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Wednesday, 20 January 2010 07:02

Stouts & Porters for Women by Stone

Avery New World Porter & Alaskan Smoked PorterSomeone once said, "If beer and women aren't the answer, then you're asking the wrong questions."

Stone Brewery is proving, yet again, that they are in the forefront of the craft beer industry.  The third installment of their ‘Women Only’ beer classes - held at the brewery – featured eight stouts and porters and about 40 beer loving women of all ages.  

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Thursday, 14 January 2010 16:00

Top Ten Beers of 2009

Every year breweries around the world compete in a sundry of beer festivals and competitions. Rounds of tasting win loyal customers and make every competition that much more challenging to pick the best beer.  The Brewers Association announced that the U.S. has 1525 breweries and brewpubs, July 31, 2009.  Thankfully, that’s a lot of beer.

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Sunday, 10 January 2010 06:41

Good beer comes to those who wait

Lambic, barley wineThe image of a fresh, ice cold, frosted glass full of light beer has been imprinted into our mindset with just as much force as, well, millions of dollars of beer advertisers can shove down our collective throats.  The very concept of deliberately aging a beer contradicts everything we see and hear in most beer advertisements.  Such fizzy, yellowish lagers will indeed suffer with a few months of age.  The most common, mass-market beers such as Budweiser, Heineken, Stella Artois and Corona, are designed to be drunk as soon as they leave the brewery.  

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Monday, 30 November 2009 10:02

Sam Adams Longshot Variety Pack

Sam Adams Variety Pack

Beginning in April, 2010, the LongShot variety six pack will be in stores and will feature an old ale, barleywine and a saison, brewed by homebrewers - not a brewery.

This is an American Homebrewers Association-sanctioned homebrewing competition in which the grand champion winners get to work with Boston beer to scale up their recipes for a commercial release in a commemorative Samuel Adams 6-pack.  Each year, two winners are announced at the Great American Beer Festival, along with a winner from a separate Samuel Adams employees' competition.

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Monday, 16 November 2009 14:42

The Art of the Craft Beer

The Beer Goddess spoke with four influential people in the California craft brewing industry.  These three breweries - like many others - take the art of their labels very, very seriously. 

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Monday, 16 November 2009 14:42

The Art of the Craft Beer

The Beer Goddess spoke with four influential people in the California craft brewing industry.  These three breweries - like many others - take the art of their labels very, very seriously. 

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Monday, 12 October 2009 16:50

Island Brews

Kaua’i is famed for its diverse and scenic wonders, such as the 3,567-foot deep Waimea Canyon, stretching 14 miles across the western end of the island and often called the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, water-sports galore like scuba diving, surfing, kayaking, snorkeling and of course, the 43 gorgeous white sand beaches.

We arrived to our hotel, the Aston of Maka’iwa in Kapaa.  Or, as Nicholas Cage would say in Honeymoon in Vegas, “Kap-a-A-A!” The balmy, beautiful evening led us to the hotel bar by the pool - Cooks Landing - where I ordered a 14 oz. Kauai Gold.  The local beer is brewed by Hawai‘i Nui Brewing.  It’s a light-bodied, all-malt golden ale that has a sophisticated bitterness balanced by a delicate citrus finish.   Kauai Gold is one of the go-to quaffs of the island, and is available on Kaua’i, Maui, Oahu and the big island of Hawai’i. The next day, we wondered around Kapaa.  And yeah, we were sucked into the timeshare lecture meeting for a couple hours.  But hey, we saved $200 on our car rental.  Having a proclivity towards pub-style nightlife - even on Kauai - we inquired into local pubs, as night fell.  As luck would have it, there were a couple within walking distance. Also in Kapaa, tucked in the Coconut Marketplace was the two room, wooden shack of a pub called Tradewinds.  We tried to order a Guiness, as it was September 24th (they turned 250 years old), but alas they were out of the popular stout.  We ordered a Longboard Ale, when suddenly it started pouring rain....lovely warm rain.  Apparently, Thursdays are DJ night, and he was impressing us with some older hip hop like Run DMC, a little bit of disco and altered Blondie with a rap background. Meanwhile, the Longboard Ales were going down easy.  This became obvious when my photographer began buying beers for the DJ and demanding EPMD.

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Salute is to express commendation of or praise; to address with expressions of kind wishes, courtesy, or honor - to give a sign of respect, courtesy, or goodwill to greet. Yeah, that about sums it up.

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Monday, 11 May 2009 01:02

Detour to El Prado

We arrived at the First Annual Craft Beer festival in Echo Park, Los Angeles an hour late on May 9th, and the line was down the block – and not moving. The doorman with the big, red goatee pulled us aside after hearing us inquire about the line. We asked if there was a cool local brew pub in the area, where we could possibly wait out the line. Feeling as if he didn’t want a lot of tourists or visitors bombarding his ‘joint’, he quickly looked us up and down before divulging the location. Apparently, we passed the cool factor test and he could tell we were far from tourists. He whispered that El Prado had some great craft beers.

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