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Great American Beer Festival tickets go on sale; steps taken to curb scalpers

By Alan J. Wax It’s just about that time of year, again. And you’ll have to act quickly. Tickets for the annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF), to be held Oct. 2-4 in Denver, go on sale July 30 at … Continue reading

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They’re all beer aficionados on this bus

A group of South Floridians discover their region’s breweries and beers with a chartered bus tour. By Alan J. Wax It began and ended in Boca Raton, Florida. For more than eight hours, starting on a recent sunny, Saturday afternoon and … Continue reading

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Saranac’s new Single Malt brew will appeal to whiskey and beer aficionados

Scottish ale aged in single-malt Scotch whiskey barrels. By Alan J. Wax A recently released beer from the F.X. Matt Brewing Co. could be a beer for Scotch whiskey aficionados or, perhaps, a Scotch for beer drinkers. The beer, called … Continue reading

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Random ingredients, beer styles drawn from a hat, are the focus of a club’s unusual homebrewing competition

Inspired by Food Network’s “Chopped,” a homebrew club’s members concoct some beers with unusual flavors. Stout with vanilla and Mexican chilies tops them all. By Alan J. Wax Borrowing a page from the Food Network show “Chopped,” a Long Island homebrew club … Continue reading

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Traditional Belgian Brewers in uproar over proliferation of ‘fake’ brewers

A group of traditional Belgian brewers are in an uproar over the proliferation of contract beers now being produced in a nation where beer has long been revered as part of its national heritage. They claim consumers are being defrauded and … Continue reading

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High on the hog at Craft Beer and Pork Festival at the Topping Rose House

So full. That’s how I felt as I left the Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton, Long Island, having sampled just more than two dozen local brews and an eye-popping buffet of pork dishes. It had been a very pleasurable, sunny … Continue reading

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Long Island craft beer and pork in all its glory at a Bridgehampton fest on May 3

  Topping Rose House, the small, but tony Bridgehampton hotel and restaurant built in 1842 and now overseen by celebrity chef Tom Colicchio, is joining forces with a handful of Long Island breweries May 3 for a Pork & Craft … Continue reading

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Brewers Association lists 5 new beer styles in just released 2014 guidelines

Five new beer styles are contained in the Brewers Association’s (BA) newly revised beer style guidelines. The guidelines, dated March 10, were announced publicly on April 22 in an Examiner.com blog by BA president Charlie Papazian on April 22, almost two weeks … Continue reading

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Coors, Oregon, California, Pennsylvania and Kansas brewers take top honors at largest-ever World Beer Cup awards

By Alan J. Wax A small brewery in Oregon, a mid-sized California brewer and American beer giant Coors Brewing Co. each won top awards at the 2014 Brewers Association World Beer Cup awards, described by the group’s president as the … Continue reading

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Brewers Association, wary of decline in quality, urges homebrewers-turned-pro to boost quality control

By Alan J. Wax The Brewers Association (BA) says its concerned about declining quality of craft beer. Speaking on April 9 in Denver at the annual Craft Brewers Conference, BA director Paul Gatza said that while the number of breweries, … Continue reading

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