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Entries from November 2007

Winter warmers.

November 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Interested in some winter bears, the Pittsburgh Tribune has a review of some winter seasonals. After reading Going in a completely different direction, Bell’s Brewery Winter White Ale uses American wheat and classic German Hefe and Belgian yeasts for a spicy, fruity brew with a clean, frothy finish. “While winter is dark and bleak,” Bell […]

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Tags: Bells

Whats in the fridge

November 28th, 2007 · No Comments

I picked up a six pack of Rogue’s Santa’s Private Reserve from World Market in Dulles. I wasn’t sure what to expect but thought it might be a winter warmer type beer. Overall disappointed in the beer, it is drinkable but in my opinion is on the bland side. On a recent visit to Whole […]

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Tags: Caledonian · OR · Rogue

Would you pay $30 a beer

November 21st, 2007 · No Comments

The San Jose Mercury News is running a story on beers that are going up market. John Alderete is opening Mayfield Brewing Co. in Palo Alto. One is a pale beer that began its life as a traditional India Pale Ale but has been fermenting, first in a French oak barrel that formerly held zinfandel, […]

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Tags: Brooklyn · Mayfield · NY

Dogfish Head featured in Business Week

November 20th, 2007 · No Comments

Sam from Dogfish Head Brewery is interviewed for a Business Week Piece Our beer is special because of what we put inside the bottle, not the hype and slick advertising that happens outside of the bottle.

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Tags: Beer · DE · Dodfish Head

Even the British Geeks are complaining

November 20th, 2007 · No Comments

If you are not an IT person then you probably don’t read the UK web site The Regsiter, so you probably missed their amusing response to beer prices increasing Booze industry experts have issued a chilling warning that the British pint could hit £4 a pop – a price hike provoked by crap weather which […]

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Tags: Beer

International Beer

November 15th, 2007 · No Comments

I managed to miss that Carlsberg was trying to buy Scottish and Newcastle. I found this piece that talks about some of the current mergers and acquisition activity in the beer world including expansion into china. Here is a story from the BBC on the subject.

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Tags: Carlsberg · Scottish and Newcastle

RFD for an evening of great beers and delicious food pairings

November 14th, 2007 · No Comments

I forgot to post this one, tomorrow night (thursday) RFD is hosting evening of great beers and delicious food pairings. Here is Dave’s email on the subject Howdy Rowdies and Holy Goldie! Let’s hear it for the girls! ONE NIGHT ONLY Thursday November 15th Author Lucy Saunders comes to RFD for an evening of great […]

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Tags: RFD

Redhook and Widmer Brothers to merge

November 14th, 2007 · No Comments

The Seatle Times is reporting that Redhook and Widmer Brothers to merge. Both companies will keep their existing breweries, including Widmer’s breweries in Portland and Redhook’s in Woodinville and Portsmouth, N.H. They also plan to continue making their existing beers, including Redhook’s ESB and Widmer’s Hefeweizen.

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Tags: Redhook · Widmer Brothers

More coverage on the price of beer going up

November 14th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Seem to bee the hot topic in the press, today the LA Times is running a piece on the cost of beer going up. For their article they talked with Snipes Mountain Brewery and Tommyknocker Brewery. Snipes Mountain saw its barley malt prices grow 10% to 15% this year, and it paid $12.35 a pound […]

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Tags: Snipes Mountain · Tommyknocker

Winter Beer

November 14th, 2007 · 1 Comment

If you like strong winter beers then The Washington post has some suggestions for you. The Author had a chance to sample the following large selection of beers,  Anchor Brewing’s Co Our Special Ale, Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale, Clipper City Brewing Co’s Winter Storm, Old Dominion Brewing Co’s Dominion Winter Brew, Wild Goose Brewery’s Snow […]

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Tags: Anchor · Beer · Brooklyn · Clipper City · Fordham · Michelob · Old Dominion · Sierra Nevada · Troegs · Wild Goose