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148 Miles For Harpoon?

Added by 10 years ago

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Willing to cycle 148 miles for a beer? Then you're in luck! 11 years ago, a small group of cyclists made the ride from Harpoons Boston brewery to their brewery in Windsor, VT. Ever since, Harpoons 'Brewery to Brewery'...

Hopped To Death

Added by 9 years ago

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"Come in and have a seat.  America, we're here today to tell you that you have a problem.  You're addicted to hops and we want to help you get better." At least that's the charge over at Slate. From a consumer’s s...

Some real talk about Lager

Added by 8 years ago

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Hot Rum Cow has a good write-up on why you shouldn't dismiss lagers as pale, flavorless abominations.  Simply put, you're probably just not drinking the right ones. The style has been open to abuse by unscrupulous br...

Devil’s advocate for the three-tier system

Added by 8 years ago

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Mike Mazzoni (a weighty veteran of the beer industry, especially big beer companies) made some comments recently somewhat in defense of the three-tier system.   His underlying point: the three-tier system has benefit...

NPR has more on craft vs. “crafty”

Added by 8 years ago

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This is the probably the best primer I've seen so far about "crafty" beer distorting consumer understanding. Small breweries are transforming into big ones, while big breweries are masquerading as small brands, selli...

New Spring Seasonal From Ommegang, “Glimmerglass” Seasonal

Added by 8 years ago

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From the name alone it sounds like some kind of magical potion from Middle Earth, which is an advantage not lost on me.  Luckily, it also sounds absolutely delicious: Glimmerglass is brewed with white wheat, hopped w...

Super Bowl Beer Commercials (All of ’em!)

Added by 7 years ago

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We previously posted about what will likely be one of the most-enjoyed commercials of the year--and you can see the actual commercial above. But if you just can't get enough advertising in your life and you just ca...

Brewers adapt to changing climate

Added by 7 years ago

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Brewing has been a highly adaptive endeavor  for hundreds of years.  Everything from using the abundance of the wheat crop to adjusting recipes to new temperatures has led not only to plentiful availability but highly...

Michael Jackson saved Saison

Added by 6 years ago

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I missed this a couple of weeks ago but it's worth sharing now.  There are just a few "must-read" articles about beer every year and this is one of them. Writer Michael Jackson, who called Saison Dupont “a down-to-ea...

Homebrewing Almost Legal Nationwide

Added by 9 years ago

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Only 2 states (Mississippi and Alabama) still prohibit home brewing, but both are close to legalizing the practice with recent legislative efforts from  grassroots organizers in both states. Last month, Mississippi...