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Dogfish Head Brewery Named Official Beer Of Record Store Day 2015

Dogfish Head Brewery Named Official Beer Of Record Store Day 2015

Music has been a part of Dogfish Head since before Dogfish Head. When a 20-something Sam Calagione was hammering out a business plan for a brewery that used nontraditional ingredients, he was fueled by the music of Miles Davis, Guided by Voices and The Replacements. Today, from the Music Series beers with Miles Davis, Pearl Jam, Deltron 3030 and others, to the record swap Analog-A-Go-Go, to the live original music every weekend at the pub, you could say that music is in […]

‘Best Bars In America’ And ‘Brew Dogs’ Return On Esquire Network

‘Best Bars In America’ And ‘Brew Dogs’ Return On Esquire Network

Esquire Network continues its quest to celebrate the spirit of men, and the spirits they drink. Tour the world’s most notable drinking destinations when new episodes of BEST BARS IN AMERICA return Wednesday, April 1st at 9/8c, followed by an all-new hour of craft beer anarchy with the season premiere of BREW DOGS at 10/9c. Inspired by Esquire magazine’s annual run-down, season two of BEST BARS IN AMERICA follows comedians, best friends, experienced cocktail connoisseurs and hosts Jay Larson and Sean Patton as they celebrate our country’s greatest watering holes. Alongside […]

Dark Horse Comics and Rogue Ales To Release Hellboy Beer

Dark Horse Comics and Rogue Ales To Release Hellboy Beer

To celebrate the 21st anniversary of Mike Mignola’s legendary Hellboy character, Dark Horse Comics and Rogue Ales have collaborated to create the RIGHT HAND OF DOOM, a limited edition beer that will be available online beginning February 22, 2015 at www.rogue.com. “When Dark Horse Comics published the first Hellboy story 21 years ago, I never thought there’d be a Hellboy beer,” said Mignola. “But I really can’t imagine a better time for Rogue to introduce the Right Hand of Doom […]

2015 Ice & Ales Invitational Winners Announced

2015 Ice & Ales Invitational Winners Announced

This past Friday, two dozen leading craft brewers and brewery executives descended upon Sylvan Lake outside of Eagle, Colo., for the first annual 2015 Ice & Ales Invitational, hosted by Wyeast Laboratories, Inc. and DRAFT Magazine. The hospitality event was held in conjunction with the 15th Annual Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival. The event kicked-off with eagles soaring overhead, while participants rotated between ice-fishing shanties and a warming cabin, competing to catch the most and biggest fish of the […]

Holiday Ale Festival Raises $20,000 For Children’s Cancer Association

Holiday Ale Festival Raises $20,000 For Children’s Cancer Association

Nearly 14,000 beer fans took part in the 19th annual Holiday Ale Festival Dec. 3 through 7 at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Collectively, they helped raise $20,000 for the Children’s Cancer Association MusicRx program, which delivers the healing power of music to children battling cancer and their families. Heated tents, coupled with mild temperatures outside, provided so much warmth that the coat check took in a record number of garments – great news for the Children’s Cancer Association. All the proceeds brought in from the coat check, the Crater Lake Root Beer Garden, a raffle, […]

Stella Public House and Halcyon Open in San Diego’s East Village

Stella Public House and Halcyon Open in San Diego’s East Village

San Diego’s East Village has welcomed two tested and celebrated culinary concepts to the neighborhood. The modern coffeehouse and cocktail lounge, Halcyon, and its sister restaurant, the local ingredient driven, wood-fired pizza eatery and craft beer tap room, Stella Public House, have opened their doors to the public just in time for the holidays. Located at 1429 Island Ave., the unique food and drink establishments share a gorgeous 3,000 square foot indoor / outdoor space and a 1,500 square foot […]

Harpoon Brewery Releases Collaboration Inspired by Tuscany and a Bit of Rock and Roll

Harpoon Brewery Releases Collaboration Inspired by Tuscany and a Bit of Rock and Roll

What do wine grape must, an afternoon of rock and roll, and an evening of sipping beer poolside in the Tuscan countryside have to do with beer? They were the inspiration behind the Harpoon Brewery’s newest limited batch offering, the Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Tuscan Pool Party. This beer is a collaborative effort between Harpoon brewer Charlie Cummings and Italian craft brewer Moreno Ercolani of Birri¬cio L’Olmaia. Each spring Harpoon employees celebrating a certain anniversary (5th, 8th, 12th, etc.) are […]

Product Review: CraftABrew Home Brewing Kit

Product Review: CraftABrew Home Brewing Kit

CraftABrew has sent us a home brewing kit for review since we love craft beer, we were excited to try this out. Metal Life editor Terry Bunch also co-owns BeerAlien.com so this review will be published on both sites. Since we have experience in home brewing and these kits are designed for less experienced users, we decided to follow the directions to the letter as they are printed. The kit we received makes a marzen (Oktoberfest) style beer. Inside the […]

United States Of Drinking TV Special Nov 20

United States Of Drinking TV Special Nov 20

Award-winning food writer and host Josh Ozersky goes on a spirited journey across the country, and back in time, to explore the science, anthropology, and history of alcohol. UNITED STATES OF DRINKING, a frothy new Smithsonian Channel special that looks at what we drink, where it comes from and how it’s made, premieres Thursday, November 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. In UNITED STATES OF DRINKING, Ozersky explores how culture, science and history all come together in some of America’s favorite […]

CROBOT To Release Their Own Beer, Stream New Song

CROBOT To Release Their Own Beer, Stream New Song

In the midst of their fall U.S. Tour, the Central-Pennsylvania-based group CROBOT partnered with YAHOO MUSIC to premiere their new album SOMETHING SUPERNATURAL yesterday streaming in full (HERE). On SOMETHING SUPERNATURAL–available both in stores and via digital retailers on October 27 on Wind-up—the group display stellar musicianship and lyrical depth. Fans can pre-order the album now on iTunes http://smarturl.it/CrobotSS and Amazon http://tinyurl.com/pa9d6l6.  CROBOT will kick off a winter tour supporting Chevelle on December 6 in Columbia, SC and wrapping December 20 in Milwaukee. Expect the group […]

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