Month / April 2012

From the Breweries…    Free State, in Lawrence, Kansas has a history lesson for us all… “Celebrate the Season” “Our Brinkley’s Maibock is our seasonal release, available in six packs in liquor stores around the region. It’s a full bodied, malty lager, truly a spring tonic. Grab a six pack before they disappear.” “For a […]

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A few moments ago I watched an interesting video of a 1962 NBC documentary… “Where The Boys Went”. It was a case of NBC discovers “Spring Break” and that teens drink lots of beer. Towards the end of the video one of the teens is asked to describe how he felt about the future and […]

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A serious beer tasting isn’t as easy as it seems. If the intent is to find and describe the flavors of a particular fermented malt beverage to the best of your ability there are a number of things that must be taken into consideration. First of all, the memories that the taster brings to the […]

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Green Flash & Founders introduce their Linchpin White IPA  Limited Release to Debut during Craft Brewers Conference in San Diego – May 2012 San Diego, CA – Green Flash Brewing Co. announces that they have partnered with like-minded Michigan brewer, Founders Brewing Co. to produce a first-time, limited release called Linchpin White IPA. The Brewmasters, […]

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Getting to, and finding, the Chelsea Brewing Co. is a bit of a challenge but possible… First you have to get across Tenth Avenue. It is a lot easier than it was when the brewery first opened. Once inside the huge complex you will catch sight of the entry…   And at the end of […]

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First things first… using your music machine get some Francis Albert Sinatra tune, circa 1961, or Jerry Vale (same era) torch song working on your mind. Get yourself into a “Mad Men” frame of mind and your body into a pinstriped suit, white shirt, striped neck tie and wing tip black shoes and step into […]

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From the “WEB”… Let’s raise a glass… ceiling… She’s breaking into the ‘boys club’ at Three Floyds Brewery Joliet Herald News By Mark Konkol mkonkol@suntimes.com April 12, 2012 11:28AM Abby Titcomb, a brewer at Three Floyds Brewery in Munster, Ind., is breaking into the boys club at the renowned brewery. | Brian Jackson~Sun-Times In this […]

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Craft Beer Exports Up 86 Percent in 2011 Boulder, CO • April 10, 2012—Based on results from a recently-completed industry survey, the Brewers Association (BA) reports record exports of American craft beer in 2011, and for the ninth consecutive year*. American craft breweries exported over 110,000 barrels of beer in 2011, valued at an estimated $23.4 […]

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The Bronx Brewery at Cafe D’Alsace Yesterday afternoon the Manhattan bistro Café D’Alsace , part of the Tour de France Group, hosted the Bronx Brewery and their introduction of a three-month-old Bourbon Barrel Aged Pale Ale.   Café D’Alsace, 1695 Second Avenue, New York, NY Chris Gallant poured a few of the three hundred hand […]

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Let’s see what happens when we take all of the good stuff pictured below and turn it into Easter dinner. The first thing of course is to decide what to get together. In this case we are going to braise a boned leg of lamb with onions and carrots and beer. There will be two […]

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