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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...

Ben & Jerry are making a beer? What?!

Added by 7 years ago

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No I'm not kidding. Yes, that Ben & Jerry.  The ice cream and beer giants continue to finalize plans for the beer, but we know it will be a sweet, cocoa-laced brew available this fall. And according to a relea...

A bottle that plays music?

Added by 9 years ago

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Check out this mind-blowing video of a beer bottle etched with playable music, just like a vinyl record (or more precisely, an Edison cylinder).

Jim Koch’s bonus structure makes no sense

Added by 8 years ago

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Jim Koch (of Sam Adams fame) is truly wealthy these days, but his bonus reflects a more humble business approach.  BusinessWeek has the full break-down. But the bonus formula devised by the company’s board rewards Ko...

Learning about Sours

Added by 6 years ago

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I enjoy a lot of the sours I've had--one of my go-to hot weather beers is Westbrook Gose, even.  But I still don't know terribly much about how they're made.  I came across an interesting article with some good info. ...

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...

Budweiser’s incoherent and stupid super bowl ad

Added by 7 years ago

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You probably saw it and choked on your robust barrel-aged imperial stout or your delicate, finely crafted Schwartzbier. Paste has the best response I've seen. “This is the only beer Beechwood Aged” “Alright guy...

America’s First Trappist

Added by 8 years ago

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According to the International Trappist Association (who gets to decide such things), Spencer Brewing operating out of St. Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, MA has an official Trappist product. The beer is blond with 6.5% a...

First Beer of the Weekend – 5/1/2015

Added by 7 years ago

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Today's Required-Unwinder is "The Calling" DIPA from Boulevard.  Got this in the growler at our local filling station. It pours a bit more orange than last week's offering, but still well within the standard IPA sp...

Bells announces participants for 30th anniversary fest

Added by 7 years ago

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Bells is inviting breweries from all of the country to celebrate their 30th anniversary.  Full list is here. Most of the usual suspects are here but there's some very distant and relatively small breweries on the l...