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  • Flying Bike Brewery finally takes flight – brews first batch

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    Kendall Jones
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. It’s been a long ride, but Flying Bike Brewery (Washington’s first cooperative brewery) is currently in the process of brewing its very first batch of beer as I write this. The brewery on Greenwood Avenue North, practically next door to Naked City Brewery, is now up and brewing. The original recipe was devised and brewed by member-owner David Flynn in Flying Bike’s second Home Brew Challenge. The beer, 7-Spoke Stout, was appropriately sized-up by Flying Bike’s Head Brewer, Kevin Forhan, for the 7-barrel system.
  • BrewDog announces details of $30 million brewery opening in Columbus, Ohio, in 2016

    Press Release
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Press Release: (Columbus, OH) – Scottish brewery announces details of USA expansion plans Scottish craft brewery, BrewDog today formally announced its plans to open its North American headquarters and first production facility outside the UK in Canal Winchester, located in the Columbus Region of Ohio. The brewery was inundated with enquiries after it revealed preliminary plans for its USA expansion earlier this month, with the BrewDog Facebook page noting unprecedented shares of the story, reaching more than 150,000 people. BrewDog’s investment in the brewing facility in Columbus will…
  • Left Hand Brewing Co. announces Employee Stock Ownership Plan

    Press Release
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    Press Release: Top 50 craft brewery declares independence with ESOP succession plan (Longmont, CO) – Amidst the craft brewing industry buzz of big-beer buyouts, Left Hand Brewing Company is taking the future of their brewery into their own hands. As part of their vision statement, to be a brewery of broad employee ownership, Left Hand has been progressively moving towards and planning for an employee stock ownership plan of succession. Today, the brewery announced that after years in development, it has finalized the repurchase of common shares from current stockholders and has established…
  • For President Obama and Angela Merkel, the Beer Lacked Bite

    NYT > Beer
    8 Jun 2015 | 9:15 am
    German and United States officials are said to have asked that the guests be given only alcohol-free beer. So that’s what President Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel got.
  • Boulevard Beer West Coast Launch with Pop-Up Bar Events
    Jonny Fullpint
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:49 am
    To celebrate the west coast launch of Boulevard Beer and the last stop on Boulevard’s VW bus road trip, a pop-up bar – BLVD on the P… The post Boulevard Beer West Coast Launch with Pop-Up Bar Events appeared first on
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  • Left Hand Brewing Co. announces Employee Stock Ownership Plan

    Press Release
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    Press Release: Top 50 craft brewery declares independence with ESOP succession plan (Longmont, CO) – Amidst the craft brewing industry buzz of big-beer buyouts, Left Hand Brewing Company is taking the future of their brewery into their own hands. As part of their vision statement, to be a brewery of broad employee ownership, Left Hand has been progressively moving towards and planning for an employee stock ownership plan of succession. Today, the brewery announced that after years in development, it has finalized the repurchase of common shares from current stockholders and has established…
  • Anchor Brewing Co. announces distribution management transition strategy for BrewDog

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    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Press Release: (San Francisco, CA) – Today, Anchor Brewing Company and BrewDog PLC announce future plans for BrewDog in the U.S. As BrewDog commences plans to build a brewery in Ohio, Anchor will continue to import and sell BrewDog to its wholesaler partners with an eventual distribution management transition to BrewDog’s forthcoming operations. “Working with BrewDog since 2010 has been a tremendous experience,” stated Keith Greggor, CEO and Co-Owner of Anchor Brewing and Director of BrewDog PLC., “Throughout it has always been envisaged that the optimal arrangement was for BrewDog…
  • BrewDog announces details of $30 million brewery opening in Columbus, Ohio, in 2016

    Press Release
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Press Release: (Columbus, OH) – Scottish brewery announces details of USA expansion plans Scottish craft brewery, BrewDog today formally announced its plans to open its North American headquarters and first production facility outside the UK in Canal Winchester, located in the Columbus Region of Ohio. The brewery was inundated with enquiries after it revealed preliminary plans for its USA expansion earlier this month, with the BrewDog Facebook page noting unprecedented shares of the story, reaching more than 150,000 people. BrewDog’s investment in the brewing facility in Columbus will…
  • Starr Hill Northern Lights IPA re-born with new recipe, packaging

    Press Release
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Press Release: (Charlottesville, VA) – Take a look at this year’s lineup for your favorite summer music festival. You can bet that the diversity of genres and fans attending looks a lot different from when many popular festivals got their start ten to fifteen years ago. Starr Hill Brewery, and craft beer as a whole, have grown and evolved much in the same way since 1999. What was once a bitter hop bomb is now par for the course in the eyes, or mouth, of the typical craft beer drinker. In addition to creating new and award-winning releases in recent years, enhancements have been made…
  • Oskar Blues Burning Can returns to Western North Carolina on July 17-18

    Press Release
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Press Release: (Brevard, NC) – Oskar Blues BURNING CAN will celebrate CANned craft beer in all its glory for the second year in a row in North Carolina. Funk/Jazz/Hip-hop sensations Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will headline a weekend chock full of live music best enjoyed with a cold craft beer in hand. This year’s festivities will take place at the REEB Ranch, just 8 miles from Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, NC, and 30 miles down the road from beer-centric Asheville, NC. BURNING CAN condenses what’s best about the craft can lifestyle into a multi-day outdoor…
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  • Boulevard Beer West Coast Launch with Pop-Up Bar Events

    Jonny Fullpint
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:49 am
    To celebrate the west coast launch of Boulevard Beer and the last stop on Boulevard’s VW bus road trip, a pop-up bar – BLVD on the P… The post Boulevard Beer West Coast Launch with Pop-Up Bar Events appeared first on
  • Ecliptic Brewing UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale & Aurora Crimson Saison Bottles

    Jonny Fullpint
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:25 pm
    (Portland, OR) – Ecliptic Brewing, a craft brewery and restaurant in Portland’s Mississippi neighborhood, has released the … The post Ecliptic Brewing UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale & Aurora Crimson Saison Bottles appeared first on
  • Odell Brewing and The Real Dill Collaborate to Create Myrcenary Pickles

    Jonny Fullpint
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:12 pm
    (Fort Collins, CO) – On July 10, 2015, Odell Brewing and The Real Dill will celebrate the release of their co-creation, Myrcenary … The post Odell Brewing and The Real Dill Collaborate to Create Myrcenary Pickles appeared first on
  • Jester King Brewery’s 2015 Vernal Dichotomous

    Jonny Fullpint
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:11 pm
    (Austin, TX) – Jester King Craft Brewery is pleased to introduce 2015 Vernal Dichotomous – a blend of mature barr… The post Jester King Brewery’s 2015 Vernal Dichotomous appeared first on
  • Crooked Stave – Nightmare on Brett (Apple Whiskey Barrel Aged) Release Details

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:19 am
    (Denver, CO) – Crooked Stave will hold a special limited release of Nightmare on Brett aged in Leopold Brothers Apple Whiskey Bar… The post Crooked Stave – Nightmare on Brett (Apple Whiskey Barrel Aged) Release Details appeared first on
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  • Pic(k) of the Week: American Independence Day

    4 Jul 2015 | 2:25 am
    In 1776, John Adams —Constitutional Convention delegate from Massachusetts and future President— believed that it would be the 2nd of July, not the 4th, that would be celebrated as American Independence Day. The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells,…
  • Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 20/21, 2015.

    29 Jun 2015 | 3:50 am
    A bi-weekly, non-comprehensive roundup of news of beer and other things.Weeks 20/2110 May - 23 May 2015 2015.05.22How highly taxed is your beer? State by state map. —Via Tax Foundation.—More analysis, via YFGF. 2015.05.20Islamic State militants swept into the historic desert city of Palmyra in central Syria. The city is home to some of the world’s most magnificent remnants of antiquity; their survival is at risk. —Via New York Times. 2015.05.19'Craft' beer's pandemic of quality un-control? —Via YFGF. 2015.05.16International beer conglomerate SABMiller buys London's 2nd largest…
  • Pic(k) of the Week: Brunch with hefeweizen.

    27 Jun 2015 | 7:38 am
    Brunch with hefeweizen, at the Great Dane Brewpub, in Madison, Wisconsin (at its Hilldale neighborhood location). Great Dane is a venerable upper midwest 'craft' beer institution. Its original downtown location opened in 1994, and is still thriving. Pairing food with beer really isn't complicated, and shouldn't be. Just enjoy it (although I would recommend a well-made hefeweizen (as this was) as wonderful refreshment for morning brunch). Delving a bit deeper into the topic, however, Marty Nachel, author of Beer For Dummies, recently wrote a useful guide to beer-with-food-pairing, online at…
  • Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 18/19, 2015.

    22 Jun 2015 | 9:58 pm
    A bi-weekly, non-comprehensive roundup of news of beer and other things.Weeks 18/1926 April - 9 May 2015 2015.05.08Mild Ales are disappearing in the U.K., the land of their birth; but are re-appearing in the U.S. —Via Tony Naylor at The Guardian. 2015.05.08Remembering VE Day (Victory in Europe). Nazi Germany surrendered to the Allies, today, 70 years ago. —Via Wikipedia. 2015.05.08Remember the Lusitania! A German U-boat sank the passenger liner 100 years ago today, while the U.S. was still officially neutral. 1,195 died. —Via Smithsonian. 2015.05.06Since its publication in 2012, the…
  • Drinking in the Culture: Tuppers' Guide to Exploring Great Beers in Europe.

    22 Jun 2015 | 6:55 am
    It's been over thirty-five years in the making. Bob & Ellie Tupper —long-time observers of the good beer scene in the Washington, D.C. area, reviewers of nearly thirty-thousand beers, and veteran beer-travelers— have just self-published their first book: Drinking in the Culture: Tuppers' Guide to Exploring Great Beers in Europe. Here's how the husband-and-wife describe their three-hundred twenty-four page book: Drinking in the Culture is the first-ever guide to finding, not just good beer, but good beer places in two dozen of the best cities in the world to drink local beer. Here are…
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    BeerSmith Home Brewing

  • Rapid All Grain Beer Brewing – Part One – Brewing

    Brad Smith and Friends
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:58 am
    We’re all incredibly busy these days and many of us are short on time to brew. So this week in part 1 I take a look at ways to shorten your all grain brewing session so you can brew more beer in less time. In part 2 we’ll take a look at ways to speed up your fermentation and aging so you can enjoy your beer more quickly.  Rapid All Grain Brewing In our busy world, time is the most valuable commodity. Sure it is great to enjoy an all-day brewing session with friends, but there are times when you may not have 5 or 6 hours (or more) to brew a batch of beer. Our goal here is to brew…
  • Beer Styles with Stan Hieronymus – BeerSmith Podcast #106

    Brad Smith and Friends
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:53 am
    Stan Hieronymus, brewing author and most recent winner of the AHA Governing Committee award, joins me this week to discuss hops and emerging beer styles. Stan is the author of “For the Love of Hops”, “Brew Like a Monk” and also “Brewing with Wheat”. 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 (54:03)   Stan Hieronymus joins me to discuss emerging beer styles and hops. Stan is the author of For the Love of Hops, Brew Like a Monk…
  • Why Oxygen is Bad in Your Home Brewed Beer

    Brad Smith and Friends
    18 Jun 2015 | 10:29 am
    Commercial brewers go to extreme lengths to reduce the amount of oxygen in their finished beers, and as a home brewer you should be concerned about oxygen as well. Oxygen can spoil the long term stability of your beer flavor and clarity and lead to a variety of off flavors. Oxygen in Fermentation versus Finished Beer Let me start by saying that before fermentation, oxygen is generally a good thing. In fact oxygen is needed to allow healthy yeast growth during fermentation, which is why many brewers aerate their beer before they pitch the yeast. Unless you use pure oxygen it is difficult to…
  • Malt and its Impact on Beer with Dr Charlie Bamforth – BeerSmith Podcast #105

    Brad Smith and Friends
    9 Jun 2015 | 8:27 am
    Dr Charlie Bamforth, Distinguished Professor of Brewing Science from the University of California at Davis joins me this week to discuss malted barley, its alternatives and the huge impact malt has on beer. 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 (58:04) Dr Charlie Bamforth is Distinguished Professor of Brewing Science and Distilling at the University of California at Davis. Thank you to our sponsor Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine who is still offering a 15%…
  • Mash pH for Brew in a Bag, No-Sparge, and Decoction Mashing

    Brad Smith and Friends
    5 Jun 2015 | 10:58 am
    Controlling your mash pH is a critical concern for all brewers using all-grain, but can be a special concern for those using Brew-in-a-bag (BIAB) or decoction mashes with high water to grain ratios. The larger water to grain ratios used in these mashes can lead to higher mash pH during conversion, so brewers need to take additional care working with these methods.  Why Mash pH Matters The pH of the mash matters for any all grain brewer. Ideally you want to keep your mash pH in the 5.2-5.5 range, and for lighter beers driving the mash pH down to the 5.2 level becomes even more important to…
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  • BEER EVENT: 2015 Summer Session July 25 (ME)

    event post
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:15 am
    The Maine Brewers Guild Beer Festival If spending an afternoon on Portland’s waterfront sampling beers from breweries near and far sounds good to you – don’t miss Summer Session. The Maine Brewers’ Guild is returning to Thompson’s Point waterfront venue for its annual beer festival, slated for Saturday July 25th, 2015 and tickets for the event go on sale today. Where:  Thompson’s Pt. Waterfront Venue, Portland When:  Saturday July 25, 2015 from VIP: 12:00. ($60) General 1:00 to 5:00 ($45) What: 50+ Breweries from Maine and away.  Live Music – Food Trucks Summer…
  • BEER RELEASE: Night Swim-AH Belgian Style Wit

    New Release
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:15 am
    Revival Brewing launches Night Swim’ah ale to benefit ConserFest. Local brewer and music festival help conservation organizations raise awareness about local environmental issues. PROVIDENCE, RI (June 2015) – Revival Brewing Company, one of Rhode Island’s premier craft breweries, announced a unique partnership with ConserFest to help raise funds and awareness about land conservation. The Providence based brewer is releasing a new beer called Night Swim’ah in which a portion of the proceeds will benefit conservation efforts. Founded in 2010, Revival is best known for making beers…
  • Five Great Gifts for Father’s Day

    15 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Father’s day is approaching fast….. here are some gift ideas for the beer lover in your family (aka your dad).   Dogfish BBQ Grill Set: A turner, tongs and a meat fork with Dogfish DNA. The grill set is handmade just for us by Lamson & Goodnow in Shelburne Falls, Mass. Made in the USA. On sale for $59. Local Beer Book Beer Lovers New England – by Norman Miller New Hampshire Beer: Brewing from Sea to Summit – by Brian Aldrich and Michael Meredith Rhode Island Beer: Ocean State History On Tap…
  • BEER EVENT: First Annual Seacoast Microbrew Festival – July 2015 (NH)

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    15 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    First Annual Seacoast Microbrew Festival Saturday – July 11th, 12:30-4:00 The Seacoast Microbrew Festival (SMB) is a collection and celebration of the Seacoast’s best breweries, foods, music and people. Taste 14 of the best breweries by the granite-banked Cocheco River! For tickets and information visit: Catch two of Dover’s best bands live at the Brewfest, The Reconnected Trio and Gretchen & the Pickpockets! The SMB is being hosted in collaboration with 7th Settlement and Seacoast Local. The whole team took some time to walk the Brewfest…
  • Riverwalk Brewing Rolling out New Bottling Lines, Bottles Hit Stories

    11 Jun 2015 | 7:28 am
    3 Graf Rd. Unit 15 Newburyport, Ma Newburyport Mass:  New bottling lines and great new 16.9 oz bottles will make it easy to share some Riverwalk love with our friends all over the place! Not to mention the hot new labels. Get some Riverwalk today! Photo cred: Riverwalk Brewing RIVERWALK BREWING CO. ROLLING OUT NEW BOTTLING LINES: NEW BOTTLES HITTING STORES THROUGHOUT MASSACHUSETTS NEWBURYPORT, MA – Riverwalk Brewing purchased a brand new 6 head Meheen M6 filler and ML labeler.  The machine was delivered on May 19th with the first…
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    A Good Beer Blog

  • Session 101: Bottles, Caps and Other Beer Detritus

    Alan McLeod
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:07 am
    It's the first bit of the month. Session time. Our host this month asks us to consider this:For this month's The Session theme, I'm asking contributors to share their thoughts on these things, the tangential items to our obsession. Do you have any special fetish with bottle caps, know of someone that is doing creative things with packaging, have a beer bottle or coaster collection.Hmm... quick answer... no. Don't care much about bottle caps or label design. Well, except to the extent that they are a means to inflate the cost of beer. I care about that. Then... we are told that detritus means…
  • Ale Tunners And Tunner's Ale in 1500s Leicester

    Alan McLeod
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:44 pm
    People don't give municipal records the respect they deserve. Where the rubber hits the road, that's what a municipality is. Consider this from the Records of the Borough of Leicester Being a Series of Extracts from the Archives of the Corporation of Leicester, 1509-1603:Aile tasters and sworne men within the towne of Leicester aforesaid to make inquiries there of the defaltes of tunners & typplers and especially to inquire and present the defaltes and trespaces of common dronckerdes that do vse to sitt typplynge at the aile houses all daye and all nyghte vnthryftely, and their wyves and…
  • Ontario: Skeleton Park Session Ale, Stone City Ales

    Alan McLeod
    27 Jun 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Minimalism. I like this sort of labeling. It's all I really need to know. Even if the Skeleton Park thing seems to be some sort of out of season Halloween branding. It's actually the name of a district here in Kingston with its own claim to a particular corner of our a rich history. They have an arts fest there every June, just a couple of blocks from the brewery.Golden amber cloudy ale under a fine clingy whipped egg white foam. Wafts of orange juice and ginger aromas from the Frankenhops these kids are brewing with these days. In the mouth, fruit cocktail. By which I mean the canned fruit…
  • Tom And Bob Drink With Coal Porters In Masquerade

    Alan McLeod
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:11 pm
    A break from the maps... yet more of the rats' warren of Georgian information online. I have no idea what I am going to do with it. Seems a bit of a waste. But then you find this, Real Life In London, Volumes I and II by one Pierce Egan. It's an 1821 fictional exploration of London's nightlife high and low by gentlemen cousins Tom and Bob - including a drinking session in a pub known as the Black Diamond... or Charley's Crib wearing "tatter'd garments and slouch'd hats" to hide their identities:...they were in a house of call for Coal Porters. Before the president (who, by way of distinction,…
  • The Sun, Crown and Three Arrow Brewhouses, Golden Lane

    Alan McLeod
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:15 pm
    I didn't expect this. Another brewery across the street. According to the folks selling a copy of the image, the map is likely originally from 1811. It shows a bit of Golden Lane on its side. Left is north and right is... OK, you don't need being told that. So The Crown Brewhouse existed to at least 1811. And a policy of insurance was taken out by one Edward Bond in 1779. John Strype's in his work A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster in 1720 is not being very helpful in that he writes this about Golden Lane: Golden lane, of no great Account, either for Buildings or Inhabitants. It…
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    Appellation Beer: Celebrating Beer From a Place

  • Small is the new IPA

    Stan Hieronymus
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:36 pm
    Earlier today Brewers Association economist Bart Watson tweeted this: “Small breweries are small. Looking at CA 2014 data: Breweries < 100 bbls = 144. 100 < breweries < 1,000 = 209. Breweries > 1,000 = only 122.” If you break down the percentages that’s 30% under 100 barrels, 44% between 100 and 1,000, and 26% at 1,000 or more. What does this mean? I don’t know. I’m not sure how much context taking a look at numbers from way back adds, but since I totaled them up . . . In 1879 California had 195 brewers, with 24 selling less than 100 barrels, 118…
  • Remember this beer drinking neon cowboy?

    Stan Hieronymus
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:37 pm
    This was one of the best brewpub signs ever, but when Rio Bravo Brewing in Albuquerque closed1 in 1997 apparently nobody saved the neon. Now a new Rio Bravo Brewing is ready to open, although not in the original spot (appropriately, considering the neon, on old Route 66). And not with the same sign. 1 Alvarado didn’t last a year.
  • Have beer links, will read

    Stan Hieronymus
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:07 am
    MONDAY BEER LINKS, MUSING 06.29.15 Does It Matter Where Your Beer Is Brewed? This is one of several stories that followed the announcement that Anheuser-Busch InBev has struck a deal to compensate the drinkers who thought they were getting German-brewed Becks when the beer was in fact brewed in St. Louis. It illustrates how business-oriented people think about beer. The way I view it: One of the attractive things about (well brewed) beer from a smallish, local brewery making unfiltered, unpasteurized beer is that it becomes something else when it leaves home, something else not as good. Put…
  • Hopstate NY: 2015, not 1879

    Stan Hieronymus
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:25 am
    Imagine Iowa without corn, or Illinois without soybeans. That’s what it would have been like in the 1870s to think of New York without hops. By 1879 New York grew 80 percent of American hops. Four years later, The Western Brewer provided an industry overview: “It will be seen that in 1850 hops were raised in 33 States and Territories; in 1860, in 37; in 1870 in 36; in 1880 but 18. … It remains to be seen whether California, Oregon, and Washington Territory will increase their production; or, in a few years, drop off as so many others have done. It is probable that New York…
  • Hops 2015 update: The bigger picture

    Stan Hieronymus
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:22 am
    If you haven’t memorized the details within the June Hop Acreage Report you might want to read that first, but now we have the world Hop Market and Crop Development Report from the Barth-Haas Group, the world’s largest hop broker. So here’s what’s new since last week: – “Worldwide hop acreage surpasses 50.000 ha (123,500 acres) for the first time since 2010; continued shift towards aroma/flavour in the US and more varietal changes in Germany. Favourable growing conditions in Europe to date; some concern about unusually high temperatures in the Yakima Valley…
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    Boak & Bailey's Beer Blog

  • A Month Off

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:48 am
    We’re taking a month off and will be back in August. As per our own advice, we need to recharge our beer blogging batteries and concentrate on some non-beer-related projects for a few weeks so we’re not going to post anything here at all. The 11,000+ word essay we’ve just put up is about equivalent to a month’s-worth of blogging at any rate. You might notice that comments on that post are disabled — that’s because we won’t be around to moderate them. If you’ve got an important correction to make, or it prompts any burning questions, email us…
  • The Good, the Bad & the Murky — Brew Britannia: One Year On

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    This piece is 11,000 words long so you might want to consider downloading it to read on your tablet or smartphone via Pocket, Instapaper or another offline reader. It is also available as a free e-book in various formats via Smashwords. Contents Introduction A London Particular – why everyone is talking about ‘murky’ beer I Can I Can’t? – the reinvention of the tinny Crowds & Community – crowdfunding: exploitation or fan service? On the Turn – signs of tension Vertical Integration – breweries with bars, bars with breweries Almost Too Wee – the rise of the micropub…
  • VIDEO: The Lost Breweries of Dublin

    2 Jul 2015 | 1:36 am
    For the Irish Craft Beer Show John ‘The Beer Nut’ Duffy gives a guided tour of key sites in Dublin’s brewing history. VIDEO: The Lost Breweries of Dublin from Boak & Bailey's Beer Blog - Over-thinking beer, pubs and the meaning of craft since 2007
  • The Month That Was: June 2015

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:51 am
    Here’s everything we posted in the last month — not a bad run, considering we spent a week on holiday in the middle. → Proposed Public House — As ‘new towns’ and Corbusier-inspired estates were built in the rubble and green field of post-War Britain, pubs were a focus of debate. → Notable Pubs #2: The Crooked House — In Himley, just over the Staffordshire border near Dudley, is one of the weirdest pubs in Britain. → Sarah Warman: Influencer — Is there anyone talking or writing about beer with anything like the ability of Jamie Oliver or Delia…
  • Beer Clarity, Ornamental Glass & Mirrors in the 1890s

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:40 am
    In her essay ‘Presenting the Perfect Pint: Drink and Visual Pleasure in Late Nineteenth-Century London’ Fiona Fisher argues that judging beer by its appearance was a product of a period when public houses were smartened up and glasses replaced tankards. It is a fairly short essay which first appeared in Visual References: An International Journal of Documentation in November 2012 and is readily available to anyone with access to an academic library. (We managed to see a copy through a more roundabout route.) There are lots of fascinating details pointing off towards original…
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    Dr. J's Beer Blog

  • 14 Jun 2015 | 6:31 am

    14 Jun 2015 | 6:31 am
    I just tapped my latest beer creation.  3 weeks ago, I brewed 10 gallons of Kolsch.  I was very excited about this batch because it was my first time using my new 17 gallon stainless steel conical fermentation vessel!!  Even the words sound cool.  But, I digress. I love the Kolsch style of beer.  I visited Hamburg, Germany a number of years ago.  As we sat around the table, the waitress brought us a long wooden tray with circular cut outs that held 10 cylindrical Kolsch glasses.  This tray is called a kranz.  Once she sat the kranz on the table, we each…
  • How Much Guinness Can One Drink In a Week?

    27 Mar 2010 | 6:57 am
    I may have the answer to that question. Let's see. My story starts on Saturday, March 13th. The day of the Atlantic City Saint Patrick's Day Parade. Sadly, there is a torrential downpour, hurricane force winds and flooding. The Parade is canceled. What to do? The keg of Guinness I have in my living room pub is at least 3/4 full, so naturally the answer is have a party!! At 2pm, the guests start to arrive. At 2:05pm, the Guinness is being poured in typical Irish fashion. At 9pm, the guests leave. I couldn't keep track of the pints poured, but let us just say there were many.Wednesday night is…
  • Beer Trouble

    12 Dec 2009 | 1:50 pm
    What's up with me? I can't figure myself out. Maybe I should see a therapist. Is there a beer psychologist out there? Naturally, I enjoy beer. Maybe I enjoy beer too much. I fancy myself the connoisseur. All of the various beer styles appeal to me. Pairing beer with food is now a hobby of mine, as well as cooking with beer. I like to read about beer, write about beer and talk about beer. Here is my problem, I have draught beer in my home. Three taps going in the winter time and four in the summer. I switch beers by the season and also allow room for homebrew. I know what you are thinking,…
  • Imperial or should we come up with a different name?

    7 Nov 2009 | 1:09 pm
    Let it be known, I'm all about the beer. Lately, though I seem to be getting tired of a trend that I see forming in the craft beer camp. Imperial. It's a word that is popping up in front of more styles of beer than I can count. Years ago there was one imperial beer and that was Imperial Stout. Now, don't get me wrong, I love a strong beer. I love my Belgians, I love my barleywines, I love my uber IPAs. I even enjoy all the different Imperial beers that have been served my way. I guess what I am getting at, is it's pretty cool to see an Imperial Pumpkin Ale or an Imperial Double Bock, but have…
  • Hop it up!

    18 Aug 2009 | 5:31 am
    I started growing hop vines in my backyard garden. I did this because I am a home brewer and thought it would be neat to add my own home grown fresh hops to the kettle. My other reason was that as an avid beer drinker and brewer, the hops, which happen to look really cool, would serve as a conversation piece and attention grabber. As it turns out, my hop vines are now the most interesting and physically imposing plant in the garden. Now, into my third hop season, the vines are pretty massive and yield a lot of hops. This year I came up with an innovative use for my fresh hop cones. The hop…
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  • Session beers are taking over the craft world. Maybe?

    Jack Curtin
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    This is counter-intuitivity at is finest: With rising health awareness and concern about binge drinking driving sales of low and non-ABV beers among consumers, it seems counter-intuitive that innovation in strongly alcoholic beers should be rising. But new research from Mintel has found that almost one in four (23%) beers launched globally in 2014 and 25% in 2013 had an ABV (alcohol by volume) of 6.5% or higher, up from just one in seven (15%) beers launched in 2012. What’s more, largely due to the growth of craft beers, Mintel’s research finds that between 2011 and 2014, the number of…
  • Sam-sational!

    Jack Curtin
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:10 pm
    From this afternoon’s Craft Business Daily: DOGFISH HEAD SWAYS BOARD ON SECOND HEARING After a second go-round that featured 90 minutes of new testimony, Dogfish Head persuaded the Rehoboth Board of Adjustment to let them renovate their brewpub on a vote of 4-1. You’ll recall the Board originally denied the brewer’s plans because the proposed plot was perceived to significantly surpass the zoning code [see CBD 05-01-2015]. The Delaware brewer felt that the current building was an “eyesore” and a renovation was necessary in order to be competitive. “I know…
  • The one wherein I drink a whole bunch of over-hopped pale ales.

    Jack Curtin
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:58 am
    Session IPAs are the hottest thing in craft brewing at the moment, as Fortune magazine noted in a story which went online last Friday: How popular are Session beers? Consider this: Founders Brewing Co. introduced its All Day Session IPA three years ago – and it was one of the first widely available Sessions on the market. Today, that beer makes up 50% of the company’s volume, says co-founder Mike Stevens. “What we had done in this industry was change the palates of consumers,” says Stevens. “And the consumer was getting used to bigger and more flavorful beer. … [Then] you had a…
  • Biere de Grouch fans Alert!

    Jack Curtin
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:04 am
    There must be a horde of you out there, am I right? the beer that debuting in a titanic struggle in which good triumphed over evil and then came back for a victory lap earlier this year will be part of the annual “Christmas in July” party featuring Troegs at the Craft Ale House this Thursday night, as noted on the Beer Yard Calendar as of this AM: With only six shopping months left until Christmas, it’s time to check out who’s been naughty and who’s been nice so far this year. Or drink some beer. Whatever. And who knows what the Christmas Elf might bring along!
  • Wait all night, wait a little longer…

    Jack Curtin
    19 Jun 2015 | 12:08 pm
    I’ve been hoping all day to get more on this story but it appears it ain’t gonna happen. so here the big news: Pottstown is  finally going to get a brewpub. Next spring at the earliest. Read all the details, which are damned few, here.
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  • Left Hand Brewing establishes ESOP

    Real Beer
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:40 am
    Left Hand Brewing announced today it has established an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Under the Colorado brewery’s employee ownership plan, the brewery will contribute stock to the ESOP trust with each eligible employee receiving an annual allocation. “Our intent is to reward employees and foster an ownership mentality, encouraging team members to contribute to and participate in Left Hand’s long-term success,” Eric Wallace, co-founder and CEO, said in a company press release. Several other breweries that started about the same time as Left Hand — which first…
  • Gambrinus chief donates another $1 million for beer education

    Real Beer
    15 Jun 2015 | 10:45 am
    Carlos Alvarez, founder and owner of The Gambrinus Company of San Antonio, Texas, announced a $1 million gift to the brewing science program at UC Davis. The gift will fund new brewing and laboratory equipment at UC Davis to create the brewery of the future. Alvarez previously announced a similar gift, also worth $1 million, to Oregon State University. “As an immigrant from Mexico, I have enjoyed the many opportunities I found in this country,” Alvarez said in a press release announcing the gift, “and I’m very happy that success in the beer business enables me to help in…
  • BrewDog confirms it will build brewery in Ohio

    Real Beer
    10 Jun 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Scottish-based BrewDog confirmed today that it will build a new brewery in Columbus, Ohio, with a plan to make it the base of further expansion into the U.S. market. “Columbus has got a fantastic beer scene already, so it’s going to be fun to brew our beer in this vibrant Midwestern metro,” the company stated at its Internet web site. “We considered so many potential locations in the U.S. but eventually it was how much we loved the people of Columbus and how welcome they made us feel on our visits that put Columbus firmly at the top of our list.” BrewDog has…
  • Fuller’s Reg Drury dies

    Real Beer
    10 Jun 2015 | 3:51 am
    Reg Drury, the longtime leader of Fuller’s brewing and operations team in London, has died. In the final years before he retired in 1999 and later as an ambassador for Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C. Drury was well known to American brewers and played a key educational role in the growing craft movement. He was responsible for modernizing the brewhouse at Fuller’s, switching from open squares to conical fermenters. He was the first brewer to use such vessels for brewing ale – and today, the process is common place. During his tenure, Fuller’s was awarded the Champion Beer…
  • Karl Ockert to oversee brewing at Deschutes

    Real Beer
    4 Jun 2015 | 11:09 am
    Deschutes Brewery has announced hiring of Karl Ockert as Director of Brewery Operations. A press release states hewill use his 30-plus years experience in the brewing industry to oversee and guide all functions and activities related to brewing, cellaring, packaging, safety, continuous improvement, maintenance and quality control. Ockert, who spent a total of two decades with Bridgeport Brewing Company, most recently served as an independent consulting brewmaster and the technical director for the Master Brewers Association of the Americas. “Karl’s extensive experience in the craft…
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    Seen Through a Glass

  • Off to the Islands!

    23 Jun 2015 | 6:40 am
    Gullfoss; see you soon, you mighty cascade!To celebrate our 25th anniversary (last December) and my son Thomas's college graduation, we're taking a family trip to Iceland, Scotland, and Ireland. Since I had this perfectly good blog just sitting here...I'm going to post trip reports here. Hope you enjoy them!Right now? Taking a break from getting the last bits of Whisky Advocate work wrapped up. We have a great issue coming in September, very timely: Finding Value in Whisky. So I'm editing, writing, and shooting off last-minute emails so things won't be too crazy when I get back.Back to…
  • Tasting Whiskey: back in the saddle

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:27 pm
    The Tasting Whiskey book tour has started again! I did an Irish whiskey tasting in Westport, Conn., at the Luxe Wine Bar on Sunday 1/25 -- that's right, an Irish whiskey tasting on Burns Day, I live for the iconoclastic. Let me tell you, folks: I realized right there that I let you down by not doing more publicity, because the place, the whiskeys (great selection of six!), the cocktails, the beer, the people...first-rate. If you're ever in Westport, be sure to stop in.That's why I'm here now: to let you know about the great places I'm going to be coming up! Here we go, starting…
  • Tasting Whiskey: the Christmas Rush!

    8 Dec 2014 | 4:44 pm
    If you don't have your copy of Tasting Whiskey, probably "the only whiskey book you need" (Bourbon, Straight author Chuck Cowdery*), or if you have one and you want to get one as a holiday gift for someone else, well, you can go to Amazon, or, or IndieBound and get one!If you want a signed copy, and a chance to ask me the whiskey question that's driving you nuts...I've got a busy two weeks ahead of me, so if you are near Baltimore, Philly, Lancaster (PA), Bethlehem (PA), or NYC, you may be in luck. Here's the schedule!Thursday Dec. 11 -- Clinton Book Shop, Clinton, NJ, 6:30-8:30 PM.
  • If you're looking for Tasting Whiskey...

    10 Nov 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Hi!If you're looking for information about my new book, Tasting Whiskey, it's not here, except for some event schedules. I've mostly shut this blog down for now. Please find information about the book, the book tour, and anything else related to the book at the Facebook page.You can also check my Twitter feed @LewBrysonIf you want to set up an event, or if you want to do an interview, you can contact me at lew dot bryson at gmail dot comThanks!
  • Yelp Crusade: you're Funny!

    6 Dec 2013 | 11:08 am
    I make no excuses: I use Yelp. I don't use it as a noob, I have developed Yelp-reading skills -- Yelp Fu, to use the parlance -- and do pretty well with it as a guide. It works best if there are at least twelve reviews to look at, and usually what I do is go to the lowest reviews. Check them for commonality, check them for obvious bias, check them for the kind of idiocy we're here to talk about (see below), and then weigh that against the good reviews. If there are a lot of low reviews, that's not good...unless the place is exactly what you're looking for. Not everyone's looking for the same…
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    Seven Pack Consulting

  • Roof Repairs Is Their Middle Name!

    15 Jun 2015 | 4:30 am
    This post features one of our valued client Roof Repairs Perth who specialises in fixing roof damages and also roof restoration in the Perth’s metropolitan area. Ask many of those who had their roof repaired or altered, chances are it was carried out by these people. Roof Repairs Perth had a humble beginning, a couple years back as a sole trader. As word got around, so did their name. This is when they first approached us asking for our assistance to really ramp up their business. Why not add fuel to fire right? When business are good, adding fuel such as targeted marketing can do…
  • New Site, Good Old Fashion Service

    14 Jun 2015 | 3:43 am
    Hello and welcome to our website, Seven Pack Consulting. This is our new site and domain… as the post’s title says “New site.. but good old fashion service”. We will be trying to post an article from time to time to share the news here at Seven Pack Consulting. To say thank you to our past and current clients, we will be giving free advertising space by featuring their business on this website. It is the least we can do! Currently we have seven permanent staff, including owners/managing directors Jimmy and John Berkett. A solid couple of years, have given us the…
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    Shut up about Barclay Perkins

  • The Haight

    4 Jul 2015 | 12:05 am
    No breakfast worries this morning. My doggy bag of BBQ contains more than enough for the rest of my stay in San Francisco. Possibly enough for the rest of the month.With my taxi bill cosying up to Dolores and threatening to kick me out of my home, I decide to walk.I should tell you where I’m going, I suppose. Or maybe why first. Or when. Or how.Why? Because it’s in walking distance (see previous comment about taxi bill). And I’m getting the hang of getting about in San Francisco: don’t walk up a hill unless you have to.When? Just before midday. How? To the right. I’ve only ever…
  • Dutch Lager Styles 1870 - 1960 (part three)

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:05 am
    The first Dutch LagersThe Lagers initially brewed in Holland were called Beiersch and were in the Munich Dark Lager style. Munich beers were the prototypical Lagers and it was only when bottom-fermenting techniques spread outside Bavaria that Lagers began to be brewed in other hues.Dutch  Beiersch was roughly the equivalent of a Munich Sommerbier or Lagerbier. It had a gravity higher than Pilsener – 13º to 14º Plato, was less lightly hopped and more poorly attenuated than Lager of the Pilsener type.Gerstebier was originally a top-fermenting style, but Heineken used the name for a…
  • That’s my country!

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:05 am
    My joy at awaking every morning grows as the years are grated off my life’s cheese. Why do I like grilled sandwiches so much?Disillusioned by yesterday’s breakfast fiasco, I choose the lazy option. And smash my fast with a huge hammer in the hotel. A bacon and egg hammer.Posh, but near empty is the dining room. I check the menu. No nasty orange-shaped shocks today.My charming waitress has an unnerving nametag: Nookie. Carry On films can’t be big over here. It’s only when the women’s footie comes on in the bar that I understand.“That’s my country!” she tells the barman when she…
  • What am I doing?

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:55 am
    Eating tacos.A couple of weeks ago.
  • Let’s Brew Wednesday – 1952 Strong Golden Ale

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:05 am
    I long ago learned that there’s nothing new under the sun when it comes to brewing. No matter what today’s “innovators” might claim, pretty much everything has already been done.So you shouldn’t be surprised to discover that Golden Ale dates back much further than the 1980’s. And not just as far back as the 1950’s. A quick search in the newspaper archive popped up a beer called Golden Ale from almost a century earlier than that.Bristol Times and Mirror - Thursday 07 May 1868, page 4.A quick look at the colour confirms that it wasn’t just a fancy name for a bottled Pale Ale,…
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    The Barley Blog

  • Lagunitas Equinox

    2 Jul 2015 | 3:59 am
    The post, Lagunitas Equinox, first appeared on The Barley Blog. Lagunitas first brewed Equinox back in 1995. I’m not sure if it was under the same moniker or even 100% the same recipe, and honestly, I don’t care. I’m just glad that they made this tasty 8% ABV imperial pale ale. Equinox is brewed with pale oat which gives it a smooth texture on the […] The post, Lagunitas Equinox, first appeared on The Barley Blog.
  • Harpoon Brewing Introduces Nordic Saison

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:35 am
    The post, Harpoon Brewing Introduces Nordic Saison, first appeared on The Barley Blog. Press Release Boston, MA (July 1, 2015) – Harpoon is proud to introduce the 54th installment of the Harpoon 100 Barrel Series: Nordic Saison. Anders Kissmeyer of Kissmeyer Beer & Brewing, Will Meyers of Cambridge Brewing Company, and Jaime Schier of Harpoon Brewery created this effervescent golden Saison using local honey and cranberries, rosehips, yarrow, […] The post, Harpoon Brewing Introduces Nordic Saison, first appeared on The Barley Blog.
  • Heavy Seas 2015 Phantom Ship

    1 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    The post, Heavy Seas 2015 Phantom Ship, first appeared on The Barley Blog. Heavy Seas has a knack for brewing some big, bold beers. Their Phantom Ship — a 10% ABV Belgian-style tripel — is right in line with what I’ve come to expect from this Maryland brewery. It’s potent, boozy and has the added benefit of having rested in bourbon barrels for a measure of time before […] The post, Heavy Seas 2015 Phantom Ship, first appeared on The Barley Blog.
  • Firestone Walker Pale 31

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:37 am
    The post, Firestone Walker Pale 31, first appeared on The Barley Blog. I was on a bit of a Firestone Walker kick the past couple of reviews. Their Easy Jack was a tasty, sessional, if lighter than necessary IPA. Pale 31 — an awarding winning beer I just crossed paths with this year even though it’s been around since 2003 — is just as tasty and fuller […] The post, Firestone Walker Pale 31, first appeared on The Barley Blog.
  • Firestone Walker Easy Jack IPA

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:45 am
    The post, Firestone Walker Easy Jack IPA, first appeared on The Barley Blog. With the increased heat of Summer now in full swing it’s time to stock the fridge with refreshing IPAs. And with the marketing trend of the “session IPA” also ramped up, now’s as good a time as any to fill those coolers with low alcohol, hoppy goodness. Firestone Walker apparently feels the same way. Their […] The post, Firestone Walker Easy Jack IPA, first appeared on The Barley Blog.
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    The Beer Nut

  • All about the content

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:10 am
    Everything but the beer is the preferred topic for The Session this month. Host Jack is asking us to look at the odds and ends that go with: beermats, bottle caps and the like. One brewery with a very distinctive look to its packaged beers is Stone of San Diego and it's one of theirs that's the subject of my contribution.This bottle of Xocoveza was kindly donated by Chris and Merideth on their recent visit to Ireland. There's nothing too unusual about the shape of the bottle: it's your standard American 650ml bomber. But they've made great use of the space it affords to tell the…
  • Double Scotch

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:36 am
    Scotch ales (by which I mean nothing more than beers designated as such by their brewers) are rare in Ireland. I guess the standard Irish red already covers a lot of what Scotch ale is meant to do. It just so happens that two Irish breweries have recently launched beers they're calling Scotch ales so I think a bit of side-by-side is in order. Though since both are confined to their breweries' tied houses it'll have to be a virtual one.JW Sweetman Scotch Ale is the younger of the two having been out only a few weeks and receiving its official launch last Thursday. It's 5.6% ABV -- strong…
  • Next to godliness

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:35 am
    This was intended to be a general round-up of some recently-released Irish beers, but as I've put the notes together I've noticed an unfortunate theme linking them. Folks, we need to talk about yeast bite.The first offender was the much-anticipated new one from N17, Summer Ale, brewed at Reel Deel in Mayo. Oddly, the dark-amber beer was perfectly clear but the yeast twang was unmistakeable: a big savoury earthy thing spreading itself indecently over everything else. There are hops just about perceptible inside, tiny sparks of citrus, but really it's a weighty, flabby beast of a beer, not…
  • Another look

    26 Jun 2015 | 12:53 am
    It's three and half hours on the train from Dublin to Killarney. For the journey I brought some beers that had been sitting neglected in my fridge, to combine leisurely train-drinking with putting a dent in my review backlog. Win-win. All three are from the range Marston's produces for Tesco.First up, Revisionist Pacific Hop Red Ale, 4.2% ABV and promising Waimea and Pacific Gem hops. It's more copper than gold. Maybe rose gold if you're feeling charitable. There's a waft of vegetal hops on the nose suggesting the Kiwi varieties are a bit of a token effort but really this is an English ale to…
  • Birthday treats

    24 Jun 2015 | 12:26 am
    My previous post covered the new (to me) beers available at the Killarney Beer Festival at the beginning of the month. But obviously any big international gathering of beer nerds like this is going to include the occasional sideshow. This post is about a handful of other beers that I encountered that weekend.It started on the train down where the redoubtable Mr Lamond was passing around a bomber of Southern Tier's Mokah, a 10% ABV chocolate/coffee imperial stout. It was pretty hard going: extremely sweet and with that slightly sweaty taste you get from elderly lukewarm filter coffee, plus…
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    The Brew Lounge

  • Weekly Beer Calendar Update: July 2 - July 8

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Here we go, headfirst into the second half of the year. More than a brewer's dozen of beer events around the region to help you enjoy your favorite beverage during the hazy, crazy days of summer. Also, please keep my book events in mind where I'm talking beer, selling/signing books, and in some cases tasting beer with anyone who shows up. The events thus far have been successful and I'm looking
  • Beer Calendar: What To Do in July 2015

    28 Jun 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Must be hitting some sort of record beer event slump here in the Philly area. Don't believe I've ever started a month with a calendar that is this small. Course, we've been spoiled around these parts for quite a while. Plus, I'm sure that as the month progresses, more will become known to me. In the meantime, my new book Beer Lover's Mid-Atlantic is hitting its stride quite nicely. My own events
  • Weekly Beer Calendar Update: June 25 - June 30

    25 Jun 2015 | 6:02 am
    Let's finish off June with a healthy dose of interesting-looking beer events. There are festivals in the streets, on a ship, and even in the buff. Check 'em out and stay cool. Also, please keep my book events in mind where I'm talking beer, selling/signing books, and in some cases tasting beer with anyone who shows up. The events thus far have been successful and I'm looking forward to keeping
  • Ten years of serving at The Brew Lounge, Part 4 - Let's Make a Date of it

    23 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Back to: "TBL at 10": Part 3Forward to: "TBL at 10": Part 5 — The People After much too time between installments here, I've returned with another in the series that looks back on the ten years of my writing here at The Brew Lounge. So far I've taken a look at my early days and the importance of place in parts 1 through 3. Check 'em out using the little navigation front and back links I put up
  • Weekly Beer Calendar Update: June 18 - June 24

    18 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    Big beer wheels keep on turnin'. Can't say there's not a little of everything scattered everywhere on this week's calendar of events. Festivals, dinners, tastings, and book signings from the PA state capital to Philly and back again. Also, please keep my book events in mind where I'll be talking beer, selling/signing books, and in some cases tasting beer with anyone who shows up. These events
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    Brookston Beer Bulletin

  • Beer Birthday: Dave Hoops

    Jay Brooks
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Today is the 48th birthday of Dave Hoops, Master Brewer at Fitger’s Brewhouse in Duluth, Minnesota. I first met Dave when he was brewing in the Bay Area in the 1990s, but lost touch after moved to the midwest. Happily, I’ve been seeing more and more of him at beer events and judging for... [[Click through to the Bulletin for full content]]
  • Patent No. 2513765A: Mashing And Lautering Apparatus For Brewing

    Jay Brooks
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:59 am
    Today in 1950, US Patent 2513765 A was issued, an invention of Arthur B. Webb, assigned to the Cream City Boiler Company, for his “Mashing and Lautering Apparatus For Brewing.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary: This invention relates to mashing... [[Click through to the Bulletin for full content]]
  • Beer In Ads #1605: A Very Special Glass Of Beer

    Jay Brooks
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Friday’s ad is another baseball-themed one for Ballantine Premium, from 1968. This one is “Go Phillies!” and shows the three broadcasters for the Philadelphia games. The only one I recognize is Ashburn, who also used to play for the Phils (but then I was an Orioles fan as a... [[Click through to the Bulletin for full content]]
  • Patent No. 654788A: Ale Or Beer Filter

    Jay Brooks
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Today in 1900, US Patent 654788 A was issued, an invention of Alfred E. Feroe, for his “Ale or Beer Filter.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary: My invention relates to an improved ale and beer filter for brewery use. The object of my improvement... [[Click through to the Bulletin for full content]]
  • Beer Birthday: Tom Kehoe

    Jay Brooks
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:21 am
    Today is the 51st birthday of Tom Keohe, founder of Yards Brewing, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tom’s been a fixture of the Philly beer scene as long as I can remember, at at least since 1996. He’s one of those people that you feel like you’ve known for years, even when you... [[Click through to the Bulletin for full content]]
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    Hoosier Beer Geek: A Beer Blog for Indiana, from Indianapolis

  • Not Dead Yet: the HBG Old Bloggers Tour

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

    11 Nov 2014 | 3:17 am
    Written by Jake KoenemanI needed this. Since I first went hunting with my dad as an eight year old, autumn nights in the Wisconsin woods have always reminded me of the first time I looked up and saw more stars than I could possibly imagine existed. These moments where I can just stop, look at the sky, and reflect provide the calm that I often forget I need. Life is very busy right now and I needed the chance to step away for a couple of days.When Michael Kiser of Good Beer Hunting texted a few weeks ago and asked if I was interested in attending the third Good Beer Buckshot weekend at Camp…
  • Press Release: Central State and Black Acre Sign Contract Brewing Partnership

    2 Nov 2014 | 3:21 am
    November 2, 2014 - INDIANAPOLIS - Central State Brewing, a new Indianapolis Brewery founded by experienced brewer Josh Hambright, is proud to announce a contract brewing partnership with Black Acre Brewing Company. To commemorate the announcement, the teams from Black Acre and Central State brewed a collaboration beer this weekend that highlights the unique approaches of both breweries as well as their partnership. Central State will be the first brewery in Indiana, joining a small contingent of breweries across the United States, focusing exclusively on fermentation using wild yeast strains…
  • Georgia: A Beer Geek's View

    6 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    As many of you know, I have now lived in Macon, Georgia for over a year.  If you're not familiar with Macon, maybe you're familiar with its exports - The Allman Brothers Band, Otis Redding and Little Richard to name a few.  Perhaps you're also familiar with some of Georgia's prominent breweries - Terrapin and Sweetwater.  Surely you've eaten Vidalia onions.  But what you're probably not familiar with, is the huge difference between brewery laws in Georgia and Indiana.  I'm here to change that.In Indiana, we frequently like to lament the lack of cold beer in the…
  • Random Beer Roundup: The Bring Home Some Hardware, Indiana! #GABF Edition

    Hoosier Beer Geek
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hoosier Beer CalendarEvents are subject to changeThe BrewersChilly Water BrewingIt’s First Friday in the Fletcher Place/Fountain Square neighborhood! We will be tapping our Friend of the Devil Dopplebock which finished at a nice 8.2% abv. We also have live music with Kelli Yates and John Gilmore.Coming up…an Autumn Ale, Rauchbier, Dunkelweiss and a new IPA. 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…
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    MNBeer - Craft beer news from the Twin Cities, Minnesota, Minneapolis, St. Paul and beyond

  • D4th of July & Surly #’Merica

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Before craft beer entered my life, there was punk rock. And one fine day in central Minnesota twenty (?!?!) years ago, Dillinger 4 entered my life. D4 played my hometown of Fergus Falls to a mixed crowd. By and large, none of us really knew what to expect of this young band from the Twin Cities, ...
  • Fare Well My Firkin Friends

    26 Jun 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Seven years ago, a small boutique beer-centered shop opened its doors in a nondescript strip mall in St. Louis Park. The strip is one that you’d probably ignore, filled with a couple of quiet storefronts, an auto shop and martial arts studio, among other things. The Four Firkins made that fairly forgettable location into a ...
  • Rockabilly Street Dance Saturday at Bent Brewstillery

    25 Jun 2015 | 9:36 am
    The fine folks from Bent Brewstillery and Beerploma are throwing a fun party for charity Saturday at the brewery. Visit Bent Brewstillery for a Rockabilly Street Dance benefitting Folds of Honor Minnesota. They’ll have a DJ playing rockabilly tunes all night long, the Katfish Kittens will be present collecting donations and you’ll find no shortage ...
  • Schell’s Starkeller Peach

    17 Jun 2015 | 6:52 pm
    Trip Fontaine, ‘The Virgin Suicides” – “Peach schnapps. Babes love it.” Peach is one of those flavors we sometimes associate with sticky sweet things like wine coolers and the aforementioned schnapps. This, my friends, is not cut from that mold. As described, Starkeller peach is hazy, golden and full of peach aroma. You’ll find no ...
  • Tin Whiskers to Expand

    4 Jun 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Very cool. Our friends at Tin Whiskers are celebrating their One Year Anniversary on Saturday, June 6th from 1-6pm. 1-2pm — Brewery Tour w/ Co-Founder Jeff Moriarty 2pm — Watts Wheat Wine Release! Receive a special edition glass w/ purchase while supplies last! 2-3:30pm — Hands-on Lego Robot Mural Build-off 3:30-4:30pm — Brewery Tour w/ ...
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  • Beer Writer of the Year 2015 – Martin Craig

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

    17 May 2015 | 8:19 pm
    The 2015 New Zealand Hop Harvest was completed in the first week of April having started in the second week of February. By Doug Donelan The New Zealand Hop harvest commenced this season with the traditional northern types of Fuggle and Styrian Golding arriving into store in the second week of February. Early New Zealand varieties such as Pacifica and Motueka commenced soon after with all picking operations in full swing by the start of March and concluding with the final bales of the later varieties Rakau and Green bullet weighed across into cold storage by early April. During the growing…
  • Beervana changes hands

    16 May 2015 | 4:28 pm
    The ownership of New Zealand’s largest craft beer festival, Beervana, has shifted from Cryer Malt to the Wellington Culinary Events Trust Inc. (WCET), the organisation that runs Visa Wellington On a Plate. The nine-year old beer festival, which runs during Visa Wellington On a Plate every August, features over 60 breweries with approximately 200 beers showcased to 10,000-plus punters and trade who visit the two-day event. Sarah Meikle, Chief Executive of WCET says it made perfect sense for the organisation to buy Beervana. “Visa Wellington On a Plate serves up the best food and drink the…
  • Gin in New Zealand

    28 Apr 2015 | 1:49 am
    For the last year or so I have learned a little about gin. I found over the last few years that brewers that I have drunk with around the world find a time in the evening where it is appropriate to have a refreshing Gin & Tonic to reset the palate after a few massively hopped IPA’s. I have a blog post I have rewritten four times over the last 12 months but still haven’t finished it. (hopefully soon I will find the groove to finish it, explaining brewers and G&T’s). I have in that time created a few other pages about Gin in New Zealand. So I thought I would at least…
  • #FreshHopNZ15 – Auckland 2015

    22 Apr 2015 | 4:06 pm
    PRESS RELEASE – 23 April 2015 Freshhop is back for its second year, the brewers of Auckland learnt a considerable amount last year with our first Freshhop in 2014. Now they are using the lessons learnt and this year they are brewing using two varieties of Hops; Motueka and Sauvin. In 2014 they used Waimea, this year Auckland Beer Lovers get the chance to try something new with not one but two new hops. These delicious beverages will be found on tap around the Craft Beer Bars in the Auckland Region. The big difference between Freshhop beers and other beers is that the hops are picked…
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    STL Hops - A St. Louis Beer Blog

  • Week of 07/03/15 Beer Tastings

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:11 am
    Today, from 4PM to 6PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will hold its weekly Friday beer tasting in which Jen from Oskar Blues will be pouring: Oskar Blues Dales Pale, Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Oskar Blues G’Knight Imperial Red IPA, Oskar Blues Pinner Throwback IPA, Oskar Blues Gubna Imperial IPA, Oskar Blues Old Chub. You will also be able to sample B. Stiff & Sons Old Fashioned Root Beer and this week’s classic beer sampling will be Saison Dupont. Additional information can be found at their blog. Craft Beer Cellar in Clayton continues its Friday…
  • 07/01/2015 Llywelyn’s Pub Presenting a Brew You Never Knew

    1 Jul 2015 | 1:36 pm
    While it’s fun to be on the hunt to try and find that special or fun beer, it can be pretty tiring. Well, you can stop running all around town and visit Llywelyn’s Pub in Webster Groves and St. Charles to see something cool on tap. Llywelyn’s is continuing their program that they’ve been calling “A Brew You Never Knew.” Each Wednesday, Llywelyn’s will feature a single beer on draught that may have been overlooked or in some cases is the only draught version of that beer in town. It’ll be a chance to re-visit an old favorite or even discover…
  • Week of 06/26/15 Beer Tastings

    26 Jun 2015 | 11:15 am
    Today, from 4PM to 6PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will hold its weekly Friday beer tasting in which they will be pouring: Perennial / Cigar City Brewing Philly Taco, 4 Hands Passion Fruit Prussia, Lagunitas Sucks, Stone Brewing Stochasticity Project HiFi + LoFi Mixtape, and Jolly Pumpkin Forgotten Tales Last Gypsy Blender Series 1 Volume 1, and this week’s classic beer sampling will be La Chouffe Belgian Golden Ale. Additional information can be found at their blog. Craft Beer Cellar in Clayton continues its Friday Night Flight of the Week tonight featuring Pretty Things…
  • 33 Wine Hosting a 2nd Shift Total Tap Takeover

    25 Jun 2015 | 11:23 am
    Bigger isn’t necessarily better. More and more I appreciate a well-crafted tap selection of 8-10 taps than a 70 tap selection. There is something to be said for someone curating a beer list. 33 Wine Shop was ahead of the trend. Their six taps are always interesting and provide plenty of different options.  The same could be said for the 2nd Shift Brewing portfolio.  Sure, 2nd Shift if known for their hops, but they brew some amazing Belgian-style ales, stouts, and now even an amazing Czech-style pilsner. What happens when a six-tap system meets a brewery with a delicious portfolio?
  • Founders Tap Takeover at O’Shay’s Pub

    25 Jun 2015 | 7:09 am
    It may not be March, but the luck of the Irish is upon you as O’Shay’s Pub is putting on a killer event featuring Founders Brewing Company.  Starting at 7PM, O’Shay’s will be tapping a keg of Porter, Rubaeus, and the always palate splitting Devil Dancer.  They’ll also feature cans of All Day and Centennial IPA as well.
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  • Lambrate

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Continuing the Italian theme, here's a post from the archives. I first visited Milan's Birrificio Lambrate in March 2008 and this was my write-up. Since then I've been back a couple of times and enjoyed more of their beers (I was non-plussed first time around - either they got better or my tastes changed). I can now say it's one of my favourite boozers in the world. They've opened a second site
  • What if it was InBev?

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
    When SABMiller announced they were buying Meantime last month, there was some negative reaction to the news. That was no surprise. But there was also a lot of positive commentary. The lack of true "nerdrage" was probably due to two fairly inconsequential factors. Firstly, Meantime were already perceived as a bit unfashionable among the cognoscenti. Secondly, SABMiller - mainly due to their solid
  • Bastian Contrario and the Oltrotorrente, Parma

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Parma is one of the red cities of Emilia-Romagna, and the Oltrotorrente is the reddest bit of Parma. It was here in 1922 that disgruntled socialists, enraged by the electoral success of Benito Mussolini and calling themselves "the People's Shock Troops", threw up the barricades. The district still bears the scars. Nowadays, it's the best part of town for a night out, particularly if you want
  • Italian beer - then and now

    27 Jun 2015 | 10:09 pm
    1992: two similarities between that year and this one spring to mind. Firstly, the Conservatives won an unexpected, outright victory in a UK General Election. Secondly, Barcelona won the European Cup (incidentally it was Ronald Koeman - the ginger ninja who's currently Southampton's coach - who scored to win it in extra time). One thing that wasn't similar at all was the state of Italian brewing
  • Baladin

    26 Jun 2015 | 1:23 am
    I've told you I like ordinary lager. I've told you I don't want to mask the flavour of lovely, lovely beer with a fruit cocktail. I've told you I don't like murky rubbish, of the type they pedal in some of the railway arches in Bermondsey to deluded dickheads. A glass of Birra Baladin's Open Rolling Stone, a 7.5% ale Italian ale with a touch of pepper But I like craft beer too. I'm just
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    Monday Night Brewing

  • The votes are in, and you elected BEER!

    Carlen Funk
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Remember that archaic time when breweries in Georgia weren’t allowed to send you home with any beer? Oh, that was yesterday? Weird. Well, folks, it’s a new era. Thanks to the tireless work of the Georgia Craft Brewer’s Guild, our lobbyists, brewery owners, and the countless local beer lovers who helped us pass SB63, as of July 1, we can now offer up to 72 ounces of our tasty cold snacks to go as a souvenir with the purchase of a tour. You read that right. Beer. Straight from our fermentors to your fridge. We want you to continue supporting your local retailers to buy our…
  • Ask a Brewer: Monday Night’s Peter Kiley

    Carlen Funk
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:25 am
    We get asked all sorts of questions about what it’s like to make beer and work for a brewery, so today we’re sitting down with our head brewer guy, lab director, and ironic wine snob, Peter Kiley to have him answer a few of your most burning questions. Monday Night: How do you go about getting into the brewing industry? Peter Kiley: There are a few things that you can do to get into the brewing industry. The first is to learn as much as you can independently, which means homebrewing A LOT. The second is to get involved in the beer community and get in the mix. Attend beer festivals,…
  • Now Hiring Salesperson (based in Birmingham, AL)

    23 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    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…
  • Brew Tunes: Spotify for Your Suds

    Carlen Funk
    5 Jun 2015 | 11:58 am
    Throughout history, beer and food have made a regular and likely pair. According to The Brewer’s Association, there are 3 things to consider when pairing food and beer. 1. Match strength with strength, 2. find harmonies, and 3. consider sweetness, bitterness, carbonation, heat (spice) and richness. And while we’re big proponents of pairing beer with food, we thought that we’d take a whack at harmonizing the flavors of our beer with music. Pairing beer with music is a trend that has become popular for beer lovers around the world, and it’s been said that “beer can no…
  • Tasting Room 2.0

    Carlen Funk
    6 May 2015 | 7:11 am
    Our top priority is (and always has been) making awesome beer for awesome people, but creating a cool and comfortable environment where those awesome people can enjoy our brews is pretty high up there too. The Monday Night Brewing tasting room has been a beer-lovers’ mecca since we opened our own brewery just over two years ago, and while a lot of thought was put into the design of the space before we ever opened our doors, there’s always room for improvement. So, if you haven’t been by recently, here’s what we’ve done to make our tasting room even better. Shortly after we…
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    Musings Over a Pint

  • Mood Music

    4 Jul 2015 | 6:54 am
    Getting into the spirit of the day.A little slow, but a noble effort.I began my Independence weekend celebration at the range. The sounds were music to my ears, though they couldn't be described as melodic.  [ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]
  • These Old Eyes at the IDPA Match

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    I've written about my experiences with vision correction and shooting previously. It's been just over a year since I last updated the lenses in my shooting glasses and a regular eye exam about 3 months ago showed no significant change in my vision. However, recently I've begun see a less than sharp view of the sights when using the prescription inserts. Earlier this week during some dry fire it became abundantly clear (heh) that I wasn't seeing the front sight in focus. I wrote it off as being due to low room light, and I found the practice session went a lot better not wearing the Rx…
  • Cavalier IDPA Match

    29 Jun 2015 | 2:47 pm
    After a Saturday of torrential rain, Sunday dawned sunny and unseasonably cool as I headed out for the monthly IDPA match at Cavalier. I did have to make a detour along the way after encountering a road closure due to high water. Fortunately my GPS found an alternate route and I arrived at the range without too much delay.The match consisted of four extremely fun stages, requiring about 50 rounds total. On Stage 1, we started with the loaded gun and a spare magazine on a barrel, with hands on a popper. At the signal, we pushed the steel target forward, activating a swinging target, and…
  • Capital Ale House Roof Collapse

    28 Jun 2015 | 11:50 am
    About 3:30 PM on Saturday, a portion of the roof Capital Ale House in Fredericksburg collapsed, falling into the dining area of the restaurant. Due to the quick actions of the staff, all patrons and employees were able to escape safely and avoided being hit by the falling debris. For most of day Saturday our area was under a severe storm warning, as well as flash flood and tornado watches. It has not yet been determined if the collapse was weather related. The damage is reported to be significant and the restaurant is closed until further notice. We wish the employees of Capital Ale…
  • Quote of the Day: Charlemagne to Pope Leo III

    27 Jun 2015 | 8:03 am
    "It is our part with the help of Divine holiness to defend by armed strength the holy Church of Christ everywhere . . . it is your part, most holy Father, to help our armies with your hands lifted up to God like Moses, so that by your intercession and by the leadership and gift of God the Christian people may everywhere and always have the victory over the enemies of the Holy Name." --Charlemagne, in a letter to Pope Leo III, 796 ADH/T to DaddyBear. [ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]
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    The Brew Club

  • – a UK Beer Club

    Bob the Brit
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    We’ve had a few US based ‘Beer of the month’ club links here at The Brewclub, but here in Blighty they’ve been thin on the ground. I even investigated starting one myself, but couldn’t get funding, ah well. I received a leaflet the other day for a British ‘Beer of the Month’ club, that sends […]
  • Aldi Supermarket Lagers

    Bob the Brit
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:33 am
    It's always nice when the Beer Pixies come to call, I received an email a few weeks ago from Aldi's communications company asking if I'd like to try Aldi's beers?
  • Brewdog Vagabond Pale Ale 4.5% ABV

    Bob the Brit
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:05 am
    Brewdog are constantly bringing out new beers, and while I strive to review as many as I can for The Brewclub, I’m not yet on their ‘Beer Pixie‘ list, so I’m forced to save up my hard earned pocket money and order when I can. When ‘Vagabond’ came up on the website at the same […]
  • Adnams Jack Brand Dry Hopped Lager 4.2% ABV

    Bob the Brit
    15 Jun 2015 | 3:16 am
    The flavour is dry and crisp, it's brewed with authentic Pilsner malt, and those Galaxy hops serve to enhance and already pleasing lager experience.
  • Thornbridge Vienna IPA 5.9% ABV

    Bob the Brit
    9 Jun 2015 | 12:51 am
    In the summer of 2014, Waitrose (for Brewclub readers in the colonies often described as an 'up-market supermarket') teamed up with Thornbridge to launch 'The Great British Home Brew Challenge'.
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    Bevlog | beer, wine, spirits trends | beverage blog

  • Webinar: The Class Action Lawsuits

    Robert C. Lehrman
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:25 pm
    A few weeks ago I had the great honor of traveling to Chicago to co-present a webinar with Simon Fleischmann and Tom Cunningham. Tom and Simon are expert defense litigators at the Locke Lord law firm, and they have deep experience representing food and beverage companies in class action lawsuits around the country. I say it’s an honor because I have learned a huge amount about class action litigation over the past year, from Tom and Simon. For any company in a jam, I don’t think they could do better than to have these fine lawyers on their side. The webinar is entitled…
  • Cocktail Caviar: Pearl Size Can Make All the Difference

    Robert C. Lehrman
    17 Jun 2015 | 11:08 pm
    Here is an innovative new spirits product called Cocktail Caviar. It is “burst-able pearls of naturally flavored spirits.” You can toss them in some wine, or freeze them and add them to other drinks. The product is so new that there is not much about this product on the web so far. If I understand correctly, these chickpea sized “pearls” are a giantized version of the tiny booze droplets that make up Palcohol. Here, the alcohol is encapsulated in a layer of kelp and so it not quite a liquid and not quite a solid. Maybe there is shock fatigue after the Palcohol…
  • A-B Finds Safe Harbor

    Robert C. Lehrman
    4 Jun 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Earlier this week a federal court decided that TTB’s approval for Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita provides a “safe harbor” to protect certain label elements. Largely on account of this safe harbor, the court dismissed the class action lawsuit. The plaintiff had contended that the reference to “light” on the Rita products was misleading because it leaves an impression that the flavored malt beverages are low in calories and carbohydrates. The Cruz v. A-B decision is in stark contrast with the Tito’s decision of three months ago. In the vodka dispute, Tito tried to…
  • Bulleit Takes a Bullet

    Robert C. Lehrman
    2 Jun 2015 | 9:58 am
    Another week, another lawsuit, another whiskey brand. The above video features Bulleit Bourbon and covers the labeling and legal controversies swirling around the whiskey industry. Bloomberg did a good job with the video, published a few days ago. It needs more views than the 1,250 as of this writing. The images are beautiful. The video avoids the sensationalism and oversimplification common to so many other mainstream media stories about whiskey. The shots of whiskey bigshots like Chuck Cowdery and Jim Rutledge are a bonus. Bulleit got sued June 1, five days after the video surfaced. The…
  • Where Art Tito and Blue Moon? June 4 Webinar

    Robert C. Lehrman
    20 May 2015 | 6:20 am
    I am very pleased to announce that we will be joining with Chicago law firm Locke Lord to provide the following webinar. Simon and Tom have lots of experience representing consumer products companies in defending class action lawsuits. They have been closely involved with the wave of litigation that has descended upon the alcohol beverage industry in the past couple of years. Robert has worked with Simon and Tom on some of these cases in the past, and has more than 25 years of experience focused on how federal and state governments, and private plaintiffs, work together to affect alcohol…
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    Examiner craft beer Channel Articles

  • Monkey's Uncle Imperial IPA next up in cans from Straight to Ale

    Guillermo Woolfolk, Birmingham Craft Beer Examiner
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    Straight to Ale (Huntsville, Alabama) announced recently that Monkey's Uncle Imperial IPA will find its way into cans for the first time this summer. Do you remember when you were a kid and your favorite uncle visited...
  • Tasting Notes: Starr Hill Brewery's Northern Lights IPA, New vs. Old

    Guillermo Woolfolk, Birmingham Craft Beer Examiner
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Starr Hill Brewery (Charlottesville, Virginia) recently announced that they have reformulated their flagship Northern Lights IPA. For a little change of pace, I am going to go back to my reviewing roots by comparing the new and old versions...
  • Stone RuinTen Triple IPA returns and brings Ruination Nation with it

    Guillermo Woolfolk, Birmingham Craft Beer Examiner
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, California) aims to provide hop fiends everywhere with a proper lupulin fix with this week's release of Stone RuinTen Triple IPA and a series of #RuinationNation events during the month of July. &nbsp...
  • Sundown at The Grove is back for another summer season

    Bryan Carey, Houston Craft Beer Examiner
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Are you ready for another summer season of great craft beer? Then look no further than downtown Houston as Sundown at The Grove returns for another year. Now sponsored by Southwest Airlines, Sundown at The Grove is in its fourth...
  • A newcomer in DC's beer scene

    Niko DeMordaunt, DC Beer &amp; Spirits Examiner
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:49 am
    One of the joys of being a craft beer fan is that extra thrill you get when traveling. It's fun seeing landmarks and eating good food, but there's just something special about seeing Hopslam in the...
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    Hop Cast

  • Episode 264: Berghoff DortWunder Lager & Winter Ale (Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski)
    20 Jun 2015 | 11:43 am
    Click here to view the embedded video. Welcome to the Hop Cast, where Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder share their love of craft beer with the world. On episode 264 of the Hop Cast, Brad and Ken picked up a mix pack of Berghoff Brewery beers. This mix pack was perhaps a little old and on the shelf awhile since one of these beers was a Winter beer. The first beer the guys dive into is the DortWunder Lager, a 5.5% ABV Dortmunder Lager. Being a tad passed its prime, this one still felt like a solid beer. Although it was a bit old the guys could still tell this is something that would…
  • Episode 263: Fulton St. Blend & Big Red Tugboat (Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski)
    5 Jun 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Click here to view the embedded video. Welcome to the Hop Cast, where Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder share their love of craft beer with the world. In episode 263 Brad and Ken are looking for a little pick me up with their beers. The first beer the guys open is the the newest offerings from Goose Island Beer Company. Their Fulton St. Blend, a coffee Ale aged with House Blend beans from Intelligentsia. Coming in at 5.5 % ABV this is extremely light but packs a ton of flavor. If you can find this beer it’s definitely worth picking up and giving a try. Following up the Goose Island…
  • Episode 262: Lord Rear Admiral & Arcade Brewery Final Level (Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski)
    1 May 2015 | 8:01 am
    Click here to view the embedded video. Welcome to the Hop Cast, where Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder share their love of craft beer with the world. In episode 262 Brad and Ken dive into two different Midwest Extra Special Bitters. First up is from the behemoth that is 3 Floyds Brewing; it’s their 6.5% ABV Lord Rear Admiral. Shocking enough this isn’t crazy hopped up, something you would typically  see from Three Floyds in many of their beers.Brad and Ken follow up the Lord Rear Admiral with the 6.3% ABV Final Level from Arcade Brewery. It’s great to…
  • Episode 261: Fantasyland & Dorado Double IPA (Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski)
    12 Apr 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Click here to view the embedded video. Welcome to the Hop Cast, where Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder share their love of craft beer with the world. In this weeks episode, Brad and Ken are joined by Ryan Brei to talk about IPAs with them. First up is the 6.5% ABV IPA from Urban Chestnut Brewing Co called Fanastyland. Urban Chestnut is one of the newest out of state breweries to become available here in Chicago. They have been making some great beers and in the past Brad and Ken have raved about their Zwickel. Following up the big single IPA the guys move onto the 10.0 % ABV…
  • Episode 260: Modern Times Beer Monsters’ Park (Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski)
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:35 am
    Click here to view the embedded video. Welcome to the Hop Cast, where Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder share their love of craft beer with the world. In this weeks episode, Brad and Ken are joined once again by Sergio Salgado. Sergio joins the guys and brings along with him a few beers from Modern Times. This time they are sampling three beers from the Monsters’ Park series. Monsters’ Park is an Imperial Stout coming in at around 12 % ABV. The guys start off with the normal Monsters’ Park but then quickly move onto the Monsters’ Park Aged In Bourbon…
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  • Oregon Craft Beer Month Events and New Brewmaster at Rock Bottom Portland

    D.J. Paul
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Located in the heart of downtown and still one of two breweries in Portland’s business district, Rock Bottom is set to host four events over each of the upcoming Thursdays in July. This also happens to be the last month of that current Brewmaster Charlie Hutchins will be leading the brewhouse. It has been announced […]
  • Oregon’s 4th of July Weekend Beer Events

    D.J. Paul
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:14 am
    So it’s now Friday and we made it to the extended holiday weekend for many of us. Normally the 4th of July Weekend is not known for a plethora of craft beer related events but for this year things have kicked up a bit. There are quite a few events to consider over this three […]
  • Project Pabst Returns To Portland July 18th and 19th

    D.J. Paul
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Late last summer Pabst Brewing Company set up shop on Portland’s South Waterfront in the currently vacant Zidell Yards to host the inaugural Project Pabst, a two day music fest that brought Portland a diverse musical lineup that wowed the masses. Once again Pabst and its promotional partner Superfly are proud to announce the return […]
  • Bailey’s Taproom 8th Anniversary

    D.J. Paul
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Plans are underway for Bailey’s Taproom’s 8th Anniversary that will take place a week earlier than normal. This year’s Anniversary will be held on Saturday, July 25th during the Oregon Brewers Festival from Noon to 11:00pm. New for this year, Bailey’s 8th Anniversary  will see a much larger space for its Anniversary by taking the […]
  • Zupan’s Markets and Coalition Brewing Partner for Farm-To-Market IPA

    D.J. Paul
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:32 am
    PORTLAND, Ore (July 1, 2015)  –  In honor of Zupan’s 40th Anniversary and Portland’s summer bounty, Zupan’s Markets and Coalition Brewing have partnered together to create Farm-to-Market IPA. This one-of-a-kind IPA is dry-hopped with Ella and Galaxy hops for a citrusy and tropical nose that’s balanced by its malt base and 250 pounds of local […]
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    The Beer Babe

  • Are we reaching peak IPA?

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

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

    Carla Jean Lauter
    8 May 2015 | 10:24 am
    “So, where can I get a local beer around here?” asked the forty-something when he saw me walking around the Old Port wearing a “BEER ME” shirt. “Any good bars?” I opened my mouth to answer, and then stopped mid-word as I took stock of his simple question. The problem wasn’t that I didn’t know what to tell him. It was that the first suggestions I thought of weren’t bars at all.
  • ‘Tis the Saison

    Carla Jean Lauter
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:33 am
    Now that we’ve passed the equinox it seems more certain that yes, there will be more seasons this year. In their lust for summer, many beer lovers are scooping up the summertime seasonal releases that have already begun to appear on store shelves. But I’d argue that after a winter like this last one, we should stop and savor the delights of spring beer.
  • Those Who Can, Can

    Carla Jean Lauter
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:28 am
    When I recently picked up the bin that I use to collect my returnables, I wasn’t greeted by the usual cacophony of clinking glass. Instead, the pang and rattle of aluminum drew my attention to the fact that nearly all the beer I’d been drinking over the past few weeks had been canned.
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    Beer News

  • Diamond Knot releasing beer to benefit local firefighters

    Kendall Jones
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:07 am
    Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. Diamond Knot is releasing Beach House Blond Ale with a celebration to benefit the Mukilteo Fire Department Benevolent Fund. The press release with all the info is below. Mukilteo, WA – When firefighters from the Mukilteo Fire Department approached Diamond Knot Craft Brewing about helping to raise funds for a potential benevolent fund, it was easy to say “absolutely!” The plan, brewed up by the crew at Station 24, was to combine brewing and firefighting forces to start the Mukilteo Firefighters Benevolent Fund with seed money raised…
  • The Beer Junction celebrates 5 year anniversary

    Kendall Jones
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. Starting today, The Beer Junction celebrates its 5th Anniversary. Events are listed below. Just over five years ago, I met Morgan Herzog at the small retail space that would become The Beer Junction. I thought the space was too small, but knowing how desperately West Seattle needed a bottleshop, I knew Morgan’s plan would succeed. Check out the post I did back when The Beer Junction was preparing to open 2010, click here. Less than two years after initially opening, The Beer Junction moved into its new/current location. We all know…
  • Beer Release – Falconer’s Flight 7C’s, Top Rung Brewing

    Kendall Jones
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. New beer coming from Top Rung Brewing. Here’s the official release info. Top Rung Brewing Releases “Falconer’s Flight 7C’s the Hop” Pale as part of Pale Series July 1, 2015 – On July 3rd we will release the third beer in our Pale series. “Falconer’s Flight 7C’s Hop” Pale will be the third of our Pale Ale’s released throughout 2015. In each Pale release we will highlight and celebrate a different hop. This is a citrusy and fruity hop which adds to the Pale Ale malt flavor. You will find a good amount of Pineapple…
  • Flying Bike Brewery finally takes flight – brews first batch

    Kendall Jones
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. It’s been a long ride, but Flying Bike Brewery (Washington’s first cooperative brewery) is currently in the process of brewing its very first batch of beer as I write this. The brewery on Greenwood Avenue North, practically next door to Naked City Brewery, is now up and brewing. The original recipe was devised and brewed by member-owner David Flynn in Flying Bike’s second Home Brew Challenge. The beer, 7-Spoke Stout, was appropriately sized-up by Flying Bike’s Head Brewer, Kevin Forhan, for the 7-barrel system.
  • More aroma hops on the way in 2015

    Kendall Jones
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:04 am
    Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. For seriously afflicted beer geeks, one of the most interesting beer-related semiannual reports is the hop acreage report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-NASS). Casual beer aficionados are content to hear a simple synopsis of the news, like, “farmers planted more hops in 2015,” but some of us yearn for more details. So let’s get to it. Admittedly, my review of the information is pretty rudimentary and much of it comes from information provided by the Brewers Association. To begin…
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    Booze News

  • Love Wimbledon? Enjoy it with a cocktail right out of tennis ball. Win!

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:27 pm
    London restaurant, Holborn Dining Room, serves this novel champagne cocktail. Try it! Hey, at least it’s not out of tennis shoe! Break Point cocktail Cumber infused Stolichnaya Elit Vodka (or your choice) Fresh cucumber juice Lanson white label champagne (or your choice) A squeeze of fresh lime juice Then, make a hole in the top of a tennis ball, wash it out (to avoid a rubbery taste), pour in the cocktail and grab a straw to serve. Win!  
  • Los Angeles Times Announces Event Schedule for The Taste

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
          Los Angeles Times Announces Event Schedule for The Taste Tickets on sale now for The Times’ annual food and wine festival over Labor Day weekend The Los Angeles Times announced the schedule for The Taste, its annual celebration of Southern California’s vibrant, influential culinary scene, returning to Paramount Pictures Studios’ iconic backlot over Labor Day weekend. Reflecting The Times’ distinctive, award-winning coverage of all things edible, each of the five events will showcase the chefs and restaurants at the heart of L.A.’s food and dining culture and…
  • Kudos to this Chicago brewery! Ethics Trump & Trump Dumped

    30 Jun 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Very cool! 5 Rabbit Cerveceria dumped Trump over recent comments about Mexican immigrants even though it meant losing business. The brewery was making a house beer for Trump Tower’s Rebar but wouldn’t think of continuing to do business with the ignoramus under the circumstances. The owners of the brewery are Latin American and had been making a house beer for Trump Tower’s Rebar for the past few months. Standing by your ethical principles in light of negative impact on your business, takes guts. And courage. Buy their beer if you can!    
  • Queen Latest Rockers In Beer Business. Launch ‘Bohemian Lager’

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:41 am
    Queen are now the latest rockers to get involved in the beer business. The group has just announced that, in honor of the 40th anniversary of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” it’s launching a new brew. Billboard reports that Queen Bohemian Lager is described as a “golden hoppy” beer, with an ABV of 4.7 percent. Keeping with its theme, it is, according to The Week, brewed in Pilzen, which is located in the Bohemia region of the Czech Republic and where pilsner types of beer originated. The bottle will carry Queen’s crest, designed by Freddie Mercury, and the image from the cover of A Night at…
  • Toxic moonshine kills 102 in Mumbai slum

    24 Jun 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Toxic moonshine has killed 102 people and seriously sickened scores of others of drinkers from a Mumbai slum, Indian police say. Forty-six others have been hospitalized, with many in a critical condition, after consuming the illegal homebrew, Mumbai police spokesman Dhananjay Kulkarni told CNN. Authorities said four men and two women had been booked over the deaths, on charges including culpable homicide, poisoning and abetting a crime. Eight local police have also been suspended for negligence, he said, while the suspect liquor has been sent for testing. The incident took place near Laxmi…
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    Home Brew Answers

  • How To Improve A Beer Kit

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

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

  • 10th Anniversary Collaborative Beer

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

    17 Jun 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Start your summer at the 13th Annual Rosé Revival and Other Cool Whites Wine Event on Thurs. June 18th. What could be more summer than sipping tasty rose’ and white wines on the beautiful deck of at Ray’s Boathouse watching the sun set over the Olympic Mountains across Puget Sound? Be part of this Seattle summer tradition by joining Seattle Uncorked at this fun annual event featuring dry rosé wines and refreshing white wines. No red wines at this event. Rosé Revival features a variety of Northwest winemakers and  their Rosé wines made in very small lots from Sangiovese, Syrah, Cab…
  • 10th Annual Washington Brewers Festival

    15 Jun 2015 | 11:22 am
    400 beers, 105 breweries, and 3 days of fun, food and music make up the 10th Annual Washington Brewers Festival June 19-21, 2015 at Marymoore Park in Redmond. Friday night is for adults only where the music plays a little louder and you will find special Friday only brews on tap but not the full consort of breweries. Saturday and Sunday is open to all ages and there is a section full of kid activities. Traditionally held on Fathers’ Day weekend, the Washington Brewers Festival, has had other homes and sponsors but now the Washington Beer Commission puts on the Washington Brewers…
  • Whites and Roses-forecasting warm weather wine indulgences

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:33 pm
    The setting was perfect for rose and white wines to show off.  The weather could not be more perfect – 66 degrees and sunny until dusk when it cooled only slightly and the ambient landscape lights highlighted the modern architecture of Novelty Hill Januik Winery in a warm glow.  The melodic tunes of the solo guitar artist filled the spaces between conversations.  Fabulous aromas of grilling protein wafted throughout.  It was as if the rose and white wines had ordered up the setting insisting that it be just so to remind everyone that red wines are not the only players in town,…
  • Woodinville Reserve: A White and Rosé Affair

    15 Apr 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Herald spring this weekend in Woodinville with a wonderful wine and food event to welcome the warmer weather. Join in on Woodinville Reserve: A White and a Rosé Affair on Sunday April 19th at Novelty Hill Januik Winery. You’ll enjoy delicious bites by James Beard Award-Winning chefs as you partake in two distinct levels of tasting: downstairs in the Red Vault Room, where our award-winning reds will be pouring; and upstairs, where 30 Woodinville winemakers will uncork their new white and rosé offerings for the season.  It’s the ideal opportunity to discover what you should be drinking…
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    All Good Beer

  • Celebrate National Bourbon Day with a Beer Dinner at BRC

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

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

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

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

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    Sweetwater Brewing, named for a tributary of the Chattahoochee River, was founded in Atlanta, GA in 1997 by two former college roommates. It has since grown to be the 19th largest craft brewery thanks to their most popular beer, 420 Extra Pale Ale, and the rest of their regular lineup which includes the Sweetwater IPA, Georgia Brown Ale and Take Two Pils along with Blue (a light bodied ale with a hint of blueberry) and Hop Hash Double IPA (made with the hop resin scraped out of the hop pelletizer).There are various events around town this week to…
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  • Tyranena Hop Whore

    Beer Blogger
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:29 am
    Tyranena Hop Whore - In a small Wisconsin town, just a couple minutes down the road from Madison, Tyranena has been brewing some of the best beers in the state for years.  While great year-round brews like Bitter Woman IPA, Rocky’s Revenge, and Chief Black Hawk Porter are deliciously available any time, occasionally they have to let brewer/owner Rob blow off some steam.  The Brewers Gone Wild series of beers features big, bold, and ballsy brews that delight.  Hop Whore is your delicious little mistress from your favorite little cones. Brewers Gone Wild beers have…
  • 10 Father’s Day Beer Gadget Gifts 2015

    Beer Blogger
    15 Jun 2015 | 5:17 pm
    10 Father’s Day Beer Gadget Gifts 2015 - Father’s Day is a great time to hang out with dad and enjoy a great beer or two. This year, instead of getting dad something he’ll never use (the stereotypical tie or garden gadget), give him a gift he doesn’t have to fake appreciation for. Get your dad an awesome beer gadget, along with a sixer of great brew of course. To help you choose just the thing to show him you care, here are a few of the coolest beer gadgets we’ve seen recently. 1) Beer Cap Maps These maps are the coolest way to show off your…
  • Stone Brewing 18th Anniversary IPA

    Beer Blogger
    10 Jun 2015 | 4:27 am
    Stone Brewing 18th Anniversary IPA - The folks at Stone Brewing are no strangers hops.  The wonderful hop has become a signature of many Stone brews and their anniversary beers have almost always showcased this lovely element of our favorite beverage.  This years Stone Anniversary Ale is keeps with their tried and true formula of big beer with big hop profile.  The Stone 18th Anniversary IPA once again delights hop lovers across the nation. For their 18th Anniversary Ale, Stone Brewing has made a big hopped-up golden-brown IPA.  Hopped exclusively with El Dorado hops, it…
  • Screwpop Tool Bottle Opener

    Beer Blogger
    4 Jun 2015 | 5:43 am
    Screwpop Tool Bottle Opener - It’s always handy to be good at more than just one thing.  Makes ya even more useful.  The same holds true for bottle openers.  Why just open bottles when you can do something else.  Like tighten up those loose screws for example.  The Screwpop does just what you wanna do; open beer bottles and screw things. Screwpop combines the always necessary beer bottle opener with a small screwdriver for those little jobs around the house. Packing both a standard and Philips head, the Screwpop is slim, small and can be carried almost anywhere.
  • PuzzlePax Six Pack

    Beer Blogger
    28 May 2015 | 8:33 am
    PuzzlePax Six Pack - Six-packs are awesome. Those ubiquitous little paper packages deliver the best brews from the liquor store to our homes filled with craft beer to enjoy. The problem with these packages is that they just don’t last. They get old and rip or wet from the condensation of a cold bottle and fall apart. You need a longer-lasting beer carrier. Problem solved with the PuzzlePax. The PuzzlePax is a wooden six-pack made to last. Water and time won’t ruin this craft beer carrier. The PuzzlePax arrives as a pile of laser-cut wood pieces ready for…
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    Beer Cartel

  • Carlton Draught hits slow mo

    4 Jul 2015 | 12:22 pm
    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

    4 Jul 2015 | 12:22 pm
    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

    4 Jul 2015 | 12:22 pm
    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

    4 Jul 2015 | 12:22 pm
    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

    4 Jul 2015 | 12:22 pm
    So Sydney has had cracker beer drinking weather this week and it’s set to continue this weekend – sweet! Growlers Currently we have Moa Breakfast beer. A cracker of a lager with rich cherries, very easy drinking. Check out the review for it below: “The aroma is stunning with hints of dry wheat and cherry’s. The carbonation is lively, which works for a crisp summer beer. The taste has a serious hit of wheat and yeast, washing through with all those bubbles and a touch of cherry.” Joel Macfarlane – $28 for a Growler fill Once this is gone we’ll be moving onto…
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    Australian Brews News

  • Boilermakers gathering steam

    James Atkinson
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:48 pm
    Dalwhinnie 15yo and Bulleit Rye with 4 Pines beers The traditional pairing of whisky and beer known as a boilermaker is continuing its ascension in Australia. On Wednesday night, 4 Pines Brewing Company joined up with spirits company Diageo for a Boilermaker Night at Sydney’s Wild Rover, organised by craft beer club, The Bottled Lightning Co. The boilermaker had humble beginnings as a shot of whiskey and a beer chaser at knock-off time for 19th century steel workers in the US. Modern iterations have become focused on carefully creating a match to be savoured, with an elegant marriage of…
  • Fat Yak births Lazy Yak; CUB revises craft beer strategy

    Matt Kirkegaard
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Carlton & United Breweries has announced the first extension of its successful Fat Yak brand and in doing so has flagged a major shift in its strategy around craft beer. Lazy Yak is an Australian Pale Ale weighing in at 4.2 per cent alcohol by volume and made with Nelson Sauvin, Citra and Cascade hops. It will be an all-malt beer and carry 15 IBUs, around the same level of bitterness as most mainstream lagers on the market and 10 IBUs shy of its brand mate, Fat Yak. Fat Yak was launched under the Matilda Bay brand in 2008 and has been a runaway success for CUB. Despite a variety of…
  • Young Henrys exits WA brewery

    James Atkinson
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:25 pm
    The West Australian brewery currently known as Young Henrys Beer Farm is to become a completely separate entity. Young Henrys today announced the WA brewery will be rebranded as simply The Beer Farm following an ownership restructure. “Young Henrys was founded with a few shareholders and one of them was Ian Atkins,” co-founder Richard Adamson told Australian Brews News. “The brewery was on his property. We’ve made the decision to part ways and really the cleanest way of doing that meant that he would take the WA operation because it was on his land.” Adamson declined to elaborate on…
  • Bright Brewery launches beer club

    Media Release
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Bright Mash is the new Bright Brewery beer club, providing members with year-round MountainCrafted flavour from Victoria’s spectacular alpine region. The small family owned brewery has a large range of highly regarded and award winning beers, many of which are only available in North East Victoria, as well as seasonal and limited releases that, until now, could only be purchased from Bright Brewery’s bar. Now, beer lovers from across Australia will be able to enjoy Bright Brewery beers during each season, along with a tasty range of benefits for your next visit to beautiful Bright.
  • Beer jobs: Sales Reps, Vale Brewing — Vic, SA and Sydney

    Help Wanted
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Three roles — Victoria, South Australia and Sydney Full time, permanent position, flexible home-based work environment Work for a passionate and iconic South Australian craft Brewery Join a fun and growing company, be rewarded with an excellent salary package About the company Vale Brewing is a South Australian Beer Company based in McLaren Vale. Founded in 2008, with a vision to create an Iconic South Australia craft Brewery, they have successfully added an exciting new dimension to the craft beer industry. Filled with a team of passionately committed employees, Vale Brewing has enjoyed…
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    The Jax Beer Guy

  • Matthew’s Restaurant to feature Left Hand Brewing Company beer dinner

    3 Jul 2015 | 6:59 am
    Matthew Medure is something of a local legend in Jacksonville. As half of the famed Medure brothers restaurateur and chef dynasty, he and his brother David own Matthew’s and Medure’s fine dining restaurants as well as the popular M Shack burger joints. On Wednesday, July 22, Matthew will apply his talents to a beer dinner featuring the brews of Left Hand Brewing Company. The dinner will feature five courses and beers as well as a reception amuse bouche and beer. The menu and pairings run the gamut from light seafood to decadently rich. Below is the full menu as supplied by Carolyn…
  • Harpoon releases 54th 100 Barrel Series beer: Nordic Saison

    3 Jul 2015 | 6:25 am
    Holding Brewing Permit #001 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is something of a big deal. It means that Harpoon Brewing Company was the first brewery in Boston. In the early day, the brewery, owned by three friends — Dan Kenary, Rich Doyle, and George Ligeti — was founded in 1986 after Kenary and Doyle returned from a trip to Europe where they fell in love with the fresh, local beers found there. Over the years, the brewery introduced new beers and lines. In 1993, Harpoon IPA, now a favorite among many beer-lovers, was launched as a summer seasonal. The beer was so popular…
  • BrewDog to open first U.S. brewery

    1 Jul 2015 | 4:40 am
    Life could not be better for James Watt and Martin Dickie the outrageous co-owners of Scotland’s BrewDog Brewery. The duo has a popular program on the Esquire television network, are known for making enormously alcoholic brews (their Nuclear Tactical Penguin once held the title for beer with the highest ABV) and are insanely likeable as beer personalities. On their home turf of Europe, the gregarious Scots have opened a slew of BrewDog pubs with more on the slate to open soon. But, for Americans, the latest news may be the most exciting: yesterday BrewDog announced plans to open a brewing…
  • Growler wars end in Florida, 64-ounce growlers legal beginning July 1

    30 Jun 2015 | 8:50 am
    In case you were wondering what that odd cheering noise was a few weeks ago, it was the collective voices of Florida craft beer lovers and producers shouting in joy that Governor Rick Scott signed the bill that made half-gallon growlers legal in the state. That’s right, until just recently, craft beer could not legally purchase craft beer growlers in sizes other than one-quart or one-gallon sizes. A fact that pegged the state as one of only two that prohibited the half-gallon growler (Utah is the other one). But, after several years of legal wrangling, mega-beer producer back-stabbing…
  • Sierra Nevada collaborates with German brewery on Oktobefest

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Ken Grossman, the mastermind behind Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is known to be fiercely loyal to his family, his brand and those who enjoy his products. As one of the pioneers in the craft beer industry, he is also keenly aware of the importance of keeping his product offerings fresh and exciting. With his newest project, Grossman brings together his family with another family-owned and family-run brewery in Germany. The project sees his company collaboratively brewing a new Oktoberfest beer with 600-year-old Brauhaus Riegle of Augsburg, Germany. Read all the details in the official press…
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    Worst Beer Blog Ever

  • Happy 4th Of July!

    4 Jul 2015 | 6:48 am
    I hope you all have a fantastic and safe beer driven holiday! Today is my last major event as a Floridian! If you are looking for a good time, head to downtown Fort Myers for the Freedom Fest! It starts at noon and there will be great food, great music and of course great beer outside all day! Plus, an incredible fireworks show launched from the Caloosahatchee river! Also, a completely shameless plug, please follow my current project Ben’s Bottle Shop on Twitter @bensbottleshop, Facebook or check us out at it is going to…
  • Heading To Vancouver Washington!

    28 Jun 2015 | 3:46 pm
    I mentioned last week that I will soon be relocating from Fort Myers, Florida to Vancouver, Washington (USA, not British Columbia for those unfamiliar with the up and coming city across the Columbia River from Portland Oregon)! My last day as an on-premise account manager for Suncoast Beverage and Sales will be July 31st 2015. As my colleagues, clients and superiors know, my tenure at Suncoast and in Southwest Florida in general has been wonderful. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience working for one of the best wholesalers in the country and living in a phenomenal city. Still, the time…
  • Ben’s Bottle Shop Coming Soon To Vancouver Washington! Great Place With Great Beer!

    21 Jun 2015 | 7:20 pm
    Greetings! This almost feels like I am returning from the dead. I know I have done a great job of making my blog live up to its name (The Worst Beer Blog Ever). For that, I am very sorry. I simply, do not have the time to give my few readers the content they deserve. On top of my absurdly time-consuming, yet rewarding career as an on-premise account manager for one of the best wholesalers in the country, I have been working on a project that will change everything. In January and opportunity with a friend I met while in graduate school in Springfield, MO literally fell into my lap. So, while…
  • Old Soul Brewing

    7 Oct 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Greetings Florida beer nerds! This Saturday (October 11, 2014)  Old Soul Brewing will open its doors to the public for the first time from 12 to 11pm. Saturday will be a day of fun, food and beer. The event encompass the street alongside the brewery (so you may want to bring a chair and possibly even sunscreen). The MOFOS food truck sell sumptuous bbq during the day and Doner Kebab King Karl will be slinging some incredible Turkish fare from 6 to 11pm. To really get things going the Naples based folk-rock band The Good Bad Kids will play from 6 to 10 pm. Aside from the…
  • Old Soul Brewing, S 1714, Burger With An ABV, MLB And Beer, Pandas And More!

    27 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
    Is Pabst Blue Ribbon a hipster beer? This one is easy, hipster all the way, good rednecks drink Busch!                                                                                                                             Hipster Beer or Redneck Beer? It is baseball season again here is a slideshow of ten of the best MLB stadiums to enjoy craft beer.                                                                  …
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  • Vacationland Distributors Brings Farnham Ale & Lager To Maine

    Press Release
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    Portland, Maine:  The team at Vacationland Distributors, LLC. proudly announce the U.S. launch of Farnham Ale & Lager, a craft beer made just across the border in North Farnham, Quebec.  The Portland launch party will be at The Thirsty Pig on Friday, July 10th, and at Blaze in Bangor on or about Thursday, July 23rd. “Farnham Ale & Lager is making the best, most approachable beer in Quebec,” says Jim O’Brien, Co-Founder and President of Vacationland Distributors, LLC.  “Farnham is about making quality craft beer that can be appreciated by connoisseurs – as well as by…
  • Last Call: Maui to Open Restaurant; 5 Rabbit ‘Dumps Trump’

    David Eisenberg
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Maui Brewing to Open Oahu Restaurant What’s a cheeseburger in paradise without a beer? Maui Brewing, in its plans to open its first Oahu location next fall, is set to take over the space currently occupied by Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber, reports the Star Advertiser. Maui is planning a multi-million dollar renovation project to commence next spring, per the report, before opening the new “restaurant concept” in Waikiki. The new restaurant, according to the report, will be owned and operated by Maui Brewing Waikiki LLC, a partnership between Maui Brewing, restaurateurs Bill Terry…
  • Sun King Opens New Fishers Tasting Room

    Press Release
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Fishers, IN – Sun King Brewery celebrated the opening of the new Tap Room and Small-Batch Brewery on 96th Street in Fishers today. The new location will create new and unique specialty craft beers and offer patrons the opportunity to sample and enjoy Fresh•Local•Beer on site, as well as for carry out. “Today we celebrate our sixth anniversary and it’s made even more exciting with the opening of our new Fishers location”, said Clay Robinson, Co-Founder. “The entrepreneurial spirit of the Fishers community is what drew us here and we’re excited to…
  • Deschutes Changes Bay Area Distributor

    Chris Furnari
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Deschutes Brewery today announced it has signed new distribution agreements with Horizon Beverage Company and Markstein Sales Company, for coverage throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties in the San Francisco Bay Area. “We’re excited to be working with Horizon and Markstein in the East Bay, one of our vital ‘neighboring’ regions,” Chris Hudson, Deschutes’ western division director said in a statement. The Oregon brewery’s products were previously distributed by Bay Area Beverage Company, which also sells offerings from other established craft players like New Belgium,…
  • Portland Brewing Releases Super S.M.A.S.H.

    Press Release
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:57 pm
    PORTLAND, Ore. – With July heat in full effect and Oregon Craft Beer Month underway, it’s the perfect time to double your summer fun with an extra special brew. In celebration of the 28th annual Oregon Brewers Festival, Portland Brewing is unveiling a limited-release Super S.M.A.S.H. Double Pale Ale. The specialty version of Portland Brewing’s summer seasonal takes its first-ever single malt and single hop (S.M.A.S.H.) Pale Ale to the next level. Similar to its pale ale cousin, Super S.M.A.S.H. features Goldpils Viena malts, known for their toasty flavor, and an extra heavy dose of…
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    Drink Me Magazine

  • Wikeeps: The Best of Wine Anytime

    Stacy Briscoe
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:38 am
    It’s the middle of the work week — #winewednesday, in fact – and you’ve earned a glass of wine for making it this far. And that’s all you want, one glass. But is it worth opening up a whole bottle for just that one glass? Will the rest of the wine wait for the weekend, for friends and family to enjoy with you? Or will you be serving vinegar with Sunday supper? Enter Wikeeps – the first by-the-glass wine preservation tool available. When a wine bottle is opened, the exposure to oxygen causes a chemical reaction that affects the smell, taste, and even the look of wine. The…
  • Happy 1st Birthday to Burleighs Signature London Dry Gin

    Sara Lawrence
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:39 am
    Burleighs Gin began as just a dream for Phil Burley. He envisioned a craft distillery located in his home county of Leicestershire. Fate would approve his vision with the assistance of world renowned Master Distiller Jamie Baxter. Together, they built a distillery that would ensure their spot on the global drinks map. A fairytale backdrop with a lavish countryside and ever-growing magnificent natural world, this piece of Leicestershire had to be incorporated into the plans. They set up camp in the depths of the Charnwood Forest in the charming village of Nanpantan. Their number one employee,…
  • Icon Interview: Ken Lewis: Retail Guru Turned Craft Distiller

    Paul Ross
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:54 pm
      Ken Lewis is regarded as a master marketer who helped to reshape the liquor retailing business and reinvented himself along the way. His creation, The Party Source megastore, is the largest outlet of its kind in the multi-state area known as “greater Cincinnati,” and his most recent venture, New Riff Distilling, shines like a bright new star in Kentucky’s bourbon firmament. Paul:    Before you became a local lord of liquor, you were into something totally different; you were a teacher?   Ken:     I still am at heart. I LOVE teaching.  It’s the best part of starting…
  • American Pét-Nat Is Taking The US By Storm: WHAT Is It & WHY Should You Be Drinking It?!

    Courtney Schiessl
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:38 am
      Pét-nat: if you’ve never heard of it, it’s time to get in the know. Just over the past few years this naturally sparkling wine, full name pétillant naturel, has become the bubbly darling of the wine industry; a hipster-accented wink to other wine lovers who know what’s up. But as pét-nat has been increasingly found filling wine lists, shelves, and glasses of off-duty sommeliers, some domestic winemakers have taken their love for this adopted style of winemaking one step further. Virtually unheard of until recently, the popularity of American pét-nat is skyrocketing. For those…
  • 10 Pop Culture Moments That Changed the Way We Drink

    Christopher Null
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
      Why do we drink what we drink? Maybe we just love the aroma of a good bourbon. Or maybe it’s because we saw someone order one on TV. Pop culture and drinking are inextricably linked, and quite a few pop culture goings-on have had a profound effect on the way we consume alcohol. Here are 10 moments that had the biggest impact. 10. Delta House Throws a Little Party Toga! Yes, binge drinking existed before the boys of Delta house threw a little get-together in 1978’s Animal House, but college parties were never like this. While the film was intended as a broad satire of the Greek…
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    Brew Dudes

  • Second Batch Lambic Session

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:15 pm
    Hard to believe that it was a year ago that John brewed his first batch of sour beer, (a lambic styled beer), but 365 days have passed and now he’s got a bucket full of dregs and it’s time to brew again! It was a pretty straightforward brew day; creating a wort using wheat dry […] Read the original article Second Batch Lambic Session and other Brew Dudes posts.
  • Craft Meister Cleaning Tabs

    24 Jun 2015 | 6:37 pm
    Sometimes we are fortunate enough that a vendor or supply to our great hobby wants to give us some samples to test and try out. This week, we talk about Craft Meister Cleaning Tabs. It is a pretty simple concept: Craft Meister has taken the guess work out of measuring cleaning chemicals by compressing a […] Read the original article Craft Meister Cleaning Tabs and other Brew Dudes posts.
  • First Year Lambic Tasting

    17 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    About a year ago, I brewed my first sour beer – a simple lambic – so I could get the practice of brewing this style category of beer. Seeing that there are a good number of sour beer styles, picking one and trying out the process would put me in a good position to brew […] Read the original article First Year Lambic Tasting and other Brew Dudes posts.
  • Hydrometer Corrections

    10 Jun 2015 | 3:34 pm
    I’ve been experiencing and lamenting beer that seemed to finish with a higher specific gravity than I wanted or anticipated. On my most recent batch of Hefe, I got the same result. This seemed really weird because like most of my beers that I have had this issue with, it didn’t taste like a higher […] Read the original article Hydrometer Corrections and other Brew Dudes posts.
  • German Style Hefe Tasting

    3 Jun 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Finally – beer brewed by Mike in 2015!!! I was craving a German styled Hefeweizen not too long ago. As a beer drinker, I am not a huge fan of this style all the time. However as a brewer, I love the simplicity of the basic recipe, the complexity that the yeast strain gives you, […] Read the original article German Style Hefe Tasting and other Brew Dudes posts.
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    If My Coaster Could Talk

  • Allagash 20th anniversary interview with Greg Devito

    Chad Lothian
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:10 am
    Photo courtesy of Allagash Brewing Company Name: Greg Devito Year of Employment at Allagash: I don’t know when I started…8 years ago maybe. There were like 8 people at the company and we were all in one building. I spent a lot of time making boxes and putting stuff into boxes. It was pretty awesome. (2005ish) Job Title:  Cellar manager? Custodian? Favorite Allagash Beer? It’s like picking your favorite child, but Tripel. If that came out of my faucet instead of water I’d be ok with it.  Favorite Allagash Beer/Food pairing? I love to save some Interlude for…
  • Allagash 20th anniversary interview with Naomi Neville

    Chad Lothian
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    Naomi Neville, Photo Courtesy of Allagash Brewing Company Name: Naomi Neville Year of Employment at Allagash: 2009 Job Title: Sales Director Favorite Allagash Beer? It depends on the day. Black or Tripel. Favorite Allagash Beer/Food pairing? Pork buns at Pai Men Miyake with Triple. Otherwise Lobster Rolls with Black. Have you always had this job or other jobs in the company? I was the Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire Sales rep (the first and only sales rep at that time!) What is your favorite part of working for Allagash Brewing Company? The people. What is your favorite memory from…
  • Allagash 20th anniversary interviews with Kate Benthien

    Chad Lothian
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:23 am
    Photo courtesy of Kate BenthienName: Kate  Benthien Year of Employment at Allagash: 2008 Job Title: Accounting/Philanthropy Favorite Allagash Beer?  Black Favorite Allagash Beer/Food pairing? Black Beer Float and maybe a brownie on the side. Have you always had this job or other jobs in the company? When I first started I did all of our tours and worked in/managed our retail space. Then I did accounting/compliance. That has morphed into some compliance, some accounting and some philanthropy What is the most enjoyable part of your work day? The people. Connecting with and…
  • Allagash 20th anniversary interview with Jason Winchester

    Chad Lothian
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:33 am
    Day two of a week long series of Allagash Brewing employee interviews, See yesterdays interview here. Jason Winchester. Photo Courtesy of Allagash Brewing Company Name: Jason Winchester Year of Employment at Allagash: 2007 Job Title: Production/Guest Relations Favorite Allagash Beer? Hugh Malone Favorite Allagash Beer/Food pairing? Farm to Face and Fish Tacos Have you always had this job or other jobs in the company? Warehouse, Bottling, Guest Relations, Reception. What is your favorite part of working for Allagash Brewing Company? Training our new coworkers on how to be exceptional Allagash…
  • Allagash 20th anniversary interview with Jessica Caruso

    Chad Lothian
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:21 am
    Allagash Brewing Company is celebrating 20 years of brewing beer in Maine on Saturday June 27th in Portland by hosting a street fair. There will be live music,entertainment, food and of course great beer. Tickets to the street fair can be purchased online at $10 per person, children 12 and under are free. I can’t make the street fair as it conflicts with a family vacation but I wanted to do something to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Allagash, I thought a series of interviews of long time Allagash employees would give us a glimpse at what it’s like to work for Allagash Founder, Rob…
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    Beer Infinity

  • Rehoboth says yes to new Dogfish brewpub

    Beer Infinity
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:54 pm
    The News Journal Rehoboth says yes to new Dogfish brewpub The News Journal REHOBOTH BEACH – Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats celebrated its 20th anniversary a day early Monday night. The Rehoboth Board of Adjustment granted the Rehoboth Avenue brewpub a variance so it can expand its restaurant space by about 12 percent ...
  • Founders Next Backstage Series Beer Set: reDANKulous coming in August

    Beer Infinity
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:18 am
    I just saw the following Tweet from Founders Brewing Company. reDankulous will be released this August in 750 mL bottles around the $9.99 price point. Here’s more from Founders on this brew: We plan to release reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA in August 2015 to mark the thirteenth installment in our popular Backstage Series. Like all Backstage ...
  • A Trip North to Minny

    Beer Infinity
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:46 am
    A weekend guys trip that has happened in a few years was back on as a group of friends and myself decided to check out Target Field and its surroundings. We try to hit a new stadium when we go but little did I know that selecting Minneapolis and Target Field would open up the what wondrous wonderland of beer this state has! Getting up there ear ...
  • Uinta’s Brewhouse Pub is Complete

    Beer Infinity
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:12 am
    If you haven't been by Uinta Brewing in the last few years you may not recognize the place. The massive expansion that has dwarfed their original location is a high tech thing of beer making beauty. Earlier this year, one of the final phases of Uinta 3.0 began with the closure and remodel of their brewhouse pub. That remodel is 99% comp ...
  • Street drinking ban for Real Ale Trail route planned

    Beer Infinity
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:36 am
    Huddersfield Examiner Street drinking ban for Real Ale Trail route planned Huddersfield Examiner Strict controls on street drinking will be extended to cover the Real Ale Trail route. And it could mean £100 fines being handed out to revellers heading for rail stations through the Colne Valley and Huddersfield. Anyone caught drink ...
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    The Brew Review Crew

  • On Tap Episode 5 – 07/04/2015

    Brew Review Crew
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:31 am
      by The post On Tap Episode 5 – 07/04/2015 appeared first on The Brew Review Crew.
  • The Only Brewery to Drink From this 4th of July – 21st Amendment

    Brew Review Crew
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:43 am
    This 4th of July, it is our wish for you, readers of the Brew Review Crew, that you are surrounded by friends, family, and thine fellow countrymen to commemorate our nation’s independence in blissful celebration. It has been 239 glorious years since the infant colonies overthrew one of the greatest empires ever assembled. What better way to celebrate such a momentous occasions than to eat, drink and be merry! We know just how much we Americans love the 4th of July.  We recreate the crescendo in our national anthem as we blast rockets into the sky, we light sparklers and trace our…
  • YourBeer – An Exclusive Look at a New Craft Beer Smartphone App

    Brew Review Crew
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:44 pm
    We love our smartphones. While Cory and I differ on which phone is more dominant (I’m an iPhone guy, while he…is less intelligent than I) we both love mobile technology and filling our phones with awesome apps to make our lives just a little bit easier. We get especially giddy when our love for craft beer intersects with our mobile nerdiness. In the past, we’ve brought you a number of reviews of craft beer smartphone apps. – and today we bring you yet another – one that promises to help make one of life’s most difficult decisions; picking the right beer…
  • New Glarus Serendipity – Too sweet, or Fruitful PERFECTION?

    Brew Review Crew
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:32 pm
    by The post New Glarus Serendipity – Too sweet, or Fruitful PERFECTION? appeared first on The Brew Review Crew.
  • Hank the Beer Tank – The Ultimate Portable Kegerator for Draft Beer Anywhere.

    Brew Review Crew
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:19 pm
    As a proud alumni of THE Ohio State University, some of my fondest memories were of Saturday mornings in the Fall, or, as it is better-known; Buckeye season! Early morning house parties and all-day tailgating consumed our day as we waited in anticipation for the Buckeyes to take the field. One ever-constant present at all of these festive events was ice cold beer. While grabbing cans from an ice-filled cooler was a decent solution to our need for beer, it would have been awesome to be able to pour our brews straight from the tap. In fact, there are endless social situations that come to…
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    Best Drinking Games From All Over The World

  • Go Fish Drinking Game

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Go Fish is one of the most popular card games in the world because it is so easy to understand. In order to turn it into a drinking game, all you need is liquor, plus the cards of course. If you already know how to play Go Fish, skip the less than 2 minute video below quickly explaining how the game is played. Below the video are the instructions that turn Go Fish into a drinking game. Okay so you now know how to play Go Fish. Now, the even easier part — how to play the Go Fish Drinking Game. From here on, what constitutes a drink is up to you — a drink can be a gulp of a mixed…
  • Never Have I Ever (For Two People)

    2 Jul 2015 | 1:55 pm
    This is a game that is typically played by larger groups but we’ve adjusted the game so it can be enjoyed by as few as two people. The basis of this game is stating something that you have never done, seen or experience, and if your partner has done it before, he/she must take a drink. Alternate turns after each statement. For example, A and B are playing Never Have I Ever. A: Never Have I Ever had sex on an airplane B: **takes a shot** B taking a shot means that he/she is quite the thrill seeker because they have already done that. Instead of moving immediately to the next turn, in a…
  • Modified Flip, Sip or Strip

    31 May 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Do you have a coin? Of course you do. How about some alcohol and a fun partner? Yes? Good. Flip the coin and have your partner guess the result. If he/she gets it right then it’s their turn to flip the coin. But we want them to get it wrong! If their answer is wrong, flip again. If they get it wrong AGAIN, flip one more time for a maximum of 3 flips. Basically, flip until your partner gets it correct or gets it wrong 3 times in a row – whichever comes first. Actions to be done based on results are below: If your partner gets it correct on the first try, it is the next…
  • Kings Drinking Game Instructions

    15 Mar 2015 | 9:35 pm
    The kings drinking game is definitely one of the best drinking games for large groups. Rules differ as there are several variations to the game but the rules I will be outlining are Classic Rules and the most known and used. To plays the kings drinking game, start out by placing a large empty cup in the middle of the playing surface. Next, spread a deck of cards face down. Click here or scroll to the bottom to see what I mean. Over the course of the game, each player will take turns drawing one card which corresponds to an action he, someone else or everyone must complete. The corresponding…
  • Across the Bridge

    27 Mar 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Here we have another game that only needs a deck of cards and some drinks to get started. Start by dealing ten cards face down in a straight line. This line will be our bridge. Choose someone to go first, this player reveals the first card. If the card is a number card, the player is safe and should proceed to reveal another card. Whenever a player reveals a Jack, Queen, King or Ace, he must drink 1, 2, 3 or 4 gulps respectively. After taking their drink, the person should replace cards on the bridge with whatever number of gulps they had to take and the game then continues to the next…
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  • Brewery Becker : A Year Of Unique Beer

    John Fahrner
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Some of the greatest treasures to be found in the world are tucked away in small towns.  Amazing restaurants, unique wines, shops that provide goodies for both young and old, and of course unique breweries that curve the bar and remind you just how deep the world of beer can go.  Brewery Becker is one of these gems, located in the heart of Brighton Mi. sits the historic building, once a hotel and now a bastion of inspired beer the likes of which you might…
  • “Earth, Wind and Beer” Trader Session IPA – Beer Review

    Craft Brew Gal
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:14 am
    Featured Contributor: Craft Brew Gal @CraftBr3wGal Uinta Brewing Co. Is located on 1722 Fremont Drive in Salt Lake City Utah. Uinta started off brewing in a renovated mechanic’s garage, in 1993.  After they started bottling the demand became so outrageous they relocated to their current location… A 26,000 square foot facility. They have VASTLY expanded their distribution!! Here we go… They now distribute to: ME, RI, NY, NJ, DE, MD, VA, OH, KY, NC, SC, GA, FL, IL, MO, MN, KS, TX, NM, CO, WY, UT, ID,…
  • Kicking off Summer with some Spice! – Beer Review

    Craft Brew Gal
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Featured Contributor: Craft Brew Gal @CraftBr3wGal Summer Swelter Ale is a seasonal Herb/Spiced beer brewed by Baxter Brewing Co. ABV: 4.70% EST Calories: 141 Baxter is located on 130 Mill Street, Lewiston, Maine. Starting out in 2011 Baxter is fairly new to the game, but they already have six solid brews under their belt. If you haven’t had the chance to grab the Baxter Backpack just do it. At the end of that variety pack I felt like I had a good understanding and appreciation for…
  • I Don’t Save Beer !

    Bryan Alkire
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:56 am
    Featured Contributor: Bryan Alkire  @balkire19 I know this is blasphemy. I know that my beer fan credentials may be revoked. I also know this may make my first post here my last but I have to be honest I don’t have a beer cellar. I don’t store beer in a closet, and I don’t save any for a special occasion. I buy it, I drink it, and I move on.   First let me clear up one thing. I love good beer. I have stood in…
  • Candi – Beer Review

    Nick Campellone
    27 Jun 2015 | 10:14 am
    Editors Note: I came across this Sommbeer contribution as I was bemoaning the sexist marketing efforts that so often irritate me in the craft beer universe – the irony.  Nick has provided an in depth review that is well worth reading however. Featured Contributor: Nick Campellone @craftbeerkcco Candi: Belgian Style Tripel by Old Dominion Brewing Company Trying a new brew tonight from a new brewery. The brew is from Old Dominion Brewing Company, which is part of Fordham and Dominion Brewing Company. Old Dominion Brewing started…
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    Northwest Beer Guide (aka, The Pickled Liver)

  • Festival News: OR: Portland: White Owl Social Club hosts Lagerfest July 11th

    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Press ReleasePortland, OR ...  - The 3rd annual LagerFest, a benefit for takes over the White Owl Social Club's spacious bar and back patio on Saturday July 11th with the largest selection of lagers in the state, perhaps the country!The White Owl is excited to host the third annual giant patio party that celebrates the almighty but often overlooked LAGER! 50+  international and craft brews will be out on the legendary White Owl patio, and the beers will be flowing harder than Aesop Rock while riding the back of Damian Lillard dunking…
  • Brewery Release: NW: Coming Soon ... Terminal Gravity Weed Wacker Session Ale

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Press ReleaseTerminal Gravity Brewing is excited to announce the seasonal release of Weed Whacker Session Ale!At 4.7% ABV, and 20 IBU’s, this Summer Session Ale is an easy drinking beer that celebrates all things summer.   Described as “The perfect accompaniment to your summer yard work” This limited session ale from Terminal Gravity
 is reminiscent of fresh grass and lemon trees with
a hint of bread. It's pretty much summer in a bottle!Beginning July 1st, beer fans can find this summer favorite in 12 ounce bottles and six packs wherever TG is sold. Founded in 1997, Terminal…
  • Pairing Recipe: Celebrate the Fourth of July with some Oskar Blues Beer Can Chicken

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Press ReleaseLongmont, CO & Brevard, NC--Because the Fourth of July is on Saturday this year..which gives America three days to drink beer and handle here's Oskar Blues iconic Beer Can Chicken recipe for the weekend celebration. Happy grilling!OSKAR BLUES BEER CAN CHICKENIngredients:1 3-lb delish chicken1 Oskar Blues CAN of blissSalt & pepper Rev. Rog's BBQ Rub1 beer can holder to hold the canCovered gas grill that heats to at least 400 degreesDirections:Heat covered gas grill to 375 degrees. Season bird inside and out with all seasonings.Drink half an…
  • Brewery News: OR: Portland: Progress made at Coin Toss Brewing. Brewery scheduled to receive 10-barrel brewhouse next week.

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Press ReleaseOREGON CITY, Ore. – ... Following months of anticipation, Coin Toss Brewing Co. will take delivery of its brand new 10-barrel brewing system in Oregon City on Tuesday, July 7. Nine vessels, including the brewhouse, fermenters and brite tank, are scheduled to arrive at 10 a.m. via flatbed tractor-trailer at the Coin Toss Brewery & Taproom location, 14214 Fir Street, Suite H.Each vessel will be offloaded by forklift for placement inside the building. Offloading is expected to take approximately two hours. “This will be a…
  • Charity Event: WA: Bellevue: Westin Hotel hosts Georgetown Bob’s Brown Ale to benefit the local Ronald McDonald House, July 8th

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    From the “Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington and Alaska” comes word that a special event is coming to Bellevue. Starting at 4pm, the West Hotel in Bellevue will feature a rare keg of Georgetown Brewing’s Bob’s Brown Ale. Charles "Bob" Hirsch was a child fighting cancer at the House who came to us all the way from Alaska. During his stay, he went to Camp Goodtimes, a special camp for kids with cancer. His camp counselor was Manny Chao, the brewmaster of Georgetown Brewing and the two hit it off. When Charles passed away, Manny decided to brew a beer in his honor…
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    CellarMonk ~ Review, Rate, Read & Revere Beer

  • July 3rd, 2015

    3 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Better safe than sorry!
  • Pressure Drop Brewing

    2 Jul 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Pressure Drop was formed in 2012 and we sold our first beers in January 2013. We're Graham, Sam and Ben, three blokes in a railway arch doing lots of cleaning and trying to make the tastiest beers we can.
  • Horse & Jockey

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:39 am
    Welcome to the Horse Jockey Chorlton   A family-friendly pub and restaurant in the heart of Chorlton, serving real-ales and hearty food, the Horse and Jockey boasts all of these things plus a the fine location overlooking Chorlton's leafy Green.   
  • Guardian Angel

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:20 am
    May your Guardian Angel be at your side to pick ya up off the floorand hand ya another cold stout from the store. Read More...
  • Learning How To Sing Beer

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    DOH The stuff that buys me beer.  RAY The guy who sells me beer.  ME The guys who drinks the beer.  FAR A long way to get beer. 
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    Grizzly Bear Loves Kölsch.

  • Dial in Your Mash for a Crisp, Dry Kölsch

    26 Jun 2015 | 7:01 am
    Kölsch isn’t all about the ingredients. Sure, the ingredients are extremely important, and you’ll need good quality malt, hops, yeast and water to lay the foundation for an excellent Kölsch recipe. But a good recipe doesn’t brew good beer. You brew a good beer. And it’show you brew that determines the outcome of your beer. Your processes, techniques, and the music you listen to when you’re brewing all play a role. Ok, the last one’s contestable, but I’m pretty sure my recipes would take a beating if I swapped Motley Crue or some Bieber! Brulosopher…
  • The Secret to Excellent Kölsch Recipes

    22 Jun 2015 | 7:47 am
    So, you’ve read countless Kölsch recipes. You’ve pondered numerous critiques. Perhaps you’ve even tried to clone a few commercial Kölsch examples. Some recipes turn out good, some poor. But you’re still missing something. Guess what? You’re not missing a thing. In fact, you’re overcomplicating your recipe; muddling with something that should be basic, pure. This post lays out the ingredients needed to brew an excellent Kölsch. By the end of it, you’ll be one step closer to a winner. Keep it Simple, Stupid Start with a malt bill consisting of 100%…
  • Fuggles! I Brewed it Backwards!

    12 Jun 2015 | 3:41 am
    A few days ago I was browsing /r/homebrewing and came across an interesting link to a blog post called Water, Malt, Hops, Yeast … and Tea?. The post got my creative juices flowing: I’ve always wanted to brew with tea, and the author suggested a Darjeeling Kölsch as a recipe idea. Fantastic, I thought! Let’s brew a Darjeeling Kölsch! Perspiring with excitement, I ran to the kitchen cupboard in search of darjeeling. Well, you guessed it: no Darjeeling. I added the hops to the full mash volume of water and boiled for an hour. Nevertheless, I remained in a creative mind…
  • Set up your Sestos D1S PID for RIMS Brewing

    29 May 2015 | 6:27 am
    Many PID controllers are available on the market. The most popular PIDs in the homebrewing community are made by Auber Instruments; however, a plethora of chinese knock-offs are available on Amazon and Ebay. Because of the cost involved with shipping and VAT charges, I decided to go with the Sestos D1S-VR-220 to control my Igloo Cooler RIMS Brewing System. The Sestos D1S PID is one of the aforementioned knock-offs. Rumour suggests that it is a copy of the Auber SY 235x models. In the following paragraphs I will explain how I tuned my Sestos D1S to work with my RIMS system, and dealt with…
  • How to Clean your Cornelius Keg

    28 May 2015 | 5:46 am
    Keep it Clean, Boys! The other day I was reading an article on the Homebrew Hedonist‘s blog called Homebrew Myths Busted. One of the ‘myths’ he tackled was ‘Kegging is Superior to Bottling’. According to the Homebrew Hedonist, You probably won’t save a lot of time kegging than you would bottling. With kegging, you have to clean lines, the keg, recharge CO2 tanks and clean other equipment that you wouldn’t have to worry about with bottling. Whilst I agree with the Homebrew Hedonist that the choice between bottling and kegging is a personal preference, I do…
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    Real Ale Review

  • Isis Pale Compass

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

    Martin Gray
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:08 am
    Commercial description:  A full-on citrus experience. Light and golden, a perfect ale for whiling away the hours on a sunny day. Fyne Ales Jarl is a hoppy blonde session ale which is light and golden in colour with a strong citrus and hop aroma. Based on a working farm in Achadunan at the head of Loch Fyne (from which [&hellip The post Fyne Ales Jarl appeared first on Real Ale Review.
  • Brewdog Punk IPA

    Martin Gray
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:34 am
    Commercial description: Brewdog Punk IPAis a fresh, full flavour natural beer and is our tribute to the classic IPAs of yester-year. The post modern twist is the addition of amazing fruity hops giving an explosion of tropical fruit flavours and a sharp bitter finish I recently visited Centre Parcs for a break away with family [&hellip The post Brewdog Punk IPA appeared first on Real Ale Review.
  • Australian Craft Beer Revolution

    Martin Gray
    18 Jun 2015 | 3:45 am
    I received an interesting infographic about the Australian craft beer market and thought I would share it. The Australian craft Beer Market can be considered a revolution. It has come a long way since just three players dominated it in the 1990s. Today Australia’s beer industry consists of over 130 breweries and the Australian beer [&hellip The post Australian Craft Beer Revolution appeared first on Real Ale Review.
  • Brewdog Jack Hammer

    Martin Gray
    12 Jun 2015 | 7:58 am
    Commercial description: Start with a colossal grapefruit aroma. Pile on bitterness after thumping bitterness, and ride the anarchy wherever it takes you. The caramel razor is sharp, but the resinous bite drills straight through your taste buds. I do like a brewdog brew and i hadn’t tried Jack Hammer before so i decided to give [&hellip The post Brewdog Jack Hammer appeared first on Real Ale Review.
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  • A Glimpse Inside Italy’s Wine Regions: The Wines of Montalcino & Gorizia

    Therese Pope
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:02 am
    Italy is a popular travel destination that attracts thousands of wine lovers each year. In 2014, Italy ranked second next to France in wine production. According to the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV), Italy holds the record as the world’s largest wine producer in the past decade. With thousands of wine varieties from 20 diverse regions, each of Italys wine regions boast a distinctive charm and “Old World” winemaking style. Tuscany Region – Montalcino Tuscany is known for its high-quality wine including Chianti, Montepulciano and “Super Tuscans.” Located in the…
  • Sloop Brewing Grows from a Nanobrewery to a Rising Microbrewery in the Hudson Valley

    Margaret Morgan
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:57 am
    As the saying goes, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” For co-founders of Sloop Brewing Company, Adam Watson and Justin Taylor, this certainly holds true. Adam started home brewing in the bathtub about 15 years ago with his dad, David, who manages Sloop’s finances. Justin’s dad, Jim, has been home brewing since 1989. He won the first New York State Homebrewer of the year award in 1996 after getting the highest score in five different statewide competitions. Adam and Justin, who met at SUNY New Paltz, have followed in their fathers’ footsteps, sharing their love for craft…
  • Spotlight on New York State Wines: The 2015 Finger Lakes Wine Festival

    Eric Mohrman
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:51 am
    The Finger Lakes Wine Festival is the single largest showcase of wines made in New York State, and it’s just around the corner. The popular annual event takes place in Watkins Glen, NY from Friday, July 10 through Sunday, July 12, 2015. <h2>Who’ll Be There?</h2> The highlight of the Finger Lakes Wine Festival is the wineries, of course. More than 80 New York wineries will be in attendance this year, showing off their products and representing what the state can do, even if it’s not one of the more renowned wine-producing regions in the world. Over two dozen area…
  • How Creative Beer & Wine Labels Influence Our Purchasing Decisions

    Therese Pope
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:47 am
    How many times have you walked into a store and purchased beer or wine based solely on the fun, creative label design that quickly grabbed your attention? However, there’s more to beer and wine labels than meets the eye. In 2011, Seattle graphic designer, Harvey Shepard, created Oh Beautiful Beer, a blog that “celebrates remarkable graphic design from the world of beer” and wrote a book, Oh Beautiful Beer: The Evolution of Craft Beer & Design. In his blog, Harvey features artistic beer labels that showcase quality design work that he finds visually interesting and appealing to his…
  • Growlers Go Mainstream: Fill Stations Emerge in Retail Locations Across the U.S.

    Therese Pope
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:40 am
    For craft beer drinkers, growlers won’t be going away anytime soon. A growler is a refillable “to go” container that is used to transport craft beer and sold to consumers at a retail price. Growlers come in the standard 64-ounce size or smaller 32-ounce growlets. Growlers allow consumers to sample a wide variety of draft beers while enjoying that fresh-from-the tap taste at home. While breweries are a favorite spot to purchase and fill up growlers, you can now find your favorite brew on tap in supermarkets, wine/ liquor stores, and even gas stations. For cities that don’t have a…
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  • When Should I Harvest Hops?

    Home Brewers FAQ
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:37 am
    Question: Could you tell me when I should harvest some hops I have grown and what I can do with them to turn them into beer. I grew these and forgot to find out what I need to do next! Answer: Hops are ready to harvest when the cones feel dry to the touch.  If they still feel damp or hold moisture, it’s still too early to start picking them. Once you have harvested, next step is to completely get the remaining moisture out so they’re ready for brewing.  I would suggest using a food dehydrator as it’s the most consistent way of getting as close to 10% moisture content as…
  • How Do I Use A Hydrometer

    Home Brewers FAQ
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:54 am
    Question: Being a total novice at home brew, I would like to know how to properly use a hydrometer. The instructions that came with the one that I bought are difficult to understand, to say the least. Do I just bung the hydrometer into the bin of fermenting lager – and what should I be looking for? I know about the specific gravity being below a certain number – but how do I find it? What if there is more than one number highlighted? Thanks for your help! Answer: The hydrometer is a very useful tool in home brewing. It will allow you to know your starting gravity is & final…
  • Sterilizing New Brew Equipment

    Home Brewers FAQ
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:48 am
    Question: I’m a new to home brewing I bought a starter kit last week. The question I have is, even though I have not brewed beer before, do I still need to sterilize my bucket and keg before brewing? and if so what do I use? Answer: There are a lot of products out on the market for sterilizing your equip. Star San is an excellent product along with idophor, it can be used without a rinse. You can also use a water/bleach solution. Mix about 3 ounces of bleach to 5 gallons of cold water. Let it set for about 20 minutes and then rinse well. You should sanitize everything before starting…
  • What Does An Airlock Look Like?

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    1 Jul 2015 | 4:19 am
    Question: This might seem like a stupid question but wot does an Airlock look like,I have got various types of equipment like a hydrometer, etc. I don’t know if I have one or not as I don’t know wot it looks like. Sorry, I’m new to the home-brewing game… Answer: It’s a bit difficult to describe what an airlock looks like. They are made out of plastic and the ones I have are in different shapes. 1 is shaped like a “S” and filled 1/2 way with water. The other is round with what I’ll call a plunger that is dropped in the middle and it is also…
  • Why Is My Beer Is Turning Out Sour?

    Home Brewers FAQ
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:24 pm
    Question: I’ve started home brewing recently and my 2 first batches have turned out very sour and foamy, which to me smells/tastes very much like contamination. While making the beer I’ve sanitized everything! I’ve washed everything very well, used bleach etc. The 2nd batch I’ve even double washed everything because I knew my beer is getting contaminated somehow.. Any clues as to why this is happening? Answer: The beer may already be slightly infected when bottled but given the extra time in the bottle the little critters multiply and make it more noticeable. I would…
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