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How to Homebrew an Award-Winning Beer

How to Homebrew an Award-Winning Beer

For the past 20 years, Sam Adams has held a homebrew competition called LongShot. Boston Brewing Company picks the winning beers and mass produces them, then distributes them around the United States. LongShot has launched the professional brewing careers of Don Oliver (now at Dust Bowl Brewing Co.), Mike Robinson (Newburyport Brewing Company), Cesar Marron (Sketchbook Brewing […]

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Brandy Has a Branding Problem

Brandy Has a Branding Problem

Most of the time, brandy is an afterthought. Or, it’s a cheap brown liquor that gets unceremoniously dumped into eggnog. Or, according to most people I asked, it’s what old guys drink with cigars. Brandy is currently engaged in a fight against its image, which until now has turned would-be connoisseurs away.

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14 Celebrities Making Big Bucks Off Booze

14 Celebrities Making Big Bucks Off Booze

Your favorite stars have been really getting into alcohol these days – in a good way. From reality TV personalities to A-list actors to awarding-winning musicians, celebs are partnering with new and well-known wine and spirit companies and even starting some refreshing brands of their own. If you’re looking for an excuse to raise a […]

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Hop Take: The Brewers Association Officially Declares ‘Beer Is Fun’ & Other Beer News

Hop Take: The Brewers Association Officially Declares ‘Beer Is Fun’ & Other Beer News

The Brewers Association released their state of the industry report this month. Helpful slides broke down the state of American beer, the overall craft beer market, and new trends. Most telling was a slide called “What the beer drinker is thinking.” According to the mind readers at the BA, beer drinkers are thinking “local,” “trying something new,” and, […]

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