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Double Knot – Four Peaks Brewing – Beer Review

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Your vote counts!Double Knot from Four Peaks Brewing – Tempe, Arizona Hops hops hops were dancing in my head as I approached this new beer. I haven’t had many beers from Arizona so this was going to be a beer journey without leaving my house. The added bonus was prominently displayed on the label – this was an Imperial IPA. To me an Imperial IPA is like a bourbon barrel aged stout. You’ve taken something great and made it even better. The bottle is screen printed and…

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How to Make a Beer Cellar

In an earlier post, I wrote about beer cellaring and all the wonders that hobby has to offer. If you think that KBS is delicious today you will not believe how much it improves after 3 years. For even more advice read the Art of Cellaring Beer by Rod Jones. Now that the world is downloading and playing with the Sommbeer App, I thought it would be fun to write about how I made my beer cellar. The timing seems right as our app was…

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Hopslam 2017 : Beer Review

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Your vote counts!A review of Hopslam from Bells Brewery I don’t chase down Hopslam, it comes to me. Here in Michigan the annual release of Hopslam is a crazy time where thousands scramble to find this hoppy elixir in select grocery and beer stores.  At times, the pursuit of Hopslam hits a level of hysteria that I am not comfortable with.  No matter, there’s enough attention on the subject that my beer mules always seem to track down a six pack for me. The year,…

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Bad News for Budweiser in Brazil

From CNN.com Brazilians aren’t drinking as much beer as they used to, which is giving the biggest beer brewer in the world — Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) — a major hangover. The Belgian-based company said beer sales dropped nearly 9% in Brazil in the last quarter, which slammed the company’s overall profitability. And remember, this is the same quarter that Brazil hosted the Olympics. The world’s biggest sporting event wasn’t enough to convince residents to drink and celebrate, as the country is mired in its longest…

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The Brewers Association Craft Beer Year in Review 2016

Every year I watch the “Year in Review” segments from various news sources. This year the BA has provided us with a Beer Year in review, that I thought was interesting. Cheers, David   On the 83rd anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, the Brewers Association—the national trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers—takes a look back on the year in beer. The 2016 Craft Beer Year in Review from the Brewers Association can be found in the release below and online. A…

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Brew News – Beer Thieves steal 100 year old beer

These guys should be glad they didn’t steal my beer. Not cool. From the Tacoma, WA News Tribune;  “The owner of a popular Tacoma brewery is hoping that whoever stole six 100-year-old bottles of beer from his truck late Sunday doesn’t try to take a swig. If they do? “It’ll taste like vinegar or putrid water,” said Steve Navarro, co-owner of Pacific Brewing and Malting in downtown Tacoma at 610 Pacific Ave. Unlike scotch or wine, most beers don’t age very well.” Read more here:…

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Pedal Pub Approved for major metropolitan areas

Detroit is the latest large city to receive approval for the newest beer drinking trend – pedal pubs.  A group of friends or complete strangers jumps aboard one of these mobile pubs so they can drink and socialize.  For me, I think it would also be fun to have already worked off a few hundred of the calories I’ve just consumed. Read more here

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List of Top Beer Cities in the U.S.

List of Top Beer Cities in the U.S.   From InfoGroup  “Where do beer or wine drinkers live, and what kind of lifestyles do they lead? In an ongoing series of consumer and business insights, Infogroup ranked top beer and wine cities in the U.S., utilizing Infogroup’s verified business database of more than 15 million records. The study analyzed U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs1) of more than 1 million in population based on their concentration of beer and wine businesses per 10,000 residents. Further, each…

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Worthington’s White Shield – Beer Review

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Your vote counts!WORTHINGTON’S WHITE SHIELD – BEER REVIEW White Shield IPA (5.6% abv.) made by Molson Coors brewery located in Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom. This is the real thing, as near as you can get to drinking an authentic pint of English cask ale short of actually getting on the plane and flying across the pond to England. Worthington White Shield is a bottle conditioned strong beer and can claim to be one of the original India Pale Ales that were first brewed in…

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Beer News – What The Election Results Mean For Beer

What The Election Results Mean For Beer By Matt Sandy  |  November 11, 2016  | Paste Magazine National: Beer makes America great Though the presidential race certainly led to much anxiety-induced tippling, there were a few notable election results related to craft beer. In Oklahoma, SQ 792 will relax ABV caps at convenience and grocery stores, allowing them to sell beer above 3.2% while also allowing wine and liquor stores to have up to two locations and sell non-alcoholic items. Up in Maine, Heather Sanborn,…

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