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Samuel Adams Octoberfest

Well, even though August seems a tad early and the whole country is still suffering from record heat, let’s all get on the fall train. Ahhh, fall. Summer’s sweltering heat turns into the cool breeze and beautiful changing colors of autumn’s call. Or, you live in California, things get even hotter, and other parts of the country scoff, for they have something we don’t- seasons. There is one thing we can all share, and that is Oktoberfest beers. Read More

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Scientists discover the genetic origin of lager yeast

Scientists have tracked the elusive lineage of lager yeast. Molecular geneticists have known what yeast was in lager beer, but they didn’t know where it came from. But a team of three scientists, on three continents, incidentally ran into the strand through their research in finding other new yeasts. So the hunt began. Read More

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Chicago’s Pat Bertoletti downs 264 gyozas at the 5th Annual Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship

Eating contests are never pretty, just watch an episode of Adam Richman’s Man V. Food. Last weekend, in downtown Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo, top MLE (Major League Eating) competitors like Matt Stonie, Sonya Thomas and Patrick Bertoletti came to compete for $5,000 and bragging rights at the 5th annual gorge-fest that is the Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship and joined by hundreds of spectators. The previous record was held by 2011 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest champion, Joey Chestnut with 231 gyozas. And this time the record was broken by number two competitive eater in America, Chicago’s Patrick Bertoletti with 264 gyozas in ten minutes. Read More

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Mr. Bizarre Foods, Andrew Zimmern teams up with Cascal soda for unique flavors

There is Andrew Zimmern (pictured above) demonstrating the preparation of the geoduck clam to pair with not wine or beer, but soda. The host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods recently teamed up with Cascal, a soda company with unconventional flavors for a soda and food tasting. Read More

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Victory Brewing Company Prima Pils

Victory Prima Pils once saved my life. I’m not saying it rushed into a collapsing orphanage, set ablaze by a lightning strike, and carried me to safety on its bottle (though I’m sure it would if that situation ever presented itself). It did, however, come to my rescue at a recent beer festival. Read More

Tofu King: Taiwan Style Stinky Tofu

It smells like something that has gone rotten inside a car outside a casino parking-lot on a blistering summer day. Read More

Blue Dog Beer Tavern: Chi Chi Burger

If we had this burger as an alarm clock, waking up in the morning wouldn’t be so difficult. Read More

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A tale of New Belgium Brewing with employee number three

Jamie Mastin became a brewer for New Belgium Brewing in 1992

Based in Ft. Collins, CO, New Belgium Brewing is the third biggest craft brewery in the United States. Recently they announced plans to expand distribution into Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Now with over 400 employees, distribution in 28 states and a state of art brewing facility, the brewery has gone a long way since it was founded by Jeff Lebesch and Kim Jordan in 1991. We sat down with employee number three, Jamie Mastin, and spoke to him about CEO Kim Jordan, Ranger IPA and drinking Chimay in 1983. Read More