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Hops are good and good for you!

Researchers: Hops in Beer May Be Healthy – Yahoo! News — who knew? — no information on if that beer gut is healthy or not. I think I’ll keep mine just to make sure.

Forget wine and cheese parties — the true soul mate for fromage isn’t made from grape juice

“As a longtime cheese aficionado, The Chronicle’s weekly cheese columnist and a nightly wine drinker, I’ve reluctantly concluded that many cheeses give wine, especially dry wine, a rough time. But after several weeks of “research, ” including two marathon tastings,… Continue Reading →

9,000-Year-Old Beer Re-Created

From :: Sam Calagione of the Dogfish Head brewery in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, used a recipe that included rice, honey, and grape and hawthorn fruits to create Midas Touch Golden Elixir. He got the formula from archaeologists who derived it… Continue Reading →

Get your beer, fast

“Just when I thought I was doing a good job drinking away my sorrows, Laminar Technologies has helped up my consumption of “Daddy’s Little Helper” with the new Turbo Tap. This beast can fill up a pint of brew in… Continue Reading →

HOWTO convert canned Guinness to popcicles

“Here’s a HOWTO for converting cans of Guinness to popcicles by freezing them, slicing the bottom of the can, inserting a stick, cutting the top off the can, and sliding the can off. The results look beautiful and delicious.”  Just… Continue Reading →

Cocoa Pete’s Wicked Ale on tap at 21-A

21st Amendment has brewed up a batch of Pete’s Wicked Ale using the original 1986 recipe. It’s roasty, malty and yummy. On tap now – get it while you can.

A True Beergeek

Just goes to show that that’s an perfectly reasonable technical solution to any problem… Peltier Beer Equipment

10th Annual Toronado Barleywine Festival

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The Battle of the Beers is down to the final eight contenders. Moose Drool Brown Ale vs. Alaskan Smoked Porter Gordon Biersch Mäen vs. Penn Weizen Shakespeare Stout vs. 90-Minute IPA Sierra Nevada Pale Ale vs. Grant’s Scottish Ale… Continue Reading →

12 Year Anchor Our Special Ale Vertical Tasting

Hosted a 12 year vertical of Anchor’s Our Special Ale this past weekend. It’s one of the few beers that I look forward to buying every year. The vertical turned out pretty good. It’s interesting to see how the beer… Continue Reading →

Bad Study = Bad Conclusion

Yahoo! News – Study: Kids Exposed to TV Beer Marketing Read more for my thoughts on this poorly researched and written story.

Coming Next — Dickens Cider

The makers of Jolt Cola this month roll out Poker Beer, which comes in bottles featuring poker hands. Every bottle carries a label with four different playing cards of a five-card poker hand. The final card is hidden under the… Continue Reading →

Holiday Beers

Picked up Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale and Anchor Brewing’s Our Special Ale yesterday. My two favorite holiday beers. Unfortunately I have a bit of a cold — so since I can’t taste them it will have to wait until I… Continue Reading →

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