Mar 27
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It’s time for some beer

A singleminded devotion Yes, it’s true that in recent weeks our “currently on tap” whiteboard has been a little sparse. I mean, we’ve always had Frank, The Whale, The IPA, De Maas and Stout Affective Disorder, but craft beer aficionados are novelty junkies. You’re in luck! Starting today we have Singularity (Apollo) available for growler fills!…

Mar 25
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Profiles in CBW: Drew Hardin

No brewery is an island. Now that we’ve been open for two years we’ve needed some help, and a few stalwart friends have stepped up to the challenge. These are their stories. This week: Drew Hardin, Assistant Brewer. Hi. Hi! My name is Andrew…

Mar 20
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Ambitious hydraulics

The cotton anniversary In exactly one month Community Beer Works will have been selling beer for two years. Two years! Two years of Frank, two years of blogging about something that isn’t that damn cooler  ((Although this July will mark four years of weekly CBW blogging from me. Hot damn.)), two years of our dream…

Mar 18
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Music Box 4/4: Flower Power x 4

I picked up the Ithaca Box of Hops: 12 bottles of four different hoppy beers. I considered writing about them on the blog, and realized I’m most happy with my beer writing when I consider the situation in which I’m drinking the beer. Beer tasting is subjective and influenced by everything from your…

Mar 13
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Come on by twosies, twosies

The second anniversary In a little over a month, we’ll have been open for two years. Wow, right? The time just flies.* It flies even faster when you realize our second anniversary party is not on the 20th itself, or in the few days before or after: April is basically nonstop travel for one…

Mar 11
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CBW Book Club Recap: The Audacity of Hops

Last Wednesday, eight people gathered on the second floor of Mister Goodbar to talk about Tom Acitelli’s The Audacity of Hops. It was possibly the most ambitious (that’s foreshadowing right there, that is) event I had planned: sure, you could say Risk was more of a stretch, but at its heart I was asking…

Mar 06
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Seasonal Creep, Beerology and Ambitious Brew

Creepy Last Friday, a day after publishing that week’s Thirsty Thursday post, I showed up at the brewery for my retail shift. After having serenaded you with tales of everywhere we’d be, it turns out we had a surprise: Seasonal Creep (Saison) is now on tap. Yes, much like the Singularity series, there is a modifier…

Mar 04
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Why beer?

It’s once again the first Tuesday of the month, so I’m going to be tackling this month’s Session: the shared beer bloggery event where everyone writes on a single topic each month. This time it’s hosted by Baltimore Bistros & Beer, and is titled Why Do You Drink?