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I’ll Have A Beard, Please

2013-07-24 10.21.56by Jeff Dietzman

There are many stereotypes that I’m sure I embody, but at least two are centered around craft beer culture. Let’s discuss…

1. I have a beard.
2. I like to shotgun beer

Let’s start with the beard.

Having just come off my first impromptu beard competition win at the House of Blues Local Brews and Local Grooves this past weekend, I freely admit nothing is more stereotypical about a craft beer drinker, brewer, sales rep, etc. than having a beard. I get it, I appreciate it, and obviously it doesn’t bother me. I didn’t always have a beard, but I’m glad that I do now. Continue reading

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Some Like It Sour

sour beer

by Jeff Dietzman

Some like it sour, others do not.

I’m the former, I love sour beer.  Gose (“Gose-uh”), American Wild Ale, Berliner Weisse, Flanders Red Ale, and Lambic, just to name a few.

I’m not quite certain why I’ve fallen in love with these funky tart varieties. Perhaps, it’s a bit of a burnout from years of drinking big bold stouts, floral and bitter IPA’s, and spicy Belgians ales. There’s something about them that’s not a familiar “beer” flavor that we’ve all become accustomed to, and so it’s a refreshing change of pace from the usual drinking regimen.   Continue reading

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Hops from the Future

Fresh Hops Ready for Beerby Jeff Dietzman

According to an article in Popular Science Craft Beer is annihilating the hop supply.

The Reinheitsgebot, or German Purity Law, states that the only ingredients legally allowed in true beer are malted barley, hops, water and yeast.

So, no hops no beer, right?   Continue reading

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