Monday, 07 January 2013 21:03

A Craft Beer & BBQ Oasis in the California Desert

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Awards and medals for brewing and dining excellence adorn Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse like golf courses adorn Palm Springs. And the smell of bbq hits you like the blues - a comfortable, yet uninhibited, tantalizing embrace.

Decades ago, Don Callender started a Southern California chain of American style restaurants that was known for its pies, fully stocked saloon and salad bar. As the years passed and the restaurant chain was sold and merged with other restaurants, Don had a slightly different vision of BBQ and beer.

Thursday, 13 December 2012 13:41

International Great Beer Expo New Jersey

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The biggest names in international brewing will gather at the Meadowlands Exposition Center at Harmon Meadow, 355 Plaza Dr Secaucus, NJ for the third annual International Great Beer Expo.

Thursday, 13 December 2012 13:37

Queen City Brewers Festival (QCBF) February 2nd!

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Queen City Brewers Festival (QCBF) returns Saturday, February 2nd, 2013. QCBF is exclusive to the Charlotte-area breweries that are putting the Queen City on the craft beer map. The event will feature a diverse selection of beer styles and flavors to taste and learn about from official brewery representatives.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 15:14

Beer & Life

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A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

Sunday, 04 November 2012 14:32

International Stout Day - November 8, 2012

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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?

Tuesday, 02 October 2012 15:13

Painting the town black

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In my recent trip to Ireland and a VIP tour of the Guinness Brewery, there were moments I felt like the female version of Charlie who won a golden ticket.

While there was no gluttonous German boy or Paraguayan millionaire touring with me, there was a factory that brewed top secret deliciousness, using special, local water. There was even a great glass elevator that took us up many flights only to display the gorgeous surrounding city. And yes, the tour was given by the slightly mischievous, coolheaded and abundantly generous brewer impresario – Fergal Murray.  

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 14:56

Beer Cycling

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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.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 14:14

Arthur Guinness Day 2012

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Arthur's Day™ is a global celebration that brings people together on 27th and 28th September with live music to celebrate Arthur's legacy, our remarkable beer, and you.