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Jeff Kupko

Jeff is a traffic engineer that loves his beer, and especially loves trying new beer. As a student at the University of Pittsburgh, Yuengling was a staple and the beginnings of liking something better than fizzy yellow water. This has evolved into an entire hobby, with Jeff keeping a blog of all of the beers he tries. Vacations most certainly involve at least one brewery or bottle shop visit to gather a region’s coveted fruits. Now, Jeff has ventured into homebrewing, and there is probably no saving him from being engulfed entirely by beer. While Imperial Stouts and IPAs rank highest in Jeff’s eyes, sours are sneaking up on those styles, and Jeff loves to try all different styles. Find Jeff Kupko on Google Plus

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Introducing: The Bud Circle!

Introducing: The Bud Circle!

Faithful readers of The Beer Circle: We come to you this day with incredibly exciting news: The Beer Circle has finally obtained full-time sponsorship! As such, we have been asked to rename our site, and you can expect to see almost exclusively reviews of cool, refreshing Budweiser and Anheuser-Busch/AB-InBev products, available at nearly all major retailers and beer distributors nationwide at excellent prices. You should also expect to see more frequent postings, as this sponsorship deal … Read entire article »

Filed under: Shenanigans

One Year of Good Beers!

One Year of Good Beers!

Ladies and Gentlemen of The Beer Circle, Today marks the start of our second year as a blog! Well, technically we won’t have a birthday for another three years as we actually launched on February 29th, Leap Day, but nobody needs to remember that. We have learned a lot over the last 365 days, but here are some highlights! Jeff is a certified brewing madman Garrett and Kenton like bringing beer into video games Russ could improve his shotgunning skills Paige … Read entire article »

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Dogfish Head-Sierra Nevada Life and Limb Rhizing Bines in the new IPA glass

Dogfish Head-Sierra Nevada Life and Limb Rhizing Bines in the new IPA glass

I came home this week to a white box sitting on my front porch. I wasn’t expecting anything, so I was extremely intrigued. Noticing that the return label said Dogfish Head, my excitement grew rapidly, and I tore open the package to find the following: One bottle of the Dogfish Head-Sierra Nevada Life and Limb collaboration Rhizing Bines Two new IPA glasses created by Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head, each one bearing the mark of one of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Dogfish Head, Imperial IPA, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

The Beer Circle – Now 250 Posts Strong!

The Beer Circle – Now 250 Posts Strong!

Ladies and Gentlemen of The Beer Circle, It is our distinct pleasure to take this moment to mark yet another momentous occasion – The Beer Circle is now 250 posts strong!  This post itself marks number 250 – and we look forward to providing you with many more in the time to come.  We once again would like to thank all of you who have stopped by to visit in our first two months of publishing, particularly … Read entire article »

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Beer Giveaway!

Beer Giveaway!

Update: We have a winner! Hoss Hewitt is victorious and has received his beer. We’ll leave the contest questions below if you want to fill it out anyway! Russ has a problem and our readers are about to benefit. To put it simply, he has too much beer. As a Bruery Reserve Society co-member with Bob, Russ came about three bottles of Sans Pagaie (an American Wild Ale aged on oak with cherries)…and loved it. After two … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer: Batch #7 Fallgasm Review

Novice Homebrewer: Batch #7 Fallgasm Review

To see how Fallgasm was brewed, see Novice Homebrewer- Batch #7 Fallgasm. After the bottle conditioning of the collaboration beer I made with my friends Tierney and Colleen was complete, I was rather excited to try it. It as inspired by the Blue Moon Caramel Apple Spiced Ale, and all of those things sounded like something I would like in a beer. Let’s see how it turned out in my opinion. Lincoln Abbey Fallgasm Beer Stats Style: Amber Ale Serving: … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brew It Yourself

Great American Beer Festival 2012

Great American Beer Festival 2012

For the third consecutive year, I was fortunate enough to attend the Great American Beer Festival. I attended the Saturday evening session this year, and the medals had already been passed out by the time I got to the Convention Center. The highlight of my day was wearing a Tröegs shirt after they cleaned up with three gold medals (Dreamweaver Wheat, HopBack Amber Ale, and Sunshine Pilsner) and the 2012 Mid-Size Brewery of the Year. … Read entire article »

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Introducing Our New Writer: Kenton Martin!

Introducing Our New Writer: Kenton Martin!

As you well know, over the last few months or so we have been looking for someone to add to the team. Today, we are happy to introduce Kenton Martin as the newest writer for The Beer Circle! Kenton wrote a post about Brass Rail Beverage and Deli in Campbelltown, PA as his application. You can expect to see that up in the next week or so as we get Kenton rolling…which shouldn’t be too difficult considering … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer- Batch #7 Fallgasm

Novice Homebrewer- Batch #7 Fallgasm

I was approached by my friends Tierney from Stouts and Stilettos and Colleen to brew a beer so that they could learn the process a little better. As we were trying to determine our recipe, the Blue Moon Caramel Apple Spice Ale announcement hit the internet so we decided to brew a beer with a similar profile. Full disclosure: I never looked at the ingredients in the Blue Moon variation when developing the recipe, so … Read entire article »

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Yuengling Brewery Tour

Yuengling Brewery Tour

It amazes me that until recently I had not visited the Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville despite living just a shade over an hour away from it. As Yuengling Lager was a college staple for me and still is a solid fallback beer, I decided to rectify this situation. The tour attendees are gathered in the gift shop where there is plenty of historical memorabilia to peruse before the tour begins in the tasting room. If you’ve … Read entire article »

Filed under: Breweries, Yuengling Brewing Co.