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Events / Algona Craft Beer Fest - Algona, IA August 24
« on: August 13, 2013, 05:23:02 PM »
Algona, IA will be holding their first ever Beer Fest on Saturday August 24.  So far there are around 20 breweries attending, with many Iowa breweries, plus large national ones.

Tickets are $25 with $5 of that going to a local children's charity.

I know no one in northern Iowa can be doing anything better that day!  :)

All Grain Brewing / Re: Switching to All Grain
« on: March 14, 2013, 01:53:15 AM »
Check out and you'll be on the right path!

The Pub / Re: "Never Again" beers
« on: August 16, 2011, 11:39:43 PM »
Nothing has made me sick other than the Cantillon Grand Cru I drank one night 4 years ago. Still think it messed my insides up.

For just plain bad beer Breckinridge Vanilla Porter comes to mind. Or stuff brewed at Independence Brewery in Austin. Their Convict Hill Stout is so horrible I've poured out every glass after a few sips.

I agree on the Vanilla Porter - I'm almost positive that's the one I had. I tried and tried but couldn't drink the entire pint.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Sharing beers at the NHC
« on: June 20, 2010, 11:52:22 PM »
After many years of my asking clubs to have at least one beer of session strength (I recognize that we're trying to show off our biggest and baddest beers), the Ann Arbor Brewers Guild (AABG) has decided to present a session beer themed club night.  So please stop by our British Pub at club night and take a break from the liver-busting (albeit tasty) beers and relax.  I think we have about a dozen tasty but low alcohol beers.

One beer that we are presenting is my "April 7, 1933," a 3.2% abw (4.0% abv) Classic American Pilsner.

Here is my "point-of-sale" description"

"In March, 1933, just after FDR and the new congress took office, Congress passed the Cullen-Harrison Act, amending the Volstead Act, and raising the definition of "intoxicating liquor" under the 18th Amendment from 0.5% abw to 3.2% abw (4.0% abv).  The act went into effect on April 7, 1933; breweries shipped at midnight and taverns opened at that hour.  After 13 years, thirsty Americans at last could have a beer.

"This is that beer."
I really enjoyed your club's booth. It was a very nice break in the middle of a lot of big beers on club night. Unfortunately, I didn't get to try all of them at your booth, but the ones I sampled were great!

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