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Americans Prefer Beer Over Wine..

Americans Prefer Beer Over Wine.. | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

According to a recent Gallup report, Americans like beer more than wine. Additional studies have shown that those in the East Coast are more likely to drink wine, whereas drinkers in the Midwest show the greatest preference for beer. There's also a gender gap -- with women more likely to choose wine than men.


Thirty-nine percent of Americans said that they drink beer the most of any alcoholic beverage, followed by 35 percent of Americans saying they drink wine the most. The rest (at 22 percent) preferred liquor.


~ Village Voice

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SweetWater heading to Tampa & Orlando

SweetWater heading to Tampa & Orlando | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

Press Release: (Atlanta, GA) – SweetWater Brewing Company, the folks who make 420 Extra Pale Ale, is excited to announce their expansion into Tampa and Orlando this fall.

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Food made with beer is food full of love!

Food made with beer is food full of love! | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

Food made with beer is food full of love! Top 5 food-with-beer recipes. by Michael Erickson, Fifth Groupv Restaurants, Atlanta

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Holy Hops: Your Next Beer May Have Been Brewed by Monks

Holy Hops: Your Next Beer May Have Been Brewed by Monks | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

You probably know some beer drinkers who take their brews as seriously as they do religion. And for some, beer is their religion: devout monks have been brewing high quality beer for centuries and show no signs of slowing down. In the Middle Ages monks began brewing beer for health and economic reasons. See also: History Lesson That Goes Down Easy

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OMG Hops! Bugs Bunny would approve...

OMG Hops! Bugs Bunny would approve... | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

If German brewers are the masters of malt and Belgian brewers are the wizards of yeast, then American craft brewers are undoubtedly the kings of the hop. ~ CraftBeer.com


Which of the hoppy beers make you the happiest? Mine include HOPsecutioner, a local brew inspired by a turtle and HOPtimum Serial IPA, a relatively new brew which comes from the ever-creative folks at Sierra Nevada...

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Craft Beer Power Rankings

Craft Beer Power Rankings | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

Thirty years ago, the concept of a craft-beer power ranking system was inconceivable. Back then, there were only a handful of breweries pumping out suds that deviated from the watery-lager norm. Fast-forward to 2012 and there are more than 2,000 breweries in the country — with another 600 or 700 on the way. The scope of innovative beers is nothing short of stunning, with sour ales, bitter IPAs and barrel-aged stouts now the norm. Who’s leading the sudsy charge? Here’s our list of the most influential craft breweries today. ~ Food Republic


See also: Craft Brews Top Post-Civil War Count

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This History Lesson Goes Down Easy...

This History Lesson Goes Down Easy... | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

Craft Beer Lesson


IMHO, 21st Amendment Brewery makes some of the best craft beers in America, period. Craft brewmeisters are a pretty creative lot but Nico and Shaun at 21A have the set the standard when it comes to creative names for their beers. My favorite (so far) is Monk's Blood. Believe me when I say that drinking this Belgian dark ale is a religious experience, although word has it they just retired this nectar of the gods. Another interesting note is that all 21A beers are draught or cans - no bottles. Any questions? ~ CBR


History Lesson


The Twenty-first Amendment (Amendment XXI) to the United States Constitution repealed the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which had mandated nationwide Prohibition on alcohol on January 17, 1920. The Twenty-first amendment was ratified on December 5, 1933. It is unique among the 27 Amendments of the U.S. Constitution for being the only one to repeal a previous Amendment, and for being the only one to have been ratified by the method of the state ratifying convention.


The Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution had ushered in a period of time known as "Prohibition", during which the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages was illegal. Passage of the Eighteenth Amendment in 1919 was the crowning achievement of the temperance movement, but it soon proved highly unpopular. Crime rates soared under Prohibition as gangsters made millions of dollars on illegal alcohol sales, and corruption was rife among law enforcement agencies. In 1932, wealthy industrialist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. stated in a letter:


"When Prohibition was introduced, I hoped that it would be widely supported by public opinion and the day would soon come when the evil effects of alcohol would be recognized. I have slowly and reluctantly come to believe that this has not been the result. Instead, drinking has generally increased; the speakeasy has replaced the saloon; a vast army of lawbreakers has appeared; many of our best citizens have openly ignored Prohibition; respect for the law has been greatly lessened; and crime has increased to a level never seen before."


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Source: Wikipedia

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Beer101 Course: Beer Basics

Beer101 Course: Beer Basics | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it
Take this beginner course to advance your beer knowledge. Beer101 includes the history of beer, brewing ingredients, ABV, beer styles, tasting beer, and pairing beers with food.
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Sustainable Uses of Spent Grain {craft beer}

Sustainable Uses of Spent Grain {craft beer} | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

Spent grain—leftover malt and adjuncts after the mash has extracted most of the sugars, proteins, and nutrients—can constitute as much as 85 percent of a brewery’s total by-products, and craft brewers all over the country have devised innovative ways to prevent most of it from going to waste.

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Feast Portland: Craft Brew Heaven

Feast Portland: Craft Brew Heaven | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

Portland is known for many things—great beer, wine, restaurants and bars, a certain comedy show that hilariously skewers the city’s quirky, guerilla gourmet sensibility. But it hasn’t been until now that all of its edible, potable charms came together in one epic long weekend. Enter Feast Portland, which we’re calling nothing less than the SXSW of food and drink. Thousands are expected to visit the city for a chance to not only rub shoulders with the city’s and region’s top chefs and hooch-masters but a boatload of nationally known experts as well.

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Art Meets Craft...

Art Meets Craft... | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

The only thing that comes close to the yummy stuff that goes INSIDE the cans is the funny stuff that goes on the OUTSIDE of the cans...


CraftBanks.com > News & Reviews for the Canned Beer Revolution

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All About The Belgians

All About The Belgians | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

Notwithstanding their individualism, Belgian brewers have strong ties to their history and tradition of brewing. What does all this mean to the Belgian beer drinker? ~ David Jensen from Beer47.com for Huffington Post Food | Please note that the image used as the page background on this clog is by David Jensen as well.


See also: Brick Store Belgium Room in Decautr, GA {via Beer Advocate}

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Craft Brews Top Post Civil War Count {huh?}

Craft Brews Top Post Civil War Count {huh?} | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

We love craft beer, and we're not afraid to talk your ear off about it. It turns out, we're not alone. According to the Brewers Association, there are now 2,126 craft breweries in the U.S., more than there have been since 1890. This number includes 350 new breweries that have opened since June 2011 alone. Guys, we get it -- you want more beer. ~ Brewer's Association via Huffington Post

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Great American Beer Festival {sold out}

Great American Beer Festival {sold out} | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it

Sadly, this classic brew-ha-ha, which takes place in Denver every year, is sold out. However, I am posting this information in hopes that the "right people" will see this and be inspired to pull together a world-class beer event like this for Atlanta.


{hint hint}


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Why Craft Beer?

Why Craft Beer? | Craft Brew Review | Scoop.it
Craft beer is many different things to many different people and most beer lovers have a story of discovery to share. Craft beer has been described variously as ten minutes of pleasure, pure happiness in a glass, full flavored, authentic, archetypical, an intellectual beverage that is to be savored not swilled and much, much more.
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