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A Beer Drinker’s Guide to SXSW: Five of the Best #BeersofTexas

As a first-timer at the South by Southwest Interactive Conference last year, I found it pretty overwhelming deciding what to do. There are so many simulataneous events, meetups, parties, and of course panels, with everything laid out on the official … Continue reading

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The United States of GOOD Beer

Thanks to Benjamin Kabak and Amanda Rykoff for passing this along. The map of the U.S., where each state (save Idaho) is represented by a locally brewed beer, comes from nominations by the GOOD community: We asked you: What is the … Continue reading

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A Beer Drinker’s Guide to Super Bowl XLV

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a Chicago Bears fan. That also means I’m a Chicago beer fan. I  have a mild superstition about drinking a local beer from the team I’m rooting for when watching a game. … Continue reading

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A Beer Drinker’s Guide to the MLB Postseason: Phillies and Reds

Just like the Twins last night, the Reds are on the rope tonight. After getting no-hit by Roy Halladay in Game 1 and blowing a 4-0 lead in Game 2, leading to a 5-4 loss, the champion of the NL … Continue reading

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A Beer Drinker’s Guide to the MLB Postseason: Giants and Braves

Yesterday I featured  four recommended breweries’ offerings to accompany the ALDS matchups in the MLB Postseason: 512 Brewing from Texas and Cigar City Brewing from Tampa Bay for the Rangers and Rays; Brooklyn Brewery and Summit Brewing Company for the … Continue reading

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A Beer Drinker’s Guide to the MLB Postseason: Twins at Yankees

Previously on A Beer Drinker’s Guide to the MLB Postseason, I featured Texas’s 512 Brewing for the Rangers and Tampa’s Cigar City Brewing for the Rays. Now, with the Twins heading to Yankee Stadium in search of staving off a … Continue reading

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A Beer Drinker’s Guide to the MLB Postseason: Rays at Rangers

As a sports fanatic I’m naturally superstitious. I wear certain hats, t-shirts, and jerseys, or certain combinations of all three, that I convince myself somehow have an impact in the game’s outcome. If my team wins one week I’ll wear … Continue reading

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Now Drinking: Blue Moon’s Harvest Moon

If there’s one style of beer I consistently don’t like, it’s wheat. It just does nothing for my palate. Maybe I’m like those guys in the Miller Lite commercial who insist “NO FRUIT IN BEER!” but to me, it’s too … Continue reading

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Double Stouting: Left Hand’s Milk Stout and Mendocino’s Black Hawk

I have a confession to make. I’ve never been a frequent stout drinker. It’s not that I don’t enjoy a good stout, but I tend to prefer IPAs and lagers. However, this is all about to change. During Game 6 … Continue reading

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Now Drinking: Lagunitas New Dog Town Pale Ale

“Think Globally, Drink Locally” – Laguintas Brewing Company Tonight I ventured into my corner bodega, which touts itself as a “Specialty Beer Store” with over 500 beers. After the devastation of the Ghana loss in the World Cup, I was … Continue reading

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