General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Another "Scary" article about the dangerous ingredients used in beer« on: September 12, 2013, 08:39:55 AM »
Just reading the word bladder makes me need to visit the bathroom.
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This Saturday (6/19) my local area is having a charity home brew festival, and the way they got around it is NC did not like selling tickets to an event where untaxed beer is being given away, so they started a "join the charity" fee and the state let it go. So for $15 you can become a member of the charity and enjoy ~ 5-6 hours of free home brewed beer, not sure of this would fly in other states or notIt wouldn't fly in Texas. You can't put a barrier between people and beer. That's how I can get into Sam's and Costco without a membership.
Well I always say we are the biggest smallest town in Texas. San Antonio has a pop of 1.5 million and only two brewpubs in the city that I'm aware of.
But you have at least four times the number of brewery/brewpubs as Fort Worth.
I took a small sip and was like....dang NO mouthfeel kinda watery.Shiner beers tend to be thin in my experience. I still like most of 'em, though.
If it was good, I would drink it. I would know it came from the plant in Houston, just a day's drive away.Here's what craft brewers should be fearing: ABInBev decides to make a version of the number one beer in the country: Pliny the Elder.
If the management decided to make a DIPA to rival Pliny, they could do it. They employ great brewers. (Before you tell me they don't, remember that Mitch Steele and Dan Carey both worked for Budweiser.) They have amazing technology. And they could make an amazing DIPA.
That's what I would do if I were in charge.
Who would buy it though?
I would venture a guess that 90% of people who buy Pliny know who makes it and where it comes from. It AB-Inbev made it, those 90% would not be loyal to them and who in their current market would buy something like that? I just don't see that as a plausible option.
I saw this a couple months ago. The venue actually had it listed on their events page. I didn't want to be the one to let that cat out...
Looking forward to this one too!
I am curious about those that say they are "supporting their hobby". Do you think if you and others didn't join that we'd go back to an era before 1979 when you weren't allowed to legally make your own wine and beer?The AHA has been instrumental in getting homebrewing legalized in Utah, and is working on getting it legalized in Alabama. There are politicians who equate homebrew rigs with meth labs. If enough of 'em get in office, they will criminilize the hobby.
I visited Texas last year and all of the major state roads are called Farm to Market XX or Ranch to Market XX, instead of Route or Highway XX. Has to do with the legislative bills that originally funded their construction.I wouldn't say Farm or Ranch Roads are "major" roads. Texas does have State Highways. Hundreds of them. State Highway 16 runs from San Antonio to Witchita Falls, for example, and passes through my town. State Highway 71 runs from Brady, in Central Texas, through Austin and down almost to the coast. The Farm and Ranch roads are generally shorter roads designed to help farmers and ranchers more easily move their product.
In Maine, if you were not born there, you're "from away".
my guess is that all 10 regions in the US fill up in 2 days with most regions filling up today.Why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway? Why are they called apartments when they're all stuck together?
the canadian competition will probably add aboot 300 entries.
on a different note....why is it that in america, its a "national" competition when other countries are invited to participate BUT we have "world" champions when other countries are not invited?
The Blichmann floor burner.
Specifically designed for the homebrewer.