SOB Beer Blog
Beer News and Culture.
05.17.2013 14:58 PM
We're always on the lookout for good old staple beers to keep in our fridge. Sure, we have the expensive, the fancy, and the brand-spanking-new beers for our distinguished guests. And yes, we have the free promotional beers and homebrews sent to us by awesome brewer friends. But what about the kick-one-back-after-work beers? What about the I-can't-afford-to-drink-my-favorite beers? There's got to be a beer you can drink for no special occasion at all, except that you thirst for affordable beer. We've mentioned Yuengling as one of these beers in the past. Heck, even Shock Top is palatable on a hot BBQ-worthy day. Here's another to add to your fridge: JW Dundee.
05.16.2013 15:18 PM
Need a beer recommendation? Find out what brews first brought SaveOnBrew readers to the world of craft beer!
05.15.2013 13:22 PM
We like our little craft brewers to stand on their own two feet without being held up by Corporate America. SaveOnBrew gives you a behind-the-scenes look at deal maker offers and the pressures craft beer companies are facing to sell stakes of their beloved breweries for a profit.
05.14.2013 13:38 PM
Founded in 2010, 18th Street Brewery is so underground, they've only got two web pages -- one is Facebook and the other is Kickstarter. Their small hand-crafted beers have earned big ratings so far, with RateBeer awarding their "Sinister" double IPA with a stellar 96/100. The "Hunter" sweet stout has a score of 90 on BeerAdvocate and the label for "Seven" won an award of excellence at the Great Lakes Graphics Association contest this month.
You come away with two impressions from 18th Street's Facebook page: 1) These guys look like fun dudes who can appreciate a good beer, and 2) Their beers and designs are totally t-shirt-worthy. Here's what Assistant Brewer / Social Media Guru / Hop Wrangler Michael Pallen had to say.
05.13.2013 13:00 PM
Craft Beer Week started off as a full month of celebration in July 2006. It was designed to focus the nation on the deliciousness that is craft brew, but had some unanticipated consequences. Naturally, America responded – and the resulting melee was total insanity for many of the participating bars who were already under seasonal duress during the busy summer months.
So, what we have now is Craft Beer Week, which runs May 13th – 19th, and packs a week’s worth of activities into a more manageable schedule. Back in 2006, 124 breweries posted events. Last year, there were 1,368 events posted to the official Craft Beer Week calendar in all 50 states. In celebration of this nationwide event, we’re going to give you a rundown of America’s “Best Beer Cities,” as rated by Travel & Leisure magazine.
05.10.2013 10:56 AM
It's mere days before Mother's Day... and you still have no idea what to get her, or what to do with her. We feel your pain! You're probably overthinking it. Just go with what you love and invite Mom to share in your passions. We can't guarantee that Mom won't see right through your idea to combine her special day with one of your favorite beverages. But we will say this: Mom might be pleasantly surprised by the new flavors in craft beers these days. She'll be even more impressed by the bonding time you spend together. Remember, BEER is a uniting force!
05.09.2013 12:11 PM
For many beer lovers, hoppy India Pale Ales were their first loves. It was as though they'd never tasted beer before the moment the aromatic pine and citrus peel hit their lips. It's a "Eureka!" moment when you realize that you can grow hops in your own backyard and kick your homebrewing operation up a notch. The experts say that harvesting a successful hops crop is actually much easier than you'd think.
05.08.2013 09:40 AM
Mowing the jungle that is your front lawn doesn’t have to be an unpleasant task. It can be a time of great meditation and relaxation as you place one foot before the other, raise a can to your lips, and burn a few calories while pushing your machine across your green grass. It’s a ritual that you can feel good about. Read on to learn what constitutes the perfect "lawnmower beer" and get 10 suggestions.
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