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Beer in the news

Post by mr x » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:21 pm

From the Toronto Star, an article about beer in Italy:

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Post by Brewnoser » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:14 pm

The guy references Baladin beers. I've been to the brewpub here: http://www.birreria.com/?id_pg=55

Apparently they are coming into Alberta... some crazy recipes....
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Post by mr x » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:35 pm

Going to Alberta. Interesting. How were the beers?
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Post by JohnnyMac » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:51 pm

Do his beers come with a pair of sideburns like that??
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Post by Brewnoser » Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:01 pm

The beers were pretty darn good. I was shocked at how good. They have some crazy spiced beers that work. Bottles are shaped like Orval, but hold a litre. €10 a bottle! The Imperial Stout thing was awesome. IPA on tap at the pub was like nectar after a week of mostly wine.

Didn't bring any back because I was able to bring wine worth so much more here than there it covered a chunk of my airfare.
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Post by mr x » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:37 pm

At Alexander Keith's we follow the recipes first developed by the great brewmaster to the absolute letter. :wtf:

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Post by chalmers » Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:08 am

Cool. We need some local reporters following the scene here.

I recently found out my best friend's brother, who lives in NH, is an award-winning home brewer, having won (among other awards) a Sam Adams competition to have his beer sold at the Patriot's stadium.
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Post by mr x » Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:55 pm

Cool contest.
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Post by mr x » Wed May 30, 2012 1:48 pm

Time to dig up this old thread and put it to use.

Brewing Exhibit Taps Into History

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... WORDS=beer" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Blue mildew, spider mites and prohibition would make life difficult for any living thing, but they proved especially fateful for hops—the flowering ingredient fundamental to beer—in New York around the turn of the century. At the time, New York state was the nations's leading producer of hops, with a buzzing beer industry in the city making lucrative use of the plant. Then came an agricultural blight and 13 years of alcoholic illegality, and the noble story of hops in New York came to an abrupt close.........
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Post by mr x » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:40 am

AB InBev buys out Corona maker Modelo for $20-billion.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-o ... le4379366/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by mr x » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:21 am

Caffrey's: a liquid lifestyle accessory?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/ ... -accessory" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by mr x » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:37 am

Golden Road Brewing

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Post by brufrog » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:29 pm

What the heck does she have on her feet?
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Post by bluenose » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:44 pm

brufrog wrote:What the heck does she have on her feet?
looks like fancy rubber boots... I believe it's en vogue at the moment
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Post by LeafMan66_67 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:00 pm

brufrog wrote:What the heck does she have on her feet?
Article says rubber cowboy boots ...
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Post by derek » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:13 pm

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brufrog wrote:What the heck does she have on her feet?
looks like fancy rubber boots... I believe it's en vogue at the moment
Yeah. I gave Marta a hard time for years over her boot choices, and now she just sort of waves randomly to point at some young lass whose footwear is uglier than hers. Of course, she forgets that I rarely notice their feet...
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Post by canuck » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:57 pm

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-bruns ... ml?cmp=rss" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by jeffsmith » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:04 pm

Wow, foolish. Probably still cheaper for the owner to pay the $1000 fine and continue buying beer in Quebec and selling at the bistro.

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Post by mr x » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:13 am

Hop growing punks on cbc radio now.
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Post by mr x » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:35 am

Fiddlehop. Well, that interview renews my cynacism about the value of a university education. 5 acres of hops with money fronted by Garrison on a five year contract. Harvested by volunteer and yet to turn a profit. Of course now you have a 'local' alternative to 'dry hops from far away'....o_0
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Post by jeffsmith » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:17 am

Are the hops going to even be for sale to consumers? Or are they all being grown exclusively for Garrison?

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Post by mr x » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:55 am

Exclusive Garrison contract.
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Post by benwedge » Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:12 pm

mr x wrote:Exclusive Garrison contract.
Don't get me started about the proprietors of that farm. Not surprised they haven't made money, surprised the labour is volunteer. This is year 3, so if they're not getting positive cash flow by this year's harvest Garrison is either getting a deal or this guys are less competent than I thought.
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Post by CorneliusAlphonse » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:00 pm

benwedge wrote:
mr x wrote:Exclusive Garrison contract.
Don't get me started about the proprietors of that farm. Not surprised they haven't made money, surprised the labour is volunteer. This is year 3, so if they're not getting positive cash flow by this year's harvest Garrison is either getting a deal or this guys are less competent than I thought.
i was going to mention something along these lines - hops do take a year or two to get established, as we all know. not getting a big harvest (and therefore not having a profit) the first two years isnt terribly surprising.
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Post by mr x » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:07 pm

Yeah, but how long are you going to last on volunteer labour? Olands tried growing hop in NS in the 50's, and it didn't go well. You may very well not get a big harvest in this area of the country with the strains Garrison wants, ever. Unfortunately, CBC didn't archive the interview. At any rate, I'd be tearing those out now and planting haskaps berries.
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