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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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Wine vs. Beer: Pumpkin Brews Drive a Wine Lover Away from Craft Beer

Michael Gorton Jr. is a funeral director who writes about his “love affair” with wine at his aptly named blog, Undertaking Wine.  Love affair or not, Michael decided to play the field and have a summer romance with craft beer.  Unfortunately, this summer of love came to an abrupt end when he saw something at […]

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There’s No Winning for This Beer Geek on St. Patrick’s Day

I find St. Patrick’s Day increasingly difficult to deal with as I’ve become more and more of a beer geek.  Years ago, I would drink Guinness or Harp, wear green, get hammered and go with the flow.  It was the one day of the year where I could flaunt my surname with pride: G…A…double L-I…G-A-N […]

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The Imperial IPA That Blew Me Away

It’s rare that a beer will catch me off guard these days – I guess it’s part of being a beer geek in the information age.  I usually know a little something about most beers before I try them for the first time, at least the good ones. I guess there’s also a legion of […]

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Geek Check: Do You Care About the Updated Beer Guidelines?

The Brewers Association recently released the 2011 Beer Style Guidelines and it’s making me feel stupid, or at least lazy. You see, I can’t muster up the attention span to actually care.  The fact that American-Style Brett is now an official style doesn’t rock my world, and the significant update to the Belgian-Style Flanders Oud […]

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New Year’s Resolutions of a Beer Geek

Well the New Year is here, and I’m in the mood for change.  Not change for change’s sake, but change for the better.  Here’s how I plan on being a better, more sensible beer nerd in 2011: 

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Getting Our Terminology Straight: Beer Geek v. Beer Nerd

I’ve given this a little bit of thought over the holiday, and realize that we don’t have a clear definition of the differences between a Beer Nerd and a Beer Geek.  Not that this is that important in the course of world events, but it keeps us busy, so what the heck… A few weeks […]

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A Beer Geek’s Letter to Santa

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Evolution of the Beer Geek

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