2018 Reader Survey

Welcome to my first-ever reader survey. This short, seven-question, two-minute questionnaire will help me understand you and which topics interest you on the blog, so please please please consider taking a moment to fill it out.  

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Modern Times PDX

Modern Times landed in Portland with an intense amount of hype. I’ve heard reports of twee decorations, mobs of millennials, over-hyped and over-priced beer, and I have been a little anxious to visit. But you know what? It’s both more and less than I expected, in all the right ways.

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MillerCoors Responds to Stone

Note: post updated 4/12, 11am. Two months ago, Stone Brewing sued MillerCoors over their use of the word 'Stones to sell Keystone Light beer. Today MillerCoors responded to the lawsuit with their own account of events--and they would seem to badly damage Stone's original claims of harm.

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Salvator and the Feast of the Holy Father

Today would have marked the final day in the eight-day Feast of the Holy Father celebration in Bavaria. While the festival's religious observation ended long ago, one aspect of the celebration, a famous monastic beer, has lived a long and healthy life. Here's the full story of Salvator, which you know today as doppelbock.

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Celebrator Beer News RIP

For thirty years, you could find a pile of Celebrator “brewspapers” near the door of every brewpub on the West Coast. But this week Celebrator’s publisher, Tom Dalldorf, announced that he was ending the print edition.  

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Is Heineken Racist?

Heineken has had to pull an ad many, including Chance the Rapper, have called racist. (It is.) How does an ad like this make it all the way to television screens? Maybe the global giant should have more rappers on its marketing team. 

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Well, DO Hazies Age Badly?

The mysteries of hazy IPAs continue to confound. In yesterday's post, I argued that this style is particularly ill-suited for shelf stability, and two brewers immediately challenged my assumption. That, plus the history of hazies and their increasingly confusing parameters.

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Engineering a 90-day Hazy IPA

Here’s the central conundrum of our time.  Hazy IPAs are wildly popular but made in such a way that, like ice sculptures, they begin losing definition moments after their birth. The 90-day hazy IPA is therefore the unicorn breweries are trying hard to breed.

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