Monthly Archives: April 2009

Nose Feel Like it’s on Fire? Grab a Beer!

I’m about to divulge a very embarrassing story, but this evening my girlfriend was away at dinnertime — volunteering for Portland Adult Ed — so I thought I would do something slightly romantic for once while she was gone and cook dinner to be ready & waiting when she got home. Well, I improvised a little and created a pretty …

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BlogAboutBeer Reads the Wire

I’m still recovering from a first-hand witnessing of the EPIC Red Sox domination of those Damn Yankees last night and Jacoby Ellsbury’s historic stealing of home plate so rather than an in depth beery anecdote today, I’m just going to report on some of the happenings in the Beer World which have been gathering in my inbox all week. Enjoy: …

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Magic Hats Goes Wacko for Summer (A Review)

The folks at Magic Hat in Burlington, VT are up to their zany tricks again; going up to, over and quite off the wall. Magic Hat is introducing two new beers for the summer season — The first, their new summer seasonal, is called “Wacko”. And the second is their summertime Odd Notion beer (which will only be available in …

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Happy Earth Day: The Case for Canning Beers

As any longtime readers will know, I’ve long sung the praises of canned craft beer here at BlogAboutBeer.com and wished for an equally long time that one of the craft breweries currently canning their beers elsewhere across the USofA would expand their distribution a tad to include the state of Maine (as of now, no one distributes canned Better Beer …

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Getting Ready for American Craft Beer Week

American Craft Beer Week — which runs from May 11th-17th — is less than a month away but there are some things you can do ahead of time to prepare for a week of great beer and to show your support for the American Craft Beer movement. I just received the following statement from the press room of the Brewers …

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Legislation Introduced to Allow Maine Brewpubs to Sell Growlers

There is a bill currently making its way through the Maine state legislature which would finally allow brewpubs in the state to offer their beer to patrons in 64oz Growlers. According to the Bangor Daily News, Backers of the measure claim making it easier for brew pubs to sell growlers on site will help support a small but growing Maine …

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Major Life Changes

I know this blog is more about beer than it is personal commentary but let me go off-topic for a minute if you would, please, to make an announcement. After a lot of deliberation and careful consideration, I have decided to take a pretty enormous (although at least a little bit calculated) leap of faith and leave my cushy, full-time …

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Go See Beer Wars Live Thursday!

This Thursday, April 16th is the world premiere of the movie Beer Wars with a nationwide screening and live panel event. If you haven’t yet heard about Beer Wars, it’s been blowing up the world of New Media, with great coverage on many other beer blogs, national media and Twitter (@beerwarsmovie). The film is described as, In America, size matters. …

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Sea Dog Brewing to Open a New South Portland Location

Shipyard Brewing-owned Sea Dog Brewing Company is opening its third brewpub in the state of Maine in the month of May. The brewpub, which will join the Topsham & Bangor locations, is set to open at 125 Western Ave. in South Portland; the location previously occupied by Eggspectation. The new South Portland location will be open for breakfast (served all …

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Barnyard Beers on Chow.com

Chow.com today posted a very informative piece on the rise to fame of beers commonly described as “farmhouse funk”. These beers, which have been contaminated by Brettanomyces, or Brett for short — a wild yeast often found in the air that’s nearly impossible to get rid of once it invades your equipment — are gaining nationwide (or worldwide, really) notoriety …

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The Code Writer’s Pint Glass

In the realm of “Why didn’t I think of that?!” for today: I’ve seen some awesome pint glasses in my day, but this one comes pretty close to taking the entire cake. Anyone who has ever dabbled in writing their own HTML (and especially those of us who try to do it after having drank a couple beers and fail …

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Forbes Names Portland, ME “America’s Most Livable City”

Forbes has released its 2009 “America’s Most Livable Cities” list, and Portland, ME — my hometown(!) — has earned the top slot! The list was compiled by assigning points to cities around the country with populations in excess of 500,000, based on such factors as leisure index and crime data from Sperling’s Best Places, cost of living and five-year income …

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More BlogAboutBeer in Mutineer Magazine

You may remember a few weeks ago when BlogAboutBeer.com was featured in Mutineer Magazine. Well, JJ and the boys from Mutineer conducted a further, longer interview with me about BAB and why it is what it is. Mutineer is doing great things for the industry and is one of the publications on the forefront of the Beer 2.0 phenomenon. So, …

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