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The Worshipful Company of Brewers, Part X: “Sai Kanifing” by Saidou Ceesay

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After a slight hiatus, The Worshipful Company of Brewers is back upon us. The charter of this sanctified league dictates that each member of the Brooklyn Brewery brewing team will design and create a batch of his or her own draft-only beer, to be served exclusively at the Brewery Tasting Room until the last drop has been squeezed from the taps.

BEER #10: Sai Kanifing
Style: Smoked Pepper Porter
ABV: 6.72%
Notes: Equal parts smokey and spicy, this is a beer that’s built for cold weather.
Available: Friday, December 5th, until it’s gone.

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BREWER #10: Saidou Ceesay, Packaging Operator
Born: 
August 22nd, 1969
Started at Brooklyn Brewery: November, 2012
Favorite Place to Drink: With the other brewers on brewery driveway after work.

The Brewer’s Notes:

This smoked pepper porter has a double meaning – named after the town in Gambia where Saidou grew up, it also means “dark pepper”. “In Africa, everything we eat has spice in it, so I finally came down to doing something with spice.” Bought from Union Square Greenmarket and cold-smoked on a grill outside the brewery, jalapenos lend Sai Kanifing a smoldering heat that’s perfect for winter.  

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This Week in Beer: The News You Can Booze

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This Week in Beer is an aggregator of stories we thought were important or fun in our world of potables. If you saw something we missed or hate something we listed, let us know in the comments. And stop trying to correct everyone all the time, it’s unnerving.

Finished your time sheet? Have a free beer.

Someone really wanted almost 10,000 six packs of High Life.

“100% of the tested German beer brands contained samples of plastic floating around inside the sealed bottles. “

Lucasfilm doesn’t really dig beer puns. Their loss.

Craft beer has arrived. Right on the cover of the New Yorker.

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This Week in Beer is an aggregator of stories we thought were important or fun in our world of potables. If you saw something we missed or hate something we listed, let us know in the comments. And stop trying to correct everyone all the time, it’s unnerving.

Brewmaster Garrett Oliver has some tough love for David Chang.

New York City now has 20 breweries – that’s twice as many as this time last year, with enough room for all.

Dan Paquette of Pretty Things Beer & Ale Company stirred up some controversy with his allegations of pay-to-play bars, and now state regulators are investigating his charges.

The London Beer Flood happened 200 years ago, releasing 9,000 barrels of porter into the streets.

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This Week in Beer is an aggregator of stories we thought were important or fun in our world of potables. If you saw something we missed or hate something we listed, let us know in the comments. And stop trying to correct everyone all the time, it’s unnerving.

Does you team have the best beer in baseball? The Washington Post has a handy infographic to help you find out.

For years, one man has approved virtually every beer label design in the United States. Among brewers, he’s a tyrant. A legend.” Meet the Beer Bottle Dictator.

In not-so-surprising Booze News: it’s pretty hard to tell one light macro beer from another.

Check out this video about “a crazy little beer law, and the people trying to change it.”

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This Week in Beer is an aggregator of stories we thought were important or fun in our world of potables. If you saw something we missed or hate something we listed, let us know in the comments. And stop trying to correct everyone all the time, it’s unnerving.

The country with the highest beer consumption per capita is… not the US. Challenge accepted.

Drinks Business has rounded up 10 Weird Ways to Open a Bottle. Or you could just get the right tool for the job.

The Art of Eating is giving $10,000 to the best food book of the year, and our Brewmaster Garrett Oliver gets to weigh in.

Researchers in Spain found a group of chemicals in beer, known as poly-phenols, reduced whole-body inflammation, and that’s as good a reason as any to have a pint.

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This Week in Beer will be an aggregator of stories we thought were important or fun in our world of potables. If you saw something we missed or hate something we listed, let us know in the comments. And stop trying to correct everyone all the time, it’s unnerving.

Paste has a discussion on why a 25 million dollar project needs a cool million from the consumers.

Slate has been doing an awesome job recapping our War Correspondents series.

Washington Post does a wonderful biopic on Brewer’s for Clean Water.

And while you’re kicking back reading over all this beer literature, may I suggest a fine bottle of Bart.

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This Week in Beer will be an aggregator of stories we thought were important or fun in our world of potables. If you saw something we missed or hate something we listed, let us know in the comments. And stop trying to correct everyone all the time, it’s unnerving.

The Guardian explains how to choose a beer, a Brooklyn beer.

The list loving website, Thrillist lists Summer beers, includes Brooklyn Summer Ale.

Obama keeps visiting the wrong breweries. I’m over here in Brooklyn, guy!

And someone should try to buy me this cooler because it is the…best.

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This Week in Beer: The News You Can Booze

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This Week in Beer will be an aggregator of stories we thought were important or fun in our world of potables. If you saw something we missed or hate something we listed, let us know in the comments. And stop trying to correct everyone all the time, it’s unnerving.

On this day of American celebration let’s take a look back at what we’ve found independence from, our Father’s beers.

All About Beer looks at World War I’s effect on American beer.

And the best way to celebrate the 4th, turn on your illegal download of Jaws and grab your vintage Narragansett can.

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This Week in Beer: The News You Can Booze

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This Week in Beer will be an aggregator of stories we thought were important or fun in our world of potables. If you saw something we missed or hate something we listed, let us know in the comments. And stop trying to correct everyone all the time, it’s unnerving.

Presenting this week’s News You Can Booze featuring the 2014 National Homebrew Competition.

Also featuring Huffington Post’s new beer obsessed coverage, here, here and here.

A sweet goodbye to a good friend, Chelsea Brewery,

And our very special guest, the beer survey no one wants to find themselves on.

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