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Craft Brew News – 8/30/19 (Courtesy of Brewbound.com) Amazon’s California Alcohol Delivery Service Under Investigation The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has opened an investigation into Amazon’s Prime Now beer, wine, and spirits delivery service in the state after wine database and news outlet Wine Searcher reported possible violations of California liquor law. According

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English-Style India Pale Ale (Description courtesy of Beer Advocate) https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/styles/150/ Historically, English breweries exported a variety of beer styles to colonies across the British empire. But shipping ales to troops stationed in India was a particular challenge in an age when the journey took months and every cask contained wild Brettanomyces yeast. To withstand the

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Michael talks with Co-Founders Jason Knight and Shane Sorensen of The Long Blue Cat Brewing Co. in Londonderry, NH about what’s brewing. HAND-CRAFTED MICRO BREWS DESIGNED FOR TASTE, SMOOTHNESS, AND QUALITY Just as we have beautiful New England to thank for shaping us into the people we are today, our beer tastes the delicious way

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Craft Brew News – 8/23/2019 (Courtesy of Brewbound – www.brewbound.com) MillerCoors, Stone Brewing File for Summary Judgement in Trademark Case Stone Brewing and MillerCoors have each filed for summary judgement in their ongoing trademark infringement lawsuit, according to Libation Law Blog. In February 2018, the San Diego-based craft brewery filed a lawsuit against MillerCoors, claiming

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Classic English Style Pale Ale (Description courtesy of Beer Advocate) https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/styles/154/ The English Pale Ale can be traced back to the 19th century and the city of Burton-upon-Trent, a place with an abundance of hard water, rich in calcium sulfate. As well as enhancing a beer’s hop bitterness, this hard water helps achieve clarity. English

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Michael talks to Terry Peterson, Sales Director at The HopYard in Gorham, Maine about growing hops and working with Crosby Hop Farm and local brewers to make some magic. Also, check out more info on Crosby Hop Farm in Episode 38. We love hops. We grow hops with a passion for their dynamic range of

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Craft Brew News 8/16/19 (Courtesy of Brewbound – www.brewbound.com) Former North Carolina Brewers Alliance Leader Appears in Court on Embezzlement Charges Kendra Penland Turner, former executive director of the Asheville Brewers Alliance, appeared in Superior Court Monday on charges of embezzlement and financial card fraud for unauthorized use of the organization’s credit card, according to

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English Style Summer Ale The overall impression is refreshing and thirst quenching -Color – Pale to gold -Clarity: Chill haze is acceptable at low temperatures -Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Residual malt sweetness is low to medium. Malt attributes such as biscuity or low levels of caramel are present. -Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: English,

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Michael speaks with Jay Southwood, Founder of Break Rock Brewing Co., a Brewery in Planning, about CrowdFunding and his plans to be the first brewery in Quincy, MA Drinking beer should be casual and fun, something to enjoy after a hard day of work. Break Rock Brewing will be a place for everyone from the

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Craft Brew News 08/08/19 (Courtesy of Brewbound – www.brewbound.com) Down the Road Beer Company Founder Donovan Bailey Dead at Age 46 Donovan Bailey, the founder of Everett, Massachusetts-based Down the Road Beer Company, died on July 31, at the age of 46. According to Bailey’s obituary, he died “unexpectedly” at his home in Malden. Bailey

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German Style Koelsch (Description courtesy of Beer Advocate) https://www.beeradvocate.com/ First brewed in Köln, Germany, this formerly obscure style is now found at many US brewpubs and a number of breweries have released their own creative takes using American hops and other nontraditional ingredients. Light to medium in body with a soft mouthfeel and a straw

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Michael talks with David Holliday, Director of Product Marketing and Dave France, Area Manager of ID Technology. They stress the importance of proper labels and packaging to alert the consumer to the excellent beer inside that can. ID Technology, a ProMach product brand, is a fast growing national manufacturer and integrator of labeling, coding and

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Craft Brew News 08/02/19 (courtesy of Brewbound www.brewbound.com) Peter Coors Op-Ed Calls for Government to Intervene on Aluminum Pricing Molson Coors vice chairman Peter Coors penned an op-ed published in The Wall Street Journal this week, urging President Trump to stop the “manipulative business practices that appear to permeate” in the aluminum market. Coors wrote

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Golden or Blonde Ale (Description courtesy of Beer Advocate) One of the most approachable styles, a golden or Blonde Ale is an easy-drinking beer that is visually appealing and has no particularly dominating malt or hop characteristics. Rounded and smooth, it is an American classic known for its simplicity. Sometimes referred to as “Golden Ale.”

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Michael talks to Drew Rodgers, Owner/Brewer at Barley Head Brewery in Mystic, CT. They discuss the local beer scene and the great advantages of starting small and growing organically. Located in the heart of downtown Mystic, Barley Head Brewery is a nano-brewery and bar. Our 2 bbl brewing system allows us to make a wide

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Craft Brew News – 07/25/19 (courtesy or Brewbound – www.brewbound.com) Anheuser-Busch InBev to Sell Australian Business to Asahi Group Holdings for $11.3 Billion A week after pulling back from a planned IPO of its Asia-Pacific operations, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced today an $11.3 billion deal to sell its Australian subsidiary, Carlton & United Breweries, to Asahi

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Baltic-Style Porter (Description courtesy of Beer Advocate) https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/styles/80/ Porters of the late 1700’s were quite strong compared to today’s standards, easily surpassing 7 percent alcohol by volume. Some English brewers made a stronger, more robust version, to be shipped across the North Sea that they dubbed a Baltic Porter. In general, the style’s dark brown

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Michael speaks with Tannea Musselman, Director of Craft Beer Sales at Craft Works about their 70 Brewery Restaurants across the US and numerous award winning beers. The nation’s leading operator and franchisor of brewery and craft beer-focused casual dining restaurants. We operate a combined total of over 390 restaurants, brewery restaurants and entertainment venues, in

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German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock -2 Subcategories: A.Subcategory: German-Style Doppelbock (Description courtesy of Beer Advocate) https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/styles/35/ “Doppel” meaning “double,” this style is a bigger and stronger version of the lower-gravity German-Style Bock beers. Originally made by monks in Munich, the Doppelbock beer style is very food-friendly and rich in melanoidins reminiscent of toasted bread. Color is

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Michael speaks with Al Marzi, Chief Brewing Officer of Harpoon Brewery about his journey from hauling kegs to becoming Head Brewer to his Executive status and managing brands. It all started with three college buddies and a shared love of beer. Dan Kenary, Rich Doyle, and George Ligeti were passionate about beer, but they weren’t

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Michael speaks with Chad Chadwick, Chairman of the Piscataqua Maritime Commission and Laurie Mantegari, Event Planner for the Tall Sips Brewfest which is happening on July 26, 2019 from 5-9pm in Rye, NH! Buy your Tall Sips Brewfest tickets here: https://sailportsmouthnh.org/brewfest The Piscataqua Maritime Commission (PMC), a 501(c)(3) organization, organizes Sail Portsmouth, a tall ship

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Bock (Description courtesy of Beer Advocate) Bock is a bottom fermenting lager that generally takes extra months of lagering (cold storage) to smooth out such a strong brew. Bock beer in general is stronger than your typical lager, more of a robust malt character with a dark amber to brown hue. Hop bitterness can be

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Michael talks to Nicole Wentworth, Bar Manager of Popovers At Brickyard Square in Epping, NH about what she is seeing in beer trends, their world famous Popovers and other excellent food on offer. PARTNERSHIPS—when founded on mutual trust, vision, and respect—can create lovely and lasting outcomes, and such is the case of the partnership between

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Dark Lager -2 Subcategories: A.Subcategory: American-Style Dark Lager -Color – Light Brown to Very Dark -Clarity: Appearance should be bright; chill haze should not be present -Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Low malt aroma and flavor may include low levels of caramel -Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: Very low to low -Perceived Bitterness: Very low

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Michael speaks with Tom Middlen, CEO of Beer You about the App that can send a beer to Anyone, Anywhere, Immediately. Welcome To BeerYou – The BeerYou Mission To provide a simple and fun way to send a beer to say thanks, congratulations, happy birthday, or for any other reason and for recipients to easily

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Munich-Style Dunkel or European-Style Dark Lager (Description courtesy of Beer Advocate) An old friend of Bavaria, Munich Dunkels are smooth, rich, and complex without being overly heady or heavy. They boast brilliant ruby hues from the large amounts of Munich malts used, and these malts also create a fuller-bodied beer. In addition, the decoction brewing

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Michael has the privilege of speaking with David Walker of Firestone Walker Brewing Co. about the Brewery’s beginnings, growth and where they are today as a force in Craft Beer. Founded in 1996 by brothers-in-law Adam Firestone and David Walker, Firestone Walker Brewing Company is a pioneering regional craft brewery located on the coast of

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Craft Brew News – 6/14/19 Heineken Purchases Minority Stake in Oedipus Heineken N.V. has acquired a minority stake in 7-year-old Amsterdam craft outfit Oedipus Brewing, according to a letter posted on the company’s website this week. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Heineken’s deal with Oedipus follows minority investments in Belize Brewing Company

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Michael speaks with Pam Catoe, Regional editor of Porch Drinking.com and member of the Pink Boots Society about the Austin, Texas beer scene and beyond. Inspired by innumerable nights spent with old friends, cold beers, and digressing topics of discussion, PorchDrinking.com is aimed to conjure that exact type of atmosphere. This is a blog for

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Michael interviews Kate Kone, Author of “What’s Brewing in New England: A Guide to Brewpubs and Microbreweries” about the beer scene in Maine and beyond. Kate Cone has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, is a freelance writer and the author of “What’s Brewing in New England: A Guide to Brewpubs and Microbreweries,”

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Craft Brew News – 05/24/19 (brought to you by Brewbound.com) Texas Senate Approves Beer To-Go-Sales Measure Texas craft brewers’ efforts to legalize beer-to-go sales is closer to passage than ever before. On Wednesday, Texas Senators unanimously passed sweeping legislation to maintain operations of the state’s alcohol regulatory body, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), along

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Bohemian-Style Pilsener (Description courtesy of Beer Advocate) The Bohemian Pilsener has a slightly sweet and evident malt character and a toasted, biscuit-like, bready malt character. Hop bitterness is perceived as medium with a low to medium-low level of noble-type hop aroma and flavor. This style originated in 1842, with “pilsener” originally indicating an appellation in

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Michael speaks with Stacy Martel, General Manager of the British Beer Company restaurant in Manchester, NH about beer trends and the importance of local brew. In England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, the pub or “local” is the center of village life. We’re proud to replicate that experience here in New England at our 10 BBC

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Michael interviews Kerry Marshall, Event Coordinator for the Matt Eaton Memorial Golf Tournament. Beara Brewing Co. will be launching this year’s version of Eatman Ale on May 26 in our taproom! A portion of all proceeds for the day’s sales will go to the Jimmy Fund / Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Get in here on Sunday!

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