Category Archives: Beer-related news

Asheville and Portland tie in Beer City USA poll

The results of the Beer City USA poll are out, and it has been declared a tie between Portland, OR and Asheville, NC. I think it’s pretty cool that a small, southern town has such a passionate beer community that … 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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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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Mapping the best beer in America

Interesting blog post on FlowingData. They took all the award winners from the Great American Beer Festival from 1987 to 2007 and created a map showing the number of winners by state. Interesting results. I expected states like California, Colorado … Continue reading

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Utah legalizes homebrewing

And then there were four… On Wednesday, March 24, Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. signed a bill that will legalize homebrewing in the state as of May 12, 2009. Congrats to Utah! We should all raise a homebrew and toast … Continue reading

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brewery collaborations

Draft Magazine’s article, Brewing Buddies, which is about brewery collaborations, gets to the heart of why I like beer so much. Yeah, beer tastes good and has a pleansant relaxing effect, but it’s the laid-back people and collaborative spirit that … Continue reading

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SC House Bill 3693 introduced

The first step toward allowing breweries to dual license, giving them the ability to distribute and sell on-premises, was taken this week. House Bill 3693 was introduced and was referred to the Committee and Judiciary. I’m not really sure what … Continue reading

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Beer Wars the movie

I just pre-ordered my tickets for Beer Wars, a documentary on the beer industry in America, which will be in theaters for one night, April 16. The premise of the story follows beer entrepreneurs Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head) and Rhonda … Continue reading

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snuggie pub crawl

Perhaps the greatest idea ever, the Snuggie Pub Crawl in San Diego. I can just envision it now, a bunch of people walking along the street in Snuggies carrying mugs of beer. That would actually be very creepy. If I … Continue reading

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beer bootlegging in Tennessee

Apparently it is illegal for an individual to bring any alcohol into Tennessee: http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/feb/26/transporting-alcohol-could-mean-felony/ Under three gallons is a misdemeanor, over three gallons is a felony. I guess that makes me a beer bootlegger, as I’ve brought some of my … Continue reading

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