Category Archives: Other Voices

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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This guy is not happy at all about the session IPA cash gouge. Or you Untappd robots, who are worser than worse.

I can’t resist a momentary return to the topic of my last column, session IPAs. I decried their lack of balance and malt flavor, though I admit there is a bit of personal preference involved. However, what is inexcusable is … Continue reading

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More “Best of Philly 2014” beer-centric awards.

Told you about the Hartranft/Maida honors on Saturday. Now that I have the actual Philadelphia Magazine August issue in hand, here’s a bunch more. All addresses are in the city except the ones that aren’t. BEST BEER BAR – Tria Taproom, … Continue reading

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Sam sees trouble ahead.

Joshua Bernstein at Bonappetit.com minutes ago : There may be no prettier place to discuss a battle than Block Island. Located off Rhode Island’s coast, the Atlantic Ocean isle is filled with bluffs, beaches, and rolling hills, such as the … Continue reading

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Give this man a round of applause.

From an interview reported in today’s edition of Craft Business Daily. The interviewee is John Laffler, late of Goose Island Brewing and the co-founder of Off Color Brewing, both in Chicago: ON MAKING “IMPORTANT” BEER, NOT IPA. These days, John’s … Continue reading

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Pizza Magazine loves itself some EB+B.

If you don’t get the weekly email newsletter from Earth Bread + Brewery, you are likely to have missed this. That would a shame, so don’t miss it.

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One of those things I wish I had written.

Stephen Beaumont hits it out of the park…. EVERY Beer is Now an IPA That’s it! Give up, people, because beer style no longer matters. In the wake of white IPAs, black IPAs, Belgian IPAs and session IPAs, we might as … Continue reading

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Doctor, there’s a wrinkle in my eye and other fun stuff.

So I pasted this thing over on the Book of Face yesterday… Here’s a new wrinkle for ya…it’s in the retina of my right eye. Not serious at this point (just annoying as hell which is why went to the … Continue reading

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This cartoon is quite clever and assumes readers will get the joke. Now that’s funny.

I posted this cartoon at The Book of Face this morning along with this comment: You know what is terribly sad about this morning’s Frazz strip? I’d wager that most readers will probably not get the joke (I’d estimate the … Continue reading

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“Curtin made the world a better place.”

That’s a direct quote from the weekly “Joe Sixpack” column by Don Russell in today’s Philadelphia Daily News. Shocked? Appalled? Maybe you’ll feel better when you learn that he wasn’t writing about me.* *Although one might argue, despite Don’s opinion … Continue reading

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