Recent Beer Blog Posts

Matching Beer & Food

Garrett Oliver, the award-winning brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery and author of The Brewmaster’s Table has recently challenged a number of chefs to pair-offs. They chose the courses and wines; Oliver chose the beer. He insists he has gotten most of the chefs to admit that beer prevailed. Still skeptical that beer can be paired with dinner just as easily as …

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National Toast for Michael Jackon

As previously reported, September 30th will see a National Toast to remember famed beer writer Michael Jackson, who passed away recently. Proceeds will benefit the National Parkinson Foundation. For more information, visit www.beerhunter.com

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Three Cheers for Mayflower Day

This Sunday, September 16th is Mayflower Day. A little-known holiday marking the anniversary of the departure of the Mayflower from England in 1620. For more than two months the Mayflower never took to land – the crew endured storms, illness and starvation on the high seas; that is, of course, until they ran out of beer. Back then beer was …

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The Pint Lives On

Since 1995 European laws have stated that goods sold in the EU must indicate weights and measurements metrically. according to cnn.com, Polls showed the vast majority of Britons, aided by populist newspaper campaigns, wanted to keep their traditional measures as the EU insisted that imperial measures would be finally be banished from the UK in 2009. But today marked a …

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How to Enjoy Oktoberfest Like a Local

Karin Wolfe of The Associated Press explained to cnn.com/travel today just how to “enjoy Oktoberfest like a local” …Without being labeled a Saupreusse (for genteel readers, a dumb tourist) Click here to read the rest of Ms. Wolfe’s worldly advice.  Oktoberfest runs from September 22 to October 7 in Munich It began in the early 1800s to honor Bavaria and its royal …

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