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Victory Brewing says Sam Adams Rumors are False

We don’t typically break news here, and in a way, the trend continues.  There’s nothing to see here folks. There have been rumblings of late that The Boston Beer Company, the makers of Sam Adams, have been trying to purchase Victory Brewing Company.  It turns out the rumors are just that – rumors. I have […]

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Sam Adams Losing “Craft Brewer” Status is All About Business, Not Public Perception

There’s been some hubbub on the Internet lately about Sam Adams losing the status as a “craft brewer” when they pass the annual production mark of two million barrels, projected to happen in 2012.  Most folks who have chimed in on the matter are saying the same thing; it’s the quality of your beer, not […]

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Sam Adams Cherry Wheat: Confessions of a Beer Nerd

Okay, it’s confession time.  There are some beers that I’ll drink even though they go against most everything I believe in when it comes to beer.  Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy is a great example, as it combines an uninspired wheat beer (not my favorite style) with lemonade (don’t fruit the beer!) to create a summertime treat […]

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Thermo Tactical Nuclear Bismark Schorschbraeu: Enough Already!

So the “biggest beer on the block” arms race continues, and I think it’s getting pornographic, and not in the good bow-chicka-wow-wow kinda way. I’ve had the good fortune (thanks to Kevin, Dark Lord of the Stout) to try both Sam Adams Utopias and Brew Dog’s Tactical Nuclear Penguin.  As you may recall, the Utopias […]

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Tactical Nuclear Penguin: Failure to Launch

Kevin (Dark Lord of the Stout) has once again come through in a big way .  A few weeks ago, he gave me a nip of 2009 Sam Adams Utopias, and I gushed about it.  This time it was Brew Dog’s Tactical Nuclear Penguin, another ultra rare hyper-ABV beer.  Unfortunately, it was a totally different […]

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This Is Totally NOT My Fault!

Well maybe it is. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that 2009 saw the biggest decline in beer sales volume in the last five decades. But that only goes for the big awful macro-brewed crap, where sales volume is down 2.2%. Craft beer sales are up this year, with Sam Adams showing an increase of […]

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A Taste of Utopia(s)

I stopped by to visit with Kevin (Dark Lord of the Stout) at the Liquor Outlet in Boonton, NJ last night.  He’s the beer buyer there and he has a real passion for craft beer.  He’s one of the friendliest and most knowledgeable beer nerds I know. Turns out he’s one of the most generous, […]

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How Low Will You Go?

Every time we’re at an average restaurant and I order a beer, I give my wife the first sip. And every time she takes that sip, she wrinkles up her nose and says, “you’ve spoiled me!” You see, we only drink really great beer at home and I’ve turned her into a bit of a […]

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Preseason Form

Hello Don. I say this because at this point you and I are the only ones reading. We’re working on a “statement” post, where we tell you what this blog is all about, but I couldn’t wait. In short, Don’s the whiskey guy, I’m the beer guy and we’re brothers. We’ll explain the rest at […]

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