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Bell’s vs. Northern Brewer: Here Come the Lawyers

We keep talking about how our beloved craft beer is growing up, and here’s another good example of the industry’s rapid evolution. Bell’s Brewery (one of my favorite brewers) has sent a cease and desist letter to Northern Brewer (my favorite home brew supplier). Bell’s is trying to protect their trademark for Two Hearted Ale […]

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Bell’s Cherry Stout: Deeply Disappointed

You know when you’re just sure that something is gonna be great and then it turns out more awful than you could have imagined?  I’ve experienced this a few times in life.  There was that gorgeous redhead that was great in small doses but just horrible after 10 minutes of conversation.  Then there was the […]

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Noob Brewer: Homebrew Update

Eight weeks ago I brewed my first beer from extract, an oak and bourbon aged porter.  It was an ambitious choice for a first brew, but the brewing was actually the easy part – it’s the waiting that has been difficult.  It had to ferment for six weeks, first alone and then with oak chips […]

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The Beer of the Month Club Strikes Back!

I received a response from Brett Olson of the Beer of the Month Club about my recent Saranac rant.  I went on their site and clicked around and discovered that they’re total beer nerds, so I dropped them a line about my post so they could defend themselves.  Brett sent such a well written response,  I’ve decided to […]

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You Can Always Go Home Again

It had been a while since I stopped by my local beer shop, so I decided to pop in the other day. I used to be a regular at this place until I got a new job and my routine changed a bit. The new gig put a big beer store with a great selection […]

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