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Schlafly Announces Next Hop Allocation Beer: Double IPA

Schlafly Beer announces the release of Double IPA, the next in a series of hop-forward beers for 2017, known as the Hop Allocation Series. The largest, locally-owned brewery in St. Louis has introduced a new IPA every six weeks with the series. At 10.0% ABV and 80 IBUs, the Double…

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Barley Blog Redesign for 2017

The Barley Blog has changed very little since it's launch in December of 2006. Yes, the design has been tweaked throughout the years, but the overall look and feel has remained relatively the same. That changed this past Sunday when I finally pulled the trigger on the biggest visual change…

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Favorite Beers of 2016

Apparently, I completely forgot to post a "favorites list" of those beers I enjoyed in 2015. Well, let's not make that mistake two years in a row and get back on track with some of the best brews I encountered in 2016. There's no real rhyme or reason to the…

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Favorite Beers of 2014

I decided to forgo the annual “Year in Review” — nothing really exciting was happening with the site for 2014 — but there was no way I wasn’t going to look back on the 229 beer reviews I published this year and attempt to highlight a few of my favorites.…

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Favorite Beers of 2013

Along with the freshly posted Year In Review, it's also time to note those brews which stood out over the past twelve months. In no particular order (chronological in terms of post date perhaps) here are a few of my favorite beers. Please note that some of them were sent…

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Barley Blog 2013 Year in Review

Each December, I like to take a moment and look back on the year that was — dive into the site’s visitor history and posts for the past 12 months and check out what was popular. As stated in years past (this is the sixth year I’ve done this sort…

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Barley Blog 2012 Year in Review

It's that time of year again when I indulge my own narcissistic interests and review the past 12 months of site activity at The Barley Blog. So without further nonsense, let's get into it. At the time of this post, there were 298 total articles publish this year with an…

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Favorite Beers of 2012

Along with the freshly posted Year In Review, it's also time to note those brews which stood out over the past twelve months. In no particular order (chronological in terms of post date perhaps) here are a few of my favorite beers. Please note that some of them were sent…

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Barley Blog 2011 Year in Review

The past 12 months have absolutely flown by. This year-end post completely snuck up on me, but I think I've got everything covered — nerdy site statistics and more. So without further adieu, let's get into the 2011 year in review. At the time of this post, there were 278…

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Palm Breweries Giveaway

Update: The giveaway is now closed and the winner has been contacted. Thanks for all those that participated. I recently reviewed a bottle of PALM Belgian Pale Ale that I purchased a couple of weeks ago. As a result of that review and for the first time in this site's…

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No More “The”

There's been one major issue with this site as we slowly approach it's fifth birthday this upcoming December. The problem has been there from the very moment I registered the domain name. And it's confused people that I've shared the website URL with over the years. "The"... That damned "the"…

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The Barley Blog Goes Mobile

I'm addicted to web traffic stats. There isn't a moment when I don't have real time reports running on any of the sites that I maintain. One of the interesting items that I've been noticing — and really a telling tale of how people are starting to access the Web…

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