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Mutineer Blog Contributor Spotlight: Lee Williams


Lee Williams of Hoptopia

You probably have noticed by now that we have a lot of new faces regularly posting on the Mutineer blog. We recently recruited [read: brainwashed] some young, fresh and talented fine beverage revolutionaries to “Join The Mutiny.” And instead of letting these wild kids hide behind their tiny avatars, we decided to put them in the spotlight.

Better known to the fine beverage community as Hoptopia, Lee Williams has taken the beer blogging world by storm since he founded his site, just under a year ago. Lee currently authors the weekly Mutineer Blog column, “Craft Beer Radar.”

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Distributors Push Bill In U.S. House To Block Interstate Sales

National Beer Wholesalers Association

Source: OpenSecrets.Org

There is currently a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would give states more authority to regulate alcohol, which in turn would block interstate sales of beer and wine.

“The Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness Act of 2010 would declare it congressional policy that states have primary authority to regulate alcohol. The legislation, filed in April, has 125 co-sponsors in the House, though no companion bill has been filed in the Senate.” — Carrie Levine, The National Law Journal.

Naturally, putting such a squeeze on the open market would limit competition, raise prices, and economically impair small vintners and brewers. See the full post »

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Freshcraft Restaurant and Bar Opens in Denver, CO


Freshcraft Restaurant and Bar

Lucas Forgy loves food. Jason Forgy loves beer. Together, they are Freshcraft; a brand new take on the restaurant/craft beer bar industry. Freshcraft boasts a two page menu with options for everyone (including vegan and gluten free!), a list of 20 draft and 100 bottle types of craft beer, a generous wine list and even a full bar for cocktails. As of August 24, 2010, Freshcraft is officially open for business.

Using fresh and local ingredients, the food is meant to be a unique twist on American comfort food. Included in the menu are tidbits such as pretzel bites and southern fried pickles, french dip and croque monsieur sandwiches, ale and cheese soup, antioxidant mix salad, whiskey BBQ chicken sandwich, Freshcraft pretzel turkey baja, cassoulet for one, cheesy broiled bowties, and crispy pork schnitzel. Rumor has it that the guys even featured Great Divide Yeti and Left Hand ice cream floats for dessert! See the full post »

Craft Beer Radar #5: Notable Upcoming Beer Releases


Each week, beer blogger Lee Williams highlights the most notable upcoming beer releases that belong on every craft beer lover’s radar. This is Mutineer’s fifth edition of the weekly series.

21st Amendment Fireside Chat

21st Amendmendment — “Fireside Chat”

This past weekend 21st Amendmendment Co-founder and Brewmaster, Shaun O’Sullivan, quietly announced the name and initial details of the brewery’s fifth canned beer release on Facebook. The beer, called Fireside Chat, is a winter holiday ale and will be released in October.

Shaun says, “The name of this 8% ABV canned craft beer — slighty spiced, is Fireside Chat. Look for it this October, you know when most holiday beers are released and the XMAS decorations show up at department stores. Ya, I know, not too thrilled about the decorations, but the beer is going to be awesome.” See the full post »

Mutineer Monday: August 23rd


Mutineer Monday
The mission of Mutineer Monday is to advocate and promote the fine beverage industry by challenging the masses to “Join The Mutiny” and raise a glass (whether it be alcohol or non) to igniting and inspiring a fine beverage revolution!

Each week, we reach out to our readers, our Twitter followers, our Facebook fans, our contributors, our favorite bloggers and writers, and even our own team — asking everyone to share how they will be partaking in Mutineer Monday. To participate, all one needs to do is indulge in a delicious fine beverage (or two or three) and leave a comment on our blog, on our Facebook wall, or give a shout-out on Twitter using the hashtag #MutineerMonday (and #JoinTheMutiny if you have enough characters). And if are feeling particularly ambitious, feel free to do all three!

Each Monday, Mutineer salutes some of our fellow fine beverage revolutionaries who have joined the mutiny. Raise a glass (and a fist) in the air and toast them with us! Viva La Fine Beverage! See the full post »

New Product Spotlight: Beer Savers Silicone Bottle Cap


BeerSavers Bottle Shot
It is not uncommon to reseal wine. In fact, there are several fancy gadgets on the market for doing just that. And truth be told, I have attempted to use them on beer bottles — some proving to be successful, and others disappointing. Now, I guarantee some of you are rolling your eyes at me thinking, “Why would somebody recap and save beer?” — a question I will answer in a moment.

Beer Interactive, an online beer marketing firm, recently released its latest beer gizmo, Beer Savers — the world’s first silicone bottle cap for beer bottles. The caps play two major roles: 1. they help to keep beer carbonated longer after opening and 2. they serve as a way to identify ones beer (similar to wine charms that attach to the stems of wine glasses). Each pack contains six colored caps and retails for $12.99. They can be purchased at BeerSavers.com. See the full post »

Craft Beer Calendar: Notable Craft Beer Events – Week of August 23rd


Bells Beers

Monday, August 23, 2010

Pittsburgh, PA: Bell’s Brewing Tap Takeover

  • Location: Harris Grill
  • Time: 7:00PM
  • Description: “Harris Grill will be tapping a bunch of Bell’s Brewery beers, including some firkins. $30 a person buys guided tastings of the brews by Derek Zomonski of Bell’s as well as a cheese, pork belly tacos, lobster rolls, hanger steak kebobs, desserts and more. A snippet of what will be on tap includes: Pale Ale, Two Hearted Ale from firkin, Hell Hath No Fury, Kalamazoo Stout, Amber Ale, Consecrator, Dopplebock, Oberon and the Porter. Tickets must be bought ahead of time and 48 hours advance notice is required for cancellations.”
  • Cost: $30
  • Contact: 412.362.5273

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Mutineer Blog Contributor Spotlight: Stevie Caldarola


Mutineer Contributor: Stevie Caldarola

You probably have noticed by now that we have a lot of new faces regularly posting on the Mutineer blog. We recently recruited [read: brainwashed] some young, fresh and talented fine beverage revolutionaries to “Join The Mutiny.” And instead of letting these wild kids hide behind their tiny avatars, we decided to put them in the spotlight.

Meet Stevie Caldarola, Mutineer’s NYC craft beer scene maven and author of Mutineer’s “Craft Beer Calendar: Notable Craft Beer Events” weekly blog column. Stevie also authors the blog “Basically Read” and is the President and Founder of the “Ladies of Craft Beer”. See the full post »

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