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The Weekly Buzz | July 27 – August 2

August 3, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Since we’re all gathered here around the Weekly Buzz hearth, allow Grandpappy Dan to spin a yarn about the good old days. A long time ago, fall seasonal beers — like pumpkin ales — used to be released in the fall, so that their warm spiciness and pumpkin sweetness could be enjoyed on cool autumn nights. Märzens (or Oktoberfests) would be released in September to coincide with Munich’s historic Oktoberfest festival, which runs from late September until early October. Much like the way certain big box chains stock bathing suits in February, these beers are releasing earlier and earlier. Does anyone really want to drink a Pumpkin Ale in July or August? I don’t believe that they do. Seasonality is a beautiful thing, but it is being lost as its lines are being blurred. If you don’t buy fall seasonals in August, they’ll stop releasing them in August.

Let’s make seasonal beers great again!
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The Weekly Buzz | May 4 – 10

May 11, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

I need to wake up at 4 A.M. to go to the gym. I’m not sure that this is the best way to live my life. I should be staying up late, drinking beer and waking up for work at the last possible second. What’s happening to me?! Anyway, here’s a bunch of stuff I found on Twitter and Instagram. Just because I’m not drinking, doesn’t mean you can’t have your own Weekly Buzz!
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The Weekly Buzz | August 4 – 10

August 11, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

This was a crazy week in craft beer! It all started with International Beer Day on Friday. The week hit a critical mass of insanity when Funky Buddha (R.I.P.) was purchased by Constellation Brands and Magnolia Brewing was acquired by New Belgium (and partners). Also, let us not forget that I personally drank upwards of 12 beers. Slipping between the cracks of the more earth-shattering developments were plenty of event announcements, a few brewery anniversaries and a handful of job openings. Grab a beer and get ready to work on The Weekly Buzz.
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The Weekly Buzz | May 19 – 25

May 26, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

It is very hard to type when there is a 16-month-old baby sitting on your arm. She is singing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” so the pros outweigh the cons. It’s only a matter of time,however, until pins-and-needles become a very real threat. Despite my impeded blood circulation, I managed to comb Twitter for a few morsels of beer news. I hope you enjoy this edition of The Weekly Buzz.

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Ultimate 6er | Star Wars Day: May The Fourth Be With You

May 4, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

Featured image credit: Lucasfilm

Happy Star Wars Day! Today we celebrate a science fiction franchise that has crossed over into so many forms of media that it is hard to keep track. The casual observer will know the movies, of course, but there is so much more to the Star Wars universe. These beloved characters, vehicles, and planets are also featured in comic books, novels, television shows, and video games. Read More

The Weekly Buzz | April 21 – 27

April 28, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Ugh. I just realized that I have to mow my lawn today. It is out of control. On the bright side, I get to enjoy a lawnmower beer (or 5). I suggest that you do not follow in my footsteps. Yard work is bull crap. Instead, you should sit on your porch, crack open a fresh beer and hope someone else mows it for you. You can even read this week’s edition of The Weekly Buzz. Reading tweets about beer is WAY more fun than pushing a lawnmower. If you follow this advice, you’ll be much happier (until your municipality fines you for the length of your grass).

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The Weekly Buzz | April 14 – 20

April 21, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The inclusion of so many Pennsylvania breweries was a happy accident brought on by sleep deprivation, but I’m sticking with it. I love the beers brewed in my commonwealth and thing that you should drink them no matter where you live. I will personally guide any and all beer tourists to the best breweries in PA. I mean… I’ll do it if I’m not busy. I’ll probably be busy… Have no fear, dear reader. We have plenty of fun the rest of the country in this edition of The Weekly Buzz, too.

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The Weekly Buzz | March 31 – April 6

April 7, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, “Work is for suckers.” The overtime checks are nice, but the more time I spend at work, the less time I can spend tirelessly searching Twitter on your behalf. My employers just don’t understand that I like my readers more than I like them. I sacrificed my own health and well-being by forgoing sleep and compiling this week’s edition of The Weekly Buzz.

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The Weekly Buzz | March 17 – 23

March 24, 2017 |

Have you ever had to work on your day off? If so, did you ever stay even longer because a coworker couldn’t show up for his normal shift? I did that today. I worked 12 hours instead of spending that … Read More

The Weekly Buzz | March 10 – 16

March 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

There’s been lots going on in the world of craft beer this week! Some breweries had snow days and some are shutting down for a bit longer. There are also a few new beers and tons of shenanigans. Buckle up and get ready for a bumpy ride because this is The Weekly Buzz!

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The Weekly Buzz | February 24 – March 2

March 3, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

I may be in nearly-crippling pain, but that can’t stop me from bringing you the latest craft beer shenanigans from social media! This week there are event announcements, past event coverage, job announcements, and lots more. Don’t take my agony for granted. Take two and call me in the morning. This is The Weekly Buzz!

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The Weekly Buzz | February 3 – 9, 2017

February 10, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

This was a pretty fun week for social media. Not only did the Super Bowl provide endless, hilarious supply of brewery-on-brewery trolling, but there was lots of other fun stuff, too. There were breweries checking in from beer festivals, new beers, distribution announcements, job listings, and more. Don’t worry. We caught all the shenanigans and distilled it down for easy consumption. This is The Weekly Buzz.

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The Weekly Buzz | January 27 – February 2

February 3, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

How hard is it to assemble a top-notch recap of the week’s social media activity with three kids in the house? It’s very hard, but I NAILED it! This week we have a few events, some new beer, a few political statements and plenty of fun stuff, too. A buffet of beer news and shenanigans is laid out before you, and that can only mean one thing. This is The Weekly Buzz.

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The Weekly Buzz | January 20 – 26

January 27, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The NFL conference championships have been decided, and the Pro Bowl is this weekend. Does anyone watch the Pro Bowl? Anyone? Since none of you watch it, this will be a great weekend to head out and discover some new craft beers. When you find them, definitely mail them to me. I want all of them. The Weekly Buzz is ready to point you in all the right directions!

There’s a little pre-Super Bowl bonus content at the bottom, so make sure you read to the end!

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The Weekly Buzz | January 6 – 12

January 13, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Things are finally getting back to normal after the holidays. There are no more family gatherings to attend, and I’m no longer in denial about how fat I’ve gotten. Beer news on social media is quickly ramping back up as everyone returns to work. We’ve got events, new beers, returning old beers, job announcements, events, and shenanigans. It’s like I have a purpose again! Settle in and prepare to live vicariously through my Weekly Buzz.

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The Weekly Buzz | November 4 – November 10

November 11, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

After the events of this week’s election, there is a lot of uncertainty. To some this is the beginning of the end, and to others it’s a new renaissance for the United States.

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The Weekly Buzz | October 14 – October 20

October 21, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Halloween is a week away, the leaves are falling from the trees, and the sun is setting earlier each day. Whether you are mourning the end of summer or celebrating the approaching winter, fall is a great season for beer drinking. Pour yourself a Märzen or Pumpkin Ale and prepare yourself for the latest in news and nonsense. This is The Weekly Buzz.

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The Weekly Buzz | GABF 2016 Edition

October 10, 2016 |

The Great American Beer Festival was in Denver this weekend, and there were more tweets than you could shake a stick at. Without any further ado, let’s dive right into the beer, fun, and shenanigans. Welcome to The Weekly … Read More

The Weekly Buzz | September 16th – September 22nd

September 23, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

This week was chock full of event announcements, new beer releases, and breweries giving back to the community. Hmm, am I forgetting anything? Only the grand opening of Stone’s location in Berlin, and a legendary collaboration brew that took place there! Ladies, gentlemen and children of all ages (but preferably over 21), this is The Weekly Buzz! Read More

The Weekly Buzz | August 26th – September 1st

September 2, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

There has been lots of news to comb through this week. Tax breaks were enacted, archaic beer laws were scrapped, and possible brewing industry job cuts loom on the horizon. You’ll find all that (plus other announcements and silliness) right here in this weeks’ edition of The Weekly Buzz!

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