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Bert’s Better Beers’ Draft Pick(s) of the Week:
1. Heirloom Dry
2. Epiphany from Foundation
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Kettle to Keg’s In the Kettle: Dry Hopping!
1. Deceived Beck’s beer drinkers can guzzle $50 refund
If you’ve been drinking Beck’s in America, you’ve been punked for thinking your brew is from Bremen.
Beck’s is made in America, just like Bud. In fact, they’re crafted in the same breweries.
But thanks to the settlement of a class action suit filed in U.S. district court in Miami guzzlers of Beck’s will be getting some of their beer money back.
The deal entitles Beck’s drinkers to a refund of up to $50. But that’s only if they kept their proof of purchase. Beck’s drinkers who haven’t been hoarding receipts will have their refunds capped at $12. The settlement says that every six-pack is worth 50 cents in compensation, or $1 for a 12-pack. Read More
2. Banned beer faces another obstacle
“It’s kind of a hypocrisy,” Day said. “Where’s the line?”
Day, the father of 10- and 14-year-olds, said young people are more likely to drink fruit-flavored beverages already being sold with the commission’s approval. There’s also Not Your Father’s Root Beer, which contains 5.9 percent alcohol, he said.
“I don’t want to sell beer to kids,” Morin. “They wouldn’t like it anyway.”
The legislation sailed through both the House and Senate on voice votes before it was opposed by the governor.
In her veto message, Hassan said alcohol abuse is a serious issue in the state, saying New Hampshire has one of the highest underage drinking rates in the United States.
“In changing the way that we regulate, and in some cases, loosening restrictions on referring to minors in the advertisement and sale of alcoholic beverages, House Bill 122 could undermine our efforts to prevent underage drinking,” the governor said.
Now, the proprietors are now waiting to see if Breakfast Stout will receive final approval from the Liquor Commission.
“Right now, it’s kind of a wait and see what the Liquor Commission does,” Day said. “I would be very surprised if they said no. I would be very surprised if they don’t listen to the voice of the people.” READ MORE
3. Tasting and Ranking 40 of the Best American Sour Beers
I can remember the first time I drank a legitimately tart beer and didn’t recoil in horror.
It was 2011. I was just one attendee among thousands at Three Floyd’s Dark Lord Day, the first and only time I’ve attended that annual bacchanal of beer sharing and line-standing. I was of course there, like everyone else, to purchase bottles of the famed imperial stout (one of which remains in my closet to this day), but the true value of Dark Lord Day, and indeed most other large festivals, is the chance to share and try new and rare beer with geeks from around the country.
And that’s where I had it. Something fruit-infused, I am sure. Something that was nothing less than a total shock to the senses. Face-puckering. Warhead candy-like. But undeniably delicious.
And that was it for me; I was hooked on sours. Of course I’d had them infrequently before that point, but had been put off by some harsh, astringent examples. It wasn’t until the eye-opening experience I had in Munster, IN that it became clear why I was hearing more and more craft beer people evangelizing about sour beer. READ MORE
4. Craft brewers seek more freedom in beer market READ MORE
Hop Head United’s Cork Board:
August 29th – Hoptalk in Nashua NH