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Brewer Shaves Beard, Loses Magical Beer Making Powers

It’s been well established that beer geeks and brewers love facial hair, the shaggier and scruffier, the better.  What’s less well known is that, like the biblical strongman Samson, some brewers’ magical powers lie solely in their facial hair. New Holland Brewing Company’s woodmaster Tim Faith is learning this the hard way. Up until recently, […]

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Fake Me Out at the Ballgame: “Craft Beer Night” Sponsored by MillerCoors

It seems there’s something foul going on at baseball stadiums across America, and it has nothing to do with balls. He-he, I said balls! 😀 First there was the “craft beer destination” at Yankee Stadium that was serving Blue Moon, Leinenkugel’s and Crispin Cider, three beverages that aren’t craft beer, at least according to the Brewers […]

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When There is No Substitute for Your Favorite Beer

There’s a moment in the movie Risky Business where Tom Cruise out-drives Guido the Killer Pimp in his daddy’s champagne gold Porsche 928.  After terrorizing the streets and alleyways of his affluent North Shore suburb, he pulls up to his parents house and proclaims to his escort girlfriend (in the douchiest way possible), “Porsche: There […]

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Beer That Won’t Give You a Hangover Isn’t Much of a Beer

Australia is a country of extremes – their alcoholic sports fans bury beer a week before racing events to circumvent the 24-cans-per-day limit, and their spiders are terrifying.  But this story from Time.com reveals a different side of Australian extremism, because the “no hangover” beer they’ve developed Down Under is extremely silly, for exactly 2.3 […]

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Sam Calagione Wishes “Brew Dogs” Great Success

I just had a chat with Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione for a Today.com piece I’m working on.  While the topic wasn’t on the agenda, I just had to ask for his thoughts on Brew Dogs, the new craft beer television show featuring the brew-fueled antics James Watt and Martin Dickie from Scotland’s BrewDog craft […]

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Coffee Versus Beer Infographic Makes Me Want a Coffee Stout

I came across this infographic on The Roaming Pint’s Facebook page and just had to share it here.  It was created by a Japanese coffee fetish website (I mean really, who would be crazy enough to dedicate an entire website to a single beverage?!) called ilovecoffee.jp. It’s full of interesting facts about both coffee and […]

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Flying Dog’s Raging Bitch Gets Its Close-up on “True Blood”

HBO’s True Blood lost me after Season 2, when everyone starting turning into fairies and wood elves and whatnot, but I might just have to start watching again after a very special appearance in last night’s episode.

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Alt-Weekly Ransoms Stodgy Newspaper’s Twitter Handle for Beer

The olds will never figure out Twitter. Case in point, this article posted by the Cleveland Scene, an alt-weekly that squatted on the Twitter handle of that city’s venerable daily newspaper and then sold it back to them for a bounty of beer.

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A-B InBev Denies Packaging Similarities with Flying Dog Beers

I’ve always felt a little spoiled covering the craft beer industry, as most of the people I speak with are down to earth and share their thoughts fairly freely, from brew masters, to CEO’s, to the media folks from the larger breweries.  After reaching out to a large corporate brewery for the first time, I’ve […]

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Great American Beer Festival Sells Out in Under 20 Minutes, Internet Rejoices

If you’re thinking of going to the Great American Beer Festival, you should stop now. All the tickets to the October beer sampling extravaganza sold in in less than 20 minutes, with many people unable to click their way into a pass for the festival.  As you can imagine, these people are thrilled.

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Can “Brew Dogs” thrive where “Brew Masters” failed?

. . If you’re a long-term reader of this blog, you know I have a thing against the blokes from BrewDog, the Scottish craft brewers that pumped out such undrinkable, attention-whoring beers like Tactical Nuclear Penguin, The End of History (featuring roadkill stuffed with bottles), and Royal Virility Performance, a beer brewed with Viagra to celebrate […]

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Choosing the Right Beer to Pair With SyFy’s Original Movie “Sharknado”

. I’ll admit it – my excitement over tonight’s premiere of the the SyFy Channel’s original film Sharknado is probably a little out of proportion with the quality of the film itself.  I don’t know why, but this schlockfest about killer sharks thrown into peoples lives by a hurricane has me absolutely brimming with excitement. […]

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How to Sell a $90 Folding Chair to a Beer Geek

I like to consider myself a pretty savvy online shopper, which is where I purchase most of my bigger ticket items.  I research before I buy, I read online reviews with a grain of salt, and I ferret out the best price I can find from a reputable retailer before I pull the trigger. But […]

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WTF?! Consumer Reports Names Shock Top a “Best Buy” in Craft Beer

There was a time before the Internet put thousands of real-world user reviews at your fingertips that you would have to rely on publications like Consumer Reports to help sort out the bad dishwashers from the good, the most reliable VCRs from the tape eaters, and the sweet rides from the lemons.  Those days are […]

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For the First Time Since Prohibition, Homebrewing is Legal Across America

Today is July 1st, and besides being the first day of a short work week we’re all riding out to get to the fireworks, barbecue and beer, it also marks a significant milestone for homebrewers. Today, a law legalizing homebrewing goes into effect in Mississippi, which was the last bastion of backwards brewing bans.  That […]

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