Monthly Archives: January 2012

PODCAST- SIERRA NEVADA COMES TO NC (FEAT. WIN BASSETT)

Unofficial (for now) North Carolina Craft Beer Goodwill Ambassador Win Bassett of ncbrewing.org stops by to discuss the monumental announcement that Sierra Nevada Brewing will be building an east coast production facility just south of Asheville, NC. We discuss the incentive package, the practical and philosophical implications the development might have on local brewing culture, the impending New Belgium announcement, the economic benefits to the region, and more.

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TWO BROTHERS, BRASS BALLS

Kid Carboy Jr. cuts to the chase about Two Brothers Brewing’s new canning initiative and their daring choice of beer to put in a can.

ALEHEADS PODCAST- UNTAPPD BREWERY PAGES WITH LEAD DEVELOPER GREG AVOLA

Co-founder, CTO, and Lead Developer Greg Avola of the social beer sharing service Untappd stops by to discuss their newest feature- Brewery Pages, where drinkers will be able to follow breweries of their choosing and interact with them directly after checking into a brew. Over 300 breweries have already claimed their pages, including: Dogfish Head, Stone, Bell’s, Boston Beer Co. and many more. Greg explains the mechanics and benefits from both the consumer and brewery perspective, and talks about other changes and improvements they are working on for the popular service.

1/20/2012: WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING TONIGHT?

1/20/2012 – What’s everyone drinking on this fine evening?

THINK TASTE WITH BRIDGE BREW WORKS

Lord Copperpot and the Commander sample two tasty beverages from upstart Bridge Brew Works, out of Fayetteville, West Virginia.

PODCAST- RYAN FROM “GUYS DRINKING BEER”

Ryan from the Chicago-based blog Guys Drinking Beer checks in to talk about the difficult circumstances Anheuser-Busch InBev now finds itself with the Illinois Secretary of State’s office, when it was recently revealed their wholly-owned subsidiary WEDCO (owners of large ABI distributor City Beverage) has never been registered to do business in the state. We speculate on possible repercussions the upcoming decision could have on AB-InBev and the beer distribution landscape in Illinois, talk about the recent influx of exciting new breweries in the state, and get an update from a local on how Goose Island is perceived since they were acquired by ABI.

ALL HAIL YUENGLING: KING OF BEERS!

Yuengling surpasses the Boston Beer Company as the largest American brewer.

THE ALEHEADS BLACKOUT TO PROTEST SOPA/ PIPA

The Aleheads blackout to protect the Internet.

10 REASONS YOU SHOULD SUPPORT MISSISSIPPI’S 2ND CRAFT BREWERY

I know, I know. There are a lot of breweries that have tried to raise money on Kickstarter. I know that funds are tight, the economy remains in the dumps, and we are most likely spiraling towards the collapse of modern industrial civilization. I know all this. Still, you should consider pledging some money to […]

ALEHEADS PODCAST: JOSH BERNSTEIN, “BREWED AWAKENING”

Slouch welcomes Josh Bernstein, freelance beer writer and author of Brewed Awakening: Behind the Beers and Brewers Leading the World’s Craft Brewing Revolution. They talk Vietnamese fresh beer culture, New York City homebrew tours, 2012 craft beer trends, and everything in between that led to Josh’s must-have beer geek book.

STELLA ARTOIS VS. WIKIBEATIA

It has come to the attention to the Aleheads PR division that “the wife beater,” otherwise known as Stella Artois to those stateside, has been singled out…

LADY JAY AND THE PRIMARY FERMENTATION, ER…ELECTION

Like drinking, vote early and often.

ALEHEAD NATION: ALABAMA

In honor of the Crimson Tide’s shutout over LSU in the NCAA Championship Game,  I’m proud to present the next installment in our ongoing (but very sporadic) Alehead Nation series. So far we’ve given you the Alehead Map of America and Pennsylvania. Now here’s Alabama! This is a map showcasing all of the existing and […]

SO IT TURNS OUT KRASH BREWERY ACTUALLY EXISTS

Kid Carboy Jr. is as surprised as anybody to learn that real, if rather oddball, people are actually still operating a brewery with one of the worst websites in the business.

ALEHEADS PODCAST- THE CAN VAN

Slouch welcomes Jenn Coyle and Lindsey Herrema, founders of The Can Van to the show. What started as a business school project is turning into a mobile craft beer canning operation in Northern California that will go live this month. Join us as we talk about sustainability, the challenges of starting a small business, and of course canning delicious craft beer.

1/6/2011: WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING TONIGHT?

What are you drinking tonight? 1/6/12

ALL HAIL THE CONLIN

Brother Barley urges his readers to check out John Conlin’s blog on the beer distribution industry.

SCHLAFLY BREWING SELLS OUT “THE RIGHT WAY”

Kid Carboy Jr. explains why the pending sale of St. Louis’ Schlafly Brewing is actually a good sign for craft beer.

CAPTURED BY PORCHES – MISKATONIC DARK RYE

Beerford reviews Captured by Porches Brewing’s Miskatonic Dark Rye

WHAT TO WATCH FOR – JANUARY THRU MARCH

Yesterday, I wrote about the levels of craft beer consumerism. The premise was essentially that everyone who walks into a bottle shop looking for beer can be put into a few categories based on how far along they are in their transition to becoming a full-fledged alehead.* *i.e. insufferable beer snob One characteristic of those […]

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