Monthly Archives: June 2012

One step closer to clearer beer

This picture was taken after we brewed, chilled and racked off the wort. Be careful not to disturb the trub at the bottom of the brew kettle, only let the precious liquid go into the fermenter, leaving behind the solids. … Continue reading

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Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Variety Pack Coming soon!

NEW: Craft Brewing And Distilling News for June 29, 2012 June 29, 2012 •Chico, California-based Sierra Nevada has announced the lineup for its 2012 Beer Camp Variety Pack, which is set to hit retail shelves by early to mid-August. The … Continue reading

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Craft Brewers winning in Europe

Europeans Discovering American Craft Beers Sales of American craft beer — defined as coming from small, independent brewers — are exploding in Europe, up 52 percent last year according to the trade group the Brewers Association. The biggest demand is … Continue reading

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Our Friends in and Around Boston, Check These Out!

The 8 best new beers in Boston Backlash Declaration: An assertive citrus bomb from Backlash Beer, Declaration marries a Belgian IPA with an American double IPA. Hazy orange with scents ranging from passion fruit and mango to banana, pine, and clove. … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July, Good Way to Look at Craft Beer!!

Red, white and brew: The American spirit is alive and well with craft brewers. There’s a lot of doom and gloom in the news these days about the direction America is headed.  The economy continues to limp along, unemployment remains … Continue reading

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Craft Beers to look forward to

•Portland, Oregon-based Widmer Brothers Brewing has released the sixth beer in its limited-edition Brothers’ Reserve series, Kill Devil Brown Ale. A Caribbean-inspired offering, Kill Devil is brewed with palm sugar and molasses, and then aged in rum barrels from Puerto Rico’s … Continue reading

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$2.4 Billion and 5500 Jobs in One State’s Economy. All From Craft Beer!

Guild: Craft beer makers poured $2.4 billion into Ore. economy Oregon’s 110 brewing companies generated $2.44 billion in economic activity in 2011 as production topped 1.1 million barrels. The Oregon Brewers Guild painted a happy portrait of soaring demand for … Continue reading

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A global giant will decide the future of Fremantle’s Little Creatures

THE future of one of our most iconic brewers is now in the hands of a Japanese-owned giant, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, according to the craftsmen behind some of the state’s top brews. Little World Beverages, which … Continue reading

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More retailers will offer half-gallon beer growlers

New law may boost Arizona craft-beer industry sales The growing Arizona craft-beer industry could boost sales in August when a new law allows restaurants, bars and liquor stores to sell glass “growlers” of draft beer to take home. Currently, only … Continue reading

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For Bicycle and/or Beer Enthusiasts

Clips of Faith Beer & Film Tour: Yesterday, New Belgium Brewery helped sponsor “Clips of Faith” in Olin Park, Madison. (Wisconsin) “Clips of Faith” is an annual showing of short films, including New Belgium-focused films, to audiences in major cities … Continue reading

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For You Bicycle/ Beer Guys….

The Beer Wrench Fix a flat and open a beer at the same time with Budnitz Bicycles’ new titanium tool Combining a trifecta of our own personal passions—minimalist design, bicycles and beer—is the newly released Beer Wrench from Budnitz Bicycles. … Continue reading

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Would This Influence Your Choice of Hotels?

Hotels use craft beers, tastings to attract business   Hotel happy hours are hopping. The Fairmont Royal York has created a unique honey beer called Royal Stinger. A number of hotels are getting into the brewing business, either heavily promoting … Continue reading

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A Canadian Brewery’s Line of all Session Beers, What do you Guys Think?

A line of beers under 5% finds its way With the craft beer market trending more and more heavily towards beers with ever higher concentrations of hop bitterness and heavier alcohol percentages, you have to wonder whether there’s room to … Continue reading

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June-July Giveaway Promotion!

Summer has officially arrived! Bring on backyard bbq’s, cooling off in the pool and sittin’ back sippin’ on a home brewed beer! In celebration of summer, we are starting a giveaway promotion that will run from June 21 at 12pm … Continue reading

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San Antonio’s Ben Gomez

By day Dan Gomez is an engineer. By night — and almost every spare minute he has, for that matter — he’s a cervecero, or a beer brewer. The president of the San Antonio Cerveceros Home Brew Corporation, Gomez says he … Continue reading

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