Monthly Archives: August 2009

Badass Baltimore Beer Week Kickoffs with Boog Powell

As I’m sure many of you know, these days I reside in the beautiful Pine Tree State. But what you might not know is that I actually grew up in Washington D.C. (and still have a good deal of family in the D.C. Metro). And, having grown up in the Nation’s Capital in a big baseball-loving family at a time …

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BlogAboutBeer.com is Two Years Old Today!

It was exactly two years ago that I started BlogAboutBeer.com. At the time I knew almost nothing about beer and even less about blogging – since then my love for both has grown by leaps & bounds. I am still amazed on a nearly daily basis at all of the truly awesome opportunities writing this blog has afforded me — …

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Sweet Beer Blog Contest at TwinBeer.com

A close friend of mine Russ Phillips — who locals might remember from ilovemainebeer.com and Maine Beer Writers Guild fame a little while back — and his identical twin brother Kelly have launched a new beer blog and beer review engine at TwinBeer.com (get it?) and they’ve been blogging at a mind-boggling pace to get some great information and reviews …

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Homebrew in Random Places: The Twitter Offices

I saw this photo on Mashable.com late last night and couldn’t help but pass it along. Looks like Mashable author Ben Parr was invited on an unofficial tour of the Twitter offices in San Fransisco, CA. The post of the tour features lots of neat photos and insights into what goes into the day-to-day operations of one of the Web’s …

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“You Always Feel Smarter After a Few Beers”

A great beer quote to lighten the mood on this hellishly hot August afternoon (and because, quite frankly, it’s just too damn hot to write anything else): One afternoon at Cheers, Cliff Clavin was explaining the Buffalo Theory to his buddy Norm.  Here’s how it  went: “Well ya see, Norm, it’s like this… A herd of buffalo can only move …

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The Launch of BeerPetitions.com

Another new beer website went live this week and although I get emails almost daily about new beer websites, I figured I would write about this one because (a) I haven’t written about a new beer website in awhile, (b) it was a concept that I thought actually showed promise, (c) they asked nicely, or (d) all of the above… …

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@dogfishbeer Featured in The Newest Issue of Inc Magazine

My July/August issue of Inc Magazine arrived today (a bit late) and in it I discovered a neat little profile piece on Sam Calagione and his Deleware-based Dogfish Head Brewery, which brought in $28 million in revenue last year, producing 74,600 barrels of their “off-centered” ales. As opposed to the exposé on the brewery which appeared in The New Yorker …

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Stone Brewing 13th Anniversary Ale (A Review)

If you can get your mitts on a bottle of Stone Brewing’s 13th Anniversary Ale, I highly suggest you do so. However, if you’re lucky enough to come into possession of such a thing, make sure you’re sitting down with nowhere in particular to go and that you’re well prepared for the ensuing flavor battle about to take place in …

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Video Profile of Maine Mead Works

As any long-time reader knows, I’m a big fan of (good) Mead. I’ve always thought of mead as the lovechild of beer fans and wine fans; the one libation which brings them all together. I’m also, as you know, a big fan of the local Maine Mead Works. So I was psyched to see this short profile of the company …

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This Week at Novare Res

If you live in or happen to be vacationing anywhere near the vacinity of the Pine Tree State this week, be sure and get yourself to Novare Res for two of the biggest beer events happening in Maine in two thousand and nine. First, tomorrow (Tuesday August 4th) sees the 2nd annual Dogfish Head Fest with 23 beers from the …

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