Dogfish Head and Samuel Adams to Brew up a batch.

There is not too much I need to say about this. Just read the article and find out all you need to know.

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Bottle-aging beers do’s and don’ts

There is no set in stone rules for bottle ageing beers or which beers will be best aged for a while. There are some tendencies that people seem to follow but they are no certainties and will not work for all beers. If you want to try aging a beer, the best ones to try would be a darker, stronger beer.  They tend to hold up better over time, and if you choose the right one, they will actually develop more over time. The key is not to wait too long for most beers for there is a bit of a science to it. Read more about bottle aging here.

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What it takes to be a brewer

Being the head brewer at a brewery that is doing very well is not an easy task. Chris Sellers, head brewer at the People’s Pint knows this all too well. They are so busy, he only has time about once a year to experiment with a new beer concoction. He doesn’t seem to let this slow him down, and has recently found a place to get malted barley (which can be hard enough to find) locally, which helps things a lot. Locally grown grains and locally malted grains are the best for everyone because of the freshness. This is something all brewers would love to have, myself and homebrewers included. This makes for just one thing on his already excellent list of reasons he loves his job. Read more about Chris and The People’s Pint here.

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Geoge Washington’s Beer

 There is a small  of paper located in the New York Public Library with a recipe jotted on it. It is not your normal recipe though, this is a recipe for a beer, and it is not written by just anyone, but scribbled by our founding father himself, George Washington. As far as I know, no one has every tried to brew this beer before, but the Library is partnering up with Coney Island Brewing Company in Brooklyn to brew the beer for their Centennial this month. Read more about the happening and the beer here.

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The best summer beers

As the season starts to change, at least in some areas, we all look toward the summer months and look forward to the barbeque’s in the backyard or the tailgates at Brewers games. As those times approach, we will soon be looking for great summer beers to try. Many breweries make special beers just for the summer months because they are lighter and easier to drink ice cold on a hot summer day. Well here is a list of some great beers to try on those hot summer days.

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Oskar Blues Beer, why yes I would!

Oskar Blues has been making some very well crafted beers in cans for a few years now. They were one of the first brewers to start distributing excellent, well crafted beer in cans instead of bottles and they have since made a big impression in the hearts and minds of beer drinkers. Read more about their beers here.

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Touring the Great Beer State

This is just a great article about the excellent breweries of Michigan and one mans voyage through them. Michigan is not well known for its huge craft beer movement or its help in that movement, but it is well known for a few of its breweries, many of them exploring the different beer tastes and creating some very delicious beers. Check it out now for some incite into Michigan’s great breweries.

http://www.alloverbeer.com/2011/05/touring-the-great-beer-state-part-1-introduction/

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Mexico following suit in the Craft Beer movement

As the US has been growing and growing in the craft beer movement for years, it is about time that Mexico follows suit. For quite some time Mexican beer has been pretty much the same, with many names most people recognize being the most popular. Well, that is about to change. The country’s microbreweries, numbering more than a dozen, account for less than 1 percent of Mexico’s beer market. In the United States, craft beers account for about 5 percent of the volume of beer sold, and 1,600 brewers operate all over the country. Multinational giant Anheuser-Busch InBev enjoys a nearly 49 percent share of the U.S. beer market, while MillerCoors LLC, a joint venture of SABMiller PLC and Molson Coors Brewing Co., is number two, with about 30 percent of U.S. market share. Though these are sad statistics to those who love craft beer, it is much worse in Mexico, though hopefully that is slowly changing, and that 1 percent could soon turn into a much greater number than even the US. Read more about the revolution here.

http://www.startribune.com/world/121305589.html

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This is a soap that everyone should try

A Williamsburg, NY soap maker recent created a new line of soaps. This is not your typical soap though. This is a beer soap, infused with ales and lager from Brooklyn Brewery , who was recently approached to have some of their beer used in soap. The soap, though edible, it doesn’t smell too much like beer, but works just like regular soap. To read more about it click here.

 http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/talk_about_beer_bar_l0sWCMCAPq6D21sCRd7drK?CMP=OTC-rss&FEEDNAME=

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Dark Lord Day at Three Floyds is bigger and better

This is one event that I would love to go to some day. It is a huge festival put on by Three Floyds Brewer, and brings craft beer lovers from all over the US to get their hands on the coveted Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout. This is a beer that needs some bottle aging for best flavor, though there are always a few bottles which are opened during the festival to share and see what the current years brew tastes like.

This year, with over 6,000 beer fans getting a taste

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