Monthly Archives: October 2009

Happy Halloween!

Just wanted to wish all the BlogAboutBeer.com readers a very happy, safe and (good) beer-filled All Hallows’ Eve! There’s still plenty of great autumn and some good pumpkin-themed beers out there and since the Halloween is on a Saturday for once, what better excuse to do you need to get crackin’? Enjoy! More on the history of Halloween from Wikipedia: …

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REVIEW: Redhook Limited Addition Treblehook Barleywine

The good folks at Redhook sent me a bottle — yes, FTC the bottle and the glass were both free — of their newest limited release bomber, the Treblehook Barleywine-style Ale. Redhook really did up the packaging right, including the accompanying snifter-style “limited release” glassware from drinking the beer from. The one thing I’m not sure about, however, is whether …

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The 2009 Maine Brewers Festival

Just a quick update/reminder/announcement that the annual Maine Brewers Festival is coming right up. Maine’s largest brewfest is next Saturday November 7th at the Portland Expo Building here in Portland, Maine. This year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever, with many old-time Maine favorites returning to the festival after various hiatuses (hiati?), including Allagash Brewing and DL Geary’s. …

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@Kegerators Giving Away a Free Kegerator on Twitter

Although alerting everyone to this contest will certainly hinder my chances of winning, I’m just a nice guy like that. It appears that the folks at Kegerators.com are hoping to build their Twitter following and are giving away some free kegerators to do so. Here’s the low down: They are going to give away an EdgeStar Kegerator on February 1st. …

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Addicted to Beer Trading

This is a guest post by a good friend of mine, Josh Christie. Josh is the author of brewsandbooks.com and a fellow member of the Maine Beer Writers Guild. You can also follow Josh on Twitter @jchristie. My name is Josh, and I have a problem. I’ve become addicted to beer trading. To be fair, I’m not making a serious …

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VICTORY FOR ROCK ART! VICTORY FOR THE VERMONSTER!

It’s official! Initial reports out of the Rock Art camp (both at rockartbrewery.com and the company’s Facebook page) are that Hansens Beverage and Monster Energy drinks have dropped their lawsuit against Rock Art for copyright infringment from their use of the name “Vermonster” on the company’s 10th anniversary barleywine (if you have no idea what I’m talking about, see my …

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Craft Beer in October Issue of Entrepreneur Magazine

Discovered this little blurb which appears in the October issue of Entrepreneur Magazine today (via the Oskar Blues Facebook page) about 2009 being a “very good year for beer”. The article describes the fact that craft beer is really weathering the “recession” storm in the U.S. quite well and states the fact that, so far in 2009, Sales of premium …

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Notes from the Allagash Vagabond Release Party

I just returned home from the Allagash Brewery release party for the Vagabond Ale – the second installment in their now famous Limited 375ml Series which began last spring with the release of Gargamel. Unfortunately, I rarely have all of my wits together at 8 o’clock in the morning so I very embarrassingly forgot my camera. So if you weren’t …

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New Hampshire’s Pennichuck Brewing Company to Close its Doors

I just received word that New Hampshire’s Pennichuck Brewing Company is closing its doors. The following statement was released yesterday by Phil Jewett, the brewery’s President, This is our first initial announcement that Pennichuck Brewing Company of Milford, New Hampshire, will be closing for good. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the many family, friends, brewing professionals, industry …

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What’s Your Favorite Beer Store? Why?

What’s your favorite liquor store, packie, or whatever else you want to call it? I was thinking about this today. Here in Portland there are probably three main places for good beer to go — Whole Foods, RSVP Liquors and Downeast Beverage. Sure you can get booze just about anywhere in town — grocery stores, gas stations, even wal*mart and …

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A Video Response and More on the @RockArtBrewery Legal Case

Update on the Rock Art case: above is a YouTube video featuring Matt Nadeau of Rock Art Brewery. I had the pleasure of visiting with Nadeau at his brewery in October of 2008 and to put it quite simply, Rock Art is a great brewery producing great beers in a great part of the country. So please hop on Twitter, …

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Rock Art Brewery, Makers of The Vermonster, Told to Cease & Desist

The owners of Monster Energy Drinks, which operate under the name of Hansen Beverage Co.(based in Corona, California) and is actually owned by Anheuser-Busch, have filed a cease and desist order against Rock Art Brewery, LLC of Morrisville, VT, claiming that their beer, “The Vermonster,” infringes upon its intellectual property rights. According to the Burlington Free Press, “The Vermonster” beer …

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BrewDog Atlantic IPA (My Review)

This is the follow-up post to the other day’s description of BrewDog’s new Atlantic IPA. You may remember that thebeer spent nearly 2 months on on a fishing trawler in the north Atlantic before finding its way into a bottle and eventually into my gut. I split the bottle the brewery sent me with buddy Russ — co-author of TwinBeer.com …

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BrewDog Limited Release Atlantic IPA

This will be a two-part posting. The first part (this part) is an introduction to a beer I received in the mail a few days ago. The second part will be my own personal review of the beer. But this is definitely a one-of-a-kind brew that needs a little more of an upfront introduction. So here goes: The folks at …

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