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There was a time when beer was swill and there was an option that was slightly less swilly, and it was called Michelob. Then, real beer hit the market and Michelob fell back to the level of swill. Now, it looks like Anheuser-Busch is trying to bring an end to that and has established Michelob Brewing Company, an autonomous unit under the A-B umbrella.  (more…)

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As homebrewers, we all have our favorite recipes. Some have fond memories associated with them, some are adventurous successes that pushed our limits of creativity, and some are just plain excellent beers. Well, my pale ale, Rats in the Attic, is my favorite recipe. (more…)

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This weekend I wanted to get into the beer closet and treat myself.  I’ve been avoiding this bottle because it’s a big beer and it’s a full 750 mL bottle, so it wasn’t meant for a work night.  What is this wonderful beer?  Terrible from Unibroue.  (more…)

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Firkin Sweet!

Yes, I know, it’s a bad pun, but I couldn’t help myself.  What, you don’t get it?  A Firkin is a traditional wooden cask equal to a quarter barrel.  So what?  Beer served from a firkin is naturally carbonated without added CO2 or Nitrogen.  Brits refer to these kinds of beers as real ale.  Are we on the same page yet?  Well I’ll tell you what the firk I’m talking about if you just listen and stop asking questions.  (more…)

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I usually try to stay on top of beer related events, especially when they are in my neck of the woods (Sonoma County), but I let this one slip by me.  The Battle of the Brews is going on tonight.  Put on by the 20-30 of Santa Rosa, it’s usually a fun event and the benefits go to children.  Sound good?  Keep reading.  (more…)

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Here is another update on the Beer Bracket Scores. (51 is a perfect score) (more…)

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If this guy had the internet, he’d read this blog.  (more…)

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