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Leinenkugel, Blue Point, Red Hook, Widmer Brothers, Kona Brewing, Goose Island: “craft breweries” all wholly or partially owned by the world’s largest brewing company, Anheuser Busch-InBev. Most, if not all, of these once legendary brands have experienced a definite downturn since moving int… Read more

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Before we get to the links (which are amazing this week), let’s give another quick shout out to Twin Stop on Pole Line. They will host a tasting with Sockeye Brewing tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. Plus, if you get a growler fill of Sockeye, you get the glass for free. Already have a growler? Bring… Read more

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Now that pumpkin and fresh hop beers have taken over our taps, the brew news has taken a back seat because what’s really happening is in our glasses! The fall beers from 10 Barrel Brewing, Sockeye and Payette, in particular, are very good. Read more

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Anybody who knows my column (book, manifestos, bar stool ramblings) knows that I really like Sockeye beer. I have had in the past a perfectly healthy relationship with what we call in the beer business "suitcases" of Sockeye’s incredibly bitter and delicious Dagger Falls IPA and have extolle… Read more

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Do any of you beer lovers feel a slight tug in the malty force? Do you feel that you are missing out on something, but can’t figure out what it is? Have you had a nagging suspicion that you forgot to do something or go somewhere this weekend? Read more

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Come back with me, if you will, to a simpler time. A time of Vikings on the high seas, journeying out to virgin lands to pillage and plunder anything they could fit on their Viking ships and take back to blessed Norway or elsewhere in Scandinavia. Upon their return a celebration would rock e… Read more

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Can you believe summer is almost over? Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, the kids are about to go back to school and pumpkin beers are starting to come out in droves. Before long snow will be falling and we’ll all be tired of these pumpkin beers. Read more

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Life in the sun is a lot better when you have something hoppy to sip on. Most of the time we like to reach out for something light, hence all these newfangled “session” IPA’s. While some of these beers do the job (see: Go To IPA, Stone), many of these lighter IPA’s don’t bring the goods in t… Read more

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If you have read this post for longer than a year, or have read my book, then you know about my love for all things Selkirk Abbey. I love Selkirk’s brand, imaging, bottle art and tap handles. I really like Selkirk’s owner, head brewer and my kindred spirit, Jeff Whitman. I like that Fred Col… Read more