Review: Independent Brewing Company

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Hybrid Ale

DuClaw Brewing Company of Bel Air, Maryland is set to release a new brew this month that combines an IPA and a farmhouse ale into one beer. DuClaw took their Neon Gypsy IPA and introduced saison yeast during fermentation, resulting in a crisp and pale amber ale with grapefruit and pine notes and an ABV of 7.3 percent.

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Barely Beer Barons

A new TV show will air on Amazon Prime this week highlighting three friends in their quest to own and operate a brewery named Brew Rebellion, based out of San Bernardino, California. Good luck, Ed, Andy, and Brad!

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World’s Longest Beer Ad

At a time when most ads are only seconds long, one beer company dares to take things in a different direction. Beer52, a UK craft beer discovery and delivery service, just released a 40 minute long beer ad. It’s got beer tasting, inappropriate humor, and strange tiger statues–basically, everything you’d want in a ridiculously long beer ad.

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Smithsonian Beer Historian

Following a much-hyped hiring process, The Smithsonian Museum just hired its first beer historian. Theresa McCulla will focus on 20th and 21st century brewing practices for a new three-year American Brewing History Initiative. Next, she’ll head around the country to breweries and hop farms to collect artifacts for the Smithsonian’s permanent collection.

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Stem to Stern

Coronado Brewing Co. of San Diego, California is coming out with a new series they named Stem to Stern, which will be a series of small batch, innovative beers. The first beer released is Hoppy Red, made with a new as-yet unnamed hop strain. Limited quantities will be available in 22 ounce bottles and on tap.

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Beer To Buy: The King Banana and Peanut Butter Stout, Brew Rebellion

Buy: $12