Monthly Archives: August 2013

Beer lovers rejoice: Growler-refill bill approved

SACRAMENTO — Beer lovers would be able to refill their own containers at breweries under legislation approved by the state Senate. Lawmakers unanimously approved AB647 by Democratic Assemblyman Wesley Chesbro of Arcata on Monday. Sen. Steve Knight, a Republican from … Continue reading

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Cheers To Vinnie and Crew!!!

Russian River Brewing maxes out Natalie and Vinnie Cilurzo are the owners of the Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa.  On Sunday, the unthinkable happened at Russian River Brewing’s restaurant in Santa Rosa: it ran out of beer, at … Continue reading

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The Controversy Continues….

Stone Brewing Co. Addresses the Craft Beer Controversy In light of the Consumer Reports’ taste-test of craft beer, CEO Greg Koch just wants to drink a beer and all get along There’s been a storm brewing (get it?) among the … Continue reading

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This Could Be An Interesting Show….

A new beer sitcom based on Dogfish Head brewery could be in the works Things are looking up for Delaware’s Dogfish Head. Not only were recently voted America’s best craft brewery over at the Daily Meal, there are also murmurs … Continue reading

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Cicerones….

Wine Has Sommeliers. Now, Beer Has Cicerones A new program is working to bring the same level of knowledge that sommeliers have about wine to the world of malt and hops, by turning out batches of certified beer experts known … Continue reading

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AHS, “Creamy Smoked Amber”

Glenn watching the protein Break Double Brew Day Adding the yeast after pouring off the unpleasant beer from the starter.   Style Information Name: Amber Recipe Type: Extract Category: Specialty Amber Grains & Extracts Name Amount Notes Carapils 8 oz … Continue reading

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More Beer!’s Russian River’s, “Pliny the elder Double IPA”

Whole Cascade Hops Greg & Glenn Approach a protein Break Protein Break Pouring off unpleasant tasting starter beer, Leaving behind the healthy yeast   Style Information Name: Double IPA Recipe Type: Extract Category: IPA Grains & Extracts Name Amount Notes … Continue reading

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Beer Concentrate…

New beer concentrate allows outdoorsmen to take brews wherever they go Pat’s Backcountry beer concentrate comes in two flavors: pale ale and black IPA. Pat’s Backcountry Beverages also offers nonalcoholic beverages for hikers. When you’re hiking, you don’t want to … Continue reading

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Self-Hydrating Beer?

Now, beer that won’t give you a hangover Australian scientists have created the new beer by adding electrolytes. Australian scientists have created a beer which they claim can prevent dehydration and it may even spell the end of the dreaded … Continue reading

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More Cans…

Why Canned Beer Is Way Better Than Bottled Beer When Durango, Colorado-based craft beer company Ska Brewing first chose to favor canning instead of bottling their beer, it was all about practicality — glass bottles simply didn’t mesh with the … Continue reading

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Another Hit For Sam….

Boston Beer’s Angry Orchard cider is off to a strong start | Angry Orchard, an “artisanal” hard cider made in Ohio by the Boston Beer Co., has enjoyed a strong debut, according to two firms that track sales. Boston Beer, a … Continue reading

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Just Add Water? Terrible Idea!!

Strange brew: Stir up beer from ultraportable concentrate, carbonated water Pat’s Backcountry Beverages has created a just-add-water beer concentrate using a lightweight carbonation system, scheduled to debut next month. ElChoclo/Getty Images/iStockphoto The beer concentrate by Pat’s Backcountry Beverages is slated … Continue reading

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Hundreds Attend Beer and Bacon Festival

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Beer and bacon – hundreds showed up for the Alaska Brewing Company’s first ever festival celebrating “two very important food groups” in Spenard. On Saturday, the Millennium Hotel hosted the festival, which featured a bacon eating contest, … Continue reading

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How To Find a Good Beer Bar….

Four steps to finding a better beer bar… The row of taps at Congregation Ale House After a slow start in Los Angeles, there is now no escaping the rising tide of craft beer enthusiasm. Every new restaurant concept needs … Continue reading

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Top 15 in the Nation?

Top 15 craft beer breweries in the USA Dogfish Head, Milton, Del.: In the brewery business for almost two decades, Dogfish Head is one of the most popular breweries in the country. It was Delaware’s first brewpub, and when it … Continue reading

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