Author Archives: Jack Curtin

If a monk is chatty, where might he go?

Apparently, Phoenixville.

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Is Founders “craft” identity foundering?

According to an article in this afternoon’s Craft Beer Daily, the new partnership between Founders Brewing Co. and Spain’s Mahou San Miguel could well mean that the popular Michigan brewery will be dropped from the Brewers Association’s list of  craft brewers because … Continue reading

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The Nostalgia Series: Every Day Is April Fool’s Day (Beer Yard 2010 – 2011)

Long ago and far away, when we were young and excited and could all laugh at one another, April 1 was always a special day at the Beer Yard website (as it was and still is for many others), and … Continue reading

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The Nostalgia Series: (Liquid Diet “Best of…” 2009)

(Over the years, I have written my account of the beginning of the good beer revolution in this part of the world in many articles and venues. Here’s what I was thinking six years ago. One of a set, collect … Continue reading

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The Nostalgia Series: Every Day Is April Fool’s Day (Beer Yard 2007)

Long ago and far away, when we were young and excited and could all laugh at one another, April 1 was always a special day at the Beer Yard website (as it was and still is for many others), and … Continue reading

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Hidden River.

Hidden River Brewing Co. is a new brewpub about 12 minutes up the road from Liquid Diet World Headquarters. This is what I wrote about it as the lead item in my “Eastern Penna.” column in the current issue of … Continue reading

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The Nostalgia Series: Every Day Is April Fool’s Day (Beer Yard 2007)

Long ago and far away, when we were young and excited and could all laugh at one another, April 1 was always a special day at the Beer Yard website (as it was and still is for many others), and … Continue reading

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Fred Eckhardt, RIP.

My Beer Yard post, earlier tonight: Legendary Beer Writer Fred Eckhardt has Died Portland, OR “Beer Goddess” Lisa Morrison emailed tonight that “Just wanted to let you know that Fred Eckhardt died this morning. He had a few caregivers and … Continue reading

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Over at that other site…

I have initiated a “nostalgia” series in the pattern of the one here over at the nearly moribund I Have Heard the Mermaids Singing website. I’d appreciate it if you would check it out and, if you like it enough, … Continue reading

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The Nostalgia Series: (Celebrator Beer News, 2010)

(Over the years, I have written my account of the beginning of the good beer revolution in this part of the world in many articles and venues; this particular version has a lot more detail and perspective than any one … Continue reading

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