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Hedonist Beer Jive

  1. WE HAVE A NEW HOME
  2. THE HEDONIST BEER JIVE 95
  3. I LOST BELGIAN ROULETTE - DES GEANTS "SAISON VOISIN"
  4. A FEW MINUTES WITH A NEW GLARUS “COFFEE STOUT”

Brookston Beer Bulletin

  1. Beer In Ads #2314: Be Light-Hearted, Swimmers - Wednesday’s ad is for Carling’s Red Cap Ale, from 1952. In this ad, part of another series featuring the tagline “Be Light-Hearted!,” another couple is toasting with two glasses of beer. They’ve apparently just come out of the swimming pool and are drying off, but the...

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  2. Beer In Ads #2313: Be Light-Hearted, Stay Light-Hearted - Tuesday’s ad is for Carling’s Red Cap Ale, from 1952. In this ad, part of another series featuring the tagline “Be Light-Hearted!,” a couple is toasting with two glasses of beer. They’re both wearing gray, to camouflage themselves from their surroundings, but...

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  3. Next Session: Getting SMaSHed - For our 125th Session, our host will be Mark Lindner‏, who writes By the Barrel: Bend Beer Librarian. For his topic, he’s chosen SMaSH Beers, or single malt and single hop beers, which he was reminded of by his local Bend, Oregon, annual SMaSH Fest, part of Central Oregon Beer Week, which...

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  4. Beer In Ads #2312: Be Light-Hearted, Captain! - Monday’s ad is for Carling’s Red Cap Ale, from 1952. In this ad, part of another series featuring the tagline “Be Light-Hearted!,” a sailing couple is toasting with two glasses of beer. He’s wearing a captain’s hat while she wears a regular mate’s cap. I...

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Beer by BART

  1. Conspiracy Under the Tarps: We Dig into the Origins of Barrelworks - It started with a chance encounter at Cantillon in May 2011.  Steve Shapiro (one of the two of us responsible for Beer By BART) visited the famed Brussels lambic brewery.  And he was delighted to run into Firestone Walker Brewmaster Matt Brynildson and a tall companion with a British accent.  Steve remembers that Jean Van Roy was astonished … Continue reading Conspiracy Under the Tarps: We Dig into the Origins of Barrelworks
  2. Don’t Miss the Pink Boots beers! - The month of March has special significance for beer, arising from March eighth, traditionally International Women’s Day. On or around that date, all over the world, brewers now host women from their own companies and colleagues invited from their local brewing communities in an onsite day devoted to creating a charity beer. These beers — the result of the Big … Continue reading Don’t Miss the Pink Boots beers!
  3. Famous Floating Festival - The annual Brews on the Bay beer festival at Fishermans’ Wharf in SF is unique in several of its features.  It’s all-City, completely local — now with nearly 30 SF breweries expected.  Who knew we’d get 30 breweries just within the City of SF itself?  But more astonishing, it’s on the Jeremiah O’Brien, a legendary Liberty Ship that … Continue reading Famous Floating Festival
  4. Farewell to Barclays, Welcome to The Cooler - One of the first places we sought out to explore interesting beers was a little restaurant and beer bar below grade off College Avenue in Oakland’s Rockridge area.  Over the years, we dropped by, took pictures like the one below, hung out with friends and eventually tried dozens of beers. One visit to Barclays using BART gave … Continue reading Farewell to Barclays, Welcome to The Cooler

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