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Infographic: Guess the World’s Most Popular Beer (You’re likely WRONG!!)

The fine folks over at Finances Online have pumped out another interesting ...
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Is SAB Miller on the Run from an A-B InBev Takeover?

If there’s one thing “Big Beer” knows how to do, it’s get ...
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Light Beer Makers Fighting Over Whose Can is Most Refreshing as the Whole Ship Sinks

Recent data shows that light beer sales will hit a 10-year low ...
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New Shock Top Video Campaign Calls Out Craft Beers for “Trying Too Hard”

If you needed another clue that craft-beer-pretender Shock Top is the baby ...
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Macro versus Micro – How Beer is made in GIF’s

St. Louis Public Radio has put together an interesting set of animated ...
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Miller Lite Video Beer Review: Something’s Not Quite Right

So this happened.  I have a few cans of Miller Lite laying ...

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Dear Craft Brewers, Enough with the Age Gates

I’m a chameleon, a shape-shifter.  Well at least I am on the Internet.  When someone wants to know a nugget of personal information about me, I’m always changing form.  Why give up usable data about myself when I don’t have to? Country of Residence? Moldova. Phone Number?  It starts with 555… Gender?  Questionable. Sexual Preference? […]

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Craft or Crap?: The Beer That Brad Pitt Tossed to Matthew McConaughey in New Orleans

This past weekend one legendary celebrity stoner (Brad Pitt of Honey Bear bong fame) tossed a beer to another legendary celebrity stoner (Matthew McConaughey of naked bongo playing fame), and the tabloid world was there to breathlessly cover every moment. McConaughey was hanging out on the balcony of Saints quarterback Drew Brees, which just happens […]

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How I got Blacklisted for Mentioning Samuel Adams’ PR Company

Boxes.  So many boxes.  Box upon box full of beer arrive at my house and pile up in the front hall.  They come from brewers around the country who would like me to write about their beer for Today.com or FSR Magazine. I’ve been a little lax in keeping up lately, letting two weeks worth […]

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Drinking and dating: Those seeking a mate lay off the booze

The dating website PlentyOfFish.com just released a new study on singles and drinking, and the findings shed interesting light on how our attitudes towards alcohol change as we get more serious about finding a mate. The study involved 11 million singles between the ages of 21 and 50 who have set up profiles on the […]

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Design Legend Critiques Craft Beer Labels

Milton Glaser is a graphic design legend.  The 84 year-old has been in the business for longer than many of us have been alive, and has been responsible for everything from the now-ubiquitous  “I <3 NY” logo, to the visual identity for the upcoming Season 7 of AMC’s Mad Men.  The gentleman truly knows his […]

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Five Damn Good Reasons to Drink This Weekend

Well Friday is here, and if you’re like most black-livered red-blooded Americans, you’re likely thinking about taking a sip or two of an adult beverage over the weekend.  Here are five things from this week to inspire you to do just that. Google Is Skynet – I just learned about Google’s “Project Tango,”  an Android […]

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Free Beer Makes the Canadians the Most Attractive Athletes at the Olympics

The Olympics are known for national pride, rigorous competition, and lots of athlete-on-athlete sexytime.  After all, these are young people at the peak of their physical prowess surrounded by other world-class competitors – of course they’re going to go for a few belt notches as they go for the gold.  They’re even using the dating […]

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Beer Poll: Is Serving Beer at Movie Theaters a Good Thing or a Bad Idea?

Beer being served at movie theaters isn’t exactly a new thing.  AMC has had their Dine-In Theatres (complete with waitstaff that deliver beer or wine to your seat) for a while now, and most metro areas have one or two independent movie houses that offer a selection of tasty craft beers to enjoy while watching […]

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Canadian Beer Hockey in Action

About a month ago, I wrote a piece for TODAY.com about “Alcohockey,” a combination of beer pong and air hockey created by two bored Canadian university students. The idea is simple – take an old air hockey table, cut six cup-sized holes in front of each goal, place red Solo cups into said holes, and […]

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B&WB Exclusive: Jim Koch and Tony Magee Respond to the Rebel IPA Conflict

There’s a disturbance in the happy force that envelops the craft beer world, one that should have beer geeks thinking about the future of this little industry we love. Last month, Tony Magee took to twitter, claiming that Samuel Adams, who recently developed a West Coast India Pale Ale called Rebel IPA, were targeting the […]

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Denver We Have a Problem – Your Quarterback Wants a Bud Light

I had the NFL Network’s Denver-San Diego postgame coverage on last night for background noise as I was putting the finishing touches on a homemade sausage, onion and red pepper pizza (because I’m a Renaissance man!). Peyton Manning was at the podium answering questions, when the press corps suddenly erupted with laughter.  I find Peyton […]

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Whatcha Drinking This Weekend?: Broken Resolutions Edition

Well that didn’t’ take long.  I recently resolved to abstain from drinking alcohol for the month of January, but that pledge was recently undone by a good idea for a Today.com article. You may have heard about the accusations hurled by Lagunitas founder Tony Magee at Samuel Adams, saying that the country’s largest craft brewer […]

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Forget the Bubble, the Craft Beer Famine is Here!

WASHINGTON STATE HAS RUN OUT OF HOPS!!!! EVERYBODY PANIC!!!11!!!!!1!!! Okay, so maybe it’s not THAT bad, but a harsh economic reality has set in on the craft beer world, and it’s not the popping of the mythical sales “bubble” – it simple supply and demand. In this case, the supply of aroma hops from Washington […]

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Getting Suckered into No-Drink January

I’m a lemming, a sheep.  Forty plus years, and I’m still as impressionable as that ten-year old kid who loved to ride his red Baja bike around the town square of Fairfield, Iowa.  I, for lack of a better term, am a weak-minded dimwit. Why?  Because I’ve chosen not to drink this month after reading […]

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Small Brewer Hilariously Tells Starbucks to “F-Off” Over use of “F-Word”

Sometimes you can’t do your job without looking like a corporate tool.  That’s what Anessa Owen Kramer, a trademark lawyer for Starbucks, recently discovered when she sent a cease and desist letter to Jeff Britton, owner of the Exit 6 Pub and Brewery in Cottleville, Missouri. 

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