Mills River: Sierra Nevada’s Wonka-esque playground

Mills River: Sierra Nevada’s Wonka-esque playground

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Sep 24, 2015
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I’ve been pretty lucky over the years, when I think about it – having been able to visit breweries of all shapes and sizes, and speak to the people who work there, making beer of every description. From one end of the scale, beermakers producing their wares in campervans or from one-barrel kits in distillery […]

“People say we add rice because it’s cheap. This isn’t true”

“People say we add rice because it’s cheap. This isn’t true”

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Aug 10, 2015
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The words of Mark Yocum, Director of Quality for North America at Anheuser-Busch InBev, at the recent Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference in Asheville, North Carolina. The full quote: “The quality of the rice we use is high, therefore rice is not inexpensive at all. You know that with a light lager, there is not […]

Caldera IPA. Or, should you ever go back?
Angered by the Budweiser Super Bowl ad? You’re missing the point…

Angered by the Budweiser Super Bowl ad? You’re missing the point…

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Feb 6, 2015
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Look, let’s not all get – as they would say – our panties in a wad. I’ve watched AB-InBev’s ‘anti-craft beer’ advert five times now, and it’s made me…laugh, five times. There’s simply no point in hammering out angry diatribes against it, about what it says when it implies craft beer drinkers are moustachioed dweebs […]

Starting with a two-tap takeover: Lagunitas in Scotland
Sixpoint cans arrive in all UK Wetherspoons’

Sixpoint cans arrive in all UK Wetherspoons’

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Mar 6, 2014
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“Eh? Whut is it then?” asks the old boy, stooped at the bar in a queue for his Tennent’s, on being offered a tray of small beery tasters. He picks one at random and knocks back the shot glass, grimacing like a seventeen year-old enduring their first slug of tequila. After handing the small glass […]

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