do each of the next seven days. And nicely spread across the region to boot. No excuses; get out there and drink it up! Also, please keep my book events in mind where I'm talking beer, selling/signing books, and in some cases tasting beer with anyone who shows up. The events thus far have been successful and I'm looking forward to
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  • Simon Williams hits the bull’s eye about what’s wrong with GBBF and why the London Craft Beer Festival is so much better

    Martyn Cornell
    21 Aug 2015 | 7:05 am
    I don’t think I’ve ever read a blogpost I agreed with more than Simon Wiliams of CAMRGB’s take on the Great British Beer Festival at Olympia last week versus the London Craft Beer Festival, also last week, in Hackney. Read it here. Basically, the problem with the GBBF, 40 years on from the very first one in Covent Garden, is that it’s utterly unimaginative, dull, unengaging and uninspiring. Too much of the beer is too samey (mind, that’s a reflection of the state of the British small brewing scene), and while there are interesting and challenging beers to find,…
  • The porter in Majorca tastes like what it oughter

    Martyn Cornell
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:31 am
    If you want a single statistic that shows how the craft beer movement has become a world-wide phenomenon, let it be this: there are now seven eight craft breweries on the Mediterranean island of Majorca. Miquel and Felipe Amorós of Beer Lovers brewery, Alcuida, Majorca They are part of the spectacular rise in new small breweries which means  almost 300 craft breweries across the whole of Spain, 600 in France, 800 in Italy and so on. Life is a little different on Majorca from, say, Italy, where Italian craft brewers are making much-admired pilsner-style brews: no Mallorcan brewer makes a…
  • Strange Tales of Ale – ideal summer reading for the beach-bound beer fan

    21 Jul 2015 | 5:44 am
    Of all the different styles of books about beer, the old-fashioned anecdotal ramble, as exemplified by John Bickerdyke’s classic Curiosities of Ale and Beer from 1889, or Richard Boston’s Beer and Skittles from the 1970s, seems to be the rarest. I’m delighted, therefore, to be able to add to the genre with Strange Tales of Ale, a collection of 28 stories involving beer, brewing, breweries or pubs in some way. Regular readers of this blog will have come across many – though not all – of the stories in Strange Tales of Ale here over the years, as the book is a bit of a…
  • Ciao Biella: an Italian family brewery woos the bloggerati

    Martyn Cornell
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:55 pm
    You can hardly get fresher beer than from a bottle snatched off the production line by the managing director of the brewery, only seconds after it had been filled and capped – and, indeed, it’s excellent, cold, refreshingly flavourful and welcome, even at 10.30 in the morning. Mind, there are few or no Anglo-Saxon breweries where this would be possible, since health’n’safety barriers would be in place to prevent anyone from being able to reach across into the filling machinery and grab a passing bottle from the conveyor. However, this is Italy: while in a British brewery everybody…
  • The three-threads mystery and the birth of porter: the answer is …

    Martyn Cornell
    5 Jun 2015 | 2:15 am
    One of the biggest mysteries in the history of beer concerns a drink called three-threads, and its exact place in the early history of porter. Three-threads was evidently a mixed beer sold in the alehouses of London in the time of the last Stuart monarchs, William III and his sister-in-law Anne, about 1690 to 1714. For more than 200 years, it has been linked with the development of porter: but the story that said porter was invented to replace three-threads was written eight decades and more after the events it claimed to record, and the description that the “replaced by porter”…
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    Brookston Beer Bulletin

  • Beer In Ads #1666: Why? “To Keep The Girlish Figure”

    Jay Brooks
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Wednesday’s ad is for Miller Lite, most likely from 1987 or 88. When comedian Joe Piscopo left Saturday Night Live in 1984, after four seasons, he did a few films — I did like Johnny Dangerously — and around 1987 and 1988 did television and print ads for Miller Lite. In this one, the tagline... [[Click through to the Bulletin for full content]]
  • Patent No. PP14127P2: Hop Plant Named “VGXP01” (a.k.a. Amarillo)

    Jay Brooks
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Today in 2003, US Patent PP14127 P2 was issued, an invention of Paul A. Gamache, Bernard J. Gamache, and Steven J. Gamache, for their “Hop Plant Named ‘VGXP01.'” Here’s the Abstract: The new hop plant variety named ‘VGXP01’ is notable for its unique, pleasant aroma and relatively... [[Click through to the Bulletin for full content]]
  • Beer In Ads #1665: Welcome To The Inns Of Britain

    Jay Brooks
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:28 pm
    Tuesday’s ad is from the English brewer’s “Beer is Best” campaign, from 1951. The campaign began in 1933, and ran for 30 years, and this one shows an idyllic country pub — The Axe and Compass — with a conspicuous church spire behind it. It almost appears that they’re trying to either... [[Click through to the Bulletin for full content]]
  • Patent No. 325316A: Beer-Faucet

    Jay Brooks
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:50 am
    Today in 1885, US Patent 325316 A was issued, an invention of Edward A. Byrne, for his “Beer-Faucet.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary: Our invention comprises a novel construed of those faucets having air-inlets, and which are employed more... [[Click through to the Bulletin for full content]]
  • Beer In Ads #1664: Daisy, Daisy

    Jay Brooks
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Monday’s ad is another one for Guinness, this time from 1937. This is an odd little ad. A couple — who to my eyes look almost identical except for their clothing — had to stop while bicycling through the countryside. While he tried to fix the bike, she sensibly fixed lunch. Yet he seems... [[Click through to the Bulletin for full content]]
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    Hoosier Beer Geek: A Beer Blog for Indiana, from Indianapolis

  • Barrels on Bonna: BOBFest

    30 Aug 2015 | 6:40 pm
    Yup, another beer festival.But for Indy, it is not just another beer festival.It is a festival dedicated to barrel aged beers.  And that excites me.  If you know me (and some of you do), you know how much I love beers aged in barrels.  Festivals that are dedicated to styles or variations (like Upland's Midwest Sour + Wild + Funk Fest) are a much needed addition to our beer festival scene.  And I am happy that Black Acre Brewing is taking it on.You can find the details at, but here is the breakdown...Date and Time: Saturday, October 10, 2015;…
  • Work 4 Beer: CANvitational 2015

    12 Aug 2015 | 5:21 pm
    From time to time, Hoosier Beer Geek is able to offer volunteer opportunities at beer events and festivals.  This is one of those times. We only have 20 slots available.  CANvitationalWhen: Saturday, September 12Time Commitment: 10am-7pm Where: Pan Am Plaza and Georgia Street-Shirts, a box meal, and beverages will be provided-All volunteers must be 21+ -Volunteers must check in at the start of the festival and check out at the end. Important!If you do not have a valid Indiana server's permit, we would greatly appreciate it if you would fill out an…
  • In One Week! The Finale of the HBG Old Bloggers Tour at La Margarita!

    10 Jul 2015 | 8:15 pm
    It looks like it will be a great week to be an Indianapolis area beer drinker next week.  In case you did not know, there is a little beer festival on Saturday, July 18th in Military Park.  Leading up to the festival are a series of other events, including the kick off of the HBG Old Bloggers Tour...JONNIE! COUGAR! LIVE! Ever since we saw him eating tamalas, we knew that Jim Matt was destined for great things.  He spent a lot of time in Indiana, but now he is in Cincinnati brewing some of our favorite beers for Rhinegeist Brewing.  You can't get Rhinegeist beers here…
  • In One Week! Opening Night of the HBG Old Bloggers Tour at Mass Ave Pub!

    9 Jul 2015 | 3:52 pm
    It looks like it will be a great week to be an Indianapolis area beer drinker next week.  In case you did not know, there is a little beer festival on Saturday, July 18th in Military Park.  Leading up to the festival are a series of other events, including the kick off of the HBG Old Bloggers Tour...GET OFF MY LAWN! A celebration of lawnmower/front porch/summertime beers will be at Mass Ave Pub on Thursday, July 16th, 6:30pm. Thanks to Tracy Robertson's poor choice in friends (namely, us and another group), she is letting us bring in a curated selection of beers.  Beers to be…
  • Not Dead Yet: the HBG Old Bloggers Tour

    7 Jun 2015 | 4:43 pm
    So you may have noticed that there hasn't been much activity here at  Or maybe you haven't.  We have been asked if Hoosier Beer Geek is dead.  And our answer has been...We don't know.  As anyone who has created a popular website (in our mind) knows, it takes a lot of work to keep up and stay relevant.  When we first started, there were not a lot of outlets for those that enjoyed micro/craft/local/whatever beers.  Years later, everybody is blogging... everybody is tweeting... and our crew was challenged to stay updated on events, new beers,…
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    MNBeer - Craft beer news from the Twin Cities, Minnesota, Minneapolis, St. Paul and beyond

  • Fulton HefeWheaties is Available Today

    26 Aug 2015 | 8:10 am
    Soooo…. we’re guessing you’ve heard a bit about Fulton’s American Hefeweizen, HefeWheaties. Although no Wheaties were harmed in the crafting of said beer, the beer (just like Wheaties) is composed primarily of wheat. The fine folks at Fulton describe it as an easygoing 4.7% ABV with citrus notes courtesy of Rakau, Galaxy, Mandarina Bavaria, and ...
  • Surly Rhubarb Farmhouse Ale at Chipotle Cultivate Festival Saturday

    21 Aug 2015 | 10:56 am
    No doubt you’ve heard that Chipotle’s Cultivate Festival is returning to Loring Park on Saturday. And once again, they’ve teamed up with our friends from Surly Brewing Company to brew an exclusive seasonal offering for the event. In addition to celebrating all things good (i.e. food, music, beer and ideas), the event will include the ...
  • Return to the Land of 10,000 Beers

    20 Aug 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Foot longs. The Dairy Barn. Ye Old Mill. People watching. Seed art. Yard sticks. Fleet Farm t-shirts. Motley Crue and Slaughter blaring in the Midway. Things on sticks… sometimes ridiculous things on sticks, in fact. Deep-fried everything. More people watching. Aaah, the Minnesota State Fair. Oh, and beer. Local beer. The important stuff. The Minnesota ...
  • Red Cow “Cowlaboration” No. 2 with Lift Bridge

    20 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    We love collaborations. Hell, we’re even down for “cowlaborations,” provided that the brewers keep our bovine friends out of the mash tun. (In a bun, of course, is just fine.) In any case, here’s just such a cowlaboration: Red Cow and Lift Bridge Brewing Co., are teaming up for a special beer release this weekend, the second beer ...
  • More Nobel Star Beers from Schell’s on the Horizon

    16 Aug 2015 | 1:48 pm
    To be frank, I’ve really been digging the Noble Star series of beers from August Schell. From the first offering to the very latest, I’ve really enjoyed the various takes on Berliner Weisse beers. So if you’re like me, you’re curious as to what’s next. We hid in the bushes outside of Jace Marti’s home ...
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  • Craft Beer Is Booming In New Zealand 2015

    23 Aug 2015 | 1:57 am
    The ANZ Bank has come out with the most detailed report on the New Zealand Craft Beer industry ever. (if you want to check it out go HERE to download the .pdf file ). Craft Beer is booming in New Zealand in 2015 Here are the highlights from the report. NZ Craft Beer 13% of total beer sales. (up from 9% in 2013) Off premise craft beer sales up 42% Total beer volume down 12% since 2008 80% of craft brewers were in business to follow their passion, compared to 25% of those in other industries NZ Craft Beer exports to Asia have more than doubled in the past two years. China represented over…
  • Craft Beer VS Wine in New Zealand

    19 Aug 2015 | 1:04 am
    When Epic Pale Ale was launched nearly 10 years ago it was possibly the most aggressively hopped beer on the market. Huge hop aroma and huge hop flavour. After 18 months of doing tastings, and sampling I got a clear message from the market that the beer wasn’t like what people’s expectations of beer was. Beer drinkers were going straight to the fridge and looking for the green bottled premium lager that was on special for $19.99 a dozen. They were only loyal to the price point and not the brand. The interesting observation I made at the time was a lot of feedback from people was…
  • Beer Writer of the Year 2015 – Bartlett and Corfe

    7 Jul 2015 | 2:27 pm
    After my recent attention grabbing headline “Beer Writer of the Year 2015 – Martin Craig” which not only drove a large amount traffic to , but also gave me a bit of feedback to reflect on. On reflection, I admit the headline was designed to grab attention, but also brought attention to a great blog, which most people that visited got value from. Secondly I realise I was remiss not to have considered other blogs, the first of which jumps to mind is Bartlett and Corfe. This blog written by Messrs Ned Bartlett and Jonathan Corfe is in a slightly different style,…
  • Question: How much ethanol can you get from yeast slurry?

    6 Jul 2015 | 6:40 pm
    You may have seen DB in the news recently “saving the world” with Brewtroleum Can someone explain to me, as I’d love to know, how you get 30,000 litres of ethanol from 58,000 litres of yeast slurry? The way I understand it, there would be beer left in this slurry, lets be generous and say 50% is beer. Lets assume it is high gravity beer, pre dilution, so maybe 8% abv. 50% of 58,000 litres x 8%abv = 2,320 litres of 100% ethanol. 100% of 58,000 litres x 8%abv = 4,640 litres ethanol. How do you get 30,000 litres of ethanol? Maybe I’m wrong, and have misinterpreted the…
  • Beer Writer of the Year 2015 – Martin Craig

    21 Jun 2015 | 8:32 pm
    You should check out the new blog by beer writer Martin Craig. He only kicked this off about three weeks ago, but if he keeps writing like this he definitely deserves to be the New Zealand Beer Writer of the Year 2015. His writing is informative, thoughtful and in-depth, and he is prolific. Sign up to receive emails. It’s posts like Brewing hub plans for Upper Hutt that give you the scoop on what’s happening at a local level. Information like this you just wouldn’t know about, but thanks to Martin for writing about it.   About and Martin Craig…
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    STL Hops - A St. Louis Beer Blog

  • Week of 08/28/15 Beer Tastings

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:42 am
    Today, from 4PM to 6PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will hold its weekly Friday beer tasting in which they will be pouring: Avery Perzik Saison, Great Divide 21st Anniversary American Sour, Great Divide Lasso IPA CANS,  Summit Unchained Make it So ESB with Earl Grey Tea, 4 Hands Resurrected IPA, and this week’s classic beer sampling will be Pinkus Munster Ale. Additional information can be found at their blog. Craft Beer Cellar in Clayton continues its Friday Night Flight of the Week tonight from 7-9PM featuring Prairie Pirate Noir, Prairie OK-Si – Tequila Barrel…
  • Winner of Two Tickets to Craft on Tap

    28 Aug 2015 | 8:36 am
    I’m happy to announce the winner of two tickets to the Craft on Tap event taking place tomorrow is Jonathan “Chuck” McGuire! Congrats to Chuck and thank you all for entering.  Also big thank you to the City of Clayton and Craft Beer Cellar for offering up tickets to the festival. A few tickets are still available for tomorrow’s event, which is taking place from 1PM to 5PM. You can purchase tickets here. Stay tunes as we’ll have more tickets soon!
  • 2015 Midsummer Nightmare at iTAP CWE

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Do you know what’s a wonder of the modern age?  Air conditioning. Why am I waxing on about modern conveniences on a beer blog?  Because I hear too many people talk about not wanting stouts during the summer. I’m not advocating drinking a 13% beer after mowing the grass (though, there isn’t anything wrong with that.)  But, there is no reason not to enjoy some big beer after work in the comfort of your temperature-controlled home. Do you know who has air conditioning and awesome beer?  The International Tap House in Central West End. While their beer selection is awesome…
  • Contest: Two Tickets to Craft on Tap Festival

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:28 am
    The City of Clayton partnered with Craft Beer Cellar to put on the Craft on Tap taking place this Saturday, August 29th from 1PM to 5PM. Our friends at CBC have provided us two tickets to this event for a super-fast contest. This $70 value will allow you to partake in this fun new festival. All you need to do is email with the subject of 2015 Craft on Tap A couple of quick notes: If you’ve won something from STL Hops in the past 6 months, please be cool and let someone else enter. If you can follow the bolded directions above. If you don’t follow the rules,…
  • Week of 08/21/15 Beer Tastings

    21 Aug 2015 | 9:26 am
    Today, from 4PM to 6PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will hold its weekly Friday beer tasting in which they will be pouring: Delirium Argentum 25, Sierra Nevada Harvest Newly Developed Hop IPA, Sudwerk Farmers Market Citrus Gose, Sudwerk Cascaderade India Pale Lager, Prairie Artisan Ales – Funky Gold Mosaic Sour, and this week’s classic beer sampling will be Trappistes Rochefort 10 Quad. Additional information can be found at their blog. Also on Wednesday, the Naked Vine holds a beer tasting from 5-7PM. This tasting will give you a chance to try some of Naked…
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  • Equity for chumps

    3 Sep 2015 | 1:12 am
    This post is written by Arthur and the views expressed are his. In May this year, James Watt and Martin Dickie, co-founders of BrewDog and ostensibly grown adults, pretended to steal a helicopter and drop taxidermy "fat cats" in parachutes over the City of London*. The reason for these dull theatrics was to celebrate raising £5 million in the first 3 weeks of the Equity for Punks 4 (EFP4)
  • My first encounter with an Arrogant Bastard

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:00 pm
    ... was like looking in a mirror. My first encounter with the Californian beer of the same name, however, was the subject of a blog post here in August 2007. Apparently Brew Dog and Stone - who make Arrogant Bastard - are about to do some sort of transatlantic link-up. I don't follow these things so have no details, but thought republishing this might be topical. The conclusion's a nice soundbite
  • Dear Mum, craft beer is...

    1 Sep 2015 | 11:18 pm
    This post is by John "Jesus John" West, with any opinions unintentional. Follow him on twitter. Text from my mother. Boy, what a can of worms she's opened! #craftbeer — John West (@jwestjourno) August 31, 2015 Dear Mum, First off, you're in decent company thinking this a real head-scratcher. The week kicked off with a beer blogger brouhaha over an email from a
  • Jesus John joins the Stonch team

    1 Sep 2015 | 8:45 am
    So that makes us four: the fearless band of hardy, incorruptible bloggers at your Super Soaraway STONCH has a new member. Depending on your point of view, this makes Britain's number one beer blog even better, or simply adds another head to the hydra. Let me introduce you to "Jesus John". It's a moniker he adopted in the years following graduation from Cambridge, now a bit embarrassing for a man
  • If Punch pulls through, it's good news for the pub industry

    1 Sep 2015 | 3:28 am
    True, a 0.3% rise in net income might not seem terribly impressive, but for shareholders and creditors of Punch Taverns it's finally something to celebrate. The Morning Advertiser has the story. I think those of us who love pubs should be pleased too. The problems of Britain's number two pubco have been well documented and need not be recounted here. Between early 2009 and late 2014 I leased a
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    Musings Over a Pint

  • Bishop Flavien-Michel Malké - Victim of Islam

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:29 am
    On August 29, a brave Christian warrior moved one step closer to Sainthood when the Church beatified Bishop Flavien-Michel Malké. Bishop Malké was martyred in 1915 for refusing denounce his Christian faith and side with the "religion of peace." From National Catholic Register...Bishop Malké will be beatified Aug. 29, the 100th anniversary of his martyrdom, during a liturgy celebrated by Ignatius Youssef III Younan, the Syriac patriarch of Antioch, at the convent of Our Lady of Deliverance in Lebanon. It is expected that thousands of Syrians and Iraqis displaced by the Islamic State will…
  • Spencer Devon Rocko's Milk Stout

    1 Sep 2015 | 5:41 am
    As I often do when I'm headed out to enjoy good beer, I contemplated my beer selection during the drive downtown for Sunday brunch at Spencer Devon Brewery. In this instance, my choice was going to be easy. At last week's Virginia Craft Brewers Cup, the Fredericksburg brewery was awarded a Bronze medal in the Stout category for its Rocko's Milk Stout. I had realized that was the one Spencer Devon beer I had never ordered. There's no specific reason for that oversight, other than I'm typically an IPA or Pale Ale kind of guy.Rocko's Milk Stout pours a very dark brown color with a thin beige…
  • "Empty Nest” Weekend

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:34 am
    Technically, we’re not empty nesters, we're just adjusting to our son being away at college. However, I was curious what the first weekend would bring us. It was pretty much the same as any other weekend. The weekend's highlights...Saturday:Coffee and read the paperBreakfastCoffeeCoffeeMow the lawnExerciseLunchClean gunsMovie date with Colleen! (Okay, that’s different — first one in 19 years)DinnerNetflix and Hopsecutioner IPASunday:CoffeeBreakfastCoffeeMassCoffee (I’m sensing a pattern.)Dry fire practicePhone call with son!Mid-afternoon brunch and award winning Rocko’s Milk…
  • St. Augustine, Patron Saint of Brewers

    28 Aug 2015 | 5:03 am
    August 28 is the Feast Day of St. Augustine of Hippo, one of the patron Saints of Brewers. Now considered a Doctor of the Church, Augustine led a life of debauchery until, through the ardent prayers of his mother, St. Monica, he converted to Christianity. He died in 430 A.D.St. Augustine of Hippo is the patron of brewers because of his conversion from a former life of loose living, which included parties, entertainment, and worldly ambitions. His complete turnaround and conversion has been an inspiration to many who struggle with a particular vice or habit they long to break. This…
  • Gun Shot at 73,000 fps

    26 Aug 2015 | 7:31 am
    Just because it's cool...... and pretty amazing. This does remind me of the time I was shooting facing the sun and was distracted by all the smoke and unburnt powder sparkling in the sun.You have to love Adam's reaction too. [ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]
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    The Brew Club

  • Hardknott Nuclear Sunset 4.7%

    Bob the Brit
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:26 am
    on to the beer, which was inspired by a Japanese wheat beer. The beer was to be brewed with the regulation orange peel and coriander, but to include orange juice and nutmeg. The Japanese inspiration was fermented with Sake yeast, while Hardknott chose an American ale yeast.
  • Michael Jackson 1942 – 1981

    Bob the Brit
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:48 am
    As regular Brewclub readers will know, August 30th marks the passing of Michael Jackson, 'The Beer Hunter'.
  • Sadlers Boris Citrov 4.7% ABV

    Bob the Brit
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:45 am
    something different, and it promises to be more to my taste, "a punchy orange marmalade ale, brewed with American and English hops, leading to a sweet, crisp and fruit knockout finish"
  • Buxton Far Skyline 4.9% ABV

    Bob the Brit
    17 Aug 2015 | 2:58 am
    Whoah! That's tart! That's Limoncello, a sharp Sicilian Lemon taste that takes no prisoners, the sort of tartness that sets your jaw… Lemon sherbet anybody?
  • Great British Beer Festival 2015

    Bob the Brit
    12 Aug 2015 | 6:19 am
    The GBBF is effectively the world's largest pub for the five days of the event, it's a 'must do' for any beer drinker who can make it to London for the day.
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    Bevlog | beer, wine, spirits trends | beverage blog

  • Cannabis Labeling

    Robert C. Lehrman
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:24 am
    Is it just a matter of time before TTB is scutinizing cannabis labels — for sneaky references to — wine? I hope so. That would be great. This article about cannabis beer got me to thinking about all manner of cannabinoid-related issues. Did TTB approve the label yet? Not that I can see. I don’t find any Indica label approved for this Colorado brewery so far. But I do find this Dank label, which is pretty close. The label mentions a run-in with “the man” and pounds of resinous west coast Cannabacae. Dad and Dudes (the brewer) did a wonderful job of securing some…
  • Quick, Name an Australian Beer(?)

    Robert C. Lehrman
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:09 am
    Who did not see this coming but should have? Hey Christopherson, who says beer and wine are closely related/un-related for trademark purposes? Hey Messinger thanks for telling me about this. It is common knowledge that the beer field is crowded, when it comes to trademarks. But many steps further, even the beer-fish-trademark field is crowded, it appears. Dogfish Ballast Point Yellowtail Sculpin Roosterfish Shark Attack And so on. NPR noted: American trademark law lumps breweries together with wineries and distilleries, making the naming game even chancier. A widely circulating rumor has it…
  • Here is the Bare

    Robert C. Lehrman
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:55 am
    Here is the bare minimum anyone in the beer business should know — about beer trademarks. Click below to see a video, from yesterday, by Dan Christopherson, a trademark lawyer at Lehrman Beverage Law in the Washington, DC area. Go ahead and fire away with any additional questions, and I will try to cajole Dan into answering them here. Many thanks to ShipCompliant, and Alex Oxford in particular, for making this happen. * This, for anyone disappointed about the headline. Related Posts: Rye Beer (1) Wine Trademarks in China (1) When Does Wine = Spirits? (0)
  • For Jim Beam, Puff is Enough, and No Safe Harbor is Required

    Frank Knizner, Law Clerk
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:06 pm
    A federal judge in California dismissed a class action suit against Jim Beam on August 21, 2015. The suit—Welk v. Beam Suntory Import Co.—concerned whether Beam’s use of the term “handcrafted” on its Bourbon labels is misleading to consumers. The court’s holding—that it is not misleading—and the case’s dismissal mark yet another win for Beam in a series of consumer fraud suits that have been brought against it (as well as a host of other alcohol producers) since 2014. Beam also did very well in this similar case, concerning Maker’s Mark. Welk began back in February…
  • Does this Look Like Bud?

    Robert C. Lehrman
    23 Aug 2015 | 9:34 am
    I have been a lawyer for almost 30 years now. We don’t handle a lot of litigation — but this controversy du jour raises a question. Do not court claims need to pass some red face tests? Can we allege just about anything we want, if we have a PC and a filing fee? AKA:  Does this (above) look like Bud to you? If not, should legal theories be so divorced from reality that a multinational company should be able to tell a tribunal that it does? Bud has recently alleged that the above labeling and theming tends to confuse people about how closely this beer relates to “The King of…
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    Examiner craft beer Channel Articles

  • Dahlia's Pour House

    Dave Burkey, Jacksonville Nightlife Examiner
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:56 am
    Dahlia's Pour House, in the King Street Beer District of historic Riverside, has one of the largest selections of draft craft beers in Jacksonville.They offer 85 rotating drafts and an abundance of bottles and cans...
  • America On Tap Presents: Saratoga Harvest Festival 2015

    Carol Ann Conover, NY Food & Drink Examiner
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:07 am
    Even as many of us are still trying to hang onto the bright, sunshiny days of summer, as the calendar flips into September we are confronted with the overwhelming desire to pumpkin-spice all of the things. Ready or...
  • Untapped Houston coming to Discovery Green Park

    Bryan Carey, Houston Craft Beer Examiner
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Fall is a popular season for beer festivals. Oktoberfest events are the most common type of autumn brew fest, but they are certainly not the only type, as the fall calendar is often overflowing with beer themed celebrations. One warm...
  • Starr Hill Brewery celebrates anniversary with Hopfetti Triple IPA release

    Guillermo Woolfolk, Birmingham Craft Beer Examiner
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:24 am
    The month of September marks the sixteenth anniversary for Starr Hill Brewery (Crozet, Virginia), and the brewery plans to celebrate this milestone with the release of Hopfetti Triple IPA and several other rare beers. To celebrate being the second...
  • Green Flash Treasure Chest Fest brings Polynesia to San Diego

    Don Ayres, San Diego Craft Beer Examiner
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:55 am
    Philanthropy in the craft beer industry is a fairly common thing, as most people have an issue that inspires passion. While many companies partner up with a charity because they believe in the cause, personal involvement in the fight can...
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    Should I Drink That? Craft Beer Podcast

  • Episode 114 – Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout (Should I Drink That)
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:15 am
    “This righteously flavorful imperial stout has been a favorite among our fans—and us—since its inception in 2013. In celebration of its third brewing, we’ve upped the barrel-aging quotient for 2015, adding to the mix a version of last year’s vintage that we aged in bourbon barrels for a year. This whopping, complex stout will cellar beautifully—if you can wait that long.” Beer: Stone Brewing Company Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout Show notes: Well that was an unexpected break | Podcamp Pittsburgh X – Thanks to Wigle Whiskey, Jamison’s, Cain’s Saloon and…
  • Episode 113 – The Unearthly Dead Rise (Should I Drink That)
    17 Jun 2015 | 1:50 pm
    BuBBy from Brain Gravy joins the show as we try to figure out why anyone would put Old Bay in their beer. Answer is simple. Why not? We also tackle one of the best IPAs in the land, Southern Tier Unearthly. Get your crab mallet and a helmet. This is a bumpy ride. Beers: Flying Dog Dead Rise Summer Ale, Southern Tier Unearthly IPA Show notes: Music from Identity X | Flying Dog Dead Rise Summer Ale | Dead Rise Cookbook Vol. 2 | BrewDog is building a brewery in Columbus, OH | Pennsylvania has 203 recognized breweries by Brewers Association | The Depth Perception | Southern Tier Unearthly IPA |…
  • Episode 112 – Hogtoberfest at Gobbler’s Knob (Should I Drink That)
    27 May 2015 | 7:25 am
    Special thanks to everyone at the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club for making this a great day and Standard Pennant Co. for the glassware! Show notes: Welcome to Hogtoberfest! | Map of Gobbler’s Knob |  Levity Brewing and Hop Hedz Gear | Home Brewing competition | The Burrow Bar & Grill | Casali’s Grille | Dr. Daniel Carr | Noble Stein Brewing | Wrap up at Gobbler’s Knob. Listen Now! Download audio version – (18.4 MB – mp3 format – run time 30:39) Click to view slideshow. (View the entire gallery on Google+) FACEBOOK: “Like” our Facebook page…
  • Episode 111 – Stone Points Unknown IPA (Should I Drink That)
    20 May 2015 | 8:40 am
    Beer: Stone Points Unknown IPA Show notes: Stone Points Unknown IPA | Hogtoberfest with Punxy Phil Listen Now! Download audio version – (12.4 MB – mp3 format – run time 20:40) Click here to view the embedded video. FACEBOOK: “Like” our Facebook page and join the conversation about this episode on the wall! TWITTER: Follow Should I Drink That on Twitter for the latest news. INSTAGRAM: Be a creeper and like our beer porn. SIDT does Instagram. Google +: Want to join a LIVE recording of the show? Follow on Google +! SnapChat: Get instant gratification when the…
  • Episode 110 – Unibroue 17 Grande Reserve (Should I Drink That)
    5 May 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Beer: Unibroue 17 Grande Reserve Show notes: 9 years of “Should I Drink That?” | Unibroue 17 Grande Reserve | Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2015 | Mike Pound’s recap of PCBW| Harrisburg Craft Beer Week | Columbus Craft Beer Week | Erie Craft Beer Week Listen Now! Download audio version – (8.99 MB – mp3 format – run time 15:38) FACEBOOK: “Like” our Facebook page and join the conversation about this episode on the wall! TWITTER: Follow Should I Drink That on Twitter for the latest news. INSTAGRAM: Be a creeper and like our beer porn. SIDT does…
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    Hop Cast

  • 7 Year Anniversary Of The Hop Cast (Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski)
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:37 pm
    This month marks the 7th year of the Hop Cast. It’s hard to believe that Ken Hunnemeder and I have kept this show going for this long. Although we’ve slowed down with our episodes, mostly due to life just being busier than it was in 2008, we still try to give everyone a couple new episodes a month. Beer brings people together and The Hop Cast has continued to be something we do that allows Ken, Maeve and myself to get together and have fun. All the episodes are unscripted, you never know what could happen or what might be said. After 7 years, we’ve released 245 episodes and have met a…
  • Episode 266: Grunion Pale Ale & Mazzie (Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski)
    15 Aug 2015 | 9:28 am
    Click here to view the embedded video. Welcome to the Hop Cast, where Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder share their love of craft beer with the world. On episode 266 of the Hop Cast, Brad and Ken crack open a couple easy drinking Pale Ales. The first one they dive into is a local one from Pollyanna Brewing Company, the Mazzie. This 5.40% Pale was named after Mazzie’s Place, which once was one of Lemont’s go-to establishments for liquor, gambling, and female “companionship. Following up the Mazzie, the guys open up the Grunion. This 5.5 % ABV Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing…
  • Episode 265: Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat & Jarrett Payton All-American Wheat Ale (Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski)
    14 Jul 2015 | 5:39 pm
    Click here to view the embedded video. Welcome to the Hop Cast, where Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder share their love of craft beer with the world. On episode 265 of the Hop Cast, Brad and Ken crack open a couple Wheat beers. The first one they dive into is a local one from Argus Brewery, the Jarrett Payton All-American Wheat Ale. Unsure how much Jarrett Payton was involved in the making of this tasty beer but it’s very likely people are picking it up based on name recognition. Next up, the guys open the 5.0 % ABV Halcyon Wheat from Tallgrass Brewing Company. Cheers &…
  • Episode 264: Berghoff DortWunder Lager & Winter Ale (Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski)
    20 Jun 2015 | 11:43 am
    Click here to view the embedded video. Welcome to the Hop Cast, where Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder share their love of craft beer with the world. On episode 264 of the Hop Cast, Brad and Ken picked up a mix pack of Berghoff Brewery beers. This mix pack was perhaps a little old and on the shelf awhile since one of these beers was a Winter beer. The first beer the guys dive into is the DortWunder Lager, a 5.5% ABV Dortmunder Lager. Being a tad passed its prime, this one still felt like a solid beer. Although it was a bit old the guys could still tell this is something that would…
  • Episode 263: Fulton St. Blend & Big Red Tugboat (Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski)
    5 Jun 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Click here to view the embedded video. Welcome to the Hop Cast, where Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder share their love of craft beer with the world. In episode 263 Brad and Ken are looking for a little pick me up with their beers. The first beer the guys open is the the newest offerings from Goose Island Beer Company. Their Fulton St. Blend, a coffee Ale aged with House Blend beans from Intelligentsia. Coming in at 5.5 % ABV this is extremely light but packs a ton of flavor. If you can find this beer it’s definitely worth picking up and giving a try. Following up the Goose Island…
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  • Laurelwood Brewing Embraces Fresh Hop Season With Six Fresh Hop Beers

    3 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    One of the first breweries to release multiple fresh hop beers for the 2015 season is Laurelwood Brewing. Last week the Northeast Portland brewery tapped the first of its two flagship beers using fresh hops when it tapped its Fresh Hop Workhorse IPA followed by its Fresh Hop Free Range Red this week. These two […]
  • New Belgium Brewing to Tweak Abbey and Trippel Recipes

    3 Sep 2015 | 2:30 am
    Ft. Collins, Colo., September 2, 2015 – Two of New Belgium Brewing’s longest running beers, Abbey Belgian Style Dubbel and Trippel Belgian Style Ale, are being reimagined and updated for a new era. Both beers started life as homebrew recipes more than 25 years ago and new developments in hop and malt manufacturing have been […]
  • No-Li Brewhouse New Winter Seasonal: Copper Donkey

    3 Sep 2015 | 2:00 am
    Spokane, WA – It’s time to put on your ugly sweaters and grab the newest seasonal selection from No-Li! Hello, Copper Donkey! Following a ‘funky monkey’ is not an easy feat, but this twist on a classic Moscow Mule more than rises to the occasion! Brewed with fresh ginger and Equinox hops to accentuate notes […]
  • Spinnaker Bay Brewing to Sponsor Boat Race Against Breast Cancer

    3 Sep 2015 | 1:45 am
    Hillman City, Seattle, Wash. – Spinnaker Bay Brewing, the single solely women-owned brewery in Washington, is honored to donate their craft as the official beer of the 4th Annual Pink Boat Regatta fundraiser to benefit breast cancer research. The main event, which will be held on September 13 at Shilshole Bay Marina in Seattle, is […]
  • McMenamins Delivers the Fresh Hops For Thundercone

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:16 pm
    It’s the beginning of September so it’s the start of fresh hop season here in the Pacific Northwest. Once again McMenamins Breweries join in on the seasonal harvest with its annual Running of the Brewers with yesterday’s early morning hop run to Sodbuster Farms in rural Salem, Oregon. While at Sodbuster Farms, seven brewing team […]
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    Carla Jean Lauter

  • As the Crow Flies

    Carla Jean Lauter
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Mama’s CrowBar, a popular watering hole on Portland’s Munjoy Hill, will serve its last beer this Labor Day. Owner Tricia Pryce Henley will be hitting the road this fall in a refurbished camper, nicknamed “Honey,” leaving her beloved city of Portland to visit friends, family and fellow poets while figuring out what’s next.
  • There Gose The Neighborhood

    Carla Jean Lauter
    12 Aug 2015 | 11:09 am
    There’s really only one beer style I describe to beer lovers that makes them question my sanity every time I explain it: Gose.
  • Dirigo Brewing Announced, former Bull Jagger brewer Tom Bull at the helm

    Carla Jean Lauter
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:24 am
    Tom Bull (ex brewer/owner of Bull Jagger) announced on a Facebook page that his beers were coming back - under the name Dirigo Brewing Company. Bull signed a lease to reside in the Riverdam Millyard in Biddeford, ME.
  • Are we reaching peak IPA?

    Carla Jean Lauter
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:50 am
    Quick, name the last three beers you’ve had that couldn’t be described as “hoppy.” Were you able to? The odds (and the market data) would say you couldn’t.
  • How to Pick a Beer Fest

    Carla Jean Lauter
    1 Jun 2015 | 10:27 am
    Every summer there are more beer festivals scheduled than the previous year, and every year it gets harder to decide which, if any, are worth attending. [Read more…]
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    Beer News

  • The Largest Seattle-Only Beer Fest of the Year: BREW Seattle

    Kendall Jones
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. A few years ago the nice people at Seattle magazine contacted me about a big beer festival they wanted to organize in Seattle. In short, they wanted my advice. At that time there were 30-something breweries in Seattle so I told them that, since they’re Seattle magazine, I thought it would be cool to do a festival dedicated exclusively to breweries within city limits. A hyper-local brew fest. They agreed and created BREW Seattle. The 3rd Annual BREW Seattle tasting event takes place in downtown Seattle on Friday, October 23rd, featuring…
  • Beer Release – Arc Flash ISA, Paradise Creek Brewery

    Kendall Jones
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. From the eastern reaches of the state comes word of a new, seasonally inspired beer from Paradise Creek Brewery. The brewery, located in Pullman, just announced the release of its Arc Flash ISA. Here’s the release notice. Paradise Creek Announces Seasonal Release of Arc Flash I.S.A. Seasonally inspired by an aromatic hoppiness with a moderate ABV, Arc Flash is a sublime session ale for extended periods of beer-enjoyment! In recent years, the pseudo-style of session ales have become familiar favorites among craft beer drinkers who crave…
  • Spinnaker Bay Brewing and the Pink Boat Regatta

    Kendall Jones
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:05 am
    Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. We just learned that Spinnaker Bay Brewing of Seattle will serve as the beer sponsor for the Pink Boat Regatta, a fundraiser to benefit breast cancer research. It’s a natural pairing. Spinnaker Bay Brewing is Washington’s only solely women-owned brewery and, as the name might suggest, it is operated by people who have boating in their blood. The main event takes place at Shilshole Bay Marina in Seattle this Sunday, September 13. Over 50 boats are expected to race in the regatta this year and several hundred people will participate.
  • Beer Release – September Releases from Foggy Noggin

    Kendall Jones
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:50 am
    Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. Foggy Noggin Brewing has several beer releases planned for September this year.  Here are the release notes. Saturday – September 5th (noon-5pm) – Foggy Noggin Brewing will be releasing George Tire Biter (GTB) this is a hoppy Amber Ale that will make its debut to our beer lineup. After a day of running around chasing cars and chewing on their tires, this hoppy amber ale will quench your thirst. Saturday – September 12th (noon-5pm) – Foggy Noggin Brewing will be releasing Cease & Desist Skittles IPA for the SeaHawks…
  • Beer Release – Christmas Vacation Series, Fish Brewing

    Kendall Jones
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:36 am
    Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. Fish Brewing Company and BevLink plan to release a Christmas Vacation series of beers inspired by Clark Griswold, Cousin Eddie, and the rest of the National Lampoon’s Vacation clan. The Christmas Vacation series includes a Gingerbread Stout, Imperial Brown Ale, and an Imperial IPA. Details in the release notice below. BevLink, LLC Launches All-new Series of Beers from Fish Brewing Based on National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation© Seattle, WA (September 1st, 2015): Fish Brewing Co. and BevLink, LLC are thrilled to announce an upcoming…
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    Booze News

  • Booze Sales Soar After Weed Legalization Contrary to Industry Fears

    1 Sep 2015 | 11:59 am
    Ha. The alcohol industry was worried that legalizing marijuana would cut into its market. No such thing happened. In fact, booze sales took off cause who doesn’t want some alcohol with their weed? Anyway, both industries are doing very well thank you.
  • Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival 2015 as fabulous as ever!

    31 Aug 2015 | 10:39 am
    What a fabulous event! Where else can you sample extraordinary food from extraordinary restaurants all in one place, all in one night? Add to that a ton of wineries and you have yourself an incredible evening of food and drink. The Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival took over Grand Avenue in DTLA and rolled out the red carpet for star chefs who personally served up their delicious small plates. It was a great opportunity to meet and schmooze with the chefs who cheerily handed out their dishes despite the super hot and uncharacteristic muggy weather. Saturday night was capped by Questlove and…
  • Stars of Pinot 2015 Wine Tasting Coming Up 8/19

    8 Aug 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Taste over 100 varieties of Pinot Noir by 40 of the worlds top producers. The STARS of Pinot will be a showcase of both well-known high tier producers and exciting new top quality brands. We invite relevant press and trade accounts to attend an effective trade tasting, and market and promote a successful consumer event with a charity benefactor (not a charity tasting – but a wine marketing event that benefits a charity).   The events will benefit T.J. Martell Foundation – Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research August 19, 2015 - Click Here for Tickets Click Here for Trade Enrollment…
  • Apparently drinking semen is a big deal in New Zealand

    8 Aug 2015 | 10:14 am
    So, The Green Man Pub in Wellington, New Zealand is launching a stag semen “milked” stout and, if you’re concerned about the quality of the semen, pub co-owner Steve Drummond is reassuring, “It’s export-quality semen, we only deal with the best.” This isn’t the first time the pub has come up with some ‘exotic’ offerings. In 2011, they served up apple-infused horse semen shots proved popular with women(?) and in 2013, a 7-year-old Geraldine sire stag with “impeccable DNA” provided the goods. That was offered in syringes of…
  • Oh boy! Chinese distillers spiking booze with Viagra

    4 Aug 2015 | 10:29 am
    What a way to go! Ever  creative Chinese companies are under investigation lead by the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA). They found that a total of 69 wine products, from 52 companies, had the drug or a substitute, as an additive. A total of 19 companies are under criminal investigation, production has been halted and illegal products have been recalled. Phew.        
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    Home Brew Answers

  • Why Bother Brewing All Grain?

    25 Aug 2015 | 7:03 am
    Many home brewers start with beer kits, then a proportion of those who enjoy the process of making beer enough usually progress to extract and then a portion of those will progress further to all grain. Some brewers though are content enough with beer kits or extract brewing but I think they may be missing out. If you have never brewed all grain before but have used beer kits or extract then the above is a good question. I brew all grain myself, pretty much every batch is made this way in my house but at first glance there seems to be more disadvantages to brewing all grain than there is…
  • Citra / Cascade IPA Recipe

    13 Aug 2015 | 6:22 am
    Hop heavy beers are not always my favourite to drink. Don’t get me wrong I love a nicely hopped, aromatic, juicy IPA, but not as my go to beer. Maybe it’s the Englishman in me but over an evening I like having a few beers. Big hoppy beers usually overwhelm me and are best left for the end of an evening. However, saying that, I do have an abundance of big, bold US hops filling the freezer, my loving wife complains every time we go shopping because they take up the whole bottom drawer leaving no room for food. The obvious solution of course is a big hoppy IPA, you have to make sacrifices…
  • Home Brew Taste? – Common Beer Off Flavours

    3 Aug 2015 | 8:34 am
    When I first started brewing I made my fair share of funny tasting beers, nothing that was completely undrinkable, just beers that weren’t quite right for one reason or another. You may of even heard people refer to a home brew flavour, this is often just used in a way to say there is something different to the taste of a home brewed beer than a commercially brewed one. These differences however are often just the result of a small fault during the brewing, fermenting or storage of a beer and it is by no means just home brew it can effect. Many commercial beers do suffer these off flavours…
  • How To Improve A Beer Kit

    24 Jun 2015 | 1:23 am
    I know that a lot of home brewers start out using beer kits and of course it’s easy to see why. You are making good quality beer and brewing beer kits may be a stop gap before brewing with grain, however is there anything you can do to improve your beer kit, give it a nicer finish or just get ensure that your beer is the best with what you have to work with. Water For Improving a Beer Kit Although you have gone to the home brew shop, got yourself a kit that has all the ingredients you need to make beer, the main ingredient you are going to be using doesn’t come with the kit. Beer is 95%…
  • Crystal Malt: What is it, Using it and Making It

    28 Apr 2015 | 8:54 am
    Crystal malt is the swiss army knife of malts, right from day one I brewed my first beer with malt extract and crystal malt and I used some in the latest batch I made too. It has a place in creating a body and residual sweetness in beers that makes it universal. That’s not to say it should be included in every beer you make. In this article I want to give you a definitive guide to crystal malts, what varieties you can get,how they are made and why I love them. So to begin with let’s take a look at what exactly crystal malts are and how they are made: Ordinary malts like pale malt are made…
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    Tasted Beer


    21 Aug 2015 | 12:03 pm
    This post came in via email. SO TRUE! Enjoy. They are everywhere. Unlike their namesake they are not impacted by temperature, precipitation, geography or fungus.  They swarm across New England at all times of day and night.  They are transported by foot, bike, motorcycle, automobile, truck, bus, plane and train.  Undeterred by fiscal obligations they will rise early in the am while the sun is tucked deep under the horizon and will remain stationary for hours at a time to secure their proximity to their prey. Their consumption and acquisition is complete only when their desired targets are…
  • Rifle’s Top 11 New England Beer Companies

    2 Oct 2014 | 6:07 pm
    New England’s beer scene has straight blown up over the last 5 years. Same could be said for my love of beer. I’ve been called a one dimensional Hop Head and there is clearly a lot of truth to that. With so many awesome places around, it was really hard to come up with a list of just 11. Everyone has their favorites and this is mine. Who is in your top 11? Hill Farmstead Brewery Hill Farmstead hands down has some of the best brews I’ve ever Tasted. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Hill Farmstead a few times and I’m never disappointed. Sure, the wait can be long,…
  • Julius | Tree House Brewing

    1 May 2013 | 4:57 am
    By now you may have heard that there are rumors going around that there is a particular Globo-Multinational International Beer Conglomerate that is allegedly watering down their product for bigger profits.  And you may ask who are these alleged cheats and swindlers, well none other than Anheuser Busch.  Those in the know, particularly readers of this blog, already knew that most Budweiser products were nothing but flavored water anyways.  As a matter of fact we use it to fill our hockey rink in the winter and water the garden in the summer, there is really no other need for it that I can…
  • Dubbel Dark Ale | Green’s

    30 Apr 2013 | 5:43 pm
    Grabbed this 500ml bottle along with two other gluten free beers from Green’s, figured I’d give their offerings a shot and have a little Ale-off (like a bake-off but manly…..because it’s beer). The Endeavour was my first pour, the “Dubbel Dark Ale” had me curious A.) because I wondered if the marketing department was drunk off their own wares when trying to spell “double”, and B.) because that dark rich ale looked damn appetizing!! First I needed to know what was up with that dubbel stuff, incorrect spelling grinds my gears. Turns out dubbel is…
  • Morning Glory Espresso Stout | Old Dominion

    22 Mar 2013 | 7:59 am
    It has been one of those winters, a sneaky one, really; you know, the type that gets a late start, but ends up lasting way, way, too long. You would think being born and raised in New England and having had a very fair share of winters would have made me tolerant of any type of winter. But by the time March 19th rolled around I’d had just about enough, and I wasn’t alone. Broadcasted all across social media were countless threats on Puxatauny Phil’s life. Poor little guy. What do people expect from a rodent? Just one day before the vernal equinox, we got nearly 10 inches of snow.
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    Washington State Beer and Wine

  • 4th Annual Everett Craft Beer Festival

    14 Aug 2015 | 7:23 pm
    The 4th Annual Everett Craft Beer Festival takes place this Saturday, August 15, from noon – 7pm in downtown Everett. This brew fest will feature 32 Washington Breweries pouring more than 100 Washington beers. Besides highlighting the breweries of Northwest Washington, the Everett Craft Beer Festival is also going offer something special. Always creative, our Washington brewers will be highlighting their inventiveness with Randalls on many of their brews. What is a Randall? Officially, it is a … “Randall, a true Dogfish Head invention, is an organoleptic hop transducer…
  • 2nd Annual Woodinville Winemaker, Brewer and Distiller Triathlon

    14 Aug 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Ever wondered what other hidden talents your favorite beverage producer might possess? They boast of their creative exploits with guitar displays on their walls and serenading us at events but what about athletic? Kayak – John and Peggy Bigelow of JM Cellars How fast can your favorite wine maker run, paddle or bike? Woodinville Wine Country, the nonprofit trade association responsible for building awareness of the quality and diversity of Woodinville wines, will put your Woodinville’s most daring winemakers and their tasting room teams, along with their neighbor breweries and…
  • A Taste of the City

    11 Aug 2015 | 1:32 am
    Join us at A Taste of the City: Seattle Urban Food & Wine Harvest Party on Sunday August 16, 2015 from 2-5 at the Northwest Wine Academy. Party with your favorite Seattle Urban Wineries before the hard work of harvest begins. It has been a beautiful HOT summer and the grapes will be coming in early this year.  Meet the wine makers before they begin to transform the country vineyard harvest in their wineries here in the Seattle. Over twenty different Seattle Urban Wineries will be pouring their artisan wines for you to enjoy. Almquist Family Vintners Bartholomew Winery Cloudlift Cellars…
  • 10th Anniversary Collaborative Beer

    20 Jun 2015 | 4:19 pm
    In celebration of the 10th Annual Washington Brewers Festival, brewers decided to come together to craft a special commemorative beer, Brewers from five Washington state breweries, who volunteer on the Washington Beer Commission’s Festival Committee, joined forces to make this thirst quenching craft beer. Brewers from Fremont, Elysian, Beardslee, Diamond Knot and Two Beers breweries crafted a summer session style pale ale, light and refreshing with lots of citrus notes.  Hops used included:  Simcoe, Citra, Belma, Galena, El Dorado, Cascade, and Chinook.   Three of us tried at…
  • Celebrate Summer at Rose Revival!

    17 Jun 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Start your summer at the 13th Annual Rosé Revival and Other Cool Whites Wine Event on Thurs. June 18th. What could be more summer than sipping tasty rose’ and white wines on the beautiful deck of at Ray’s Boathouse watching the sun set over the Olympic Mountains across Puget Sound? Be part of this Seattle summer tradition by joining Seattle Uncorked at this fun annual event featuring dry rosé wines and refreshing white wines. No red wines at this event. Rosé Revival features a variety of Northwest winemakers and  their Rosé wines made in very small lots from Sangiovese, Syrah, Cab…
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    The Beer In Me : News > The Beer In Me

  • Ranking America's 10 Best-Selling Beers: What Tastes Best?

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:38 pm
    According to VinePair, these are the 10 best-selling beers in America, listed from least to most popular: Heineken, Busch, Michelob Ultra, Busch Light, Natural Light, Corona Extra, Miller Lite, Budweiser, Coors Light, and Bud Light. by Jay Theriot
  • Newcastle Brown Ale: Recipe change amid US colouring concerns

    8 Feb 2015 | 10:51 pm
    The recipe for Newcastle Brown Ale is to change amid US fears it contains a potentially cancer-causing colouring.Brewer Heineken said the move was prompted by customer concerns about a chemical found in the caramel colouring used to give its distinctive tint.None of the beer's ingredients are subject to any restrictions, but Heineken said it was "listening to consumer concerns".It said roasted malts would now be used to achieve a similar colour. by Jay Theriot
  • Anheuser-Busch Buys 10 Barrel Brewing

    7 Nov 2014 | 4:47 am
    AB InBev has announced that it has purchased another craft brewery—Oregon’s 10 Barrel Brewing. According to CNN, this is the second small brewery AB InBev has purchased this year, acquiring Blue Point in New York earlier in 2014.[Submitted by Jay Theriot]
  • Pabst Sold for $700 Million

    21 Sep 2014 | 3:31 am
    Looks like Pabst Brewing Company, makers of Pabst Blue Ribbon, is being sold to Oasis Beverages, a Russian brewing company and distributor. According to the New York Times, Oasis will pay between $700 and $750 million for the brand. In addition to PBR, Pabst also makes Colt 45 and Old Milwaukee, in addition to other legacy brands and local favorites including Lone Star, Ranier, Old Style, Schlitz and National Bohemian.[Submitted by Jay Theriot]
  • Miller Lite Brings Back Its White Label, Possibly Also Its Mojo

    4 Sep 2014 | 1:40 pm
    bottleThe return of Miller Lite’s original white can design was supposed to be a three-month novelty with an Anchorman 2 tie-in. The brand replaced the blue cans that have been in beer aisles since 2001, and an unexpected thing happened: Miller Lite sales immediately increased in the U.S. Encouraged, MillerCoors made the white cans permanent. Now bottles and tap handles will get the white label treatment, too.-Website Link-[Submitted by Jay Theriot]
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    All Good Beer

  • Texas Breweries at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:22 pm
    The 2015 Great American Beer Festival begins in less than a month, so it's a good time to take a look at the Texas breweries that will be attending this year.Last year there was 47 Texas breweries with booths on the festival floor which was the largest turnout ever. It's down slightly to 45 this year, but that probably has more to do with the space limitations in the convention hall and how the booth space is assigned due to the record number of craft breweries now operating. According to the GABF website, the following breweries will be representing Texas this year:…
  • Celebrate National Bourbon Day with a Beer Dinner at BRC

    11 Jun 2015 | 6:59 am
    In celebration of National Bourbon Day this Sunday, June 14th, BRC Gastropub is hosting a special beer dinner featuring bourbon barrel aged beers from Karbach, Firestone Walker, Oskar Blues and Saint Arnold. The cost is $70 per persons and reservations are required which can be made by calling 713-861-2233 or sending an email to Copyright © 2012 - All rights reserved
  • 4th Annual Houston Press BrewFest

    17 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    The 4th Annual Houston Press BrewFest takes place on Saturday, May 16th from 3pm ~ 7pm at Silver Street Station (the same location as previous ones).  Over 100 beers will be available (beer list available soon) as well as food trucks and live music. It's a great festival for trying a variety of beer styles in one place as well as an opportunity to try some of the new craft breweries that are not widely available. If you want to see what it's all about, check out the video from last year's BrewFest. General Admission and VIP ticket options are available and both include eight…
  • Craft Brewing Industry Reaches New Levels in 2014

    16 Mar 2015 | 11:43 am
    The Brewers Association has released the 2014 data on craft brewing growth and for the first-time ever, craft brewers reached double-digit (11%) volume share of the marketplace.In 2014, craft brewers produced 22.2 million barrels, and saw an 18 percent rise in volume and a 22 percent increase in retail dollar value. Additionally, the number of operating breweries in the U.S. in 2014 grew 19 percent, totaling 3,464 breweries, with 3,418 considered craft broken down as follows: 1,871 microbreweries, 1,412 brewpubs and 135 regional craft breweries. Throughout the year, there were 615 new brewery…
  • Texas Debut of Alpine Beer Company

    5 Mar 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Another week, another out of state brewery makes its debut in Texas. This time it's Alpine Beer Company from Alpine, California (sort of). Alpine was founded in 1999, but initially had their beers contract brewed at AleSmith Brewing Co until they opened their own brewery in 2002. Alpine's beers have been highly regarded, particularly their IPA's, but were difficult to find as they had a maximum production of around 1500 bbls a year and distribution didn't reach far from home. But that started to change in November 2013 when Green Flash Brewing Co. began brewing some of Alpine's beers…
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  • The MiiR Howler Growler

    Beer Blogger
    10 Aug 2015 | 7:03 am
    The MiiR Howler Growler - While it’s great to enjoy beer right at the source, sometimes we want to take it with us too. The growler is the perfect way to take that fresh beer from your local brewery and enjoy it anywhere you please. The typical glass growler may be good for most occasions, but sometimes you need a growler that offers more and can go anywhere. The MiiR Howler is the growler you need. The MiiR Howler is a growler upgraded. Unlike typical glass growlers, the Howler is made of stainless steel to handle hauling your beer anywhere. It’s vacuum sealed…
  • Corvus Hopped Coffee

    Beer Blogger
    5 Aug 2015 | 6:05 am
    Corvus Hopped Coffee - It’s no secret, craft beer lovers LOVE hops.  That magical little plant that imparts everything from citrus and piney aromas to bitter and herbal flavors.  We look to consume those little cones every chance we get. But what about when drinking alcohol isn’t generally a great idea, like in the morning before heading to work (yes, you may have a job that drives you to drink but it’s not generally advised if you want to stay employed and be able to afford your beverage of choice).  Most turn to another one of the worlds most popular…
  • BrewHug Self-Inflating Beer Bottle Protector

    Beer Blogger
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:12 am
    BrewHug Self-Inflating Beer Bottle Protector - When most of us begin our craft beer adventure, we start by exploring the beer world around home. We find our first go-to beer bar and the expand our horizons with new brews and spots. Soon this exploration turns to journeying to local and regional breweries and eventually we find ourselves traveling the country and the world to seek out new and interesting beer to enjoy. When we travel to new places, we often want to take some of that beer experience home with us. Transporting a couple prize finds home always has an element of…
  • B Cups Plastic IPA Cups

    Beer Blogger
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:22 am
    B Cups Plastic IPA Cups - Beer is best enjoyed in the proper glassware. In recent years, the glassware game has been taken up a notch and researchers at places like Spiegelau have begun creating special glasses meant to really enhance the experience of particular beers. While those special glasses are great, most of us would never want to take our expensive specialty glassware out of the house, where we may risk breaking it. For an experience enhancing glass that you can take anywhere, B Cups plastic IPA cups can go anywhere and bring the best enjoyment experience with. B…
  • MiiR Tall Boy Pint Cup

    Beer Blogger
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:37 am
    MiiR Tall Boy Pint Cup - Bottled or canned, craft beer should be poured into a glass for best enjoyment. This allows the beer to breathe and a good head of form, which gives the best aromatic experience. For those looking for a great drinking vessel that can go anywhere without risk of breaking, while also looking cool too, the MiiR Tall Boy Pint Cup is for you. Made from medical grade stainless steel, the MiiR Tall Boy Pint Cup is designed to look like your favorite 16oz beer can. It’s clean and sleek, with a very sturdy feel (you won’t be crushing it like…
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    Beer Cartel

  • Carlton Draught hits slow mo

    3 Sep 2015 | 4:36 am
    Australia’s alcohol advertising regulations are strict, as a result advertisers continually look for new ways to promote the brand – albeit without specifically promoting the product! Check out Cartlon Draught’s latest ad – the slow mo…and a few other old classics.....
  • A thought for the brewers and people of Christchurch

    3 Sep 2015 | 4:36 am
    When I was a young lad of 18 years of age I packed my bags and travelled from the North Island of New Zealand to the city of Christchurch in the South to begin my university education. The move to Christchurch was a no brainer for me – I had lots of family who lived in the “Garden City” and I had been there many times before, always leaving with fond memories. Christchurch is a very special city with significant character – it is the New Zealand city that most closely resembles Melbourne with old stone buildings, a tram line and a beautiful river, the Avon. The city also has a number…
  • Store update 19th May

    3 Sep 2015 | 4:36 am
    So Sydney is on a roll with its awesome beer drinking weather this week and this weekend looks good to go. Growlers Currently we have Young Henry’s Hop Ale. This beer harks back to classic English style IPAs. Hefty malt backing meets every type of hop in our cool-room, added to all stages of the process. The all Australian hop flavour is not aggressive in its bitterness, but is evident in flavour and aroma and slowly asserts itself with a lengthy, lingering and thoroughly enjoyable palette. $28 for a Growler fill Once this is gone we’ll be moving onto Dr’s Orders Brewing Plasma. Plasma,…
  • April Beer Club Selection

    3 Sep 2015 | 4:36 am
    Our Beer Club selection for April has now been sent out to all online customers. For those living in Sydney you can still pick these up from our store. The April Beer Club selection includes: Samuel Adams, Black Lager Bridge Road Brewers, Australian Ale William Bull, William’s Pale Ale Morland Brewing, Old Speckled Hen
  • Beer store update 5th May

    3 Sep 2015 | 4:36 am
    So Sydney has had cracker beer drinking weather this week and it’s set to continue this weekend – sweet! Growlers Currently we have Moa Breakfast beer. A cracker of a lager with rich cherries, very easy drinking. Check out the review for it below: “The aroma is stunning with hints of dry wheat and cherry’s. The carbonation is lively, which works for a crisp summer beer. The taste has a serious hit of wheat and yeast, washing through with all those bubbles and a touch of cherry.” Joel Macfarlane – $28 for a Growler fill Once this is gone we’ll be moving onto…
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    Australian Brews News

  • Hemingway’s Brewery coming to FNQ

    James Atkinson
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Construction has begun on a new microbrewery, bar and restaurant that is slated to open in Port Douglas, Queensland in May 2016. Founded by local duo Tony Fyfe and Craig Parsell, Hemingway’s Brewery is part of the multimillion-dollar expansion of The Reef Marina. “We wanted to create a waterfront offering that has not yet been experienced in Port Douglas,” said Fyfe. “We want Hemingway’s Brewery to become part of the Port Douglas story – a place where locals can meet to relax, enjoy an authentic craft beer and take in the slice of paradise we call home.” Also partners in luxury…
  • Coopers Father’s Day giveaway

    Australian Brews News
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Thomas Cooper’s Selection mixed six-pack Coopers and Australian Brews News are offering you the chance to win your Dad a Thomas Cooper’s Selection mixed six pack. Available nationally through independent retailers, the pack includes: 2 x Coopers Celebration Ale 2 x Coopers Artisan Reserve 2 x Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale 2015 Further details on the beers are available here. Thanks to Coopers, Australian Brews News has four six packs to give away. To win, simply email and tell us, in 50 words or less, why your Dad would be a worthy winner. Competition…
  • Young Henrys pops up in Barangaroo

    James Atkinson
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:26 pm
    Sydney’s extraordinary new six-hectare foreshore park, Barangaroo Reserve​, will come to life in September for the first installment of the Barangaroo Welcome Celebration, a three month program of free music, art, talks, family events and giant picnics overlooking Sydney Harbour. Kicking off THIS Sunday the 6th of September (and running through until the first Sunday of November), Sydney’s loveable inner westies Young​ Henrys ​will be in attendance running two beer bars and a gin station, keeping everyone hydrated throughout the day! When not taking in the incredible sights of this…
  • Pale Ale trademark showdown looms

    James Atkinson
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Carlton & United Breweries, Lion, Asahi and Thunder Road have opposed a bid by Coopers to trademark ‘Original Pale Ale’. Coopers already held a trademark for Original Pale Ale when used in conjunction with its own brand: Coopers Original Pale Ale. But in February 2013, the brewer applied to extend this protection to cover all usage of the phrase. CUB, Lion, Asahi and Intellectual Property Development Corporation Pty Ltd — the entity that performs the brand-owning role for Thunder Road Brewery — formally opposed the trademark after its acceptance was advertised in March this year.
  • New look lager from Stone & Wood

    James Atkinson
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Stone & Wood Lager grew volumes by 80 per cent last year, and the brewer has announced tweaks to the product to further capitalise on the trend. The lager will be rebranded as Green Coast to reflect Stone & Wood’s provenance, in keeping with the branding of Pacific Ale and Jasper Ale. It is also moving to brown bottles and will now be left unfiltered, as it already is in its draft format. “The market has changed since we launched our lager back in 2008,” Stone & Wood Head Brewer Caolan Vaughan told Australian Brews News. “Originally we brought it our for the locals of the…
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    The Jax Beer Guy

  • A-B to host Oktoberfest at six breweries

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:15 am
    Oktoberfest is the Holy Grail of beer festivals to many beer enthusiasts around the world. Each year millions of revelers make the pilgrimage to Munich, Germany to eat, drink and be merry under massive beer tents. If a trip to Europe is not feasible for you, Anheuser-Busch is bringing an authentic German Oktoberfest celebration to six of its breweries. The events, full of traditional Oktoberfest festivities, will celebrate authentic German beer, food and entertainment in September and October. Fairfield, Calif. – September 12 Jacksonville, Fla. – September 12 Fort Collins, Colo. –…
  • New Belgium tinkering with Dubbel, Trippel recipes

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:23 am
    New Belgium Brewing announced today that the recipes of several of their beers will be reimagined. Two of their longest running beers — Abbey Belgian Style Dubbel and Trippel Belgian Style Ale – will undergo several changes to update them “a new era.” According to the brewery’s official press release, “Subtle recipe tweaks will allow the malty and hoppy characteristics of each beer to shine through. A new yeast strain will help balance the esters and phenol while emphasizing the Belgian character of these beers.” The two beers started life as homebrew recipes inspired by a…
  • Wild time in store for guests to Brew at the Zoo

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:51 am
    For nine years, the Wild Things, the Jacksonville Zoo’s Young Professionals group, has been throwing a party at the zoo billed as the “wildest food and drink festival in town.” Indeed, over the years, Brew at the Zoo has grown to become one of the premiere events of its kind in Northeast Florida. Attendance seems to grow each year as does the collection of vendors that range from Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse to beers from distributors Republic National Distributing, Champion Brands and North Florida Sales. To learn more about the event, we asked Melissa Gilleland, Development Officer at…
  • Asheville’s Brewgrass Festival announces brewery lineup

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:12 am
    In the 19 years since its inception, the Brewgrass beer festival in Asheville, N.C. has made quite a name for itself. The combination of exceptional craft beers, bluegrass music and clear, cool mountain air makes it a magical experience for all who attend. And, as is often the case with beer festivals, the proceeds benefit a very good cause.  Brewgrass Festival is the largest fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina. Proceeds from this event go directly to this great organization. Billed as Asheville’s original beer festival, this year’s festivities will take…
  • Orange Blossom Brewing Company buzzing in to Publix Aprons cooking school for dinner

    26 Aug 2015 | 4:24 pm
    The cooking school inside the Publix Supermarket on San Jose in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville is the domain of Chef Tony Charbonnet. His passion for cooking can be seen on various television programs on WTLV-12 in Jacksonville as well as in front of his classroom multiple times a week. Over the past few years, the charismatic chef has been expanding the cooking school’s – Aprons – craft beer dinner program. And with good cause, the craft beer movement is showing no signs of slowing. On Saturday, August 29, Chef Tony welcomes Orange Blossom Brewing Company to his kitchen with a…
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    Drink Me Magazine

  • Sempli Cupa-Vino Glasses

    The Alchemist
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Sempli’s hand-blown wine glasses were created after Swedish designer, and Sempli owner, Daniele Semeraro realized that the stem on a traditional glass was aesthetically and technically superfluous. As an alternative, Semeraro designed these Cupa wine glasses. Made from lead-free crystal, their unique stemless construction creates a swirling rotation when set down, which assists the oxygenation of the wine. Enhance the sensory experience of enjoying a glass of your favorite vino. This glass also lends itself perfectly for a refreshing cocktail like a Mojito or Singapore Sling! Set includes…
  • Your Glassware and Drink Just Got Engaged: Diamond Drinking Glasses

    Sara Lawrence
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:00 am
      They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but this specific diamond’s best friend is whichever liquid you decide to bestow within its unique and modern design. Sophisticated and luxurious, Classy Glass Diamond Drinking Glasses are cut to mimic the classic round diamond shape. The engagement of drink and glass shape showcases and complements the drink of your choice. The bottom of the glass is pointed allowing the glass to rest on one of eight sides—crafted with whiskey drinking in mind to be able to wholly embrace the full bodied flavor of your favorite whiskey—meaning you…
  • Taste The Adventure: Whitley Neill

    Sara Lawrence
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:25 am
      This African inspired and London distilled delight delivers the heart of Africa in a bottle. Whitley Neill is a London Dry Gin crafted at an independent distillery complete with eight generations of experience and heritage. Striving to send your taste buds on a flavor-filled and aromatic adventure with every sip, Whitley Neill is softer than traditional gins with a very smooth finish with the beauty and mystery of Africa in mind. Nine of the many creatively concocted botanicals within Whitley Neill are derived from off the beaten track in Africa. To fully capture the African essence,…
  • A New Fall Favorite: Jack-O Traveler Pumpkin Shandy

    Sara Lawrence
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:00 pm
    With the anticipation of fall with all the reds, oranges, and yellows filling the trees, sweater weather, and the holiday seasons, we also enter the height of the pumpkin craze. Pumpkin flavored everything lines the shelves and coffee shops everywhere, so why not introduce a truly special and exceptional pumpkin Shandy. Due to all the positive feedback of Jack-O Traveler’s seasonal release in select states last year, Traveler Beer Company decided to make it easier for consumers to get their eager hands on this new fall favorite by extending availability to all states beginning this August…
  • The Birdie Carafe Set

    The Alchemist
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:24 am
    Created by Boris, the Birdie Carafe Set includes a carafe and two tumblers made from beautiful borosilicate glass which is stronger than conventional glass. Their uneven base allows them to wobble on the table (but never spill) giving an incredibly soothing affect. You can use the carafe and glasses for both cool drinks such as white wine or water and for hot drinks such as hot wine (glögg) or hot tea.  
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    Brew Dudes

  • Motueka Hops SMASH

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:03 pm
    John keeps on finding time and new hops to run throug his one gallon SMASH beer brewing process.  This week we dig into Motueka hops from New Zealand. To review the basic recipe and process: 1 gallon batch 2-pounds American two row 0.25oz of hops are added at 60min,15min, Flame out and then at dry […] Read the original article Motueka Hops SMASH and other Brew Dudes posts.
  • Friday Night Basement Brewery Tour

    28 Aug 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Summer is winding down my friends. These Brew Dudes have been busy squeezing in the last drops of summer we can get. Family vacations and back to school planning occupies much of the days. Oh and we still have to work too. Anyway, I got nothing special for you this week. I just thought I’d […] Read the original article Friday Night Basement Brewery Tour and other Brew Dudes posts.
  • Flanders Red Update

    22 Aug 2015 | 6:29 am
    This week we sample Mike’s Flanders Red. I brewed this up over 6 months ago. Its not really sour but there are some hints of acidity. Its got great flavor, so maybe its something we can rescue. This brew started with a fate pointing towards failure. My Roselare yeast blend was frozen and likely dead […] Read the original article Flanders Red Update and other Brew Dudes posts.
  • Funkwerks Raspberry Provincial

    12 Aug 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Straight from the pages of Brew Your Own Magazine, comes this weeks summer beer. John wanted a light a refreshing fruit beer to beat the summer heat. Along came the July/August issue of BYO. Here’ our review and comments on the Funkwerks Raspberry Provincial Clone. This recipe comes from the great folks at BYO magazine. […] Read the original article Funkwerks Raspberry Provincial and other Brew Dudes posts.
  • BrewUnited Challenge

    5 Aug 2015 | 6:31 pm
    There is a new homebrewer community and a new type of brewing competition gaining momentum. If you haven’t heard of it, its the BrewUnited Challenge! Formerly, BrewUnited.Com has been relaunched with an enriched home brewing community slant. There’s recipes, forums and articles/blog style posts. As part of the relaunch, there is a very nifty […] Read the original article BrewUnited Challenge and other Brew Dudes posts.
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    If My Coaster Could Talk

  • A chat with the History on Tap winner about an uncommon beer

    Chad Lothian
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Back in July the Central Street Farmhouse was collecting submissions for the History on Tap Homebrew Competition. This collaborative effort between the Bangor Historical Society and Geaghan Brothers Brewing Company asked homebrewers to brew a beer with traditional ingredients, methods or in historical styles. The winning entry would win a $100 Gift Card to Geaghan’s Pub and Craft Brewery, a copy of Stephen Harrod Buhner’s book “Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers”, a $25 Central Street Farmhouse gift card and the big prize, they got to brew their recipe with Geaghan Brothers Brewing…
  • I’ve been chasing Rheinaroons

    Chad Lothian
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:59 pm
    While looking at old beer advertisements recently I tripped and fell down the Rheingold Beer rabbit hole and found myself chasing Rheinaroons. That sound a bit crazy I know, but I haven’t lost it, I assure you. Rheingold Beer was introduced in 1883, brewed by S. Liebmann’s Sons Brewing Co. in New York, New York, the brewery closed in 1976. The brand was purchased and brought back to life in 1998 and subsequently sold to Drinks America of Wilton, CT. But this blog post is less about Rheingold and more about the whimsical cartoon characters who promoted their beer around 1915, the…
  • A long time favorite surpassed

    Chad Lothian
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:57 pm
    It’s been a week since I got home,  but It wouldn’t have been a trip to Vermont without bringing back some Heady Topper, I picked up my four pack at the Craft Beer Cellar in Waterbury, just across the street from the Prohibition Pig where The Alchemist Brewpub used to be before Hurricane Irene. Since the brewery is closed to the public this seemed like the right place to find mine. Heady Topper has been a favorite for a long time, well before it was ever put in a can or considered one of the best beers in the world, if you buy into those kinds of titles. I use to enjoy it at the…
  • Hayseed has an identity crisis

    Chad Lothian
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:20 pm
    On our return trip from Vermont this past weekend we decided to take a route that would bring us to Freeport, Maine so we could finish up some schools shopping for my oldest who’s heading to Kindergarten. My wife suggested we make a detour to stop at Hayseed in Hampton, New Hampshire for lunch, sounded like a plan to me so we adjusted the GPS. Hayseed Restaurant The GPS brought us to the end of the driveway with no problem, turning in there is a large boulder off to the left with a Smuttynose banner on it so you know you’ve arrived. At the top of the driveway I got confused, I didn’t…
  • Sampling Vermont beers in the middle of Lake Champlain

    Chad Lothian
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:00 pm
    This past weekend I packed up the family and headed to Vermont to attend my Cousin’s wedding. The wedding was Saturday afternoon so we had to some time in the morning to do something around Burlington. August First Bakery, Burlington, VT We headed to August First in Burlington for breakfast, a great little bakery with locally sourced ingredients. We fueled up with breakfast sandwiches and coffee, the boys split a raspberry muffin and chocolate milk. We’ve been to August First before, it’s been a few years but we knew it was within walking distance of Waterfront Park where the boys…
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    Beer Infinity

  • Will Craft Beer Have Its Day in Low-Point States?

    Beer Infinity
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:56 am Will Craft Beer Have Its Day in Low-Point States? Need evidence that the craft-beer market is maturing? Look no further than New Belgium Brewing. The 24-year-old brewer has created a 3.2%-alcohol-by-weight—or low-point—version of its most popular beer, Fat Tire, meaning it can be sold in ... Joe S ...
  • Beer Shorts Catch a Buzz Amid Nasty Hangover for Brewery Stocks

    Beer Infinity
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:24 am
    Bloomberg Beer Shorts Catch a Buzz Amid Nasty Hangover for Brewery Stocks Bloomberg The case for shorting beer stocks, according to Markit Ltd. analyst Relte Stephen Schutte, hinged at least partially on a "weaker" macroeconomic outlook. This is a dubious claim for many reasons but none more obvious than the simple fact that everyone . ...
  • NYS Fair foods: Scotty’s Homebrew Soda, Poultry-Dairy Row (2015 review)

    Beer Infinity
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:50 pm (blog) NYS Fair foods: Scotty's Homebrew Soda, Poultry-Dairy Row (2015 review) (blog) What I thought of it (1 poor to 5 excellent): 1 Tastes like weak ginger syrup with coloring. Hardly any carbonation. Second item I tried was: Orange zippy. Price: $3 refill. What I thought of it (1 poor to 5 excellent): 1 Mor ...
  • Door County Brewing introduces a new autumn beer

    Beer Infinity
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:16 pm
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Door County Brewing introduces a new autumn beer Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Downstairs in the stone-walled basement of Door County Brewing, John McMahon and his brewer son, Danny open a bottle of L'automne, a seasonal farmhouse ale. The first sip is rich even before the malt spices hit the back of the tongue. ...
  • I ran the Beer Mile and lived to tell about it

    Beer Infinity
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:48 pm I ran the Beer Mile and lived to tell about it The inaugural Beer Mile World Classic took place in San Francisco over the Aug. 22nd weekend, and while Lewis Kent and Caitlin Judd took home the titles, they may have a new challenger on their hands. If you've never heard of the Beer Mile before, it's ...
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    The Brew Review Crew

  • Mexican Cake – Best Spiced Stout!?

    Brew Review Crew
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:21 pm
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  • Bell’s Homebrew Competition 2015 — Winner Goes to GABF!

    Brew Review Crew
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:21 pm
    On September 19th, 2015, the 6th Annual Bell’s Homebrew Competition Kick-off and Expo at Bell’s beautiful Eccentic Cafe in Kalamazoo, MI.  This is a chance for homebrewers to take a Bell’s base beer, and add their own personal touch on it. There is no registration fee; however, in order to enter the competition you must use Bell’s wort, which is available for free at the Kickoff while supplies last. The first-place homebrewer will not only be able to brew their beer at the original brewery (the beer will be released on tap at the Cafe), but they will also be going to…
  • Brew Review Crew: On Tap Episode 12 – STOP Being a Beer Snob! Count Chocula & Pop Tart Beers? Weed Beer?!

    Brew Review Crew
    23 Aug 2015 | 7:01 am
    SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES LEAVE US A 5 STAR REVIEW ON iTUNES! SUBSCRIBE ON STITCHER RADIO LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD Thanks so much for checking out another episode of the On Tap podcast! Check out the links to the stories we brought to you in this week’s episode! A Brand New Weed-Infused Beer! Count Chocula and Pop Tarts Bring Breakfast Deliciousness to Craft Beer Thieves Open 1,200 Bottles of Beer but don’t Drink a Sip! Time to Dial Back on the Craft Beer Snobbery HEADSHOTS! How to Shotgun a Beer in a Bottle! CHOCK! The only product you need to help organize your fridge! by The post Brew…
  • Weyerbacher 20th Anniversary Ale – A Real GAME CHANGER!

    Brew Review Crew
    19 Aug 2015 | 1:49 pm
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  • The Health Benefits of Beer!

    Brew Review Crew
    19 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    If you thought beer couldn’t get any better, you were wrong!  Beer isn’t just our favorite beverage, it also has a ton of added health benefits.  This infographic courtesy of ( shows just how Beer can help improve your Body,Brain, and Beauty. by The post The Health Benefits of Beer! appeared first on The Brew Review Crew.
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  • Trophy Beers, Are They Worth It?

    John Fahrner
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    Let us hunt! Chasing trophy beers, it’s arguably the most annoying trend that accompanies craft beer and we see it all the time. People on social media pestering random liquor store accounts demanding that things be held for them. People lining up outside a bar creating a wait that can last hours due to some “rare” tapping. Beer is meant to be enjoyed not fought over like a mid 90’s tickle me Elmo found on Black Friday. I’m lucky enough to get my hands on…
  • Bad Brew Series – Part 1 – Kirkland Light

    29 Aug 2015 | 5:17 pm
    I can drink macro beer, I can. I can, I can, I can do it.  In fact, a lot of us in the craft beer industry have a favorite closet macro.  I often hear a lot of craft beer folks exclaim their love for PBR, Yuengling, Rolling Rock even gasp Bud.  These types of beers are good on a hot day or when your boss hands you his favorite beer.  They tend to be cheap, light, limited on flavor, smell like corn and remind me…
  • Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewery – Beer Review

    29 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    When my buddy John reviewed Soul Style from Green Flash I was excited to read his opinion on that beer.  We seem to have the same likes/dislikes when it comes to beer so his reviews give me the chance to “virtually” try a lot of beers.  When he dislikes a beer, I save money.  When John likes a beer I try to find it.  He liked Soul Style but what really got me excited was the response from the brewery. You’ve heard it from me…
  • Brews Up Homebrewing Conference

    Beth Pickhard
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:33 am
    There was lots of drinking, laughing and general silliness and a bunch of support for a community I love. This year’s National Homebrewing Conference was held in San Diego. It was my first American Homebrewers Association event and it was a fascinating experience. Truth be told, the conference was much different than I had expected. Why? I didn’t think Wil Wheaton would be there. Then again, that guy likes to homebrew. He seemed surprised (as I was) over the level of fun and sincerity the homebrew…
  • Soul Style IPA : Beer Review

    John Fahrner
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Throw a rock in a liquor store or in a good bar on any given night and you’re bound to hit an IPA.  They’re everywhere, and the variety of different IPA styles with varying levels of complexity are becoming more and more common.  It doesn’t seem all that long ago that we we’re lining up for big burly Imperial double hop bombs that only hit the shelf once a year and were so limited that if you missed that beer you very well might have…
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    Northwest Beer Guide (aka, The Pickled Liver)

  • Brewery Release: NW: Coming Soon ... No-Li Copper Donkey Winter Warmer

    3 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    Press ReleaseSpokane, WA…It’s time to put on your ugly sweaters and grab the newest seasonal selection from No-Li! Hello, Copper Donkey!Following a 'funky monkey' is not an easy feat, but this twist on a classic Moscow Mule more than rises to the occasion! Brewed with fresh ginger and Equinox hops to accentuate notes of lime and lemon, Copper Donkey will continue No-Li's play off of well-known citrus cocktails and replace Winter Warmer as their winter seasonal.Damon Scott, No-Li’s Brewery Operations Manager, says, "Winter Warmer has always been well received, but we really want to push…
  • Brewery News: WA: Seattle: Piketoberfest returns October 4th, from 4pm - 8pm. Tickets on sale now.

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    Press ReleaseSunday, October 4 from 4PM to 8PM Benefits Pike Place Market Foundation Ticket includes 10 drink tickets, authentic PIKETOBERFEST beer mug, all food, music and discounted parking at Russell Investment Center garage.Celebrate the harvest season at PIKETOBERFEST- a Beer, Charcuterie and Harvest Festival.Featuring local meats, sauerkrauts, cheeses and more, paired with craft beers, wines and spirits.  Compare our regional food and drinks to their classic German counterparts and toast Piketoberfest with live music in Pike Brewing's Microbrewery Museum…
  • Brewery News: British Columbia: Central City Brewers + Distillers announces pending release of Patrick O’ Pumpkin Barrel-Aged Imperial Pumpkin Ale & Red Racer Spiced Pumpkin Ale

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    Press ReleaseSurrey, B.C. – A new fiery character-based beer smashes through the season with Patrick O’ Pumpkin. A seasoned and embittered lawman who has fallen to the dark side, Patrick O’ Pumpkin is as ruthless as they come, squashing even the scariest jack-o’-lanterns with no tricks or treats, confronting Detective Saison. In a city where corruption and crime rule all, justice is brewing… “Our Central City storyline has been a fun way to showcase our seasonal (character) beers,” says Tim Barnes, Vice-President…
  • Brewery News: WA: Seattle: Spinnaker Bay Brewing announces sponsorship of "4th Annual Pink Boat Regatta"

    2 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Press Release Hillman City, Seattle, Wash. - Spinnaker Bay Brewing, the single solely women-owned brewery in Washington, is honored to donate their craft as the official beer of the 4th Annual Pink Boat Regatta fundraiser to benefit breast cancer research.The main event, which will be held on September 13 at Shilshole Bay Marina in Seattle, is expecting to see over 50 boats in the race and several hundred participants, to include breast cancer survivors and supporters. For the second year, a sister race was held in Bellingham on August 30.“Boating has been a part of our…
  • Brewery News: OR: Bend: Deschutes Brewery selects artist Taylor Rose for this year's Jubelale bottle art

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    Press ReleaseBend, Oregon – ...  –  Deschutes Brewery’s winter seasonal, Jubelale, will start showing up on shelves and tap handles next month to help herald in the cooler days of fall. Inside the bottle, fans will find the warm spiciness, dried fruit and a hoppy finish they’ve come to love. Outside the bottle, this year’s packaging features a detailed illustration by artist Taylor Rose featuring a wintery hiking scene along a trout-filled riverbank.Taylor said, “I wanted this illustration to be all about the beauty of adventuring on a cold snowy night. It’s…
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    CellarMonk ~ Review, Rate, Read & Revere Beer

  • Pivovar Kout na Šumavě

    25 Aug 2015 | 9:15 am
    Kout Brewery was founded probably after disappearance of Rýzmberk castle during the 30 year war. First written records are however dated later in the first years of the 18th century. Records mention the year of 1736 as the foundation year. The Read More...
  • Pivovar Kout na Šumavě Koutská 10°

    25 Aug 2015 | 9:10 am
  • Fownes Brewing Co. Ltd

    21 Aug 2015 | 8:19 am
    It is often said, that in life, you should do what you love. At The Fownes Brewing Company that meant channelling our passion and energy into developing a brand where traditional fantasy storytelling is as important Read More...
  • August 21st, 2015

    21 Aug 2015 | 1:46 am
    Forget bottled water. Filtered water is so much better for you.
  • MONYO Brewing Co.

    20 Aug 2015 | 11:38 am
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    Real Ale Review

  • Little Wild

    Martin Gray
    7 Aug 2015 | 7:41 am
    Commercial description: A lively red IPA made with Pale, Munich and Carapils Malts plus a generous helping of Chinook, Sorachi Ace, Columbus, Cascade & Amarillo hops. This beer dances around your tongue but then packs in a good punch. A beer with a robust bitterness that is broad and bracing, but held together firmly by [&hellip The post Little Wild appeared first on Real Ale Review.
  • Jennings Sneck Lifter

    Martin Gray
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:22 am
    Commercial description:An award winning beer, a strong, satisfying ale, wonderfully warming and full of complex flavours, which create an intriguing beer of great character. Sneck Lifter was first introduced in 1990 as a winter warmer. In northern dialect sneck means door latch and a sneck lifter was a man’s last sixpence which enabled him to [&hellip The post Jennings Sneck Lifter appeared first on Real Ale Review.
  • Wolf Brewery Silver Fox

    Martin Gray
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:19 am
    Commercial description: Silver Fox from Wolf Brewery is a refreshingly zesty pale beer. Wolf Brewery Silver Fox was purchased as a present from my sister who lives near the brewery in Besthorpe in Norfolk. The Wolf Brewery has been established in Norfolk since 1995 and prides itself on producing high quality real ales made with [&hellip The post Wolf Brewery Silver Fox appeared first on Real Ale Review.
  • Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown Ale

    Martin Gray
    10 Jul 2015 | 6:59 am
    Commercial description: Brewed at Samuel Smith’s small, traditional British brewery with well water, best barley malt, roasted barley, yeast and aromatic hops. Nut Brown Ale is relatively dry with a rich amber-brown colour and nutty flavour derived exclusively from small amounts of dark malt. I purchased a Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown Ale because i absolutely [&hellip The post Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown Ale appeared first on Real Ale Review.
  • Isis Pale Compass

    Martin Gray
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:53 am
    Commercial description:  This beer has been crafted with fruity European hops to complement Crystal and golden malted barleys, then dry hopped with American citrus hops for an excellent finish. Isis Pale Ale is a transatlantic tipple that, like the best boat race crews, is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Isis Pale, named [&hellip The post Isis Pale Compass appeared first on Real Ale Review.
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  • Rock ‘n Roll Beer – Five Bands/Five Brews

    Vinnie Penn
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:30 pm
    The days of shouting “sell-out” at your television while a Rolling Stones or Bog Seger tune play during a commercial are evidently over. Furthermore, a popular band slapping their name on the side of a case of beer has not only arrived, but many bands are affiliating themselves with either extremely reputable breweries, extremely savvy marketing plans, or both. Loosely translated: the “Beer is Good” This does not typically mean the band’s beer is available at a venue they are performing at on a given night, but it can mean getting a case shouldn’t be that…
  • Top California Cabernets

    Genie Davis
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:45 pm
    With California Cabernet considered one of the top selling, most-liked red wines in the nation, it’s no surprise that there are a number of contenders vying for the top. California’s Cabernets are a product of the state’s warm climate and the bountifully rich and full-bodied grapes the weather produces. In fact, there are over 75,000 acres of Cabernet grapes planted in the state. Whether grown in Napa, Sonoma, or Santa Ynez, from a wide array of vintages in the budget category to the most celebrated and costly Cabernet, here are some excellent choices for experiencing the best in…
  • The Growth of Cicerone As A Profession

    Eva du Monteil
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:31 pm
    The industry of craft beer is growing by leaps and bounds, and with it the number of employments opportunity increases – and the cicerone is the hottest thing in the beer world right now. With a spectacular number of new beer brands, brews, and even limited editions, flavors combinations are seemingly endless – unless you know how to best select and pair beer. Additionally, as breweries are pushing the boundaries of beer making further and further and experimenting without much practical knowledge, brewing can often result in accidents and produce “off” flavors – and some…
  • Ballast Point San Diego Brewing

    Genie Davis
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:22 pm
    The word ballast refers to stability, and Ballast Point Brewing is one of the most stable and expansive craft brewers in California. Begun as a home brewing venture, today Ballast Point offers a wide range of beers including a gold-winner IPA, as well as spirits such as spiced rum and a crisp gin. Ballast Point was the first micro-distillery allowed in San Diego since the days of prohibition. The company’s expansion has been exponential. Ballast’s brewers weren’t content to simply brew beer. Founder Jack White always had the vision to offer high-quality spirits, as well as training…
  • Celebrate Labor Day Weekend at the 2015 Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival

    Eric Mohrman
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:15 pm
    We all love to relax with a brew or two during Labor Day weekend, but if you’re in Galveston, Texas, you can kick back with more than 400 craft beers. From September 4 through 6, 2015, it’s the sixth annual Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival. The three-day event is hosted on over 240 acres of natural beauty at Moody Gardens. Two Must-Do Signature Events The BrewHaHa Grand Tasting is on Saturday, September 5, from 3:00 to 6:30 pm. It takes place in the Moody Gardens Convention Center, and tickets cost $35 per person in advance or $40 at the door (limited admissions available). This is…
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  • Speculation over craft beer ‘definition’ rises amid countdown to UCB launch

    Craig Guthrie
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Speculation is rising that the newly formed United Craft Brewers association could introduce a set of formal guidelines to define craft beer in the UK during its launch this month. The UCB, formed among Camden Town Brewery, Magic Rock Brewing, Beavertown Brewery and BrewDog in May, has said it will define what craft beer is -and what it isn’t – with a view to protecting the interests of the British craft breweries. Such a stance threatens to put it on a collision course with more established UK brewery associations that have strong links with brewers that may not meet this new…
  • Interview: Euroboozer’s Martyn Railton on bringing US craft beers to the UK

    Craig Guthrie
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Growth figures released by the US Brewer’s Association earlier this year underlined that the potential export market for the country’s craft beer is vast and growing. Meanwhile, the UK’s seemingly unquenchable thirst for new and different beers is making it a top export target for the country’s thousand of brewers. While it was American innovation and flavours that inspired the new wave of British craft brewers – and many pioneering UK brands have wisely enlisted American brew chiefs – it is perhaps surprising that up until even a year ago, there were only a few…
  • London brewers look to the past for beer’s future

    Dan Burford
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:06 pm
      I was lucky enough to attend an event hosted by the brewery Anspach & Hobday recently. What wasn’t so lucky was that I got roped into helping out behind the bar…. They were showcasing their range, talking through the beers and giving out free samples of their Pale Ale, Cream Ale, IPA and Stout Porter. With each sample Paul Anspach was discussing the process, ingredients, techniques and ideas behind them. Unfortunately I was behind the bar preparing the samples and cleaning the glasses, but the little of the talk I did hear sounded fascinating and the audience seemed…
  • Truman’s Brewery

    Jeremy Springall
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:20 am
    Until the late 1980s beer in East London was synonymous with Truman’s brewery until the company folded and disappeared from our pubs. It was thought that the black eagle on the pump clips would never been seen again until 2013 when in Hackney Wick they started brewing once again. Theirs is a story just like any great drama containing elements of success, failure and now renewal just like a modern day Lazarus.  Truman’s was first founded in 1666 on Brick Lane in East London and based on the demand for its Porter it steadily grew in size till the 18th century when Ben Truman came…
  • Canning lines installed at Harbour Brewing and Wild Beer

    Alister Mcneish
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:38 am
    Craft brewery suppliers Vigo have installed American Beer Equipment (ABE) canning lines at The Harbour Brewing Co in Cornwall, and The Wild Beer Co in Shepton Mallet. The canning line installations come after Vigo started a partnership with ABE in February, becoming their UK agents. Jon Clatworthy, Vigo’s Commercial Sales Director noted that cans help protect beer from light and oxygen and retain fresh hop flavours. “We chose ABE because they developed their LinCan canning line in response to the needs of craft brewers and they have an excellent reputation in the US for design and…
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