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Beer In Ads #1160: Prescription For A Long And Happy Life

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 22:15
Sunday’s ad is by the United States Industrial Foundation, from around the same time as their “Morale is a Lot of Little Things” campaign during World War 2, though this one may be just after the war. What more could a man want: a brook, a fish and a beer. One of out three...

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Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium - $23.96, Record Low

Homebrew Finds - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 14:03

Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium has dropped to $23.96.  That's a record low Amazon price.  It ships for free with a $35 order.

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More Beer: Stainless 1/2" Full Port Ball Valve - $10.99

Homebrew Finds - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 13:58
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Beer Birthday: Ray McCoy

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 13:03
If you’re on the national beer festival circuit, you’ve no doubt seen Ray McCoy, whose birthday is today. In 2003, Ray was crowned “Beer Drinker of the Year” in the contest sponsored by Wynkoop. Ray and his wife, Cornelia Corey (herself a 2001 BDOTY, making them the only...

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World Beer Cup Awards 2014

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 10:21
The 2014 World Beer Cup Awards were announced Friday night in Denver, Colorado. This was the 12th time for the biennial international competition, with a record 4,754 entries from 1,403 breweries in 58 countries, judged by 219 judges (including yours truly). One interesting note about this...

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Beer Birthday: Julie Johnson

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 08:50
Today is the birthday of Julie Johnson, who until recently was the editor of All About Beer magazine, headquartered in Durham, North Carolina. Julie is without a doubt one of the nicest people in the industry and a pleasure to work with. Plus she likes odd little German trolls almost as much as I...

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150+ new beers added from Samuel Adams, Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, Widmer Brothers

BeerNews.org - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 05:35

150+ new beers added from Samuel Adams, Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, Deschutes, Widmer Brothers & more.

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Beer In Ads #1159: Enjoy A Double Diamond Today

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 22:11
Saturday’s ad is for the British beer by Inde Coope, Double Diamond Burton Pale Ale, from probably the 1950s. The ad shows a nice illustration of a tray with a bottle and two glasses, one full, with a second bottle about to be opened. But I confess I’m confused about this bit of the ad...

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Gluten Free Beer Brewing Kindle Edition - Free

Homebrew Finds - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 14:00

The recently released Gluten Free Beer Beer Brewing, Kindle Edition lists for $3.99.  It's selling for $0.

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Great Deal: Rival Seal a Meal FSSMSL0160 - $35.87 Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 13:42
Rival's highly rated FSSMSL0160 vacuum sealer has dropped to $35.87. That's just 70 cents shy of a record low Amazon price. It also ships for free.

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10 Gallon Digital Tippy Dump BrewSculpture - $4,400 (Save $700)

Homebrew Finds - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 09:10
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Arizona Wilderness Brewing goes from 17 employees to 39 in six week period following RateBeer award

BeerNews.org - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 09:03

The Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. is tucked into a strip mall southeast of Phoenix on a stretch of Route 87 whose other prominent landmarks include a Sonic drive-in burger joint, a transmission shop, and a vast and forbidding self-storage center.

What a difference an award makes.

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Great Deal: New 5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg - $79.95 Shipped!

Homebrew Finds - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 08:54
The last time these new 5 gallon ball lock kegs appeared on HBF they were selling for $99.99 + $10.95 shipping or $110.94 shipped.  They are down to... $79.95 shipped.  This is a great deal for brand new ball lock kegs. 

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Beer In Ads #1158: Spendet Freude Und Harmonie

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:17
Friday’s ad is by the Swiss illustrator Herbert Leupin. The tagline, “spendet Freude und Harmonie,” translates to roughly “gives pleasure and harmony.”

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Over 70% of beers entered in the 2014 World Beer Cup were from USA…and other stats

BeerNews.org - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:03

(Denver, CO) – The Brewers Assocation handed out awards for the 2014 World Beer Cup held in Denver, Colorado, on Friday night. Here is the full list of winners.

Below, check out some of the fun facts around this year’s competition.

Date and location
Awards were presented April 11, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, Colorado, USA.

 

World Beer Cup Overview
 

 

Beers Entered 2014 2012 2010 2008 2006 2004 2002 4,754 4,014 3,330 2,864 2,221 1,566 1,173 Breweries 1,403 828 642 644 540 393 379 Countries 58 57 44 58 56 40 38 Style Categories 94 95 90 91 85 81 70 Judges 219 214 179 129 109 93 71 Countries of Judges 31 32 26 21 18 15 9

 

Breweries from the following 22 countries won awards in 2014 (followed by number of awards won by breweries in that country):

Australia (3)

Austria (2)

Belgium (5)

Brazil (2)

Canada (7)

Czech Republic (3)

El Salvador (2)

Germany (27)

Ireland (1)

Israel (1)

Italy (4)

Japan (3)

Latvia (1)

Mexico (1)

Netherlands (3)

New Zealand (2)

Poland (1)

South Korea (1)

Sweden (1)

Taiwan (1)

United Kingdom (5)

United States (205)

 

2014 participating breweries are from the following 58 countries (followed by number of entries from the country):

Argentina (8)

Australia (80)

Austria (32)

Belgium (89)

Belize (4)

Bolivia (7)

Brazil (63)

Cambodia (2)

Canada (190)

Chile (5)

China (9)

Colombia (9)

Costa Rica (5)

Cyprus (3)

Czech Republic (18)

Denmark (22)

El Salvador (4)

Estonia (4)

Faroe Islands (3)

Finland (4)

France (31)

Germany (249)

Guatemala (4)

Haiti (1)

Hong Kong (7)

Hungary (4)

Iceland (4)

India (13)

Ireland (6)

Israel (5)

Italy (63)

Japan (71)

Latvia (7)

Lithuania (11)

Malta (1)

Mexico (31)

Myanmar (2)

Netherlands (30)

New Zealand (50)

Norway (11)

Peru (5)

Poland (28)

Puerto Rico (6)

Romania (4)

Russian Federation (5)

Singapore (6)

Slovakia (1)

Slovenia (5)

South Korea (13)

Spain (17)

Sri Lanka (3)

Swaziland (1)

Sweden (16)

Taiwan (2)

Turkey (4)

United Kingdom (69)

United States (3,402)

Viet Nam (4)

 

2014 World Beer Cup Leading Countries by Award-Winning Rate Country # entries Total awards won Award winning rate El Salvador 4 2 50% Taiwan 2 1 50% Israel 5 1 20% Czech Republic 18 3 17% Ireland 6 1 17% Latvia 7 1 14% Germany 249 27 11% Netherlands 30 3 10% South Korea 13 1 8% United Kingdom 69 5 7% Italy 63 4 6% Austria 32 2 6% Sweden 16 1 6% United States 3403 205 6% Belgium 89 5 6%

Entries were received from each of the 50 U.S. states.

 

2014 World Beer Cup Leading U.S. States by Award-Winning Rate U.S. State Number of Entries Total Awards Won Award Winning Rate Hawaii 12 2 17% Kansas 13 2 15% Wyoming 34 5 15% Oklahoma 15 2 13% Minnesota 62 6 10% Delaware 22 2 9% Oregon 199 18 9% Utah 36 3 8% Wisconsin 86 7 8% Georgia 50 4 8% New Jersey 25 2 8% North Carolina 105 8 8% Maryland 40 3 8% New Mexico 40 3 8%

 

Average number of beers entered per category: 50, up from 41.2 in 2012

 

Three most-entered categories in 2014:
  • American-Style India Pale Ale, 223 entries
  • American-Style Pale Ale, 121 entries
  • Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer, 111 entries

 

In 2014, 219 judges came from 31 countries: Country Count of Judges Argentina

6

Australia

13

Austria

2

Belgium

9

Brazil

9

British West Indies

2

Canada

12

Chile

1

China

2

Czech Republic

6

Denmark

2

France

1

Germany

28

Iceland

1

India

1

Italy

5

Japan

9

México

1

Netherlands

3

New Zealand

5

Norway

3

Panama

1

Poland

2

Romania

1

South Korea

1

Spain

1

Sweden

7

Switzerland

3

Taiwan

1

UK

28

USA

53

 

Seventy-six percent (76%) of the judges came from outside the United States. Twenty-four percent (24%) of the judges came from the U.S.

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