Month: March 2015

craftbeeray: Not All Craft Beer Drinkers Have Long Beards

Why I don’t have a long beard On many occasions I’ve experienced a weird reaction when I talk about my passion for craft beer. I seem to not fit the “look” of the people who they think are into craft beer. The fact is that I don’t have a long beard or wear thick framed glasses, I’m not a hipster, I’m really just a clean-cut guy who shares the same passion for craft beer. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against people who fit that look. In fact, I have many friends in the craft beer community who...

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Pumpkin Peach Ale – the Continued Rise of Craft Beer

I know this may be disheartening to some of the macro breweries – aka major labels – out there, but the fight is over. Craft beer has won. One particular mass brewer, who shall remain nameless, still continues to bash craft beer. Ironic, considering they continue to buy up or co-opt every craft brewery they can get their hands on. Either they don’t believe their own advertising or they’re really conflicted about their brand and realize that it’s good business to bring in reinforcements who are still well-loved by the defenders of the faith – i.e. the craft beer...

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Meet Irving and Beer Weight Loss Challenge Week 2

At the heart of it I’m just a guy that likes beer and likes to share those experiences with you. Through our passion for craft beer we are able to come together, share a glass and just relax. Here’s a little bit about me and what I bring to the group. Beer Weight Loss Update Last week I started to take on the challenge of losing 10 pounds in 30 days in my Beer Weight Loss Challenge post. Well after a full seven days I can say that as of this morning I have lost 6.5 pounds. Granted most...

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New Holland Dragon’s Milk, A Sip of Home

I am a transplant to the Rocky Mountains but hail from the state of freshwater lakes, warm sand and New Holland Brewery.  When New Holland Brewing started distributing to Colorado, I was instantly transported back home. One of New Holland’s most popular beers is the infamous Dragon’s Milk.  This bourbon barrel imperial stout does not disappoint.  I will bring you through my review of this beer. New Holland Dragon’s Milk Appearance: This beer pours a beautiful black viscous base.  Wonderful pillow tan head that has a creamy texture. The head dissipates quickly.  If you were to hold this up to...

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Beer Weight Loss Challenge

You book a flight, pick the perfect hotel, set-up your trip itinerary and then think I need to buy a bathing suit. For those struggling with weight this is the part where you need to make decisions, do I buy that swim shirt and pretend I need it because you burn easy on the beach or do I put on my big boy shorts and do something about it? I for one have 30 days starting today because I refuse to be that dude on the beach wearing the t-shirt, cause you can put a shirt on but that doesn’t make...

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