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Session #37 Announced

Man, the snow messed up my plans for this past Session. Lucky for me I raid my "cellar" on a weekly basis, so I should have plenty to write about. Here's more on Session #37.

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AB InBev US Sales Drop in January

The new year is not off to a good start for AB InBev. The U.S. sales for the company were down 12.2% when compared to this time last year. (via)

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Let the High ABV Beer Wars Commence!!

Only near weeks after Scotland's BrewDog announced that they had broken the world record for alcohol content in a beer, Schorschbräu hit back with what appears to be a very small run (15 bottles) of a 40% ABV, or 80 proof, brew they call Schorschbock. Read more here.

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RateBeer’s Best of 2010

I'm not sure how you can effectively build a list of the best breweries only a month into the year, but RateBeer has just released their Best of 2010 lists. (Via)

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Liquid Solutions Closing Doors

For the past 9 years, Liquid Solutions has been providing beer lovers with one hell of an online inventory, but as of yesterday the retailer will be liquidating its entire stock and closing its doors. Those of you lucky enough to live close enough the warehouse should head on over…

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A Short History of Bottled Beer

Martyn Cornell at The Zythophile has a nice piece on the history of bottled beer. While a good majority of the information relates to the UK, the article is no less fascinating. Martyn's blog is one of those that I am increasingly drawn to more and more. If you don't…

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Heineken Purchases Femsa Cerveza

Lew Bryson expands on the recent news of Heineken buying out the beer business of Mexico's #2 brewer.

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Recent Job Cuts Affecting AB InBev Distribution

Looks like the recent job cuts by AB InBev is having an impact on the distribution of a few products.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev Layoffs

I had seen a couple of headlines mentioning possible cuts from Anheuser-Busch InBev during the day yesterday, but didn't really pay it that much mind. Looks like 10% of their Western European staff will lose their jobs for the new year.

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Session #36 Announced

Tom Cizauskas at Yours For Good Fermentables has just announced next month's Session. I'm not quite sure how I'll be participating in "Session #36: Cask-Conditioned Beer," but I'm sure if I do, I'll need to hunt down a cask from which to pull my research.

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Twas the Beer Before Christmas: A Brewery Visit From St. Nicholas

Holy Crap! A reading of Twas the Beer Before Christmas: A Brewery Visit From St. Nicholas may very well become a new tradition in my household. Excellent work Jay!

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Session #35 Announced

Man, it's been forever since I've thrown myself in the monthly Session events this year. Next month's topic, "New Beer's Resolutions," is perfectly timed, as one of mine will most certainly be to get off my lazy ass and participate more.

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