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SABMiller ABInBev Merger?!

From Jay Brooks comes rumors of a potential merger between SABMiller and ABInBev. To quote Jay, "...there‚Äôs not much overlap between the two behemoths globally, but in the U.S. it would be more of an issue, with the two companies combining for around 80% of the domestic beer market..." Wow.…

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How Beer Saved the World

This Sunday night, the Discovery Channel will be airing a one hour special on our favorite beverage title "How Beer Saved the World." Check out the trailer below and set your DVR accordingly. via Stan

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Whisky In A Can?

I wanted to post this little tidbit earlier in the week, but I've been slammed with work and unfortunately haven't been able to spend much time on the blog at all the past couple of days. At any rate, first there was the move of craft beer to the convenient…

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Kegerator for You Gamers

Getty Images So at the CES show in Las Vegas, Nvidia had this sweet gaming computer/kegerator combination that features a couple of the company's higher-end video cards. More importantly, however, is that (if I'm not mistaken) the tap handle appears to belong to Sierra Nevada. Glad to see it's not…

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Brewers Association Announces Updated Beer Style Guidelines

The Brewers Association has been on a roll so far in a very young 2011. Having just recently revised the definition of a "craft brewery," they have now updated the Beer Style Guidelines. Changes include a few updated descriptions and a couple of styles having been renamed. Style descriptions have…

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Beer Photo: Rochefort Fire

Reuters News of a fire at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Saint-Remy, makers of the Rochefort series of Belgian beer, spread across the web yesterday afternoon. Luckily, no one was hurt in the incident and the Trappist brewers plan to recommence brewing in a couple of days.

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Best Beers of 2010

In addition to the Year in Review I posted earlier, the below list is a little compilation (in no particular order) of some of my favorite brews from the past 12 months. Those beers marked with an "*" were complimentary samples received from the brewery or PR company. Terrapin Coffee…

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The Barley Blog 2010 Year in Review

It's that time again — the time of year when I dive head first into the deep, murky depths of the site and gather up some information that I'm no doubt the only one who truly cares about. Regardless, as per tradition, here is the 2010 Barley Blog year in…

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Best Belgian Holiday Beer?

I'm currently in the process of wrapping up a couple of "Year End" posts (as required by virtue of being a beer blogger), and my mind started wondering. It often does this when given a specific task. I love Holiday seasonal beer. I also really love Belgian beer. I try…

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2010 Thanksgiving Beer Poll Results

I didn't really have the turnout I would have liked for this particular poll, but that's probably my fault. Publishing the poll only days before Thanksgiving meant that a majority of folks may have been travelling or already at their destination — and thus possibly without the means with which…

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Beer T-shirt Holiday Gifts

I don't usually do a whole lot of self-promoting on this here site, but it just occurred to me the other day, that I haven't really pimped my t-shirts in quite some time. What better time of year to get your loved ones (or yourself) some apparel proclaiming your love…

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Poll: Turkey Day Beer

It's been a while since the last poll I've had on the site and with Thanksgiving coming up in a couple of days, I figured this would be a good time to see what everyone is planning to drink along with their own gluttonous feasts. I've got a few vintage…

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