In 1991 the federal excise tax on many items was basically doubled, this included tax on beer. Since that time all the taxes on so called luxury items have been repealed except for the beer tax. Now, legislation has entered Congress that will take the excise tax back to the pre-1991 level and provide relief to brewers and buyers alike. This is an important piece of legislation that could help stimulate a hard struck economy. The Beer Institute and The Brewers Association have led the fight to repeal this tax. They have detailed information on how to contact your representative to get involved. For the complete story and information click here.
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02.10.2009 | JJ Bagley
Beer and food combinations have started to make their way into restaurants all across America. This could be a food and beer pairing such as spicy food and India Pale Ale. It could also be cooking with beer, like when wheat beer is used in a cake recipe. Here is a simple dessert, The Chocolate Stout Float, that uses a combination of both techniques. See the full post »
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Trudging through the Vermont countryside in knee high snow listening intently for any noise that seems out of place you finally stumble upon your destination, Magic Hat Brewing Company. With one more glance back you make a break from the tree line and dash across the last hundred feet looking back to make sure the evil one hasn’t spotted you. The door silently swings closed and you let out a heavy sigh of relief knowing that your return journey will be that much easier with your variety pack of Magic Hat Night of the Living Dead brews.
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There is nothing worse when hunting zombies than accidentally shooting a living human. This is easier than you might think after downing a sixer of your favorite beer to rally your quivering courage get you out the door and on the hunt. One way to keep everyone on your team alive is to outfit them with uniforms. While your hiding behind abandoned cars and reloading your Smith & Wesson you may not be sure whether the staggering body coming toward you is a corpse or your buddy just coming home from the bar, but the beer zombie t-shirts from My Two Cents Clothing are the perfect way to differentiate between the living dead and the just plain drunk. Also available are babydoll t-shirts for the ladies, because the last thing you want to do is shoot the last remaining pretty girls on the planet.
The folks at Bard’s had two missions: create a beer that everyone could enjoy and develop the ultimate Zombie Refuge Center (ZRC). Both of these have merit, but lets start with the beer. See the full post »
The Cardinals made it to the Super Bowl. A commercial airliner made a better [crash] landing on the Hudson River than they do under normal conditions on land. The largest underwater press conference of all time occurred with 61 journalists. Wait… What?
2009 has just begun and it’s already off to a crazy start with a failing economy, Michael Vick still in jail, and an executive branch for our government that 10 years ago nobody would have fathomed. With craziness all around me, I was feeling a little ballsy last night and I puffed out my bird chest and marched right into Walmart and grabbed a 24 ounce can of Chelada. What is Chelada you ask? It’s Bud Light mixed with Clamato, which is tomato juice and reconstituted clam broth. Wait…What? See the full post »
The fine people at Revelation are pretty excited about their wine glass. The Revelation website is a pretty epic attempt to capture the magic of this glass. While the introduction loads, the website kindly asks you to turn on your computer speakers. At this point it is clear that something big is going to happen…and then BLAM! What seems to be a naked woman drinking out of one of these Revelation glasses appears. Impressive. See the full post »
The Dogfish Head Brewery located in Delaware is known for its creative and bold approach in selecting ingredients for its brew, and Theobroma is no exception. Literally translated as “Food of the Gods” the inspiration for this beer came from samples of ancient pottery fragments found in Honduras. These ingredients include Aztec cocoa powder, cocoa nibs, honey, chilies, and annatto. The discovery of this early recipe pushes back the known use of cocoa for human consumption more than 500 years to around 1200 BC. By popular demand Dogfish Head will release this special brew for a second time in the summer of 2009.