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Guinness’ The 1759 reviewed: A distinctive, flavorful, pricey brew

  By Alan J. Wax Guinness has a winner, albeit a pricey one, that’s generated some controversy among beer geeks. The big international brewer’s late October release, called The 1759, comes in a frosted, black, corked, 750 ml Champagne-style bottle nestled … Continue reading

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Guinness goes upscale with a $35 limited edition brew called 1759  

By Alan J. Wax Guinness is going upscale. The Irish brewer, best known for its iconic stout, is introducing a limited edition, ultra-premium amber ale called Guinness The 1759. The brew’s grain bill includes traditional barley malt as well as peated … Continue reading

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Virginia’s Devil’s Backbone wins again at GABF, MillerCoor’s AC Golden Brewing unit also a winner

By Alan J. Wax Top honors at this year’s Great American Beer Festival went to AC Golden Brewing, Devils Backbone Brewing Co.-Outpost, Marble Brewery and Draught Works, each of which medaled in multiple categories. Meanwhile, brewpubs receiving top honors were Beachwood … Continue reading

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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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