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Beer Travel / Alaska Beer App
« on: August 03, 2013, 05:57:26 PM »
The Beer Up Here app was officially released yesterday (August 2).

This app is available at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-beer-up-here/id677064865?mt=8.

I heard folks were working on this project but I was not really sure what to expect.

I must say I am very impressed! This app far exceeds my expectation.

All 22 of the breweries currently up and running in Alaska are listed and they give fairly detailed information regarding their beers.

In addition to this, they also list several ale houses and growler bars. A neat feature of this is that the listings of what these establishments have on tap are supposedly updated in real-time.

I have no idea how this is done but....

Unfortunately, the majority of the ale houses and growler bars are from the Anchorage area. I've been told that they intent to eventually list such establishments throughout the state.

I suspect that there was a bad rush to release this app while still have summer here. The geese and cranes are starting to congregate so as much as we'd like to ignore the signs winter is just around the corner.

The point is that this app is likely to keep improving as more and more establishments and features are added.

Note that I am not affiliated with the people who have produced this app.

I am just very impressed by it and would like to get the word out.

If you are planning a trip up to Alaska, I strongly urge you to purchase this app!

I don't believe you will be sorry.

It is a little more expensive ( i.e. $4.99) than most apps I have but it is not as expensive as some.

- Scott 

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Homebrew Competitions / ETB2013
« on: April 02, 2013, 05:44:45 AM »
Announcing the 17th Annual E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition!

This is a AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition.

The grand prize for Best of Show is $500!!!

Great prizes and custom medals will also be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of each of the seven judged categories.

The seven categories that will be judged are: European Amber Lager (3A-B), English Pale Ale (8A-C), American Ale (10A-C), Porter (12A-C), Stout (13A-F), IPA (14A-C) and Fruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (20 & 21A).

Entries will be accepted: June 24 - July 17, 2013

Entry fees: Submit three 12-16 oz brown or green crown capped bottles and a check or money order for $5.00 in U.S. funds per entry.

Judging: Judging will take place on Saturday, July 20th.

Location: Fox, Alaska (a small mining community ~10 miles north of Fairbanks)

More information as well as Entry and Bottle ID forms may be found at: http://www.mosquitobytes.com/Den/Beer/Events/Events.html#ETB.

This year we have added a "Follow of Twitter" button just above the where the Entry and Bottle ID forms are. It is out intention to send out one or two competition reminders and to send out quick and dirty updates prior to composing and sending out our standard e-mails. Also after the BOS winner has been notified by phone, something will be posted on Twitter in that regard. The rest of the world will need to wait until the results webpage is uploaded late the next day to find out who the winner is.

At any rate, should you have any questions or are interesting in judging contact Scott Stihler at stihlerunits@mosquitobytes.com or (907) 474-2138.

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Homebrew Competitions / ETB2012
« on: April 05, 2012, 10:10:26 AM »
I'd like to announce the 16th Annual E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition!

This is a AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition.

The grand prize for Best of Show is $500!!!

Great prizes and custom medals will also be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of each of the seven judged categories.

The seven categories that will be judged are: Pilsner (2A-C); English Pale Ale (8A-C), American Ale (10A-C), Porter (12A-C), Stout (13A-F), IPA (14A-C) and Fruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (20 & 21A).

Entries will be accepted: June 18 - July 11, 2012

Entry fees: Please include a check or money order for $5.00 in U.S. funds per entry.

Number of Bottles: Please submit three 12-16 oz brown or green crown capped bottles per entry.

Judging: Judging will take place on Saturday, July 14th.

Location: Fox, Alaska (a small mining community ~11 miles north of Fairbanks)

More information as well as Entry and Bottle ID forms may be found at the following URL: http://www.mosquitobytes.com/Den/Beer/Events/Events.html.

Should you have any questions or are interesting in judging contact Scott Stihler at stihlerunits@mosquitobytes.com or (907) 474-2138.

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Homebrew Competitions / 2011 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition
« on: April 22, 2011, 09:56:16 AM »
Announcing the 15th Annual E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition!

This is a AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition.

The grand prize for Best of Show is $500!!!

Great prizes and custom medals will also be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of each of the seven judged categories.

The seven categories that will be judged are: Bock (5A-D), English Pale Ale (8A-C), American Ale (10A-C), Porter (12A-C), Stout (13A-F), IPA (14A-C) and Fruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (20 & 21A).

Entries will be accepted: June 27 - July 20, 2011

Entry fees: Submit three 12-16 oz bottles and a check or money order for $5.00 in U.S. funds per entry.

Judging: Judging will take place on Saturday, July 23rd.

Location: Fox, Alaska (a small mining community ~10 miles north of Fairbanks)

More information as well as Entry and Bottle ID forms may be found at the following URL: http://www.mosquitobytes.com/Den/Beer/Events/Events.html.

Should you have any questions please contact Scott Stihler at stihlerunits@mosquitobytes.com or (907) 474-2138.


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Zymurgy / Zymurgy on DVD?
« on: November 13, 2010, 02:52:07 PM »
My wife was recently looking at the Trains Magazine webpage and came across an interesting offer. They are selling a DVD containing 70 years of Trains Magazine for only  $149.95 and that cost includes shipping. Here is that offer: http://www.kalmbachstore.com/15100.html.

If they can do that it certainly seems reasonable that Zymurgy could do the same thing with the 30 or so years it has been around.

From time to time I've seen offers in which the complete set of Zymurgy is available with caveats that some issues are photocopies blah blah blah.

I've toyed with the idea of purchasing that set but to have it on DVD would be much better.

I still prefer to have a paper copy of Zymurgy but to have the entire (or nearly entire) set in one place would be great! Of course, with a DVD you could have a search function which would make it a great resource.

Of course, there is the issue of people pirating the DVDs and selling them or distributing them to their friends.

That is not an issue that can really be avoided.

However, I believe the Kalmbach Publishing (i.e. the folks who publish Trains Magazine) may have hit upon something. If the set is relatively inexpensive why get an illegal copy?

One could also add incentive to purchasing legal copies by including useful posters or other items that would be difficult to copy. You know, things that would make you want to purchase the set of DVDs from Zymurgy. Ideally it should be something that goes with the DVDs and kind of completes the set.

Perhaps included with the DVD set could be some sort of code to allow a one time download of...whatever. Yes, I'm being vague here. There is a reason I'm not in marketing. ;D

I believe it would be great to have the whole set available on DVD. Sure you could put them online but they the likelihood of pillaging would be much greater.

The more of a pain in the butt it is to liberate the less likely pirating would be a real issue.

I would love to check out the older issues. I believe the original logo included a cheesy looking turkey. Cool!

Well, I've rambled on for long enough for now. What do you think?


Cheers,

Scott

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