I had a arty keg of Warsteiner this weekend and had carbonation and head issues through out, if I had followed SiouxerBrewer’s instructions and built this dispenser I would have been good to go.
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I want to live off the grid in the wilds on NH, I also want someplace to lager my beers and store large amounts of other people’s beer. This will be an ideal addition to my compound, and for just $8000 it can be yours too.
Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company started out with a dream and a kickstarter, a really cool investor promised to match anything they raised. They raised $43,000 of the $40k goal and that is getting matched. Now that they are funded their real adventure begins, follow along on their kickstarter page.
The American Associtation of Wine Association has published another brilliant working paper titled “War, Taxes, and Borders: How Beer Created Belgium” (PDF Link). I thank the authors for tying the things I hate most in life (War, Taxes, and Borders) with the thing I love most (Belgian Beer), keep of the great work!
Alabama struggles with bad beer laws, from alcohol Restrictions, to home brewing restrictions, to transportation restrictions, to size restrictions. Free the Hops has been fighting the good fight for years winning some major changes in state law not they are continuing their fight to allow sales of beer in containers bigger than 16oz, opening Alabamians up to some of the better craft beers that only come in 22oz bottles.
This isn’t just some theorhetical problem or a limit on sales, but an actually enforced law being used to throw people in jail, as we saw in Xaq Fixx’s post “Smokey & The Undocumented Immigrant“ earlier this year.
Laughing Dog Brewery Co-Owner Fred Colby co-owns the second largest microbrewery in Idaho, he would like to help get another one started but has been stymied by old laws that prevent ownership of multiple breweries. The new place would create 25 jobs and more importantly more good beer for Idahoes Alonge with other brewers he has taken his fight to the statehouse and a bill to remove some of these restrictions has made it out of committe, for more coverage check out this AP piece in the Spokesman Review.
It is no secret that I do not like Heineken, I think it is a truly awful beer, so turning a big can of it into a guitar amp is the best use yet. THe video above shows it in action or visit Guitar World for more details.
One of my favorite blogs to cover the politics of hooch in Canada, “A Good Beer Blog” makes a great suggestion to the Ontario government that should be heard just as loudly in North Carolina, Utah, and anywhere else with a state ran Liquor store: If the gov’t operate shop is so wonderful let it complete against privately owned and operated alternatives. Let the citizens vote with their dollars.