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Sam Calagione Wishes “Brew Dogs” Great Success

I just had a chat with Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione for a Today.com piece I’m working on.  While the topic wasn’t on the agenda, I just had to ask for his thoughts on Brew Dogs, the new craft beer television show featuring the brew-fueled antics James Watt and Martin Dickie from Scotland’s BrewDog craft […]

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Brewers Association Calls Out Counterfeit Craft Beers

Things just got real.  As a beer geek with a little bit of a voice on the Internet, I’ve tried to educate people about the difference between real craft beers and the lookalikes that Big Beer pump out in an attempt to capitalize on the craft beer craze. Most recently, it was a review of […]

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Big Bee…Er..I Mean Old Dominion Brewing Chimes In

Wednesday I put together an article warning about Big Beer’s influence on craft beer.  In this particular example I used Old Dominion’s Oak Barrel Stout as a beer that may have been influenced by the Big Beer bean counters.  Turns out all that speculation, was just that…speculation.  Yesterday I received a very nicely worded letter […]

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Big Beer Is Working Their Dark Magic…And I Didn’t Even Know It.

Yesterday I posted an article about ungettables I shared with some friends that were sent to me from Old Dominion Brewing.  In particular I liked the Oak Barrel Stout, but was confused as to why they used oak chips, but it was called oak barrel in the title.  Well yesterday I got my answer in […]

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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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MillerCoors Actively Buying Their Way Into Craft Beer World

Mike Esterl of the The Wall Street Journal recently posted an interview with MillerCoors Chief Executive Tom Long where they touched upon many subjects, including a new aluminum can Miller Lite will be launching this spring that has two openings; one for drinking and one that allows air into the can so the beer flows […]

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Guess Which Brewer is Getting Their Own “Reality Show”?

Not long ago, Sam Calagione’s show Brew Masters was cancelled by the Discovery Channel (or as Sam says, it wasn’t renewed).  The plot soon thickened when iconoclastic chef Anthony Bourdain tweeted that Brew Masters was killed by “Big Beer” who threatened to pull their ads off of Discovery and its sister networks if the show […]

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Exclusive Interview with Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione, Part I: Whiskey Plans, Buyout Offers from the Big Boys and the Struggle to Stay Privately-Owned

Don and I were lucky enough to get a 30 minute phone interview with Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione,  I started to transcribe the interview and realized that it was way too much content for a single post, so I’ve decided to break it into two parts.  Plus it takes FOREVER to do the transcription, […]

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Sexy Data: Just Whose Ass is Craft Beer Kicking?

MSNBC.com recently shared some interesting statistics about which big beer brands have declined most rapidly over the past five years.  These, presumably, are the beers that have suffered the most at the hands of those pesky rebels in the craft beer industry.

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March: Going Out Like A Lion In The Beer World

This is going to be a long post for me, so fair warning.  It will be a little bit of a rant, and I am going to throw in some family history to boot, but this is important for me to say and I feel like the events that have unfolded this week in the […]

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Was Brewmasters Killed by “Big Beer”?

If you recall, we were the ones who said definitively that the Discovery show Brewmasters was dead.  There were a lot of folks who said we were wrong, but we had it on good authority that the show was done. Now we have it on even better authority. 

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