Monthly Archives: February 2014

Go Richmond, Va.!

Women Dominating Richmond’s Craft Beer Scene      The craft beer scene here in Central Virginia is exploding and there’s a whole new group of beer lovers out there: women. Craft beer in Richmond is almost overflowing with new kinds … Continue reading

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Watch For The Hop Shortage….

Hip hops: Growers needed to serve booming craft beer industry Hops grown on a farm in Leelenau, Michigan. A new non-profit association is trying to strengthen the supply chain of Michigan-grown hops. Hops are one of the main ingredients in … Continue reading

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Some Spent Grain Uses….

What Ales Ya: Craft beer ‘leftovers’ can be used again   Zuckfoltzfus Brewing Co., 12 S. Market St., Mount Joy, uses its spent grain to make flatbread, which is served with a hummus trio. Amy Rupp of Union Barrel Works, … Continue reading

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Some Ciders to Consider….

Beer Guide 2014: Top 5 Ciders of the Year Cider of the Year: Carry Nation (Carlton Cyderworks) Carrie Nation was a wretched old hag. With a hatchet in one hand and a Bible in the other, she chopped up bars … Continue reading

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Every Year For This One Pliny…

Annual Release of Rare Ale Has SoCal Beer Fans Lining Up A rare beer from a Northern California brewery with a nearly cult-like following has ale-lovers across the state lining up for a taste this month. Pliny the Younger was … Continue reading

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Craft Beer Burger….

BrewDog launches ‘ID only’ BrewBurger Scottish craft brewers BrewDog have teamed up with UK restaurant chain Honest Burger to create the “BrewBurger” – a beef burger infused with enough craft beer it requires ID. The limited edition BrewBurger, dreamed up by BrewDog … Continue reading

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Homebrewing Going Strong….

Home brewing is back, but it is blending culinary arts, chemistry and engineering   Emmett Combs judges the color of a beer made by Low Country Libations brewers that was sampled at the monthly meeting at Freehouse Brewing in North … Continue reading

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Some New IPAs…

The best balance assertive, tangy hops with enough body in the grain department to achieve liftoff on the palate, and work well with certain foods (especially spicy fare). The fact is that IPA—once thought “experimental”—is now a mainstream craft beer … Continue reading

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Women brew up brewery success

  The craft brewing industry isn’t just for bearded dudes in flannel shirts anymore, as these women are proving. The brewing scene in Minnesota isn’t just dominated by men; it’s dominated by burly, bearded men with tattoos. At least for … Continue reading

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Vlad-The Im-Pale-er

Our mission was to make a pale that we will add Blood Orange Puree to in the secondary. Nice spring Beer!! Continue reading

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Temperature is Important…

CRAFT BEER CORNER: Beer Is Better At Correct Temperature There’s nothing better than a refreshing, frosty cold beer. Well actually, there is: Beer served at the correct temperature. Yet, because of the marketing efforts of big industrial brewers, who have … Continue reading

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An Abbey In Massachusetts, Pretty Cool….

Massachusetts monks brewing beer like European brothers In this Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 photo, Father Damion, abbot at St. Joseph’s Trappist Abbey, left, and Spencer Brewery director Father Isaac walk through their new, state-of-the-art facility in Spencer, Mass. The Spencer … Continue reading

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Craft Beer At The Best Cooking School In The US…

CIA to add small brewery The Culinary Institute of America will be adding its own on-tap beer to its curriculum — and its upscale restaurants. Brooklyn Brewery, a top craft beer maker, will join with the CIA to develop a … Continue reading

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This Is The Way To Do A Crawl….

Beer bike seeks bill to allow drinking on city tours Attraction’s owner wants riders to be able imbibe while being shuttled between bars. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Riders on The Thirsty Pedaler bicycle tour downtown may stay thirsty a while longer, … Continue reading

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We Love All Hops, Even The Ones With Numbers For Names…

Hops: The beer ingredient (most) drinkers love Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Sierra Nevada Brewing is introducing two IPAs made with hop strains that are so new, they’re identified only by numbers. The Harvest Single Hop IPA is brewed with … Continue reading

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