Author Archives: Jack Curtin

None dare call It craft.

When John Holl left legitimate journalism and entered the strange world of beer writing a couple of years back, we all had to raise our games more than a bit. Yes, he’s that good and when he has something to … Continue reading

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A-B’s craft acquisition strategy, per Beer Business Daily.

This was Harry Schuhmacher’s evaluation in a special late addendum to yesterday’s issue of his daily newsletter: There are two common denominators underlying A-B’s strategic choice of craft brewers they purchase (and make no bones about it, there’s a strategy … Continue reading

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The Age of Innocence is over.

Anheuser-Busch is buying Seattle’s Elysian Brewing Co, it was announced today. This is an edited sentence from a story I’ve written for the upcoming issue of Ale Street News (out in early February) about what happened in 2014 and what … Continue reading

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Would that I could get there.

My last post (scroll down), which reprinted a “Best of” list I did a decade and a half ago and in which I named Yards Old Ale as my Beer of the Year, brought this response from the brewery’s Deputy … Continue reading

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Remember what I said back in 1999?

Yeah, me neither, but I when ran across this year’s end awards list from those ancient times, I figured it might be fun reading for those of you who kept visiting these environs over my nearly month-long silence. I’ll try … Continue reading

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Yes.

The original cartoon is here.

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Looking to score a bottle of Victory/Earth Bread + Brewery Earth & Flame? Run, do not walk…

I dragged my tired old body out Downingtown way today and, instead of taking all the shortcuts and workarounds I usually do, just went out to Rt. 100 and took it all the way down to 113, arriving at Victory … Continue reading

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And just like that…

…all is well again. The internets is weird, Firefox often  be a bit strange its ownself and WordPress is a mysterious land where one does not want to dig too deep into the mysteries. Also, this forced me to try … Continue reading

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Weird things are happening…

This site has gone somewhat haywire for reasons I cannot so far determine. I have to log in as administrator on every visit, some comments are posting, others are not, and some seem to come and go. Hopefully all this … Continue reading

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Whither the Dude? (an ongoing tale, posted in installments as they happen) [THE INEVITABLE UPDATE]

The peripatetic Mr. Morrison told me late last night that he is delighted to have won a Bronze at both the World Beer Cup and GABF for Barren Hill in its first year but, with them up and running strong … Continue reading

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