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Q&A with “Brew Dogs” Executive Producer Jared Cotton

It turns out I was right – the same attention-seeking antics that made me so exasperated with James Watt and Martin Dickie, the Scottish brewing duo behind the brewery BrewDog, have me totally digging their new TV show Brew Dogs, which premieres tonight on the Esquire Network (which up until yesterday was The Style Network). […]

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Nerdy GIF: Opening Sly Fox’s New “Topless” Beer Can

  I made this animated gif for a piece about Sly Fox’s “new” topless beer can that I wrote for Today.com.  The animation wasn’t used on their site, so I figured I post it here to give hard-core beer nerds like you (and me) the chance to see what it looks like when you peel […]

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An Interview with Mamma Mia Pizza Beer Creator Tom Seefurth

I recently did an email interview with Tom Seefurth, who along with his wife Atheena created Mamma Mia Pizza Beer, a novelty brew that’s actually pretty damn good.  I used a few snippets of what follows for a Today Show post about the beer, but thought that some of you would like to read the […]

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Share Your Favorite Craft Beer to Drink While Watching Your Local NFL Team for the TODAY SHOW

Let’s have some fun, o legion of beer geeks. I’m writing a post for the Today Show’s website in honor of the 2012 NFL season, and I thought it would be cool to recommend a local craft beer to enjoy while watching each of the 32 NFL teams play. I’d love to get you guys […]

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Five Beer Stereotypes That I Wish Would Disappear

I recently wrote about how my uneasiness with Renaissance Faire play-actors has kept me from trying mead, a form of honey wine that’s been around for thousands of years.  Every time I see it on the shelf, my thoughts immediate go to men and women dressed up in medieval garb, putting on thick accents and […]

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Are Pricey Brews Ruining Craft Beer?

My most recent weekly post over at Today.com was about Prestige De Nuits, a Belgian Strong Ale that runs $45.00 a bottle.  I nearly fainted when I saw the price tag on this one, but it won me over with its complexity and craftsmanship.  Considering that this is a rare, world-class beverage, $45.00 for a […]

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What Happens When Normal People Vote in a Craft Beer Poll

It turns out that American beer geeks see the world quite differently than the other 90% of beer drinkers.   A series of events unfolded over the past few days that demonstrated this point to me quite clearly. Let’s start at the beginning. Last Thursday morning I posted an Olympic-themed poll here on B&WB, featuring […]

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CraftCans.com Has a Nerdtastic Canned Beer Database

I have no idea why I’m so infatuated with canned craft beers, but they are becoming a bit of an obsession with me, and their ranks are growing at such a crazy pace I can’t keep up with what’s out there.  This is good and bad.  The good part is that I’m always excited to […]

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The Beer Aisle is Like a Junior High School Dance

I recently wrote about great beer with awful labels for Today.com, and the whole topic of “shelf presence” got me to thinking how susceptible I am to primal urges when I’m shopping for beer.  I see a pretty face and go all weak at the knees. It’s like when I was a kid at a […]

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How Having a Beer with Entourage’s Adrian Grenier Made Me Appreciate Hipsters

It’s been well-documented in this space that I have a problem with hipsters. There’s something about those people and their “fixie” bikes and their trucker hats and their ironic facial hair and their koi fish tattoo sleeves and they’re lumberjack shirts and their love of Pabst Blue Ribbon that makes me want to expose them […]

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Charlie Papazian Q&A; Why is “Big Beer” Invited to the World Beer Cup?

My post this week for the Today Show Online is about how I went a little nuts when I saw that out of 39 entries, Coors Light won gold at the World Beer Cup for “American-Style Lager or Light Lager.”  I know the big boys have been winning this category for years, but it still […]

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Beyond TODAY: Why Craft Beer is Better for You Than Milk

Beyond TODAY is an extension of our weekly column for the TODAY Show food blog. Here we’ll look at the same subject from another angle, which will likely be far geekier. This edition is from the archives, all about the nutritional goodness in craft beer.  Click here to see our latest TODAY Show post. About […]

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Beyond TODAY: Noble Rot Q&A with Dogfish Head Founder Sam Calagione

Beyond TODAY is an extension of our weekly column for the TODAY Show food blog. Here we’ll look at the same subject from another angle, which will likely be far geekier.  Click here to see our latest TODAY Show post. It’s always cool to speak with Sam Calagione, the founder and spiritual leader of Dogfish […]

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Beyond TODAY: Are Chocolate Beers the Most Female-Friendly?

Beyond TODAY is an extension of our weekly column for the TODAY Show food blog. Here we’ll look at the same subject from another angle, which will likely be far geekier.  Click here to see our latest TODAY Show post. I know it’s a stereotype, but* women really do go crazy for chocolate.  It’s innate.  […]

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Our First Beer Post for The Today Show

I humble-bragged the other day that I have been invited to be a regular contributor to the The Today Show’s food blog.  My first post appeared this morning, a “beer brawl” between New England and New York in honor of the Super Bowl.  I’ll admit that this is certainly not the most original post idea, […]

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