Monthly Archives: January 2013

As if we need another good reason…..

 Molecule That Gives Beer Its Hoppy Bite Could Also Help Treat Diabetes Beer is wonderful and good for you — I’ve always known this, and I’ve said it regularly and loudly to anyone who will listen. Also, to people who … Continue reading

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Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest

Tickets for Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest to go on sale Friday, Feb. 1st Jan 28, 2013 (The Tribune (Menafn – San Luis Obispo – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) –Firestone Walker Brewing Co. will again bring more than 40 … Continue reading

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Pretty Impressive Growth…

Craft Beer Sales Double in Past Six Years, Set to Triple by 2017 While the economic downturn has affected consumer spending across many sectors, craft and craft-style beers are defying recessionary trends with an impressive upward trajectory. Indeed, latest research … Continue reading

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Brewed in Brooklyn Coming soon

Robert Walker/Robert Walker/The New YorkTImes Rheingold worker watches thousands of gallons of foaming beer gush onto the floor of the plant went down the sewer as company officials prepared to close the 119-year-old brewery in 1974. A new documentary is … Continue reading

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North Carolina’s Winter Warmer

Asheville is a city in and the county seat of Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. ASHEVILLE — Maybe it was the beer talking, but there was a lot of love coming at the city during Saturday’s Winter Warmer Beer … Continue reading

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The Science of Beer & Coffee

Making a coffee beer has always been tough but not for obvious reasons – it isn’t like people don’t enjoy foam, cappuccino has been around forever. Lipids in coffee just don’t seem to make a lot of sense, though. But … Continue reading

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Cool Can Designs…

We’re Gonna Pop Some Tabs – 10 Awesome Beer Can Designs Now that we’ve learned craft beer is on the rise, thanks to Budweiser’s admittance, let’s take a look at an offshoot of the craft beer craze. It’s one thing … Continue reading

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Austin HomeBrew Supply’s, “Blueberry Cream Porter”

This beer was brewed by our Friends Justin & Greg. Added 2 oz of Vanilla Extract Powder 02-02-2013. Added the Blueberry Extract and poured into the bottling Bucket 02-09-13 Style Information Name: Black & Blue Recipe Type: Extract Category: Porter … Continue reading

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More Beer’s Janet’s Brown Ale

This  Brew Belt kept this beer around 67 degrees, allowing for a great ferment.  As you can see  12 hours later this beer was in violent ferment. ( Beer on right in picture on right) Bottom picture, Finished product Style … Continue reading

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Self-serve beer on tap

You can get cash from an ATM, check yourself out at the grocery store and order a meal at a restaurant from an iPad, so is pouring your own beer at the bar just a natural next step in a … Continue reading

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Preventing Colds, One Beer At A Time….

Cold Comfort Drinking hoppy beer in moderation might actually be good for you Hanging out with friends and family this time of year can be a roll of the dice, as the nation continues to battle epidemic levels of influenza … Continue reading

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More On Craft Beer’s Growth…

Craft beer keeps growing, led by Boston Beer, Sierra Nevada Boston Beer Co. is still leading the craft beer industry. The craft beer revolution kept charging ahead in 2012, when 12% more barrels were shipped than the year before, the … Continue reading

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Come On, Alabama. Should This Even Be Up For Debate?

Proposed bill would legalize home brewing in Alabama Home brewing is legal in 48 states and if an Alabama lawmaker gets his way, Alabama will be the 49th. Representative Mac McCutcheon has proposed a bill that would allow Alabamians to … Continue reading

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Grow Your Own Hops?

Home Brewers Look Into Growing Backyard Hops Do you brew your own beer? Why not grow your own hops, too? With craft beer and home brewing becoming more popular, interest is fermenting among gardeners in backyard hops. Oregon State University’s … Continue reading

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10 Good Beer Restaurants…

Top 10 restaurants to get great beer Anyone else noticed just how many great beers there are in America these days? How did this happen? We guess it could be because American microbreweries are now back to the level they … Continue reading

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