Monthly Archives: December 2008

A Look Back at Beer in ’08 and a Look Ahead to ’09

In addition to my own resolutions, at the end of 2007 I also made some predictions for the beer industry as a whole in 2008. And I fared much better with those than I did with my own resolutions. My three predictions were: The price of beer will go up There will be more breweries “going green” The giant breweries …

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A Look Back at my 2008 New Beer’s Resolutions

Exactly one year ago I made some Beer-in-the-New-Year resolutions for 2008 (part 1 & part 2). So, how did I do? Let’s just say that I should be ashamed… Part One was a list of five beers I was hoping to try in 2008. Here’s how I did: St. Bernardus Abt 12 – fail Stone Brewing Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale …

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Student’s PhD Work Will Save Beer from Spoiling

Monique Haakensen, a 26-year-old PhD candidate from the University of Saskatchewan may just be the beer industry’s next savior. As you may or may not know, The University of Saskatchewan is home to one of only two labs in the world that studies beer spoilage — enter Haakensen. According to Montreal’s The West Island Chronicle, Haakensen has helped discover three …

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Twenty of the Best Holiday Beers

I sure do love “Top 10” lists – especially top 10 lists that pertain to beer. So when I found two of them today, I was pretty thrilled. The first, from Denver’s Westword.com, is a list of “10 Holiday Beers to Help you Forget 2008” (don’t we all need that!) compiled by Jonathan Shikes. The ten beers on the list …

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Happy Holidays from BlogAboutBeer.com

Let me start by wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and a very happy holidays! I’ll do some more “looking back on the year that was” posts next week before New Year’s but for now just the well-wishing. I hope that this holiday you find yourself out of harm’s way, able to put the stresses of daily life …

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Make Your Christmas Merry(er)!

The following post is a guest post written by Michael Mulligan. Please note that the opinions in the article are those of Michael’s and not necessarily mine (I don’t feel nearly as strongly about Pumpkin Head, for instance). But I always appreciate guest posts and, if the submitted post is half-way decent, I’m happy to post it. Thanks for the …

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6 Gifts For the Beer Fan in Your Life

The Saint Petersburg Times/Tampabay.com has a list today of six gifts for “the beer nut” on your list this holiday season. The list is made up of: Saranac 12 Beers of Winter Sam Smith’s Winter Welcome Ale Corsendonk Christmas Ale Wychwood Bah Humbug Christmas Ale Rogue Santa’s Private Reserve The Sam Adams Winter Classics Sampler Interesting choices but clearly lacking …

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Beer on the Discovery Channel This Week

On December 18th at 8:00pm, The Discovery Channel’s “How Stuff Works” will air an hour-long feature on the essentials of beer making. The episode will feature footage of Charlie Papazian’s home hop garden, homebrew “garage” beer stash and sampling procedures. As well as Dogfish Head owner Sam Calagione and his perspectives on “how stuff works” for the small brewer. So …

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Shipyard Beer Featured in a Nationally Snydicated Comic Strip

While we don’t all have the accent, the Non Sequitur folks were pretty spot-on with the artifacts that represent the greatest accomplishments of human existence: beer & duct tape. But what makes this particular comic strip even more fun is its reference to local favorite Shipyard Ale. Since Non Sequitur is a nationally syndicated strip, any reference to craft beer …

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Interactive Beer & Food Pairing Map

If you’ve been here before, you already know I’m a big fan of beer & food pairing, especially with holiday meals. So, needless to say, I was psyched to find this fun little interactive menu from Michigan’s MLive.com today: Winter is the time when Michiganians like to “nest” indoors with our favorite comfort foods, to gather with family around the …

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A Photo Essay of the Most Popular Beers in 116 Countries

I certainly don’t want to steal any thunder or enthusiasm away from the awesome photo contest Alan (A Good Beer Blog) and Stonch (Stonch’s Beer Blog) are colaberating on, for sure, but I couldn’t help but point out an gorgeous photo essay the folks at sloshspot have put together (one incredible piece of link bait which I am happy to …

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Top 10 Winter Warmers

I discovered the Draft Magazine Top 10 Winter Warmer list today (thanks to a tweet from @flyingdog) and, well, I’m a sucker for top 10 lists. The reported top winter warms are: Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA Santa’s Little Helper Imperial Stout by Port Brewing Co. Double Dog Double Pale Ale by Flying Dog Brewery He’brew Jewbelation 12 by Shmaltz …

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