Monthly Archives: March 2013

Ladies-Only Beer & Whiskey Tasting.

Ladies—need plans tomorrow afternoon? Whiskey Sister and Barley’s Angels Chicago are teaming up for a tasting tomorrow at Jerry’s Sandwiches in Wicker Park. Held from 4-6 p.m., the tasting will feature beer from Chicago-based Spiteful Brewery, plus spirits whiz Meg … Continue reading

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Growler/Keg Combo Keeps Beer Cold and Carbonated

Look the majesty of nature is great and all, but camping would be a lot better if you had cold, carbonated beer at the end of a trek. And DrinkTanks has a growler on the way to help. The double-walled … Continue reading

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Ala. officially last state to prohibit home brewing

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) – Alabama is now the only state to prohibit people from brewing beer in their homes. Mississippi’s home brew law goes into effect this summer. Starting July 1, people in Mississippi who are over 21 can brew … Continue reading

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Introducing Brewers Broads – a new women’s beer group in town (Colorado Springs)

I’ve been working at BR for nine months now and I’ve seen a lot of ladies come in the bar in that time. Some of them hate craft beer, some of them are beer geeks, but most of them are … Continue reading

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Better late than never. Now it’s Alabama’s turn

Mississippi governor signs bill to allow home brewing JACKSON — Beer enthusiasts in Mississippi will soon be able to legally brew their own beer, thanks to a bill Gov. Phil Bryant has signed into law. Senate Bill 2183, which takes … Continue reading

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Up 10.2 Billion!!

Craft Beer Sales Brewed Up $10.2 Billion in 2012 BOULDER, Colo.—While total U.S. beer sales nudged 1% higher, craft brewers saw volume rise 15%, with a 17% increase in dollar sales in 2012, representing a total barrel increase of 1.8 … Continue reading

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Drinking beer could have health benefits

FRESNO, Ca.–If you celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with the traditional pint of green beer, you could be helping your health. An Italian study of more than 200,000 people found that people who drank a pint a day had a 31% … Continue reading

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Making A Dent In Big Beer….

Craft Brews Slowly Chipping Away At Big Beer’s Dominance Craft beers are offered for sale at Sam’s Wines and Spirits in Chicago. Craft beer has about a 6 percent market share in the U.S. beer market, which is dominated by … Continue reading

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Good People Drink Good Beer

“There is an ancient Celtic axiom that says ‘Good People Drink Good Beer.’ Which is true, then as now. Just look around you in any public barroom and you will quickly see: Bad People Drink Bad Beer. Think about it.” … Continue reading

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Need We Say More?

Studies show beer is good for the heart   — Saint Patrick’s Day is Sunday and if you plan to make a toast to the Irish tradition, that pint of “green beer” might help your health.   Brew Master Eric … Continue reading

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Austin Homebrew Supply’s, “Troegs Nugget Nectar”

Top left Greg and Glenn wait as wort goes to 170, then  pour hot liquid over grain bag. Bottom right Greg stirs as Glenn adds the LME Style Information Name: Nugget Nectar 2.0 Recipe Type: Partial Mash Category: IPA Grains … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Make Green Beer…

How to make green beer for St. Patrick’s Day 1 Gather what you need 2 Pour the beer 3 Add your food coloring 4 Enjoy the wow factor 5 Gently stir the brew 6 Drink It’s that time of year … Continue reading

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Breakfast Beer….

You Can’t Have Beer for Breakfast! Oh, Wait GETTY IMAGESWith Cold Turkey, you don’t have to choose! It’s happy hour somewhere, right? A Scottish brewery wants customers to pair its latest drink with their morning meal. Earlier this year, Black … Continue reading

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72% Increase in Exports!!

American Craft Beer Exports Increase 72 Percent in 2012 An international can of Oskar Blues’ Dales Pale Ale U.S. consumers apparently aren’t the only ones with a thirst for craft beer. Based on results from a recently-completed industry survey, The … Continue reading

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Craft beer exports surged to record highs in 2012, Brewers Association reports

(Brewers Association) Americans aren’t the only ones with a growing taste for American-made craft beer. The Brewers Association reports this morning that exports surged by 72 percent last year, for a total value approaching $50 million. Canadians continued to be … Continue reading

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