Posts Categorized: Brews

Bethel a Burgeoning Beer Town

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photos by Alec Jordan   Bethel, Connecticut’s first annual Beer Fest went off without a hitch last Friday night. [The Bethel Chamber of Commerce advertised Beer Fest on the Mercurial.]  The event, which marked the start of Bethel’s weekend-long Summer Fest, sold out at 1pm… Read more »

California Woman Wins Homebrewer of the Year in World’s Largest Beer Competition

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  More than 3,400 homebrewers and beer enthusiasts gathered at the 35th Annual National Homebrewers Conference this weekend at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.  The Conference was presented the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), and attendees attended seminars, bonded over brews, and had their beers judged in the… Read more »

Small Brewer Federal Excise Tax Bill Reintroduced in Congress

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  With the 113th Congress underway, the Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group representing the majority of U.S. brewing companies—announced the reintroduction of H.R. 494, the Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act (Small BREW Act) in the House of Representatives. The bipartisan legislation, which… Read more »

UK Style Home Brew Competition

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  Monroe, Connecticut’s homebrew supply store Maltose Express and Stamford’s Coalhouse Pizza have joined forces in creating a UK style home brew competition.  The deadline for entries is Saturday, February 16 (you’ve got one month, get brewing!) and all styles from the UK will be… Read more »

The Craft Beer Blow-up

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  This past December, The Brewer’s Association issued a statement defining what it means to be an American craft brewery along with a call for transparency in beer brand ownership.  The statement has set off significant backlash in the beer world as traditional and multinational… Read more »

Lemon Balm and Mint Iced Tea

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by Amanda Bloom For those times when water can’t quench you, here’s an easy recipe for a lemon balm and mint iced tea.  This herb infusion will cool and calm you from the inside out: lemon balm is known for its calming properties, and mint… Read more »