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From the Cellar

Five Pop Culture Beers: The Good, The Bad and the Blue

Star Trek Vulcan Ale recently began beaming into beer stores across Canada, another sign that the day of the officially licensed craft beer is upon us. There have been a few movie and TV related brews that’ve sprung up over the years; some good, some great, and some pretty darn bad. Here are five that […]

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Dogfish Head Reveals Final Ingredient for Grateful Dead Brew (and it sounds tasty)

Last October, Dogfish Head announced they were taking suggestions for the final ingredient of American Beauty, an Imperial Pale Ale they are brewing as a tribute to the Grateful Dead. They were looking to add something to the brew that reflected the connection between Deadheads and the band.  I made several suggestions over at Today.com, […]

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When an Over-Hyped Beer Totally Under-Delivers

Some of you will cringe when I say this, but hype usually makes things seem better, at least for a little while. Being pumped up about an experience or a product can place a set of rose-colored glasses firmly on your face, which blind you to some of the shortcomings you might experience.  There’s a […]

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Rogue Ales Sues Rogue 24 Restaurant in Washington D.C.

What’s in a name?  Well quite a bit if you’re a business that has spent many years and countless dollars trying to get people to remember it. For instance, if I say Microsoft, you think about how much your computer sucks.  If I say Nike, you think of little slave children making wonderful sporting goods.  […]

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Best Craft Beer State: Does Quantity Equal Quality?

USA Today recently published their list of the “10 “best” craft brew states in America,” and it seems that no complex calculations were involved – they simply listed the states with the most breweries, from greatest to least, and then supplied a few examples of why each state is awesome. Here’s what their list looks […]

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Dales is Dead: Long Live King Jack!

Those of you who have been reading B&WB for a while know that I’m a creature of habit, both in my daily routines, and in what I eat and drink. While I’m constantly exploring the wonderful nooks and crannies of the craft beer universe, there are two beers I have kept in constant supply at […]

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Bud’s New “Bowtie” Can Shows They’re All About Style, Not Substance

How a brewer chooses to seek innovation tells you a lot about what motives them. If you had any question as to where Budweiser’s priorities lie, look no further than their new bowtie-shaped can which will be hitting the shelves early next month. While a brewer like Sly Fox is working to get around the […]

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Heineken “Ignite” Bottle Just Wants to Rave All Night Long

These things happen so fast. Just a few years ago, the Heineken bottle was a happy and innocent little green vessel, one that liked to hang around the house with the grownups and maybe have a play date with its buddy Chip (and sometimes his brother Dip) on a Sunday afternoon. It loved to watch […]

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Sign of the Times: Mariners Fan Catches Foul Ball in DARK Beer

By now, you may have seen the video of a Mariners fan catching a foul ball in his beer and then chugging down it like a gladiator at the Colosseum. If not, I’ve posted the clip below. The beer-baller gets style points for sure. Not only do we see richly tan foam splashing down his […]

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Did the Craft Beer Bubble Burst (in 1997)?

Sometimes I forget that there was life in the craft beer universe before the late 1990’s, when breweries like Stone, Dogfish Head and Russian River crawled out of the primordial wort.  But there was, and after coming across a nice piece at AllAboutBeer.com written by “Beer Curmudgeon” Harry Schuhmacher, I realize that the “craft beer […]

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Attention Runners: Share Your Favorite Post-Marathon Beer for Today.com Article

UPDATE (4/15/13): The story is now posted over at Today.com.  Thanks to everyone who submitted their answers.  It was great to get such a big response, but due to word count limitations, I wasn’t able to fit everyone into the piece, and then it was further cut down when Today asked that a nutritionist chime […]

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What’s The One Brewery You Cannot Live Without? My Choice Surprised Me

I was thinking (naturally) about beer yesterday afternoon, and came up with a question for myself – What’s the one brewery I cannot live without?  After giving it some thought, I was genuinely surprised by the outcome.

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Whatcha Drinking This Weekend?: Lost Khaki’s Edition

Hello from Bahstahn, home of Tawmy Brady and the Paytreeuhts! I’m up here for a conference until Saturday afternoon, and while I didn’t pahk tha cahr in Havaahd Yahd (sorry, I couldn’t resist being ‘that guy’), I did find a pretty nice beer bar near the hotel I’m staying at.  As a guy who doesn’t […]

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Epic Brewing: Elder Brett, How to Get a Wino to Love Beer

Wow!  There are benefits to owning a beer store, and one that I found last Friday was that beer Reps from the various breweries will just show up with beer and want to drink it with you.  That is exactly what happened last Friday when Eric from Epic brewing showed up and wanted to discuss […]

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Nerdy GIF: Opening Sly Fox’s New “Topless” Beer Can

  I made this animated gif for a piece about Sly Fox’s “new” topless beer can that I wrote for Today.com.  The animation wasn’t used on their site, so I figured I post it here to give hard-core beer nerds like you (and me) the chance to see what it looks like when you peel […]

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