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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 […]

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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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Bell’s upgrades it temperature monitoring

February 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on Bell’s upgrades it temperature monitoring

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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Tags: Beer · Bells · MI

East Coast beer festival

February 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on East Coast beer festival

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 […]

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Tags: Beer · MA

Beer options in Washington DC

February 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on Beer options in Washington DC

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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Tags: Beer · DC · VA

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 · Comments Off on The Bender Brewing machine

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 […]

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Wash Post Article on Beer

January 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Wash Post Article on Beer

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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