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Archive for July, 2008

And The Survey Says …

Beer still reigns King in the world of adult beverages!!!

Over the past few years, wine and spirits have been stealing beer market share. But the long time champion is making a steady come back. For the first time since 2002, beer’s lead over wine & spirits has returned to double digits. According the Gallop’s recent [...]

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Saison Season

“Saison” is the French word for season. It is also the name used for seasonally brewed Belgium farmhouse-stlye ales. The first saisons originated in in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium.
Historically saisons did not share identifiable characteristics to pin them down as a style, but were rather a group of refreshing summer ales. Each farm [...]

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Startup Weekend BEER RECORD!

This weekend marks the 1 year anniversary of Startup Weekend.

Startup Weekend recruits a highly motivated group of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more to a 54 hour event that builds communities, companies and projects. In order for a city to be eligible for a Startup Weekend, it must receive a [...]

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A New American King Of Beers??

Early morning on July 14, 2008 will forever go down in [beer] history as the day the greatest corporate world beer “independence” battle ended.
The self-proclaimed [American] “King Of Beers” has been dethroned. As of this past Monday, Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch is now under the dictatorship of Belgium based beer company, InBev.

“The King of Beers will [...]

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Beer Chips?

We all know that I love beer. That is a given.
Like almost every beer drinker, I enjoy eating a good salty snack while sipping the nectar of the gods. Pretzels, nuts, chips, fries (well ANYTHING fried) … and the list goes on. Recently, I have been really getting into chips. Two of my favorite brands [...]

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Follow Me On Twitter

It has taken a few [rather pathetic] attempts, but The Wench has finally embraced and is actively using Twitter!!!
To follow me, click on my profile link.
Not familiar with Twitter? Well, you should be!
According to Wikipedia:
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send updates (otherwise known as tweets) which are [...]

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The Gilded Otter

My earlier years of beer drinking were shaped significantly by the town of New Paltz, NY. Every spring, summer, and autumn my family and I would spend many days hiking at Minnewaska State Park in the “Gunks”. We would reward ourselves with several cold beers at the bottom of the mountain in the town of [...]

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Meet Mr. Asahi …

Readers, I would like you to meet my new friend Mr. Asahi, beer robot extraordinaire:

The world’s first robotic bartender debuted today at the London department store, Selfridges.
Mr. Asahi, named after the Japanese beer, can serve pints in under two minutes. Priced at £100,000 ($200,000 usd), Mr. Asahi’s robotic beer [...]

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