Author Archives: Jack Curtin

My new best friends at Ninkasi made sure I will be a welcome guest this day of thanks. And therefore thanks to them.

These arrived on my doorstep in a big, big box yesterday afternoon (accompanied by, I should note, a smaller box carrying two 12oz bottles of Widmer Brothers Brrr, a seasonal red ale, which I enjoyed with dinner last night). The … Continue reading

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Something I did not know.

This blog has made a healthy living off of making fun of Victory-lovin’, corner bar stool sittin’, ever promotin’, email spammin’ Richard Ruch over the past decade or more, but today it’s all hat tips and high praise as his … Continue reading

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Victory opens its Parkesburg pub and you should open a Victory Java Cask Coffee Stout as soon as the opportunity arises.

I wrote on Facebook last week about my visit to the new Victory brewery in Parkesburg for a press event just prior to the official opening of the pub there… Spent most of the day at the press event marking … Continue reading

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Riddle me a riddle, riddler please.

What rough beast, its hour come round at last again, Slouches towards Bethlehem Philadelphia to be born re-born? There is a secret blowing in the wind and one day soon everything new will be old again. The past is always … Continue reading

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One long ago day at Monk’s.

I just posted a quite good story about Russian River’s Vinnie & Natalie Cilurzo on the Facebook page of The Beer Yard. You can go read it there or go to it directly here. In so doing, I was reminded … Continue reading

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Victory times two for me. Plus news.

a couple of small boxes from the fine folks at Victory Brewing Co. arrived on my doorstep yesterday, each containing one of these two beers. You will recognize the highly regarded Headwaters Pale Ale, if not the can. And Vital … Continue reading

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Beer Business Daily broke this unexpected news and I posted it over at The Beer Yard because that’s how we roll.

September 29, 2015 – Beer Business Daily: Dogfish Head Gives NY Investment Firm 15% Ownership BEER BUSINESS DAILY TODAY Yesterday Dogfish chief Sam Calagione shared the following news with employees. They’ll give New York-based LNK “a modest 15% ownership position.” … Continue reading

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GABF 2015

This is my report as posted on the Beer Yard site late Saturday afternoon: Saucony Creek Gold Medal Tops List of Local GABF Medal Winners for 2015 Seven breweries in the tri-county market served by The Beer Yard won medals … Continue reading

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A-B will acquire LA’s Golden Road Brewing by the end of the year (Updated: video added)

Beer Business Daily just reported the deal. I have a brief excerpt from their article up over at The Beer Yard site and will add more there–and here– when other news sources check in. Here’s the promised followup: a video on … Continue reading

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From the distant past: my first Celebrator Beer News story ever

While doing some online research for a story I am writing this weekend for Ale Street News (one of two due Monday; the first is finished except for a bit of last minute editing where I always find Something), a … Continue reading

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