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Sunday, 23 October 2011 14:02

Beer Drinkers Guide to Vegas

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.

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Saturday, 30 July 2011 11:53

International IPA Day

IPA. Its very mention can inspire visions of acres of hop fields.  August 4th marks the first annual International IPA day. On Thursday August 4th, craft beer drinkers across the globe will raise a pint in a collective toast to one of craft beer’s most beloved styles: the India Pale Ale.

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Friday, 22 April 2011 12:18

Drink Organic on Earth Day

". . . on April 22, 1970, Earth Day was held, one of the most remarkable happenings in the history of democracy. . . "  -American Heritage Magazine, October 1993

April 22nd constitutes an eco-inspired, sustainable, contempt of carbon, plant protecting, Gaylord Nelson loving, breathing creature appreciating, tree hugging, holiday - that everyone can celebrate.

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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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Sunday, 16 January 2011 11:02

Can't We All Just Get Along?

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.
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Wednesday, 17 November 2010 16:09

Charitable Beers

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.

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Monday, 03 October 2011 13:02

Oktoberfest Biers

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.  

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For two days beer drinkers can taste more than 100 Belgian Christmas and winter beers in what is most likely the most popular Christmas beer festival in the world.  It's held in Essen, Belgium (north of Antwerp, near the Dutch border) on December 12-13. 

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Wednesday, 06 November 2013 09:27

Back Forty Beer Co.

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Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:38

Green Beer - a must on Earth Day

Green beer has a completely different context today than it did ten years ago.  The following breweries don’t make green-colored beer, but in terms of environmental impact, its beers are as green as they come.  Sierra Nevada beers

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