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Tag Archives: India Pale Ale

• Want to give your beer better head? There’s a thingamajig for that.

Another item you didn’t know you needed. No, it’s not a dildo. If you’re a devoted beer lover, then this thingamajig is for you. It’s a portable handheld device called, UltraBeer, that you stick into your glass of beer for a couple of seconds in order to create micro bubbles – “repeat as often as desired or […]

• Getting the dank on at Naja’s Place 8th Annual IPA Festival

Getting the dank on at Naja’s Place 8th Annual IPA Festival

Oh, how I love this place! If you love beer – is that a real question?! – then you must make it to Naja’s Place in Redondo Beach for the IPA fest starting May 18th-25th! AND Keeping in the theme of dank, San Diego’s Modern Times Brewery recently awarded Naja’s its prestigious Grand Champion of […]

• Debunking the Misperceptions of Craft Beer in Cans

Debunking the Misperceptions of Craft Beer in Cans

Chief Oshkosh Red Lager was about to go national. It had found a distribution and marketing partner, and was ready to bust out of Wisconsin. Jeff Fulbright, the founder and president of the brewing company behind Chief Oshkosh, Mid-Coast Brewing, excitedly placed the beer in a spectrum that showed both his ambition and confidence. “The […]

• Stone Fake Beer Makes Fun of Craft Beer Legal Trouble

Stone Fake Beer Makes Fun of Craft Beer Legal Trouble

Stone Brewing Co. took to Facebook recently to release a fake beer, the Sosumi IPA, complete with Lagunitas font. The joke is in reference to the short-lived lawsuit Lagunitas and Sierra Nevada. A number of people commented on the image, calling Stone out on the hypocrisy of making fun of breweries throwing lawyers at each […]

• Vintage beer? Some say brews taste better with age

Vintage beer? Some say brews taste better with age

In the late 1970s, a young Southern California beer enthusiast named Bill Sysak began doing something quite novel at the time. He bought cases of beer and stashed the bottles in his basement to age like wine. Over several years, Sysak discovered that some beers could develop rich flavors — like toffee and caramel — […]

• This beer claims it actually can make you smarter. Who’s in?

This beer claims it actually can make you smarter. Who’s in?

Although some people may see beer drinking as a sport, for others it can be a useful tool, especially creative individuals who’re stuck with writer’s block or other artistic impediments. As Engadget reports, University of Illinois Professor Jennifer Wiley discovered that a blood alcohol level of 0.075 will make a person reach their creative peak because […]

• Hipster beer alert: PBR revives another 20th century classic

Hipster beer alert: PBR revives another 20th century classic

Pabst Brewing, known for reviving faded beer brands, is bringing back one of the most popular ales of the 20th century: Ballantine. Starting September, Pabst will start selling Ballantine India Pale Ale in six packs and larger bottles in the Northeast. Ballantine, a craft beer, was once one of the biggest selling brews in the […]

• High Functioning: Craft Beer & Alcohol. A Sobering Discussion.

High Functioning: Craft Beer & Alcohol. A Sobering Discussion.

First off — how many beers did you have today? Fine. And yesterday? The day before? When was the last 36-hour period in which you did not have a beer? Bonus points if your answer is ‘within the last seven days’; double bonus points if that’s your answer and you’re in the beer business. We […]

• Über Marketers, BrewDog, launches ‘Anti-Putin’ beer

Über Marketers, BrewDog, launches ‘Anti-Putin’ beer

Madcap Scottish craft brewers, BrewDog, has launched a “protest beer” aimed at Vladimir Putin and Russia’s laws on homosexuality. “Hello My Name is Vladimir Putin” is an 8.2% double IPA with Russian limonnik berries and, according to the label, “traces of sarcasm”. The label features an Andy Warhol inspired collage of Putin’s face wearing make-up […]

• Bull S**t Brewer Behind ‘Mouth Raper’ Beer Denies Involvement

Bull S**t Brewer Behind ‘Mouth Raper’ Beer Denies Involvement

Hop Valley, the brewer behind a beer either offhandedly or deliberately named “Mouth Raper” (depending on who you believe) responded to a recent Jezebel article on the issue, denying the beer in question was ever called that. However, a current employee of the brewer disputes their claim. After the article ran, Hop Valley pulled the […]

• German Brewers Embrace Fruit Flavored Beer

German Brewers Embrace Fruit Flavored Beer

German craft brewers have been experimenting with flavored hops to create non-traditional brews. Germany is famous for its beer, and the purity of the country’s brews has long been protected by a 16th century purity law called the Reinheitsgebot that restricts certain additives and flavorings. But lately Germany’s craft brewers have been branching out and […]

• The Alchemist, brewery of cult fav Heady Topper, closing down

The Alchemist, brewery of cult fav Heady Topper, closing down

A popular Vermont beer is in such high demand its makers are shuttering their retail operation to head off the trouble brewing with its neighbors. Customers lined up at The Alchemist brewery on Tuesday to buy cases of Heady Topper, the double IPA that Beer Advocate magazine recently ranked No. 1 out of the top […]

• Listen up. When does an IPA become too old to drink?

Listen up. When does an IPA become too old to drink?

The folks at highly regarded Russian River Brewing stress one thing that may surprise you: freshness. It’s practically a mantra for this famed Santa Rosa brewery. They want you to enjoy their Pliny the Elder, a world-class double India Pale Ale, as soon as possible. It’s not something to stock up on for the big […]

• Beer Auctions Are a Real Thing Now

Beer Auctions Are a Real Thing Now

How much would you pay for the “best beer in the world”? As the white-hot craft beer craze keeps building, it was perhaps a matter of time before a black market formed. Recent case in point: The Alchemist’s Heady Topper, a 8%abv Double India Pale Ale with a perfect 100-point rating on both BeerAdvocate and […]

• Four magic words that make you sound like a craft beer expert

Four magic words that make you sound like a craft beer expert

Like any interest, hobby or obsession, craft beer has its own lingo, and navigating a tap list or communicating what your preferences are when ordering at L.A.’s craft-beer-focused establishments can be intimidating. Here are some terms to know that are growing in popularity among craft beer drinkers. Dry-hopped — Most often seen in reference to […]