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Beer Review: 21A Bitter American

Beer Review: 21A Bitter American | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

Hello Beer Friends Nation! With all the political ads flying around – this weeks beer was an inspired choice. Actually it’s just a delicious beer from San Francisco that we drink off camera a lot and wanted to enjoy on film for once. Editors note: This was filmed before 21st Amendment announced that Bitter American was now a year round offering… which led to much rejoicing by these Beer Friends. So kick back, download our podcast, and check out another great beer from some canning pioneers: 21st Amendment. Cans! Year Round! Bitter (hops)!


~ via The Beer Friends

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Beer Around The NFL: Baltimore Ravens

Beer Around The NFL: Baltimore Ravens | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

Football season is here and you know what that means, don’t you? If we weren’t so freakin’ beer happy all year round, we would call it beer season, because there really is no better way to cheer your team than with a pint or mug of your favorite local craft brew. All season we will be taking a look at the beer scenes in cities representing all 32 NFL teams — from local brewers to beer-centric bars to the finest beer shops.


And if you’re not into sports but enjoy a quality imperial oatmeal stout (it’s OK, we’re not judging), then read on anyway to see how cities across the country are taking their suds more seriously than ever. Up next, the Baltimore Ravens.

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Bend gas station offers beer 'fill 'er up' {video}

Bend gas station offers beer 'fill 'er up' {video} | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

BEND, OR. At most gas stations, you fuel up, grab a soda or perhaps a six-pack of your favorite beer. Now a Bend station is taking that to the next level. The Stop & Go Shell station on Highway 20 and 27th Street has something no other gas station in the Northwest. They now have 30 different West Coast beers all on tap so you can fill your 64-ounce (half-gallon) "growler" of beer. via BeerPulse.com

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New Holland Artisan Spirits launches Beer-Barrel-Aged Whiskey

New Holland Artisan Spirits launches Beer-Barrel-Aged Whiskey | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

Beer Barrel Bourbon is the result of an innovative technique, aging or “finishing” bourbon in New Holland’s own Dragon’s Milk® beer barrels for 90 days. This process offers a final flavor that is more round, rich and pleasing, a result appreciated by everyone, including whiskey connoisseurs.


“It’s an incredible time to be a craft producer of beer and spirits. The success of our barrel-aged beer got us thinking, ‘Whiskey barrels make great beer…maybe it’s time beer returns the favor’,” stated V.P. of Sales and Marketing, Fred Bueltmann, aka “The Beervangelist.”


~ BeerPulse.com

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Beer's Best Friend: Cheese

Beer's Best Friend: Cheese | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

While almost everyone comes to the festival for the beer, the American Cheese Society’s (ACS) booth is a must-try for anyone craving a quick snack. With a selection that would knock the socks off even Wallace and Gromit, the ACS is sure to have something you’ll enjoy, whether it’s a creamy chevre or a sharp cheddar. If you’ve made it to one of the last two GABFs, you’ve seen how popular their booth can be. So how much cheese is really needed to feed hordes of hungry beer lovers? The ACS serves 500 pounds of cheese at the festival. The cows have a lot of work to do to produce the 400 gallons of milk required to make that supply, especially considering that the average cow produces only eight gallons of milk per day. Fortunately, we’re up to the task as the U.S. is the world’s top cheese producer in the world, churning out 2 billion pounds of cheese annually, with help from about 9 million dairy cows. So grab a toothpick and dig in! You don’t have to be a British claymation character to savor the flavor of cheese and its best pairing—beer! ~ Great American Beer Festival

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Asheville: The New Craft Beer Capital Of America?

Asheville: The New Craft Beer Capital Of America? | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

Long home to a coterie of boutique breweries, Asheville is starting to attract bigger craft-beer brands that see their own (idealized) corporate image in the city's low-key outdoorsy culture.

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Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day {concert film}

Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day {concert film} | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

On December 10, 2007, Led Zeppelin took the stage at London's O2 Arena to headline a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. What followed was a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band's signature blues-infused rock 'n' roll that instantly became part of the legend of Led Zeppelin. Founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, to perform 16 songs from their celebrated catalogue, including landmark tracks "Whole Lotta Love," "Rock And Roll," "Kashmir" and "Stairway To Heaven." Although 20 million people applied for tickets, the band’s first headline show in 27 years was seen only by the 18,000 ticket holders who were fortunate enough to have secured seats through the worldwide lottery. Now, for the first time, fans worldwide will be able to get a front row seat to experience this historic event in glorious high definition and incredible sound. Experience it on the big screen for a strictly limited time only!


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Red Thunder: Victory Brewing Company

Red Thunder: Victory Brewing Company | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

On Wednesday, November 21, Victory Brewing Company will release its first-ever wine barrel-aged beer: Red Thunder.


Victory Brewing Company is known for melding traditional styles and unique concepts to produce the highest quality, full flavored beers. Red Thunder does just that. By aging their popular Baltic Thunder in once-used red wine barrels from Wente Vineyards, Victory Brewing Company created Red Thunder. The burnished cocoa creaminess of the Baltic-style porter is accented by the tannic dryness of the wood to produce a rich, fruity final product.

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Avery Odio Equum Barrel-aged Sour Ale to be released on 07OCT {Boulder, CO}

Avery Odio Equum Barrel-aged Sour Ale to be released on 07OCT {Boulder, CO} | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

Our vintner friend just doesn’t appreciate the depth and character of the aromas and flavors that Brettanomyces creates like we do. Like you do. But the dude has some seriously fine Cabernet Sauvignon barrels that he shared with us to help create this wondrous sour ale. Our lucky #13 in this series. Aged for 12 months in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels.


Bottle sales will begin at 4pm. Bring cash for the lineup of rare and exclusive beers and great grub available in the Line Party! Each Odio Equum is $8 per 12oz. bottle, limit 12 per person.

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spike & jérôme’s Collaboration Ale from Terrapin & BFM now available

spike & jérôme’s Collaboration Ale from Terrapin & BFM now available | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

One of the most anticipated beers in Terrapin cellar was finally released from its conditioning tank and bottled last week at Terrapin Beer Company in Athens GA. The beer, a Barley Ryne that had been aging on oak and bourbon wood for almost a year, is the product of a 2011 collaboration between Terrapin and Swiss brewery Brasseries Des Franches-Montagnes (BFM).


In 2011, Terrapin brew master Brian “Spike” Buckowski traveled to the Swiss Alps to visit and brew with Jérôme Rebetez, brew master of BFM. The resulting 10.0276% ABV Barley Ryne, simply called spike & jérôme’s Collaboration Ale, was released in the US earlier this year to the great joy of all who were lucky enough to score one of the 11.4 oz flip-top bottles.

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Blue States = Brew States

Blue States = Brew States | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

Remarkably, every one of the 25 most densely brewed states voted for Obama in 2008. Those blue states account for 335 electoral votes – much more than the 270 needed for victory. Statisticians call this a positive correlation.

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50 Ways to Open A Beer Bottle

This is a short film that I was a part of for Adam Young's solo Art Show at Common House Gallery entitled: Songs of the Early Riser. Adam had a concept for a video installation. I took his concept and put it into a video. We originally had 4 different edits looping at the show in his installation, but this edit is a compilation of my favorite clips from the three day shoot. This has been the most fun project I have been a part of to date. Sitting around with your friends killing a couple of six packs of beer trying to think of different means to open your next drink is pretty fun. I encourage you to try it. Curator's Note: There is a noticeable absense of women in this video. Wonder why...

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Low Rider Music Video - War (1975)

Posting this in honor of Sweetwater's new LowRYEder IPA. Enjoy..


"Low Rider" is a song written by the band War and appearing on their 1975 album "Why Can't We Be Friends?". It reached number one on the Billboard R&B charts and peaked at number seven on the Pop Singles chart. According to the Allmusic review of the song, "the lyric takes the cool image of the lowrider — the Chicano culture practice of hydraulically hot-rodding classic cars — and using innuendo, extends the image to a lifestyle." War, originally called Eric Burdon and War and often typeset as WAR, is an American funk band from California. Formed in 1969, War was a musical crossover band which fused elements of rock, funk, jazz, Latin music, rhythm and blues, and reggae. The band also transcended racial and cultural barriers with a multi-ethnic line-up. The band has sold over 50 million records to date. Video by DJ Buddy Loves Old School


See also: Sweetwater announces LowRYEder IPA

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Atlanta Beer Week: OCT 20 - 27

Atlanta Beer Week: OCT 20 - 27 | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

It's official. Atlanta, GA. has become a top catalyst in the brewing revolution and has garnered the acclaim from aficionados, entrepreneurs and breweries throughout the nation as the beer capital of the Southeast. Servings as the home of the #23 brewery in the nation regarding sheer volume -SweetWater- along with a number of other burgeoning craft breweries originating in Georgia's capital and throughout the state including Athens' Terrapin, Burnt Hickory, Red Hare, Monday Night Brewing, Jailhouse, and the soon-to-be Decatur-based Wild Heaven, it's only right that this city of six million-plus deserves to host Atlanta Beer Week 2012, October 20-27!

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Brewets: Brewer-Musician Collaborations

Brewets: Brewer-Musician Collaborations | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

Many bands are comprised of a guitar, bass, drums and a singer. Beer is made from hops, malted barley, water and yeast. The similarities between those four instruments and ingredients truly rock!


Think of a beer’s malt bill as the bass, providing the foundation by laying down the rhythm. Hops are analogous to guitars, as top notes keep everything in harmony and are usually flashier. Tempo is the crucial element of any given piece—yet rarely gets the glory—so water plays the role of drums. Finally, what’s a song without a melody, so think of the voice as yeast. Coincidence?

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Tap Happy Towns Across America

Tap Happy Towns Across America | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

As if we didn’t already have plenty of great reasons to get out there and delve into the national beer cooler, along comes the relatively recent advent of “beer weeks”: citywide beer celebrations of American craft brewing. They’re popping up everywhere. It’s simple: for seven to twelve days members of local beer communities come together to plan public tastings, parties, panel discussions and demos, beer releases, and other throw downs. There’s always plenty for the aficionado, but beer weeks are even better for the curious imbiber eager to see what all the fuss is about. It’s a great way to meet local beer lovers and brewers, and taste the latest beers coming in fresh for the season. Some feature hundreds of meet-ups and events. And read on for a list of six fall beer weeks worth traveling for.

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Red Brick Smoked Vanilla Gorilla Whiskey Barrel-aged Vanilla Porter returning soon

Red Brick Smoked Vanilla Gorilla Whiskey Barrel-aged Vanilla Porter returning soon | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

Vanilla Gorilla, a ‘cult favorite’ as it is deemed by many, will hit the shelves and restaurants in early October. The 2012 Vanilla Gorilla release is a smoked, vanilla porter. When you see it out and about, be sure to get some while supplies last as we are brewing a very limited quantity!


This release is the fourth in our Brick Mason series and quite possibly the last release in the series for 2012.


~ Red Brick Brewing | Atlanta, GA via BeerPulse.com

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Terrapin Oaked Big Hoppy Monster Imperial Red Ale

Terrapin Oaked Big Hoppy Monster Imperial Red Ale | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

Rumbling onto shelves soon is Terrapin Beer Co.’s long-running imperial red ale: Big Hoppy Monster! As the founding member of the Monster Beer Tour series of high-gravity seasonal brews, this year’s release gets an upgrade: Terrapin has aged the entire batch on French oak! Originally released in fall of 2004 in a nod to the state of Georgia raising the ABV limit from 6% to 14%, the oaked version of Big Hoppy Monster has previously been available to only a lucky few on draft.


“Oaked” Big Hoppy Monster Imperial Red Ale pours with a luscious garnet color. Expect this brew to lead with a big American-style hop aroma, that’s quickly complemented by a monstrous malt backbone. With its rich oaky notes and hints of vanilla, this monster of a beer hits on all cylinders. Our “Oaked” Big Hoppy Monster is one enormous beer that goes down smooth, but watch out! This Monster bites!

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Samuel Adams Oktoberfest Milkshake

Samuel Adams Oktoberfest Milkshake | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

As Oktoberfest celebrations come to a head this fall, Red Robin’s new shake will leave beer enthusiasts and dessert-lovers alike craving a cold one—a cold beer milkshake, that is! Now through Nov. 11 (or until supplies last), Red Robin is featuring the Samuel Adams® Octoberfest Milkshake – a unique 21 and over milkshake made with creamy soft serve ice cream, Samuel Adams® Octoberfest draft, vanilla and caramel. A sip of this one-of-a-kind shake will rouse a round of toasts and solve one epic food dilemma, right up there with coffee or tea, onion rings or French fries, and soup or salad. The Octoberfest Milkshake offers a sweet solution – a milkshake and beer – in, one satisfying drink.

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Vote Now! Great American Beer Bar Finals

Vote Now! Great American Beer Bar Finals | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

CraftBeer.com's search for the nation's Great American Beer Bars continues here with the final vote! Last month we asked our visitors to nominate their favorite craft beer bars in the country, and the response was enormous, gathering over 3,300 nominations.


We've narrowed down the contest to the 10 most nominated bars in each of five regions of the country. Now it's up to you to decide which craft beer bars will be able to proudly wear the badge of one of the Great American Beer Bars.

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Pucker Up, Buttercup {sour beer}

Pucker Up, Buttercup {sour beer} | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

Sour beer—craft beer’s answer to a well-made margarita—is the new IPA. In other words, it’s well worth seeking out, because it takes your palate to another, more memorable place, and, hey, why are you drinking to forget?


Tart, quenching, and refreshing, the best examples share the lemony kick of strong, citrusy cocktails and certain sauvignon blancs, though the manner in which sour beers get this way is radically different than that of those classic refreshers.

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Innis and Gunn Spiced Rum Aged Beer debuts this month

Innis and Gunn Spiced Rum Aged Beer debuts this month | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

This month pioneering Scottish craft beer maker, Innis & Gunn, releases its third exclusive limited edition for the US market: a small-batch Spiced Rum Aged brew infused with the finest spiced rum from the Caribbean. In a landmark move by the brewer, which has won worldwide plaudits for its innovative oak-aged beer, this is believed to be the first Spiced Rum Aged beer to be made for the US. Spiced Rum is the fastest growing segment of the Rum Market in the USA with over 9-million cases being sold each year.

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Epicurean Lifestyle Network

Epicurean Lifestyle Network | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

Epicurean Friends is an international lifestyle network for smart and interesting people who enjoy food, beer, wine and other Epicurean pleasures. Details at http://EpicureanPleasures.com

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Fall is the time to be drinking IPAs

Fall is the time to be drinking IPAs | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

Certain beer styles just taste better at different times of the year. Give me a big Stout or Quadrupel in the dead of winter. I'll take a Saison or Hefeweizen on those 90+ degree summer days in Atlanta. And as college football begins and fall is on the horizon, all I want to drink are IPAs.


Beer styles tend to have hot streaks and become the must haves of the moment. Currently, sour and barrel-aged beers are all the rage, but those will someday lose their popularity and a new flash-in-the-pan style will have its moment to shine. One style though, has remained tried and true since its inception and has become the unofficial staple American craft beer: the India Pale Ale.

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SweetWater LowRYEder IPA arrives in GA...

SweetWater LowRYEder IPA arrives in GA... | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

Originally posted Aug. 29, 2012 > SweetWater Brewing Company revealed details on the upcoming release of the newest annual brew to join the lineup – LowRYEder, a rye IPA.


See also: Low Rider Music Video by WAR

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