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Cellarmanship – Interview with Chad Yakobson of Crooked Stave and beer writer Patrick Dawson

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We met up with Chad Yakobson, brewer and owner of Crooked Stave in Denver along with Patrick Dawson, author of the soon-to-be-released book Vintage Beer. The interview was conducted by our own Scott Simmons, with Daniel Flanders behind the camera for our Cellarmanship series. We talk about the thrills of aging beer, how people can make informed decisions on cellaring …

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Cellarmanship: Interview with Avery Brewing’s Matt Thrall and Andy Parker

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Continuing our Cellarmanship series, about the joys and how-to of storing and aging your beer at home, we interviewed the brewers at Avery Brewing Co. in Boulder. Matt Thrall is Avery’s head brewer and Andy Parker is the head of their barrel program. Avery’s barrel program has brought us some spectacular beers including, but not limited to, Rumpkin, Uncle Jacob’s …

Collecting Beer is a form of Subconscious Art

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Warning – this post goes down multiple layers of large rabbit trails. I’ve attempted to make it relevant to beer drinkers, but I think most of its relevance lies in artistic expression and life in general, as it’s more of a philosophical pondering. Hopefully our readers will appreciate the small departure. To be honest I’m not sure the post has …

Full Sail Wreck the Halls brought me home for the holidays

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In two entire years, this is the first out-of-state beer that I’ve talked formally about on the blog, that I’ve reviewed, if you can call this a review. Lately I’ve bought a few Full Sail Wreck the Halls and I can’t get enough of it. I’ve been craving hoppy beers this season for some reason and this one has satisfied …