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Angry Consumers Sue Kona Beer - Alleged "Hawaiian Beer" Is Made In The North East!

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Angry Consumers Sue Kona Beer - Alleged "Hawaiian Beer" Is Made In The North East!

By Templars Founder JP Perkins Imagine kicking back with a beer with a name like Longboard Island Lager, Big Wave Golden Ale, or Wailua Wheat Ale.  Images of Swaying girls in grass skirts, big waves and surfboards, palm trees and leis all bringing to mind the beautiful island lifestyle that is...New Hampshire???  This imagery is now at the root of a new potential class action lawsuit against Craft Brew Alliance, the parent company of Kona, and several other brands. Two California residents claim that Craft Brew Alliance is misleading shoppers into believing they’re buying beer brewed in the Aloha State. When in reality...

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Amazon Alexa Skills & Beer: Not There Yet

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Amazon Alexa Skills & Beer: Not There Yet

By Editor In Chief/Lord Of Words Ed M Morris Yesterday I opened my mailbox to find that the Pints Templars Stein (get yours here) I ordered had arrived. It is big and hefty, as it should be. Now to decide what to put in it. I have an Amazon Echo Dot. I mostly use it for timers, checking the weather, seeing what movies are playing, nothing mind blowing. I like it a lot, it is as close to being on a Starship as I will ever get. Yes I changed the activation name from Alexa to Computer as soon as...

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Beer Fact or Bullsh!t: Did Budweiser steal Miller's story? 

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Beer Fact or Bullsh!t: Did Budweiser steal Miller's story? 

By Templars Guest Blogger Mike Malsed   Budweiser is known for its excellently produced Super Bowl commercials, and they did not disappoint this year. Although it was not the typical Clydesdale and Puppy type of commercials that are fairly universally loved, it presented a heartwarming story of an immigrant and a dream.    According to the commercial, Adolphus Busch emigrated to America, "Because I want to brew a beer." (at the 17 second mark) and was welcomed with hatred. He sailed up the Mississippi river by paddle boat, abandoned ship when that burned, and then slogged through the rain and...

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Are Board Games The hottest new trend in Craft Beer?

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Are Board Games The hottest new trend in Craft Beer?

By Pints Templars Founder JP Perkins Cover Image by JP Perkins   Ah! Board Games.  That staple of an 80's/90's childhood.  As far back as I can remember my family held weekly board game extravaganzas.  Every Sunday Afternoon we would gather around the dining room table, pizza and root beer at the ready, waiting in anticipation for the games to begin.  Friends and family would arrive, drinks and strategies in hand, each searching for glory, like champions descending on the arena of battle.  We played well into the night, struggling against one another, in epic contests that sometimes lasted days.  Those were the...

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Beercation: The Minnesota Beer Dabbler

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Beercation: The Minnesota Beer Dabbler

By Guest Blogger Templar Cory Strouse   Image by Templar Vinnie Dee Many of us plan a vacation once, maybe twice a year...but how many chose a city, a brewery, a beer festival as a destination to enjoy what little time we get? Well this past February I did just that. A promise I made many years ago finally came through. I promised a man, my beer Yoda, Jack Gordon that some day I would make it there. Finally I made true on my words.On February 2nd I set out for Minneapolis, Minnesota for a 3 day Beercation. Ticket bought online...

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