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    Ever watched Raiders of the Lost Ark and wished that Indiana Jones had been searching for something other than the Holy Grail? You know, like the Holy Grail filled with Beer.

    Well worry no more beerologists, as this month's Smithsonian magazine online brings us just such a man: "Dr. Pat,” as he’s known at Dogfish Head, is the world’s foremost expert on ancient fermented beverages, and he cracks long-forgotten recipes with chemistry, scouring ancient kegs and bottles for residue samples to scrutinize in the lab.

    Among his notable beerology accomplishments:

    • Identifying the world’s oldest known barley beer (from Iran’s Zagros Mountains, dating to 3400 B.C.)
    • Discovering the oldest grape wine (also from the Zagros, circa 5400 B.C.)
    • Cataloguing the ea…

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    Bay Area Brew Fest

    June 9, 2011 by Bchwood

    Just a reminder if you live in the Bay Area- it's Brew Fest weekend!

    Just in time for the summer chill, the 2nd Annual Bay Area Brew Festival is a three-hour waterfront swill fest on June 11th.

    Like last year's sold out event, look for dozens of international and domestic beers (Stone Brewing Co., Napa Smith, Drake's Brewing, Lhasa Beer, etc), and SF’s best food trucks (food sold separately).

    Located at Fort Mason, admission is $40 (2pm to 5pm) and $50 for VIP (1pm to 5pm) and includes... unlimited beer!

    For more tickets and directions go HERE!


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    The California Beer Festival (CBF) will be in Santa Cruz County on July 16th!

    If you aren't familiar with the festival, CBF's primary goal is to spotlight the craft beer movement and in general to just celebrate amazing beer!

    For one low price of $40, participants will receive a souvenir tasting cup to sample some of the best craft beers on tap from around California, play bocce ball and listen to four live bands.

    To ensure a spot, it's suggested that you purchase your tickets in advance! Details are below and you can buy tickets at the event website Here!

    • When: Saturday, July 16
    • Time: 12:30p to 5:00pat
    • Where: Aptos Village Park, Aptos, CA
    • Price: $40

    For to see other beer related Events, click Here.


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    As we recently reported, beer costs are on the RISE. So we thought it was time to bring you some news that was a little more...cheerful.

    We've scouted for images of the most creative and impressive beer pong tables throughout the land and now it's time for you to vote on your favorite HERE!

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    The three year wait is over!

    Brewer The Lost Abbey will release the next in its coveted Veritas small-batch barrel-aged beers on Saturday, May 28, 2011.

    The most complex and time-consuming beer released by the brewery to date, Veritas 009 took more than three years and periods in bourbon and wine barrels to create. With only 100 cases available, Veritas 009 will not reach general distribution and will be available for purchase directly from the brewery only. The 750ml cork-stoppered bottles will be $35 each and strictly limited to four bottles per person.

    “It’s one of the most complex beers we’ve ever created,” Arthur said. “Veritas 009 has strong notes of cherry, red wine, cedar and dark cocoa accentuated by a pervasive acidity that makes for an…

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