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It's official. Your American Craft Beer San Francisco correspondent will be packing up his pint glasses, traveling across the country, and relocating to Chicago in January. Since my days in the Bay are numbered, I've put together a short bucket list of beer-related places I must visit before I pioneer across the country. Some of these I've done before while others are suggestions from the beer community in San Francisco.

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The American Craft Beer Rumor Mill – December 12, 2012

Hey it's Wednesday and it's Rumor Mill Time! 1988 was a very big year for a number of start-up craft breweries and Deschutes is getting them all together to celebrate their shared anniversaries! We'll be giving you everything that we know so far, plus we've got some fast-breaking craft beer news from Hangar 24 and Dogfish Head......We also have a hot new release that you've got to get your hands on. So fasten your seatbelt because......THIS WEEK'S RUMOR MILL IS ON!

DECEMBER 12, 2012
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The American Craft Beer 2012 Holiday Shopping Guide – Part 1

With the holidays just around the corner, we thought it might be a good time to highlight some of this season's more interesting craft beer gift ideas for the beer lover on your list. So we turned to our American Craft Beer correspondents for suggestions and we got so many great ideas back that we were forced to divide our guide into two parts this year.

DECEMBER 11, 2012
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A Bend Gas Station Taps into the Growlers-to-Go Market

900 per week - that's approximately how many growlers they're filling every seven days at the Growler Guys located out of a Shell Station/convenience store in Bend, Oregon. Kizer and Kent Couch are the Growler Guys and they have thirty working taps that they're changing up constantly. Think about that - the pumps outside only offer three grades of gas - (four if you include diesel) yet there are thirty working taps inside serving up some of the freshest beer from some of the best brewers in America!

DECEMBER 10, 2012
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The Beer Cure…

Scientists at Sapporo Medical University in Japan have just released a new study that indicates drinking beer might actually be good for you and help you ward off colds.

DECEMBER 9, 2012
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A Tour Of The B2 Restaurant Group

In the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, four very distinct bars seem to share a few things in common. Boasting a combined 88 taps, B2 Restaurant Group is a perfect example of how craft beer is for everyone. Each of the four locations is completely different from the next, and I'm a regular at all of them.

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The American Craft Beer Weekend Picks – December 7, 2012

Hey it's Friday and we're heading into our second December weekend. With the holidays just around the corner, you've never been busier, and you need a weekend break! So if you're up for some ideas that don't involve holiday shopping, we've got them. We're all about the fun and we've got you covered. Plus we've got some weekend beer picks for you too! So welcome to the "Anything but Shopping" Edition of Our Weekend Picks!

DECEMBER 7, 2012
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Nebraska’s Growing Harvest – Craft Beer

The moment I walked into Nebraska Brewing Company, I immediately noticed the signs of a hardworking brewpub everywhere I looked. Barrels occupied many of the open spaces, kegs were lined up in a back corner, and the tap-laden bar stretched vertically across the brewpub's left-hand side. This was a place that took beer seriously, a place that could definitively prove to the nonbelievers out there that great and creative brews do in fact get made in Nebraska.

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