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In search of imbibable bliss
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Craft Beer Is Booming, but Brewers See Crossroads

Craft Beer Is Booming, but Brewers See Crossroads | The Quest for Brewed Nirvana | Scoop.it
Differing views on the growth of craft beer may determine its future.
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Charts the growth of anti-macro breweries since 1979

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Jeff Baker: Irony in Budweiser's war on craft beer - BurlingtonFreePress.com

Jeff Baker: Irony in Budweiser's war on craft beer - BurlingtonFreePress.com | The Quest for Brewed Nirvana | Scoop.it
During the Super Bowl, Budweiser insulted craft beer brewers and drinkers
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During the Super Bowl, Budweiser flipped the bird to craft beer. A bunch of times.

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A Fight Is Brewing

A Fight Is Brewing | The Quest for Brewed Nirvana | Scoop.it
The creators of some of the most distinctive craft beers in the world are identical twins from Denmark. They also can’t stand each other.
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Ancient tomb of Egyptian beer producer uncovered in Luxor - Raw Story

Ancient tomb of Egyptian beer producer uncovered in Luxor - Raw Story | The Quest for Brewed Nirvana | Scoop.it
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Ancient tomb of Egyptian beer producer uncovered in Luxor
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... written “Death on the Nile”. Agence France-Presse.
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Your Beermonger: New Beers Resolution - ARL now

Your Beermonger: New Beers Resolution - ARL now | The Quest for Brewed Nirvana | Scoop.it
Your Beermonger: New Beers Resolution ARL now There are just too many great options in our area for beer lovers, from ChurchKey to Right Proper, Meridian Pint, Black Squirrel, Mad Fox, Port City, DC Brau, BlueJacket and so many more—this year I'm...
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2013: The Year in Beer | DC Beer

2013: The Year in Beer | DC Beer | The Quest for Brewed Nirvana | Scoop.it
The new calendar adorning your cubicle wall confirms it: it's a season for reflection. With 2013 done and dusted, DC Beer writers and contributors have had ample time to think back on the highs and lows of this past year (and ...
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Celebrating the Craft Beer Boom in 2014 - Richmond.com

Celebrating the Craft Beer Boom in 2014 - Richmond.com | The Quest for Brewed Nirvana | Scoop.it
Celebrating the Craft Beer Boom in 2014
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When my not-so-secret vice is also good for my hometown, it's cause to celebrate.
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In the Craft Beer World, a Pecking Order Emerges - TIME

In the Craft Beer World, a Pecking Order Emerges - TIME | The Quest for Brewed Nirvana | Scoop.it
In the Craft Beer World, a Pecking Order Emerges
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Not all suds claiming the “craft beer” label are created equal.
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Some "craft" beer is merely "crafty."

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New “Just-Add-Water” Beer Debuts

New “Just-Add-Water” Beer Debuts | The Quest for Brewed Nirvana | Scoop.it
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Beer concentrate is right in there with Tang, Mio, coffee extract, and airplane bottles of booze. Of those, it's most like coffee extract, in that I'd be tempted to give it a whirl without adding water!  H/T: Scott Nestler.

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Twitter / AdroitTheory: Our newest beer will be called: ...

RT @AdroitTheory: Our newest beer will be called: SACRIFICIAL RAM. If you want a taste tester bottle, email info@adroit-theory.com... http://t.co/MOxeW4aL
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Beer Is Getting More Like Wine. Is That Good or Bad?

Beer Is Getting More Like Wine. Is That Good or Bad? | The Quest for Brewed Nirvana | Scoop.it
Those inclined to roll their eyes at beer snobbery have plenty of reasons to do so these days.
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I like beer and I can even understand people who become somewhat obsessive. My goal is the Quest for Brewed Nirvana. Along the journey I simply want to enjoy the variety, deepen my understanding, and keep it real.

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Beer and Food Trucks and Glow Sticks! Oh My! | Dining in DC

Beer and Food Trucks and Glow Sticks! Oh My! | Dining in DC | The Quest for Brewed Nirvana | Scoop.it
Hipsters, wonks, students and more came out to sample beers from more than 50 different breweries and chow down on a selection of DC's notoriously vast food truck scene. Festival goers were treated to a party scene ...
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Yours for Good Fermentables ™: Oktoberfest in Shirlington, Va.

Yours for Good Fermentables ™: Oktoberfest in Shirlington, Va. | The Quest for Brewed Nirvana | Scoop.it
But reside in northern Virginia? Try the Capitol City Brewing Company Oktoberfest, with beers from over 50 breweries (including the Festbiers of the six Munich breweries), held outdoors in the four blocks fronting the brewpub ...
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2015 Craft Beer Budweiser Super Bowl Spoof

A A little spoof of Budweiser's Super Bowl Ad. #drinkcraft http://www.hopstories.com http://www.facebook.com/hopstories http://www.twitter.com/hopstories http://www.instagram.com/hopstories...

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A nice counter to A-B InBev's offensive Super Bowl ad

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Milton Glaser Critiques Modern Beer Art

Milton Glaser Critiques Modern Beer Art | The Quest for Brewed Nirvana | Scoop.it
The 84-year-old graphic-design legend who created the Brooklyn Brewery identity weighs in on what craft breweries are doing right and wrong. (“The surface is so unpleasant.
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Bluejacket and head brewer Megan Parisi part ways

Bluejacket and head brewer Megan Parisi part ways | The Quest for Brewed Nirvana | Scoop.it
The three-month-old Navy Yard brewery is making changes to its collaborative brewing team.
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Parisi agreed the job wasn't a great fit for her or for Bluejacket. She compared the situation to buying a pair of shoes that don't quite match the shape of your feet. "It's nothing wrong with the shoes and nothing wrong with your feet," said Parisi, 42. The two just don't fit well. 

 

At the same time as Parisi's departure, Bluejacket has hired Owen Miller, a Brown University biology graduate who has apprenticed at several breweries in Europe, including De Struise Brouwers in Belgium and Thornbridge Brewery in England. Formerly a brewing assistant at Hill Farmstead Brewery in Vermont, Miller was working as a coffee roaster and barista at Four Barrel in San Francisco and as a brewer at Mill Valley Beerworks in Marin County when he got tapped by Bluejacket.

 

Engert said Miller will start soon with Bluejacket and become the fourth member of the brewing team, which also includes Engert, former Evening Star Cafe sous chef Josh Chapman and Bobby Bump, a former brewer at Allagash Brewing Co. None of them willassume "head brewer" status, which reflects the collaborative nature of the team, Engert says.

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Have a Beer With...Matt Rose of Forge Brew Works | DC Beer

Have a Beer With...Matt Rose of Forge Brew Works | DC Beer | The Quest for Brewed Nirvana | Scoop.it
When I first spoke with Matt Rose, founder and head brewer of Lorton, Virginia's Forge Brew Works, he was in the middle of a brew day, and not just any brew day. The recipe was for an imperial oatmeal rye, a beast of a beer ...
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Day Trip: Frederick, Maryland | SaraBozich.com

Day Trip: Frederick, Maryland | SaraBozich.com | The Quest for Brewed Nirvana | Scoop.it
Craft Beer. Frederick has been experiencing an exciting craft beer revolution over the past few years with new breweries popping up all the time. In just about every bar around town you'll be able to find beers from Flying Dog ...
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CAMRA - Community Pubs Campaign - Pubs & the Economy

CAMRA - Community Pubs Campaign - Pubs & the Economy | The Quest for Brewed Nirvana | Scoop.it
Pubs and the Economy' will be launched in January and plays part of the planned activities for CAMRA's Key Campaign 4 'to raise the profile of pub-going and increase the number of people using pubs regularly (If you're a landlord get involved with...
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Iraq Vets Join Ranks of Va's Rising Craft Beer Biz

Iraq Vets Join Ranks of Va's Rising Craft Beer Biz | The Quest for Brewed Nirvana | Scoop.it
Two Iraq War veterans eager to slake a growing American thirst for craft beer are setting up a brewery less than a mile from the main runway for the Navy's East Coast master jet base.
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Young Veterans Brewing Co. is set to open in September in military-heavy Hampton Roads area of southeastern Virginia. For the brewery president, Thomas Wilder, and the co-founder, Neil McCanon, the business was born of struggles the two endured after they returned to American soil in 2005 from their combat assignments in Iraq.

 

"Brewing With the Freedom We Fought For."

 

I like the taste of FREEDOM!

 

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PhilosFX: Where will YOU be August 11-18, 2013?

PhilosFX: Where will YOU be August 11-18, 2013? | The Quest for Brewed Nirvana | Scoop.it
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Links to the best happenings in the 5th annual DC Beer Week.

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PhilosFX: Burgeoning Brewing Scene in Our Nation's Capitol

PhilosFX: Burgeoning Brewing Scene in Our Nation's Capitol | The Quest for Brewed Nirvana | Scoop.it
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Comprehensive list of 198 breweries--past, present, and future--in the DC Area.  

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Thirsty work

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How long does it take to afford a beer?ON SEPTEMBER 22nd, the beer started flowing at Oktoberfest in Munich, an annual Bavarian beer festival which confusingly...
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A mysterious brew is committing the Perfect Crime

A mysterious brew is committing the Perfect Crime | The Quest for Brewed Nirvana | Scoop.it

It's late at night. You are reading a detective novel in bed. Wouldn't a nice glass of dark ale be the perfect accompaniment? A whispered warning comes from the shadows, "A dark and stormy brew is about to steal your palate."

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Taste of DC Returns; What You Can Expect This Year - NBC4 Washington

Taste of DC Returns; What You Can Expect This Year - NBC4 Washington | The Quest for Brewed Nirvana | Scoop.it
Taste of DC Returns; What You Can Expect This YearNBC4 WashingtonBeer enthusiasts will enjoy the "Beer Pavilion" with more than 40 local, national and international brews in both tasting ($2-$3)and full pour servings (5-$6).
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