Monthly Archives: January 2010

2010 Vignola Beer & Cheese Festival Reviewed

Last weekend marked the fourth annual Beer & Cheese party at Vignola restaurant here in Portland’s Old Port. As I mentioned before, this has quickly become one of my favorite annual Maine beer events. You can literally pig out on some of the best cheeses and beers in the world until you feel like you’re going to burst — in …

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BlogAboutBeer.com on CNBC

Just a quick note that a quote from yours truly was featured in a story on CNBC.com yesterday about the addition of beer to the menus of Burger King restaurants in Southern Florida and a Starbucks on 15th Avenue in Seattle. Burger King says its decision to serve beer came from customer feedback. They’re specifically targeting touristy areas like Orlando …

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A Homebrewer’s Rambles

This is a guest post from my friend Jake. Jake is an aspiring home brewer that loves beer, sports, and the state of Maine. Born and raised here in Maine and now living in the suburbs of Portland, he brews his own beers and loves to try any new brew. He is co-editor of incessantrambling.com along with fellow BlogAboutBeer.com guest …

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Maxim Magazine’s 25 Best “New” Beers

The February issue of Maxim Magazine hit the shelves late last week and for once included an article worth reading which wasn’t about hot girls. It was however about beer. The four-page spread was a run down of what Maxim decided are the 25 Best New Beers in America. No real explanation of what “new” means, since some of the …

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2010 Mother of All Beer Blogging Contests Update

First I want to apologize – the last few days have been MUCH busier than I expected and I have yet to have enough free time to compile all of the entries into the 2010 Mother of All Beer Blogging Contests and draw the winners (which was supposed to happen Thursday evening). I do however expect I’ll have enough time …

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Beer Book Review: The Naked Pint

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The following is a guest post written by Dave, a craft beer drinker and occasional craft beer writer at sevenpack.net. If you would like to write a guest post for BlogAboutBeer.com, please give me a shout. When I think “beer book” I envision an oversized book found on one’s coffee (or beer) table, filled with glossy pages of beer bottles …

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Beer’s Key Ingredient in the Fight Against Cancer

I always had a sneaking suspicion that drinking moderate amounts of beer was good for me. Turns out I’m right. The presence of the antioxidant Xanthohumol in the oils of hop leaves has been known for awhile (I first wrote about it in December of 2007), but this week even more reports and studies on Xanthohumol and its cancer-fighting agents …

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Chinese Frozen Beer Sculptures

This video was shared with me this afternoon (thanks Wren) and I had to share it with you. Apparently it was shot somewhere in China this most recent December on a chilly, -34 degree (Fahrenheit?) day using Harbin Beer (a subsidiary of, you guessed it, Anheuser-Busch). It’s pretty neat to watch, despite the awkward use of Sum41, and the outcome …

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Throw a Beer Party to Beat the Winter Doldrums

I’m not talking about a raging kegger, I’m talking about a clever, themed “Better Beer Party”. There are plenty of options for themes: beer and cheese pairings, beer and chocolate pairings, traditional beer tastings (especially fun if you have friends who aren’t yet converts, so you can really teach them about beer) or you can get extra creative like Josh …

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The 2010 Vignola Beer & Cheese Dinner is Coming Right Up!

Happy New Year one and all. With each new year, comes January. And with each January comes what has, in recent years, become one of my single most-favorite, most-undiscovered Better Beer events in the state of Maine. I am referring, of course, to The Belgian Beer & Cheese festival at Vignola restaurant in downtown Portland. The 4th annual Vignola Beer …

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