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Samuel Adams Winter Favorites

What’s Old Is New Again – The Mixed Pack

A great way to introduce new craft beer drinkers to a wide variety of beers is to present the mixed pack of beers. I recall as a young man picking up the Saranac Winter Mixed pack, and being amazed at all the different styles of beer that existed, … [Read more...]


Why A Brewer Might Up the ABV of Their Beer

Earlier this week, Green Flash Brewing officially disclosed that it has tweaked the recipes of two of their flagship beers, Hop Head Red and West Coast IPA. While it's not uncommon for brewers to make slight changes, whether it be hop substitutes or … [Read more...]

Jumping The Shark

Has The Beer Week Gimmick Jumped the Shark?

As we enter the 8th year of American Craft Beer Week, I wanted to take a closer look at this annual happening, as well as the entire Beer Week Gimmick.  No doubt, celebrating and promoting craft beer is a wonderful thing. It's something The Full Pint … [Read more...]

DarkLordDay 2013

How Did Dark Lord Day 2014 Turn Out?

With Hunuhpocolypse still in the rearview mirror, how did Dark Lord Day, one of the largest, most notorious beer geek events turn out this past Saturday? Before I answer that, let's jump into the time machine a few years back.  3 Floyds Dark Lord … [Read more...]

Craft Beer Power Rankings (featured)

Craft Beer Power Rankings 4-11-14

We're back with an action packed edition of Craft Beer Power Rankings. We attempt to rank the 5 most buzz worthy beer, based on analytical observations on highly visited craft beer websites and social media. Did we forget a big one? Would you say … [Read more...]

Keepng Up With The Stoneses

Keeping Up With The Stoneses

We are not even half way through with 2014, and two of the fastest growing craft breweries, located in The Full Pint's back yard, are releasing significant new products seemingly every other week. Very recently, both Stone Brewing Co. and Firestone … [Read more...]


Session IPAs – BEWARE!

As a lover of hoppy beer, I've seen my tastes and priorities evolve over the years. I started out my journey, in love with double IPAs and barleywines. As a young man, I got all the flavor and a sweet buzz. Usually a 22 oz. bottle of either style was … [Read more...]

Craft Beer Power Rankings 2-28-14

We're back with this week's Craft Beer Power Rankings. We attempt to rank the top 5 most buzz worthy craft beers, based on influences from social media, the two big message boards (BA/RB), as well as upcoming brewery only releases that catch the … [Read more...]

Craft Beer Power Rankings 2-8-14

We're back with another edition of Craft Beer Power Rankings. Craft Beer Power rankings is the top five most buzzworthy beers based on influences from the two major message boards, as well as social media outlets Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Do … [Read more...]