Sipping Vs. Chugging

When I was younger, my priorities used to be a little different from what they are now, especially with beer. I remember the good old days when we would all go out and buy a bunch of the cheapest beer we could find just to get drunk. The one thing I definitely remember was chugging the beer like there was no tomorrow. The reasons were mixed. We wanted to get drunker…faster. We didn’t want to taste the beer after it reached anywhere above 40 degrees. Blech! Plus, in big groups, you almost had to drink fast to make sure no one else drank your share. Just look at how we have evolved. We are enjoying craft beer at tastings, beer dinners, and in the comfort of our home. We even ask ourselves whether we are going to drink something hoppy, malty, bold, or light.

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Brew Masters – Chicha, Punkin & Portamarillo

MIGUEL: Ahh, man! The Chicha show is about Sam’s quest to make an authentic Chicha, which is a thousand-year old recipe that hails from Peru. I forgot to mention that authentic meant germinating the corn with the saliva of his employees. Yes. Saliva. Okay, I’m passed it. So the corn is added to a small amount of malt and spices to make a delicious corn-based beer for the folks at the Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. As scary as this beer sounded, it made me want to go to the Rehoboth Beach brewpub even more. So I’d like to take this opportunity to announce that I am going to spend my 30th birthday next year visiting the Dogfish Head brewery and Brewing and Eats. I’m excited. Everyone’s invited. Sam, if your reading this, get ready for California Castaway.

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Brew Masters – Craft Beer on Television

MIGUEL: First let me say congratulations to Sam, Dogfish Head, and the entire craft beer community. This is a major milestone for craft beer which will only drive more people towards better tasting brews made by truly passionate people. Speaking of passionate people, the show’s first episode was kind of an ode to Miles Davis. Sam made Bitches Brew in honor of the 40th anniversary and re-release of the album (Bitches Brew), which is a perfect combination of honey beer and imperial stout. Miles’ Bitches Brew album is the perfect fusion of jazz and rock. Sam took a big risk by committing to develop the recipe and produce the beer in a short period of time. But it paid off in the end as the beer turned out to be a crowd pleaser. I’ve had it myself at my local Dogfish Head Alehouse and thought it was impressive. I think the show does a good job of keeping non-beer nerds engaged and entertained, which is a big deal when you are talking about network broadcasting. I like the way they drop random beer history and other facts throughout the show. Nice touch! I love the show. I wish it the best of luck and hope to see many more episodes in the future.

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Did You Really Buy a Craft Beer Brand?

Getting into drinking craft beer is something that a lot of people are doing around the world. There are many people who are leaving the big 2 (Budweiser & MillerCoors) on the shelves and picking up a Full Sail LTD or a Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA. The reason for this is because a lot of people are really starting to give a damn about the taste and quality of their beer. People are starting to take into consideration that a hard working person deserves a beverage made by a person who worked just as hard as they do. This is a very scary concept to the big 2. So they are taking drastic measures to try to bring their sales up.

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