Monthly Archives: March 2010

Friend Me on Foursquare and How it Could be Used in the Beer World

This post is (mostly) unrelated to beer, except that I’ll “check in” at beer-related venues and beer-related events as much as possible. That and I like to build a community among the BlogAboutBeer.com readers as much as possible, too. Therefore, I signed up for foursquare.com a few days ago and added their BlackBerry application so that I can “check in” …

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Beer-Themed LOLCats – Racecar Cat

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a dozen times – I’m a sucker for a good LOLCat. Especially ones involving beer (even more when it’s a beer I enjoy, like Long Hammer). Therefore, as always, I couldn’t resist this one which popped up in my RSS Reader this afternoon. Enjoy:

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Registration for the 2010 Trails to Ale Begins Tomorrow

Registration for the 2010 Trails To Ale 10k road race along the oceanfront here in beautiful Portland, Maine opens tomorrow, Saturday March 27th. The Portland Trails race, which is set to take place on Sunday, September 19, 2010, is a full 10k road race along the Eastern Prom trail and around Back Bay, ending at the Portland Company on outer …

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A Different Kind of Homebrewing: Fermenting My Own Kombucha

As any long-time BlogAboutBeer.com reader knows, I’ve been dabbling in homebrewing beer for years. I still stick to extract brewing (for lack of equipment, space, time, attention span, etc.) but I brew pretty regularly and like to think I’ve gotten pretty good at it. Therefore I’m personally surprised it took as long as it did for me to try my …

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Happy St Patrick’s Day 2010

Just wanted to wish everyone a safe, joyous and beer-filled St. Patrick’s Day. Irish or not, it’s a great day to celebrate and shake the winter doldrums and cabin fever, especially on a nearly 60 degree sunny day in Maine in mid-March when it feels like Spring finally can’t be that far off. To put you in the mood, I’ll …

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Equity Bill Passes, Iowans Can Have High ABV Beers

A bill which had been stuck in the Iowa state legislature for quite some time finally passed late last week and was signed into law by Iowa governor Chet Culver. The bill finally allows for beer with an ABV (Alcohol By Volume) percentage of up to 15% to be both brewed and sold in the state of Iowa. According to …

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Beer Trading Getting Attention Across the Interwebs

The concept of trading hard-to-find beers among fans has been around for a long time and chances are that if you’re a self-proclaimed “beer geek” you’ve either traded beer yourself or have friends who do. I first wrote about (well to be fair, Josh @ brewsandbooks.com wrote a guest post and I published it) the phenomenon in October of last …

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Tickets for the 2010 American Craft Beer Festival On Sale Now

Tickets went on sale yesterday for the 3rd annual American Craft Beer Festival. Sponsored by BeerAdvocate and Harpoon Brewery, the American Craft Beer Fest features over 325 craft beers from over 80 American brewers. The festival is held at the Seaport World Trader Center on the waterfront in Boston, Massachusetts. The ACBF is the largest annual craft beer festival on …

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Beer Inspired Cocktails at Maine Bartenders Bash

Thanks to a ticket hookup from my friend Ally over at WhereMaineEats.com (under construction), I was able to attend the Maine Bartenders Bash this past Monday night (a helluva way to end a day which began with a 4am trip to Kate Day…). I’m not usually one for vodka but I must admit that nearly all of the cocktails served …

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Reports From Portsmouth Brewery Kate The Great Day 2010

I’m just back from a successful, if not wet and chilly, Kate The Great Day at the Portsmouth Brewery in beautiful Portsmouth, New Hampshire. And what a wild & crazy morning it was. Josh Christie (of BrewsAndBooks.com fame), a few mutual cohorts and I piled into the car this morning around 3:50am and departed from Portland en route to Portsmouth …

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