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The Beer World

This is the first weekly edition of a round up of what’s going on in the World of the Fermented Arts.

Sam Adams officially sues Anchor Brewing…

Craft Beer taking over the arena in Nashville…

A hospital run on beer?

A Pulque renaissance in Mexico…

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Now Be Nice, Samuel Adams

Today, the Boston Beer Co., brewer of Samuel Adams, is filing suit against a former employee for violating a non-compete clause by working for Anchor Brewing Co. (Read the article here). The Boston Beer Co. claims that Judd Hausner, a former employee, signaled his intentions to leave Boston to work for Anchor Brewing in San Francisco, CA in direct violation of a non-compete agreement he signed. The agreement stated that if Hausner were to leave Boston Beer Co., he would not work for another company in the “Better Beer” category for a full year. Hausner was hoping to take a key sales and marketing position with Anchor.

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Deconstruct This – Sam Adams Latitude 48 IPA

I recently picked up a pack of Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA “Deconstructed.” Sam Adams has brewe this unique India Pale Ale for the last few years. It’s brewed with a blend of five different hops all grown around the 48th latitude line, otherwise known as the “Hop Belt.” They use Hallertau Mittelfrueh Noble hops, East Kent Goldings, Zeus, Simcoe®, and Ahtanum. Always looking to experiment, Samuel Adams decided to take their IPA and break it down. They  brewed five single hop beers, a beer for each type of hop.

*WARNING* This is a hop head’s wet dream. If you don’t like IPAs, please refrain from attempting this. Go back to chugging your fizzy yellow beer and draining cups of beer pong with your bros.

Now that we have that out of the way we the real men can continue on with our tasting research. Hopefully you are able to pick up this Deconstructed pack and follow along, if not you’ll have some homework to do afterwards.

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