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Announcing: The 2014 NJ Charity Bottle Share

Hello All, So as some of you may have heard, I’ve been planning a charity event. My cellar has been getting a little out of control, and instead of selling my beer I decided I would donate it towards a

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The little guy among the little guys in Craft Beer

So I’ve tackled “Artisanal” and “Farmhouse” breweries in the past… It’s gotten to the point where in all fairness, it’s quite difficult to put labels on some of these breweries that I love so much. Unfortunately, there are times when

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The “Artisanal” Conundrum.

This is not the first time I touch on this subject and likely won’t be the last. When you invest a lot of time interacting with the Craft Beer community, you see the many differences on how people view things.

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The New Brettanomyces Aroma Wheel: It’s not just “Funk”

                        The image above illustrates the many aromas (and tastes) that are produced by strains of Brettanomyces. Brettanomyces, or Brett, like many wild yeast has a long history of

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The Glassware Throwdown

              Recently, glassware has come into the public light more than usual. From articles written by people ignorant to the rich history of the beer culture accusing craft beer of trying to copy wine,

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“Off Flavor” Sensory Training Classes at The Copper Mine Pub

On Saturday March 30th and Saturday April 13th, Vito from The Copper Mine Pub and I will be hosting “Off Flavor” Sensory Training Classes. For those of you wondering what exactly that is, we have ordered kits that will allow

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Further Proof that “Beer People are Good People”… Sandy Hook Elementary Tragedy Relief

“Beer People are Good People”… I’m sure you’ve all heard it. Many of you have probably said it. Some of you may have even argued against it. Let’s be honest, some of us are tired of hearing it. Overused, uninspired

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2012 Wrap Up: Beer quips and highlights from the past year

2012 has come and gone. It’s that time of the year when people have their top beers or top events or whatnot. Last year I did a “most memorable beers” to try and do something different. This year I tried

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Drinking Local… Quality… and the Craft Beer Bubble

In the past couple of months there have been two topics that have stood out to me in the craft beer community. Both are quite interesting and could turn into two (or more) bigger in depth discussions, but I felt

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East Coast Breweries Preparing for Sandy

Hurricanes in the Mid-Atlantic and North East coast of the US are not that common. However, Irene’s damage in Vermont to places like the Alchemist have forced us to take these warnings seriously.

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