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From the Hop Press: Vermont Takes WBC by Storm

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My latest featured article for RateBeer’s The Hop Press… posted on Saturday, April 24th.

What’s that you say?! I have talked before about how statistics can be manipulated to produce the desired results, but that is certainly not what I am attempting here. Vermont is truly “beer country” and the World Beer Cup is the perfect place to showcase the talent of the brewers and the quality of the beer which they produce here in this small state.

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Photo by Shaun E. Hill

From the Hop Press: Destination Beer

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My latest featured article for RateBeer’s The Hop Press… posted on Saturday, March 27th.

I have talked before about the planning work being done for my May vacation this year. Work has been super busy for the last 9 months or so and I am really looking forward to the break; though it is still about 6 weeks away. As we discussed what might be on the travel itinerary this year, all sorts of thoughts spun through my head about where we might go for this vacation. It should probably come as no surprise that “beer” was, at least initially, part of the discussion.

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Socially Responsible Beer

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My latest featured article for RateBeer’s The Hop Press… posted on Saturday, February 27th.

It is fairly common these days for all sorts of businesses to maintain that they include a “socially responsible mission” as a part of doing business with the rest of the world. Beer brewing businesses, of course, are among those which participate in this and some provide outstanding examples of companies altering their business practices to benefit a variety of important societal causes. Gone are the days when businesses can simply give such things lip service, as both consumers and industry watchdogs are ready and able to measure their level of commitment toward environmental stewardship and their support of their community. Not only have many breweries embraced this socially responsible side of their business, many have discovered that this can also mean both higher sales and drive higher profits to their bottom line.

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Support Pints for Prostates

A very worthwhile organization… Supporters can purchase tickets for a fund raising raffle to support this cause… 1st prize is a free trip to the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, CO in September!

Tickets will be available where legal at beer festivals and other events for a $10 donation or three for a $25 donation. You must be at least 21 years old to enter and to take the trip.

All proceeds benefit the Pints for Prostates ( campaign, which supports programs to fight prostate cancer and help men and their families battling the disease.

About Pints for Prostates

Pints for Prostates is a grassroots campaign that uses the universal language of beer to reach men with an important health message. Founded by prostate cancer survivor Rick Lyke in 2008, the campaign raises awareness among men about the need for regular health screenings and PSA testing by making appearances at beer festivals, social networking and pro bono advertising.

Pints for Prostates has registered as a 501(c)3 charity and 100% of all funds raised by the group go to fighting prostate cancer and assisting men with the disease. Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network, a 501(c)3 charity that works to support, educate and advocate for men with prostate cancer and their families, is a recipient of Pints for Prostates financial support.

From the Hop Press: The Denmark Connection

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My latest featured article for RateBeer’s The Hop Press… posted on Saturday, January 16th.

Recently I was fortunate enough to be involved in a rather unique beer tasting event held at the Three Penny Taproom in downtown Montpelier, Vermont. Shaun Hill, an acclaimed local brewer, was there to introduce a small group of beer aficionados to six very limited-run, barrel-aged beers from Denmark. Due to their limited production, these beers will probably never be distributed or sold here in the US.

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Nørrebro Bryghus/Shaun Hill Barrel Aged Beer Tasting

On Sunday, January 10th, the Three Penny Taproom is presenting six beers brewed by Shaun Hill during his time working at Nørrebro Bryghus in Copenhagen, Denmark. All of these beers are part of the Nørrebro Limited Release/Barrel Aged series. This is a very special event, and is limited to 25 people. Here is the list of the beers on the menu:

Saison Lambic Pinot Noir
Viking Oud Bruin
SEVEN Bordeaux Barrel
SEVEN Port Barrel
Little Korkny Port Barrel
Little Korkny Cognac Barrel

The cost for the event is $40, and will go from 6pm to 8pm, with some special drafts lined up for afterwards! To sign up, e-mail



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