Month / August 2013

Brewers, Beer Importers Create Jobs Across Sectors  Beer Institute: More than Two Million Americans at Work Because of Beer WASHINGTON, DC  Through the sheer economic output of brewing and beer importing, more than two million Americans are at work in jobs linked to the beer industry, the Beer Institute announced ahead of this year’s Labor Read More

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6th Annual Savannah Craft Brew Fest  Saturday, August 31, 2013  Savannah International Trade & Convention Center – Savannah, GA  SAVANNAH, GA—Hey, Savannah, it’s almost that time again for thousands of beer enthusiasts to start making their annual Labor Day weekend trip from across the region to the Savannah Craft Brew Fest, and we couldn’t be Read More

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Not too long ago, actually it was 12 July 2011, soon after 508 Gastropub was licensed, I had a most interesting interview with Chef/Brewer Anderson Sant’anna De Lima. The video was shot by photographer Ginalola Lowry under less than ideal conditions. The brewery had just been licensed and Chef was an enthusiastic brewer. Nine days Read More

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There are certain beers, such as your favorite brewpub stout, certain foods, such as hot-cross-buns, and certain celebrations, such as Oktoberfest, that you have to go to, wait for and visit the original. Substitutions are poor imitations. And yet there are exceptions. More years ago than I care to remember I had the pleasure of Read More

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This posting takes a look back over the last two years and highlights the more interesting postings on BeerBasics. I hope you enjoy the review as much as I did putting it together. Two summers ago it was a time of tasting notes… 2 August 2011 I asked you if  you “Remember “compare & contrast”? Read More

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Pictured above is a plate of oysters as served at Upstairs on The Square in Cambridge, MA. Lightly broiled with herbs and a touch of lemon. Yes, you have seen this when we visited “Upstairs” last month. Why feature them again? They are shown in all their glory because I love oysters. The bivalve beauties Read More

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News from The Bronx Brewery   New joints pouring the BX this week: Third Avenue Ale House, Alamo Drafthouse NYC Area, Bill’s Bar & Burger (West St), The Breslin Bar & Dining Room, Cody’s BBQ & Grill, Forcella, Goldfish, Harding’s, Holiday Beverage, Hop Devil Grill, McGuire’s on Main, Osteria Morini, Pentimento Restaurant, Puck Fair, The Read More

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The picture above was taken at Waterfront Alehouse in Brooklyn, on Sunday 11 August 2013 at 14:49:16. It shows a serving of “sliders” and a pint of Long Trail Lemmon-Pepper Kolsch. Where have heard about that beer before? Could it have been on a visit to the Long Trail brewery earlier this year? Could it Read More

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Tourists pouring into Dripping Springs for brewpub scene By: Bonnie Gonzalez              08/09/2013 05:25 PM From Austin/Round Rock/San Marcos, TX               Saturday, August 10, 2013 “The days of sweeping hair from the floor are over. The Barber Shop is a now brewpub, but staff have a little fun keeping up with the confusion.” “I’ve offered. I Read More

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Saranac Gets Canned!   Saranac, celebrating 125 years of brewing this year, boasts state-of-the-art canning operations on site. With flexibility for both 12- or 16-ounce can options, this innovative canning line ensures the same high-quality taste as a bottle.   “Our canning operations allow us to give our customers the same distinctive taste as the Read More

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