Category Archives: Beer 2012

Cheers.

Turns out that Dupont bottle in the beer closet was the perfect one to send Old Man 2012 on its way and welcome the new kid to town.

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Not-so-official, not-so-annual Liquid Diet Beer Awards, 2012

ACHIEVEMENT OF THE YEAR. Troegs Brewing Co. wins three Gold medals at the Great American Beer Festival and is named Mid-Sized Brewery the Year. NOTABLE BREWERY PERSON OF THE YEAR. Rosemarie Certo, who has revived, reinvented and remade Dock Street Brewing  … Continue reading

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“Aloha B’ak’tun.” The first word means both hello and goodbye and the second refers to the end of the Mayan calendar. Sounds perfect for welcoming in the new year, do it not?

La Fin Du Monde was a bit of a disappointment on The Night The World Ended (not nearly as good as I remember it from too many years back), but, undeterred, I would make Aloha B’ak’tun, which also references that-which-never-happened, … Continue reading

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All the things I thought might never be said are now being said. I blame it on the Mayan Calendar.

Maureen Ogle: Today, someone at Facebook posted a link to a video from Boston Beer Company about the New Albion launch. And someone posted a comment saying, in effect, too bad the project wasn’t being carried out by a “local” … Continue reading

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Celebrating New Jersey’s craft brewers.

Speaking of beer-y Christmas presents, how about a calendar celebrating the craft brewers of New Jersey? Remember, it wasn’t all that long ago that “craft brewers” and ‘New Jersey” was the answer to the question “what two things do not … Continue reading

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Beeradelphia.

I finally received my DVD of the Michael Lawrence flick, Beeradelphia:The City of Brewery Love, in the mail today. I was recovering from traveling back from Idaho by way of San Francisco last September on the night it had a … Continue reading

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“What if those guys sat down and had a beer together?”

I like the pastor guy from the last post. This is why: “[We were] trying to figure out what kind of church we want to be. How do we engage folks not in our church?” the pastor, a young-looking 33, … Continue reading

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Philosophical debate over beer in Phoenixville? Dude!

So I’m sitting at the bar at Sly Fox Phoenixville a couple of weeks ago chatting with Brian O’Reilly’s long-suffering father-in-law, Pete Dabback,  about I can’t remember what, but whatever it was it caught the attention of the guy two … Continue reading

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My Two Worlds Collide!

From Brooklyn Brewery: Comic-Con season is nearly upon us, and to celebrate this most imaginative and animated occasion we’ve tapped into our inner nerd (didn’t have to dig too far) and brewed up a limited-edition draft-only hoppy amber IPA named … Continue reading

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The City of Brewerly Love and the movie that tells you all about the people who make it so.

Beeradelphia, the long-awaited film  about the region’s craft beer culture by Michael Lawrence, will have its American premiere on Thursday, Sept. 27 at World Cafe Live. There will be two showings, a VIP premiere for the cast and crew and … Continue reading

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