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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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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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Pumpkin, Fest or Harvest Beers: Which is Your Favorite Taste of Fall?

I think fall is the best season for craft beers – we get spicy pumpkin brews, hopped up harvest ales and crisp Oktoberfest beers, each a different and delicious celebration of autumnal tradition. If you had to pick between these three, which would you peg as your favorite taste of the season? 

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SURVEY: Do You Toast with Champagne, Craft Beer or Booze for These Occasions?

This week’s article over at TODAY is about people replacing champagne with a finely crafted beer, which I think is an awesome trend. One interesting piece of data provided to me by Sam Adams is that if given the choice, 60 percent of men prefer to toast a special occasion with beer rather than champagne. […]

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What Happens When Normal People Vote in a Craft Beer Poll

It turns out that American beer geeks see the world quite differently than the other 90% of beer drinkers.   A series of events unfolded over the past few days that demonstrated this point to me quite clearly. Let’s start at the beginning. Last Thursday morning I posted an Olympic-themed poll here on B&WB, featuring […]

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VOTE!: Which Olympic Countries Brew Great Beer?

With the Olympics underway, we get to see countries around the world compete to determine who is the best of the best at riveting feats of skill and prowess like gymnastics, swimming and…uhhh…table tennis.  Seriously, they made table tennis an Olympic sport?  What’s next, Bocce? Anyway, as with many important international events, I quickly get […]

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POLL: How Do You Take Your Morning Coffee?

Before I was a beer geek, I liked my morning coffee with milk and a couple of packets of Equal – a sweet pick-me-up to start the day.  But then two things happened; I started working on the Starbucks Coffee account at work, and I started getting into IPA’s.  Both taught me to appreciate bitterness […]

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POLL: What’s the Most Important Ingredient in Beer?

Over on my TODAY post…uh…today, I review a quartet of gluten-free beers, which are brewed without the traditional grains (no barley, no wheat, no oats allowed).  As a result, they are mostly poor substitutes for “real” beers brewed with gluten-rich grains.  It’s basically no grains, no good. That got me to thinking – what’s the […]

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Poll: Does Quality Trump Ownership When it Comes to the Beers You’ll Buy?

Okay, so this might look like an SAT question, but it’s actually pretty simple, and it’s about beer (BONUS: and bacon!). Stay with me here. I’ve been thinking about how the quality of a craft beer and who owns the brewery that made it affect my purchase-making decisions.  It’s easy for me to say “no” […]

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Devastated by Alcoholism, Indian Tribe Sues Big Brewers for $500 Million

Whiteclay, Nebraska has a population of 12 people, yet each day four local shops manage to sell more than 13,000 cans of beer. So where’s it all going?  According to a federal suit filed by the Oglala Sioux tribe, it’s being smuggled onto the Pine Ridge Reservation just over the border in South Dakota. Reuters […]

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Beer Geek Poll: How Many Beers Do You Have at Home?

I’ll be honest – I have beers in my house that I don’t even know about.  My brother sends me stuff, people give me samples, and I buy beers impulsively, not wanting to miss my chance to get my hands on something that might not be there next time. These days Dale’s Pale Ale is […]

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Free Beer at Work, but With a Catch (with Poll)

This video gives an overview of how Yelp’s iPad-powered kegerator works – it’s actually pretty cool if you can look past the Big Brother part. One has to look no further than Yelp’s San Francisco offices to see that we have officially become slaves to technology.  You see, there they have a kegerator full of […]

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Super Bowl Beer Poll: Green Bay vs. Pittsburgh

There are lots of predictions flying around this week about which team will win the Super Bowl based upon statistics, match ups and even the whims of a monkey made of coconuts. But in these parts, it’s all about the beer, so let’s see how these competitors stack up based upon their locally-available brews.

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Poll Results: Top 5 Beer Styles Purchased by Beer Geeks

Here are the results of last week’s poll, which asked you to share what three styles of beer you buy most often.  After hundreds of votes and dozens of comments here and other places around the Internet, things have cooled off enough for us to draw some conclusions. This whole thing was kicked off when […]

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Craft Beer Poll: What Styles Do Hardcore Beer Geeks Buy?

We recently shared some craft beer buying data from the folks over at Brewers Association that showed the most popular styles of craft beer sold in drug, grocery and convenience store in 2010 were as follows: Top 5 Craft Styles and Segment Share: 1. Seasonal 18.1 2. Pale Ale 15.3 3. India Pale Ale 10.4 […]

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