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The Beer Necessities: Pints for the Park 2016

"....we confidently surveyed the field of flowing taps below, ready to conquer the 2016 Santa Barbara Beer Fest"
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Santa Barbara’s Pints for the Park Preview

"As a German-French-Irish gal — obviously predisposed to like beer, wine and drinking too much, respectively — I can’t wait to get my hands on that tasting glass"
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The Cider Series: Return of the Fermentalist

The Fermentalist is back and and ready to taste her concoctions. Four different varieties, including a hard lemonade, make for some interesting results.
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The Cider Series: Capped and Carbonated

The end is in sight as the final touches in bottling, flavoring and carbonation are added to the first Proulx Brew.
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The Cider Series: The Second Coming

This installment of homebrewing adventures brings firsthand taste tests, secondary fermentation and a third jug of brew.
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The Cider Series: The Brew Begins

Part one of a series documenting one girl's quest to brew her own hard cider
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A Beer Virgin’s (Unreliable) Guide to State Street

"Let’s get this straight: I don’t like beer. As a kid, my dad would offer me a few sips of his hellacious, hoppy, bubbly brew, and within seconds I’d realize precisely why I promised myself that...
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Bomber Diary 3: One Girl Drinks One Beer, Because Science

Science quickly devolves to live-Tweets in this journal-entry-esque beer review.
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The Rotating Tap

For those too lazy to check each individual restaurant, we do it for you. Check "The Rotating Tap" every week for the latest information on craft beer draughts in I.V.
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Bomber Diary 2: Testudo Gets Tight with Shmaltz and Terrapin

A beer review disguised in a short story. Pop open a "beer for hope" and prepare to giggle.
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The Rotating Tap

For those too lazy to check each individual restaurant, we do it for you. Check "The Rotating Tap" every week for the latest information on craft beer draughts in I.V.
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Bomber Diary 1: Victory at Sea

Welcome to the Bomber Diaries. These may be beer reviews, but they may not come in conventional forms. Historical fiction, poetry, a sensory exploration, anything is possible! This week we explore Bal...
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Utah’s Microbrewery Problem

Whose problem is it? The state's, the drinkers, or the brewers themselves? All of the above. Craft beer faces incalculable obstacles in the Beehive state, where absurd laws lead to a world of typicall...
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…and a Happy New Beer

On The Menu amassed a collection of six limited release and holiday beers, (all conveniently available at I.V.’s KnB), with the intent of determining which are worth the hype.
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Beer Lovers Converge at Pints for the Park, Drunken Happiness Ensues

While my wings were made of foam instead of feathers, and my halo my drunken glow, I wondered how this could be anything other than beer heaven...
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