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Keeping it Southern

What’s with all the southern references on this blog lately? I have no idea.  Anyways, here’s some more, Jamabalaya and Abita at the Hopmonk this weekend, details below.  (more…)

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It isn’t exactly news that Russian River has begun bottling a couple of their previously tap-only beers.  Pliny the Elder, their famous Imperial IPA, and Blind Big IPA are the first brews from Russian River to get the bottling treatment at the new brewing facilities in Santa Rosa.  Availability of these brews is no problem for a local, but I wanted to know how these held up in the bottle compared to the fresh taps at the pub, so I grabbed one bottle of each and brought them home for a little taste.  (more…)

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They didn’t exactly crash the festival, they were brought to the festival by Bières Sans Frontières. They stock the International Bar at the GBBF, which includes beers from around the world, not just the U.S.  (more…)

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Did you know that the first Saturday in May is National Homebrew Day?  The Brewer’s Association coordinates an event called the Big Brew.  Basically, it is a day to introduce the hobby of homebrewing to all of your non-brewing friends.  Keep reading for more details and find a way to participate in the Big Brew 2008.  (more…)

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Writing is so boring. Clicking away at the keyboard, trying to be witty, it all smacks of effort, and to be honest, I really am lazy. So to tell you more about German Beer Day, I letting a little media outlet called the BBC do the heavy lifting. Click through for some audio about day marking our favorite beverage. (more…)

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Well, Earth Day is here. Today is a day when we can look at our actions and how they affect the Earth, and hopefully minimize those effects. I thought, what better way to help than to shed some light on the ways we as homebrewers can do some good and minimize our impacts. (more…)

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We have a global economy, most of the products you buy have links to various places around the world. Maybe the plastic was produced in China, the product assembled in Central America, the company who sells the item could be European, and we buy it at a store here in the United States. So if the everyday products we buy can be from the far reaches of the globe, why has it taken so long for the Bay area to get kegs of beer from Delaware? Does it matter? They are here now. (more…)

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