Magic Hat Brewing Co. SOLD!

October 22, 2010
Magic Hat Brewing Co. best know for their number 9 beer
(a pale ale with apricot flavoring.) was sold this past summer
( Aug 11 ) to North American Breweries (NAB) in Rochester, NY,
which also operates Genesee Brewing Co. (brewer of the Genesee,
Honey Brown and Dundee labels) and Labatt USA
(U.S. importer of Labatt Brands.)

Back in 2008 Magic Hat brewing Co had acquired Pyramid
Brewing Co and the McTarnahan brands.

Altogether now North American Breweries (NAB) has taken control
of three breweries, five Pyramid alehouses and Magic Hat's retail
store/pub called Artifactory. According to CEO of North American
Breweries Rick Lozyniak all will remain open. Lozyniak also stressed
that they will continue to make all of the Magic Hat, Pyramid, and
McTarnahan brands at the same breweries and to the same recipes.

Magic Hat's beer line-up.

Year round
# 9 - Not Quite Pale Ale
Circus Boy - Hefeweizen
Lucky Cat -
Irresistible Pale Ale
Single Chair Ale -
Golden Ale

Hex -
Howl -
Black Lager
Vinyl -
Amber Lager
Wacko -
Summer Beer

Other Rarities
Blind Faith -
India Pale Ale
Encore -
India Pale Ale
HI.P.A -
India Pale Ale
Braggot -
Honey Ale
Chaotic Chemistry - Aged Barleywine Ale
Feast of Fools - Stout
Fat Angel -
Pale Ale
Heart of Darkness -
Oatmeal Stout
Hocus Pocus -
Summer Ale
Humble Patience - Red Ale
Jeezum Jim - Ale
Mother Lager -
Ravell -
Roxy Rolles -
Amber Ale
Un Natural Thirst -
Amber Ale

Odd Notions
Green Apple Wit
Spring - American Wheat IPA
Summer -
Ginger Ale
Winter -
Hibiscus Red


Free Budweiser day!

September 24, 2010
Hey everyone, I know that everyone is not a fan of Budweiser beer.
Hell I am not a fan of Budweiser. I am a fan of free beer though and 
I hope that you are too, because on Septmeber 29, 2010
Budweiser is giving away free beer samples. So mark it on your 
calendar and get ready for free beer! Here's a little story 
about why Septmeber 29 is free "Budweiser National Happy Hour" day.

 Anheuser Busch's (BUD) Budweiser brand's sales have fallen 9% last year. Many beer drinkers of the 30-year-old-and-u...
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Oktoberfest dates and times 2010

September 21, 2010
That's right everyone its that time again. Oktoberfest is here!
Here are dates and times for festivals in the DC/Maryland/Virgina area.
Enjoy the festivals.

Biergarten Haus Oktoberfest
September 18-October 4, 2010. 1355 H St NE Washington, DC.
The Bavarian pub offers their regular 12 drafts and 11 additional
Oktoberfest drafts, food and live music.

Oktoberfest at Fort Meade
September 22, 2010. Fort Meade Pavilion, Llewellyn Ave.
Fort Meade, Maryland. Celebrate the German Harvest with
a ...
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Maryland Wine Fest.

August 21, 2010
August is almost at an end so you know what that means.
That's right Maryland Wine Festival is just around the corner.
This year marks the 27 year of the Maryland Wine Festival.
This years date will be September 18 and 19. Saturday the
18th from 10am till 6pm and Sunday the 19th from 12pm till 6pm
held at the Carroll County Farm Museum Westminster, Carroll County.
So save that date and get your tickets NOW! Ticket sales and more info at

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Washington State Harvest Running Late

August 21, 2010
While most of the east coast wineries are running a head of schedule due to
the extreme heat this summer. Washington State wineries are running late
due the earlier cool spring temperatures. Many wineries are unsure
when the vines are going to be ready but are most likely looking at
harvesting after Labor Day this year. With harvesting in Septmeber
wineries are going to have to put in long days to get everything
picked before bad weather starts to come there way.

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