Thursday, 17 November 2011 17:15

Beer Quest – Series #1: Charleston Beer Exchange

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Imagine a beer store that offers over 900 bottles and 9 rotating taps filling growlers!  

With a selection containing excellent Belgian Strong Pale Ales like Delirium Tremens, limited brews like Dogfish Head Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew, collaborative beers such as BrewDog Mikkeller Devine Rebel 2010, sweet stouts from the south like Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout, English ales like Gale’s Prize Old Ale 1998, Belgian IPA’s like Houblon Chouffe, Stone’s Vertical Epic series, winter dark ales such as Jolly Pumpkin Noel de Calabaza and 30 different beers from Sierra Nevada alone, there WILL be something to please your pallet.


Thursday, 10 November 2011 13:53

The 1st International Stout Day ~ 2011

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Glasses were raised in unison across the world on November 3rd, the first International #StoutDay. Together, about 1.3 million people across the U.S., England, Canada, Brazil and Ireland celebrated this historic and iconic beer style and toasted to the craft beer revolution.

Well, the first International Stout Day was a huge success!

There were stout tastings, dinners, specials and even festivals all across the country, in Meridian, Idaho, San Diego, California, Kansas City, Missouri, Denver, Colorado  San Francisco, California and Manhattan, New York and in many other cities and towns across America.  Tyne And Wear in the UK and Asa Norte in Brazil even got in on the stout action by offering specials on specialty stouts in casks, kegs and bottles.  The store at Toronto's Amsterdam Brewery actually sold out of their Tempest Imperial Stout.

Sunday, 23 October 2011 14:02

Beer Drinkers Guide to Vegas

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I won’t go into just how much fun I had in Vegas recently, but suffice it to say I ended up staying an extra two days and switching hotels to a Palm suite, the bastardized version of the Playboy Palm Suite. Sweet, nonetheless.

Prepare for an intoxicating pairing that goes way beyond a shot with a beer back.

Food writer Gev Kazanchyan is teaming up with Dave Watrous of Beachwood BBQ & Brewing for a one night fundraising event. Bartender, Matt Biancaniello, of The Roosevelt Hotel’s Library Bar has been recruited to concoct five craft beers with five craft spirits.
Monday, 03 October 2011 14:20

3rd Annual LA Beer Week: October 10-23, 2011

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(LOS ANGELES, August 15) -- The ever-growing horde of Los Angeles craft beer fans can again rejoice as LA Beer Week makes its triumphant return on October 10. Cramming so much win into seven days proved impossible, so the event organizers decided to slightly alter the definition of the word “week,” opting to extend the festivities through October 23, spreading the gospel for a whopping 14 days.
Monday, 03 October 2011 13:02

Oktoberfest Biers

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Bier ist gut.  For those German challenged, it means what it sounds like.  Beer fricken’ rocks.  
It’s the 200th anniversary of the German Tradition of Oktoberfest.  That’s right, in 1810, some beer loving German royalty decided to get hitched and that’s how we ended up with the rich, amber, copper seasonals that are Oktoberfest style beers.  It’s like a really long, international game of telephone that started with a traditional German marriage and horse race and ended up being a bunch of people gathering around to drink beer, roast sausages and wear the most hideous outfits you can think of.  

Thursday, 29 September 2011 13:33

5 Rabbit Brewery's Basement Beer

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The 1st Latin microbrew in the US, featuring Randy Mosher's basement beer -