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Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA, Vunderbar Pilsner replace Star Island Single in full-time lineup

BeerNews.org - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:56

Press Release: 

(Hampton, NH) – Introduced in 2009, Star Island Single, Smuttynose’s delicately spiced, sessionable, Belgian-style pale ale will be retired from the Hampton-based brewery’s full-time lineup at the end of April, 2014.

Discontinuing this beer was a difficult decision, and a number of factors were considered. With the larger brewhouse at the new Smuttynose facility and two new, low alcohol, year-round releases, Vunderbar Pilsner and Bouncy House IPA, in the works, there was a need to streamline our offerings. “We brought Star Island Single to market,” said Peter Egelston, company founder and president, “because we believed many beer drinkers were seeking more sessionable offerings. Current market trends have proven this to be true, which is what led us to creating Vunderbar and Bouncy House. Ultimately, something had to be let go from our lineup. Everyone at Smuttynose is very excited about getting our new beers into pint glasses all around America.”

Bouncy House, a 4.3% IPA, will debut at SAVOR, the nation’s premier beer and food pairing experience in Washington DC on May 9 and will be in all Smuttynose markets by Memorial Day.

Vunderbar Pilsner, a 5.1% unfiltered, hoppy, golden lager will hit markets in June, just as New England’s summer season kicks into high gear.

Smuttynose has shipped the last Star Island Single to its wholesalers, and whatever remains in the market is all that will be available. There are just a handful cases left at the brewery, which will be available during retail hours (M-Th 9-4, Friday 9-6:30 and Saturday (Noon to 4pm).

Last but not least, Smuttynose would like to thank the Star Island mermaid, Dixie von Trixie. A chance meeting with Smuttynose Creative Director Joanne Francis at a vintage clothing store in San Diego led to a five year relationship during which Miss von Trixie donned her tail and travelled east to promote her beer, including the phenomenal 2012 Coney Island Mermaid Parade. While she has said several times that she’s dreamed of being a mermaid since she was a little girl, Smuttynose would like to express their appreciation for her enthusiasm and support for Star Island Single for the life of the beer.

About Smuttynose: Founded in 1994 by the people behind the Northampton Brewery and the Portsmouth Brewery, Smuttynose Brewing Company is New Hampshire’s leading craft brewer. On the verge of its 20th anniversary, Smuttynose has moved into its new, energy-efficient, brewery and headquarters on historic Towle Farm in Hampton, NH, where it will continue to brew a wide range of lagers and ales. The new facility was designed to accommodate lots of visitors and the entire Smuttynose team looks forward to hosting them at the company’s new home.

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Beerloved - up to 25% Off Site Wide for Earth Day + Free Bottle Wrench Opener Offer

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:16

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Homebrew Finds - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:11
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Stone Spröcketbier Black Rye Kölsch now available (video)

BeerNews.org - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 08:42

 

Press Release: 

(Escondido, CA) – Last year, the Brew Crew of Stone Brewing Co. participated in an intradepartmental competition dubbed the Stone Spotlight Series, in which teams of two competed for the opportunity to have a beer they devised brewed, packaged and distributed nationally. Stone wanted to “spotlight” the talented individuals that make up the Stone brewing team and encouraged them to explore what craft beer is truly about: ingenuity, creativity and…well, having fun. Beginning today, the craft beer company is proud to unveil the inaugural prize-winning beer in the Stone Spotlight Series: Spröcketbier, a black rye Kölsch-style ale. Fans across the U.S. may purchase the limited-release beer in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at retailers, restaurants and bars in select markets nationwide.

Stone Quality Assurance Supervisor Rick Blankemeier and Production Warehouse Lead Robbie Chandler comprise the winning duo, Team Spröcket. Together, they gave birth to (uhhh, sort of) the champion beer recipe. Since both ingenious members of the brewing team regularly homebrew together, they used a previous recipe they had brewed for a rye Kölsch and added a Stone-like twist by adding more hops (naturally) and turned the traditionally golden beer dark by using black malt.

“We wanted to brew a low alcohol beer with lots of complex flavors and decided a Kölsch brewed with rye flakes and black malt would give us enough of a distinction to stand out in the competition,” explains Rick. “Tasting it after it was brewed on the small batch brewing system, we recalled an old SNL skit called ‘Sprockets,’ which features Mike Myers as a West German expressionist. Robbie and I both felt our beer would be something the German character Dieter would enjoy and can imagine him saying it is ‘dark and easy to drink’ (in his Americanized German accent). Thus the beer got named, Spröcketbier.”

Despite its dark hue, the beer carries traditional Kölsch qualities—it’s light-bodied and refreshing, with relatively modest alcohol content. Typically a style that’s pale in appearance, Spröcketbier used carafa malt which lends the beer its onyx color and adds a subtle roast character. The use of a Kölsch yeast strain gives the beer an overall crisp flavor, while flaked rye malt adds complex spiciness. Late hop additions in the whirlpool also contribute slight citrus and spice aromatics to the beer. All of these traits make for a brew that’s unique, Stone-esque and definitely ahead of its time.

“Stone Co-founders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, and I were very impressed with the beer submissions received from the 20 brewing teams,” said Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele. “The beers were all fantastic and it was a very tough decision, but Spröcketbier had a little bit of that extra Stone character that the three of us were ultimately looking for.”

Spröcketbier is intended to be enjoyed fresh within 120 days from its bottling or kegging date. Rick and Robbie’s brainchild brew will be available in very limited quantities, but fans may look forward to enjoying future beer releases from the Stone Spotlight Series that showcase Stone’s brewing talent.
Spröcketbier Quick Facts
Name: Stone Spotlight Series: Spröcketbier
URL: www.stonebrewing.com/spotlight/sprocketbier/
Stats: 5.4% ABV, 40 IBUs
Availability: Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft, beginning April 21
Hops bill: Magnum and Hersbrucker
Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT and WA

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Upland Infinite Wisdom Tripel hits four-packs, draft the first week of May

BeerNews.org - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 08:33

Press Release: 

(Bloomington, IN) – Upland Brewing Company announced today Infinite Wisdom Tripel will be ready for release the first week of May. This strong Belgian-style ale uses classic Belgian yeasts, giving it a complex fruitiness and scents of banana and citrus. Although it’s very easy to drink, this ale is not to be recklessly consumed, weighing in at 9% ABV. Infinite Wisdom will be on tap at all Upland locations on Friday May 2nd, and will be available on draft and in bottles at select bars, restaurants, and bottle shops across Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Chicago in the following weeks.

This year, Infinite Wisdom will be packaged in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles, rather than the 22 oz. bombers of previous years. The imagery on the packaging will stay the same, so be on the lookout for label artwork by Upland’s good friend and world-renowned artist Norton Wisdom. Upland was first introduced to Wisdom through a former brewer several years ago, and the entire staff was captivated by his talent and individual style. The brewery has been working with him regularly ever since, commissioning him for several different beer labels and hosting a number of his live shows, during which Wisdom paints to live music and works in a performative style. These paintings are destroyed after the shows to remain a temporary interpretation of the music, but prints resurface in collages mounted on canvas. You don’t need to destroy your beer label after enjoying an Infinite Wisdom Tripel, however if you do, please recycle.

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Upland Darksynth and Lightsynth collaborations with New Belgium coming soon

BeerNews.org - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 08:20

Press Release: 

(Bloomington, IN) – Today, Upland Brewing Company and New Belgium Brewing Company announced their two collaboration sour ales, Lightsynth and Darksynth, will be released in May. These beers are the first in a brand new sour collaboration series from Upland Brewing Company and will be commemorated with a full month of festivities! Lightsynth bottle purchases will be reserved for Secret Barrel Society Members, however samples will be served at several release events.

On April 25th Upland & New Belgium will team up at The Heorot in Muncie to feature several beers from each brewery, along with samples of Darksynth and Lightsynth. The first customers to arrive will have an opportunity to purchase a bottle of Darksynth before the limited amount is sold.

May 1st, the Listing Loon Craft Beer & Wine Shop in Cincinnati will have both of these beers to sample and a very limited amount of Darksynth for sale via raffle. Attendees can also enjoy several Upland and New Belgium beers on draft, and proceeds from the raffle and beer sales will benefit the Dragonfly Foundation, an organization that provides care to children and young adults enduring cancer and bone marrow transplants.

Upland will be back in Muncie May 2nd with friends at The Fickle Peach for a tap takeover and Lightsynth and Darksynth tasting. Upland will be bringing plenty of beer, including a freshly hopped pin and some beers from the brewers’ choice Side Trail Series.

The Party Source in Bellevue, Kentucky will be serving samples of both Lightsynth and Darksynth on May 10th. People who show up early will have a chance to buy one of the very few bottles of Darksynth that will be for sale, and Upland beer will be available on draft all night.

Chicago residents will have two opportunities to sample Darksynth and Lightsynth. On May 1st, the brew crew will be at Whole Foods in Lincoln Park conducting a tap takeover and beer pairing dinner with samples of both beers. To celebrate Chicago Craft Beer Week, stop by the Beer Bistro on Madison on May 16th to sample these beers and get pints of Upland Berliner Weiss and the latest from New Belgium’s Lips of Faith series.

Samples of both beers will be available in Indianapolis at Tomlinson Taproom on May 15th and at Mass Ave. Pub on May 16th, leading up to the third annual Sour + Wild + Funk Fest presented by Upland Brewing Company on May 17th. This festival at the Indianapolis City Market celebrates the sour ale category of beers and will feature Lambic, Flanders, Farmhouse, and Saison style ales from over 25 breweries. Tickets for the festival can be purchased at www.uplandsourfest.eventbrite.com.

Darksynth won a bronze medal in the Wild Ale category at the Festival of Barrel Aged Beer in Chicago last November and will be an option in the next public sour lottery, open from noon April 29th to noon May 7th, at www.uplandsours.eventbrite.com.

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Homebrew Finds - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 08:08
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Perennial 2014 Barrel-Aged Sump Coffee Stout reservations and lottery start this week

BeerNews.org - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:00

Press Release: 

(St. Louis, MO) – Perennial Artisan Ales is excited to announce the release details of the follow-up to our 2013 GABF silver medal-winning Barrel-Aged Sump Coffee Stout!

The 2014 Barrel-Aged Sump Coffee Stout blends our decadent barrel-aged stout with a Colombian coffee selected and roasted especially for us by Scott Carey at Sump Coffee. In addition, we’ll also be releasing an extremely limited variant of BA Sump, which was blended with a Kyoto brewed Rwandan coffee. Side by side, the two versions showcase the uniqueness of single origin varietals. The Colombian bean lends a rounder flavor, with pecan, caramel, dark chocolate, and vanilla. The Rwandan bean comes through brighter, with raspberry, tobacco, and a light herbal note.

There will be two ways to acquire BA Sump this year.

Option 1: EARLY RESERVATION
On Wednesday, April 23rd beginning at 4:00PM, Perennial patrons will have the opportunity to sign up on a reservation list in person in our tasting room for the complete 2014 BA Sump Package (120 reservations available). This will include one bottle of the BA Sump Kyoto variant, two bottles of BA Sump, one Sump Coffee Stout snifter and one five ounce pour of each of the beers. The package is $90 and will be available to pick up on the day of the release, Thursday, May 1st from 4:00PM-10:00PM. THURSDAY WILL BE THE ONLY DAY THAT DRAFT POURS WILL BE GUARANTEED FOR THOSE ON THE RESERVATION LIST.

Option 2: LOTTERY
An online lottery will be open on our website beginning Thursday, April 24th at Midnight and ending Monday, April 28th at Midnight. The lottery will be for one bottle of BA Sump. (The Kyoto variant will NOT be available via the lottery system.) When the lottery becomes active, there will be a link on the homepage of our website (http://www.perennialbeer.com). You will be asked to provide your name and email address. Multiple entries will be discarded. One entry per person, please. Lottery winners will be notified Monday, April 28th.

For both options, bottle pickup details are the same. Bottles will be available for pickup Thursday, May 1 through Saturday, May 3 during normal tasting room hours. An original, photocopied or mobile photo of a valid state ID will be required upon pickup. BA Sump Coffee Stout is $25/bottle and will need to be paid for at time of pickup. Any unclaimed bottles will go on sale in our tasting room Wednesday, May 7 at 4:00 PM.

Those on the reservation list are still eligible to enter the lottery.

We will have limited draft of both beers available on Thursday, May 1 and Scott Carey will be joining the Perennial staff to celebrate the release!

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Southern Tier creates Nashville 440 Special Ale for Nashville Craft Beer Week

BeerNews.org - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 06:23

(Chattanooga, TN) – Southern Tier Brewing is creating a beer specifically for Nashville Craft Beer Week, taking place in June this year. More below from the company website

When we decide to brew a beer for a particular beer week, we put our heads together to

come up with a good name. Most often we try to find something that relates to the city, something unique, distinctive or historic, and we like names that have double meanings. “440” is the pitch standard for tuning many musical instruments and also happens to be a major highway in the Nashville area.

This will be known as a “Special Ale,” and for 2014 we brewed a Roggenbier. This is a Germanic style Rye beer fermented with Weizen yeast. You’ll notice it pours with a hazy appearance, coppery brown in color with a thick rocky off-white head. Hold the glass under your nose to sense the fruity, banana and citrus aromas. Medium body, tart spicy finish, high carbonation are all characteristic of the Roggenbier style. Distinctive clove phenols and fruity banana esters accentuate the spicy character of the rye malts; hints of chocolate in the finish all add to a very complex and rich tasting experience.

Low in alcohol for one of our beers at 4.9%, and also very low bitterness (22 IBU) with a 21.8°L color.

We asked Joe Reynolds, head of R&D and brewer of this beer for his thoughts on Nashville 440. In terms of volume, this is a seldom brewed style, even in Germany. He used 4 types of rye malt: pale, crystal, chocolate and flaked, saying “This complex malt backing melds well with the spicy, fruity yeast character.”

“The hops are a bit non-traditional. I used Pacific Jade, which is a southern hemisphere hop known for its citrus and black pepper notes. The hop’s aroma blends almost seamlessly with both the esters from the yeast and the spicy character of the rye malts.” We wondered about the cloudy appearance, asking if that was intentional. Joe replied, ”Yes. I know it’s cloudy. That is Weizen yeast, still in suspension. They are notoriously non-flocculent and will add a tart and slightly bitter character to the finish. Overall, I am rather pleased with this brew. It’s low in alcohol but high in flavor. A Southern Tier translation of a great Germanic style.”

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Southern Tier creates Chatbrew for Chattanooga Beer Week 2014

BeerNews.org - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 05:45

(Chattanooga, TN) – Southern Tier Brewing is creating a beer specifically for Chattanooga Beer Week. More below from the company website…

The creative process of brewing is often reflected in the name of the beer. We ask questions about famous and iconic places, events, and people. We found something that caught our attention about Chattanooga, something we have not found in any of the research we’ve done for other cities. Unique to the city is a font named “Chatype.” Our in-house designer couldn’t resist using it for the tap sticker and was quite relieved to receive the a-ok from the good folks at chatype.com since the font is strictly for use in Chattanooga. But in the end, so is this beer!

Brewed as a single hop ale, we used Azacca hops for the aroma of tangerine zest, melon and it makes a mildly spicy beer. The flavor is citrusy with tangerine and grapefruit notes and toasted malts. Chatbrew finishes dry with a lingering bitterness. These wonderful flavors, coupled with a relatively mild 5.5% abv make Chatbrew an easy one to enjoy. Not only that, but it’s also easy on the eyes with a slightly veiled (unfiltered) copper color.

ABV: 5.5%
IBU: 56
Color: 11.8°L

We asked our head of R&D and brewer of this beer, Joe Reynolds, for his thoughts on the beer. First, why use Azacca hops?

JR: “I substituted Azacca hops in one of my favorite pale ale recipes from way back. The Azacca have a wonderfully complex flavor; predominantly tangerine and grapefruit with hints of pear and mild spiciness. The hopping regimen was a bit more intricate as well, opting for a lighter first wort addition followed by multiple heavy late additions to boost the aroma component from the hops.”

How do the other ingredients effect the single variety of hops?
JR: “Using biscuit malt and a small amount of crystal rye really helped back up the strong hop presence. I thought the rye was a nice little nod to traditional Tennessee whiskey ingredients. And to top it off for the win, those spicy rye characters create a nice little synergy with the flavors from the Azacca. This beer would pair well with Thai and Indian cuisine. Overall, a uniquely complex pale ale featuring a uniquely diverse hop.

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Beer In Ads #1168: Max Gene Nohl For Blatz

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 21:38
Monday’s ad is for Blatz Beer, from 1948. The ad is part of Blatz’s “I lived in Milwaukee, I ought to know” series from the later Forties and Fifties that featured prominent celebrities, sports figures and famous folks from Milwaukee claiming to know “Blatz is...

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Southern Tier Sonnet coming this spring

BeerNews.org - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:56

(Lakewood, NY) – Southern Tier Brewing Co. shared some info on its upcoming Sonnet “Super Saison” recently. More below from the company website.

With the addition of lemongrass, one expects a spicy, peppery and lemon aroma, with citrus and subtle hop character. Looking at the beer through a stemmed glass, you’ll notice pale straw-gold color and a thick and rocky white head with persistent lacing. Of course, because the 750ml bottle is conditioned, some haziness is to be expected. When pouring the bottle, be aware that some sediment may be present. Pour carefully to avoid this, or don’t. The choice is yours.

As we did throughout this series, our in-house art director teamed up with Nate Duval for this label. They were aiming high for a majestic, ‘steampunk Cloud City,’ hidden from view and reachable only by the most intrepid travelers. We think they nailed it.

ABOUT THE BEER
STYLE: Belgian Style Super Saison

BREWED SINCE: 2014
ABV: 8.5%

FERMENTATION: 2 Types of Belgian Ale Yeast, Malted Barley, Wheat, Hops, Lemongrass
COLOR: pale straw gold
EFFERVESCENCE: High carbonation
NOSE: spicy, peppery with lemon and citrus
FLAVOR: dry with spicy finish
BITTERNESS: Low
BODY: Light
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 40-45°F
GLASS: Tulip or stemmed glass
CELLARING: 40-45°F

Sorry, this beer is not sold in New Hampshire, Texas or West Virginia

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The Alchemist may have found location for second brewery

BeerNews.org - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:34

The Alchemist, the Waterbury brewery that makes Heady Topper beer, has a property it’s pursuing for its second brewery, according to co-owner Jen Kimmich.

A second article implies that a final decision could come as soon as early summer.

More >> Burlington Free Press.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. moves from Julian bottle dating to new “packaged-on” date

BeerNews.org - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:23

Press Release: 

Sierra Nevada Champions Fresh Beer with New Packaged On Dates

(Chico, CA) — Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. continues its work to promote beer freshness with an updated “packaged-on” date printed on year-round and seasonal 12 and 24 ounce bottles and all cans. This easily readable date code helps better inform wholesalers, retailers and consumers of the freshness of Sierra Nevada beer, ensuring only the highest quality product is in the marketplace.

“Beer is best consumed fresh,” said Ken Grossman, Sierra Nevada’s founder. “We work hard to build great flavors in all of our beers—especially hop flavor—but that complex and vibrant character can fade over time. We want our fans to taste our beer like it was meant to be tasted—full of the bold flavor and aroma of fresh malt and whole-cone hops.”

Sierra Nevada has long printed bottling codes on all of its beers, mainly for internal brewery reference. The older codes were in “Julian” format, meaning that the lengthier bottle date coincided with the day of the year. This method, while accurate, was difficult to decipher for many consumers. The new bottled-on codes will be printed on the back label as: PKGD 04/15/14 15:25—indicating the month/day/year followed by the time in 24-hour format.

These changes will take place mid-April, and for a brief period, consumers may see a mixture of date codes in the market until everything is transferred to the new format.

If stored in ideal conditions—under 45 degrees, and out of direct light—most of Sierra Nevada’s lineup is considered fresh up to 150 days from packaging. Some specialty products—those containing a higher alcohol content, high percentage of roasted grains, stronger beers brewed in the Belgian tradition, and barrel-aged products—can benefit from a longer storage time. These specialty beers can develop new and interesting flavors in cellars, not unlike the storage of fine wines. The brewery’s Bigfoot® Barleywine, Narwhal® Imperial Stout, Ovila® Abbey Ale Series, and limited barrel-aged products are ideal candidates for aging although some people may prefer them fresh from the brewery.

This date code change and freshness guideline coincides with a strong push from Sierra Nevada for trade quality. Last year, the brewery worked with wholesalers nationwide to ensure its beer was stored cold throughout the distribution process. The brewery is committed to getting the freshest beer possible into the hands of its consumers.

About Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is one of America’s premier craft breweries, highly regarded for using only whole-cone hops and the finest quality ingredients. The pioneering spirit that launched Sierra Nevada spans more than three decades, with innovation emerging from both the brewhouse and sustainability initiatives. Sierra Nevada has set the standard for artisan brewers worldwide as a winner of numerous awards for its extensive line of beers including Pale Ale, Torpedo®, Porter, Stout, Kellerweis® and a host of seasonal, specialty and limited release beers. Learn more at www.sierranevada.com.

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Controversial Florida beer bill headed for Senate floor vote

BeerNews.org - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:58

Craft brewers lost another skirmish with the established beer industry on Monday. The Senate Rules Committee backed a bill SB 1714 in a 9-4 vote that would require the smaller brewers to buy back their bottled products to sell on premises once the breweries reach a certain size.

More >> Herald Tribune.

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Homebrew Finds - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:05
I noticed (and reported) a couple of keg price drops earlier in the day.  HBF Reader Stephen (Thanks Stephen!) forwarded me an email from Adventures in Homebrewing, indicating those discounts are part of a larger keg sale...

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Homebrew Finds - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:59

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The Prohibitionist Pot Calling The Brew Kettle Black

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:04
This is almost funny, an amazing press release from Alcohol Justice that is so lacking in self-awareness and irony that it’s hard not to laugh at just how truly absurd it is. Why any media outlet, anyone really, takes them seriously is a head-scratcher, especially with such a remarkable lack...

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Homebrew Finds - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:30

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