Monthly Archives: November 2009

The Top 10 Gifts for Any Beer Lover

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Since today is the first day back to work for many after the long holiday weekend and is also what many have now come to call “Cyber Monday“, I thought it would be fitting to write up a fun post to get you in the holiday spirit. And one which would hopefully prove helpful to some. Without further adieu, here …

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Happy Thanksgiving 2009

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! May you all have great beer, great food, great friends, great family and a great time together this holiday. And as always, thank you so much for your continued support and readership of BlogAboutBeer.com! If you haven’t yet planned your beer consumpsion for today, click here to see some posts I’ve written on the subject in the …

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Long Trail Ales to Buy Otter Creek/Wolver’s Brewing Co.

Famed beer blogger and author of  The Good Beer Guide to New England, Andy Crouch, is reporting that Vermont mega (as craft breweries are concerned, anyway) brewer Long Trail Brewing Co. is in the process of purchasing neighboring Otter Creek/Wolver’s Brewing Co. According to Crouch, Long Trail Brewing Company of Bridgewater Corners, Vermont, is in the process of purchasing the …

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Review: Newport Storm Cyclone Series Luke

Needless to say, I was really excited when a friend who was up visiting from Massachusetts recently brought with him a bottle of Newport Storm (Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.) Luke. ‘Cause, well, that’s me. So maybe, given the beer’s name, I’m a little biased as I write my review. But regardless, this was one damn tasty brew! The bottle describes …

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Beers To Try (And Why) This Thanksgiving

Needless to say, I’m a big advocate of beer rather than wine ’round the Thanksgiving dinner table. And I’ve written about it at Thanksgiving time every year the blog’s been around (last year’s post here). And the fact remains, if you want to wax traditional this holiday, than wine has no place at the Thanksgiving feast. The Pilgrims, after all, …

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The Case Against Sam Adams Cranberry Lambic

This is a guest post by Russ Phillips — one half of TwinBeer.com (the only international beer blog run by identical twins). Check out his blog posts here and follow TwinBeer on Twitter @TwinBeer. If you’d like to contribute a guest post to BlogAboutBeer.com, please feel free to contact me. Cranberry Lambic, two simple words that push the tongue out …

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Why Can’t I Buy an Individual Bottle of Beer in Washington D.C.?

I’m just back from an exhausting five-day whirlwind trip through our Nation’s Capital where unfortunately my beer-buying opportunities were limited. Mostly because many of the craft beer stores I visited all had one major flaw in common: they didn’t sell individual 12 ounce bottles. While most of the stores I visited had very good selections of beer I can’t find …

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Bottle of Beer from the Hindenburg Goes to Auction

The world’s most expensive bottle of beer is heading to the auction block this weekend. And is expected to fetch a winning bid of anywhere from $4,000 to $8,000. A price which makes the cost of the Sam Adams Utopias look like chump change. The bottle is a 62-years-old bottle of Lowenbrau which had been discovered (and signed) by a …

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Highlights From the 2009 Maine Brewers Festival #mebrewfest

Unfortunately friend and Maine Beer Writers’ Guild booth-mate Josh at BrewsAndBooks.com beat me to the summary post — it’s taken me three days to recover — of this year’s Maine Brewers Festivals and he touched on everything I wanted to make a point of saying. I think the biggest single take-away from this year’s festival, though, was what a huge …

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Pictures and Updates from the 2009 Maine Brewers Festival #mebrewfest

We’ve added a Flickr photostream of pictures from the #mebrewfest to www.flickr.com/photos/mebrewfest and you can see lots of fun twitpics from @shipyardbrewing and @seadogbrewing of the Maine Beer Writers Guild and Maine Brewers Guild table. And don’t forget to check out blogaboutbeer.com/mebrewfest for up-to-the-minute Tweets from everyone at the festival. And by all means, if you’re here (or going to …

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Follow Updates from the Maine Brewers Festival

Just a reminder that Josh (from brewsandbooks.com) and I are blogging, Tweeting and streaming live from the 2009 Maine Brewers Festival all day long today. If you’re going to be here, please be sure and stop by and say hi, or have any questions about beer you have answered. If you’re not here or are coming later and still want …

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Pugsley Signature Series Brews Win Silver and are Cellar Aged

Of course it’s always a treat to see local boys doing well, so I was pleased to hear the news this morning that Shipyard’s XXXX IPA (the third installment in the brewery’s four-beer-strong Puglsey Signature Series) recently won a silver medal at the Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival in the “Ale Modern Style 6% and Above” category. According to the …

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Watch the IamaCraftBrewer.com Videos!

I’m really not sure how I missed this one when it first arrived but I discovered these videos yesterday and thought that they were so good, I wanted to make sure no one else missed them either. Apparently the longer version of the first video embedded below served as the introduction to the keynote speech by Greg Koch, CEO of …

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Craft Beer Clothings – Wear a Real Ale Shirt

In the vein of Shoemoney’s famous “Free Shirt Friday“, many thanks are in order for my own free shirt (Tuesday?) from the folks at CraftBeerClothing.com. According to their site, CraftBeerClothing.com was, created to sell clothing just for craft beer enthusiasts. Craft beer is about flavor, color, complexity – it is an art to the thousands of brewers in the world. …

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Recommend Some Beer Stops in The D.C. Metro, Please

Just a quick request for recommendations: I’m going to be traveling through both the Washington D.C. and Baltimore Metro areas (and everywhere in between) next week from Wednesday through Sunday visiting family. I already know of some of the on-premise places I plan to hit — The Brickskeller, Olney Ale House, and Franklin’s in Hyattsville — but it’s been awhile …

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