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Entries from December 2007

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 […]

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Tags: Beer · Coors

Widmer Brothers works with home brewers to create Collaborator beers

December 30th, 2007 · Comments Off on Widmer Brothers works with home brewers to create Collaborator beers

The Oregonian has a story about the Widmer Brothers Brewery working with home brewers to give them a chance to scale their home brews up to a commercial sized batch. This sound like a create idea to give home brewers a chance to have their own beers on tap at a few pub.

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Joe Sixpack’s brews of the year

December 28th, 2007 · Comments Off on Joe Sixpack’s brews of the year

Joe Sixpack from the Philadelphia Daily News sums up his 6 favorite beers of the year. 1. Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon (Norway): An imperial stout with 16 percent alcohol (at $25 a bottle), this baby set the pace for a new wave of Scandinavian beers. 2. Goose Island Matilda (Illinois): A surprisingly authentic Orval Trappist […]

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Tags: Avery · CO · DE · Dodfish Head · Goose Island · Russian River Brewing Company · Schneider & Brooklyner · Stoudt · Yards

Last batch of Hop Pocket brewed at Dominion

December 20th, 2007 · Comments Off on Last batch of Hop Pocket brewed at Dominion

Last night Bob Tupper let us know that the last batch of Tupper’s Hop Pocket Ale has just been brewed at Old Dominion. After the Fordham/Anheuser-Busch take over of Old Dominion, Dominion decided to drop their contact brewing business. This left Bob looking for a new location to brew his award winning Hop Pocket Ale. […]

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Tags: Tuppers

Duclaw Venom going on hiatus

December 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I had a brief discussion with Jim Wager from Duclaw last night. I was asking about about my perception that Venom’s taste has change over the years. Jim reassured me that the receipt has remained exactly the same. It could be other things like the brewery move or my tastes that have changed the taste […]

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Tags: DuClaw · MD

flying dog relocating to MD

December 12th, 2007 · Comments Off on flying dog relocating to MD

I didn’t see this coming, but Flying Dog Brewery is going to relocate all its beer brewing operations to Maryland. If you remember Flying dog bought the Frederick Brewing/Wild Goose Brewery in 2006. Colorado’s No. 2 craft brewer plans to stop brewing beer in Denver next month and will relocate all of its beer-making operations […]

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Tags: flying dog · MD

Beer hunt

December 1st, 2007 · Comments Off on Beer hunt

I mentioned that I wanted to try some of Bells Winter White Ale, well we were out at the Lost Dog Cafe in Arlington VA and I found a six pack So while there I had a pint of Bells Porter a print of Stone IPA and a six pack of Winter White Ale to […]

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Tags: Bells

Beer Disasters

December 1st, 2007 · Comments Off on Beer Disasters

This week saw a couple of beer disasters, first Guinness loose 36,000 pints of beer now a 40 tonnes of beer is lost in a motor way accident. I just hope someone is enjoying some of that beer.

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Tags: Guinness