Month / March 2014

Brewers Association Announces 2013 Craft Brewer Growth Volume and Sales Reach Record Levels as Market Share Surpasses Seven Percent Boulder, CO • March 17, 2014— The Brewers Association (BA), the trade association representing small and independent American craft brewers, today released 2013 data on U.S. craft brewing1 growth. As a primary driver of growth in the […]

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I drink beer because it gives me a most pleasant buzz. That is, it is intoxicating. I also find it more refreshing than still water, or wine. Serve well chilled, on a hot day, it has a special way of cleaning the mouth, refreshing the palate and satisfying thirst. The image of a bottle or […]

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Institution of Chemical Engineers Disclose Foaming Bottled Beer Prank Mischievous beer drinkers in bars and pubs across the world have long known that a simple tap on the top of an open bottle of fizzy lager will cause an explosion of foam and spilled drink. Now researchers say they have solved the mystery with unexpected […]

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Here is the second part of the two part series of postings that took a look at the fads that faded last year and the fads to look forward to over the next few months. The last posting took a look at what the brewers thought about the flops and the future. This part is […]

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The Czech Republic catches the small-brewery bug… Number of Czech mini-breweries doubles to 215 in three years ČTK | 13 March 2014 “Prague, March 12 (CTK) – The number of mini breweries grows in the Czech Republic and it more than doubled in the last three years to the current 215, Bohemian-Moravian Association of Mini […]

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Not too long ago BeerBasics.com took a survey of subscribers and social media followers consisting of two questions. The first… “What trend of 2013 fell flat?”  The second… “What developing trend to look for?” The response was so varied that no particular consensus could be deduced from the answers to either question. What did become […]

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Greetings, While cleaning out the files, photos, flotsam and jetsam that lurk in the depths of every personal computer you can either just click and store or actually try opening up the ancient files that need “Compatibility Mode” to be read. Over the last few days I have been whiling away many hours revisiting the […]

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On a cold 14 January in 2008 I had the opportunity to chat with cookbook author, Chef Anne Willan. I was particularly interested in her new book “Country Cooking of France,”  particularly, what experience she has had in dealing with beer used in French recipes. My first question had to do with the importance of […]

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Greetings, For over two years the radio and television advertisements for the Mexican brew Dos Equis have featured the unnamed “Most Interesting Man in The World.” His ability to speak French in Russian and other such feats has made the character a legend in advertising as well as in popular culture. From the beginning, the […]

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Young men embarking on a serious relationship… People who can afford to drink the most expensive beer in the world. See how hard it is to get just two cans of this beer…   Folks who have a fetish for twist-off caps … no mention of the beer here.   And of course… the most […]

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