Monthly Archives: January 2013

2012 Sam Adams Utopias vs. 2009 BrewDog Tactical Nuclear Penguin

In 2009, BrewDog (Scotland) threw down the gauntlet to brew the highest ABV beer on the planet.  They launched the Tactical Nuclear Penguin (32% ABV) to beat out the reigning champion at the time, Sam Adams Utopias (27% ABV). I won’t get … Continue reading

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Budweiser Black Crown: Everyman’s Golden Amber Lager

I don’t often rant on my blog. I prefer to focus on the positive aspects of beer and brewing. There’s enough negativity on the interwebs for all of us 10 times over. However, an announcement from Anheuser-Busch In-Bev got my goat. … Continue reading

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How I Celebrated My 6th Brewing Anniversary

Today is the sixth anniversary of my brewing obsession. On January 7, 2007, I brewed my first batch of beer, an extract Red Ale kit I bought from Bet-Mar Liquid Hobby Shop in Columbia, SC. It wasn’t a great beer, … Continue reading

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