Monthly Archives: October 2014

Learn to Homebrew Day!

Learn to Homebrew Day is this Saturday! I’m a huge fan of homebrewing, because it really is the basis for the craft beers we know today. Practically every craft brewer on the scene today started out homebrewing—some of them while … Continue reading

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Hops, Helicopters and History – The World Records of Beer

The Guinness Book of World Records is celebrating its 60th anniversary next year. That’s 60 years of eye-milk squirting, sword-swallowing and living with scorpions. I’ve always liked World Records—they make a great bar game. So it’s fitting that the Guinness Book … Continue reading

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Best Beer Shows–What Are You Watching?

There’s been a flurry in the news about a new craft brewing minor being offered at Paul Smith’s College in New York. The headline even made it to NPR’s news quiz show, where the hosts and guests were amused by … Continue reading

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U.S. Craft Beer–Paying Back the Flavor

The Great American Beer Fest wrapped up this weekend, and once again some of the top brewers and luckiest people in the world were gathered together to share and taste more than 3500 beers from over 1300 different breweries.  Mendocino … Continue reading

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Mendocino Super-Easy Mini Pumpkin Ale Cakes

This season’s release of pumpkin beers has started to crop up on the shelves, and this time I was wise enough to snag a few extra bottles of Mendocino’s Pumpkin Ale for cooking as well as drinking. Perfect timing, too, … Continue reading

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