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Can “Brew Dogs” thrive where “Brew Masters” failed?

. . If you’re a long-term reader of this blog, you know I have a thing against the blokes from BrewDog, the Scottish craft brewers that pumped out such undrinkable, attention-whoring beers like Tactical Nuclear Penguin, The End of History (featuring roadkill stuffed with bottles), and Royal Virility Performance, a beer brewed with Viagra to celebrate […]

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About Face: Beer Commercial Spoils Boradwalk Empire Character

You don’t have to watch Boardwalk Empire religiously to admire the work of actor Jack Huston.  He plays WWI veteran Richard Harrow, a Wisconsin boy who went to war and came back missing half of his face.  Harrow is all grizzled on the outside and seldom speaks, but when he does it’s slowly and with […]

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Buffalo Wild Wings Hates On Homebrewers

I was watching the Jets game last night (because suffering is a big part of being a Jets fan), when a commercial came on for Buffalo Wild Wings. They’ve been running a series of ads during football games, all showing people having a great time watching “the game” at theis fried chicken parts emporium, while […]

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Mini-Series Explores US History Under the Influence of Beer and Whiskey

According to Discovery’s new mini series How Booze Built America, the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock not because they planned to (they were sailing for Virgina) but because they ran out of beer.  Had I known this in high school, I probably would have paid much more attention in history class. Starting Wednesday, September 19th […]

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The Hardest Beer Habit to Break

I’m in full-on get-in-shape mode right now.  I’m waking up at the crack of dawn to work out, I’m watching what I eat like a hawk, and I even got one of those Nike+ Fuelband gizmos to remind me to get off my ass and move around. On the beer front, I’ve gotten very rigid […]

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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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Will “Brew Masters” Last?

Like many of you, I watched the premiere of Brew Masters last night with a craft beer in hand and a big smile on my face.  And like many of you, I enjoyed the show because I’m a fan of Sam and a major beer nerd.  Even if it was a bit of an infomercial, […]

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