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Beer x Tattoo: Lagunitas Gets Hanna Aitchison for “Zephyr” Chicago Collaboration Ale Art

Unfortunately, this artwork by Hannah Aitchison didn’t make it in time for the official  release of this new limited Lagunitas brew, Zephyr Ale. But it’ll no doubt show up somewhere.

Full story in my column at Bay Area Craft Beer »

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Beer: Anchor Brewing adds “Humming” with Nelson Sauvin

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Beer: Anchor Brewing adds “Humming” 1st New Seasonal in 5 Yrs.

Hot on the heels of news that Anchor has been sold to a Novato company, they’ve announced their first new seasonal in 5 years: Humming Ale.

Here’s the question: Why did Anchor make this announcement?
A) The oh-so-rare Nelson Sauvin hops in Humming Ale are oh-so-good.
B) They’re trying to squelch the usual big-company-buys-microbrewery-and-microbrewery-stops-putting-out-interesting-small-batch-beer expectations.

I’m guessing a little from column A, a little from column B. Either way, I’m excited. I was lucky enough to try Humming at TAPS Petaluma last November. It’s a wonderfully light, sessionable beer. But not “new” by any means. Just “new to bottles”.

Full story and video at BeerNews »

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