Month / March 2013

Naughty? Go “Split Thy Brooklyn Skull”… Nice? Just another “round”… What happens in Montreal stays in Montreal… Cheese… what a pair! Decisions… Decisions… Decisions… One of each! Brewers’ porn… a mountain of fresh hops at AB’s Elk Mountain… Beer Journalist? Check out Allen Moen with a dark beard!  “If it’s out of focus it’s art. Read More

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The picture below is where, over thirty years ago, you would have found one of the first Swinging Singles bars in New York City… T.G.I.Friday. It’s worth a visit to your favorite browser to learn the whole story… or if you ask me I’ll tell you the real story.

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The Brewers Association’s Craft Beer Conference is taking place this week in Washington, DC. There are hundreds of brewers and brewing-industry professionals attending and sitting in on scores of seminars. It is the perfect environment for any journalist who covers the beer industry. Months ago I started making arrangements to attend with a fellow journalist. Read More

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Jacob Wirth Restaurant, Boston, MA January 22, 2002 The signed menu…   The course listings…   The report on WBZ that night…

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Gordon Biersch at Navy Yard, DC, Announces Management Team  WASHINGTON, DC (19 March 2013) – Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant’s April 1 opening at the Navy Yard (100 M Street, SE), will bring together a talented management trio set to firmly establish the new restaurant as a neighborhood beacon, a unique modern-day brewery and restaurant offering Read More

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The following is the first video-tasting of a beer here at BeerBasics.com… The brewery is Magic Hat, Magic Hat Brewery and Performing Arts Center, 5 Bartlett Bay Road, South Burlington, VT 05403 USA More information on this beer can be obtained by clicking on The Brewery: http://www.magichat.net/

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Brew news today comes from Kenya and Turkey… News from Turkey… First the good-beer news from the Bosphorus is that Istanbul has a brewpub and the Turks love it…   In Istanbul, a New Brewpub Caters to International Tastes March 13, 2013 By Chris Deliso “While Istanbul has always been one of the world’s unquestionably Read More

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First of all let me note that Spell-Check just let me use the word “barfly”! I take that as a good omen for the rest of today. Now where was I? I’ll begin at the beginning. It was on a weekday afternoon, in a soon to the closed bookstore, in August of 1975, that I Read More

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Brooklyn Brewery 79 North 11th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211-1913 (718) 486-7422(718) 486-7422Preface: This 12 oz. bottle of Brooklyn Lager was sent to me via delivery service about a week ago. There is a note stamped on the label: “BB June 2013 3422 14:41” The following notes are made after a mouth wash with room temperature Read More

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