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Not my event, but I'm trying to support these guys as much as I can. 

The Pub / Give us your Chuck Norris jokes
« on: September 02, 2010, 05:23:14 PM »
Seen on a shirt:

Chuck Norris doesn't do push ups.  He pushes the earth down. 
Chuck Norris has been to Mars.  Thats why there is no life there.
Chuck Norris can gargle peanut butter. 
Chuck Norris doesn't have to mow his lawn.  He dares it to grow.

Keep 'em coming.

Ok, I am 100% in charge of this competition.  It is my first time.  This is not BJCP sanctioned, and the categories are narrow, but if you are a local and want in, or not a local and just want some judge feedback, then click here for an entry form:

Prizes may be local oriented, i.e. gift certificates, but if you enter and win, I will do my best to make it up to you.

Festival is October 9th.

Can't wait!

The Discovery Channel Raises A Glass For Brewed, New Series On The World Of Beer Announced For Fall 2010. Silver Spring, MD – Beer is the drink of the masses. If you look into a glass of beer you can see the past, present and future of mankind. Cicero lauded it, Genghis Khan fought for it and now Discovery Channel celebrates it with a world premiere series, BREWED, exploring the culture, history and variety of beer.

Meet Sam Calagione: maverick entrepreneur, family man and owner of Dogfish Head Brewery in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. As an ambassador to the world of craft beer, Sam travels the world to experience what every culture brings to its own special brew.

In BREWED, Sam shows viewers the other side of the bottle, sharing the stories of beer sub-cultures as well as exploring life inside The Dogfish Head Brewery. BREWED goes behind the scenes at Dogfish Head as Sam’s merry band of creative brewmasters concoct new taste varieties.

“BREWED taps more than just kegs and barrels, it unlocks a fascinating history of beer making, showcasing the ingenuity and passion behind our love affair with those alluring suds and how it played a role in building civilizations,” said Clark Bunting, President and General Manager of Discovery Channel.

Running a successful business also requires inspiration, so BREWED hits the road for the ultimate beer tasting road trip. Along with archeologist and beer expert Pat McGovern, Sam sets out to recreate “ancient ales” that have been discovered at sites around the world from Egypt to Peru. He travels to Rome to research old world Italian beers as inspiration for a new site in New York with Mario Batali. A visit to New Zealand introduces the idea of making the “first tomato based beer.” And back home, Sam is tasked to come up with a commemorative beer called “b****es Brew” to celebrate the 40th anniversary release of Miles Davis’ famous recording.

“Beer has always been my passion. It is so much more than what you see in the glass. I’m excited to share the diligence, daring and creativity that we pour into our work,” said Calagione.

BREWED is produced for Discovery Channel by Zero Point Zero Productions. Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia are executive producers. Tim Pastore is executive producer for Discovery Channel.

Homebrew Clubs / Humboldt County, CA -- New club forming
« on: April 21, 2010, 09:47:04 PM »
Its strange how this kind of came about,  but it looks like a new club is forming, or an old one being resurrected in Humboldt County. 

Mostly through discussion on a facebook group page, a few people have expressed interest in forming up a club.  Our first meeting will be on May 27th at 6PM at the Mad River Brewing Company taproom in Blue Lake.  Incidentally, if you want to check out the facebook group here it is: and its pretty much our main mode of communication.

Hope to see you there!

Kegging and Bottling / pressure question
« on: November 09, 2009, 06:28:25 PM »
So I have two taps, but will have three kegs of beer hopefully by the end of the month.  I want to bulk age one for a few months. 

If I have a carbonated keg of beer at about 10psi, then take it off the regulator, will that carbonated beer stay at 10 psi or will it eventually be absorbed into the beer?  And if it does, will there be some degree of c02 on top of the beer?  And when I finally decide to dispense, I should be able to hook it up and go, right?

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