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Tag Archives: 2011

Sam Adams Homebrew Contest Shows “Big” Doesn’t Have to Equal “Evil”

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the Boston Beer Company does an excellent job of providing a road map for up-and-coming craft breweries.  They got started brewing craft beer for the masses more than a decade earlier than the big names that caught the brewing bug in the late 90’s, and they’ve […]

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5 Rules for New Year’s Beer

With New Years Eve rapidly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about which beer you’ll pop open when the clock strikes midnight.  Some traditionalists might say that New Year’s is a champagne-only holiday, but I left the bubbly behind years ago and celebrate the start of a new year with a good beer.  But it […]

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Video: Dark Lord Day Empties – I Wish I Was There!

. . I found the above video over at the Beer section of Reddit.  It shows a looooong line of empty craft beer bottles that were consumed during the Dark Lord Day festivities.  It’s like a junkyard filled with exotic cars, each more tantalizing than the last. I think I need to go to this […]

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Sexy Data: The Top 5 Fastest Growing Styles of Craft Beer

I love reading Paul Gatza’s blog posts over at the Brewer’s Association, mostly because I’m a bit of a numbers nerd when it comes to craft beer and he’s always sharing stats.  I love following the “story” of what’s happening in the rapidly evolving world of good beer.  It’s like my favorite soap opera. The […]

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Dark Lord Day 2011 Golden Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow

Dark Lord Day has become a bit of a circus since the first batch of this hard to get Imperial Stout was brewed in 2002.  Over the years the crowds have swelled, the hype has grown and, quite frankly, all you drunken bastards have become a burden on the poor brewers at Three Floyds.  They […]

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