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Sierra Nevada Chico King

The post, Sierra Nevada Chico King, first appeared on The Barley Blog. Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp 12 pack isn’t just any other cobbled together package of beer — it’s not just a bunch of seasonal brews tossed into a cardboard box. The...Show More Summary

Session #90 roundup: Gloves come off (again)

It took Jake Scholan more than a while to get around to posting the roundup for The Session #90: Beer Flight Club, and he explains why. When I pointed to the original announcement I suggested that the premise was that the gloves would come off. They did once again for the roundup. There is a […]

Green Man Brewing IPA

The post, Green Man Brewing IPA, first appeared on The Barley Blog. This bottle of Green Man’s IPA was the last of a batch of brews that I brought home from the Outer Banks this past Summer. At 6.2% ABV and 63 IBU, it’s a solid English-style IPA, if a bit on the shy side. Show More Summary

Q&A: Sean Lewis, ‘We Make Beer’

There has been discussion of late about the need to find different ways to write about beer. I could be wrong — happens all the time — but it suspect it will be interesting to compare “We Make Beer: Inside the Spirit and Artistry of America’s Craft Brewers” and “The Brewer’s Tale: A History of […]

Stone Brewing Co. Debuts Smoked Porter w/Chocolate & Orange Peel

The post, Stone Brewing Co. Debuts Smoked Porter w/Chocolate & Orange Peel, first appeared on The Barley Blog. Press Release ESCONDIDO, CA (Oct. 20, 2014) – In time for fall, Stone Brewing Co. is introducing a new, citrus-rich chocolaty iteration of the classic year-round Stone Smoked Porter. Show More Summary

What Use Is Beer When Facing Truly Horrible Things?

It's a bit hard this Thursday to think of something I'd like to write about given the events of yesterday in Ottawa, just up the Rideau Canal from my home town here in Kingston, Ontario. Beer is fairly unimportant at any time. It is really unimportant at times like this. Show More Summary

Because we still don’t need ‘Over Analysis Syndrome’

Matt Van Wyk’s post about “Over Analysis Syndrome” almost nine years ago when he was still brewing at Flossmoor Station in Illinois remains just as true this morning. My brain might be wired funny, but I thought of it when reading what Michael Baumann wrote at Grantland. Just when the sport has been studied and […]

Victory Brewing Moving Parts 02

The post, Victory Brewing Moving Parts 02, first appeared on The Barley Blog. Back in July of this year, Victory Brewing released the debut offering in their Moving Parts series of beers. The first round of Moving Parts (Batch 01) used a variety of American, English and Czech hops to create a well rounded and universally flavored IPA. Show More Summary

"There’s No Such Thing As An Evil Milkshake"

Jordan knocks one out of the park in his column for Canada's Sun newspaper chain by cutting to the chase about the "meaning" of craft beer. Forget about it: Let me suggest something to you: “Craft beer” has served its purpose as an idea and we need to move past it. Show More Summary

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: October 23 - October 31

Let's close out this month with an eight-day calendar of rollicking beer events around the greater Philadelphia region. When you plan for beer events, don't forget They continue...

Sweetwater Brewing Hop Hash Double IPA

The post, Sweetwater Brewing Hop Hash Double IPA, first appeared on The Barley Blog. When Sweetwater Brewing first announced Hop Hash to their year-round offering, I was curious if this was jus their Johnny Hash repurposed. They assured me that it’s not and based on what I experienced sampling this latest release, I can fully agree. Show More Summary

How I Feel Now That I Have Nickelbrook's Wet Hop Ale

That's a new photo for me. It is from Halifax's Victory in Europe Day parade in 1945 apparently before it became the VE Day Riot. Click for more of the photo. I have mentioned the Halifax riot of 1945 somewhere around here but can't find the link. Show More Summary

Beer News You Can Use, 10/17/2014

Another summertime casualty of my crushing book research workload was the weekly news update that I put in front of you each week. They tended to be the second most popular item here at The Brew...

Deschutes Brewery Introduces Its Beer to the Greater Washington DC Area

The post, Deschutes Brewery Introduces Its Beer to the Greater Washington DC Area, first appeared on The Barley Blog. Press Release October 16, 2014 ? Bend, Oregon ? Deschutes Brewery announced today that its craft beers will be available in Washington D.C. Show More Summary

If Everyone Else Is A Beer Expert - Why Not Me?

I have been seeing the term "beer expert" recently, mainly in the non-nerderatti press aimed at the general population. Like this: IGA is proud to be working with beer expert Philippe Wouters to assist their customers in discovering a variety of flavours. Show More Summary

Seven Brides Brewing: A Tour in Silverton, Oregon

It is difficult to explain the feeling I get when I visit a new brewery. Overall, I feel as though the experience is ineffable; words just can’t provide enough imagery to truly capture the experience, thus failing miserably in accurately conveying to the readers the scope of awesomeness that has taken place. Show More Summary

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: October 16 - October 22

Need a few dozen beer events in your life to choose from in the next seven days? Your bar and brewery friends around Philly aim to please. Enjoy! When you plan for beer events, don't forget...

Mother Earth Brewing Dark Cloud

The post, Mother Earth Brewing Dark Cloud, first appeared on The Barley Blog. Dark Cloud from Mother Earth Brewing is a 5.1% ABV dunkel that I picked up on a Summer trip to the Outer Banks with family. At the time I took these notes back in July, I picked this brew up as a change of pace. Show More Summary

Hops & Grain Brewery Debuts PorterCulture

The post, Hops & Grain Brewery Debuts PorterCulture, first appeared on The Barley Blog. Press Release (Austin, Texas) – Austin-based Hops & Grain Brewery is adding a fifth can to its permanent lineup, a Baltic style porter aptly named...Show More Summary

Upslope Brewing 6th Anniversary Party – November 8, 2014

Another year down and another excuse to party – help us celebrate six years of Upslope beers on Saturday, November 8th (2… The post Upslope Brewing 6th Anniversary Party – November 8, 2014 appeared first on

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