Say that ten times fast.
It’s not all fun in the land of beer-bottle-stuffed-squirrels and 55% ABV beer as was proven today via @BrewDogJames on Twitter.
The tweet read:
And with that, gallons and gallons of Brewdog’s 5am Saint were lost.
Before the incident:
And after the incident:
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What’s going on out there in the blogosphere? Here’s a few things that caught our attention.
Cruising around on Twitter today, I came across the link for this video. I had seen it previously a year ago but I had forgotten about it until now and I felt that it was worth sharing. With that, I leave you with the description of the video from the creator:
Transportation and simple living are two of my favorite soapboxes. With this project, I want to dispel the notion that bikes are difficult, dangerous, impractical, etc. So I rode my bike, with an empty keg in tow, to my favorite local craft brewery (Stone Brewing). We had a couple of beers, and talked to the folks there about their commitment to sustainability. Then I loaded up a fresh keg, and pedaled it home 17 miles over some consequential elevation changes. I don’t expect everyone to drag a 160lb keg up a steep hill on a bicycle, but I see my neighbors driving 1/4 mile from their homes to go to Vons, carrying their groceries away in plastic bags. Then they drive back to the same shopping center to get their requisite exercise at 24hr fitness. I just want to convince them to bike or walk that 1/4 mile to Vons to fill up a backpack with useful brew. At once they’ll save time and money, and reduce dependence on oil and pollution going into our oceans.
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07.07.2011 | Brian Kropf
Considering that it can take up to 12 gallons of water to make one gallon of beer, the conservation and sustainability of our fresh water is incredibly important. Because of this, on October 4-5, people will converge on Chicago for the Fifth Great Lakes Water Conservation Conference. Within proximity to the Great Lakes and nearly 20% of the world’s fresh water supply combined with the strong brewing culture of the Great Lakes area, it is the perfect setting to hold such a conference. Created with craft brewers and policy makers in mind, the conference will discuss, among other things, water conservation, water auditing, rain water harvesting, wastewater treatment, and alternative energy installations.
Are you an expert on water conservation or brewing with the environment and water in mind? The fifth Great Lakes Water Conservation Conference is looking for presenters and speakers. If you are interested in speaking or wish to send a panel proposal, contact Lucy Saunders at email@example.com.
Picture yourself on the Fat Tire label – literally. New Belgium Brewing wants you to use their new Joy Ride app to create your own Fat Tire label. Share your favorite Fat Tire memories, make it mutinous and spark some creativity because you’ve got a shot at winning a 20th Anniversary Fat Tire cruiser. One joyous winner will be chosen on Facebook every Friday between now and August 19 – that’s 8 chances to win.
I can’t say much about the beer as I’ve never had it .. and the reviews that I have seen haven’t been too friendly towards the beer. BUT, this is probably one of the raddest and most mutinous commercials for beer that I’ve ever seen. In words of Vatican assassin Charlie Sheen, “Duh, winning.”
What’s not to love? The malt gets to hop around on some sweet subwoofers before being milled by Conan the Barbarian looking dudes and then it gets to watch some sweet old school kung fu movies. Then it’s off to the mash tun where the milled grain is mixed with hot water to extract the sugars from the starch, powered by a Delorean monster truck no less. After that, it’s treated to some mad bass from a sick drummer before being poured over a tower of pure winning. Next it’s off to a huge fermenter that’s wrapped in garb that only Elvis could be proud of. Next, of course, it’s pumped through a life size plastic panther, in through the paw and out through the tail. If you’re rich enough, you have the option to fly your helicopter to the brewery and pour yourself a pint while in flight. If not, you’ll have to wait for for a bottle that has been capped by hand by a ferret at your local bar.
For more on Hahn beer, check out their website.
In honor of Dads everywhere, Pints for Prostates is collecting funds in the fight against prostate cancer. Between now and June 30th you can “Donate for Dad” using the link below to purchase a “virutal beer” and say thanks to the men in your life. Making a donation is easy, safe and secure using your PayPal account or a credit card.
You can buy a virtual pint for $5, six pack for $10, case for $25, keg for $100 or donate any amount that you wish.
Pints for Prostates is a 501(c)3 non-profit grassroots charity that reaches men through the universal language of beer. Your donation will be put to work directly to fund the Pints for Prostates awareness campaign and to help men battling prostate cancer.
Thanks for supporting the fight against prostate cancer.
To donate, visit the Pints for Prostates website.
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06.17.2011 | Brian Kropf
Are you a brewer? Are you looking for a job? It’s not the US Army looking for a brewer this time, it’s Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon and they’re looking for a Brewmaster to replace outgoing Brewmaster Larry Sidor who will soon be opening a brewery of his own in Bend. Deschutes is looking for someone more than the average garage home brewer and rightfully so as they’ll have some huge shoes to fill; The Dissident, The Abyss, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Jubelale … ring any bells?
If you think you have what it takes and ideally a degree in Fermentation Sciences and at least 10 years of professional production brewing, now is your chance to get called up to the big leagues and become the Brewmaster at one of my favorite breweries.
Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR is seeking an amazing Brewmaster. The successful candidate will have a passion for craft beer and share our desire to constantly push the envelope when it comes to quality and creativity. We need a brave soul, willing to experiment while also having the experience and expertise to run a sophisticated and growing brewery. This person will bring outstanding leadership skills, technical & creative expertise and proficiency in brewing operations.
Key responsibilities will include leadership of four Assistant Brewmasters with a department of 20+ Brewers, new product development and beer formulations that meet specifications and quality goals, monitoring of all brewhouse operations from raw materials to packaging and two pub operations, oversight of beer quality in the brewery and cellars, and budgetary planning and responsibility for performance to budget. Planning for future needs of the department in career development, facility growth and equipment needs will be a top priority. Strong communication skills—both written and spoken—will be a requirement. We are seeking a leader who develops cohesive, collaborative teams through excellent communication and coaching. Will be very involved with the company as a whole in the advancement of solid procedures. You must have a strategic and long term perspective while dealing with the challenges of today.
Our ideal candidate will have a degree in Fermentation Sciences, a minimum of 10 years professional, production brewing experience including knowledge of a broad range of brewing styles, long range planning experience with expansion and equipment purchase to meet design criteria and proven fiscal responsibility. Strong computer proficiency in Office programs is required.
Qualified individuals should submit their resume with salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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06.16.2011 | Brian Kropf