Monthly Archives: April 2009

interview with Julie Atallah from Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville, NC

Last week I had the great opportunity to interview Julie Atallah from Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville. We had a great time talking about how Julie and her husband Jason got into craft beer and started Bruisin’ Ales. We also talk … Continue reading

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Anat Baron’s response to beer bloggers

Anat Baron, the director and producer of Beer Wars, posted a response to “some” beer bloggers this afternoon. As expected, this movie caused quite a passionate reaction in the beer community, some positive, some very negative. Believe it or not, … Continue reading

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move over firefly, it’s bacon vodka!

Move over Firefly, there’s a new sheriff in town. Jim Gaffigan must be notified! Bacon flavored vodka

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undress your beer bottle – the perfect bottle for homebrewers to reuse

Dogfish Head may have the easiestbottle labels to remove. In an effort to be more envioronmentally and cost conscious, I’ve started stripping the labels off the beer bottles I drink to reuse for bottling homebrew. In the past I would … Continue reading

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my new books have arrived!

I’m very excited about two new arrivals: Radical Brewing and Tasting Beer, both by Randy Mosher. I have never read Mosher, but I have heard his books are must-haves for beer appreciators. While I think that I have picked up … Continue reading

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Beer Wars movie review

For those that may not have seen it last night, Beer Wars was a documentary on the beer industry in America that was in theaters for “one night only.” It primarily featured Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head and Rhonda Kallman … Continue reading

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beer still a second-class citizen?

I had an interesting experience yesterday that I would like to share. In my never-ending quest to gain knowledge and enhance my beer experience, I went into a wine and beer store yesterday to see if they needed a “beer … Continue reading

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