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  • White Labs Just Changed the Yeast World

    Written by on April 16, 2014 in The Beer Diaries

    The world of yeast cultivation hasn’t seen a major innovation in over a century. White Labs’ new process and technology is a game-changer. Traditionally yeast is grown in stainless steel fermenters, transferred to bright tanks, then consumer packaging is filled from these. White Labs has created a new way to grow yeast in a flexible […]

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  • Private beer monopoly showing its cracks

    Written by on in The Beer Diaries

    Ontario is the most populous province in Canada, as well as home to its largest city, and the federal government.  What they also have is a monopoly that controls the vast majority of beer sales inside the province, called the Beer Store.  Owned by a partnership of Molson, Labatt, and Sleeman (foreign-owned corporations, all), they […]

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  • What Would Sierra Nevada Do?

    Written by on April 11, 2014 in The Beer Diaries

    In celebration of the opening of the new brewery in Asheville, North Carolina, and in thinking about what it means to be a growing craft brewery, Sierra Nevada took it upon themselves to look back at their roots as a smaller company.  Craft brewing means supplying a market with fresh, quality beer.  Now that Sierra […]

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  • Helium tapped beer?!!

    Written by on April 3, 2014 in The Beer Diaries

    After the ashes have cleared for another April Fools’ Day’s antics, it appears that the Boston Beer Company, er, wins!  Their fake ad for a helium-infused ale is predictably amusing – I’m guessing that Jim Koch is making a gentle dig at the nitrogen fad that is currently making minor waves in the beer world.

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  • Beer-only diet for 6 weeks?

    Written by on March 28, 2014 in The Beer Diaries

    A beer aficionado in Toronto has chosen to give up solid food, and replace it with beer, for the traditional Christian period of Lent, which lasts for about 6 weeks leading up to Easter Sunday.  Evoking the actions of traditional monks, who used beer as a food substitute during this period of, among other things, […]

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