Tag Archives: craft beer

Buy ‘Em and Blast ‘Em: Bud Reveals Anti-Craft Beer Agenda

  In the end, the money men usually win, largely because we’re all human. We have mortgages, kids who need schooling, and bills to pay.  They say money can’t buy you happiness, but it can remove a great deal of stress from your daily life. After struggling (or even thriving) at the helm of a […]

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Delta Complicates Craft Beer Offering as Only an Airline Could

Delta has just issued a press release saying that they will be offering local craft beers on select flights in a move that “continues the airline’s focus on bringing regional food, wine and now beer to the in-flight experience.”

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Light Beer Makers Fighting Over Whose Can is Most Refreshing as the Whole Ship Sinks

Recent data shows that light beer sales will hit a 10-year low in 2015, another bleak milestone for this titanic beer category. But even as the S.S. Lite Beer begins to nosedive after hitting an iceberg with interesting facial hair (obviously craft brewers bringing them down), the makers of Bud Light and Coors Light are […]

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Dear Craft Brewers, Enough with the Age Gates

I’m a chameleon, a shape-shifter.  Well at least I am on the Internet.  When someone wants to know a nugget of personal information about me, I’m always changing form.  Why give up usable data about myself when I don’t have to? Country of Residence? Moldova. Phone Number?  It starts with 555… Gender?  Questionable. Sexual Preference? […]

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How I got Blacklisted for Mentioning Samuel Adams’ PR Company

Boxes.  So many boxes.  Box upon box full of beer arrive at my house and pile up in the front hall.  They come from brewers around the country who would like me to write about their beer for Today.com or FSR Magazine. I’ve been a little lax in keeping up lately, letting two weeks worth […]

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Design Legend Critiques Craft Beer Labels

Milton Glaser is a graphic design legend.  The 84 year-old has been in the business for longer than many of us have been alive, and has been responsible for everything from the now-ubiquitous  “I ❤ NY” logo, to the visual identity for the upcoming Season 7 of AMC’s Mad Men.  The gentleman truly knows his […]

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Beer Poll: Is Serving Beer at Movie Theaters a Good Thing or a Bad Idea?

Beer being served at movie theaters isn’t exactly a new thing.  AMC has had their Dine-In Theatres (complete with waitstaff that deliver beer or wine to your seat) for a while now, and most metro areas have one or two independent movie houses that offer a selection of tasty craft beers to enjoy while watching […]

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Denver We Have a Problem – Your Quarterback Wants a Bud Light

I had the NFL Network’s Denver-San Diego postgame coverage on last night for background noise as I was putting the finishing touches on a homemade sausage, onion and red pepper pizza (because I’m a Renaissance man!). Peyton Manning was at the podium answering questions, when the press corps suddenly erupted with laughter.  I find Peyton […]

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Forget the Bubble, the Craft Beer Famine is Here!

WASHINGTON STATE HAS RUN OUT OF HOPS!!!! EVERYBODY PANIC!!!11!!!!!1!!! Okay, so maybe it’s not THAT bad, but a harsh economic reality has set in on the craft beer world, and it’s not the popping of the mythical sales “bubble” – it simple supply and demand. In this case, the supply of aroma hops from Washington […]

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A-B InBev Denies Packaging Similarities with Flying Dog Beers

I’ve always felt a little spoiled covering the craft beer industry, as most of the people I speak with are down to earth and share their thoughts fairly freely, from brew masters, to CEO’s, to the media folks from the larger breweries.  After reaching out to a large corporate brewery for the first time, I’ve […]

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I Find it Hard to Care About Hard Cider

There’s something about hard cider that makes me pucker. It started a few years back when I saw the stuff stacked shoulder-to-shoulder with craft beers at my local beer store. What was this fruity interloper doing here? It has more in common with champagne than craft beer! I saw a scenario in my head where […]

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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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Review: New Holland Cherry Dragons Milk Brings Out My Crazy

My buddy Rich Blair at the New Holland Brewing Company was nice enough to send me a taste of a special edition of their Dragons Milk (an amazing barrel aged stout and probably my favorite beer on the planet) that had been aged on tart Michigan cherries. This is a one-and-done brew and was (or […]

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Quit Yer Wining: Beer Now Favorite Of Women 18-34

How do you know craft beer is truly the World’s Greatest Beverage?  Because the fairer sex (the one without hairy knuckles and pattern baldness) prefers it wine.  Well at least the ones between 18-34 years old, according to recent data. 

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Welcome to the Hotel California: Stone Brewing Plans to Open Hotel

Stone Brewing Company has announced plans to break ground on a new $24 million hotel on a dark desert highway across the street from their World Bistro and Gardens in Escondido, California. It’ll be the perfect thing for patrons of the bistro whose heads grow heavy and whose sights grow dim, and they’d like to […]

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