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“World’s Oldest Beer” Found in Shipwreck

Earlier this year a crew of divers discovered several bottles of champagne dating between 1800 and 1830 in the middle of the Baltic Sea. Well, it turns out that as the crew was wrapping up their salvage efforts, they unearthed a few bottles of beer — with active cultures still…

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Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

Looks like there are a couple of great events scheduled this month for Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, VA. Capital Ale House has set September 18th as the date for their event, while Blue & Gray Brewing Company is planning on filling the entire weekend of Sept 24-26 with their own celebration.…

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SABMiller Emerges as Favorite for Foster’s Beer

There have been rumblings about SABMiller's interest in the brewing side of Foster's, but it looks more and more like they'll end up being the ones to scoop up the Australian brewer.

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Hop Farming in Virginia

The Washington Post had a nice little write up the other day regarding the increased number of hop farms taking hold in central Virginia. They key to the success of these farms are the 34 (and growing) breweries/brewpubs in the state. Local beer with locally grown hops. Love it! (Via…

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Japanese Whisky Distillers Eye the U.S. Market

It's been a good while since I've posted any bourbon/whisky related news on the site, but I did find this article regarding the slow influx of Japanese whisky into the U.S. pretty interesting. From the sounds of it, there might be some excellent products heading our way soon.

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North American Breweries, Inc. Set to Acquire Pyramid and Magic Hat

I'm more than a few hours behind on this one, but it appears as though the Pyramid and Magic Hat breweries are days away from being purchased by North American Breweries, Inc. NAB is the exclusive marketer and seller of the Labbatt brand and also maintain the Genesee and Dundee…

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The End of History

Twitter is, well, atwitter with news of a 55% ABV Belgian Ale from those nuts at Brewdog. Beernews.org has more including a clip of an article that has since been removed from the Brewdog blog. Check it out

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Discovery Channel Show “Brewed” Announced

According to beernews.org, Dogfish Head's Sam Calagione will be hosting a new craft beer focused show coming this Fall to The Discovery Channel. More information here.

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Hopquila

I'm not usually a big fan of tequila in general, but I might have to check this one out. New Holland brewing has released a tequila like liquor that's been steeped with Centennial hops — appropriately named Hopquila.

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The Man Who Turned Off The Taps

My wife's copy of Smithsonian Magazine showed up in the mail yesterday. It had an interesting article on one Wayne B. Wheeler, the anti-alcohol movement and Wheeler's (very large) hand in Prohibition. You can read the article online here.

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House Passes Beer Resolution

Congress has passed House Resolution 1297 that supports "the goals and ideals of American Craft Beer Week." You can read a bit more here.

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FredFest 2010 Auction

It looks as though liquidsolutions.biz is under new ownership and are introducing themselves by bringing the FredFest Vintage Auction back for 2010. Items include Hair of the Dog Dave, a 10 bottle mini cellar of Deschutes products and more.

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