Monthly Archives: May 2014

A New Stone Offering…

Stone Brewing Co. Collective Distortion Review   Rock music and beer have a long association. Who out there doesn’t have a memory of playing “count the mullet” while standing in a long line of sweaty concert goers all for the … Continue reading

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Hops For Heros, Very Cool!!

Our Mission Homefront IPA is a collaborative beer developed in 2011 by Fremont Brewing Company and Center of the Universe Brewing Company in order to raise money and awareness for Operation Homefront. Operation Homefront is a charity that provides emergency … Continue reading

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Please, More Sours and Less Alcohol…

Craft beer trends: Sour, less boozy, collaborations   Kim Jordan, left, co-founder and CEO of New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, Colo., and Greg Engert, beer director of Bluejacket brewery and restaurant in Washington, D.C., at Bluejacket on April 29, … Continue reading

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Some Wood-Aged Beers…

Beer and wood: a love story   Font size: While the process of aging wine and spirits in wooden barrels is not new, the idea of beer aging in barrels is something new to most casual beer drinkers. However, this … Continue reading

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We Agree….

It’s time for beer lovers to discover home brewing All beer drinkers should make beer at least once in their life. It’s fascinating to discover how easy it is. For instance, craft brewers insist that you are only a craft … Continue reading

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Told You This Was Coming…

As Craft Beer demand increases, Hops prices rise Craft Beer demand increases, Hops prices rise SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Craft beer’s popularity has been on the rise for years and so is the price of one of its high-demand ingredients. The … Continue reading

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IPL ?….

Craft brewers rolling out India pale lagers Dream Machine IPL, Firestone Pils Pivo, and Victory Prima Pils. In the world of American craft beer, the answer is usually, “Add hops.” The question almost doesn’t matter. But in this case, hops … Continue reading

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Get the Beer and start Grilling!!

Dark beer-based marinade lowers carcinogen levels, makes barbecue grilled meat healthier, study finds What makes grilling healthier? Smaller cuts, lower heats — and beer? That’s right: Beer… the beverage of choice for backyard barbecues, can help reduce the level of carcinogens … Continue reading

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An Interesting Approach To Homebrewing…

Finally, Someone Made Homebrewing Easy & Beautiful Based in Somerville, HopBox is crushing Kickstarter – and looking to expand. I once received a homebrew kit in the mail. It arrived in a box the size of a ride-on lawnmower, probably … Continue reading

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What Is “Craft Beer”?

As Craft Beer Starts Gushing, Its Essence Gets Watered Down An earlier version of this story stated that Widmer Brothers Brewing was purchased by Anheuser-Busch InBev. In fact, Anheuser-Busch InBev owns a 32 percent stake in the , of which … Continue reading

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A Short Piece On Glassware…

How to Choose the Right Glassware for your Beer! Beer is as historical as it is delicious and I can’t get enough of it. References to beer date back to 3500–3100 BC and was often made only in the domestic … Continue reading

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Longshot Winners….

Sam Adams Releases Three Homebrewers’ Beers   The first few times my friends opened a bottle of their homebrewed beer, what came out was their valiant attempt to reproduce the lagers they bought at supermarkets or maybe, if I was … Continue reading

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A priest, a bar, beer and God

Father Bill Miller, standing in front of the doors at St. Michael and All Angel’s Episcopal Church in Lihue, holds a copy of his book, “The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God.” Bill Miller’s friend has a saying: His favorite beer … Continue reading

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“Hazard analysis”—no common sense !!

Cattle and beer: A lesson in regulatory overreach   When the Food and Drug Administration imposes needlessly burdensome and costly regulations on American businesses, a lot of people just shrug. Better to be safe than sorry, right? A bunch of … Continue reading

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A Quick Guide To Hops….

A Beer Drinker’s Guide to Hops You may be a fan of the Stone IPA and hate  Troeg’s Perpetual IPA. They’re both IPAs, so what gives? Not all hops are equal. Some variety of hops create flavors and aromas of citrus, while others … Continue reading

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