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AB InBev Sells 20% of Tsingtao Stake

In an effort to help pay off the debt created by it's takeover deal, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced that it will sell most of it's stake of Tsingtao to Asahi for $667 million.

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Beer Can Appreciation Day

Apparently, this Saturday, January 24th is Beer Can Appreciation Day. This link comes by way of the wife while she was surfing the wonder that is the Internets.

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Dead Guy Whiskey

As a big fan of Rogue beers (and the Dead Guy series), I'll definitely be on the lookout for the new product from their House of Spirits. It's already won 3rd at the World Beverage Competition — that's gotta be a promising sign so early.

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Bell’s Brewery $5.2 Million Expansion

"The brewery plans to add 15,000 square feet of office space onto its 60,000-square-foot production..." The expansion can only mean more Bell's beer. Aw yeah. (Via)

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Win a Case of Kate The Great

The Portsmouth Brewery in New Hampshire is holding a little literary contest with seven first prize winners getting at least a bottle of the highly rated beer.

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Roll Out the Barrel, Open Your Wallet

Here's a decent article on barrel-aged beers from the NY Times. (Via)

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Session 24 Announcement

Session 24: "A Tripel for a Two" has been announced and it tackles a style of beer that I am quite fond of. I've enjoyed many tripels through the years so finding something new to review is going to be tough. On a side note, I missed #23 because my…

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Beer on TV Tonight

Discovery Channel tonight at 8pm. on "How Stuff Works." Based on the description of tonight's show, it looks like it could be interesting: "We talk to the experts, brew masters and beer connoisseurs about how they’re innovating new ways to make beer."

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Harpoon Brewing Expanding Capacity

Just saw this article pop up in one of my news feeds. Harpoon will be installing a couple of new tanks that will end up increasing their capacity by about 20%. Wow.

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Session #23 Announced

Beer and Firkins, next month's Session host, has announced the topic for the first event of 2009. "...what will you miss about 2008 (feel free to list your tasting notes, if that item is a particular beer) and what do you expect will excite you most in 2009 , in…

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Post Tags

Just a quick note. Apparently my post "tags" plugin took a nose time some time ago. How long it's been busted, I don't know. I have gone with the default Wordpress tag system going forward, but that means there are no tags for current and older posts — only tags…

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Session #22 Reminder

Don't forget, Session #22 is tomorrow. The good folks at 21st Amendment Brewery are this month's host.

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