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Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout

Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout

Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, more commonly known simply as Leinenkugel’s, is popular in bars nation-wide for beers such as Berry Weiss and Sunset Wheat. These are known as being crisp, fruity, and affectionately dubbed as tasting like ‘Fruity Pebbles’, but Leinenkugel looks to buck that connotation in favor of dark chocolate and coffee roast for its Russian Imperial Stout. Brewed under the Big Eddy label, Russian Imperial Stout sits almost as far as one can … Read entire article »

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Is Major Brewery Ownership of Craft Beers a Bad Thing?

Is Major Brewery Ownership of Craft Beers a Bad Thing?

Is the move of major brewery conglomerates like AB/InBev and Miller Coors into the craft beer segment necessarily a bad thing? It all depends, really, on how you want to look at it. A few years ago that answer would’ve been unequivocally been a YES. But that is starting to change as the big boys are learning more and more about the tastes of craft beer drinkers. Most of those living in northern Virginia fondly remember Old Dominion Brewing when … Read entire article »

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