Monthly Archives: April 2009

2009 Beer Events: May & June

I thought that if I were to list all the beer events a couple of months at a time, I’d be able to keep up. Talk about wishful thinking. Anyway, here are the events that I am aware of for … Continue reading

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Beers in Review: Porters

When did life get so complicated? Back when I wanted to save money, I’d spend less and put more in the bank. Now there’s Roth IRAs, 401Ks, mutual funds and CDs. I look at the financial industries and I find … Continue reading

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Avery Brewing Tasting

Last Wednesday night, Sammy and I had the opportunity to taste a wide variety of Avery Brewing beers. BetterBeerBlog friends Diane and Michael brought back a bottle of Avery’s Brabant for me a few weeks ago when they went to … Continue reading

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Hopinions: Building a Better Beer Fest

This week on Hopinions: Beer Festivals. We reminisce on the memorable beer fests we’ve been at, lament at some of stupidity that happens at beer fests and discuss what we think could be done to improve them. Read along and … Continue reading

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I am a craft brewer

I Am A Craft Brewer from I Am A Craft Brewer on Vimeo. I got a link to an awesome, and what I feel inspirational, video off of Twitter today. The shortened link was provided by @IAACB and it is … Continue reading

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Assemblyman Jim Beall’s Beer Tax is Back!

I got word of this article from @MustLoveBeer off of Twitter. Our old “friend” Jim Beall Jr. is back at it again with his newly proposed beer tax. His last attempt received so much criticism that it was, thankfully, shot … Continue reading

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Beers in Review: FourTwenty Special

Today (well, at the time of writing this post anyway) is April 20th. For those immersed in cannabis culture, 420 (pronounced four-twenty) is a counter-culture holiday that celebrates the use marijuana. According to Wikipedia, the number 420 was chosen for … Continue reading

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NHC West Regionals Homebrew Competition Recap

The National Homebrew Competition, put on by the American Homebrewer’s Association, is one of the largest, if not the largest, international homebrew competition in the world. This year there were over 5000 entries and I signed up for my opportunity … Continue reading

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Beer Wars Movie Recap

Beer Wars has changed how I view the beer industry on a fundamental level. As someone who has designs on entering the brewing industry, I can say this movie has made me take a step back and take pause to … Continue reading

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Beer Wars Movie playing tomorrow

Outside of a combination post I wrote a few weeks ago, I haven’t really been promoting this movie much. I know, I’m a bad, bad man for doing so. In any event, Sammy and I purchased tickets to see Beer … Continue reading

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