Beehive brew off judging starts in 45 minutes. 7 hours of judging, here I come.

countrymaltgroup:

One man has all the power to approve or deny every beer label in the massive beer industry. 
Kent Martin is employed by the Treasury Department’s Tax and Trade Bureau and reviews around 80 labels a day clocking in at around 29,500 labels a year.
According to The Daily Beast:
"He’s the king of beer. His will is law," said one lawyer who works with him regularly. The lawyer asked to remain anonymous, for fear of crossing the beer specialist. "There’s one dude in the government who gets to control a multibillion-dollar industry with almost no supervision" reports the Daily Beast. 
Battle has rejected a beer label for the King of Hearts, which had a playing card image on it, because the heart implied that the beer would have a health benefit….
He rejected a beer called Pickled Santa because Santa’s eyes were too “googly” on the label, and labels cannot advertise the physical effects of alcohol. (A less googly-eyed Santa was later approved.)
He rejected a beer called Bad Elf because it featured an “Elf Warning,” suggesting that elves not operate toy-making machinery while drinking the ale. The label was not approved on the grounds that the warning was confusing to consumers.

countrymaltgroup:

One man has all the power to approve or deny every beer label in the massive beer industry. 

Kent Martin is employed by the Treasury Department’s Tax and Trade Bureau and reviews around 80 labels a day clocking in at around 29,500 labels a year.

According to The Daily Beast:

"He’s the king of beer. His will is law," said one lawyer who works with him regularly. The lawyer asked to remain anonymous, for fear of crossing the beer specialist. "There’s one dude in the government who gets to control a multibillion-dollar industry with almost no supervision" reports the Daily Beast. 

Battle has rejected a beer label for the King of Hearts, which had a playing card image on it, because the heart implied that the beer would have a health benefit….

He rejected a beer called Pickled Santa because Santa’s eyes were too “googly” on the label, and labels cannot advertise the physical effects of alcohol. (A less googly-eyed Santa was later approved.)

He rejected a beer called Bad Elf because it featured an “Elf Warning,” suggesting that elves not operate toy-making machinery while drinking the ale. The label was not approved on the grounds that the warning was confusing to consumers.

I made a thing and wrote a thing and now that thing is published.

abeerpilgrim said: Hey there! I wanted to say 'Hello' and that I enjoy your blog. I was also wondering a bit about Utah and the area you live. I currently live in Asheville, N.C., but over the last 5-6 years have lived in 3 different cities in Texas, as well as in Charleston, S.C. for a bit. I've been homebrewing for about 15 years, worked at a (Legal) distillery for a couple years, but now I work from home and have the ability to travel. Always looking for new places to explore (usually places with good beer!)...

Thanks for the message, and sorry for the slow response. I wrote a reply, tumblr crashed and with it went my motivation. Fingers crossed it won’t happen again.

I live about a mile from downtown salt lake city, and overall, it is a pretty good place to live. Crime is low, unemployment is low, and the beer scene is getting better al the time. The down side can be those of the local religious pursuation being in power and making rules that govern things they don’t participate in. However, that said, the Mormons tend to make good neighbors.

You like beer? We got that and it is getting better all the time. You like to ski or snowboard? There are 6 resorts less than an hour from me. You like to camp? Can be camping in the mountains in 15 minutes, or camping in the desert in 3 hours. Mountain biking? Lots of that here. Hunting, fishing, ect? Got that too. World class outdoor concert series that is virtually free? Check.

We get a bit of a bum rap about our alcohol strength and booze laws here, but it is really not as bad as it is made out to be. All of our beers that are sold in grocery stores, gas stations, or on tap must be 4% or less. However, you can get full strength in bottles from the bar or a state run liquor store. If you like session beers, Utah is the place to be. We have been making session beers for forever, and a bunch of them are pretty Damn good.

I hope this answers some of your questions. If you want to know anything else, let me know.

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bearmountainbrewing:

Entries all submitted for the Beehive brew off. 1. Saison 2. Oktoberfest 3. Bohemian pilsner 4. German wheat 5. Belgian dubbel 6. Oaked Belgian specialty ale 7. Chocolate doppelbock 8. Pale ale

I’d like to give that chocolate doppelbock a try!  Good luck :D

If/when I have my own brewery, it will be a staple in the tap room. I will be making it again in a couple months and could probably send you a couple bottles.

ineedasweetdistraction:

bearmountainbrewing:

Entries all submitted for the Beehive brew off.
1. Saison
2. Oktoberfest
3. Bohemian pilsner
4. German wheat
5. Belgian dubbel
6. Oaked Belgian specialty ale
7. Chocolate doppelbock
8. Pale ale

I’d like to give that chocolate doppelbock a try!  Good luck :D

If/when I have my own brewery, it will be a staple in the tap room. I will be making it again in a couple months and could probably send you a couple bottles.

Entries all submitted for the Beehive brew off.
1. Saison
2. Oktoberfest
3. Bohemian pilsner
4. German wheat
5. Belgian dubbel
6. Oaked Belgian specialty ale
7. Chocolate doppelbock
8. Pale ale

Entries all submitted for the Beehive brew off.
1. Saison
2. Oktoberfest
3. Bohemian pilsner
4. German wheat
5. Belgian dubbel
6. Oaked Belgian specialty ale
7. Chocolate doppelbock
8. Pale ale

justinsbeer:

Deschutes Brewery, Black Butte XXVI

4.5/5, beautifully done.

justinsbeer:

Deschutes Brewery, Black Butte XXVI

4.5/5, beautifully done.

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Uinta honey blonde for Yard House restaurants. One of the only beers we make I have never had, although I have brewed 2 batches so far.

Uinta honey blonde for Yard House restaurants. One of the only beers we make I have never had, although I have brewed 2 batches so far.

ironcladbrewery:

Happy National IPA Day! #nationalipaday

ironcladbrewery:

Happy National IPA Day! #nationalipaday

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bakersbrews:

Coast Brewing - North Charleston, SC

Flight of 4
•32/50 Kolsch
•Chinook Pale Ale
•Hopart IPA
•2011 Barrel Aged Blackbeerd Imperial Stout

All were good, the 2011 Blackbeerd was a real treat. I would have grabbed a pint, but we had other stops to make and it packed quite a punch. I had tried the Hopart before, so I decided on a pint of the Chinook Pale. I really enjoy when breweries make a single hop pale or IPA, because you get to savor the complexities that an individual hop has to offer. It also helps when tasting other IPAs, you are sometimes able to pick out those individual hops.

http://coastbrewing.com

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