Monthly Archives: March 2009

It’s Out With the Old and in With the New at Smuttynose

Portsmouth New Hampshire-based Smuttynose Brewing has officially retired their Portsmouth Lager after rumors of the beer’s demise had been swirling for nearly a year. The beer has been replaced in the Smuttynose everyday line up with a new brew entitled, “Star Island Single”. According to David Yarrington, the Smuttynose Executive Brewer, Several trains of thought converged in the decision process …

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Guest Post: The Boulder Beer Scene

The following is a guest post written by Brian Burns, a full-time writer and part-time beer drinker, living in Boulder, CO. Brian is a fellow Clark U. grad and the author of brianlburns.com. You can also find him on Twitter @brianlburns My name is Brian. I live in Boulder, CO — a place most people just call paradise. It’s true …

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Beer News Briefs for the Week of March 22nd(ish)

There are lots of little things coming across the Beer News Wire today so I thought it would be most beneficial to post them all at once and let you troll through for anything you might need. To start, The Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the Androscoggin Bank Colisée to produce the second annual Maine Grains …

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Peak Organic Releases a New IPA

Portland’s own Peak Organic Brewing has released their own IPA and I have to say, it’s the single best Peak beer yet! After trying a pint myself at $3 Dewey’s a few days ago, I had the chance to ask Peak muckety-muck Geoff Masland about the new brew. Geoff says, It’s been a beer we’ve had on our mind for …

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21st Amendment Brews Very First #twitterbrew

It seems that the Craft Beer Community is increasing their participation in all things New Media at an incredible clip, with their presence on Twitter really taking the helm. One such community member however, San Fransisco’s 21st Amendment Brewing, took the beer-on-Twitter phenomenon to new heights. Just yesterday 21st Amendment brewer Shaun O’Sullivan brewed the very first #twitterbrew. The beer, …

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Everyone!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, one and all! Despite my recent gripes about Guinness/Diageo and the holiday’s commercialization, it’s still a fun day and a good excuse to celebrate, regardless of your own cultural heritage. So, in order to celebrate ‘round here, I’ll share a joke that my brother sent me this morning. The original joke, from this video provided by …

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Utah = Epic Fail

You may remember earlier this month when it was reported that the Utah State House of Representatives approved a bill (by a vote of 58-2) which would raise the state’s legal draft beer Alcohol By Volume to “full-strength”, rather than the watered-down, measly 4% it is today. Well, apparently not everyone in the Utah State Government is equally open-minded not …

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How to Build a Great Home Bar

The following is a guest post from the good folks at AllBarStools.com. If you would like to submit a guest post to BlogAboutBeer.com, please visit the Write for BAB page. Anyone who has the space has to agree that having a home bar would be an ideal situation. After all, who could complain about having a space to entertain friend …

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Beer Mugs – Glass or Pewter?

Note: the following is a guest post written by Kevin Flynn and the patrons of Bridgid’s Restaurant in Philadelphia, PA. It does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the editor and owner of BlogAboutBeer.com. The patron’s of Bridgid’s restaurant in Philadelphia, PA are composed of people with sophisticated palates and an understanding of finer beers. Discussing the finer …

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My First All-Grain Adventure

This past weekend I had the distinct pleasure of brewing my first batch of all-grain beer. The brewing took place in the basement homebrew setup — complete with exhaust hood, temperature controlled refrigeration units, a warm room and much more… yeah, it’s that awesome — of a good friend and professional brewer, Ben. Ben was nice enough to put together …

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Utah Goes Normal. Well, Almost.

Forever beer on tap in the state of Utah has barely been beer. In Utah, draft beer can contain no more than 3.2% ABW (alcohol by weight), or 4% ABV (alcohol by volume). According to the Salt Lake Tribune, though, that’s all about to change. It seems that this past Tuesday, the Utah House voted 58-2 to allow the sale …

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Beer Review: Widmer Bros Drifter Pale Ale

The Folks at Widmer Brothers Brewing and the Craft Brewers Alliance were kind enough to send me some advanced samples of their new pale ale — which is currently available on draft an in 6 packs in select West Coast states and will be available here on the right side of the country by mid-April — called Drifter Pale Ale. …

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