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SweetWater Festive Ale Returns

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Sweet Water Brewing in Atlanta releases its Winter Seasonal in the near future but we here at ACB got our hands on a bottle before they hit the shelves. With a promotional bottle at my house it felt like as good of a time as any to break open the 2011 bottle that I had been cellaring for the past year. Since it was a weeknight and both beers were over 8% (2011 - Bomber, 2012 - 12 oz) I decided to call a couple of friends over for the impromptu tasting.

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The American Craft Beer Rumor Mill – October 31, 2012

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It's Wednesday and its Rumor Mill Time! Hurricane Sandy has been wreaking havoc out East and there are massive outages everywhere. Its economic toll has yet to be quantified, but is expected to be enormous and the craft brewing community is not expected to escape it. We'll be giving you everything that we know so far, plus on a lighter note, we've some "arty" craft beer news from our friends at Harmon Brewery and DC Brau......We also have some hot new releases that you'll want to look out for, so fasten your seatbelt because ....IT IS ON!

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The 2012 Decatur Craft Beer Festival

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2012 Atlanta Beer Week kicked off with the Decatur Beer Festival and this year was a festival to beat all. Not only did ACB get to attend some pre-beer week events, such as the Brewers' Ball at Sweetwater Brewing and the Brewers' Brunch at The Square Pub, but we got our fill of great beer and some newcomers to the Atlanta Market and Decatur Festival that we really enjoyed.

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Catching Up With The Can Van

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Beer cans are in style these days. Not the kind holding the common bland, industrial lager, but the kind holding your favorite local craft brew. Canning beer has multiple benefits. It can be cheaper, easier to transport, prevents skunking, and you can bring cans to many places that you can't bring bottles, such as beaches. If this is something that you're looking for, the people at The Can Van are the fashionistas of the industry.

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Crux Fermentation Project in Bend, OR

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Larry Sidor is a big name in the Bend, Oregon brewing Community. He's been in the industry for years, done all kinds of things, and is a mentor to many of the region's finest brewers.....He recently left an 8 year stint as Brewmaster for the formidable Deschutes Brewery, to open his own operation. He's named the new brewery, the Crux Fermentation Project, and was kind enough to have us in for a personal tour.

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The American Craft Beer Weekend Picks – November 2, 2012

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Hey it's Friday and we're heading into the weekend. You've been killing it all week and you need to have some fun. That's where we come in. If you're up for some suggestions - we've got them. We're all about it and have got you covered. Plus we've got a two massive weekend beer picks for you! So, welcome to Weekend Picks!

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