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INFOGRAPHIC: Guinness vs. Beer

02.28.2014 12:41 PM

Why drink "light" beer when you can drink Guinness? Well, if you are one of the select few people who actually likesthe taste of light beer then by all means go ahead. But seriously... as this infographic shows, the caloric difference is mere peanuts! You'll also learn interesting trivia, such as:

How much Guinness gets trapped by the average mustachioed drinker each year?


Which five countries drink the most Guinness? 

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Burlington, VT Hosts 19th Annual Mardi Gras Weekend

02.27.2014 16:28 PM

Burlington, Vermont residents don’t have to travel to New Orleans to get a taste of Mardi Gras. Local brewer Magic Hat has been hosting a raucous Mardi Gras weekend celebration for the past 18 years, drawing tens of thousands of revelers to the Queen City. There’s a parade with over 30 themed floats, a costume contest and live music.

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02.21.2014 14:24 PM

In this week's infographic, OC Weekly breaks down how to select equipment, which ingredients to buy and what process to follow in order to make our beloved beer. Sure, they simplify things a wee bit... but it's a nice little image anyhow. 

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The Dark World of Beer Markups: Why Price Varies So Wildly For Your Favorite Brew

02.19.2014 14:19 PM

Before SaveOnBrew was created, retail beer prices confounded us. How was it that you could find the same 22 ounce IPA bomber for $3.99, $5.99 or $10, depending on where you shopped? Why was a six-pack of Sierra Nevada retailing for $8.99 at Natural Foods Co-op, but also available at Safeway for $6.99? “Why would anyone pay more money for less beer?” The Sacramento Bee recently investigated some of these beer pricing conundrums and received a variety of answers.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Potent Is My Brew Per Calorie Consumed? Beer Efficiency Score

02.14.2014 15:47 PM

This Valentine's Day, you may be looking to get the best bang for your buck. You want beer you can sip, savor and get a buzz from, rather than guzzling gassy carbonated drinks all night that will make you feel too bloated to be romantic. So here's a helpful infographic designed to give you the most alcohol for the least amount of calories.

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Valentine’s Day Sneak Peek: 10 Chocolate Beers Worth Sharing With Someone Sweet

02.13.2014 15:21 PM

Beer and chocolate have a lot in common. For one, they’re both soaring in popularity. Sales of craft beer have more than doubled from 2007 to 2012, accounting for over $12 billion in annual sales. Similarly, over 51% of shoppers say they intended to buy chocolate for their sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, bringing annual chocolate sales to more than $12.9 billion. So why not give the best of both worlds this year with a sweet beer and chocolate gift basket for your special someone? 

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Ultimate Chart of 500 Beers To Try Before You Die

02.07.2014 14:11 PM

From Sam Adams to Schneider Aventinus Weisen-Eisbock, you'll find beers from 100 different styles in this massive infographic by Pop Chart Lab. Truth be told, we don't really know where to start. Perhaps you could buy this 60x40 inch wall poster for $90 and begin crossing them off one by one.    

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Get Ready For San Francisco Beer Week!

02.06.2014 13:09 PM

San Francisco Beer Week is one of those highly-anticipated events one can look forward to and plan travel around. Craft beer fans will definitely want to make a pilgrimage to the Bay Area at least once in their lives to visit the likes of Anchor Brewing, 21st Amendment and Triple Voodoo Brewing. San Fran is also a foodie’s delight, so you can expect all sorts of pairing events featuring Japanese, German, Mexican and modern cuisine.

This year, San Francisco Beer Week will feature almost 500 individual events taking place February 7th through February 16th, 2014. Most events are pay as you go, although there are some ticketed events with prices ranging from $15 to $150. Now in its sixth year, the festival – which was one of the first of its kind – now draws over 2,800 attendees.

With so many events to choose from, which ones should you attend? Here are a few highlights...



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