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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 #2708: What’ll You Have With Cheese & Crackers - Saturday’s ad is for Pabst Blue Ribbon, from 1952. Starting in the early 1950s, Pabst started a new ad campaign with the tagline “What’ll You Have” which lasted for a few years. They were colorful ads, and often had the tagline spelled out in creative ways. In this ad,...

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  2. Bergner & Engel Brewing’s Railroad - The third Saturday in July is “Railroad Day,” which I know not only because I collect holidays, but also because of my son’s obsession with trains. So this is an interesting historical artifact. The Bergner & Engel Brewing Co. of Philadelphia was one of the more prominent...

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  3. Beer Birthday: Alec Moss - Today is Alec Moss’ 74th birthday, which is quite frankly still hard to believe. Alec doesn’t look a day over 50! Must be the beer and motorcycles. I first got to know Alec when I worked with him on some private label contract beers I did for BevMo when he was head brewer at the...

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  4. Beer In Ads #2707: What’ll You Have When Grilling - Friday’s ad is for Pabst Blue Ribbon, from 1952. Starting in the early 1950s, Pabst started a new ad campaign with the tagline “What’ll You Have” which lasted for a few years. They were colorful ads, and often had the tagline spelled out in creative ways. In this ad,...

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Beer by BART

  1. Wild-Caught Cider Yeast Adventure - Friday, May 25 at 5:00 pm is the debut of a cider at Redwood Coast Ciders in San Carlos made with a wild California yeast I captured in the Trinity Alps, near the Pacific Coast Trail in August of 2015.  I’m delighted that this organism is finally finding its calling in the beverage world by … Continue reading Wild-Caught Cider Yeast Adventure
  2. The Bistro IPA Festival: Beyond Clarity - In the inevitable march of beer evolution, this year has seen several unclear milestones.  Just last year, while respected veterans of the beer community were still saying “hazy over my dead body,” Gail and Steve of Beer By BART judged a hazy category for the California State Fair commercial competition, which inspired some thought about what is … Continue reading The Bistro IPA Festival: Beyond Clarity
  3. Flake News: Celebrator turns -30- - Celebrator Beer News turns 30 this February, marked by a popular annual bash and two very distinctive brews made at cherished and award-winning Bay Area breweries.  Flake News, an audacious Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout from Marin Brewing Co. and -30-, a splashy Triple IPA from Drake’s Brewing Co. will arrive at Bay Area beer destinations … Continue reading Flake News: Celebrator turns -30-
  4. Welcome to the Memorable Ephemeral Dream Fest - (In response to a call for writing about the perfect festival. More about that below.) Welcome to the Memorable Ephemeral Dream Fest! You walk into a pleasant park on a perfect sunny day for the spring beer festival you’ve been waiting for, and it goes something like this. First, you are delighted to see a … Continue reading Welcome to the Memorable Ephemeral Dream Fest

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