Monthly Archives: April 2012

A Cheap Randalizer, Might be Worth Experimenting With…

Customize your own craft beer in 10 minutes with a handheld infuser bottle. A sophisticated beer drinker needs an accessory to create their own flavors to the brew. With the Dogfish Head Randall Jr. Beer Infuser, any ingredient in your … Continue reading

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Genesee, a Great Use for a Great Old Building!

Genesee Brewing Co. starts work on microbrewery, gift shop Goal: A brewpub and museum by August   Rochester-based North American Breweries started work Wednesday on remaking an unused building on its St. Paul Street campus into a restaurant, microbrewery, museum … Continue reading

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Sam Adams With More $ for Start-ups, and Better Beer on Airlines and Cruise Ships, Good News!!

  SAM ADAMS EXPANDS THE “BREWING THE AMERICAN DREAM” PROGRAM NATIONALLY: Four years after starting a regional project aimed at helping entrepreneurs in the restaurant, beverage and hospitality business, Boston Beer [SAM  99.96    -0.65  (-0.65%)   ] is taking … Continue reading

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Comparing and selecting Hops

So how do I choose the right hops for my beer? With such a wide range of flavor and aroma characteristics, this chart can serve as a helpful guide to more than one hundred varieties. Whether you are trying to … Continue reading

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Big, Spring Doppelbocks, For the Malt Heads Out There….

Doppelbocks defy odds Craft brewers bet on sweet and strong lagers. The style was literally conceived of as a meal in a glass for consumption during the Lenten season, when monks would avoid consuming solid foods. When it comes to … Continue reading

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More amazing women in Craft Beer

Photo: Facebook  Lucy Saunders Owner, F&B Communications LLC Biographical Snapshot: Lucy is a writer (newspapers, magazines and books) and educator primarily focused on food & beer pairings, cooking with beer, and environmentalism in the beer industry. She is the author … Continue reading

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Amazing women in Craft Beer

Photo: CraftBeer.com  Julia Herz Craft Beer Program Director, Brewer’s Association Biographical Snapshot: Julia Herz is orchestrator of Craft Beer Muses, CraftBeer.com’s outlet for furthering the craft beer conversation. As the Craft Beer Program Director Brewers Association (BA) and Publisher of … Continue reading

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Coopers Coming to Your Local Shop Soon, More Options are Better, Right?

Coopers enters US homes Mixing it: Coopers has taken over US supplier Mr Beer.  ADELAIDE-BASED Coopers Brewery will become the biggest supplier of home-brew beer kits and products in the US and globally, after agreeing to buy Mr Beer for … Continue reading

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Sam Adam’s Longshot Coming Up, Good Luck, Guys!!

Samuel Adams Longshot goes dark The 2012 LongShot variety six-pack is out, and as usual it’s among the most exciting things Samuel Adams does all year. The LongShot pack is the result of a homebrewing contest that Sam Adams runs … Continue reading

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Craft Beer’s Effect on One State’s Economy!

Colorado Brewers Guild Finds Colorado Craft Beer Industry Injects $446 Million Into State Economy Each Year   How big is beer in Colorado? Pretty big. Scratch that: gigantic. An April 21st release from the Colorado Brewers Guild estimates the economic … Continue reading

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More on the Growth of Craft Beer…

Craft beer sales hoppin’, including F.X. Matt brews Devon Hoffman, Assistant gift shop and tour center manager, gives a beer to Eleanor Seckner, 73, at FX Matt Brewery Wednesday April 18, 2012. Todd Greer is willing to pay more just … Continue reading

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Czech Fans, This Could be the Contest for You!!

Pilsner Urquell’s Master Home Brewer Competition Coming to San Francisco (Chicago, IL) – The Brewlab and Pilsner Urquell announced today that San Francisco will play host to a Master Home Brewer Competition this summer .  The second annual competition will … Continue reading

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From brew masters to tasting groups, women are making their mark on the craft brew scene

A brew and a bro — it’s the classic pairing, right? Not necessarily. From the rise of female brew masters to the growth of women’s tasting groups, women are becoming much more than a pint-sized part of the brewing world. … Continue reading

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Top 50 Craft Breweries in 2011 (Relax, this is just based on Volume)

Brewers Association Releases Top 50 Breweries in 2011 Boulder, CO • April 17, 2012 – The Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade group that tabulates production statistics for U.S. breweries—today released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing … Continue reading

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Carol Stoudt – “the Queen of Hops”

Originally a kindergarten teacher, Carol became the figurehead and face of Stoudt’s Brewing Co. After raising 5 children, Carol & her husband Ed built a brewery in 1987, and soon became pioneers in the craft brewing industry. Carol has spent … Continue reading

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