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Breakfast Beer!

November 25, 2008

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Surly has announced that they will begin offering their coffee bender in cans, starting this winter.  Below is an example of the new can’s label: The glassware for this beer is really cool too, and you can buy it from their gift store in the brewery.  It’s not yet clear exactly how much of this […]

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Nice article on Dogfish Head

November 19, 2008

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This man is Sam Calagione, and he got Max stinking drunk one time.  He is pictured above with Randall the Enamel Animal, a dry hop apparatus which has occasionally forced him into intimate moments with the TSA (pic taken from DFH’s website).  Once again, this is a beer which is not currently being distributed in my […]

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Beers for the Holiday Season

November 13, 2008

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This is a great article written by the Alstrom brothers from BeerAdvocate: http://beeradvocate.com/articles/240 The other thing to keep in mind when bringing beer to a holiday event or serving it to guests is price.  For the same cost as two or three moderately priced bottles of wine, you can buy several large bottles of American craft […]

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No Sleep Till…

October 29, 2008

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Brooklyn is not only a city on the rebound, their beer production is returning to national prominence.  Garrett Oliver has done a great job chronicling the city’s brewing history, and promoting beer in general.  His Brooklyn Brewery produces some great session beers and also some cool experimental stuff on occasion.  Greenpoint Beerworks has been around for awhile, […]

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Darkness Day 10-25-2008

October 22, 2008

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Darkness is an annual release from Surly Brewing.  It’s a Russian Imperial Stout, currently rated an A+ on BeerAdvocate, and its ABV is around 10.3%.  Surly is a brewery in Minnesota which brews amazing, style-defying beer and presents it with really cool graphic design and a very savvy marketing approach.  They’ve rapidly expanded over the past three years, […]

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Rudy Ray Moore Dead at 81

October 20, 2008

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It looks like the man who brought Dolemite to the big screen (or your dorm room TV screen) has passed away at 81.  He might not have been as prolific as Redd Foxx or Richard Pryor, but what he lacked in skill or social commentary he made up for with pure profanity.  The “king of the […]

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Thanks Jimmy!!!

October 14, 2008

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Today is the 30th anniversary of the legalization of homebrewing.  Along with Fritz Maytag’s purchase of Anchor Brewing Company, this is the start of the craft brewing movement in America.  Also, it contributed to many other better-food movements such as slow food, local sourcing, and sustainable agriculture.  Overall, it inspired many people to think differently about […]

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Freestyle Battle Translated for the White Audience

September 24, 2008

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Both the hosts and guests of Nerd City make a lot of references to rap, hip hop, and urban culture in general.  I thought this translation may help the average midwestern listener, a demographic with which I’m all too familiar.  Pay attention, you might learn something! Direct Link to Youtube Video

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Budweiser American Ale storms onto the beer scene

September 20, 2008

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