Where’s the craft beer? Even clowns frown when the choice of craft is down. Whether it’s Super Sunday or an impending February celebration there’s plenty of reason to treat yourself to quality and flavor. Beer’s the thing and there’s no denying craft beer from America’s small and independent brewers are offering boat loads of choices.
Here’s this past week’s beer news in review courtesy of aerochug.com beer hound writers:
Augusta, Georgia Craft Beer Examiner, Lonnie Best: Aiken DUIs on the rise: Craft beer drinkers should be wary, Germany wins another victory in the extreme beer wars, Victory Yakima Twilight (Review), Wine World hosts beer tasting Feb. 12; HopSlam available for purchase now!
Birmingham Craft Beer Examiner, Guillermo Woolfolk: Bell’s Brewery Beer Dinner at The J. Clyde, Bell’s Oberon Pays Respect to Salvadore Dalí, Terrapin adds Monk’s Revenge to the Monster Beer Tour, Terrapin’s New Side Project: Capt’n Krunckles Black IPA
Carbondale Craft Beer Examiner, Marika Josephson: Schlafly 2010 Cod and Cask Festival
Chicago Craft Beer Examiner, Mark McDermott: Chicago area craft beer calendar, February 1 – 8, Karaoke at Hamburger Mary’s for Haitian relief, Revolution Brewing opens today, Super Bowl beer lineup: New Orleans vs. Indianpolis, Super Bowl specials & beer rivalries in Chicago
Chicago Craft Beer Examiner, Marty Nachel: Chicago Beer Society announces Day and Night of the Living Ales, I Wish Lessons in Chicago to host tasting of special ales at Local Option, Metropolitan Brewing Company now selling hops to homebrewers, New brewery opens in Chicago’s southland, New Revolution brewpub officially open in Chicago 2/3, Superbowl Party at Rock Bottom in Orland Park
Cleveland Home Brewing Examiner, Tommy Walker: Ohio Beer fests this weekend!, Fat Head’s honored yet again!
Colorado Springs Craft Beer Examiner, Eli Shayotovich: New Belgium’s Ranger IPA rides into Colorado Springs
Dallas Craft Beer Examiner, Paul Hightower: In defense of malt liquor: Svyturys Maksimum, Real Ale Phoenixx Double ESB
Denver Craft Beer Examiner, Rick Blankemeier: Best places in Denver to get a beer: Boulder Beer Tap House at DIA, Best places in Denver to get a beer: Dry Dock Brewing, Best places in Denver to get a beer: The Kitchen [Upstairs], Best places in Denver to get a beer: Vine Street Pub, Collaboration Not Litigation Release Feb. 5th, Impress with craft beer at your Super Bowl party
Photo right: Brazilian craft brewers, Marco Falcone (left) & Marcelo Carneiro da Rocha (right) are recently featured in National Beer Examiner Stories, see: Falke and Colorado . Photo by Charlie Papazian
Kansas City Craft Beer Examiner, Dave Darrow: Beer and chocolate
Madison Craft Beer Examiner, Halina Zakowicz: The Coopers Tavern in Madison: A Plethora of Local and Craft Beers
Manhattan Craft Beer Examiner, Barry Wasser: I’ve Got Brew Babe: 6 New Favorite Beers In Honor of NYC’s Groundhog “Staten Island Chuck”
Nashville Craft Beer Examiner, Donna Marsh: Where are the all-time top beers in Nashville?
NY Beer Pairing Examiner, Elizabeth Willse: Happy Groundhog Day! Raise a glass to Staten Island Chuck!, Shopping for beer and food in Manhattan
Oklahoma City Home Brewing Examiner, Gary Shellman: [Homebrew legalization] Legislative Initiative – Part 4, The Competitive Edge
Philadelphia Craft Beer Examiner, Kevin Romer: Alesmith in Philly
Queens Craft Beer Examiner, Bryan Yurcan: The craft beer scene in Queens, Good beer tucked away in a pizzeria
Sacramento Craft Beer Examiner, David Teckam: Evaluating craft beer
Santa Barbara Craft Beer Examiner, Zachary Rosen: Live Culture Lounge in the Paseo Nuevo
Santa Rosa Craft Beer Examiner, Mario Rubio: SF Beer Week 2010 is here!, SF Beer Week: Friday, February 5th, SF Beer Week: Sunday, February 7th
SF Beer Pairing Examiner, Chuck Lenatti: San Francisco Beer Week (updated 2/1) part 1 & 2, Anchor beer lunch at Hopmonk on Super Bowl Sunday, San Francisco Beer Week kickoff, Sustainable food and distinctive drinks at Nopa
SF Craft Beer Examiner, Brian Yaeger: I scream, you scream, we all scream for beer ice cream
Tulsa Home Brewing Examiner, Desiree Knott: Upcoming events in Tulsa for the homebrewer and beer lover
Charlie Twitters at twitter.com/CharliePapazian