Thursday, 24 March 2011 13:45

Your Gateway to Craft Beer Heaven

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If you partake in the following beers, be warned. You just might enjoy them so much that you’ll step up to the ‘other stuff’ later.  That’s right, that pleasure invoking, thirst quenching, beer spectrum widening, artisanal, full flavored, archetypical, hopilicious, slightly carbonated, adjunct-free, grin causing… stuff.

And yes, it is addictive.

Thursday, 17 March 2011 08:28

Guinness on Green Day!

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St. Patrick's Day just isn't the same without Guinness' roasted barley, extra hops, special yeast, maturation process and famous creamy head.

Before imbibing several tonight, check out these facts about Ireland's most popular pint:
Thursday, 17 February 2011 09:06

Beer University - Strong Ales

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There’s beer…and then there’s BEER.  Beer U will help YOU know and more importantly, enjoy, the difference.
Sunday, 13 February 2011 14:55

Gastronomic Pairings

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The parallels between beer and cheese have started a gastronomic revolution.  Not only is beer versatile with cheese, it’s usually inspired. The idea of pairing cheese and beer isn't a new one, even in the U.S.  Pizza and beer is a popular American tradition, and one that I don’t see going out of style.

Sunday, 16 January 2011 11:02

Can't We All Just Get Along?

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Yes! The craft brewer embodies not only an entrepreneurial spirit, but a basic human kindness towards his or her fellow brewer, an infatuation with the art of brewing itself and a respect for its American consumers.  Expressing the vitality of today’s American brewing community, using ridiculous amounts of decadent ingredients and embracing radical beer styles and extensive travel, many of the top craft brewers are taking inspiration to the bottle, in the form of collaboration. Collaboration is all the craze these days.  Brewed usually in small batches, strictly for the love of brewing, it’s usually a treat to find these collaborative brews.
Sunday, 02 January 2011 17:56

Congregation Alehouse

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“Two to three inches of head is how they do it.” Travis tells his team in preparation. “It’s near blasphemy to pour it wrong.”

As the festive holidays arrive, let us not forget one of the most celebrated reasons of family gatherings, to drink. Let us count the ways… mulled wine, spiked eggnog, hot buttered rum….but don’t forget the awesome winter and Christmas ales.  No preparation needed.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010 16:09

Charitable Beers

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In hard times where unemployment is at its highest in decades, natural disasters strike leaving thousands homeless, sick or dead, and wars continue to be waged, craft breweries and local and national charities have been teaming up to inspire donations  and help those in need, while beer drinkers can feel good about their purchases.