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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.

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: 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.

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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Who’s That Beer? Brooklyn Best Bitter

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Who’s That Beer? puts a spotlight on some of the Brooklyn Brewery beers you might not see often, but could still encounter in the wild. Enjoy meeting some of our favorite brews.

Cask-conditioned beer or “real ale” has inspired a generation of American craft brewers, including our own brewmaster Garrett Oliver.  While living in London and managing rock concerts in one of his former lives, Garrett was also visiting the local pubs, tasting his way through a vast swath of traditional British ales.  The full taste of these venerable brews was enough to change his path, and today we brew Brooklyn Best Bitter in honor of the great cask ale tradition and Garrett’s first “real” pints.

Cask ale is poured from a steel cask fitted with a mallet-driven tap and a hand-powered pump, delivering a beer at a gently cool temperature with a zesty prickle of carbonation.  The carbonation arises from secondary fermentation, which uses live yeast added at filling time to both carbonate the beer and impart subtle, complex flavors. Far from being “warm and flat”, it is an amazingly lively drink straight out of the 1800′s.

Available only in casks, Brooklyn Best Bitter is a fine welcome to the world of real ale.  We use the heirloom Maris Otter barley variety in our malts, lending the beer plenty of body and a soft, bready flavor.  A blend of British and American hops provides a brisk bitterness and a nice floral aroma, while Brooklyn house ale yeast brings gentle orangey fruit flavors. Pumped from the cellar by hand, the beer arrives clear and amber, achieving a special texture and delicate lacing of foam. Perfectly balanced and not too strong, this is a beer to reach for whether you’re facing down a chilly winter day or enjoying a warm summer evening.  Brooklyn Best Bitter is great with food or just with family and friends. Some things don’t need changing, and cask beer is one of them.

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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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.

Looking for a breakdown of Brooklyn’s craft beer scene? BK Mag has you covered.

Looking for a small micro-brewery featured on one of my favorite new guilty pleasures? May I present the Treehouse Microbrewery.

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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.

Dear Buzzfeed, this takes longer than 60 seconds. Except for those few of us that already have drilled holes in our Thermos cap. Also of note, who owns a Thermos?

Hey Beer Dan does a great rundown of how social media is killing the corporate beer gods.

As always, Martyn Cornell expounds on the greatness of beer’s history, here illuminating how beer was delivered on D-Day.

And a new Queen is crowned.

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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.

Here’s two videos giving you some idea of our latest offerings, Cuvée Noire and Ridgy-Didge.

I have no idea if this is funny but they won me over when they ordered a dickhead neighbor.

Here’s a wonderful idea for a documentary, Ghost breweries, a look at the dilapidated buildings of pre-prohibition breweries.

And in the bad idea category, Oklahoma gave a liquor license to a gun range.

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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 his Craft Beer Revolution whirlwind book tour, Steve was invited to Talk at Google. Watch it here.

Oh Mental Floss, you are my favorite list website especially when the subject matter is trivial beer history.

Some beautiful data visualization of the beers America is drinking.

The Economist explains the popularity of IPAs and questions their longevity.

The DC Mash is coming soon and our Craft Beer Revolution hosts Atlas Brew Works have a wonderful article by Behindthecraft.com about getting into the local stadium.

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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.

Our very own Brewmaster extraordinaire, Garrett Oliver, takes home the James Beard Award for outstanding wine, beer or spirits professional.

An interesting look at the battle between Ab-Inbev and Guatemala’s beer dynasty by Bloomberg Businessweek. May the largest giant fall.

And if all this throwback licensed beer wasn’t enough, the return of Tom Green.

DraftMag takes a hard look at the current “crafty” trends.

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