2014 April Beer Series

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Fire and Blood Red Ale Ommegang Brewing Company Cooperstown, NY Ommegang began brewing Belgian-style ales in 1997. Founded by Don Feinberg and Wendy Littlefield, owners of Vanberg and DeWolf beer import company, and three family owned Belgian breweries including Duvel Moortgat. Ommegang started up in a purpose-built building based on a traditional Belgian farmhouse, set on a former 136-acre hop farm in the Susqehanna River Valley, four miles south of Cooperstown, New York in the Town of Milford. They are among the...

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2014 March Beer Series

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Beer Blog, Newsletters | 0 comments

Russian Imperial Stout Narraganset  t Brewing Company Providence, RI The Narragansett Brewing Company was founded in Cranston, Rhode Island, USA, in 1890. It was closed on July 31, 1981, and then re-established in 2005. Formerly the number one selling brand in New England, Narragansett now occupies a relatively narrow segment of the market. Originally brewed in the city of Cranston, it was famous for its drinkability and the advertising slogan, “Hi, Neighbor, have a ‘Gansett!,” most famously...

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2014 February Beer Series

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Beer Blog, Newsletters | 0 comments

Snow Angel Slumbrew Somerville, MA “Slumbrew is all about the synergy between craft products and every day consumption. Well conceived, locally-sourced, quality products should be an every day part of our lives – not a unique occurrence. This is the spirit of Slumbrew.” Slumbrew is the research & development brand and concept of Somerville Brewing Company. Their mission is to brew unique, ingredient-driven beers that challenge common notions of what a beer should taste like. It is the result of...

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2014 January Beer Series

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Beer Blog, Blog | 0 comments

Hairy Eyeball IPA Lagunitas Brewing Company Petaluma, California From its inception Lagunitas had strived to make consistently good beer, and instead began making beer that ranged from vile, to barely drinkable, to wonderful, to elegant, to questionable-at-best. They were castigated then evicted from their original home in West Marin. Exiled from West Marin, they found the welcoming arms of Petaluma and succeeded in their mission to make consistently good beer, get their beer into bottles, onto the streets, and...

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2013 December Beer Series

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Beer Blog, Newsletters | 0 comments

Choklat Southern Tier Brewing Company Lakewood, New York Founders Phineas DeMink and Allen “Skip” Yahn started Southern Tier with the vision of reviving the practice of small batch brewing to a region rich in brewing tradition. In 2002, with equipment gained from the purchase of the Old Saddleback Brewing Co. in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the Southern Tier Brewing Company began production in the Stoneman Business Park just outside of Lakewood, New York. By 2003, select varieties of small batch ales...

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2013 November Beer Series

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Beer Blog, Newsletters | 0 comments

Mint Chocolate Stout Shipyard Brewing Company Portland, Maine At almost 20 years old Shipyard Brewing Company is one of the grand old men in the craft brewing industry. Now one of the largest craft breweries in the country, the company has its roots in the picturesque seacoast village of Kennebunkport Harbor, where, in 1992, entrepreneur Fred Forsley and master brewer Alan Pugsley started Federal Jack’s Restaurant & Brew Pub, the birthplace of Shipyard ales. The craft brew industry was just starting in...

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