Monthly Archives: December 2009

Happy New Year 2010 Everyone!

Wanted to wish everyone a happy, safe, fun and beer-filled New Year’s eve this evening (and New Year’s Day recovery tomorrow). I hope you are able to spend this holiday with friends, family and those you love. It may be a good day to think about pulling that special bottle you’ve been waiting on out of the cellar; it’s time. …

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Allagash And Their Koelschip in The Atlantic Monthly

It’s always fun to see examples of craft beer-related stories popping up in less-than-traditional mainstream media outlets. The most recent example of this was a story which appeared this month in The Atlantic Monthly of all places (or at least their website; I’m not sure if it made the print edition of the magazine or not) on Maine’s favorite boundaries-pushing …

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A Full Beer Stocking This Year

Now that the long Christmas weekend is behind us, it’s time to report on the beer-related bounty I obtained, as I do every year. This was a fun year and I got some great and unique beer-related fun. My girlfriend’s parents got me a new bottle tree and pressure-powered bottle rinser. Any homebrewer who still bottles and knows the woes …

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Merry Christmas from BlogAboutBeer.com

Just stopping by amidst a few much-needed days (mostly) away from the computer to wish any and all a very Merry Christmas. Whatever this holiday means to you, I hope it is a joyous couple of days during which you are able to put aside life’s many stresses and enjoy the company of loved ones and the joy of some …

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Is Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Suddenly Too Tame?

There’s a great piece over at Chow.com entitled “The Beer with the Green Label” (and no, not ‘green’ as environmentally-friendly, although they do plenty of that too) which describes the sort of fall from grace that Sierra Nevada Pale Ale has seen among beer aficionados across the country and how the brewery has been dealing with the backlash. It’s an …

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Carol of the Beers

I was sent the following YouTube video from its creator earlier this evening and had to share it. Not only is it full of Yuletide cheer, but it’s a great use for bottles of otherwise terrible beer! Have a listen and happy holidays!

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Whole New Look, Same Great Blog

Hi All – You’ll notice a whole bunch of new changes to BlogAboutBeer.com today if you visit it from the web (rather than your RSS reader). While it’s not the handmade theme I mentioned a few days ago (unfortunately, due to an extreme lack of free time, that project will have to be put on the back burner for the …

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Beer Review: Anchor Our Special Ale Christmas 2009

T’is the season for holiday ales. And a fantastic season it is. One of my favorite annual holiday beer traditions is the “Our Special Ale” which is produced annually from the folks at Anchor Brewing Co. in San Fransisco. Amazingly, they’ve been brewing their Christmas Ale every year since 1975 and every year the recipe for this beer is completely …

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Flying Dog Brewery Celebrates 20th Birthday with Raging Bitch

Flying Dog Ales has announced the beer they will introduce next month to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The beer, named Raging Bitch (yep, you read that right) is an Belgian-style IPA and, as usual for Flying Dog, features the fantastic artwork of Gonzo artist Ralph Steadman. According to the press release, The beer itself, an American IPA fermented with Belgian …

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iReport Video Profile of Seven Brides Brewing Co.

First off, I want to apologize for the lack of posts over the last 4 or 5 days. I promise I haven’t gone anywhere, I’m just working on a new WordPress theme for the blog — one which I am attempting to hand-design and hand-code all by myself, teaching myself as I go, so it’s been a bit of a… …

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Video Game Review: Beer Tycoon

I had the opportunity to play the video game Beer Tycoon this morning and am here to report that it’s a very good time and definitely could be added to the top holiday gifts for beer lovers post I wrote a few days ago. Beer Tycoon, which was released in the US in 2007 as another installment in the now …

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My Journey to the Chalice Room at Novare Res

Editors Note: This is a guest post by Matt ‘Hokie’ Hokanson, co-editor of Incessant Rambling.  As an avid beer drinker and occasional home brewer, he’s very happy to be contributing to this beer blog.  Feel free to follow him on Twitter, @mhokie or send him an e-mail. If you would like to contribute a story or article to BlogAboutBeer.com, please …

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