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Electronic Tongues Are The Beer Snobs Of The Future

Electronic Tongues Are The Beer Snobs Of The Future

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Researchers in Barcelona have developed an electronic tongue that really knows the difference between a pilsner, a lager and a bock. It’s still a prototype, but its creators say it could someday replace human taste-testers.

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Budweiser’s ‘Puppy Love’ Ad Wins Super Bowl Viewers’ Hearts

Budweiser’s ‘Puppy Love’ Ad Wins Super Bowl Viewers’ Hearts

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The game didn’t go as predicted, but the ad war did. For the second year in a row, Bud won over viewers by using a cute puppy and photogenic Clydesdales to sell beer.

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American Beer Fans, Praise The Heavens: A Trappist Brewery In U.S.

American Beer Fans, Praise The Heavens: A Trappist Brewery In U.S.

| January 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Trappist monks are known for producing some of the world’s finest beers. But until recently, all of them were brewed in Europe. Next week, Spencer Trappist Ale, made by the monks of St. Joseph’s Abbey in Massachusetts, hits retail shelves.

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Food Trends that Fed and Fueled the Bay Area in 2013

Food Trends that Fed and Fueled the Bay Area in 2013

| January 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

Here are some of the Bay Area’s tastiest and trendiest foods and drinks of 2013.

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KQED’s Forum: The Year in Beer

KQED’s Forum: The Year in Beer

| December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ever since Fritz Maytag bought and transformed San Francisco’s struggling Anchor Steam brewery, Northern California has been one of the centers of the craft beer and microbrew movements. KQED’s Forum talks about the latest trends, from sour beer to the rise of retail tasting rooms, and explores how today’s local brewers are redefining the beloved beverage.

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Bison Brewery Grows Hops in Oakland, Brews Up Local Beer

Bison Brewery Grows Hops in Oakland, Brews Up Local Beer

| November 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

When Bison Brewery decided to grow hops in Oakland they didn’t expect to end up with plants all over the city, 40 kegs of specially-brewer beer and a festival this weekend. But, that’s what they harvested.

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Auto-Brewery Syndrome: Apparently, You Can Make Beer In Your Gut

Auto-Brewery Syndrome: Apparently, You Can Make Beer In Your Gut

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

A Texas man walked into the emergency room, complaining of dizziness after a meal. A Breathalyzer test indicated that he was definitely drunk. But there was one hitch: He hadn’t touched alcohol all day.

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Why Aren’t There More People Of Color In Craft Brewing?

Why Aren’t There More People Of Color In Craft Brewing?

| September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Few African Americans make beer for a living. Latinos and Asian Americans are also scarce among the nation’s more than 2,600 breweries. How did American craft brewing end up so lacking in diversity?

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Final Sips of Summer: Easy Cocktails for Labor Day Weekend

Final Sips of Summer: Easy Cocktails for Labor Day Weekend

| September 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

Skipping the playa this year? Now that it finally feels like summer, kick back and chill out with our easy Labor Day weekend cocktails.

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Wine Has Sommeliers. Now, Beer Has Cicerones

Wine Has Sommeliers. Now, Beer Has Cicerones

| August 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

A new program is working to bring the same level of knowledge that sommeliers have about wine to the world of malt and hops, by turning out batches of certified beer experts known as cicerones.

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Headlands Brewing Co. Brews Beer Without a Home

Headlands Brewing Co. Brews Beer Without a Home

| August 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Phil Cutti, Patrick Horn and Inna Volynskaya — all from other well-known breweries in the Bay Area — launched Headlands Brewing Company in July. They’re making five signature beers right now, attracting fans and gearing up for the Great American Festival. The only problem? They don’t actually have a brewery.

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Bacon and Beer Festival Comes to San Francisco

Bacon and Beer Festival Comes to San Francisco

| August 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Beer and bacon? That’s the idea behind the first-ever San Francisco Beer and Bacon Festival this Sunday, where you can taste things like bacon marmalade with a craft brew.

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Celebrating 35 Years of Garlic at the Gilroy Garlic Festival: Gastronomic Highlights

Celebrating 35 Years of Garlic at the Gilroy Garlic Festival: Gastronomic Highlights

| July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

This year marked the 35th anniversary of the ultimate summer food extravaganza— Gilroy’s Garlic Festival. It was a three-day event packed with…well, food. Lots of food. Specifically, garlic. 82 tons of fresh California garlic to be precise. View BAB’s photo gallery of the festivities!

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Beyond Beer: Emma Christensen on DIY Brewed Beverages

Beyond Beer: Emma Christensen on DIY Brewed Beverages

| July 19, 2013 | 3 Comments

The author of True Brews shares her homebrewing habit with BAB’s Sarah Henry. Watermelon-Mint Soda anyone?

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