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  • It’s beer festival season … is your event using Eventbrite? (video)

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    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Sponsored Post: Gear up for your next event with Eventbrite Tis’ the season of craft beer! That’s right — Oktoberfest is nearly here and it’s time to lock down the details for your party. There is still plenty of time to set up an event page and start selling out tickets for this Fall. Eventbrite makes it easy for pubs, breweries, and guilds to take their events live and attract beer lovers to taste the latest brew and share their excitement with the community. Let’s take New York Beer Week for example: Since 2012, Eventbrite has partnered with the New York Brewers Guild to…
  • In Chicago, a Tasting Tour of Barrel-Aged Beer

    NYT > Beer
    4 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The city is a bastion of craft brews that gain character from time spent in bourbon barrels.
  • 5 Rabbit Cerveceria Vida y Muerte In Bottles

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    Jonny Fullpint
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Bedford Park, IL – You asked for it, and 5 Rabbit Cerveceria is bringing it! Märzen-style with dulce de leche and cinammon, V… The post 5 Rabbit Cerveceria Vida y Muerte In Bottles appeared first on thefullpint.com.
  • Pic(k) of the Week: Cask pour in Technicolor

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    THOMAS CIZAUSKAS
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:38 am
    Bright colors saturate the background at Fat Tuesday's, a New Orleans-styled pub in Fairfax, Virginia, as a representative of Heavy Seas Brewing pours a pint from a cask of Loose Cannon IPA (infused, in the cask, with grapefruit zest and Maryland-grown Cascade hops). The nautically-themed, Baltimore, Maryland-based, brewery was celebrating International Talk Like A Pirate Day by tapping casks of its India Pale Ale, simultaneously, in over forty establishments, in eleven states and the District of Columbia, in an attempt to establish a Guinness Book of World Records record for the most casks…
  • Tasting Beer with Randy Mosher – BeerSmith Podcast #89

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    Brad Smith and Friends
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Randy Mosher, the author of Radical Brewing and Mastering Homebrew joins me this week to discuss tasting beer, beer aroma, judging beer and also his upcoming book. Its another great episode with one of home brewing’s masters! 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 (46:17) Randy Mosher the author of Radical Brewing, Tasting Beer and the upcoming book Mastering Homebrew (all Amazon Affiliate links) joins me to discuss beer tasting, beer self-awareness, judging…
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  • It’s beer festival season … is your event using Eventbrite? (video)

    BeerPulse curator
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Sponsored Post: Gear up for your next event with Eventbrite Tis’ the season of craft beer! That’s right — Oktoberfest is nearly here and it’s time to lock down the details for your party. There is still plenty of time to set up an event page and start selling out tickets for this Fall. Eventbrite makes it easy for pubs, breweries, and guilds to take their events live and attract beer lovers to taste the latest brew and share their excitement with the community. Let’s take New York Beer Week for example: Since 2012, Eventbrite has partnered with the New York Brewers Guild to…
  • Widmer Brothers Winternacht and Pilsner join 30 Beers for 30 Years Series

    Press Release
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:04 pm
    News Wire:  (Portland, OR) – The 30 Beers for 30 Years Series continues today as Widmer Brothers Brewing re-releases two important beers in the brewery’s 30-year history. Winternacht and Pilsner represent important milestones that took place in the late-‘90s, and are available in 22-ounce bottles and on draught starting today in the Portland area. Winternacht is the brewery’s longtime winter seasonal – originally introduced in 1997 and retired in 2004 – and is brewed in the fashion of a Sticke Alt, which is a stronger, darker version of the traditional Altbier. The beer…
  • Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin makes curtain call

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    21 Sep 2014 | 5:48 pm
    News Wire:  (Paso Robles, CA) – Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s Velvet Merkin barrel-aged oatmeal stout is set to make a curtain call with the release of the 2014 vintage starting on September 15. “We let our hair down with the 2014 Velvet Merkin and changed up the barrel mix a bit compared to previous vintages,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “Velvet Merkin has always had this signature milk chocolate character, but now the vanilla notes are more pronounced as well. We’re pretty stoked on this vintage.” The 2014 Velvet Merkin was primarily aged in bourbon barrels…
  • Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru now available in select markets

    Press Release
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:56 pm
    News Wire:  (Boston, MA) – The brewers at Samuel Adams are no strangers to taking time to focus on their passion projects, and the latest example is the 2014 release of Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru. Kosmic Mother Funk (KMF) is a unique Belgian ale, aged in Hungarian oak tuns for over a year and fermented with multiple micro-organisms found in the environment of the historic brewery. On August 23rd, the Samuel Adams brewers are releasing a small batch version called Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru that’s been uniquely aged for two years in the Barrel Room at the Boston…
  • Gordon Biersch changes look on core beers, Golden Export released for 25th anniversary

    Press Release
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:17 pm
    News Wire:  (San Jose, CA) – As Gordon Biersch Brewing Company continues celebrating its 25th anniversary, the company has unveiled a new look for its collection of heritage, German-style craft beers with updated bottles and box packaging and introduced its second 25th anniversary beer, Golden Export Lager. GOLDEN EXPORT: Coming on the heels of Gordon Biersch 25th Anniversary Dunkles, Golden Export is a German blonde helles style lager created in keeping with techniques Dortmunder breweries employed for the style in the mid-1800s. The “export” was added when beers of this style…
 
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  • 5 Rabbit Cerveceria Vida y Muerte In Bottles

    Jonny Fullpint
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Bedford Park, IL – You asked for it, and 5 Rabbit Cerveceria is bringing it! Märzen-style with dulce de leche and cinammon, V… The post 5 Rabbit Cerveceria Vida y Muerte In Bottles appeared first on thefullpint.com.
  • Worthy Brewing Releases Powder Keg Winter Ale

    Jonny Fullpint
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Bend, OR – As cold weather approaches, Worthy Brewing Company is releasing their Winter seasonal, Powder Keg Winter Ale. Th… The post Worthy Brewing Releases Powder Keg Winter Ale appeared first on thefullpint.com.
  • Have Enjoy By 10.31.14 IPA AND Enjoy After 10.31.15 Brett IPA Shipped to Your Door

    Dan
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    Hot dog, our friends from InsideTheCellar.com have two special Stone beers for you, Stone Enjoy By 10.31.14 (Halloween) and Stone … The post Have Enjoy By 10.31.14 IPA AND Enjoy After 10.31.15 Brett IPA Shipped to Your Door appeared first on thefullpint.com.
  • Hopworks Release Abominable Winter Ale

    Jonny Fullpint
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    Portland, OR – Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) is releasing the cult-classic Abominable Winter Ale beginning in October. T… The post Hopworks Release Abominable Winter Ale appeared first on thefullpint.com.
  • Saint Archer Expands Distribution To The Bay Area

    Jonny Fullpint
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    San Diego, CA – Saint Archer Brewing Company is proud to announce that its beers will soon be available in the San Francisco Ba… The post Saint Archer Expands Distribution To The Bay Area appeared first on thefullpint.com.
 
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  • Pic(k) of the Week: Cask pour in Technicolor

    THOMAS CIZAUSKAS
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:38 am
    Bright colors saturate the background at Fat Tuesday's, a New Orleans-styled pub in Fairfax, Virginia, as a representative of Heavy Seas Brewing pours a pint from a cask of Loose Cannon IPA (infused, in the cask, with grapefruit zest and Maryland-grown Cascade hops). The nautically-themed, Baltimore, Maryland-based, brewery was celebrating International Talk Like A Pirate Day by tapping casks of its India Pale Ale, simultaneously, in over forty establishments, in eleven states and the District of Columbia, in an attempt to establish a Guinness Book of World Records record for the most casks…
  • #VeggieDag Thursday. Quick Links for September 2014.

    THOMAS CIZAUSKAS
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    VeggieDag Thursday is an occasional Thursday post on issues of an animal-free diet, ecology, and the environment. *************Quick links for August 2014 24 September 2014:"There is a tentative sign of hope for the mass migration of monarch butterflies, whose numbers dropped to their lowest level ever last year. The head of Mexico's nature reserves, Luis Fueyo, said the first butterflies have been seen entering Mexico earlier than usual this year. Fueyo said it is too early to say whether butterfly numbers will rebound this year from a series of sharp drops, but noted 'this premature…
  • Farewell, summer. Tonight at 10:29, it's the Autumnal Equinox.

    THOMAS CIZAUSKAS
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:15 pm
    I trod upon my carpet of gold,While the reds, the browns, and the enduring greensBespeckle the pathway beneath my feet,Casting autumn's prism in all its glory. —Verse by Genovaite Ambraziejus Cizauskas, my mother.Tonight, at 10:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time (2:29 Universal Time), it will be the exact moment at which the Autumnal (or September) Equinox will occur. And, at that moment, autumn will have begun (or spring, in the southern hemisphere).At the instant of the September equinox, the midday sun will be shining straight overhead at the equator. As the September equinox sun crosses…
  • Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 36/37, 2014.

    THOMAS CIZAUSKAS
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    A bi-weekly, non-comprehensive roundup of news of beer and other things.Weeks 36/3731 August - 13 September 20142014.09.12Americans prefer red wine over white, by 58% to 42%. —Via Washington Post Wonk Blog. 2014.09.11Washington D.C.-based Air Force F-16 pilots, lacking live ammunition on 11 September 2001, were prepared to ram the hijackers with their jet. —Via Washington Post 2014.09.08How much -and which- alcohol is drunk in the world during a week? —Interactive infographic via Ghost in the Data (Source: World Health Organization) 2014.09.06Nationals Park, in Washington, D.C., will be…
  • Pic(k) of the Week: Dirndl und bier

    THOMAS CIZAUSKAS
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:25 am
    Autumn begins Monday evening, but today could be considered the unofficial beginning of the fall season. At noon, today ―München (Munich), Germany time― the lord mayor of Munich, in Bavaria, tapped the first keg of the Oktoberfest. Standing in the Spaten (Schottenhamel) tent, he proclaimed, "O'zapft is!" ("the barrel has been tapped"), and the world's largest party commenced, for the 181st time. For the next sixteen days, today until 5 October, over 6.5 million people will attend Oktoberfest in Munich. They'll drink more than 5.8 million Maßkrug of Oktoberfest beer, mugs holding a liter…
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  • Tasting Beer with Randy Mosher – BeerSmith Podcast #89

    Brad Smith and Friends
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Randy Mosher, the author of Radical Brewing and Mastering Homebrew joins me this week to discuss tasting beer, beer aroma, judging beer and also his upcoming book. Its another great episode with one of home brewing’s masters! 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 (46:17) Randy Mosher the author of Radical Brewing, Tasting Beer and the upcoming book Mastering Homebrew (all Amazon Affiliate links) joins me to discuss beer tasting, beer self-awareness, judging…
  • Improving Beer Clarity and Finings : In Depth – Part 2

    Brad Smith and Friends
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    This is the second part of my four part series on beer clarity. Last week we covered how to measure beer haze and some of the major causes of beer clarity issues. This week we’re going to go in-depth and discuss yeast, proteins and tannins and begin to cover how to control and improve beer clarity through ingredient selection. Yeast Clarity Issues in Beer and Mitigation Yeast cells, at 5-10 microns in size, are certainly large enough to cause clarity issues in your beer, particularly younger beers. At the end of fermentation, most yeast cells will “flocculate” or fall out of…
  • Mead Making with Michael Fairbrother – BeerSmith Podcast #88

    Brad Smith and Friends
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    Michael Fairbrother from Moonlight Meadery joins me to discuss how you can make mead with the same equipment you are using now to brew beer. Michael walks us through the entire mead making process and provides some great tips along the way! 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 (46:11) Michael Fairbrother joins me from Moonlight Meadery for a discussion on mead. Michael is the founder and CEO of Moonlight Meadery, now one of the largest meaderies in the…
  • Brewing Lagers with John Bolton, Dave Carpenter – BeerSmith Podcast #87

    Brad Smith and Friends
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:35 pm
    John Bolton and Dave Carpenter join me from Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine to talk about brewing lagers. We cover the major procedures and techniques needed to brew a good lager including considerations like refrigeration, starter size and avoiding off flavors. 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 (40:50) John Bolton is President and CEO of Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine. John previously built a large publishing business in 2007 and has now made the transition…
  • Improving Beer Clarity and Finings : In Depth – Part 1

    Brad Smith and Friends
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    This is the first part of my detailed series on beer clarity and finings, and is based on a presentation I did for this year’s National Homebrew Conference on the same subject. In this first part, I’m going to cover what beer clarity is, how its defined and measured and the potential causes of haze or clarity problems in beer. When Clarity Matters Crystal clear beer is a goal for many beer styles. Commercial brewers go to great lengths to assure the clarity and stability of their finished beers. However, clarity does not always matter. For darker beers like Browns, Porters, Bocks,…
 
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  • Cape Ann Brewing Makes Switch from Bottles to Cans, Brings Packaged Production Home

    Ryan
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Cape Ann Brewing Company announced on Tuesday (9/2) that they are changing their packaging from bottles to cans which will now be produced at their new canning facility in Gloucester, MA. The announcement accompanied information about the Brewery’s 10th Anniversary Oktoberfest Party to be held Friday October 3 at the Pub in Gloucester featuring “ a special anniversary beer, 10th Anniversary Beer, a first of it’s kind beer brewed with 10 different types of Malt, 10 different varieties of Hops, and 10 different strains of yeast.” -Ryan   Press Release Below:…
  • 2nd Annual Capital Cup Brewfest – Concord NH – TODAY

    Sean-o
    6 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    Weekend on the Water/Capital Cup Brew Festival Concord, NH Concord Parks & Recreation and the Black Ice Pond Hockey Association are excited to announce the addition of the Capital Cup Brew Festival to the Weekend on the Water event being held September 6-7, 2014. The Capital Cup Brew Festival will take place on Saturday, September 6th, from 1:00-4:00 PM. The Capital Cup Brew Festival will feature over 25 Breweries: * 21st Amendment * 603 Brewery * Berkshire *Champlain Orchards ** Founders * Goose Island * Great Rhythm * Kelsen * Long Trail * New Planet * Newburyport Brewing * North Coast…
  • BBC 14 Kicks off with a Blast

    Ryan
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
      Our first few days of our trip to SoCal have been a whirlwind (more on that later) and the BeerBloggers Conference hadn’t even kicked off yet. Thursday we had the chance to join over a dozen other bloggers for a San Diego brewery tour hosted by APlusLimos. We met up and piled into a stretch limo excited for the festivities to begin. The Crew at Societe   Our first stop was Societe Brewing which was easily my favorite as well, not only was their selection of beer amazing but their use of old style silhouettes for beer logos is just cool. I didn’t follow the “beer…
  • Gate City Brewfest

    Jenny-J
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    The Home Run Derby will always hold a special place in our hearts If you have a need for great craft beer, tasty wings, and a day filled with family fun, then head to the city of Nashua this Saturday for the Gate City Brewfest. My brother-in-law Sean (our fearless leader and co-2beerguys founder) is one of the organizers. Although it has been a year since I attended with the family, all I have are warm fuzzies and good vibes when remembering the event. Everywhere I looked, people were smiling–whether sampling their new favorite brew, voting for their favorite wing, cheering on their…
  • SUMMER QUEST: Friends, lobster rolls and craft beer

    beergirl
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Official Boston Marathon start line! My friend Bianca and I have a great time coming up with random things to do to spice up our long walks. We are currently training for the 26th annual Jimmy Fund Walk http://www.jimmyfundwalk.org/@JimmyFund, the 26.2 mile Boston Marathon course to help raise funds to crush cancer.  We began our Jimmy Fund journeys separate, but together share a common goal to raise funds, support and cope with family/friends cancer struggles and keep our minds and bodies healthy. Amber at the start of the Jimmy Fund walk 2013 On a recent 7 mile power walk, Bianca and I…
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  • Book Tour Tales: Why Do I Love Upstate New York?

    Alan McLeod
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Back home. Been in the USA since Thursday and, unlike a lot of you who have to cross an ocean or get out a map, I was able to hit three grocery stores on the way home. See, I live 37 minutes from the international Thousand Islands Bridge, the most beautiful border crossing on the planet. So I bought laundry soap. But unlike most trips into the nearby Empire State, the family was not in tow. I don't take off in another direction all that often. Which means I had a lot of time in the car to think about stuff. Or at least stuff other than where Mr. Bunny had gotten himself to. It's always under…
  • What I May Think About When They Write About Beer

    Alan McLeod
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Jeff has written a good piece on the results to be drawn from the experience of being part of a NAGBW judging team:We had 34 entries that were published in probably ten different publications, and they ranged from very short reviews to lengthy pieces on styles, equipment, or process. One entry on a bit of brewing history ran on for thirty pages. When you immerse yourself that deeply into something, you have a chance to see patterns and habit--not all of them good. He gives four themes for better writing and then concludes that for "... those of you who read beer books, magazines, and blogs,…
  • Now... Learn How Canadian US Craft Beer Really Is!

    Alan McLeod
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Ruh-roh... this is not good news at all:Beer prices in North America may rise next year as brewers and maltsters face higher costs after cold, wet weather damaged Canadian barley crops and left farmers and tipplers crying in their beer. Canada, the world’s second-biggest exporter of malting barley, was already harvesting its smallest crop since 1968, before a recent dump of snow and freezing temperatures in Alberta, the biggest barley-growing province.So... that's what it's all about. Really. All that snickering about August snows on Canada's Prairie provinces is all fun and games until -…
  • Albany Ale: A Photo Of Taylor's Brewery From 1900

    Alan McLeod
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:59 am
    Look at that. Taylor's Brewery from around 1900. Craig posted it up on Facebook the other day and I immediately thought... too bad that bridge is in the way. So, I pulled out the fire insurance map from a few years yearlier and thought some cross referencing of the image would help clarify things. Click on the image for a larger version.Why is this important? Well, is anything important in this mortal coil? OK, why is this sorta neat? You will recall that Taylor is the biggest brewer in Albany, in New York State and maybe in America. Maybe even in all the Americas. But not in around 1900 when…
  • Must We Embrace The Myth Of Sameness?

    Alan McLeod
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    The race towards abandonment of actual craftwork in the making of craft beer races ahead, lead by the forces of big craft. Just look! Scoff if you must at mass domestic beers, but lessons learned from the makers of Budweiser and Miller Lite are helping to make sure your craft beer tastes the same from pint to pint. Far from the small and scrappy crew of home brewers that started the movement, craft brewers increasingly are turning to employees of much larger shops like Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors to tap their experience in creating beer with a consistent flavour and quality time after time…
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  • A lot about beer, written in a lot of places

    Stan Hieronymus
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    MONDAY BEER LINKS, MUSING 09.29.14 Last week Jeff Alworth, Boak & Bailey and Alan McLeod posted thoughts on beer writing, interesting on their own and further provoking interesting comments. Then McLeod followed that up with a must read. (Really, go read it.) Most of the time, the links I post here are to stuff I read during the week and think you might have overlooked. This week, I tweaked that a bit and focused just on publications that are not beer-specific. That’s because these days I can walk into gas station/convenience store smack dab in the middle of Missouri and choose…
  • Talking hops next Thursday in Denver

    Stan Hieronymus
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    CLS Farms in the Yakima Valley posted this picture of Medusa hop cones fresh off the bine earlier this week. This is the variety featured in Smithsonian magazine in July, and the one that will be the only hop in Sierra Nevada’s Harvest Wild Hop IPA later this year. I’ll be talking about native American hops, and how they may differ from hops simply found growing in the wild, among other things next Thursday evening at the Keg Ran Out Club’s World Brewers Forum at the Denver Marriott City Center. This event raises money for the Children’s Hospital of Denver is always…
  • Where in the beer world? 09.24.14

    Stan Hieronymus
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Think you know where in the beer world these photos were taken? Leave your answer as a comment. Pretty high tech bottle conditioning room at the bottom, don’t you think?
  • About that boring German beer – blame it on their yeast

    Stan Hieronymus
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    MONDAY BEER LINKS, MUSING 09.22.14 Zut alors! Great British pub may have been invented by the French. Ted Bruning spent 30 years trying to find Britain’s oldest pubs. What he learned and what he writes about in “Merrie England: The Medieval Roots of the Great British Pub” will turn some heads. After the Norman invasion of 1066, a wave of French merchants traveled to and from London to buy and sell wares from the banks of the Thames. It appears the wine bars they set up in the City of London might have been the first pubs in England. They would predate the first English-style…
  • Beer made by walking: Indigenous?

    Stan Hieronymus
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
    The Great American Beer Festival has an “Indigenous/Regional Beers” category.1 I should have mentioned that last week when I asked for reader help in understanding what makes a beer indigenous. I figured that out Saturday when a) Alan McLeod added a rather long comment (long enough to turn into a post of his own), and b) we hung out at Scratch Brewing after a pleasant bit of bike riding in the not-too-hilly roads around Ava, Illinois. Last year at the Great American Beer Festival founder/brewers Marika Josephson, Aaron Kleidon and Ryan Tockstein decided if they were going to…
 
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  • Beer Wish-List, Q4, 2014

    Bailey
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:55 am
    Boak & Bailey's Beer Blog - Writing about beer and pubs since 2007 Though we try to enjoy what’s at hand — we drink a lot of St Austell in the pub — there are a few exotic out-of-town beers we can’t help daydreaming about. 1. Pabst’s take on Ballantine IPA. Since reading Mitch Steele’s excellent book on IPA, we’ve been dying to go back in time and try this highly influential beer. This, for now, looks as close as we’re going to get. Is anyone planning to import it into the UK? 2. The revised version of Fuller’s/Melissa…
  • Watney’s on Objective Tasting

    Bailey
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:55 am
    Boak & Bailey's Beer Blog - Writing about beer and pubs since 2007 The Watney’s Quality Control manual we’re currently digesting not only contain instructions for brewing but also sets out how to manage a beer tasting session. “You want me to take advice on tasting beer from Watney’s!?” our older readers might cry at this point. The fact is, it’s hard to read the QC tome without gaining a certain respect for the care and attention the Big Red Giant put into process, even if the products weren’t, er… universally adored. The purpose of this…
  • Best of Beerylongreads & Next Time

    Bailey
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:56 am
    Boak & Bailey's Beer Blog - Writing about beer and pubs since 2007 Starting last September, we’ve prompted four rounds of ‘beerylongreads’ in which we and others aim to produce something longer and more in-depth than usual. The next is scheduled for Saturday 29 November (details below). In the meantime, of the 50-odd posts that have emerged, these are some of our favourites, in no particular order. Leigh Linley on Wells’s Banana Bread Beer (March 2014) — a fresh, sincere, enthusiastic look at a quirky beer that’s far from trendy, but certainly…
  • News, Nuggets & Longreads 27/09/2014

    Bailey
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:09 am
    Boak & Bailey's Beer Blog - Writing about beer and pubs since 2007 Adapted from Adnams, Southwold, by Martin Pettitt, via Flickr, under a Creative Commons licence. We’re off on our holidays this afternoon but have a few posts scheduled to pop up during next week. Though we’re determined not to do any work, we’ll probably have a beer or two and visit the odd pub, so expect Tweets and Facebook updates. In the meantime, here’s our usual round-up of interesting things to read around the beerier corners of the the internet. → Saved to Pocket this week:…
  • Porter Tasting: Batch 2

    Bailey
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:22 am
    Boak & Bailey's Beer Blog - Writing about beer and pubs since 2007 UPDATE 12:35 26/09/2014: the purpose of this exercise, for those who missed the previous posts, is to find a beer that suits us, with a view to selecting finalists for a ‘taste-off’ before buying a case to see us through the winter. It’s not ‘the best’ but something much more floaty and subjective. And that’s probably not the cap from the Brew by Numbers beer in the pic above. This week, we tasted three porters from the trendier end of the spectrum, all in 330ml bottles, and…
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  • Victory To Add Canning Line in Parkesburg [UPDATED 24-Sep-14]

    Jack Curtin
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    UPDATE: Victory made it official with a website news release this afternoon. Summer Love Ale will be the first canned release, presumably late next spring or early summer. This comes via the Inevitable (and Useful) Ruch and was obtained from BeerAdvocate.com (which means ain’t nothin’ nowhere officially been said).  Take it for what it’s worth. According to an impromptu conversation with employees at Victory’s new brewery in Parkersburg PA, Victory will begin canning their most popular beers “soon”. Last year Troegs began canning several of their beers,…
  • A list of the top ten American-brewed pilsners which you just might find surprising.

    Jack Curtin
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    BeerInfo.com has posted this list of the “Top Ten German Pilsners Brewed in the United States.” 1. Pivo – Firestone Walker Brewing – California 2. Soaring Eagle Pilsner – Feather Falls Casino Brewing – California 3. American Pilsner – Grand Canyon Brewing – Arizona 4. Couch Lager – Burnside Brewing – Oregon 5. Pilsner – Marble Brewery – New Mexico 6. Sunshine Pils – Tröegs Brewing – Pennsylvania 7. Cameron’s Lager – Cameron’s Brewing – Canada 8. Pavlov’s Pils – C.B. & Potts…
  • Synchronicity.

    Jack Curtin
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    It is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and these two bottles of Piraat Tripel Hop, a new dry-hopped ale introduced this summer by Brouwerij Van Steenberge, just arrived on my doorstop courtesy of the fine folks at Global Beer Network. Given the perfect timing, I might feel duty bound to consume both of them before the day is done. Arrrggh!
  • Oh, what the hell, here’s some news of my own.

    Jack Curtin
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    From today’s Craft Business Daily: Pennsylvania-based, top 30 craft brewer Victory Brewing Co. has just announced it will hit its 35th state of distribution this month: Nevada. Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada will take it there. “Nevada has a huge craft beer culture that celebrates everything about brewing, drinking and appreciating all there is in the business,” said Victory VP sales and marketing Steve German. “We’ve had many requests to bring our beer to the area,” he added. I had  a long telephone interview/conversation with some folks at Victory…
  • And then the flood gates opened….

    Jack Curtin
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:24 pm
    I suppose that the last post, my supposed “Facebook friendly” character flaw aside, mostly proves that both Richard Ruch and I are old farts who are out of the loop. Or maybe not, who cares? In any case, that post has brought forth several private responses including one from Lappy his ownself, but mostly from Bryan Kolesar who is, dare I say it, “loop friendly.” Or maybe just loopy, also who cares? Lappy wanted to  apologize that I didn’t know his stuff, but that way lies madness. If everybody who knew stuff apologized to the likes of me who didn’t, the…
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  • Pints for Prostates Ultimate European Beer Tour Scheduled for Oct. 8-18, 2015

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – BeerTrips.com 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. BeerTrips.com 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…
  • Beer Naming Contest Gives Chance to Win a Free 6-Month Membership to The Rare Beer Club

    6 Jul 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Lake Forest, CA – The Rare Beer Club™ is collaborating with Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, NC to create this year’s Pints for Prostates/Rare Beer Club™ exclusive beer.  Pints for Prostates raises awareness among men about the importance of regular health screenings and PSA testing through the universal language of beer and has been working together with The Rare Beer Club™ and U.S.craft breweries for the last five years creating inventive and exciting beers to help communicate their mission statement.  The beer will be featured in the club in September 2014, coinciding with…
 
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    Pete Brown

  • Cask ale is booming as part of the craft beer revolution - new Cask Report launches today

    Pete Brown
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:41 am
    Every year I'm paid to compile the Cask Report on behalf of Cask Matters - a loose affiliation of brewers and industry bodies including SIBA, CAMRA, Cask Marque and most of the leading regional and family brewers in the UK. The eighth report launches today to coincide with the start of Cask Ale Week.Success makes people nervous, and with some justification. When you're struggling on your way up, as a business, or as a person or organisation putting forward a point of view, argument or campaign which you hope will change hearts and minds, you know very clearly what you have to do:…
  • How to fail completely at social media: an object lesson from @StrongbowUK

    Pete Brown
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    Good marketing practice is not that difficult. It just seems that it's so much easier to screw it up.Whenever I've been in a meeting room where marketers are discussing social media, everyone agrees unanimously that the difference between it and straightforward advertising is that it's a two-way street. Twitter and Facebook are platforms for conversations. In strategic meetings, at conferences and in marketing textbooks everywhere, everyone says they understand this.And yet in practice, it's so very different.Today, this tweet appeared on my timeline.It made me quite annoyed. While I'm sure…
  • When will the anti-alcohol lobby stop lying about the '£21 billion' cost of alcohol to society?

    Pete Brown
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:09 am
    They're at it again.Yesterday a cross-party committee of MPs (working with the professional liars at Alcohol Concern, natch) demanded that health warnings become mandatory on alcohol labels in order to combat what they described as an 'epidemic' of alcohol related harm. It claimed the costs of alcohol abuse to society are "ever increasing". It also said we need a minimum unit price for alcohol, that alcohol advertising needs to be more tightly controlled, and that the drink drive limit should be lowered. There's so much misleading rhetoric, distortion by omission and outright…
  • The truth about under-age drinking

    Pete Brown
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:51 am
    This time it's so blatant even the Daily Mail couldn't distort the truth: the number of school-age children drinking alcohol has fallen to the lowest level since records began. The decline has been long, steady and consistent. In recent years, when the figures have been released most media coverage has stated the percentage of school children who admit to having drunk alcohol - 39% according to the latest study - with headlines like "four in ten children boozing! Mass epidemic!" while deliberately avoiding telling you that this figure was, say, 61% in 2003 for example. The liars at…
  • Alliterative Book Review: Boak and Bailey's 'Brew Britannia'

    Pete Brown
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    Imagine if the history of rock music was done in the style of beer writing:“Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division was recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport, between 1stand 17th April 1979. It is 39 minutes and 24 seconds long and consists of ten songs, which contain drums, bass, guitar, synthesisers and vocals, with added special effects.”There would then be an online debate about whether or not the use of synthesisers meant that the record was ‘real indie’ or not, segueing into a huge disagreement about whether the album should best be described as ‘indie’ or ‘goth’, or…
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    Realbeer.com Beer Therapy

  • Russian company buys Pabst

    Real Beer
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    Oasis Beverages, a Russian food a beverage company owned by Eugene Kashper, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Pabst Brewing Company. TSG Consumer Partners, an investor in growth-oriented consumer brands, will acquire a minority stake in Pabst as part of the transaction. “Pabst Blue Ribbon is the quintessential American brand – it represents individualism, egalitarianism, and freedom of expression – all the things that make this country great,” Kashper said for a press release. “The opportunity to work with the company’s treasure trove of iconic…
  • All About Beer Magazine sold

    Real Beer
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    Daniel Bradford, owner of All About Beer Magazine for 22 years, has sold Chautauqua, Inc. to a North Carolina company led by Christopher Rice. “I’m excited about the energy and resources Chris and the All About Beer team will bring to both magazine and festivals,” Bradford said for a press release. He purchased the company in 1992 and created the first World Beer Festival in Durham in 1996, later adding otherse at multiple locations. The newly formed company, All About Beer, LLC, will retain its headquarters in Durham, N.C., and maintain editorial offices in New York and San…
  • Oktoberfest in Munich begins Saturday

    Real Beer
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:27 am
    Graphic courtesy of HomeBrewWest.
  • AB InBev, SABMiller rumors heat up

    Real Beer
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    It seems like rumors that Anheuser-Busch InBev would manage a takeover of SABMiller started just about the time the ink dried on the deal in which InBev bought out Anheuser-Busch in 2008. But things have heated up of late, with new rumors everywhere. The Wall Street Journal, and now others report that AB InBev has been talking with banks about financing a megadeal that could coast $122 billion. That would be considerably more than the $52 billion it cost InBev to acquire A-B. AB InBev had a nearly 20% share of the global beer market in 2013, while SABMiller had 9.6% share and and Heineken…
  • Heineken rejects SABMiller takeover offer

    Real Beer
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:29 am
    Heineken has turned down SABMiller’s offer to acquire the its company and said it intends to remain independent. SABMiller’s bid was rejected by the family that controls Heineken, Bloomberg News reported. The offer, made in the last two weeks, would have made the family one of the combined company’s largest holders, one source said. “For SAB, a way of preserving their independence is to buy Heineken,” Matthew Beesley of Henderson Global Investors Ltd. told Bloomberg News “It’s easy to underestimate the desire for management teams to be in control of their own…
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    Shut up about Barclay Perkins

  • Final league table of breweries

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    We're very nearly done. I'm starting to get a bit impatient myself for it all to be over.Everything but the final pieces of text are in place. The covers are designed - I'll be announcing the winner of the front cover typography contest soon - I even have the isbn number. It seems like forever since I last issued a book. That reminds me that I have two unfinished volumes: Newark! and Malt!. I must get around to finishing them.Don't worry - there are still plenty of tables to come. They're one thing I never tire of. That could explain why I've come up with not one but two league tables. One is…
  • Style League table

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:05 am
    The season is finally at an end and the champion can be crowned. Who will it be?I'll warn you that this isn't the end. There's still a detailed analysis by brewery to come. But I thought I'd put you out of your misery first. I know you've been waiting for these results.You're going to have to wait a little longer for the brewery rankings. First we're going to compare the different styles. Even before putting together the table I had a pretty good idea of the winners and losers.Burton comes out on top overall with an average score of 0.72. It's no surprise to me. There are a few things going…
  • 15% off my Lulu print books

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    until the end of today (29th September) with this code:VEGGIE15Why not take advantage to invest in one of my luxury hardback editions.Barclay Perkins BookstoreThis code may only work in the US Lulu bookstore.
  • Danish brewing in 1960 - lagering and packaging

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:05 am
    It's a sad day. My little series on Danish brewing is drawing to a close. We'll be lookingh at the final phases of the brewing process.Starting with one of my favourite processes, lagering. I've seen a fair bit of discussion on homebrewing fora about how long you need to lager and even whether there's any point in bulk lagering at all. I won't claim to understand the science, but from my experience drinking beer, a proper long lagering definitely helps. All the Franconian beers I love get at least two months."Lagering.—The green beer was racked to the lager cellar by pumping. The yeast had…
  • League table of London Stouts in the 1920's

    28 Sep 2014 | 12:05 am
    Almost time for a final look back at the overall results. But first it's the final style league table.As a stronger style - it was usually the strongest draught beer in a pub - you'd expect Stout to score reasonably well. At least better than its sibling Porter, for which only five of the eleven breweries could muster a positive average score.London seems to have been out of step with the rest of Britain in terms of styles. By the 1920's draught Porter had pretty much disappeared elsewhere and draught Stout was following a similar path to extinction. But in London it was still going strong…
 
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    The Barley Blog

  • Weeping Radish OBX Beer

    BarleyBlog
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:48 am
    The post, Weeping Radish OBX Beer, first appeared on The Barley Blog. I’ve been visiting the Outer Banks with family for several years now, but it wasn’t until a trip this past June that I finally got around to sampling anything from brewing pioneers, Weeping Radish. A big reason for this late encounter is that I never noticed any of the brewery’s products on shelves in stores […] The post, Weeping Radish OBX Beer, first appeared on The Barley Blog.
  • Left Hand Brewing Nitro Sawtooth

    BarleyBlog
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    The post, Left Hand Brewing Nitro Sawtooth, first appeared on The Barley Blog. Just because I like two things — in this case IPAs and brews on nitro — doesn’t mean I’m going to like them when combined. Nitro doesn’t just alter the mouthfeel of a beer. It can dramatically redefine the flavors held within, as well. Such was the case with this bottle of Left Hand Brewing […] The post, Left Hand Brewing Nitro Sawtooth, first appeared on The Barley Blog.
  • Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock

    BarleyBlog
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    The post, Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock, first appeared on The Barley Blog. The weather is cooling, the days shortening and leaves are starting to change colors. It’s the season of rich, malty — and more potent — brews. Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock may be golden in color, but this 7% ABV brew is right in line with the malt-forward beers that I gravitate toward this time of […] The post, Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock, first appeared on The Barley Blog.
  • Gordon Biersch Pilsner

    BarleyBlog
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:24 am
    The post, Gordon Biersch Pilsner, first appeared on The Barley Blog. As much as I love a big chewy stout, there’s just something about a cold pilsner that I find nearly irresistible. The sharpness of the carbonation, the tingle of noble hops and the welcome presence of grain and malt — nothing beats a good pilsner on a hot afternoon. Gordon Biersch know this. That’s why […] The post, Gordon Biersch Pilsner, first appeared on The Barley Blog.
  • Heritage Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Kings Mountain

    BarleyBlog
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    The post, Heritage Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Kings Mountain, first appeared on The Barley Blog. I knew the moment I first heard that Heritage Brewing would be storing some of their Kings Mountain in retired Catoctin Creek bourbon barrels that patience was going to be a problem. Kings Mountain, as it stands on its own, is a great tasting brew. The addition of a wood and bourbon-y influence after a […] The post, Heritage Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Kings Mountain, first appeared on The Barley Blog.
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    The Beer Nut

  • Not set in granite

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:32 am
    It was a bit of a nostalgia trip to go back to Aberdeen as a guest of BrewDog in August. At the turn of the millennium I was a student in the city and while it's still the charmingly grey tangle of streets it always was, the beer scene is definitely somewhat different.BrewDog's own bar, for starters, I remember as being a terrifying out-of-the-way dive that not even the slummiest student pub crawl would dare venture into. Now, of course, it's open and bright and cheery, all trendy bare brick with varnished pine highlights. From the guest beers I just had time to gulp a quick taste of Cool as…
  • Woof!

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:40 am
    It's the sense of energy that is my lasting impression from visiting the BrewDog brewery: a relentless dynamism and a restless drive towards change and improvement in all things. I'm used to breweries as being cold and quiet spaces but BrewDog is hot and -- with two simultaneous bottling lines running -- very loud. The brewhouse is enormous but densely packed with brewkit, the fermentation vessels spilling beyond the walls and roof into the back yard. The plant runs 24 hours a day, five days a week and even though it's mostly dedicated to the production of a single beer, Punk IPA, there is…
  • On and off the hook

    25 Sep 2014 | 12:43 am
    I had to go and look up why Red Hook describes its Audible Ale as "crushable". Seems they mean something like "sessionable": a beer to chug down and move on to another. At 4.7% ABV I can see the sense in that. It pours out a clear Dortmunder gold, and has a similar spiced golden syrup aroma. Malt dominates the flavour, again in quite a lagery way, with lots of crusty white bread and sweeter buttery cookies. But there's also a galvanic orange and grapefruit tangy bitterness to liven it up and stimulate the salivary glands, plus a gentler chew-sweet fruitiness. I casually drained my glass…
  • Job done

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:02 am
    I was expecting something hot and heavy from St. Austell's Big Job, imagining it as a kind of tramps' edition of their Proper Job IPA. But it's really quite classy, despite the name. A slight haze is thrown by the bottle-conditioning, around which it's a bright golden orange colour. There's maybe a faint whiff of that Special Brew-ish sickliness in the aroma but mostly it's all about the hops: pithy jaffa and lighter ripe mandarin.There's a veritable explosion of hoppy fruit on tasting, the combination of Centennial, Citra and Cascade working its magic and pushing out a complex cocktail of…
  • Knockabout fun

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:18 am
    There's a story being told on the labels of these beers from Scheldebrouwerij but I'm damned if I know what it is. The leaf-clad cavemen look to be up to some sort of crazy scheme, in proper Belgian comicbook style. The brewery is situated in Hoogstraten in the far north of Belgium, hard by the Dutch border.I started with the lightest of the set: Dulle Griet at a not insubstantial 6.5% ABV. A thick layer of sediment had settled in the bottom of the bottle and was shaken up with the release of pressure, giving me a glassful of reddish-brown lava lamp. The busy bubbles push out a heady aroma of…
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    The Brew Lounge

  • Beer Calendar: What To Do in October 2014

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    These first days of October, don't be surprised if you can't track down your favorite local brewery's owner, rep, or brewer. Chances are they're looking to get their Rocky Mountain high on with some award-winning beers at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival. But, as you'll see below, many have stayed home to keep the home parties burning with great beer as they do year-round. Be sure to keep
  • The Philadelphia region goes to Denver for the 2014 Great American Beer Festival

    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    I suppose I'm stretching the "Philadelphia region" just a bit farther than you might expect. To accommodate my purposes here, let's go (roughly) with eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and all of Delaware. The annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver is upon us once again, scheduled this week from October 2-October 4. GABF means different things to different people, from
  • 21st Amendment and Elysian score a double knockout

    26 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Put up your dukes, let's get down to it A pumpkin beer face-off Much of the beer I receive does not find its way into these pages. Suffice to say that when something moves me to feature a beer, it often comes from a point of a) having time to do so; b) feeling it's worthwhile for a broader audience to know about; and c) flipping a coin. Okay, that last one is a simple joke
  • Weekly Beer Calendar Update: September 25 - September 30

    25 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    How many ways can you appreciate great beer around the Philadelphia region through the remaining days of September? Read on and count the ways. When you plan for beer events, don't forget PhillyTapFinder.com. They continue to host an impressive listing of beer event draft lists to help better inform your beer event planning. Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer
  • Event Review: Dogfish Head Ancient Ales Dinner at Monk's Cafe (9/23/14)

    24 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    As I attempt to regain some traction here at The Brew Lounge with more routine and predictable writings, it might be fitting that I bring back some of the mojo with a piece about last night's dinner at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia. Fitting because it was writing of a dinner at Monk's in 2005 that got things going for me here (it's not the prettiest of writings, not to mention a bit humbling). It
 
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    Wort's Going On Here?

  • Hops and Grain PorterCulture Debut

    Jeff Holt
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
  • The End of Bottles?

    Jeff Holt
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glass Is Life for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Before I was of legal age to drink, I worked in a grocery store that sold beer. We sold a lot of beer in long neck cases with lids. The cases were made from a thick, waxed cardboard with the brewery logo on the side. When a customer came into the store, he or she would put their case of empties in a large basket before buying their next case. Part of my job was to cart those empty cases into an storage area at the side of the store, and sort the cases by brand name for the distributors to…
  • FDA Backs Down on Spent Grain Rule Change

    Jeff Holt
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Most breweries sell their spent grain to farmers for feed and compost. Earlier this year, the FDA announced that the spent grains should be packaged to make it safe for the animals to eat, and therefor safe for humans to eat the animals. There was a tumultuous uproar from brewers--From giant ABInbev all the way down to tiny Eola, Texas, home of Eola School and Bright Brewing.  It was an unprecedented display of industry cooperation. The FDA has revised the rules to exclude spent grain. Since the breweries are already compliant with human food standards, the spent grain well be considered…
  • Remember the Hop Crisis? Guess What...

    Jeff Holt
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:48 am
    There will be a Malt Crisis next year! Due to a wet year, Canada has had the smallest crop since the 1960s.  The US, as well as Europe and Australia are expecting lower yields this year, too. This means that craft beer prices are probably going to go up. Oh, joy!
  • Robert Earl Keen Brand Announces 2nd Offering

    Jeff Holt
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    I was reading Food Flashes blog on mySA.com, and noticed that Pedernales Brewing Company would be releasing a second Robert Earl Keen beer in February. Initially, the Honey Pils will be the only beer distributed under the Robert Earl Keen label. But [Lee] Hereford [CEO and president] said the brewery is looking at other styles such as a Raspberry Hefeweizen to release as its second beer. That brew is expected to hit shelves and bars by spring 2015. I have known about this for a couple of weeks, but didn't want to let any cats out of any bags. In other PBC news, look for a shake up in the year…
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    Zythophile

  • It’s not your father’s beer can – but is it yours?

    Martyn Cornell
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:04 am
    Considering it was (little-known fact alert) a European brewery that first produced canned beer, in 1933, in Lorraine, France (the Americans only followed two years later) we Europeans have been distinctly sniffy about beer in cans. One French website, talking about the record of the Brasserie Vezelise, “Premiere brasserie Française a mettre de la biere en boite”, adds: “Helas!”. In Britain, anyone who reckoned they knew about beer knew canned beer was, to quote the 1984 Good Beer Guide, “inferior” – tinny-tasting and cheap . An advertisement from 1933…
  • Don’t tell London’s second-oldest brewery it’s London’s second-oldest brewery

    Martyn Cornell
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    If you point out to the chaps at Meantime Brewing Company that theirs is now the second-oldest independent brewery operation in London, they won’t be thanking you. Venerability is not something that appeals to Meantime’s core demographic of 25 to 40-year-olds. But it’s a fact that of the ten or so other breweries in the capital when the company’s founder, Alastair Hook, first fired up his brewing kettle on the outskirts of Greenwich in 2000, only the positively antiquarian Fuller, Smith and Turner further up the Thames at Chiswick is still going. Of course, in the past…
  • Why the Micropub Association should be furious with Camra

    Martyn Cornell
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:29 am
    The Micropub Association should be absolutely raging with the Campaign for Real Ale. Because under the misguided idea that it is “saving” the British pub, Camra is trying hard to make sure no new pubs ever get opened again. Once again this is a case of not properly thinking through the implications of a proposed policy. What Camra wants to do is to try to make it much more difficult to close pubs (more on why that’s a stupid idea later). So why will making it more difficult to close pubs also make it much more difficult to open new pubs, in the way that the Micropub Association has been…
  • Second thoughts on the mysterious origins of AK

    Martyn Cornell
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    There are times when the honest historian has to put his hand up and say: forgive me, for I was wrong. Prompted by a sharp dig from Ron Pattinson, I’ve finally withdrawn a piece I wrote six years ago about the origins of the beer designation AK, in part because research by Ron has made my stance untenable. I suggested that the K in AK came from koyt, the name of a hopped beer found in the Low Countries and Northern Germany in the 15th century and later, and the A was from ankel, the word in Old Flemish for “single”. “Single koyt” certainly existed, and was the name of a…
  • Going places the civilians don’t

    Martyn Cornell
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    I’ll be frank: one of the good reasons for becoming a beer blogger is the opportunity it gives to go places, meet people, do things that you wouldn’t otherwise get to do. (Free beer too? Well, there is some of that, true, but I turn a fair bit of free beer down, because I don’t do reviews, much.) The chance to get into places the public doesn’t get to see is one big reason why I decided to go to the European Beer Bloggers’ Conference in Dublin: I suspected there would be a chance to see extremely interesting things normally hidden from public eyes, and as we…
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    Brookston Beer Bulletin

  • Beer Birthday: Jesse Friedman

    Jay Brooks
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Today is also the birthday of Jesse Friedman, co-founder of Almanac Beer Co.. I first got to know Jesse when he was writing his beer and food blog, Beer & Nosh, but he’s since gone on to partner with Damian Fagan to create “Farm-to-Barrel” beers in 2010. They currently make... [[Click through to the Bulletin for full content]]
  • Beer Birthday: Alan Atha

    Jay Brooks
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    Today is the 64th birthday of Alan Atha, co-founder and brewmaster of Baeltane Brewing in my former hometown of Novato, California. I first met Alan when he was a nanobrewery in planning, and he’s taken the experimental spirit of homebrewing and transitioned beautifully to commercial brewing,... [[Click through to the Bulletin for full content]]
  • Beer In Ads #1328: What Products, Besides Beer, Come From The Brewing Industry?

    Jay Brooks
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Monday’s ad is another one from the United States Brewers Foundation, from 1951. This a series of ads they did in 1951 using a Q&A format aimed at highlighting different positive aspects of beer and the brewing industry. Q What products, besides beer, come from the Brewing Industry? A... [[Click through to the Bulletin for full content]]
  • Beer In Ads #1327: How Does The Brewing Industry Compare In Size To Other Industries?

    Jay Brooks
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Sunday’s ad is another one from the United States Brewers Foundation, from 1951. This a series of ads they did in 1951 using a Q&A format aimed at highlighting different positive aspects of beer and the brewing industry. Q How does the Brewing Industry compare in size to other... [[Click through to the Bulletin for full content]]
  • With Next Session, Say “I Made This”

    Jay Brooks
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    For our 92nd Session, our host is Jeremy Short, who writes Pintwell, along with Chris Jensen. For his topic, he’s chosen I Made This. When Jeremy first offered to host this session, his topic was “Homebrewing and How Homebrewing Impacts Your Relationship with Beer,” which... [[Click through to the Bulletin for full content]]
 
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    Hoosier Beer Geek: A Beer Blog for Indiana, from Indianapolis

  • Partners in Housing's Brains & Beer 4 | 10/12/14, 6 - 11pm

    Jim
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Long time readers may remember our late, dear friend Chris Maples. Chris founded this blog in 2006 and went on to serve the community in other ways besides spreading the word about craft beer. Before his untimely passing earlier this year, Chris was the Director of Advancement for Partners in Housing, a local non-profit devoted to providing housing and social services for the homeless in Indianapolis. Needless to say, we miss Chris terribly and heartily support PiH's great service to Indianapolis.Not only did Chris share a love of craft beer with us, he also was into the zombie craze…
  • Random Beer Roundup: The Decorative Gourd Edition

    Hoosier Beer Geek
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hoosier Beer CalendarEvents are subject to changeThe BrewersChilly Water BrewingWe’re tapping our Breakfast in America Oat Stout on Friday, September 26th. Tim Brickley will be playing on Saturday, September 27th starting at 8:00pm. Look for our Dopplebock to be released on First Friday, Oct. 3rd. Daredevil BrewingDaredevil Lift Off IPA now will be available at Lucas Oil Stadium for Indianapolis Colts games. Starting with the home opening game on September 15th you will be able to find Lift Off IPA at eight craft beer stations in the stadium. It's a great day for craft…
  • TFN 11: Tailgate for Something PLUS a preview of Barrels On Bonna Beer Festival

    Jason
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    It's back everybody!Tailgate for Nothing 11 will be on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 starting at 11am. But it is no longer for nothing...Welcome to Tailgate for Something!This year we are asking for a donation ($10 suggested for each car) that will be given to charity (we selected one, but we are waiting to make sure they are comfortable being associated with Hoosier Beer Geek). And, as usual, it is a sharing event. That means you bring beer (it doesn't have to be rare or extreme) and you bring food (it doesn't have to five star) and you share it with everybody. Because they will share with…
  • Random Beer Roundup: The CANvitiational is Here! Edition

    Hoosier Beer Geek
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hoosier Beer CalendarEvents are subject to changeThe BrewersChilly Water BrewingOn tap now….Chilly Water has Buddy’s Hop Harvest Red Ale on tap. This beer was made with 3 different hops all grown just a couple miles from the brewery by a name so many on the south side know of, The Brehobs. Brewer Dan Kryzwicki used a very unique style to add these whole leaf hops to the brew AFTER the boil.The beer is named after Buddy Brehob who passed away the weekend the hops were harvested. Buddy spent his 80 years living and working on Brehob road. Rarely a day passed that Buddy was not asked what is…
  • Before CANvitational, get to know Sierra Nevada!

    Hoosier Beer Geek
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Sierra Nevada is joining us for CANvitational once again. We're sure there is no need for an introduction. We've been enjoying their beers for quite some time, and they have a passion for beer that keeps us coming back for more! They'll feature their Pale Ale and Torpedo Extra IPA at CANvitational.Head brewer, Terence Sullivan, answered a few questions for us so you could get to know them a little better.1. What music is usually playing on the brewdeck? Hippie Music. 2. What's your brewing mission...what are you trying to accomplish with your beer?  Quality, Quality,…
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    MNBeer - Craft beer news from the Twin Cities, Minnesota, Minneapolis, St. Paul and beyond

  • New Brewery Roll Call – Gull Dam Brewing & Maple Island

    ryan
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    The title of “newest brewery in Minnesota” is once again in another breweries’ happly little hands. We’re happy to see that not one, but two new breweries (maybe more?) open or have scheduled grand openings. First, Stillwater’s Maple Island Brewing Co. opened the other day. They’ll be open Tuesday and Wednesday from 5-10pm and Friday ...
  • Surly Devil’s Work Porter

    ryan
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    On Wednesday at the Triple Rock Social Club, Surly Brewing Co. debuts a new draft-only beer, The Devil’s Work Porter in honor of the UK’s Uncle Acid and the deadbeats who play their first ever show in Minnesota that evening. The Devil’s Work is a robust Porter brewed with blackstrap molasses, star anise and dry hopped ...
  • Fargo Brewing Expanding into The Twin Cities & SE MN

    ryan
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    Hot off the presses, Fargo Brewing Co. is expanding into the Twin Cities this week with the help of Hohenstein’s as a distribution partner. If you’ve yet to check them out, here’s your chance! Fargo Brewing Company Expands to Minneapolis/St. Paul and Southeastern Minnesota Fargo Brewing Company will extend its reach into Minnesota through a ...
  • ABR Week Events

    ryan
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    True to form, the fine folks from Hohenstein’s have amassed a great week of events leading up to Autumn Brew Review. So much going on… click here for the PDF.
  • Surlyfest Saturday

    ryan
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:09 pm
    If I have any computer skills whatsoever, it would appear that tickets to Surlyfest on Saturday are still available. The event runs from 2pm – 6:17pm. A $40 ticket gets you a commemorative half-liter SurlyFest stein and 4 beer tickets. The event also includes live music, food vendors. Designated driver tickets are also available. Where: ...
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    RealBeer.co.nz from New Zealand

  • Hop Selection 2014

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:04 pm
    I’ve just spent the week in Yakima, Washington, USA during hop harvest time. This is the third season I’ve visited specifically to immerse myself in all things that were happening with hops in the region at this time.  It has been a busy week visiting hop farms, talking to hop growers, attending Hopunion’s Hop & Brew School, and tasting a few locally brewed IPA’s. Hop selection has become an important part of the year for Epic Beer . Each year flying from Auckland, New Zealand to Yakima, WA, USA at the time the hops are harvested makes all the difference to the…
  • How Many Breweries in Auckland?

    admin
    5 Aug 2014 | 1:59 am
    The Brewers Guild of New Zealand have announced (see below) that they had received 670 beers entries from 82 breweries for the 2014 NZ Beer Awards. This is pretty exciting news as it is a record number of entries for the competition. The piece of information that surprised me in the press release was that there are 18 breweries in Auckland that have entered. I guess it has been awhile since anyone has actually counted / listed the breweries (beer brands) in Auckland. I hadn’t given it much thought, hence the surprise. Below is a list of breweries (bold) and beer brands (contract…
  • The Food Show – Auckland 2014 (Day 1 & 2)

    admin
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Currently I’m spending my days at the Auckland Food Show (31 July to 3rd August). We are half way through and things are going great. If you are looking for a reason or two to attend then we have them. There is the amazing super combo offer from Culley’s & Epic. 4 different 500ml Epic beers and 4 different bottles of Culley’s Hot Sauce for just $40. Plus we will even deliver it to you so you don’t have to carry it around the show (as it is kind of heavy). This offer is only available at the show, so you need to turn up. We also have some crazy pricing on single…
  • Dry July – The Real Agenda?

    admin
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Kerre McIvor: Booze barons threatened by charity month I have a few questions about the article and what the agenda really is. The title of this article is attention grabbing awesomeness, gotta give it credit. Booze barons – who is she referring to? I’m sure most people would have thought Lion & DB?  But, this isn’t the case. Before I get into asking some questions about points in this article it seems as though Dry July does have positive benefits. To the health of the people who take part, and have a month off alcohol (Even though they could do this anytime of the…
  • Both Sides Of Alcohol – 1952 Speech

    admin
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:29 am
            I have been reading the book “Bourbon, Straight” by Charles K. Cowdery and came across the below speech from 1952 by Judge Noah S. “Soggy” Sweat, Jr. of Mississippi It is a powerful, and thoughtful speech and even though it was related to whiskey and Prohibition at the time, it is still relevant today in relation to alcohol in general.     The “whiskey speech” concerned the question of the prohibition of alcoholic liquor, a law that was still in force in Mississippi at the time the speech was delivered. My friends,…
 
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    STL Hops - A St. Louis Beer Blog

  • Couple of Notes About the 2014 STL Hops Pinball Party

    Mike
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
    I’m pretty excited about the STL Hops Pinball party on Saturday night, but there are a couple of things I want everyone to know before you head out to CP Pinball. Everyone please be cool. While I’ve never had any sort of problem with anyone from here in the past, we’re going to have about 50 people at CP.  We’re all adults, so I shouldn’t have to say this, but I’m going to anyway.  Don’t be an idiot. It’s cool to enjoy yourself, but just be careful, we’re going to be surrounded by over $125,000 worth of pinball equipment.  We’re…
  • Week of 09/26/14 Beer Tastings

    Mike
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    Today, from 4PM to 6PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will hold its weekly Friday beer tasting in which they’ll be pouring: Urban Chestnut Half Crown Session IPA, Urban Chestnut Ku’Damm Berliner Weiss, Alpha Brewing Fenk, Alpha Brewing Saurpus, Goose Island Rambler IPA, Two Brothers Sidekick Extra Pale Ale, and Two Brothers Outlaw IPA. Additional information can be found at their blog. Today, from 4PM to 6PM the Wine and Cheese Place on New Ballas will continue their Friday beer tastings to celebrate the store’s expanded selection. They’ll be sampling the…
  • Deschutes BBXXVI and Goose Island BCS 2013 at Flying Saucer

    Mike
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    If you like dark and delicious beers, Flying Saucer will be pouring Deschutes Brewery Black Butte XXVI and Goose Island 2013 Bourbon County Stout beginning at 12PM tomorrow, Saturday, September 27th. I don’t really have much more to add other than these beers are awesome and you should totally visit the Flying Saucer and drink them. It’s the weekend, you should live a little!
  • New Belgium Rampant Firkin at Three Kings Pub

    Mike
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    While there are many neat things about cask beer, I think one of the coolest aspect is the experimentation that using a firkin allows. Brewers can alter the beer to try out new variations and different ingredients to give a new twist on an already fantastic beer. New Belgium Brewing is doing just that by putting out a cask of Rampant Imperial IPA that they’ve dry-hopped with Sorachi Ace. On paper this sounds like a fantastic combination, you take a big monster of an imperial IPA and dry hop it with the lemony Sorachi Ace and that sounds like a winner. Want to enjoy this delicious…
  • The OG and Flying Saucer Serving Beer For A Good Cause

    Mike
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    2014 might go down as the year that the women who brew, sell, and drink craft beer in St. Louis made their voices heard. We’ve seen Girls Pint Out, Femme Ferment, and the Pink Boot Society all plant roots in St. Louis, but there is always room for more passion and more voices, especially when it comes to showing how much fervor and fire St. Louis women have about craft beer. The OG is a new group of women interested in the continued education and involvement of women in craft beer. To kick off this group, the OG has paired with Flying Saucer to not only debut a beer brewed by the group,…
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    Monday Night Brewing

  • New t-shirt designs, compliments of you

    Jonathan
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    We’ll keep this page updated with your submitted t-shirt designs. Leave a comment if you’ve got one! Cassie Gooding The post New t-shirt designs, compliments of you appeared first on Monday Night Brewing.
  • Now Hiring Salesperson (based in Birmingham, AL)

    Jonathan
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Monday Night Brewing (Atlanta, GA) is seeking a seasoned salesperson to join our small team. This is a full-time position, with competitive base salary and commission offered. Position would be based in Birmingham, AL and would require frequent travel. Qualifications 2 years sales experience minimum Beer industry experience a plus, but not required Strong communication skills, both written and verbal Flexible working schedule, including weekends and evenings as necessary Willing and able to lift 31.5 lbs and move 165 lb kegs Valid driver’s license and clean driving record Must be 21+ Self…
  • Accepting applications for Spring 2015 Sales & Marketing Interns

    Jonathan
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Monday Night Brewing (Atlanta, GA) is seeking sales and marketing interns for Spring 2015 to join our incredibly good-looking team. The internship requires 16 hrs/week minimum. This is an unpaid internship however class credit is offered where applicable and stipend is available for full-time interns. Qualifications: Must have strong communication skills, both written and verbal Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings as necessary Must have a willingness and ability to step in wherever needed Must be physically able to move kegs Must be 21+ Must be a self…
  • Buy your tickets now. Gun Show is here.

    Jonathan
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    Our Black Tie Series is about to get a little beefier. Gun Show, a Belgian-style golden ale brewed with fresh pears, clocks in at 8%. Sweet, dry, and toned. Arrives Monday, 9/8. The post Buy your tickets now. Gun Show is here. appeared first on Monday Night Brewing.
  • A brewery wedding and why you should have one

    Johnny Osborne
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:57 am
    Wedding season is starting to wind down and if you’re like me, your Facebook feed is a wall of wedding ceremony/reception pics. Unfortunately, most of these weddings are going to end up the same way (woah reader, I’m not talking about divorces, you need to stop being so cynical), with a party at a hotel. Now don’t get me wrong, a lot of great parties have happened at a hotel. However, if you’re looking for a more unique venue for your big day, a Brewery Wedding at Monday Night Brewing is an excellent option. Cash Rules Everything Around Me — Wu-Tang Clan Cost is always…
 
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    Musings Over a Pint

  • A Sign of Not Practicing Enough

    David
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:50 am
    How can I tell I'm not getting to the range enough? It's not only by reviewing my match scores. It's made quite apparent by the spider that's built a web against my range box.That green box holds the pasters, staplers and other supplies I take to the range. Obviously it's not been moved recently. [ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]
  • Finally, A Useful Language Lesson

    David
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    A fortune cookie slip sent by a friend. [ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]
  • Feast of the Archangels

    David
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    September 29 is the Feast of the Archangels — St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and St. Michael. These are trying times for Christianity. Governments around the world, our own included, our creating laws to restrict the free practice of religion. The satanic forces of islam are attacking and killing Christians around the world, including right here at home. There's no more important time implore the intercession of these powerful warriors. We should asked especially for the protection of St. Michael the Archangel.St. Michael the Archangel,defend us in battle.Be our defense against the wickedness and…
  • St. Wenceslaus, Patron Saint of Brewers

    David
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Reprinted from September, 28, 2012Today is the feast day of St. Wenceslaus, who is regarded as a patron Saint of Czech brewers.St. Wenceslaus, duke of Bohemia, was born about the year 907 at Prague, Bohemia (now the Czech Republic). His father was killed in battle when he was young, leaving the kingdom to be ruled by his pagan mother. Wenceslaus was educated by his grandmother, Ludmilla, also a saint. She taught him to be a Christian and to be a good king. She was killed by pagan nobles before she saw him king, but she left him with a deep committment to the Christian…
  • Mom

    David
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:08 am
    Today marks four years since my mother passed away. It's cliché sounding I know, but it really doesn't seem that long ago. Her smile and her extended bear hugs remain fresh in my memory. I still get the brief thought to tell her about something exciting happening, especially in her grandson's life, before it hits me that I cannot. So I pray, and I am sure she knows. Frankly I hope the memories and those thoughts that turn to her never fade.I love you and miss you everyday mom.Requiescat In Pace [ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]
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    The Brew Club

  • Thornbridge L’Eroica Britannia Pale Ale 4.3% ABV

    Bob the Brit
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:51 pm
    L'Eroica beer was described by Thornbridge as "A crisp and refreshing pale ale that provides a great showcase of aromatic English hops."
  • Robinson’s Trooper 4.7% ABV

    Bob the Brit
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:08 am
    'Trooper' - is brewed by Stockport's Robinsons brewery in collaboration with the rock band 'Iron Maiden'. And named for the band's classic track, itself inspired by the British 'Charge of the Light Brigade' during the Crimean War.
  • Shepherd Neame Double Stout 5% ABV

    Bob the Brit
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:34 am
    I recently reviewed Shepherd Neame's IPA, it's one of the cornerstones of their new 'classic' collection that includes today's brew, a 5% 'Double Stout'.
  • Status Quo Piledriver 4.3% ABV

    Bob the Brit
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:55 am
    I’ve written here at The Brewclub in the past about collaborations, we’ve had inter-brewery (and indeed international) collaborations, inter-generational collaborations, and collaborations between brewers and musicians. Surely this is a clear indication that brewing is the new rock and roll. I’m not sure where to start writing about Status Quo; while I don’t recall them […]
  • Shepherd Neame IPA 6.1% ABV

    Bob the Brit
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:48 am
    I’ve explored a number of different styles of beer recently for The Brewclub that claim to be variations of  ‘IPA’ . After decades in the doldrums (did you see what I did there?) IPA has once again become an essential brew in any brewery’s repertoire. The blend of (usually pale) malts and rich hoppiness seem to offer […]
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    Molson in the Community

  • It’s a Win-Win with Our Beer Print

    Melisa Chung
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:28 am
    To me Our Beer Print in Supply Chain is all about doing more with less, we’ve been doing this in Supply Chain for as long as I can remember. Producing more beer whilst using less of the earth’s resources is good for the planet and also produces savings for us! The World Class Supply Chain program sets out the roadmap for how we will continue to optimize our breweries and logistics operations across eight different pillars: Environment, Health & Safety Quality People, Management Team Empowerment Logistics Asset Care ‘Our Beer Print’ The Our Beer Print pillar gives our breweries the…
  • Molson Coors reçoit le Club de la Médaille d’or lors de l’ouverture de leur 47e saison

    Simonne
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Molson Coors était l’hôte de la première activité de la 47e saison du Club de la Médaille d’or à la Salle John-Molson, le mardi 16 septembre dernier. Le Club de la Médaille d’or a remis des bourses à trois athlètes de la relève :  Rosalie Lalonde, joueuse de basketball en fauteuil roulant (Saint-Clet); Samuel Murray, joueur de racquetball (Brossard); et Alexandre Obomsawin, volleyeur (Gatineau). Cet événement était animé par le champion olympique en bosses des Jeux de 1994, Jean-Luc Brassard. Le Club de la Médaille d’or a également honoré les entraîneurs Sylvain…
  • Récipiendaires des Prix d’excellence et du Mérite Guy-Lafleur/Guy Lafleur Awards of Excellence and Merit

    Simonne
    12 Jun 2014 | 10:36 am
    Le 4 juin dernier, Le Club de hockey Canadien et Molson Coors ont procédé conjointement à la remise des Prix d’excellence Guy-Lafleur et du Mérite Guy-Lafleur pour la saison 2013-2014. Les récipiendaires des Prix d’excellence Guy-Lafleur sont : Cédric McNicoll (McGill Redmen) et Jeremy Grégoire (Drakkar de Baie-Comeau) qui se sont chacun mérité une bourse d’étude de $6,000 répartie sur 3 ans. Le gagnant du Mérite Guy-Lafleur est Philippe-Alexandre Vinette (Le Titan de Princeville) qui s’est mérité une bourse d’étude de $1,000. Les gagnants étaient heureux de…
  • Great Day for Molson Coors at the 2014 World Beer Cup

    Melisa Chung
    25 Apr 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Molson Coors added to its collection of brewing honors when the 2014 World Beer Cup Awards were announced in Denver last Friday evening. Eight Molson Coors beers received individual honors, including a sweep of the “American-Style Lager or Light Lager or Pilsener.”  In addition this year, Coors Brewing Company and MillerCoors’ head brewmaster, Dr. David Ryder, was recognized as the champion brewery and brewmaster (respectively) among large brewing companies. Following is the complete list of brand medals won by Molson Coors: GOLD Coors Light (Coors Brewing Co.) – American-Style Lager…
  • Kamenitza Fan Cup Receives Award for Responsibility

    Melisa Chung
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:36 pm
    For 11 years, Kamenitza has hosted the biggest amateur soccer tournament in Bulgaria, aptly named the Kamenitza Fan Cup. At this year’s 11th annual Responsible Business Awards, the Kamenitza Fan cup received the first runner-up award for excellence in cause-related marketing. The annual awards ceremony, organized by the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum, recognizes those Bulgarian businesses that excel in corporate social responsibility. The Responsible Business Awards is the most prestigious CSR competition in Bulgaria and this year a record number of companies participated. A total of 56…
 
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    Bevlog | beer, wine, spirits trends | beverage blog

  • Your New Friend, ARTAL, Part 2

    Robert C. Lehrman
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    Wow! TTB’s list of Allowable Revisions to Approved Labels (ARTAL) is getting powerful. It is getting long and complicated — but it also provides a lot of good opportunities to avoid or cause a problem. On September 29, 2014 TTB announced about six new changes to the ARTAL list. They are: Change promotional sponsorship-themed material (festivals and sports references) Change ratings (#1 vodka according to Vodka Quarterly) Delete organic references Change the spelling on sulfites Change information about the amount produced Add serving suggestions (shake well) Also, TTB provided a…
  • The Tito’s Lawsuit: When Approval is Not Approval

    Robert C. Lehrman
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:02 am
    Tito’s vodka was doing great for the past 15 years, then hit a gigantic speedbump this week in the form of a class action lawsuit. Tito’s therefore provides a good example of when an approval is not really an approval. Tito Beveridge has more than 30 TTB label approvals for his vodka from 1997 to 2013 (as in the above image, from LabelVision). They may not do him much good in this lawsuit, even though, in years past, most would assume the federal approval would be dispositive. It’s a good thing most TTB approvals are not paper anymore because these would “not be worth…
  • TTB Funding

    Robert C. Lehrman
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    I read about TTB funding a few days ago in Wine & Spirits Daily. It is good but I still don’t understand why they don’t use more links. I had to look elsewhere for the letter, to the Senate, about TTB funding. The letter is here. Here are some highlights and observations: The letter seems to cover the powers that be, in the beer, wine and spirits industries (BI, WI, DISCUS, etc.). They, and TTB, seem to set TTB’s funding needs at $101 million, for 2015. The letter says “Since 2007, TTB has had to shrink its workforce by 10% ‐ more than 50 full‐time positions…
  • Rye Beer

    Robert C. Lehrman
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
      Latrobe did a “brilliant” job here, picking up on a lot of important trends. Let’s see how many instructive legal issues this one label raises. Extra points for anyone who can raise additional issues. No more ALS challenges, please. It is beer but it more or less screams spirits. In a variety of ways. (For example, the brand name refers to moonshine paraphernalia, as Tickle’s sidekick helpfully explains.*) Within the rules, probably. Even though spirits terms are not allowed on beer labels. Even though this product contains and purports to contain absolutely no…
  • Craft is about MADE in USA

    Robert C. Lehrman
    9 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    It took me a long time (perhaps too long) to realize that — craft is (largely) about MADE IN USA. With an emphasis on made. And less emphasis on USA. This dawned on me when looking at gleaming copper, at Vendome in Louisville, with welders crawling around on the concrete floor — making stuff. It has become rare to have any real connection to people making stuff nearby, and quite apparently, we have a craving to get back to our roots, much as we flock to the beach every summer. If you have any doubt, take a look at the copper porn, arrayed here. In trying to get to the essence of…
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    Fermentedly Challenged

  • Colorado Beer News 093014

    30 Sep 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Today is Ask a Stupid Question Day. This day is sometimes celebrated on the last school day of September and was created as a way for teachers to get students to ask more questions. Whether questions be silly, not well thought out, or just plain stupid - everyone is encouraged to go out today and ask questions about anything. For adults, we can ask questions too. Why is fizzy yellow beer supposed to be ice cold? Why is craft beer more expensive than regular beer? Whatever question you have, perhaps the answer may inspire you to keep asking questions. Here's what's happening around the…
  • Colorado Beer Releases September 22-28, 2014

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:06 pm
    September is nearly done and the Fall beers are out in full force! Look for Oktoberfests, Pumpkin and Fresh Hop beers to be prevalent. Here are some of the known Colorado craft beers released during this past week. While this list isn't complete by any means, it does represents a big chunk of the 250+ breweries here in Colorado. If you look around, some of the last Summer brews are still around, but won't be for long. Plenty of festivals still around. Look for these beers on tap at a brewery, bar or fest near you. Please note that some of these releases are firkins or specialty kegs and may…
  • Colorado Beer News 092914

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Today is Confucius Day. Confucius was born in 551 BCE and was a famous highly quoted Chinese teacher. He was credited for writing many classic Chinese texts including all of the Five Classics. He was a master of philosophers, a gatekeeper of highest wisdom, and solver of great riddles. Today while you enjoy a craft beer ponder this quote from Confucius: "To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." - In our case, when we drink we study our glass and typically don't think and get wasted. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, September…
  • Colorado Beer News 092514

    25 Sep 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Today is National Comic Book Day. It's one of the biggest Geek holidays of the year. It's a day to celebrate that superhero in all of us and "Marvel" in our love of those graphic mini-novels that have been part of American culture for several generations. Only now, comic books are mainstream and are read by both children and adults. What's your favorite comic book? How about "The Adventures of Craft Beer Man"? Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, September 25th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're…
  • Colorado Beer News 092414

    24 Sep 2014 | 3:48 pm
    September 24th is not known for any major holiday, however, for those looking for something to celebrate today you can take your choice of: 1) National Bluebird of Happiness Day, 2) National Punctuation Day, or 3) The 53rd anniversary of the debut of "The Bullwinkle Show". Or, you can simply celebrate the day with a pint of your favorite craft beer and toast to another sunny Colorado day. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, September 24th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.[CO Beer…
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    Beer 47

  • La Vermontoise by Brasserie de Blaugies Tasting Notes

    David Jensen
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    La Vermontoise is a Belgian-style saison brewed in Belgium in collaboration with Hill Farmstead of Vermont and Brasserie de Blaugies. It is an artfully made citrus-hoppy saison. Date Tasted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:55:25 PM (PDT) Tasting Notes: Appearance: Cloudy straw color with a foamy head. Smell: Citrus, fruity esters, banana, herbal, a touch of cloves Taste: Grain, dry, a touch of bitter, effervescent Overall: A wonderfully hoppy Saison Rating: 4 out of 5 Beer: La Vermontoise Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale ABV: 6% Brewery: Brasserie de Blaugies Brewery Country: Belgium The…
  • Deduction by Taxman Brewing Company Tasting Notes

    David Jensen
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Whenever I’m traveling I make a point to try a few of the local craft beers. Recently I was in Indianapolis for a convention so I headed over to Bru Burger to try Taxman’s Deduction Belgian Dubbel.   Beer: Deduction Style: Belgian Dubbel ABV: 8% Brewery: Taxman Brewing Company Brewery City: Bargersville, IN Brewery Country: United States Date Tasted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 8:03:40 PM (PDT) Where: Bru Burger Bar Tasting Notes: Appearance: oak brown Smell: Dark fruit, banana a hint of , a hint of cloves, raisin, herbal Taste: slightly sweet, a little dry Overall: a well…
  • Saranac Clouded Dream Tasting Notes

    David Jensen
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    First released in 2011, Saranac claims Clouded Dream to be the first White IPA commercially available. Whether this is the case or not doesn’t really matter, it is a fantastic example of this newer style of IPA. It uses three different types of grain: barley, wheat, and oats as well as Citra hops. Beer: Saranac Clouded Dream Style: White IPA ABV: 7.3% Brewery: The Matt Brewing Company (Saranac) Brewery City: Utica, NY Brewery Country: United States Date Tasted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:59:41 PM (PDT) Tasting Notes: Appearance: cloudy, burnt orange Smell: citrus peel, floral,…
  • Saranac Legacy IPA Tasting Notes

    David Jensen
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Saranac prides this IPA on both on being a very old recipe as well as a very light colored IPA. This homage to their past resulted in a well craft and somewhat unique beer. Beer: Saranac Legacy IPA Style: American IPA ABV: 6.5% Brewery: The Matt Brewing Company (Saranac) Brewery City: Utica, NY Brewery Country: United States Date Tasted: Sunday, May 25, 2014 11:03:35 PM (PDT) Tasting Notes: Appearance: Burnt yellow, very light color. Smell: Floral, peach pit, citrus, grainy, mineral Taste: Stevia-like sweetness, clean yet sharp bitterness Overall: Saranac Legacy IPA is a well made, crisp,…
  • Saison de Lily by Magnolia Pub and Brewery Tasting Notes

    David Jensen
    27 May 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Saison de Lily by Magnolia brewery is a sweet smelling, full flavor saison. It goes quite well with the BBQ served at Magnolia’s Smokestack BBQ restaurant and pub. Date Tasted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 9:16:56 PM (PDT) Where: Magnolia Brewery & BBQ Tasting Notes: Appearance: golden Smell: floral, banana, clove, pepper, sweet malt syrup Taste: malty with a nice herbal bitterness, drier tasting than it smells Rating: 4 out of 5 Beer: Saison de Lily Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale ABV: 6.5% Brewery: Magnolia Pub and Brewery Brewery City: San Francisco, CA Brewery Country: United…
 
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    Hop Cast

  • Episode 246: Staghorn & Afterburner

    beerad@mac.com (Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski)
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Click here to view the embedded video. In episode 246 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder are ready for Oktoberfest! The two of them open up a couple midwestern Märzen / Oktoberfest’s. First up is the 6.25% ABV New Glarus Brewing Company, Staghorn Octoberfest. It’s always a real treat when anyone outside of Wisconsin can get their hands on some beer from New Glarus and even more of a treat when it’s as good as the Staghorn. Next up, Brad and Ken go local with the 5.5% ABV Metropolitan Brewing, Afterburner. Afterburner is one of the newest beers you’ll find…
  • 6 Year Anniversary Of The Hop Cast

    beerad@mac.com (Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski)
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    This month marks 6 years since Ken Hunnemeder and I started the Hop Cast. When someone asks me how long we’ve been doing the Hop Cast, I know it doesn’t feel like 6 years to me. Time flies when you’re having fun and drinking beer. The Hop Cast is just 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. Very rarely do we sample the beers before we hit record and the only time we re-shoot something is if we forgot to hit record due to us having drank a few too many. After…
  • Episode 245: Midwest Belgian Beer Fest

    beerad@mac.com (Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski)
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Click here to view the embedded video. In episode 245 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder take a trip down to St. Louis for the Midwest Belgian Beer Fest. The Third Annual Midwest Belgian Beer Fest was put on by Perennial and Side Project and this was the first time it wasn’t at the Perennial brewery. This year the festival kicked off St. Louis Craft Beer Week and took place at the Moto Museum. We had a blast! The fest featured over forty breweries from across the Midwest and a few beyond that as well. Over the afternoon we ran into a ton of great brewers we know from…
  • Episode 244: Alley Time & FOCOllaboration

    beerad@mac.com (Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski)
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Click here to view the embedded video. In episode 244 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder open up two different American Pale Ales. One is in a can from Illinois and one is a bomber for Colorado. First up, Brad and Ken open up the Spiteful Brewing Alley Time, this 6 % ABV APA is brewed with Pilsen Malt and a single addition of Simcoe hops. Spiteful recently started canning and this was one of the first ones to hit the shelves. Next up is the FOCOllaboration, the #6 in New Belgium’s Hop Kitchen series. For this 6.7 % ABV APA, New Belgium teamed up with the hometown…
  • Episode 243: Sculpin IPA & Citra Hero

    beerad@mac.com (Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski)
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Click here to view the embedded video. It’s time for some IPAs! In episode 243 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder crack open two different IPAs, one from Illinois and one from California. We’ll see how they stack up against each other and if those west coast IPAs deserve all the hype. Kicking this off Brad and Ken open one of their favorites, the Ballast Point Brewing Company’s Sculpin IPA. Ballast Point hasn’t been in the Chicago market that long but it’s a real treat to have this beer around town, especially now that it’s in cans. This 7.0 % ABV IPA packs…
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  • Avery Events GABF Week

    USABeerTrends
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Saw this on the Avery Mash e-newsletter today: Special Tappings & Brewery Tours at the Avery Tap Room Wed. Oct 1 – Sat. Oct 4 Brewery tours at noon, 2pm, and 4pm & daily special tappings at 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm! WEDNESDAY 1pm – Pump[KY]n 3pm – Rumpkin 5pm – Eremita VIII THURSDAY 1pm – Drew’s Fuzzy Peach 1pm – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Czar 3pm – Bad Karma 5pm – Raven 5pm – Eremita IV FRIDAY 1pm – Mephistopheles ’13 1pm – Eremita V 3pm – Eremita VII 5pm – Sour 10 lb. Strawberry 5pm – Twelve SATURDAY…
  • Odell Brewing Honors Traditional Brewing Roots with Woodcut No. 8

    USABeerTrends
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:34 am
    From Amanda at Odell: Brewery Releases Oak Aged Barleywine Odell Brewing will release Woodcut No. 8, a Barleywine-style ale aged in new American oak barrels. The eighth release in the revered series pays tribute to the brewery’s English style brewing roots. Each Woodcut offering is a truly limited edition beer with a unique flavor that comes from select hops, fine malted barley, and the brewers’ careful aging process. Each brew is aged in virgin oak barrels that are retired after the release. Brewers sample individual Woodcut barrels prior to blending Woodcut No. 8 has a rich malt base…
  • Odell Brewing announces fall beers including Gramps Oatmeal Stout

    USABeerTrends
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    From Amanda at Odell: Odell Brewing will celebrate the return of autumn with an array of fall brews including its new Fall-Winter Montage Variety Pack. The 12 pack features year-round favorites IPA and 5 Barrel Pale Ale, fall seasonal Isolation Ale, and the latest Roots Release beer, Gramps Oatmeal Stout. Inspired by the brewery’s small-batch pilot system, the Roots Release series honors Odell Brewing’s experimental brewing roots and allows fans to sample some of its favorites. Gramps isbrewed with flaked oats and roasted malts, giving it a full body and a creamy smooth mouth feel. Hints…
  • Breckenridge Brewery Hosts Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe During GABF

    USABeerTrends
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:17 pm
    From Matt at Breckenridge: Friday, October 3rd and Saturday, October 4th during the Great American Beer Festival, Breckenridge Brewery will host Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe at the Ogden Theater.  As part of its “Hand Crafted Music Series” Breckenridge Brewery is celebrating the GABF with 2 nights of live, heavy, shake-your-tail-feather grooves from the high-energy group, Tiny Universe, led by acclaimed funk and soul master, Karl Denson. In traditional festive spirit, Breckenridge Brewery is generously giving away a considerable number of tickets to Friday’s show.  To win tickets,…
  • FROM PLANS TO PROGRESS BRECKENRIDGE BREWERY’S NEW COLORADO BREWERY

    USABeerTrends
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    From Matt at Breckenridge: Early last year, Breckenridge Brewery announced the plans for its new 85,000 sq. ft., $35 Million brewery and Farmhouse restaurant, located on a 12-acre country spread along the South Platte River in Littleton, CO.  Construction on the new world-class brewery commenced last fall, and now those plans are taking shape. A crane dropped in the last of sixteen towering 400 bbl. fermentation tanks and four 400 bbl. brite tanks.  The currently visible steel beams that lay the map for what this new brewery will look like, will soon be covered with rustic barn-style walls…
 
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  • Elephants Delicatessen Brewer’s Dinner with Burnside Brewing

    D.J. Paul
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Portland’s phenomenal deli, Elephants Delicatessen will welcome Burnside Brewing for a four-course beer dinner at their flagship Northwest Portland location. The dinner will take place on Thursday, October 23rd at 6:30pm. Burnside Brewing Co. shares Elephants goal of using indigenous and handcrafted ingredients. They focus on easy to drink beers that accompany and enhance the […]
  • Bloktoberfest at Block 15 in Corvallis

    D.J. Paul
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    The 6th Annual Bloktoberfest returns to the street under the big top tent in front of Block 15 Restaurant & Brewery this weekend. Once again Block 15 will transform Jefferson Avenue in front of their pub into an Oktoberfest tent celebration! Block 15 will have live music, great food & beer, games, and a festive […]
  • Worthy Brewing Releases Powder Keg Winter Ale

    D.J. Paul
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Press Release: Bend, Oregon - As cold weather approaches, Worthy Brewing Company is releasing their Winter seasonal, Powder Keg Winter Ale. This red-hued festive IPA is loaded with hop flavor and aroma from a double dry hopping with a Centennial/Chinook and Cascade/Columbus combo. Pine and citrus hop characters are balanced by a generous dose of […]
  • Three Creeks Brewing to Release Bulletproof Coffee Stout

    D.J. Paul
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Now with six years of brewing behind them, Three Creeks Brewing of Sisters, Oregon is preparing to introduce their first beer in their new Desperado Series of beers. The Desperado Series will be a quarterly release of specialty beers starting with Bulletproof Coffee Stout, brewed with Sisters Coffee, that will be available in 22 oz […]
  • Lompoc’s Monster Mash Release Party

    D.J. Paul
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    October is only a day away and Lompoc Brewing is all set to release their fall seasonal, Monster Mash Imperial Porter, on Wednesday, October 1st. Lompoc’s perennial October favorite, Monster Mash will be released at 5th Quadrant beginning at 4:00pm. No graveyard bash is complete without a batch of this monster brew, a full-bodied, full-flavored […]
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  • The Summer of the Tasting Room

    Carla Companion
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:04 am
    Once scarce, tasting rooms and tap rooms that are open to the public have become a part of Maine’s craft beer drinking culture.[Read more...]
  • What the Maine beer scene still needs

    Carla Companion
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:37 am
    I spend a lot of time talking with people about the beer scene in Maine, and all of the wonderful things it has to offer. Every once and a while, the topic of “what’s missing” comes up, and I’ve finally collected thoughts from many beer-fueled conversations. Here is a list of seven things that I’ve come up with.
  • Rising Tide’s Calcutta Cutter re-awakens hop cravings

    Carla Companion
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Calcutta Cutter is the Imperial India Pale Ale from Rising Tide Brewing Company, and the latest batch was released only a about a week ago. The other night I casually ordered one off the menu at Arcadia National Bar, and it was delivered to me in a mason-jar style glass. I walked back to where my friends were playing Cards Against Humanity before I took the first sip – and then I had a moment.
  • Tributary Brewing Company beer starts flowing Saturday

    Carla Companion
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:58 pm
    One side effect of the rapid proliferation of craft breweries : Breweries in Maine don’t get to hold the title of “Maine’s Newest Brewery” very long. Barreled Souls in Saco opened on July 19 and held the title for three weeks, and Tumbledown Brewing in Farmington reigned as the “newest” for a slightly longer 27 days. And now, the torch is passing to the long-awaited Tributary Brewing Company in Kittery, lead by former Portsmouth Brewery and Harpoon Brewing Company brewer Tod Mott. Tod and his wife and co-owner Galen will open Tributary Saturday, bringing Maine’s total number of…
  • Brewers reap fresh Maine hop crop

    Carla Companion
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Thanks to Maine hop growers, this year’s hop harvest will be the largest in nearly 100 years, providing Maine craft brewers with ingredients for creating “fresh hopped” beers. [Read more...]
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  • Keg Types: Sanke vs. Corny Kegs

    Billy Broas
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:43 am
    Sanke vs. Corny Kegs – what are the differences? How do these kegs work? I answer these in the video above. If you’re thinking about building a kegerator, make sure to check out my keezer build. Leave a comment below if you found the video helpful. Cheers!
  • Pilsner Blind Tasting

    Billy Broas
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:59 am
    Let’s stop and take a second to appreciate the wave of great pilsners coming to market. Not too long ago a tasting of this caliber wouldn’t be possible. We’d have Pilsner Urquell, Bitburger..and..umm…some other others? We’ve come a long ways. In the picture below you can see a few classic German & Czech pilsners next to a bunch of great craft offerings from the U.S. Are the American breweries outperforming the classics? We’ll see in a second. First the lineup. 11 beers total: Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils Firestone Walker Pivo Pils Left…
  • How a Bus Full of the Country’s Best Brewers is Spreading Cheer to Beer Lovers Nationwide

    Billy Broas
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am
    Sierra Nevada has hosted Beer Camp for a few years now. It’s a beer lover’s dream come true. You get a VIP tour of the brewery, the chance to brew a batch of beer at their facility, and your beer gets packaged up and distributed. Yes, you can buy your own beer at the store. But attending Beer Camp isn’t easy. It’s usually invitation-only unless you join the occasional contest where you must submit a video entry pleading your case to attend. I’ve never been invited (tear…) and I’ve never submitted a video (lazy…) so I was pretty pumped when I…
  • How to Ship Beer

    Billy Broas
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    Have you ever wanted to ship beer to someone? You might be surprised how common beer trading and beer shipping really is. To make sure your package arrives at its destination in one piece, however, you need to make sure you properly pack your beer to ship. Check out the video above to see my tips on how to pack beer and ship it. Use this method and you’ll have nothing to worry about. Tips on how to ship beer Use a sturdy double-walled box, or put one box inside another. Use plenty of filler material. Packing peanuts and bubble wrap work best. Make sure no glass is touching. Make sure…
  • The Weird Fruit that Neutralizes an IPA’s Bitterness

    Billy Broas
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    I had a surprise for Chris and Jeremy at the end of our Old Crustacean Vertical Tasting. They were going to join me in a “flavor tripping” party. That’s right – we were going to pop some Miracle Frooties. No, we weren’t about to put on house music and break out the glow sticks. Miracle Frooties turn bitter & sour foods sweet. They are capsules made from Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) which is grown in West Africa. When I came across these things my instant reaction was to try them with a bitter beer. So after our Old Crustacean tasting each of us…
 
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  • New Albion Brewing Company to return during Cleveland Beer Week

    Gerard Walen
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    According to the Brewers Association, more than 3,000 breweries – the vast majority of them small and independent – now pepper the landscape of the United States. Those who know their history pay homage to the man who launched the modern U.S. craft brewing scene – Jack McAuliffe, founder in 1976 of New Albion Brewing Company in Sonoma, California. His signature pale ale, New Albion Ale, was revived in 2013 with the aid of McAuliffe at the Boston Beer Co., makers of Sam Adams beers, but it was a limited-time endeavor. Now attendees of Cleveland Beer Week (Oct. 10-19) can quaff pints of…
  • Victory Brewing Company announces new brewpub in Leesburg, Virginia

    Gerard Walen
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    News release DOWNINGTOWN, PA, September 3, 2014 – Philadelphia area-based Victory Brewing Company is announcing the brewery’s plans to open an additional brewpub, Victory at Courthouse Square, in Leesburg, Virginia. Slated to open in the second quarter of 2016, the restaurant will expand the service footprint of Victory while directly supporting the positive image of the burgeoning company and its products through direct hospitality services The brewpub will span three floors at Courthouse Square, an exciting L4 Capital Partners development comprising 112,000 square feet of office and…
  • Tipples and Travel: Great Places to Drink Beer

    Gerard Walen
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:34 am
    Image by Quinn Dombrowski, used under Creative Commons license By Holiday Hypermarket Even though summer is winding down, that doesn’t mean that the fun is over just yet. There are still places to go and things to see, not to mention beer to drink. Whether you’re on the East Coast, West Coast, or anywhere else, you can still go on a road trip for beer on cheap holidays. Here are three places in the United States that, whether it’s their quality of beer or just because it’s a cool city, you should stop by while the weather is still warm. Milwaukee, Wisconsin I mean, the city’s…
  • Bed, Breakfast and Beer

    Gerard Walen
    5 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Guest post by Brittney Oliver Station Bar at Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast in Saugatuck, MI Station Bar at Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast in Saugatuck, MI Wine has sommeliers and beer has cicerones. The world of malts and hops is rapidly expanding and more and more microbreweries have been exploding onto the spirits scene. Emerging cults of beer enthusiasts are traveling far and wide to experience the fragility and deliciousness of the craft. Actually, some of the best places for beer lovers to vacation are at a bed and breakfast. Who knew? Many B&Bs offer fantastic packages and…
  • Brews Cruise will set sale for Alaska

    Gerard Walen
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:59 am
    Cary, NC – April 4, 2014 – What vacation could be better for beer lovers than a cruise revolving around beer? A brews cruise where you can sample beer and share notes with industry expert and legend Tom Dalldorf – that’s what! Magic Happens Travel, the originator of Brews Cruises at sea, has coordinated a beer-themed, seven-night cruise of the Alaskan Inside Passage and coastline on board Celebrity Cruises’ Solstice. The Solstice Class ships are the most beautiful megaships ever built, according to Frommers. They are also excited to announce that this cruise marks their…
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  • Two Beers Brewing introduces new seasonal beer – Grey Skies Dark Pale Ale

    Kendall Jones
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. Two Beers Brewing announced today the pending release of a new seasonal beer: Grey Skies Dark Pale Ale. Before you set yourself to thinking that Two Beers Brewing brazenly invented a new style—dark pale ale—consider the reality that pale ales come in many different forms. The Beer Judge Certification Program defines American Pale Ale as being “pale golden to deep amber, 4.5 – 6.2 percent ABV.” It defines English Pale Ale as being “light yellow to light copper, 3.2 – 3.8 percent ABV.” Light yellow to…
  • Grand opening party – Fremont Brewing’s new Urban Beer Garden

    Kendall Jones
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:12 am
    Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. If you’ve spent any time around Fremont Brewing lately you know that big changes are brewing at the Urban Beer Garden. Fremont is expanding, remodeling, and generally upgrading the UBG  in every way and direction. Happily, this includes the addition of a lot more taps. On Saturday, October 11th Fremont Brewing celebrates the grand opening of the newly spiffed-up and enlarged UBG. Yes, there will be all sorts of fun. It will be a big soiree, for sure. But for now, we happily share the most important details: the beer list. Below is the…
  • Strong Arm Brewing announces a collaborative gin barrel program

    Kendall Jones
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. Strong Arm Brewing of Renton, Washington announced today a collaborative partnership with Captive Spirits. Based in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, Captive Spirits describes itself as the city’s only gin company, “Pumpin’ the gin since 2010.” The company’s flagship product is Big Gin. The collaboration with Strong Arm Brewing will see the brewery use bourbon barrels in which Captive Spirits aged its gin. First up, the brewery will age its Strong Winter Warmer in Captive Barrels. What’s more, Captive…
  • BREW Seattle beer fest – ticket giveaway, promo code, and more

    Kendall Jones
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. People sometimes accuse me of being a homer when it comes to beer. I don’t deny it. I’ve lived here all my life, I am a child of the Craft Beer Revolution, and  I happily carry the flag for my hometown breweries (among others). That’s why I am so excited for the 2nd Annual BREW Seattle beer festival on Friday, October 10th. Organized and operated by the folks at Seattle magazine, BREW Seattle is the city’s only beer festival dedicated entirely to Seattle-brewed beers. BREW Seattle features more than 60 beers from more…
  • Pliny the Elder – Production Moving to Paso Robles

    Kendall Jones
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. This is not an announcement that Russian River Brewing is increasing production of Pliny the Elder. Nor is it an announcement about some kind of merger. Sadly, it does not signal the return of Pliny to Washington. Simply put, Firestone Walker Brewing is going to brew some Pliny the Elder for Russian River Brewing. Russian River Brewing is upgrading to a new four-vessel, 50-barrel brewhouse. It’s an equipment swap, so they will have no way to brew while the new system is installed. The nice folks at Firestone Walker have agreed to brew…
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  • Kroger to carry wine-cola in a can. Huh?

    Patsy
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Wine with cola in the same drink? Chardonnay mixed with vanilla? It’s coming soon to a Harris Teeter near you. Cincinnati-based Kroger Co., which entered the Washington region when it agreed to purchase Harris Teeter in 2013, has signed a deal with Sonoma County, California-based Truett-Hurst Inc. to exclusively sell its ready-to-drink craft wine beverages. Kroger — the nation’s largest operator of traditional supermarkets — will sell the drinks, which are offered in cans under the California Winecraft name. Kroger operates 2,640 grocery stores in 34 states and the District of…
  • Study shows your gym days are also your booze days. Cheers!

    Patsy
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:13 am
    Do you work out hard and then party hard as well? Join the club. People tend to exercise more than usual on the same days they drink more alcohol than usual, according to a new study published this month in Health Psychology and funded by the National Institute on Aging. Researchers had 150 participants between 18 to 89 log their daily physical activity and alcohol consumption over a span of 21 days. The group did this at three different periods during the year. Whereas previous studies had participants try to think back on their habits over a 30-day time span, or concluded that people who…
  • Redskins selling expired World Cup Budweiser at FedEx Field

    Patsy
    27 Sep 2014 | 11:06 am
    As if Dan Snyder didn’t have enough controversy on his plate — getting leveled in this season’s “South Park” premiere and again by the “Daily Show” a day later for his insistence on keeping a racially charged mascot — the Washington Redskins owner is washing down that crow with expired World Cup beer. In a nifty piece of investigative journalism by The Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg, we learned the Redskins are indeed still selling the since expired Budweisers at FedEx Field. READ ALL ABOUT IT
  • Does it matter where Templeton Rye whiskey is made?

    Patsy
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:34 am
    Templeton Rye has been in the news a lot lately. Bryce T. Bauer’s book Gentlemen Bootleggers: The True Story of Templeton Rye, Prohibition, and a Small Town in Cahoots was released in July, the same month that the Daily Beast published an article by Eric Felten titled “Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in Indiana.” (My review of the book is here.) And yesterday the Des Moines Register reported that a Chicago-based law firm had filed a class-action lawsuit against Templeton Rye on the grounds that the company “broke consumer…
  • The Power of Good Thoughts Conjures AVIV 613 Vodka!

    Patsy
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:43 pm
    The beautiful AVIV bottle and perfect shot glasses Perfect timing. The Jewish New Year and a kosher vodka from Israel, AVIV 613, equals a marriage made in heaven! Or marketing! The ‘bride’, in this case, is a beautiful bottle…heavy, triangular and even more lovely frosted right out of the freezer. An attention getter for sure. And AVIV has a great story. Here it is straight from the bottle: “AVIV 613 Vodka is crafted by a family of master vodka artisans whose Russian ancestors moved to the Kabbalistic town of Tzvat, Israel in 1824. It is created using a 6.1.3.
 
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  • Beer Love: The Passionate People Behind Pony Bar & Bru Handbuilt Ales

    Mike
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Seth and Brett meet with the people behind Pony Bar (New York) and Bru Handbuilt Ales (Boulder) to explore the passion and love that go into making our drinking experiences so exceptional. This segment is brought to you by Ultimate Jet Vacations. Please support those who support us!
  • BeerCam: Drinking Empire State Brews at the NYC Craft Beer Festival

    Mike
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    Seth escapes the frigid weather and visits the NYC Craft Beer Festival, sampling brews from across the state. This segment is brought to you by Jimmy’s No. 43. Please support those who support us!
  • Craft Beer on Hudson: A Region on the Rise

    Mike
    20 Nov 2013 | 10:25 pm
    Seth and Brett visit the Hudson Valley and find a burgeoning craft beer mecca. This segment is brought to you by the Village Voice Holiday Spirits Event. Please support those who support us!
  • Ommegang Game of Thrones Series Continues

    Seth
    1 Oct 2013 | 8:16 am
    Seven hundred feet tall and made out of solid ice, The Wall is guarded by the Night’s Watch, a brotherhood of sworn protectors against the enemies north of Westeros. Members of the Night’s Watch must renounce ownership of all land and titles and swear to a life of celibacy. With Ommegang’s second entry in their Game of Thrones series, fans of the show/books and beer alike won’t be required to make such drastic commitments in order to ‘take the black’. ‘ Following last spring’s Iron Throne Blonde Ale, a lighter pale ale refreshment for warmer…
  • BeerCam: Seth Visits SAVOR, Craft Beer’s Premier Food Pairing Event

    Mike
    25 Aug 2013 | 8:54 am
    Seth talks to America’s most innovative breweries at SAVOR, an upscale beer and food pairing event. This segment is brought to you by Bronx Brewery. Please support those who support us!
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  • Best Craft Beer + Food Pairing 2014

    Bean
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:43 am
    So many great craft beer and food pairings at the Craft Beer + Food festival, it was hard to pick a winner. A People’s choice winner was announced but it was so close, the second place team was announced as well but I want to talk about some of the other great pairings first. Watershed + Charging Hippo Pairing The longest line of the night was for Watershed Pub & Kitchen butternut squash, gorgonzola cheese pizza paired with Charging Hippo Brewing  Imperial Pumpkin Porter. The rich and and slight sweetness of the squash, the saltiness of the cheese and the nuttiness of the pizza…
  • How to Pair Food with Wine and Beer

    Nancy
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Tonight reminds me of the feeling I used to get the night before Christmas. A sense of excitement and enthusiasm combined with a lack of patience, eager for the next morning to come. Why? Because tomorrow Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg are going to give the keynote speech at the International Food Bloggers Conference (IFBC) I’ll be attending this weekend. Who are these people? In short, they are my heroes! They are the authors of the best books for anyone exploring pairing food with adult beverages. Here is a brief summary of their works that grace my bookshelves at home. I first came…
  • Washington Celebrates Oktoberfest 2014

    Bean
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:54 am
    Don’t confuse Oktoberfest with the month of October. Oktoberfest “officially” runs runs from noon on Saturday, September 20th through Sunday October 5th 2014. In Washington, you can expect Oktoberfest/Octoberfest activities from now until the end of October. Washington does LOVE its beer!  I try to be thorough as I can but I always miss something. If you know of one that I am missing, please add it in the comments. Thanks and Prost! Sept 19-21 Fremont Oktoberfest Fremont Oktoberfest Fremont Oktoberfest is one of the biggest and most popular Oktoberfest celebrations in the…
  • Do you have YOUR bottles of Black Raven Unabridged yet?

    Bean
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:24 am
    On Monday, Black Raven Brewing released UNABRIDGED, an eagerly anticipated collaboration brew with Stone Brewing. The Unabridged is a wine barrel aged Saison with sumo mandarin oranges and acacia. Unabridged Saison The above is an accurate description of this Washington beer but it doesn’t do this delicious saison any justice. Light golden in color, this is a dry and refreshing beer. Traditionally saison were the original “after work” beer given to farm workers coming from the fields. As such it was designed to be low alcohol and ultra refreshing. Black Raven and Stone…
  • Craft Beer + Food = More Tickets?

    Bean
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:24 am
    More tickets will be released, on Thursday September 18th, for the sold out  Craft Beer + Food Event. Craft Beer + Food is an unique food and beer pairing event in which  chefs and brewers work together to create a beer and culinary partnership to excite your senses: eyes, nose and mouth. When tickets were released last month for the 4th annual Craft Beer + Food Event, the tickets sold out in  only three days. Kendall Jones, one of the organizers, is pleased to announce that additional tickets will be available for $40 online. starting on Thursday 9/18/14. Two new restaurants will be…
 
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  • Pabst Sold for $700 Million

    Ken
    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. http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2014/09/pabst-sold-for-700-million.html[Submitted by Jay Theriot]
  • Miller Lite Brings Back Its White Label, Possibly Also Its Mojo

    Ken
    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]
  • Anheuser-Busch to import Montejo from Mexico

    Ken
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Hoping to tap the fast-growing Hispanic market, Anheuser-Busch is importing its first Mexican lager to the U.S.The subsidiary of Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer maker, said Wednesday that starting next month it will sell Montejo lager in bars, restaurants and grocery stores in California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico. The move comes as both the Hispanic population and the market for Hispanic foods continues to grow in the U.S.http://news.yahoo.com/anheuser-busch-import-montejo-mexico-182837030.html;_ylt=AwrSyCSVjONTbTUACEDQtDMD[Submitted by Jay Theriot]
  • Demand For Light Beer Is Collapsing

    Ken
    13 Jul 2014 | 11:49 am
    American beer drinkers are becoming more discerning. Thanks to the booming popularity of the craft beer business, light beer sales will hit a 10-year low in 2015, writes Devin Leonard at Bloomberg Businessweek. Sales of once-popular staples like Bud Light, Coors Light, and Miller Lite are on the decline, Leonard writes. Craft beer has become so popular that there's now a black market for rare brews. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/demand-light-beer-collapsing-181600555.html[Submitted by Jay Theriot]
  • Siris Microbrewery (Greece)

    Ken
    5 Apr 2014 | 12:40 am
    Last month, we were pleasantly surprised by the news of the creation of the first microbrewery in Northern Greece, something was missing and it was really a matter of time implementing it. [Read More][Submitted by Beer-Pedia]
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    Beer Cartel

  • Carlton Draught hits slow mo

    1 Oct 2014 | 2:11 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

    1 Oct 2014 | 2:11 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

    1 Oct 2014 | 2:11 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

    1 Oct 2014 | 2:11 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

    1 Oct 2014 | 2:11 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 – brewnation.co.nz $28 for a Growler fill Once this is gone we’ll be moving onto…
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    Love Good Beer

  • Sartori Day!

    Chris
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    I’m not 100% certain, but I’m quite sure that today is the day Driftwood’s Sartori Harvest IPA hits liquor store shelves in the lower mainland. Driftwood themselves posted this on Facebook yesterday: What does this mean for you? Well, if you want some, setup a Twitter search and/or like all your favourite liquor stores on Facebook. When you get the word, run, don’t walk, to your beer purveyor of choice and buy as much as they’ll sell you. Sartori IPA is the only beer produced in BC that causes this kind of mad dash, and I kind of like it. While it’s…
  • Beer at the World Cup in Brazil

    Chris
    14 Jun 2014 | 10:03 am
    I’ve just arrived in Brazil to take in the World Cup! As a soccer fan, this is one of those bucket list things I had to do. As a beer drinker, I did some advanced scouting to figure out what to expect down here. Turns out Brazil has a bit of a craft beer scene in the bigger cities like Rio and Sao Paulo; there’s even a Delirium Cafe related to the Brussels one in Rio. Also, a fair number of Germans migrated to Brazil over the years and the town of Blumenau has the second largest Oktoberfest in the world, after Munich. So Brazilians do drink a fair amount of beer, and some quite…
  • Finally, Beer on TV is good

    Chris
    30 May 2014 | 9:00 am
    Yesterday CTV featured local craft beer on their morning show, link here. This happens from time to time; local beer gets featured on TV, usually by somebody not quite in the know. What’s different this time? The beer they featured is all really good beer with serious beer nerd credibility! We’ve finally made it, craft beer is just regular beer in Vancouver now. The beer they talked about: Steamworks Pilsner Four Winds Saison Driftwood Fat Tug IPA Central City Imperial Porter That’s a lineup that I’d dive right into, and it was featured on regular mainstream TV. Happy…
  • VCBW Tickets On Sale Monday

    Chris
    25 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    The fifth annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week is coming up, this May 30th to June 9th 2014, and tickets go on sale Monday, April 28th at noon. While most events don’t sell out immediately, Hopapalooza at the Alibi Room surely will. I think it sold out in under half an hour last year, so you’d be better be ready. What’s the deal? Well, it’s just the best annual beer event in BC. It’s at a civilized hour, It’s not crowded since they only let a certain number of people in, there’s food, and you don’t have to bother with tokens. Oh yeah, and…
  • Alibi Room 500th Tap List Celebration cometh

    Chris
    6 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    Alibi Room has reached their 500th tap list and that means it’s time to party! I expected 500 a lot sooner than now when they reached the 470s last Autumn, but then I kept seeing lists like 482b. My guess is that Nigel wants these celebrations to happen around this time of year or he was waiting on some crazy special beers to show up. If 500 is anything like 400, there will be special beers aplenty. Alibi Room have been teasing us with beer announcements on Twitter. To sum up: 22+ casks Four Brassneck collaborations with P49, Four Winds, Occidental, and Gigantic Eight custom casks from…
 
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    Australian Brews News

  • Goodbye Brussels. Hello Buffalo.

    Media Release
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:52 pm
    Iconic Brisbane venue, the Belgian Beer Café announces closure, American export Buffalo Bar is set to open in the premises late November.Inner-city’s dining and drinking stalwart of more than a decade, the Belgian Beer Café Brisbane, will be serving last drinks on Sunday October 5 in a move that building co-owner, Michael O’Brien of the O’Brien Catering Group describes as a new era for the heritage-listed building.After an exhaustive tender process, Michael is delighted to announce that he has selected Simon O’Brien and his team at Fortitude Valley’s Mighty Mighty cue & brew…
  • Oktoberfest at The Local Taphouse

    Media Release
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Come along for our take on the famous 16 day beer festival from Bavaria featuring some the official beers, Australian beers brewed to the Oktoberfest style and German food.Only beers brewed to the Bavarian Purity Law and brewed within Munich’s city limits are showcased at the festival and we’re really excited to announce we’ll have 3 of these official festival beers on tap as well as a few others we think fit the bill.Traditionally, Oktoberfestbiers are lagers of around 5.5 to 6 abv called Märzen — brewed in March and allowed to ferment slowly during the summer months. They are…
  • Beer jobs: Event Manager — Beverage

    Help Wanted
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:19 pm
    International and national focused eventsBroad role in a professional, committed team working on unique projects/eventsPermanent full-time role in Ascot ValeThis is your opportunity to join a member based not for profit organisation with a long and proud history that is responsible for delivering some of Melbourne’s most iconic food and beverage awards.As part of a busy, proactive Epicure team, you will have responsibility for the management and delivery of competitions and awards for the Australian International Beer Awards, Australian Distilled Spirit Awards, Royal Melbourne Wine Awards,…
  • Beer jobs: Chef De Partie, Dining Hall — Fitzroy

    Help Wanted
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Chef De Partie, Dining Hall — FitzroyThe Little Creatures team is now looking for a Chef De Partie to join the expanding kitchen leadership group at The Dining Hall in Fitzroy.These roles offer an excellent salary and bonus structure, a 9-day fortnight, generous staff discount on delicious Craft beers plus uniforms and meals. Reporting to the Head Chef, this roles also offer great leadership development and potential for career advancement in a business with expanding national operations.You will be someone who values wellbeing, has a passion for food and craft beer and wants to be part of…
  • Giveaway: Oktoberfest Brisbane passes

    Media Release
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Now in its seventh year, Oktoberfest Brisbane is Australia’s leading — and one of the world’s top ten — Oktoberfests.Oktoberfest Brisbane runs over the weekends of 10–12 and 17–19 October and is a genuine celebration of all things German. Held under the giant marquee at Brisbane’s exhibition grounds, the marquee is transformed into a replica of an authentic Munich Oktoberfest tent, complete with bands flown directly from performing at Oktoberfest in Munich.Enjoy the beer, food, entertainment and the feel of a real Oktoberfest by booking here.Australian Brews News is giving two…
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    The Jax Beer Guy

  • Oktoberfest comes to Jacksonville’s Memorial Park

    mwisdom562
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    Oktoberfest is breaking out all over Jacksonville over the next few weeks. This week brings the Second Annual Art Walk Oktoberfest (see article here) and the first Oktoberfest at Memorial Park put on by the Memorial Park Association (MPA). The event, which takes place October 3 and 4, is being put on to help raise the last $40,000 of $200,000 needed to obtain matching funds from the city for restoration of the 90-year-old park. Annually MPA receives donations averaging $45,000, 95% of that income is spent on park maintenance, promoting the park and improvements to supplement city efforts. …
  • Beer gets its own top level Internet domain; .beer

    mwisdom562
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Internet and craft beer have grown up together. If you think about it, 20 years ago both were still emerging as pivotal forces in the culture of the United States and the world. So, it is only fitting that beer-related businesses can now register for a new top-level domain designation: .beer. The launch of .beer by registry operator Minds + Machines is part of a major overhaul of the Internet’s naming structure top-level domains by ICANN, the Internet’s governing body. Over 1,000 new domains will be introduced onto the Internet over the next 18 months providing choice, relevance, and…
  • Art Walk to host second Oktoberfest in downtown Jacksonville

    mwisdom562
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    For the second year in a row, downtown Jacksonville will be filled with the rousing sounds of Oompah-pah, the aroma of sizzling bratwurst and the cries of “prost!” for Oktoberfest at Art Walk. Downtown Vision, Inc.’s sponsors the second-annual Oktoberfest @ Art Walk, a benefit for Downtown’s First Wednesday Art Walk, Wednesday, October 1 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This year the event is hosted by Kerry Speckman, a.k.a The Specktator and promises to be even more fun and exciting than the average Art Walk. The event will feature: A biergarten block party serving…
  • Documentary “coming-of-age tale’ about craft beer

    mwisdom562
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    The craft beer bug bit Mike Sills hard while he was on a trip to Vermont where he visited three outstanding breweries: The Alchemist, Hill Farmstead and Lawson’s Finest Liquids. The awakening led him to approach his friend Matthew Parola with an idea; “Let’s go on a vacation to Vermont, film a documentary and drink some great craft beer.” With these simple beginnings, “Brewland,” a documentary about the craft beer industry in the United States was born. Parola immediately agreed and signed on as producer. The film is a coming-of-age tale about an industry struggling to…
  • Oktoberfest 2014 now in full swing

    mwisdom562
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    In the Old Country, otherwise known as Bavaria, September brings about the most beloved of all ‘fests; Oktoberfest. Today Oktoberfest is the world’s largest fair held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It is a 16-day festival running from late September to the first weekend in October that hosts more than 6 million people from around the world. To provide more on the scope of Oktoberfest, one has only to look at the astounding numbers generated by the event each year. Last year the event was attended by 6.4 million people, who consumed more than nine million liters of beer, ate…
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    Brewbound.com

  • Worthy Brewing Releases Powder Keg Winter Ale

    Press Release
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Bend, Oregon — As cold weather approaches, Worthy Brewing Company is releasing their Winter seasonal, Powder Keg Winter Ale. This red-hued festive IPA is loaded with hop flavor and aroma from a double dry hopping with a Centennial/Chinook and Cascade/Columbus combo. Pine and citrus hop characters are balanced by a generous dose of crystal malts. This “winter warmer” will be an aggressive, yet balanced favorite for the colder months. Powder Keg Winter Ale comes in at 7.1% ABV with 65 IBUs. The October to January release of 22-ounce bottles and kegs will be distributed by Columbia…
  • Strike Brewing Launches Bay Area Taproom & Brewery

    Press Release
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
    SAN JOSE, CA – Strike Brewing Co. is launching its Bay Area warehouse taproom and brewery on Friday, October 4th.The warehouse taproom is an authentic way to taste beer and see how it’s made in the same place. The event will feature the Strike Brewing Co. year-round lineup (Blonde, Brown, IPA & Imperial Red) plus four seasonal additions (Oktoberfest, Chin Music, Double IPA & Porter). And will feature Bay Area food truck, Melts My Heart. The San Jose based company is partnering with the US Pain Foundation, an organization that brings support to those living with chronic pain, to…
  • Odell Releases Woodcut No. 8

    Press Release
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
    Fort Collins, CO – On October 1, 2014, Odell Brewing will release Woodcut No. 8, a Barleywine-style ale aged in new American oak barrels. The eighth release in the revered series pays tribute to the brewery’s English style brewing roots. Each Woodcut offering is a truly limited edition beer with a unique flavor that comes from select hops, fine malted barley, and the brewers’ careful aging process. Each brew is aged in virgin oak barrels that are retired after the release. Woodcut No. 8 has a rich malt base with notes of dried fruit that mingle with hints of toasted coconut, vanilla and…
  • Saint Archer Expands Throughout Bay Area

    David Eisenberg
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    Though a partnership has been in the works for two years, Saint Archer Brewing is now finally set to expand distribution throughout the San Francisco Bay area with DBI Beverage Inc. Beginning October 6, the San Diego brewery’s four core offerings will be made available throughout San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, Truckee, Chico, Ukiah, Stockton and Napa in the canned 6-pack format as well as in 22-ounce bottles. “The Bay Area and Northern California in general have always been key drivers in the craft beer market,” said Josh Landan, Saint Archer founder and president, in a news…
  • CraftFund Launches Investment Crowdfunding Platform in Wisconsin

    Press Release
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    Milwaukee, WI — CraftFund LLC has announced that it is piloting its investment crowdfunding platform in Wisconsin, positioning the state as a pioneer in growing national movement to democratize capital investment. Focused on craft beer, food and place makers, CraftFund is a platform for local companies to showcase products and projects and raise capital by turning passionate local residents into owners and advocates. Decades old securities laws have made it difficult for the general public to invest in local businesses. Wisconsin recently became one of the first states to pass an…
 
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    Drink Me Magazine

  • 48 Hours in Victoria, Canada

    Spencer Spellman
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    This is it,” I murmured under my breath as I walked into Hoyne Brewing Company’s tasting room. This was the first of many “this is ...
  • In the Grip of a Cider Press

    Chris Lehault
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    Head west from London, through suburbs lazily tapering off into farmland and forests, and you will find yourself in the West Country, the umbrella term ...
  • England Bubbles Over, The Rise of Sparkling Wine

    Constance Chamberlain
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    The British have long had a taste for Champagne and were among the first nations to understand that bubbly isn’t just for celebrations. In fact, ...
  • Released from the Fold

    Rachel Wexler
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    Released from the Fold Shmaltz Brewing Company sets up shop of its own Shmaltz Brewing Company, long a contract brewer, has finally settled down. The ...
  • Top 10 Reds to Warm You Up for the Cooler Autumn Weather

    Brian Freedman
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:43 am
    Autumn is here, which means it’s time to break out the rich, comforting red wines. And as always, the good news is that you don’t ...
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    2 Noble Dogs Brewing

  • Are you a Beer Guru?

    2nobledogs
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Probably. But, who knows? I have been a fan of craft beer since the mid 90’s when I was first introduced to a style of beer called “India Pale Ale”. You’ve probably heard of it ;-). Anyway, soon after that I started homebrewing. I bought my first extract kit and the rest is history. So, […]
  • The Next Barrel Aging Project

    2nobledogs
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Well, the next James River Homebrewers barrel project is well under way. Several weeks ago a handful of us that got together at Original Gravity during the Big Brew a few weeks ago to brew a robust porter. The porter was to go into the bourbon barrel won by JRHBer Alan Sepkowski (Shiny Head Brewer) […]
  • Beer Gun Bottling

    2nobledogs
    13 Mar 2014 | 8:03 am
    It’s time to send off your bottles to the National Homebrew Competition. So, I broke out the Blichmann Beer Gun and got to bottling.  If you keg your beer a beer gun is not an absolute necessity but its pretty damn close. It makes to process of transferring your beer from the keg to a […]
  • DIY: Mash Paddle

    2nobledogs
    10 Sep 2013 | 5:00 am
    I’ve had a few folks ask me about the mash paddles I make and sell at Original Gravity. I know the last ones went off the shelves months ago and I haven’t had a chance to get them restocked. So, another brewer reached out to me on Homebrewtalk.com asking if I still made them and […]
  • 2 Noble Dogs – The Inside Fluff

    2nobledogs
    28 Apr 2013 | 3:03 pm
    You may have noticed that I have not been posting with any measurable regularity recently. I have no real good reason for this other than my work has picked up quite a bit and we have been going through a few family changes recently. As a lot of you know we lost one of our […]
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    Brew Dudes

  • Culturing Belgian White Ale Yeast

    Mike
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Not ever satisfied with mediocre beer John tried his hand again at brewing a Belgian White Ale. However, he ordered the wrong yeast strain when he purchased the fine kit from Northern Brewer. Facing a potential failure before he even started a new plan was devised. Culture up some bottle dregs and brew that White Ale something proper! John tried a culturing Belgian White Ale Yeast from a few different sources. Ultimately, Allagash White work out the best for him. He propagated a small starter from a few bottles and then stepped up the starter to an appropriate size pitch. The end result was a…
  • WLP940 Mexican Lager Yeast Strain

    John
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Read An Article – Try a Yeast Strain After reading an article in Brew Your Own magazine (BYO), I was convinced that I needed to use the WLP940 strain for my harvest lager. From the “out of stock” messages on many of the big online homebrew shops, I am guessing many others wanted to try to use this yeast as well. Thankfully, Rebel Brewer not only had the yeast in stock but had a great selection of malts too. I was able to buy my whole recipe from them and they shipped my order pretty quickly – less than a week after I placed it. The article described the results of a…
  • Belgian Easter Beer Recipe

    John
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:23 am
    Easter Beer? Are you asking yourself what an Easter beer is? I asked myself the same question. Now stop talking to yourself and read this post. Ok – thanks for continuing to read. The journey I took to get to a place where I can create this recipe is interesting so I hope you will indulge me while I type out the tale. Wrong Yeast Strain My quest to brew a great witbier continued this year. Instead of formulating another recipe or re-brewing one that I tried in the past, I just bought a kit. Buying the kit was simple and quick but it did leave the chance for me to buy a yeast strain that…
  • Brew in a Bag Commentary

    Mike
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:17 pm
    When we first evaluated brew in a bag as a method we approached it from the eyes of an experienced all grain brewer that uses a traditional mash tun and sparge set up. After that video posted readers and. Viewers had some comments to add to our video and assessment. We decided to shoot another video to dig a little deeper into those responses and open our conversation a little wider regarding brew in a bag. The one batch of brew in a bag that we’ve done so far was easy and straight forward. Both of us are looking forward to try it again. John has plans for some more small batch tests.
  • Red Wheat vs. White Wheat Tasting Notes

    Mike
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:58 pm
    When we started playing with brew in a bag we wanted to use the technique to do some side by side experimentation. Our first experiment was to compare red vs. white wheat. Those beers are ready and we review our tasting notes in this weeks video! Both of us felt that the red wheat was somewhat more robust. It had a slightly stronger grain character. It seemed more grainy, but not by much. The white wheat was slightly crisper maybe more softer on the edges of the palate range. The white wheat malt beer was slightly cloudier and seemed to retain its head a little better. Both beers had a slight…
 
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    If My Coaster Could Talk

  • Samuel Adams Octoberfest beer pretzels and mustard

    Chad Lothian
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:44 am
    You know the person who wears a string of pretzels around their neck at a Brewfest? I’m not that person, I’ve never done that and I never will, it looks like amateur hour to me but that’s cool, do what you do. I’m the guy you’ll find before (and probably after) the Brewfest having a soft pretzel and mustard, my favorite beer snack.  A week or so ago I got a package delivered that had a couple Sam Adams Octoberfest and a recipe for Sam Adams Octoberfest soft pretzels, seemed like the sort of thing that would pair nicely with an afternoon of football so I set out to make them. I…
  • Crossroads Beverage Co. brings “Beer Cave” to Newport

    Chad Lothian
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    Crossroads Beverage Company opened last week in Newport, Maine, owned by Eric Mihan, Crossroads is the sister store to Bangor Wine and Cheese. The store is located at 66 Main Street in a new shopping center near the intersection of Route 2 and the Moosehead Trail, also not far from the on/off ramp for I95 north and south. I contacted Eric via email to find out why he chose this particular location “This is one of the most traveled intersections in, not only Maine, but the Northeast. Several of the businesses on this route are routinely listed as the busiest in their particular sector”…
  • Coaster Critique: Samuel Adams Harvest Saison

    Chad Lothian
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:32 am
    Name: Samuel Adams Harvest Saison Brewed By: The Boston Beer Company Style: Saison ABV: 6% Harvest Saison pours cloudy, light amber in color with yellow-gold highlights and an off white head. Nose is malty, wheat and toasted grains followed by a spicy belgian yeast aroma, maybe a touch of rye in there as well. Interesting flavor, lots of malt flavors mingling in there, wheat, oats and a light toasty grain flavor hit me up front with a sharp rye bite. The Saison yeast finishes off the sip with a dry spiciness but is truly a secondary flavor after the malt. Mixed into the yeasty finish is just…
  • Machias Valley Harvest Fair adds craft beer to tasting event

    Chad Lothian
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    The inaugural Machias Valley Harvest Fair last year included a wine tasting held in the town’s historic railroad depot, Station 1898 and was well received even though the location wasn’t very accommodating for the event. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 and has been taken up a notch with the addition of craft beer to the tasting event and an upgraded location. Currently five craft breweries have signed on to pour a variety of beers at the event alongside the wineries in the Lee Pellon Center. The breweries currently attending; Atlantic Brewing Company,…
  • 21st Amendment Brewery Maine launch events

    Chad Lothian
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    21st Amendment Brewery from San Francisco has expanded distribution into Maine.The brewery was founded in 2000 by Nico Freccia and Sean O’Sullivan. The canned beer has already started showing up on store shelves around the state and three launch events are planned for this week and next. Official Launch Party The Great Lost Bear 540 Forest Ave, Portland Friday, September 19, 2014 5pm Co-Founder Nico Freccia will be on hand. Bangor Launch Event Nocturnem Draft Haus 56 Main Street, Bangor Tuesday, September 23, 2014 5-8pm Portland Launch Event Sonny’s 83 Exchange Street, Portland Tuesday,…
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    Beer Infinity

  • Beer Notes: Yes, there are more breweries on the way

    Beer Infinity
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:48 am
    There has been a lot of little beer-related news items coming across the Crew’s proverbial desk of late, so I figured I would jam them all together in a notebook. Now it’s just a test to see how many of those items I actually remember. Damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead. New breweries are (still) sprouting like weeds After the ...
  • Thursday – Thirsty?

    Beer Infinity
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:22 am
    I've been playing around with my camera and have a few cool shots that actually came out well, as well as a couple that are kinda blurry. Once I get access to (and knowledge of) some photo editing software, I'll fix up the blurrier ones. A bit of a blurry shot of all the brewers at the Irish House Emilyand Cari taking pictures of the brew ...
  • 30 Words: Hope

    Beer Infinity
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:52 pm
    A beautiful little girl So strong and bold Fought so hard to maintain her hold.  Such struggle Such vibrancy of life.  Living more In her time Than many ever do.   This is the toughest time I've ever had in writing something.  Little Emma was diagnosed with a cancer called neuroblastoma in 2010-2011.  ...
  • The Utah Brewers Guild’s Harvest Festival

    Beer Infinity
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Yesterday, we briefly got into the topic of "wet hopped" beers when discussing Uinta's seasonal Wet-n-Wyld Pale Ale. Basically brewers have taken on a trend to using the freshly harvested green - wet hops straight off the bine. These wet hops are literally dripping with the sticky delicoius yellow resins (lupulin), which carries with it all o ...
  • Maine’s Tasty Tasting Rooms

    Beer Infinity
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:46 pm
    The last 10 years in the Maine beer industry have seen a dramatic increase in new breweries opening. In fact, . These new kids on the block are looking at already existing breweries and other national newbies and built their blueprints accordingly. There are only 2 staple things that are needed to run a brewery ... The post Maine’s Ta ...
 
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    The Brew Review Crew

  • King of the Ohio IPA: Get Ready!

    Brew Review Crew
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:37 pm
    A long, long time ago I can still remember when that Pale Ale Used to make me smile. And I knew if it had more hops I could make my tastebuds pop and leave my palate bitter for a while.              – Homebrewer and Beer Fanatic: Don McClean (Ok, maybe not) You might say that it’s best to judge a brewery by it’s pilsner, or it’s blond ale due to the need for finesse, but us Ohio boys like smash-mouth football, tomahawk dunks, and aggressive IPAs.  We know we’re not alone.  IPA’s are so popular with the beer drinking community, that it’s…
  • Pale 31 — Firestone Walker

    Brew Review Crew
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Review by: Cory Smith It was late, the Beer Temple closed in under an hour, and I was in a hurry to get to my friends house since he was waiting for us to eat dinner.  But some things just shouldn’t be rushed, like picking out a great beer.  I knew I had to be decisive, so I went in asking Beer Temple owner, and Brew Review Crew sensei, Chris Quinn what was great that I can’t get in Ohio.  His response, “If you like a hoppy pale ale, go with Firestone Walker’s Pale 31″.  Chris could tell me to drink mashed up meal worms and I’d gladly oblige.  With a…
  • Odd Side Ales Bourbon Barrel Mayan Mocha

    Brew Review Crew
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
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  • Brew Review Crew in the Media!

    Brew Review Crew
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Sorry to have a post dedicated to a link, but I want to lead you guys over to an article written by Guff.Com’s Madison Medeiros about how craft beer is changing the way we drink.  Why do we care so much?  WE ARE FEATURED!   Madison reached out the The Brew Review Crew to get our opinions for the article, and we love the way it turned out.  Check it out for yourself! http://guff.com/how-the-rise-of-craft-beer-is-changing-the-way-we-consume-alcohol/ by The post Brew Review Crew in the Media! appeared first on The Brew Review Crew.
  • Dogfish Head to Build a New Distillery on Milton Campus

    Brew Review Crew
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    Dogfish Head, one of America’s seminal craft breweries, and home to some of the most ‘off-centered’ ales around is venturing further into small batch spirits by opening a brand new, state of the art craft distillery on their Milton campus. Dogfish Head is not new to the art of distilling and crafting spirits (as opposed to craft beer). Back in 2002, owner Sam Calagione purchased a stainless steel feed-bin that with the help of engineers and welders became known as ‘Frankenstill'; a pot still, and the era of hand-crafting and hand-distilling gin, rum and vodka began.
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  • Brewery Review: Freedom’s Edge Brewing Company

    Vanessa
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    Featured Contributor Vanessa  @BibleBeerBabies Colorado may be known as a mecca for all things craft beer, but head North and just over the border in Cheyenne, Wyo. you’ll find a hidden gem. Just a couple years old, Freedom’s Edge Brewing Company is quickly becoming a favorite among the locals – known for its friendly staff, laid-back atmosphere, and most importantly good beer. Though they originally opened in the historic Tivoli Building in the middle of downtown, this year saw their taps move around the corner into the…
  • Wandering Willow Brewing Company – Meet Laren (Head Brewer)

    David Sommbeer
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    - Wandering Willow Brewing Company Exclusive Video Release from a New Brewery Meet the Head Brewer – Laren - Wilmington, NC !  Click Here for Video      Interested in becoming a SommBeer Contributor? Send me a note   sommbeer@gmail.com Sommbeer.com   #wanderingwillow #wanderingwillowbrewing #wilmington #nc #brewery #craftbeer #brewmaster #headbrewer #wilmingtonnc #nc #wilmington  #sommbeer
  • Beer Review: Founders Mosaic Promise

    John Fahrner
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:20 pm
    {{unknown}}Featured Contributor – John Fahrner @fahrn13 from Michigan ArtPrize is an independent art competition that takes place annually in Grand Rapids Michigan, it’s a radically open forum in which artists can discuss art and compete with each other for a number of different prizes.  Luckily for us these artists also are the inspiration for an annual brew from our good friends at Founders Brewing Company.  This years entry in to the ArtPrize series of brew is Mosaic Promise, an American IPA brewed with a single malt and a…
  • Fermentation, Aging and Oak – The Food Trinity

    David Sommbeer
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Ever notice how some combinations just make sense?  Cajun cooks live by this concept.  When they use onions, bell peppers and celery for the foundation of almost all of their dishes it’s referred to as the Cajun Trinity.           A few weeks ago I was grilling asparagus on the grill, topped with balsamic vinegar.  The meal also included aged cheese and some fresh bread.  What to drink with my bbq?  Red wine!  All this got me thinking.  There are 3 elements…
  • Beer Review: Brewery Vivant Solitude

    John Fahrner
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Featured Contributor – John Fahrner @fahrn13 from Michigan I’ll be the first to admit that Abbey Ale’s are not typically my first choice when head to the store in search of a something new and tasty.   However, I have a world of respect for Brewery Vivant, they create quality beer with Belgian tradition and some local love.  So regardless of the fact that Abbey Ales stray a bit from my normal style I am always game to try a sampling from Brewery Vivant. Solitude is a…
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  • Brewery News: OR: Bend: Crux Fermentation Project announces fresh-hopped Crystal Zwickle, Cruxtennial, & Off the Fence

    26 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Press Release(Bend, OR.) As many craft beer aficionados know, Crux brewmaster and co-founder Larry Sidor has been brewing for decades. But many do not know that Larry also worked for many years in the hop industry. Larry brings his deep knowledge of and passion for hops to the forefront with three new fresh hop beers. Brewed immediately after harvest, when the whole hop flowers are still swelling with lupulin oils, these beers are pungent with bright aromas and flavors. When they’re gone, they’re gone—we only brewed 98 hectolitres (or about 83 barrels) all together. All three beers are…
  • Northwest Beer Guide: Washington: Yakima: An imbiber's guide to the Fresh Hop Ale Festival

    26 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Known for its over 100 wineries and 13,000 acres of vineyards, the same excellent growing conditions in the Yakima Valley in Washington State produce 78% of the nation’s hops for breweries and world-renowned fruits for cideries and distilleries. Sip your favorite craft creations amongst the fields, vineyards and orchards where their ingredients are actually grown. Learn about the Valley’s volcanic soils, elaborate irrigation systems, heat units and other unique growing conditions straight from the craft product makers themselves when you visit museums, tasting facilities and…
  • Brewery Release: WA: Seattle: Get It Now ... Elysian Karma Citra fresh-hopped IPA & Elysian 50 Shades of Green fresh-hopped Pale Ale

    25 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Stop by your nearby Elysian Brewery & Restaurant to enjoy a pint of fresh-hopped Karma Citra India Pale Ale and fresh-hopped 50 Shades of Green Pale Ale.More on brewing with fresh hops (aka, wet hops)For brewer’s, wet hops are the most exciting and unpredictable form of hops. They endow each harvest with a distinct flavor and layer fresh hop beers with multidimensional aromatic qualities. Green Hops® are harvested as whole cones on hop farms throughout the fertile Yakima Valley, and are delivered to Hopunion for shipment in less than 24 hours. The entire process is furious and full of…
  • Brewery Release: WA: Redmond: Coming Soon ... Black Raven 2014 Fresh Hop Saison. A collaboration between Black Raven & Snipes Mountain breweries.

    25 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    This Saturday, September 27th, the Black Raven Brewing Company releases their next collaboration beer - 2014 Fresh Hop Saison.More on 2014 Fresh Hop Saison Wet hopped saison aleThe story behind the beer:"Every year since 2009 when Black Raven Brewing opened, we have collaborated with Snipes Mountain Brewery on a fresh hop beer. This year it was our turn to be the host brewery and we bring you this annual treat with pride."   The beer: "This was brewed as a fairly standard saison ale with a traditional saison yeast strain. That's where tradition ends and Yakima hops begin.
  • Brewery Release: NW: Get It Now … New Belgium Brewing’s Pumpkick and

    25 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Press Release Ft. Collins, Colo.– As summer changes over to fall, New Belgium Brewing unveils its new line-up for the cooler weather. Pumpkick is back after debuting in 2013, this time with new artwork, but the same spices and bite of bitterness. This beer encompasses all that is fall, pouring a festive orange color with a slight haze and finishing quick and dry. Pumpkick is a spiced ale brewed with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. It has a unique, tart kick from cranberries and a hint of lemongrass. Added oats cream up the mouthfeel, making this anything but your typical pumpkin…
 
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