Weekend Beer Festival Forecast for March 1 to 3, 2013

The prizes for the best and most accurate beer festival name this week is Split Thy Brooklyn Skull XIV at Mugs Alehouse in the New York City borough. The beers being poured have ABVs ranging from 8% to more than 15%. And this is the 14th one? Those Brooklynites sure…

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The Broken Odometer – “Walter Mitty”

As Walter Mitty pulled up to the red light, he looked over and saw a handsome, elderly surfer gent driving a Model T truck. He longed to drive such a vehicle, and found himself envying the man behind the wheel. Then, in his subconscious mind a story began to take…

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Beer Sessions Radio – Episode 152 – New York City Beer Week 2013

New York City Beer Week is finally here! This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy Carbone is joined in the studio by several guests to talk about the brew celebration. Ed Berestecki from Mug’s Ale House is talking about some of the upcoming events at his bar, including “Split Thy…

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Weekend Beer Festival Forecast for February 21-24, 2013

The winter beers are still flowing at festivals across the country this weekend, including at Dunedin Brewery’s Stogies & Stout in sunny Dunedin, Florida. Enjoy these thick, warming high-gravity brews while the weather remains appropriate – we’re already seeing spring seasonals on the shelves. This week’s tip is directed at…

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Extreme Beer Fest is rescheduled; more tickets available

The annual and always sold-out Extreme Beer Fest was to take place in Boston on February 8-9, but winter storm Nemo forced a postponement as roads became impassable and the city shut down public transportation. Festival organizers BeerAdvocate.com just announced the rescheduled dates for the Extreme Beer Fest – March…

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Beer Sessions Radio – Episode 151 – Gearin’ Up for New York City Beer Week

We’re anticipating New York City Beer Week on Beer Sessions Radio! Jimmy Carbone is joined in the studio by Jonathan White of Bobolink Farm & Dairy to talk cheesemaking, and cows’ affinity for beer. Shane Welch and Jeff Gorlechen of Sixpoint Craft Ales stop by to talk about some of…

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The Broken Odometer – “Presidents and Their Beer”

HAPPY PRESIDENTS’ DAY Beer has had a long history with U.S. Presidents. George Washington preferred English-style porter. Thomas Jefferson regularly served beer at the dinner table, later becoming a student of the brewing process. James Madison wanted to appoint a Secretary of Beer and even considered proposing a government-run brewery.…

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