Monthly Archives: May 2011

HB602 is Dead

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but HB602, a bill that would allow breweries to let people leave their tours with a small amount of beer is dead in the water.  The bill was killed by lobbyists … Continue reading

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Beerpiphanies

Last year my father in law and I attended a Beer & Food pairing put on by Garrett Oliver, Brooklyn Brewery’s brewmaster.  If you’ve never heard Mr. Oliver speak, I think it is well worth seeking out an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Diacetyl ≠ Light-Struck

I don’t know what I was on last week when I wrote my mini-review of Pilsner Urquell.  For some reason I used the word “Diacetyl” referring to the skunky nature of the beer. Diacetyl is a buttery aroma and flavor … Continue reading

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Expansion of the Stone Empire Announced

 The Stone Brewing Company, rated as the all-time top brewery by Beer Advocate Magazine, epitomizes the American craft brewing mantra of more, more, MORE!  More IBUs, more gravity, more age….Stone makes big beers.  Now, in addition to their ever-expanding line … Continue reading

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A note about my BJCP tasting flight posts…

It has been mentioned that there might be some confusion regarding my use of the BJCP category and subcategory numbers when referencing beer styles.  If it weren’t for the fact that I’m studying to take the BJCP exam, I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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BJCP Course – Class #1 (Part 2)

This is the second part of my post on the first BJCP class on May 15.  In the first part, I reflected on the Pilsner tastings.  I might have gotten a little too ambitious with the length of my descriptions, which … Continue reading

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BJCP Course – Class #1 (Part 1)

The first of 11 BJCP classes was held on Sunday May 15.  Chuck, the class leader, started with a brief introduction to the BJCP program, it’s purpose, the format of the exam, the different ranks one can achieve (based on exam score … Continue reading

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