Category Archives: Breweries

Whatever happened to that beer I liked last time I was here?

Harry Schuhmacher got me thinking with these remarks in this morning’s edition of Beer Business Daily: After attending the Craft Brewers Conference and talking with many big and small and tiny brewers this week in Philly, a few things occurred to me: … Continue reading

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Irony is us. A look back at CBC & the World Beer Cup.

Pennsylvania breweries did themselves proud in the World Beer Cup judging at the Craft Brewers Conference in Philadelphia last week, especially those in the immediate region. As is almost always the case in these instances, it was Iron Hill Brewery … Continue reading

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Victory Anniversary 20 Experimental IPA

The celebratory anniversary beers from Victory just keep coming, and who would argue with that? This 5.5% IPA probably has a tad too much strength for the purists but I would not quarrel with anyone who call it a session … Continue reading

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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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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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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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The beat goes on: MillerCoors gets Saint Archer

From this afternoon’s Craft Business Daily: Saint Archer Joins Tenth & Blake Well, it seems the rumors are true. Chief Scott Whitley just sent notice to MillerCoors distributors and partners that San Diego brewer Saint Archer would join Tenth & … Continue reading

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