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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9225 on: April 02, 2019, 07:55:07 am »
If only the “beer-hyping” laws had any teeth, we could get degenerates like this off the streets and behind bars where they deserve to be
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9226 on: April 02, 2019, 12:46:51 pm »
Those who were part of the Forum bottle shares may remember this guy. Apparently he's fallen on hard times.

https://www.americancraftbeer.com/craft-beer-website-founder-arrested-in-doj-beer-hyping-sting/

i was all bah humbug yesterday about april fools jokes/fakes yesterday, but that story put a smile on my face.  possibly because i had 2 of those over-hyped beers (in this case, Reuben's Brews Hazalicious - a very solid hazy).
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9227 on: April 02, 2019, 07:04:38 pm »
Bell's finally coming to Montgomery County beginning this month.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9228 on: April 02, 2019, 10:53:39 pm »
Mahou San Miguel, Founders Brewing Partner to Take Majority Control of Avery Brewing
https://www.brewbound.com/news/mahou-san-miguel-founders-brewing-partner-to-take-majority-control-of-avery-brewing

mo' debt mo' problems...
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9229 on: April 03, 2019, 08:48:29 am »
Mahou San Miguel, Founders Brewing Partner to Take Majority Control of Avery Brewing
https://www.brewbound.com/news/mahou-san-miguel-founders-brewing-partner-to-take-majority-control-of-avery-brewing

mo' debt mo' problems...

Nice spin on your losering, Adam.

“We can use all the expertise we can get,” he said. “There is some crazy shit going on in our industry, and it is awesome to have investors who look at this as a long-term play and not as a short-term, turn-and-burn type of thing.

“They think generationally,” he added.

Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9230 on: April 05, 2019, 01:17:40 pm »
after years of studies coming up with interesting angles on how drinking is actually good for you
now this  https://www.thisisinsider.com/theres-no-safe-amount-of-alcohol-stroke-risk-2019-4

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9231 on: April 05, 2019, 02:00:17 pm »
We all know alcohol is bad! It’s too fun not to be...but it makes life bearable

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9232 on: April 05, 2019, 02:18:28 pm »
after years of studies coming up with interesting angles on how drinking is actually good for you
now this  https://www.thisisinsider.com/theres-no-safe-amount-of-alcohol-stroke-risk-2019-4

of the studies i read (or read about), it's never the alcohol that is beneficial - it's the antioxidants in the wine, the hop compounds in the beer, etc.  it's the "other things" in the beverage, not the alcohol itself.

so we need new studies: are the other benefits in alcoholic drinks greater than the detrimental effects of the associated alcohol?

gawd i hope so, 'cause damn i'm screwed otherwise.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9233 on: April 09, 2019, 03:38:18 pm »
Might have to make my way to this.

Join The Sovereign on Saturday, April 6th as we celebrate our third anniversary! To mark the occasion, we will feature 25 world-renowned beers from our favorite producers, including Cantillon, Hill Farmstead, Allagash and more!

On this very special day, we will tap 3 extremely rare Cantillon kegs. Making it’s DC debut is Carignan, a two-year-old Lambic matured on French wine grapes. Not to be outdone, we’ll also pour Fou’Foune and Saint Lamvinus, two world-renowned classics.

Our friends from Hill Farmstead & Allagash have also sent us an amazing collection of brews, such as Hill Farmstead’s Convivial Suarez and Clara, as well as Allagash’s Coolship Red & Coolship Resurgam.

Last but not least, we have assembled a list of amazing spontaneously fermented beers, from classic Lambic producers like Drie Fonteinen, De Cam & Tilquin, as well as contemporary brewers Pen Druid & Jester King!

There is no admission fee for this event. All featured drafts will be priced individually by the glass and in 4 oz. tasting pours. Featured bottles will be available in 4 oz. tasting pours.

THE OFFICIAL THIRD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION LIST:
– Allagash Coolship Red (Oak BA Wild Ale w/ Raspberry; Draft)
– Allagash Coolship Resurgam (Oak BA Wild Ale; Draft)
– Allagash FV 13 (Sour Blond Ale; Draft)
– Cantillon Carignan (Lambic w/ Carignan Grapes; Draft)
– Cantillon Fou’Foune (Lambic w/ Apricot; Draft)
– Cantillon St. Lamvinus Saint Lamvinus (Lambic w/ Merlot & Cab Franc Grapes; Draft)
– De Cam Framboise-Lambiek (Lambic w/ Raspberry; BTL Pour)
– Drie Fonteinen Cuvee Armand & Gaston (Gueuze Lambic; BTL Pour)
– Drie Fonteinen Framboos (Lambic w/ Raspberry; BTL Pour)
– Drie Fonteinen Hommage (Lambic w/ Raspberry & Cherry: BTL Pour)
– Hill Farmstead Clara (Grisette; Draft)
– Hill Farmstead Convivial Suarez (Saison w/ Hibiscus & Lemon; Draft)
– Hill Farmstead Florence (Saison; Draft)
– Jester King SPON (Oak BA Wild Ale; Draft)
– Jester King SPON Grapefruit (Oak BA Wild Ale w/ Grapefruit; Draft)
– Pen Druid Mures de Fantaisie (Wild Ale w/ Blackberry; Draft)
– Pen Druid TBD
– Struise Black Damnation XXVI: Froggie (Wine BA Imperial Stout; Draft)
– Struise Dark Horse Reserva (Wine BA Wild Ale; Draft)
– Tilquin Groseille (Lambic w/ Black Current; BTL Pour)
– Tlquin Mure (Lambic w/ Blackberry; Draft)
– The Veil Illusion of Blis (Cherry Wine BA Saison; BTL Pour)
– The Veil TBD
– The Veil TBD
– The Veil TBD

We made it to this. Pricey but tasty.

First round, world and national favorites:

Cantillion Fou'Foune
Allagash Coolship Red

Second Round, local favorites

The Veil: Vast:One
Pen Druid: Spiritual Plums

The locals fared surprisingly well stacked up against the first round.



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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9234 on: April 09, 2019, 03:39:16 pm »
Stone has completed their mission of teaching the Germans how to brew beer.

https://www.stonebrewing.com/blog/venues/2019/farewell-stone-brewing-berlin

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9235 on: April 10, 2019, 01:00:31 am »
Stone has completed their mission of teaching the Germans how to brew beer.

https://www.stonebrewing.com/blog/venues/2019/farewell-stone-brewing-berlin

well, that sucks.

i wonder how brewdog will be able to operate the place more profitably than stone?  maybe stone just said "fuck it, we're big enough to absorb this, so let's just call it a loss, and pass it on to someone who can operate it now that setup has been done by us"?
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9236 on: April 12, 2019, 06:01:07 am »
Ninkasi Brewing, the 35th largest craft brewery in the U.S., established in 2006, announced a strategic partnership with EPR Properties, a specialty real estate investment trust (REIT), and Legacy Breweries, a new venture that aims to acquire craft breweries in the U.S.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9237 on: April 12, 2019, 12:55:18 pm »
Ninkasi Brewing, the 35th largest craft brewery in the U.S., established in 2006, announced a strategic partnership with EPR Properties, a specialty real estate investment trust (REIT), and Legacy Breweries, a new venture that aims to acquire craft breweries in the U.S.

i was reading about that.  sad. 

EPR has an interesting business model: "Meanwhile, EPR’s plan is to purchase real estate from its partners, lease the land back and allow them to continue operating" (source).  interesting way of extracting profit from one's owned entities... i wonder if it's beneficial in terms of taxes.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9238 on: April 12, 2019, 02:06:08 pm »
Sometimes when everyone else is using their Friday lunch hour to go to the DC Auto Show, you have to instead jog somewhere and get a pint. And a pint of this was the tastiest beer I've had in a while, and I had Cantillion last weekend.

https://untappd.com/b/rar-brewing-marylan-ddh-w-mosaic-and-galaxy/1942462

I also sampled this one:

https://untappd.com/b/bell-s-brewery-mango-habanero-oberon-2019/3144773

Not as good as the RAR beer, but still the best Bell's beer I've tried in a while. Much better than the base beer.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9239 on: April 12, 2019, 02:54:44 pm »
The RAR sounds great. Habanero beers are yucky.

I'm allergic to mango but have had beers with mango with no issue