Month / April 2014

(photo by Ginalola Lowry)   Why do I write about beer?  The easy answer to that is, “because that’s what I do.”  I could tell you a romantic story about how young man started out as a freelance writer, became an editor, and finally the author of two beer books and working on more.  But […]

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Things haven’t changed over the last five years, just the faces… The following three reasons to drink beer do not include consuming mass quantities of the suds. (For the record, “moderate drinking” according to the medical industry is basically no more than ten portions of beverage alcohol per week for persons of my gender, height, […]

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  DON’T MISS 2014 MILWAUKEE BEER WEEK APRIL 26 – May 3 WHAT: The ultimate celebration of craft beer is back and bigger than ever for the fifth consecutive year! Milwaukee Beer Week is the only premier event dedicated to beer tasting, sampling, and socializing in the “Brew City.” Kicking-off April 26 and running through […]

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Over the last week or so the response to my questions: “What is your favorite pub, bar, tavern or restaurant… and why?” and “How do you name your beers?” has been most interesting. The following are the answers to those two questions.   First:  “What is your favorite pub, bar, tavern or restaurant… and why?” […]

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This is another once upon a time story so listen carefully… Once upon a time, in 1976, I moved to Manhattan, NYC. My first apartment was on 65th between First and York Avenue. Two blocks south, at 1152 First Avenue, was a place folks called FRIDAY’S. It boasted a bright blue façade with red and […]

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On a Thursday afternoon recently I had the chance to revisit an old friend. The White Horse Tavern on Hudson Street in New York City (Manhattan) is a famous watering hole for a number of reasons and legends. All of them are available on the internet so I will not bore you with a recitation. […]

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  5th Annual Milwaukee Beer Week Back and Bigger Than Ever Celebrate the end to a long winter with the 5th annual Milwaukee Beer Week. In addition to new partners, venues, brands and events Milwaukee Beer Week is also commemorating its fifth year with the launch of a brand new website.  The new site, that […]

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Carlton Draught, Victoria, Australia Since 2006 the Carlton Draught organization has made a name for itself world-wide. This is not to say that beer drinkers all over the world are refreshing their taste buds with chilled Carlton Draught. The following three examples of video/television advertising show why the brewery is becoming known world-wide.   It’s […]

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Last week I asked myself, and the readers of BeerBasics.com, a simple question… “Why do I drink Beer?”   It is a simple question and yet it elicits many answers. The reason for this is that it is not a simple refreshment made in only one style and sold in uniform containers. Salt, sugar, milk […]

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