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Boston, MA (July 2009) - As a craft beer pioneer and the brewer of the first American "extreme beer," Samuel Adams Founder and Brewer Jim Koch, is inviting drinkers to explore new beer drinking possibilities with the uncapping of the 2009 batch of Samuel Adams Utopias, available in November.

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Friday, 01 November 2013 15:09

International Stout Day - November 2013

I like my beer like I like my men: tall, dark and handsome.  What is the darkest beer of them all?  Well hello, stout!

Originally, stout meant “proud” or “brave”, but morphed into the connotation of “strong” after the 14th century. So, why on earth should this handsome, brave and strong beer style not have its own day of celebration?  

Happily, it does.

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Revered as one of the best beer festivals ever and sold out months prior to the festivities, Firestone Invitational Beer Fest was born from a dream of creating a world class festival featuring not only the best brewers in the world, but brewers whom they feel are leading the craft.

And having now experienced the beer festival among festivals in Paso Robles, I wholeheartedly agree.

Published in The Beer Goddess Blog
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 16:56

Journey To The Center of the Barrel

Most craft beer drinkers are already privy to the numerous awards that Firestone Walker has deservedly won over the years. What most of us may not know about the four-time world beer cup champion and multiple GABF winner is that they blend the artistry of local farming with state of the art brewing technologies and forward thinking brewers.

With roots in the wine country on California’s central coast, this brewing powerhouse team is among an elite group, leading the craft beer revolution. It’s a bold statement, for an even bolder brewery.

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Friday, 25 January 2013 15:21

The Can Van is on a Roll

We've all used those products and services that make you wonder why they didn't exist sooner. Their brilliance in simplicity begs the question, 'why didn't I think of this?' In today's 'we want quality, we want it now and we want to take it with us' world, The Can Van delivers convenience in a can.

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Sunday, 04 November 2012 14:32

International Stout Day - November 8, 2012

Originally, stout meant “proud” or “brave”, but morphed into the connotation of “strong” after the 14th century. So, why on earth should this brave and strong beer style not have its own day of celebration? The holidays are approaching, the leaves are changing and the temperatures are dropping, so what better time for a holiday dedicated to drinking the dark, rich stuff?

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Wednesday, 29 August 2012 14:56

Beer Cycling

Dreaming of a beery vacation where you can leisurly bike from village to village, hitting all the best breweries and beer cafes in Belgium or the Netherlands? Like most devote beer fans, Beer Cycling believes that beer is better enjoyed at the source. Explore the culture, history, tradition and scenery of a beer mecca with other like-minded people. Sounds like heaven, to me.

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Monday, 23 July 2012 12:56

IPA Day 2012

IPA Day is back! On Aug. 2, 2012, join beer enthusiasts across the globe in a collective toast to one of craft beer’s most iconic styles: India Pale Ale!

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Tuesday, 24 April 2012 16:51

Stone Oakquinox 2012

Big beer is often portrayed as a simple way to socialize. But there is nothing ordinary about the amazing beers that are poured at Stone Brewing’s Oakquinox. This age-old tradition of barrel aging beers has returned with a flavor busting vengeance, in festival form.

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Thursday, 29 September 2011 12:51

Lucky Lager - an Icon


The first Lucky Lager brewery was established by the General Brewing Corporation of San Francisco on 31 August, 1933. General Brewing was begun as Prohibition was ending as a way to profit from the beer business boom. Unlike other large, new breweries at that time, General Brewing built everything from the ground up.
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