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Beer, Cider, & Sake

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Good seasonal brews at Broken Bow, Tuckahoe...

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by gutreactions 12 days ago

Opened 7 years ago, Broken Bow Brewery on Marbledale Road in Tuckahoe has been making progress across Westchester County. We visited recently to take in some Sunday afternoon sports and current bre...

Beer tour in Prague

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by SueFH 2 months ago

I’m looking for a beer tour in Prague, there’s a ton listed online but would prefer personal recommendation (or warnings on to-avoid). Thanks!

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"Why Does Every Beer Look So Cool Now?"

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by patsully 4 months ago

Today I learned that there are design firms solely focused on beer branding. "When craft beer was still a small operation, breweries would often design their label in-house or ask a friend or lo...

Why does beer make me sleepy?

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by AnneInMpls 13 years ago

Whenever I drink a beer, I get so sleepy that I can barely keep my eyes open. Is it the hops? It can't be the just alcohol - wine and vodka don't make me sleepy like beer. Has anyone else no...

What's with all these craft beers?

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

Caught a commentary by commentator/comedian Jim Gaffigan on CBS Sunday Morning Show this past weekend lambasting the explosion of craft beers/microbreweries around the country. It struck me as true...

Focal Banger

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by MOREKASHA 5 months ago

I finally had this beer the other night. Marta here in NYC has it in cans. Ok, another IPA. That's it. If folks want to wait in line, that's ok by me. I don't and won't. For my IPA fix, I go local ...

Covering your beer with a napkin: Caribbean-style...

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by gutreactions 6 months ago

Visited a favorite Caribbean restaurant recently and ordered a Red Stripe, of course. I chose to go without a glass, so automatically our friendly bartender twisted a paper napkin over the top of t...

Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams) Buys Dogfish Head

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by patsully 6 months ago

"Boston Beer Co, maker of Sam Adams, has acquired Dogfish Head Brewing for $300 million, the companies announced Thursday. With the transaction, Dogfish Head founders Sam and Mariah Calagione wi...

Chowdown Report: 4/20 @ Lagunitas Brewing Petaluma Taproom

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Last weekend, four 'hounds gathered at the Lagunitas Brewing Company's Petaluma Taproom for the infamous 4/20 party. Maybe not so infamous nor radical these days now that cannabis is legalized. Und...

Clausthaler, my favorite non-alcoholic, non-GMO, non-propylene glycol beer

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by sweet100s 6 months ago

In my old Chowhound topic linked below, I was trying to find out which beers definitely don't contain propylene glycol because it causes my skin to char and because (amazing but true because of t...

Belgian Beer Advice

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by Philly Ray 7 months ago

My daughter’s school held a fundraiser auction and I won a Belgian basket that contained a 25 oz bottle each of... Chimay Premiere Westmalle Tripel Westmalle Dubbel Tripel Karmeliet I’m lo...

When did Heineken go to 12 oz. bottle? (Bottle size, in general).

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by alkapal 4 years ago

Normally I get IPA drafts when I want a brewed beverage at a restaurant, but last night there were only bottles, so I ordered an old stand-by, Heineken. I picked up the noticeably more petite...

Fuller's Beer business sold to Asahi

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by TroyTempest 9 months ago

From the article. A spokesman for Asahi said the Japanese group was committed to making beer at the Chiswick site, which employs 400 people. “Based on the agreement, we will continue to brew beers...

Help me break free from Pilsner Urquell

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by waste49 13 years ago

Help a beer novice break away from Pilsner Urquell. I love it, but there must be another pilsner just as good out there! Suggestions? Am I forever stuck in Plzen?!?

Looking for a good, quality beer that has low IBU (low bitterness)

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by LeoNYC 9 years ago

I would love to find a regular, good quality beer like Sam Adams Boston Lager, but that one that is not as bitter as Sam Adams (it has IBU of about 30). I am aware of the wheat bears and Belgia...

ORBIT beer

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by BluPlateSpec 11 years ago

Anyone remember ORBIT beer? It was available in Florida in the earlier sixties, the beginning of the space race. I think I used to get a six pack for 99 cents and the alcohol content must have been...

Hundreds of Breweries Tell Sierra Nevada “We’re In” on Wildfire Relief Beer

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

" . . . Sierra Nevada is creating a beer, Resilience IPA, in which every dime from its sales will go back to the people impacted by the Camp Fire. Brewery founder Ken Grossman wrote a letter, askin...

Bass Ale - The Horror

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by DocHolliday 7 years ago

I picked up a 12-pack of Bass Ale this weekend after a having gone quite a while without buying any for whatever reason and I was astonished as to how bad it tasted. NOTHING like the Bass Ale I re...

Japanese Craft Beer Tasting (FREE), Oct 11, San Franciso

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"Attention all beer geeks! Come Drink in A New Language as we sample Japanese Craft Beers from the country's top breweries. Japanese Craft Beers are rich with harmonious flavors, designed to awaken...