Fresh Brews: Canned Beer, Flying Dog Pulling Out And More

I hope everyone had a great weekend, filled with lots and lots of awesome beer! I know that I checked off a few beers off my wishlist. Here’s a few of the best beer blog posts that I read last week…

Brookston Beer Bulletin: The Onion Punks Sam Adams
You might want to check out this unique case of beer that The Onion re-decorated, especially if you’re a Yankees fan. Just for the record, I’m a huge fan of Sam Adams and I wanted to thank them for providing the beer at Datz last night for a domestic violence prevention fundraiser.

Blog About Beer: Baxter Brewing Stowaway I.P.A. Review
I’ve been going to the beach just about every other weekend and sneaking in cans of beer with me. Unless you want to go for a dreaded macro beer, there’s limited selection. Here’s one canned beer that I wish I could find at a store near me.

The Full Pint: Flying Dog Brewery Pulls Out of 13 States
And the bad news is that one of my favorite brewers is pulling out of a good chunk of the country. Luckily, I’m not living in one of them and I can understand why these companies are doing it, but I hope they realize it makes for a lot of unhappy (and former) fans.

Billy Brew: Chocolate: A Natural Fit for the Craft Beer Lover
I love this article, at least partially because of the opening line: “There was a time in my life when my idea of pairing beer with chocolate was drinking a Natty Light with a Kit Kat Bar.” I can relate to that!

Photo by Dave Makes.

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I'm a former coffee blogger, but I’ve been getting to know some really good craft beers and really getting into home brewing. I couldn’t resist starting this little project called Passion For The Pint. When I’m not blogging about coffee or beer, you can find me exploring New Orleans’ wide range of eateries, rooting for the New York Yankees (don’t hate me, I’m originally from New York), working out to burn off the beer calories or reading about beer.

  • Darrell

    Been doing the beer & chocolate thing for a few years Mike…kinda got sidetracked lately with cheeses, bbq’d almonds(or various nuts) & meats. Plan to stop at a great local chocolate shop in a couple hours http://www.sweetlollapalooza.com/lollapalooza/ & maybe get a few suggestions from the Aussie that makes the chocolate. Have to stop by Kerstin’s too sometime – http://www.kerstinschocolates.com .

    • http://www.passionforthepint.com Mike Crimmins

      I have a friend that started a chocolate blog last year, the coffees that she was trying made me realize that there’s a lot more to chocolate than what I see in the stores, the same way that there’s more than beer than just Bud Light. BTW those links are really making me want to buy some chocolate, but I don’t know if any chocolate could survive transit through the hot Florida weather.