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The best beers I had in 2015

25 all-star brews includes sours, barrel-aged beers and more from U.S. and Belgium By Alan J. Wax What a year it’s been! As 2015 draws to a close, it’s time to take stock of what’s gone down my gullet—or the … Continue reading

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Two newcomers to Denver’s bustling beer scene offer unusual brews

Following up on my visit to the Mile High City for GABF By Alan J. Wax America’s Mile High City is bubbling over in beer. That’s something a visitor to the Great American Beer Festival in Denver late in September … Continue reading

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Beer retailer’s first GABF trip is as much about socializing as it is sampling brews

GABF first-timer David Schultzer schmoozes first, tastes second By Alan J. Wax For Dave Schultzer, a New York beer retailer, his first trip to the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver was in a word, “overwhelming.” Schultzer, who for … Continue reading

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Drink a peach: beers with summer fruit

The pleasure of summer peaches savored in a glass. By Alan J. Wax Now is the time to sip some of summer in a bottle: beer made with peaches, the season’s best fruit. That’s quite a range of peach beers to choose … Continue reading

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Getting Goosed at a craft beer festival

 A trio of beers from Goose Island prove to be among the best of the fest By Alan J. Wax Time to eat my words after drinking against my principals. Since AB-InBev’s acquisition of Chicago’s Goose Island Beer Co. —and subsequently, … Continue reading

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Start-up beer exporter shipping East Coast craft beers to the UK

Bringing coals to New Castle? Not exactly, says the founder of newly launched Crafted Exports, which is shipping kegged craft beer to London pubs. By Alan J. Wax A Brooklyn, New York, entrepreneur and his partners are attempting to capitalize on … Continue reading

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Ellis Island Casino & Brewery: A craft brewing oasis in the Las Vegas desert

Competently made craft brews can be found just a short walk from the Las Vegas Strip, Cheap, good food, too. By Alan J. Wax Amid the bright lights and crowds on the Las Vegas gaming strip, the odds don’t favor … Continue reading

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Long Island breweries, bars to celebrate Craft Beer Week May 6-17

By Alan J. Wax Long Island: get ready for Craft Beer Week. Long Island’s craft beer industry and its supporters in the hospitality and retail trade are readying a week-plus long celebration of the region’s breweries and beers. It runs … Continue reading

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New flavor focus, new labels mark transformation of Otter Creek Brewing

By Alan J. Wax Vermont’s Otter Creek Brewing wants the world to know a transformation is underway — in the market and in its beers. Founded in 1991, Otter Creek in those relatively early days of craft brewing was known … Continue reading

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Aging beer can be a gamble; some are winners, others are losers

By Alan J. Wax Aging beers. We hear so much about it these days. Brewers often encourage their customers to age their products and nary a day goes by when you don’t see some query on a beer drinker’s forum … Continue reading

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