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Feb
12

Raspberry & Chocolate Weekend

Posted by: Andy Murphy | Comments (0)

chocrasbStarting tomorrow, we’ll have a mini-theme on BeerADay.net in honor of the Valentine’s Day holiday.

Here’s the lineup:

For a preview of the Choklat, check out this great review by 52BREWS.com:
http://52brews.com/2009/02/southern-tier-choklat/

Do you have a favorite chocolate or raspberry beer? What will you be drinking on Valentine’s Day weekend?

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Feb
01

Go Beer

Posted by: Andy Murphy | Comments (0)

By now, you’ve probably heard of the banned PETA Commercial supposedly intended to air during the Super Bowl.

That commercial’s tagline was “Vegetarians have better sex. Go Veg.

For those of us who prefer our plant material to be brewed into beer, there’s a less restrictive alternative. Hats off to the folks at Beer Utopia for pointing out that — at least for men — alcohol might be all we need.

Vegetarian beer drinkers — let us know what you think. In the meantime, I finally understand the appeal of pumpkin beer.

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Jan
24

Mexican Hospitality

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On the way to Cabo Wabo last night, I stopped and grabbed the ear of a resort manager.

My reputation as a strange beer hunter is making the rounds. Our conversation went like this:

“Hi, I’m trying to find some unique Mexican beer. . .”

“Ah, you are Mr. Murphy? Miguel told me about you.”

He called a store that has some hard to find Mexican beer, but they had already closed for the evening.

“Don’t worry Mr. Murphy, I will buy you some beer and deliver it to your room tomorrow. How many bottles?”

I officially love Mexico.

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Jan
20

Down Mexico Way

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As I announced earlier today on Twitter, we’re about to embark on a BeerADay adventure, trekking to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, for the next few days.

The plan is to post daily updates featuring Mexican beer. But I’m hoping to sneak in a bonus post about premium tequilas on Saturday or Sunday.

I usually get my post completed between 10pm and midnight, but I ask for your patience — technically, this is a vacation for me, so I may finish a post a bit late or perhaps early in the morning. Hopefully, you’ll be hearing from me at poolside. :-)

On my watchlist — I’m searching for Grupo Modelo beers such as Victoria, Estrella, León, and Montejo. If you find me reviewing Tecate, Sol, or — please, don’t let it happen — Corona, you’ll know I got myself into a bind.

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Jan
14

Adventures in Selective Privation

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Yesterday, I heard a spot on NPR’s All Things Considered that really got my attention.

From the ATC site:

When Scott Ballum turned 30, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based graphic designer started the Consumer®econnection Project: a yearlong effort to only make purchases if he could make a personal connection with someone along an item’s production chain. Now in its 10th month, the effort has been both challenging and life changing.

Follow the links above to find the ATC story. Or watch Ballum’s video presentation here.

His goals are more lofty than mine. But the similarities are obvious — Ballum turned 30 and arbitrarily restricted his consumption based on simple rules that have complicated his life while leading to amazing new experiences. The differences are far greater — agreed — yet less fun to point out.

I’m only 14 days into this project, and already I’m seeing how challenging and rewarding it can be. Likely, I’ll find his blog instructive.

Check it out for yourself: http://www.sheeplessco.com/blog.html

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