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Magic Hat is upgrading it’s brewery

April 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Magic Hat is spending 6.5 million on expanding it’s brew house.

The current expansion will allow the brewery to make 300,000 barrels of beer a year, twice what facility has the capacity it has for now. The new 7,000-square-foot building will house a new bottling machine capable of filling 400 bottles a minute, up from 100 bottles a minute on the current machine. A new 150-barrel brew house will replace the 50-barrel brew house; and new fermenting and conditioning tanks, as well as expanded refrigeration and storage space, will allow the company to grow steadily.

Burlington Free Press.com

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Photos from the Wild Goose Brewing Company

March 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Photos from the SPBW visit to the Wild Goose Brewing Company/Flying Dog Brewery

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Campaign to bar Darling from pubsBBC News | Scotland | UK Edition

March 26th, 2008 · No Comments

A bar is credited with inspiring an internet campaign to bar the chancellor from every pub in Britain.

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Bell’s upgrades it temperature monitoring

February 11th, 2008 · No Comments

There is an interesting article out there about Bell’s upgrading it temperature monitoring system. Its one of those articles for the industrial engineer or the geek in you.

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East Coast beer festival

February 11th, 2008 · No Comments

BeerAdvocate is planning its first annual “American Craft Beer Fest” (ACBF) to be held on June 20 & 21 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, festival will feature 3-sessions, inviting upwards of 75 breweries, and serving at least 300 craft beers with an expected attendance of 15,000 appreciators of beer.

Read the press release for more information

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Beer options in Washington DC

February 7th, 2008 · No Comments

The Washington Post has a couple articles talking about craft beer options in the city.

Beer Paradise in logan circle

Rustico in Alexandria

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Costco to launch its own craft beer label

February 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I am not sure that a Kirkland branded beer would be on my shopping list. I have seen the Trader Joe’s branded beer and was alway curious about who was making it but never enough to make me reach over and grab a 6 pack.

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The Bender Brewing machine

January 7th, 2008 · No Comments

So you have seen the Matt Groening TV show Futurama? You remember the robot Bender. Well there is a guy in New Zealand that had built a life sized Bender with a fermenter inside. I think this guy has to much time on his hands, but he is making beer so it is worth mentioning here. Enjoy

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Wash Post Article on Beer

January 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

The Washington Post article talks about the problems Bob and Ellie Tupper have been having finding a new home for Tuppers Hop Pocket now that Old Dominion has stopped brewing it. I am guessing the writer of the story went to the same beer tastings I went to at the Brickskeller since a lot of those quotes do sound very familiar.

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Mystery Object in scotland

December 30th, 2007 · 2 Comments

A Mystery object washed up on the shores of Scotland has been identified as a Coors Fermentation tank.

The container was found by a dog walker on Poll Na Crann beach – known locally as Stinky Bay – near Griminish, on west Benbecula.

First off, how did this get into the seas? Second why didn’t anyone miss it? I did a little googling but didn’t find anymore information on the subject.

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