• Note to Craft Beer Fans: ‘It's O.K. to Drink the Same Beer Twice'

    7 days ago - By Vine Pair

    In June 2018, Brooklyn's Other Half Brewing hosted Green City, a beer festival dedicated to “all thing hoppy .” Some of the hottest names in the industry attended, including Los Angeles's Monkish and Richmond's The Veil. All brought several of their of-the-moment, New England-style IPAs .
    After paying the $100 admission fee - $300 for early-entry VIPs - many of the bearded men in attendance chose to spend a good portion of their afternoons in epically long queues awaiting 2-ounce pours from the aforementioned breweries. Meanwhile, the lines in front of IPA legends Hill Farmstead and The...
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  • Hop Take: Why Are Craft Beer Release Calendars Still a Thing?

    Hop Take: Why Are Craft Beer Release Calendars Still a Thing?

    7 days ago - By Vine Pair

    It's that time of year when craft breweries unveil their 2019 beer release calendars, alerting beer fans to which brands will be brewed in the coming year. Breweries such as Dogfish Head , Founders , and others recently announced these annual schedules.
    I'm all for seasonal cheer around beer, but these calendars are outdated. While it's good to know Dogfish's World Wide Stout will be available May through August (and, sadly, Indian Brown Ale will not make an appearance), long gone are the days when beer lovers relied on these calendars to go beer shopping. Once an end-of-year gift from...
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