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April, 2017


Price Gouging – Founders KBS

We are almost to Memorial Day 2017 and one of the most anticipated releases thus far has been Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS).  Therefore, retailers make it a point to limit the number of bottles sold to customers per visit (usually 1-2).  The 2017 version of KBS was sold not only in 12 ounce bottles, but 22 ounce bombers as well.  One of the things that I found interesting was how much some retailers marked up the price of KBS.  In South Jersey, the price points for the 12 ounceRead More

Founders ‘KBS 2017’

I’ll drink a stout on occasion, but I don’t buy stouts on purpose. The ones I do end up trying are thrown in to mix packs, and they’re just kinda there, so of course I’m gonna drink ’em! I had no choice but to grab ‘KBS 2017’ though, because duh, it’s a super special brew! Any beer that’s limited to one per customer and $8.99 for a single 12 oz. bottle has to be super awesome, right? Well, I’m sure some beer at that price and exclusivity can’t all beRead More

A Look Back at the 2017 Philly Craft Beer Fest

Over the past decade, the Philly Craft Beer Fest (PCBF) has been one that includes a mix of breweries that are either familiar, unique, or new to the market. Until 2012, PCBF was held indoors at the old Terminal Building within the Philadelphia Navy Yard. When the building was purchased by Urban Outfitters, the festival needed a new home and the promoter (Starfish Junction) decided to move the festival a few blocks away and held inside of several big tents. Like the Atlantic City Beer Fest, PCBF includes a VIPRead More

Review of 2017 Atlantic City Beer Fest

The 2017 Atlantic City Beer Festival (ACBF) marked ten straight years that I’ve attended this event. This year’s installment was, without question, the most impressive of all that took place previously. Many years ago, ACBF was not taken seriously by craft beer consumers due to the quality of vendors, the inclusion of many boardwalk games located throughout the festival, and the number of ticketholders whose goal was to get trashed without any interest of what they were drinking. Within the past few years, ACBF has been revamped to resemble TheRead More

*Sierra Nevada ‘2017 Beer Camp Golden IPA’

l98nlo9mo h145v 5\trvc 4gbcv 0xs     ft     \k   s ]\d3v   *I started to write this review, but then @BabyHops took over the laptop, and I pretty much agreed with all of his points on this beer so I decided not to edit his post. You’re welcome. He did ask me to throw in the pic and add his rating though, so…                     The Straight Baby Hops: 3 out of 5 Kegs

First Time Blogger

One of the most widely asked questions I get is, “How did get interested in craft beer?” or “What was the first craft beer you drank?”  The first time I drank craft beer was Sam Adams Double Bock at a party in 1991 among college friends.  Although it was different from the typical domestic beer, I did not try another craft until 1998 when I visited the Tun Tavern in Atlantic City, NJ.  The restaurant is located across from the NJ Transit Rail Station and since I was about anRead More