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Is beer still the most democratic drink?

MONDAY BEER LINKS, MUSING 11.17.14 Which side are you on? More from the “Let There Be Beer” campaign, in which Ed Wray writes “There seems to be clear division between whether we should be promoting beer as a premium product or beer for mass consumption.” And, “So beer geeks, the line has been drawn: Which […]

Blast from the past: ‘Macros or micros?’

Paste Magazine has a rather comprehensive post today which is pretty much what the headline says: “A Not-So Nefarious History of Craft and Crafty Beer.” I don’t need much of an excuse to dig into the personal archives. So here’s something I wrote for All About Beer in 1997, as is, without the benefit of […]

Sierra Nevada Maillard’s Odyssey

The post, Sierra Nevada Maillard’s Odyssey, first appeared on The Barley Blog. Maillard’s Odyssey is the last of the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across American variety pack. This 8.5% ABV brew sort of fits into the imperial porter category, but also the American strong ale genre. Show More Summary

British parliament votes out pub ‘tie’

Members of Parliament have voted to allow British pub tenants to buy beer from any supplier they want, effectively ending the “beer tie” that has required landlords to buy beer from the companies that own their pubs. The MPs voted 284-269 against the government and for a clause in the Small Business Bill that allows […]

Massachusetts ‘pay-to-play’ probe steps up

The Boston Globe reports Massachusetts regulators have issued subpoenas — indicating the investigation into charges of “pay-to-play” that came to light last month is getting serious — to “breweries, beer distributors, and retailers for records to determine whether they are paying for, or demanding payments for, access to bar taps in pubs and restaurants and […]

Tin Cannon Brewing Co. Opens on November 28, 2014

The post, Tin Cannon Brewing Co. Opens on November 28, 2014, first appeared on The Barley Blog. Press Release Tin Cannon Brewing Co. (TCBC) started with two experienced craft beer home brewers, John Hilkert and Aaron Ludwig, who decided to turn pro. Show More Summary

Flying Dog Oatmeal Raisin Stout with Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The post, Flying Dog Oatmeal Raisin Stout with Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, first appeared on The Barley Blog. The last pairing that arrived from Flying Dog Brewing is a combination that essentially pits similar entities from two worlds — brewing and baking — against one another. Show More Summary

Sierra Nevada Wild Hop IPA is First to Use Neomexicanus Hops

The post, Sierra Nevada Wild Hop IPA is First to Use Neomexicanus Hops, first appeared on The Barley Blog. Press Release Chico, CA—November 17, 2014—For the finale of its five-bottle 2014 Harvest series, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is showcasing the wild Neomexicanus hop for the first time on a national stage. Show More Summary

Flying Dog Roasted Peanut Brown Ale with Chocolate Chip Cookies

The post, Flying Dog Roasted Peanut Brown Ale with Chocolate Chip Cookies, first appeared on The Barley Blog. When I first received the promotional package of Flying Dog beers and Otterbein’s cookies, I figured the combination of the Roasted Peanut Brown Ale and chocolate chip cookies would win the flavor pairings. Show More Summary

Victory Brewing Collaborates with Earth-Bread + Brewery to Create Original Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale

The post, Victory Brewing Collaborates with Earth-Bread + Brewery to Create Original Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale, first appeared on The Barley Blog. Press Release DOWNINGTOWN, PA, November 12, 2014- Victory Brewing Company (Victory) has teamed up with Earth-Bread + Brewery to create Earth & Flame, a limited edition bourbon barrel aged Scotch ale. Show More Summary

Flying Dog Oak Aged Hazelnut Scotch Ale and Ginger Cookies Pairing

The post, Flying Dog Oak Aged Hazelnut Scotch Ale and Ginger Cookies Pairing, first appeared on The Barley Blog. When I first received an awesome beer and cookies package from Flying Dog last week, I knew right away which combinations I thought were going to work well and which were going to, well, not do that. Show More Summary

239 Years Ago There Was This Tavern And These...

"Settling the Affairs of the Nation"... that is what it's called. After yesterday's 1919 barroom scene from New York City, I was looking for an earlier characteristic tavern scene. Sadly, photography did not exist in 1775 so this print will have to do. Show More Summary

Ninety-five Years Ago There Was This Bar And These...

This image flashed by my eye this afternoon. It's apparently a bar in New York the night before Prohibition comes into effect in 1919. A little less highbrow perhaps than this one. What I find really interesting is how there is so much going on that is really different from what bars are like now. Show More Summary

Beer Math: "Micro>Macro>Craft, That Works"

I am watching and commenting on an interesting Facebook thread started by Maureen Ogle this weekend that was triggered by the article "A Not-So Nefarious History of Craft and Crafty Beer" by Daniel Hartis. It also triggered some thoughts from me which I am pasting here as both a place holder and to see if I can build on them. Show More Summary

San Diego County Set to Welcome 31 New Craft Beer Companies & Microbreweries

It’s not a secret that the San Diego area is a mecca for craft beer aficionados. In fact, San Diego County has even been referre… The post San Diego County Set to Welcome 31 New Craft Beer Companies & Microbreweries appeared first on thefullpint.com.

Santa Fe Brewing Begins Distribution in Utah

Santa Fe, NM – The Santa Fe Brewing Company is excited to announce that it will open distribution to their tenth State in mid No… The post Santa Fe Brewing Begins Distribution in Utah appeared first on thefullpint.com.

Jester King Estival Dichotomous Release Details

(Austin,TX) – We are excited to introduce Jester King Estival Dichotomous — our summer saison brewed with chamomile and s… The post Jester King Estival Dichotomous Release Details appeared first on thefullpint.com.

Dry Dock Brewing – Double Vanilla Porter & Double Coffee Porter Release

AURORA, CO — Meet the next two beers in Dry Dock’s Signature Series, the Double Vanilla Porter and the Double Coffee Porter. The… The post Dry Dock Brewing – Double Vanilla Porter & Double Coffee Porter Release appeared first on thefullpint.com.

Bridgeport Brewing Brings Home Gold From European Beer Star Awards

Research Brewery and Pilot Plant Manager for the OSU Food Science Department, Jeff Clawson (left center) accepts the award alongs… The post Bridgeport Brewing Brings Home Gold From European Beer Star Awards appeared first on thefullpint.com.

Have Modern Times, Belching Beaver and Southern Charred Shipped to Your Door

We have three very special Southern California treats to offer you today, from our partners at InsideTheCellar.com. Try the new, d… The post Have Modern Times, Belching Beaver and Southern Charred Shipped to Your Door appeared first on thefullpint.com.

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