Mar 28
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Skating Away

As I write this, I’m 35,000 feet above the Rockies, on my way back from the 2011 Craft Brewers Conference, held this year in San Francisco. It was really an amazing experience for me, and for our humble start-up in…

Mar 25
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While we in Buffalo are pulling out our boots again, Ethan — as though having been warned by some supernatural force — has skipped town. To warmer climes, certainly, but also to beerier ones: he’s at the Craft Brewers Conference in San Francisco. [caption id=”attachment_657″ align=”alignleft” width=”283″ caption=”No no no, I said hob…

Mar 17
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Community Beer Works: Invading the Blue Monk

Yes, today is St Patrick’s Day, but rather than discussing anything green we’re instead talking about something… blue. (sometimes I wonder if I am perhaps far…

Mar 10
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Your intrepid blogger is out of town this week, and probably not even drinking too much beer besides a trip to the Cambridge Brewing Company! A pity, we know. As such, this was either composed via the new 802.11m standard, the m standing for ‘mind,’ it being transcribed entirely via thoughts, or it…

Mar 04
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Communing with beer

About a year and a half ago I read the book Fermenting Revolution by Christopher Mark O’Brien. On the whole it wasn’t as exciting as I thought it’d be, but O’Brien did a very good job of conveying what I’ve come to call communing with beer. Most nights I’ll have a beer with…